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Bulldogs pick up commitment from two-sport star

Posted 1/23/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University got a interesting verbal commitment that as a right now doesn't fit into a normal projection box for most recruiting analysts.

 

 

MSU men's basketball remains on road at Arkansas

Posted 1/23/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University coach Rick Ray has laid the goals out for his club as they approach another Southeastern Conference road trip.

 

 

Ole Miss ranked in polls; Henderson honored

Posted 1/22/2013 in College Sports

Monday was a good day for the University of Mississippi men's basketball team.

 

 

Ray wants Bulldogs to value basketball

Posted 1/22/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - Mississippi State University's men's basketball coach Rick Ray has diagnosed his team's problem in its past two Southeastern Conference games: The Bulldogs haven't valued possession of the basketball.

 

 

Ole Miss beats Arkansas to go to 4-0 in SEC

Posted 1/19/2013 in College Sports

OXFORD -- First there was the terrible shooting touch and then a power outage plunged Tad Smith Coliseum into darkness. Ole Miss senior Murphy Holloway could have been frustrated, but instead he just laughed it off. Not much can faze these Rebels, and now they're off to their best start in Southeastern Conference play since the 1936-37 season.

 

 

Tennessee beats MSU for first SEC victory

Posted 1/19/2013 in College Sports

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- The University of Tennessee men's basketball team finally gave Jordan McRae some help, and the Volunteers finally earned its first Southeastern Conference victory. Jarnell Stokes scored 18 points and pulled down 11 rebounds Saturday as Tennessee defeated Mississippi State University 72-57 to avoid starting 0-4 in SEC competition for the first time since 1993-94.

 

 

Lacey, Alabama edge Texas A&M

Posted 1/19/2013 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Trevor Lacey scored 14 points and hit the game-winning jumper with nine seconds left as th University of Alabama men's basketball team overcame a 14-point first-half deficit to edge Texas A&M University 50-49 Saturday.

 

 

Stuedeman, MSU softball geared up for 2013

Posted 1/19/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University assistant softball coach Alan Reach summed up the cornerstone of the MSU softball program succinctly Friday.

 

 

Alabama celebrates third BCS title

Posted 1/19/2013 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama on Saturday celebrated its third Bowl Championship Series National Championship in four years in front of thousands of crimson- and white-clad fans.

 

 

Ray hopes MSU will deliver better effort vs. Tennessee

Posted 1/18/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE --Rick Ray knows what he's going to see Saturday afternoon at Thompson-Boling Arena.

 

 

Kentucky uses defense to rout MSU

Posted 1/18/2013 in College Sports

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- DeNesha Stallworth's night started when she received a specially marked game ball recognizing her recently surpassing 1,000 career points. Stallworth capped it with a performance to remember, scoring a season high 25 points to help the No. 5 University of Kentucky women's basketball team defeat Mississippi State University 100-47 on Thursday at Memorial Coliseum.

 

 

Mitchell builds defensive juggernaut at Kentucky

Posted 1/17/2013 in College Sports

Matthew Mitchell knew who to call when he wanted to talk abut defense. Mitchell spent time as an assistant coach at the University of Florida and the University of Kentucky before becoming the head coach at Morehead State University in 2005. When Mitchell returned to the Southeastern Conference in 2007 to take over at Kentucky, he wanted to find a way to design an aggressive player-to-player pressure defense that was going to maximize the talents of his players. It was natural for him to reach out to Vic Schaefer, who was then associate head coach to Gary Blair at Texas A&M University.

 

 

Humbler at The Hump: Alabama rolls past MSU

Posted 1/17/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- More than two weeks ago, the Mississippi State University men's basketball team suffered an embarrassing loss to Alabama A&M University, or how one member of the Bulldogs' staff put it, "Alabama with some stuff behind it." It took days for the players and everybody associated with the program to get over the Dec. 30 home loss. Sixteen days later, MSU experienced that same emotional feeling.

 

 

MSU's poor play in practice led to rout

Posted 1/17/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Rick Ray had the sinking feeling every coach experiences when his team doesn't practice well. Given that feeling, Ray could have predicted the Mississippi State University men's basketball team was going to come up short Wednesday night.

 

 

Alabama's Releford likely to miss game vs. MSU

Posted 1/16/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Maybe the Mississippi State University men's basketball team's luck with injuries is starting to turn the other way. With MSU confident freshman guard Craig Sword will be able to play at 8 tonight (CSS) against the University of Alabama at Humphrey Coliseum, the Crimson Tide may not be as fortunate.

 

 

Ole Miss rallies to beat Vanderbilt in OT

Posted 1/16/2013 in College Sports

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Marshall Henderson saw nobody in front of him with time running out, so he heaved the ball at the basket, beating the buzzer to force overtime. Just as the University of Mississippi guard planned.

 

 

Soccer tournament expected to be boon for city

Posted 1/15/2013 in College Sports

Tom Velek hoped last week he could return from a trip to Vicksburg with something to invigorate the city of Columbus. What happened at the Mississippi Soccer Association's annual meeting exceeded Velek's wildest dreams.

 

 

MSU's Sword earns SEC honor

Posted 1/15/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University guard Craig Sword wasn't aware Monday the Southeastern Conference had named him Freshman of the Week until he received a text message from team spokesperson Gregg Ellis.

 

 

Mullen open to having Carr come back

Posted 1/15/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE --Mississippi State University football coach Dan Mullen confirmed last week he had conversations with receiver Michael Carr about returning to the program.

 

 

Hangin' Tough: Bulldogs embrace Ray's style of play

Posted 1/15/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE --Asked if he's surprised his team has bought in to his defensive, grind-it-out, and responsible style, Mississippi State University men's basketball coach Rick Ray shook his head and laughed.

 

 

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