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Ole Miss men rout Southern

Posted 11/21/2014 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Ole Miss men's basketball coach Andy Kennedy admitted to having mixed emotions while watching his team beat Southern 69-38 Thursday night.

 

 

Faleru, Ole Miss women move to 3-0

Posted 11/21/2014 in College Sports

OXFORD -- The Ole Miss women's basketball team used a 15-2 run to seal a 91-68 victory against Southern on Thursday night at Tad Smith Coliseum.

 

 

Alabama men beat Southern Mississippi

Posted 11/21/2014 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Levi Randolph scored 23 points, Ricky Tarrant added 18 and Shannon Hale finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds to lead Alabama to an 81-67 win against Southern Mississippi on Thursday night.

 

 

Smith enjoys banner season for MSU defense

Posted 11/19/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - To hear Mississippi State defensive end Ryan Brown tell it, 2014 could go down as the Year of Preston Smith.

 

 

West Virginia also enjoying fast start

Posted 11/19/2014 in College Sports

Recruiting is all about finding the right fit.

 

 

Youthful Bulldogs looking for defense during its fast start

Posted 11/19/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Vic Schaefer knew the Mississippi State women's basketball team was going to have an adjustment period this season with five freshmen and a sophomore seeing her first action.

 

 

Davis, Sykes celebrate signing with South Alabama, Mississippi College

Posted 11/19/2014 in College Sports

So much for the nerves. Wells Davis and Hunter Sykes took care of those butterflies months ago when they made their verbal commitments to play baseball at South Alabama and Mississippi College, respectively. That's why Tuesday was a day to leave the anxiousness behind and to celebrate with the New Hope High School and Heritage Academy baseball standouts as they held signing ceremonies with friends and families to mark the next step in their athletic careers.

 

 

MSU will face test vs. No. 17 West Virginia

Posted 11/19/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Brian Boyer has had plenty of success against Southeastern Conference opponents in his time as women's basketball coach at Arkansas State.

 

 

Beckwith has traveled road from walk-on to starter

Posted 11/19/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Ben Beckwith didn't know what to expect. A walk-on offensive lineman entering his junior season, Beckwith was going through his daily workout at Mississippi State's football facility one spring day in 2013. During the workout, though, Beckwith was told to report to MSU coach Dan Mullen's office. "I didn't know what it could be," Beckwith said. "It really caught me off guard. I wasn't expecting it. I didn't know if it was good news or bad news."

 

 

MSU slips to No. 4 in College Football Playoff rankings

Posted 11/19/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Moments after the Mississippi State football team suffered its first loss of the season at Alabama, tailback Josh Robinson was asked if the Bulldogs still belonged in the top four of the College Football Playoff Committee's weekly rankings. "Definitely we do," Robinson said. "We slipped up today, but we should still be in the top four." Robinson was right.

 

 

Mississippi State offensive keys vs. Vanderbilt

Posted 11/19/2014 in College Sports

Mississippi State offensive keys vs. Vanderbilt

 

 

Alabama beats Western Carolina to move to 2-0

Posted 11/18/2014 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Levi Randolph scored 19 points and Ricky Tarrant had 18 Monday night to help the Alabama men's basketball team hang on to beat Western Carolina 80-74 in the second round of the CBE Hall of Fame Classic at Coleman Coliseum. Jimmie Taylor added 15 points and 10 rebounds, and Shannon Hale had 10 points for Alabama (2-0).

 

 

Saban: Alabama lacks 'energy vampires'

Posted 11/18/2014 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama football coach Nick Saban is enjoying this team for more reasons than big wins, talent and depth. He also likes the second-ranked Crimson Tide because they don't have so-called "energy vampires" sucking time away from the coaches and perhaps affecting the team's focus or chemistry.

 

 

MSU will try to regroup for Vanderbilt

Posted 11/18/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- For the first time this season, the Mississippi State football team must respond to a loss. Nearly two days after a 25-20 loss at Alabama, MSU coach Dan Mullen was asked about his team's ability to bounce back after surrendering the No. 1 ranking in the country it held for more than a month.

 

 

MSU uses size advantage to beat MVSU

Posted 11/18/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- It was a tale of two halves. Mississippi State men's basketball coach Rick Ray loved the first half of his team's game against Mississippi Valley State on Monday night. Ray watched his Bulldogs shoot 69 percent from the field and score 58 points -- the most in his three-year tenure at the school. But Ray didn't like the second half in which MSU committed 19 of a season-high 26 turnovers.

 

 

Williams does it all to help Aberdeen make deep playoff run

Posted 11/18/2014 in College Sports

ABERDEEN -- For the past four years, Aberdeen High School's Josh Williams has been pegged as a "dual-threat" quarterback, which means he is equally adept at running or passing the ball. Last Friday against North Pontotoc in a Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 3A North State second-round playoff game at Ecru, the "dual-threat" wasn't evident in that Williams managed less than 15 yards rushing.

 

 

Ole Miss bounces back to beat Troy

Posted 11/18/2014 in College Sports

TROY, Ala. -- Ole Miss men's basketball coach Andy Kennedy, comparing his team's season opener to its 74-64 victory Monday at Troy, likes what he sees. Ole Miss shot 50 percent from the field and outrebounded Troy 42-28 to bounce back from a season-opening loss to Charleston Southern.

 

 

SEC honors William; MSU will play host to West Virginia

Posted 11/18/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State women's basketball team received two shots of good news Monday night. On Monday morning, point guard Morgan William was named the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week. On Monday night, MSU learned it will play host to No. 17 West Virginia at 7 p.m. Thursday in the semifinals of the Preseason Women's National Invitation Tournament.

 

 

Goals still within reach for Ole Miss

Posted 11/18/2014 in College Sports

With two weeks remaining in the regular season, the No. 8 Ole Miss football team still has a lot of preseason goals within reach. If Ole Miss wins its final two games and Auburn beats Alabama, it will clinch a share of the Southeastern Conference Western Division and advance to the Southeastern Conference championship game at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta for the first time.

 

 

William pushes MSU women to 2-0 start

Posted 11/17/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Don't try to tell Morgan William not to do something. It also has become quite apparent after two games that you better bring plenty of help if you're going to attempt to stop the freshman.

 

 

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