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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.

 

 

Alabama polishes off top-ranked class

Posted 2/7/2013 in College Sports

University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban insists he doesn't get swept up in the signing day drama of recruits' televised announcements and last-minute change of hearts.

 

 

Rebels too much for Bulldogs at Tad Pad

Posted 2/7/2013 in College Sports

Two words describe how the University of Mississippi men's basketball team disposed of Mississippi State University in a 93-75 victory before a capacity crowd of 8,299 at the Tad Smith Coliseum on Wednesday.

 

 

Newton on hand to see Auburn rally past Alabama

Posted 2/7/2013 in College Sports

AUBURN, Ala. -- Cam Newton helped lead another Auburn University comeback -- this time in basketball.

 

 

Signing Classes for Local Colleges

Posted 2/7/2013 in College Sports

The following is a list of the recruiting classes for the University of Mississippi, Mississippi State University, the University of Southern Mississippi, the University of Alabama, East Mississippi Community College, and Itawamba C.C.:

 

 

Stuedeman, MSU ready for year two

Posted 2/7/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- When Mississippi State University named Vann Stuedeman as its softball coach, her tasks included changing the belief system and helping return the Bulldogs to the postseason.

 

 

MSU coaches ready to get Woodruff back on mound

Posted 2/5/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Butch Thompson finally got the encouraging signs he was looking for in sophomore right-handed pitcher Brandon Woodruff this weekend.

 

 

Free throws anything but for Bulldogs

Posted 2/5/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- If Mississippi State University men's basketball coach Rick Ray says he knew how to solve the free throw shooting problems Saturday night, he'd have a different job title.

 

 

MSU women show toughness in victory against Arkansas

Posted 2/4/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Some shots have to be taken. As a shooter who has struggled with her confidence, Darriel Gaynor knows she has to keep firing to keep defenses honest. Some games have to be won. As someone who has turned to defense to spark her offense, Gaynor is just one example of how the Mississippi State University women's basketball team is learning coach Vic Schaefer's in-your-face mind-set has to be practiced every possession.

 

 

EMCC football team adds four new assistants

Posted 2/4/2013 in College Sports

In his five seasons as head coach, Buddy Stephens has placed the East Mississippi Community College football program among the nation's elite. The Lions have won two state championships, two bowl games, and one national championship. While the success of the program starts with a high talent level, continuity on the coaching staff has been another key element.

 

 

Hickey leads LSU to last-second win vs. MSU

Posted 2/2/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- "Well, this one right here hurts." Six words from Mississippi State University men's basketball coach Rick Ray may have defined the first-year head coach's acceptance that his team just may not know what it takes to win against adequate Southeastern Conference competition.

 

 

No. 4 Florida defeats No. 16 Ole Miss

Posted 2/2/2013 in College Sports

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The University of Florida men's basketball team finally faced a little competition in the Southeastern Conference. Just a little, though. Erik Murphy scored 19 points and was instrumental on the defensive end, helping the No. 4 Gators beat 16th-ranked and short-handed University of Mississippi 78-64 Saturday night.

 

 

MSU's Smith hasn't decided if he will use sixth year

Posted 2/2/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University is one step closer to getting another year out of veteran offensive lineman Tobias Smith. MSU football spokesperson Joe Galbraith confirmed on Twitter that the NCAA Enforcement staff in December granted a sixth year of eligibility to Smith, a Columbus native, before MSU took the field against Northwestern University for the 2013 Gator Bowl on New Year's Day in Jacksonville, Fla.

 

 

MSU baseball pitchers will rely on buddy system

Posted 2/2/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State University baseball program plans to use the buddy system on the mound again this season. The plan for the first two months of non-conference play is to use two starting pitchers to get through seven to eight innings, and to hold both pitchers to pitch counts to avoid excessive work.

 

 

Alabama rallies to win at Vanderbilt

Posted 2/2/2013 in College Sports

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Anthony Grant made sure to remind his players that nobody from the University of Alabama had left Memorial Gym victorious in a very long time.

 

 

MSU women will hope for better at home

Posted 2/2/2013 in College Sports

The schedule hasn't been kind to the Mississippi State University women's basketball team. Then again, Southeastern Conference members never have had a history of taking it easy on their league rivals. If anything, SEC foes work out the frustration of having to go up against the nation's best night in and night out whenever they can.

 

 

EMCC will open season today with plenty of local flavor

Posted 2/2/2013 in College Sports

Under the direction of third-year coach Chris Rose, the East Mississippi Community College baseball team will open its season at noon today against Bishop State C.C. in a doubleheader at Oak Grove High School's Harry Breland Field in Hattiesburg.

 

 

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