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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.

 

 

MSU, Ole Miss, Alabama baseball teams announce TV games

Posted 2/2/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- A pair of ESPNU appearances at Dudy Noble Field are included in an eight-game slate of televised Mississippi State University baseball games for 2013. The TV lineup featuring four home games and four road matchups for MSU is part of the Southeastern Conference's extensive television announced Friday by the league office in Birmingham, Ala.

 

 

Henderson imperfect poster boy for Rebels

Posted 2/1/2013 in College Sports

OXFORD -- The talkative and brash Marshall Henderson is the face of the University of Mississippi's men's basketball program. Sometimes that's good, sometimes it's not so good. His play and antics have led to plenty of attention for the No. 16 Rebels (17-3, 6-1 Southeastern Conference), who face No. 8 University of Florida (17-2, 7-0) on Saturday in Gainesville, Fla., in a matchup of the SEC's two top-ranked teams.

 

 

Lacey, Randolph help Alabama edge Arkansas

Posted 2/1/2013 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Trevor Lacey, Levi Randolph, and the University of Alabama men's basketball team made sure this one didn't slip away at the end. Lacey and Randolph hit 3 of 4 free throws in the final 17 seconds to help the Crimson Tide hold on for a 59-56 victory against the University of Arkansas on Thursday night.

 

 

No. 9 Tennessee women roll past MSU

Posted 2/1/2013 in College Sports

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- The Mississippi State University women's basketball team has struggled away from home all season, so the last thing the Bulldogs needed was a trip to No. 9 University of Tennessee.

 

 

MSU will try to get back on track vs. LSU

Posted 2/1/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Two of the Southeastern Conference's three first-year head coaches will face off Saturday at Humphrey Coliseum with their teams going in opposite directions.

 

 

Bracewell off to solid start for MSU

Posted 2/1/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- It may be impossible to fathom, but nearly everybody associated with the Mississippi State University baseball program has forgotten junior right-hander Ben Bracewell was the team's opening-day starter last season. But MSU coach John Cohen hasn't forgotten.

 

 

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