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Family ties brought Banks back to MSU for senior season

Posted 4/12/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The answer is simple. Johnthan Banks could have bypassed his senior season with the Mississippi State University football program and declared for the NFL draft. The 6-foot-2 cornerback likely would have had a strong chance to make a NFL roster and get paid a lot of money to play the game he loves.

 

 

MSU, Ole Miss softball coaches set for first taste of rivalry

Posted 4/12/2012 in College Sports

Neither Mississippi State University first-year softball coach Vann Stuedeman nor University of Mississippi first-year softball coach Windy Thees was born in the state of Mississippi.

 

 

Starkville's Brown signs with ICC

Posted 4/12/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Starkville High School girls basketball program will miss Brittany Brown. But Brown's example will live on, especially after the senior leader signed a scholarship Wednesday to play basketball at Itawamba Community College in Fulton.

 

 

ICC's Hoskins signs with SE Louisiana

Posted 4/12/2012 in College Sports

FULTON -- Itawamba Community College women's basketball All-American Jameika Hoskins fulfilled a dream of playing Division I basketball Wednesday when she signed with Southeastern Louisiana in the media room at the Davis Event Center.

 

 

Ole Miss releases contracts for assistant football coaches

Posted 4/12/2012 in College Sports

Dave Wommack, the University of Mississippi football team's new associate head football coach, has a three-year contract worth $550,000 per season, which matches the richest deal given to an assistant coach in program history.

 

 

MSU BASEBALL WINS IN 12 INNINGS: Bulldogs outlast Jaguars

Posted 4/10/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - Wes Rea said he would like to admit he wasn't trying to hit a home rum in the 12th inning Tuesday night. However, if he did say that - he'd be lying.

 

 

Ray completes first staff at MSU

Posted 4/10/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- In an attempt to help the Mississippi State University men's basketball team open recruiting roads to the Midwest, new MSU coach Rick Ray announced Monday the hiring of assistant coach Chris Hollender. Hollender, 35, spent the past three years as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Evansville University.

 

 

Woodruff will make first start for MSU

Posted 4/10/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Brandon Woodruff knew all along he wanted to play baseball in college. At 6:30 tonight, Woodruff will make his first career start -- one that might have cost him $400,000 -- in the Mississippi State University baseball team's game against the University of South Alabama at Dudy Noble Field.

 

 

JUCOs makes changes to sports

Posted 4/10/2012 in College Sports

The East Mississippi Community College football team capped its 2011 season with a first national championship. The ability of the 2012 squad to defend that title may come down to a computer.

 

 

Hood leaves MSU men's basketball program

Posted 4/9/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- New Mississippi State University men's basketball coach Rick Ray intentionally mentioned Rodney Hood four times last week in his introductory speech. Ray's goal was to convince Hood he would be a major part of MSU's future. The future suddenly turned into the past late Sunday evening when it was announced Hood has left the program after one season.

 

 

Norris, MSU baseball beat Vanderbilt

Posted 4/9/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- With the game tied, Daryl Norris stood in the on-deck circle in the bottom of the ninth inning shocked at the reliever who was entering the game to face him.

 

 

Vanderbilt edges MSU in extra innings

Posted 4/7/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Desperation is the feeling of having an urgent need or desire to accomplish something. The Mississippi State University baseball team doesn't need the word defined for it. The squad is living it this season.

 

 

MSU baseball runs itself out of innings

Posted 4/7/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The running game is one of the many things the Mississippi State University baseball team has taken special pride in since John Cohen became head coach. That running game and situational execution failed MSU on Saturday in a 4-3 loss to Vanderbilt University in 12 innings.

 

 

MSU's Prescott still learning quarterback position

Posted 4/6/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Dak Prescott continues to be a mystery for the Mississippi State University football program. Even to Dak Prescott himself.

 

 

Bulldogs announce first two assistant basketball coaches

Posted 4/6/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - It was no more than a two-minute conversation that changed Wes Flanigan's life and brought him back to state of Mississippi.

 

 

Bulldogs shuffle pitching rotation for Vanderbilt series

Posted 4/5/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- In preparation for what must be considered a critical weekend series against Vanderbilt University, Mississippi State University baseball coach John Cohen has made a tweak to his weekend pitching rotation.

 

 

MSU softball confident as it begins trek

Posted 4/5/2012 in College Sports

The Mississippi State University softball team remains confident even though it is on a nine-game conference losing streak.

 

 

Bulldogs go blitz-happy in spring football practice

Posted 4/3/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Big plays on both sides of the line of scrimmage were destined to happen on the Mississippi State University spring football practice field.

 

 

National pundits like 'out-of-the-box' approach which led to hiring Ray

Posted 4/3/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Not much is certain when evaluating the hire of Rick Ray as the next men's basketball coach at Mississippi State University.

 

 

Ray must start building quickly at MSU

Posted 4/3/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Once he accepted the job as Mississippi State University men's basketball coach, Rick Ray said he returned to Clemson, S.C., with 867 emails and 347 text messages on his cell phone. The task for MSU's first new men's basketball coach in more than 14 years will be to return some of those messages.

 

 

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