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Mullen adds Gonzales to coaching staff

Posted 2/13/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University football coach Dan Mullen has added another familiar face to his coaching staff. Multiple sources in the MSU football program confirmed Tuesday afternoon to The Dispatch that Billy Gonzales, a former offensive coordinator at the University of Illinois, had been hired at MSU as wide receivers coach. Gonzales, who will enter his 18th year as a Division I assistant coach, was in Starkville on Tuesday, and is expected to be introduced by the MSU administration this week, and possibly as early as today.

 

 

MSU men will try to stop Missouri, Pressey

Posted 2/13/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University men's basketball coach Rick Ray knows the beginning and the end of the game plan for the University of Missouri. Point guard Phil Pressey, a preseason All-American and likely first-round pick in the NBA draft, is the focal point for the Tigers on offense. The junior from Dallas will showcase his ability to control everything without having to score at 7 tonight (WCBI) when Missouri takes on MSU at Humphrey Coliseum.

 

 

Lindgren will start MSU baseball team's opener

Posted 2/13/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Sophomore left-hander Jacob Lindgren will start for the Mississippi State University baseball team at 4 p.m. Friday against the University of Portland in its season opener at Dudy Noble Field.

 

 

Ray calls Steele's suspension 'selfish' act

Posted 2/12/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University men's basketball Rick Ray made it clear Monday he wasn't happy with his newest suspended player. Two days after announcing the indefinite suspension of guard Jalen Steele, Ray called the act of the junior starter "selfish" and a "distraction" to a program that has lost eight straight Southeastern Conference games for the first time since 2006.

 

 

May, MSU women earn big victory at Missouri

Posted 2/11/2013 in College Sports

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The Mississippi State University women's basketball team recorded another first Sunday afternoon. Thanks to a gritty defensive effort, MSU gave coach Vic Schaefer and his coaching staff their first Southeastern Conference road victory.

 

 

Former Bulldog Moore shares journey to MLB

Posted 2/9/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Tyler Moore can say he has traveled from one end of the country to the other to make his Major League Baseball debut.

 

 

Sandberg interested in playing football, baseball at MSU

Posted 2/9/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Cord Sandberg doesn't want to be average at anything.

 

 

Pitching leads MSU softball to sweep

Posted 2/9/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State University softball program can point to pitching as a strength this season. MSU rode a wave of pitching momentum to a doubleheader sweep of Tennessee State University and Georgia State University on Saturday in the second day of the Bulldog Kickoff Classic. MSU (3-1) allowed just four hits in 8-0 and 9-1 run-rule victories.

 

 

No. 2 Florida rolls past MSU

Posted 2/9/2013 in College Sports

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The No. 2 University of Florida men's basketball team played without forward Will Yeguete, benched starting point guard Scottie Wilbekin, and received an injury scare from Erik Murphy. It didn't matter against Mississippi State University.

 

 

Missouri wins second round vs. Ole Miss

Posted 2/9/2013 in College Sports

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Alex Oriakhi's temper got the best of him when he reached up from the court and pulled down Reginald Buckner. After a minute on the bench, the senior forward returned with just as much fire but much better focus.

 

 

Jacobs, Alabama edge LSU

Posted 2/9/2013 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Nick Jacobs scored 15 points and hit two free throws with 46 seconds left to help the University of Alabama men's basketball team secure a 60-57 victory against LSU on Saturday night.

 

 

MSU suspends Steele indefinitely

Posted 2/9/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State University men's basketball will be without its most experienced guard for the foreseeable future.

 

 

MSU defeats Ole Miss to win River Hills Cup

Posted 2/8/2013 in College Sports

JACKSON -- For the second consecutive year, the River Hills Cup is wrapped in Maroon and White. In an expectedly tough battle, the No. 10 Mississippi State men's tennis squad (5-0) defeated No. 12 Ole Miss (2-1) 4-2 Thursday night at River Hills Club to retain the trophy in a match that lasted nearly six hours.

 

 

MSU baseball team embraces depth at catcher position

Posted 2/7/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The very last thing Mississippi State University pitching coach Butch Thompson wants to do is make Mitch Slauter be behind the plate in every game this season.

 

 

Bulldogs must regroup quickly to face fourth-ranked Gators

Posted 2/7/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Wednesday was certainly not a good omen for the Mississippi State University men's basketball near future.

 

 

MSU softball drops season opener

Posted 2/7/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- While Mississippi State University did not win its softball opener Thursday night, the Bulldogs did get a glimpse at the pitching potential of transfer Alison Owen.

 

 

Ole Miss nets top player in top-10 recruiting class

Posted 2/7/2013 in College Sports

OXFORD -- The University of Mississippi football team's stunning recruiting class included the nation's consensus No. 1 overall recruit, one of the top receivers, and one of the best offensive tackles. The Rebels had such a good day that even LeBron James was impressed.

 

 

MSU adds depth in top 25 signing class

Posted 2/7/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- In the midst of the new $25 million Leo Seal Jr. Football Complex, Mississippi State University happily announced another part of the foundation for its football program.

 

 

MSU, Ole Miss extend recruiting reach outside of state

Posted 2/7/2013 in College Sports

Mississippi State University and the University of Mississippi extended their reach outside the Magnolia State this season. Only 38.3 percent (18 of 47) of the signees in MSU's and Ole Miss' recruiting classes came from the state of Mississippi.

 

 

Eight more players from EMCC go to four-year schools

Posted 2/7/2013 in College Sports

East Mississippi Community College football coach Buddy Stephens predicted last August as many as 20 EMCC football players would be play senior college ball the following year. Stephens hit that magic number Wednesday morning when eight more outgoing Lions signed senior college scholarship offers. Twenty-one players have signed off EMCC's 2012 North Division championship squad.

 

 

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