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MSU will stick with quarterback rotation

Posted 9/12/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- There's an adage in college football that goes something like, "If a team has two quarterbacks, it really doesn't have a quarterback."

 

 

Alabama having success getting to quarterback

Posted 9/12/2014 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama offensive tackle Austin Shepherd would rather not try to single out the toughest guy on his own defense to block so he starts rattling off their attributes instead.

 

 

Correro has fond memories of Cristil

Posted 9/12/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- In 1979, John Correro was a spotter working on Mississippi State's football broadcasts when he was asked to move into the booth as color analyst alongside legendary play-by-play broadcaster Jack Cristil. At the time, Cristil had been on the microphone for MSU sports for 26 years, and he would continue in the same position for 32 more years.

 

 

5 for Inside for Mississippi State-South Alabama

Posted 9/12/2014 in College Sports

5 for Inside for Mississippi State-South Alabama

 

 

Brown, McWilliams Dudley to be inducted to MSU Sports Hall of Fame

Posted 9/12/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Former Mississippi State student-athletes Rickey Brown and Tiffany McWilliams Dudley will be inducted into the MSU Sports Hall of Fame Oct. 4 when the football plays host Texas A&M, the MSU athletic department announced Thursday.

 

 

Core has emerged as threat for Rebels

Posted 9/12/2014 in College Sports

The Ole Miss football team has one of the most prolific receivers in the Southeastern Conference though two games. It's just not the guy the Rebels -- or opposing defenses -- expected. Little-known Cody Core has emerged as the premier deep threat for No. 14 Ole Miss (2-0), which is preparing for its home opener against Louisiana-Lafayette (1-1) on Saturday.

 

 

Longtime Ole Miss radio personality Sandroni dies

Posted 9/12/2014 in College Sports

OXFORD -- The Ole Miss Rebel family has lost one of its all-time greats. Stan Sandroni, 64, passed away of a heart attack late Wednesday night.

 

 

MSU defense eager to reverse fortunes

Posted 9/11/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- It was a performance that most members of the Mississippi State defense would like to forget. MSU (2-0) will get its first chance to put memories of performance against Alabama-Birmingham out of its mind at 3 p.m. Saturday (ESPNEWS) when it takes on South Alabama (1-0).

 

 

SEC full of fresh faces at quarterback

Posted 9/11/2014 in College Sports

One of the greatest quarterback classes in Southeastern Conference history is now toiling in the NFL. Gone are the likes of Johnny Manziel and Aaron Murray, but the big passing numbers have stayed. A new crop of quarterbacks -- led by Texas A&M's Kenny Hill, South Carolina's Dylan Thompson, Kentucky's Patrick Towles, and Missouri's Maty Mauk -- are faring just fine on the football field. Their numbers look a whole lot like the stats their predecessors piled up last year.

 

 

MSU not worried about end of sellout streak

Posted 9/9/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - One week after setting a new school attendance record in its season opener against in-state rival Southern Mississippi, Mississippi State watched its five-year sellout streak come to an end in Saturday's 47-34 win over UAB.

 

 

MSU passing game off to dominating start

Posted 9/9/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- There's nothing surprising about the fast start that Mississippi State's offense is enjoying through two games.

 

 

Burroughs, No. 1 EMCC look to continue North Division mastery at Coahoma

Posted 9/9/2014 in College Sports

SCOOBA -- East Mississippi Community College freshman wide receiver Sammie Burroughs enjoys catching passes, scoring touchdowns, and winning games.

 

 

Former colleagues, Mullen remember Cristil

Posted 9/9/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- One day after the "Voice of Mississippi State" passed away, friends, colleagues, and the MSU family on Monday remembered the life of Jack Cristil.

 

 

MSU looking ahead to South Alabama

Posted 9/9/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- With his team's Southeastern Conference opener looming at LSU next week, Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen said he will lean on his team's veteran leadership in its first road game of the season at 3 p.m. Saturday (ESPNEWS) at South Alabama.

 

 

Freeze familiar with test Louisiana-Lafayette will present

Posted 9/9/2014 in College Sports

After opening the season with neutral-site victories against Boise State and Vanderbilt, the No. 14 Ole Miss football team will play Louisiana-Lafayette at 3 p.m. Saturday (SEC Network) in its home opener at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze is familiar with Louisiana-Lafayette from his time as coach at Arkansas State in the Sun Belt Conference.

 

 

Saban, Crimson Tide say goal is 'focus stamina'

Posted 9/9/2014 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The No. 3 Alabama football team hasn't gotten sidetracked through one neutral-site game, an overmatched opponent, or a quarterback competition that's still going strong.

 

 

MSU doesn't feel like celebrating after latest win

Posted 9/8/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State's football team's 47-34 victory against Alabama-Birmingham on Saturday at Davis Wade Stadium was the team's third-consecutive victory against a Conference USA opponent.

 

 

No blaze of glory for MSU

Posted 9/6/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Maybe it's a sign of how far the Mississippi State football team has come under Dan Mullen, but there were few smiles from the sixth-year coach or his players after a 47-34 victory against Conference USA foe Alabama-Birmingham on Saturday afternoon.

 

 

McKinney has strong outing in otherwise lackluster effort

Posted 9/6/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- There wasn't much to brag about concerning Mississippi State's defensive performance Saturday in a 47-34 victory against Alabama-Birmingham.

 

 

Sims, Coker shine for No. 2 Alabama vs. FAU

Posted 9/6/2014 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama's quarterbacks had auditions for the starting job Saturday, but it's not clear who will win the role. Blake Sims had 214 passing yards and Jake Coker threw for 202 to lead No. 2 Alabama to a 41-0 victory against Florida Atlantic in a game cut short early for lightning. It's the first time two Alabama quarterbacks had thrown for 200 yards in the same game and the second most passing yards in program history behind Scott Hunter's 484 against Auburn in 1969.

 

 

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