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STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State men's basketball team should be thankful today it earned a victory Wednesday in a game its coach thought it should've lost. MSU proved once again it can mentally sleepwalk through a game against a Southwestern Athletic Conference opponent without consequences, as it edged Jackson State 58-56 at Humphrey Coliseum.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State men's basketball coach Rick Ray said freshman point guard IJ ready isn't close to returning from his hamstring injury.
STARKVILLE -- The twinkle in Katia May's eye gave away her answer before the question was finished. The Mississippi State senior guard's raised left eyebrow only magnified her eagerness to prove she and junior Jerica James are up to the task.
STARKVILLE -- The accolades continue to pour in for Gabe Jackson. On Wednesday, the Mississippi State standout guard was named the first winner of the Kent Hull Trophy as the most outstanding collegiate offensive lineman in the state of Mississippi.
STARKVILLE -- Damian Williams knows what it is like to be a part of a quarterback shuffle -- at a much smaller level. As a ninth-grader at Archbishop Rummel High School near New Orleans, Williams was forced to take over as starting quarterback after an injury and led his team to the 2009 state championship game.
STARKVILLE -- Vic Schaefer has enough confidence for all of his shooters. That's why the second-year Mississippi State women's basketball coach wasn't fazed when he scanned the boxscore during his postgame circle-and-square exercise last week against Tennessee Tech and saw the following line: Dominique Dillingham 3-14 0-4 3-6.
STARKVILLE -- Rick Ray needed something to help his team regain its balance. The second-year Mississippi State men's basketball head coach found the teaching tool he needed Saturday in an 87-68 loss to Utah State in Logan, Utah. The loss gave Ray tangible examples he could show his players to convince them their effort on defense to start the season wasn't acceptable.
OXFORD -- The Ole Miss men's basketball team had one final piece of business to attend to before heading to New York City this weekend for the Barclays Classic.
OXFORD -- The Ole Miss football team's four-game winning streak is history along with its short stay in the national rankings.
STARKVILLE -- Dan Mullen's first memory of the Battle for the Golden Egg was a random occurrence.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State senior offensive lineman Gabe Jackson was one of 10 finalists announced Monday for the C Spire Conerly Trophy, which is given to the top college football player in the state of Mississippi.
The Ole Miss football team last played a road game Oct. 5. While the Rebels finally return to the road this week, they won't have to travel far.
STARKVILLE -- Thanksgiving will be an extended home-and-away affair for the Mississippi State women's basketball team. The front end of the holiday week will kick off at 6 tonight when MSU (4-0) plays host to Savannah State (3-2) at Humphrey Coliseum.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Forgive AJ McCarron and the No. 1 Alabama football team if they aren't swept up in the rampant hype surrounding the Iron Bowl.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The Alabama women's basketball team defeated Alabama A&M 60-32 on Monday night in Foster Auditorium. The win moves the Crimson Tide to 2-3 on the season, while the Bulldogs drop to 0-4.
Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace will try to become the first player to win the C Spire Conerly Trophy in consecutive years, while Mississippi State offensive guard Gabe Jackson will attempt to become the first offensive lineman to win the award.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Mississippi State drew some inspiration Saturday from some players that suited up and found themselves less than 100 percent healthy.
STARKVILLE - Dan Mullen has resigned himself to the fact that fans of Egg Bowl rivalry in the Magnolia state are just accustomed to his personality.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Mississippi State finally finished.
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