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Mullen: Changes had to be made for 2013

Posted 1/12/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Change is something Dan Mullen thought had to happen. The Mississippi State University football coach looked at the way his team lost five of its last six games this season and felt it would have been passed by in the Southeastern Conference if it stayed on the course it was on.

 

 

MSU beats Georgia to go to 2-0 in SEC

Posted 1/12/2013 in College Sports

ATHENS, Ga. -- After watching Kentavious Caldwell-Pope light up his team's zone defense in the first half, Mississippi State University men's basketball coach Rick Ray made a defensive switch. Ray used a man-to-man defense with Jalen Steele, who was assigned the task of guarding Caldwell-Pope in the second half and was told to switch off on screens.

 

 

Ole Miss upsets No. 10 Missouri

Posted 1/12/2013 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Murphy Holloway scored 22 points, Jarvis Summers added 12, and the University of Mississippi men's basketball team cruised to a 64-49 victory against No. 10 University of Missouri on Saturday night.

 

 

MSU women want to take one trip at a time

Posted 1/12/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- A year ago, Sharon Fanning-Otis emphasized the importance of doing the little things to make sure the Mississippi State University women's basketball team had success on as many possessions as possible.

 

 

Alabama men survive to beat Tennessee

Posted 1/12/2013 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Trevor Releford lifted the University of Alabama men's basketball team with a big spurt early in the second half and Andrew Steele supplied another one late. Releford and Trevor Lacey each scored 15 points and Steele sparked a key late run to lift the Crimson Tide to a 68-65 victory against the University of Tennessee on Saturday.

 

 

Alabama's Lacy, Milliner, Fluker enter NFL draft

Posted 1/12/2013 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- University of Alabama tailback Eddie Lacy, cornerback Dee Milliner, and right tackle D.J. Fluker are entering the NFL draft after helping lead the Crimson Tide to a second straight national title.

 

Spirited effort for MSU women falls short

Posted 1/11/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State women's basketball team experienced a different degree of disappointment Thursday night. One week after suffering its worst loss in a Southeastern Conference opener, MSU showed tangible signs it is making progress.

 

Offensive lineman Jackson will return to MSU for senior season

Posted 1/11/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Fundamentally, Mississippi State University junior offensive guard Gabe Jackson made the same decision teammate Johnthan Banks made one year ago.

 

 

MSU men hope to survive endurance test at Georgia

Posted 1/11/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- From a scouting perspective, the beginning of the Southeastern Conference schedule couldn't have broken better for Mississippi State University men's basketball coach Rick Ray. Ray, who spent the past two seasons as an assistant coach at Clemson University, has been uniquely qualified to evaluate his team's first two league foes: The University of South Carolina and the University of Georgia. MSU 6-7, 1-0 SEC) will put Ray's knowledge to the test for a second time at 12:30 p.m. Saturday (SEC Network) when it plays at Georgia.

 

 

Turner returns to MSU coaching staff as defensive line coach

Posted 1/10/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University football coach Dan Mullen went with a person he knows can succeed to fill one of his two current staff openings. He's already seen him do it before for him in Starkville.

 

 

Bulldogs play through pain to earn first SEC win

Posted 1/10/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- At one point during Mississippi State University 56-54 victory to open Southeastern Conference, the home bench looked more similar to a emergency medical facility.

 

 

LIVING BY THE SWORD: Frantic finish sends Bulldogs past Gamecocks in SEC opener

Posted 1/10/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Don't tell Mississippi State University men's basketball coach Rick Ray Wednesday night was ugly basketball.

 

 

MSU women's basketball remains home for Florida

Posted 1/10/2013 in College Sports

Amanda Butler isn't into style points.

 

 

Shumpert gives MSU football recruiting class big boost

Posted 1/8/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State University football program simply dealt with losing the commitment of a running back prospect by the one that was on the top of their list.

 

 

Bulldogs host South Carolina in SEC opener tonight

Posted 1/8/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Many coaches will use the cliché line of a college basketball season being the culmination of three different seasons: non-conference, conference and postseason.

 

 

Martin, Ray both embracing rebuilding projects

Posted 1/8/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The two head coaches at Humphrey Coliseum were given the same task on paper but not the same procedure to get the rebuilding project accomplished.

 

Tidal Domination: Alabama crushes Notre Dame in BCS title game

Posted 1/8/2013 in College Sports

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Barely taking time to celebrate their latest national championship, Nick Saban and the the University of Alabama Crimson Tide are ready to get back to work. That's how they make it look so easy.

Gamecocks provide primer for Bulldogs

Posted 1/7/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Dawn Staley sees the similarities. The former All-America guard earned a reputation for her gritty play at the University of Virginia. She went on to become one of women's basketball's best professionals, earning seven All-Star honors in two leagues.

 

Three MSU players invited to pre-draft combine

Posted 1/7/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- At least three Mississippi State University football players have been invited to participate in the NFL draft Combine next month.

 

Record crowd watches Ole Miss finish with victory

Posted 1/5/2013 in College Sports

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Rebel Nation showed up loud and proud Saturday to cheer the University of Mississippi football team to a 38-17 victory against the University of Pittsburgh in the BBVA Compass Bowl at Legion Field. With a record-breaking 59,000 fans on hand, most of which were dressed in Ole Miss red and blue, the Rebels also set the record for the most points scored in the BBVA Compass Bowl.

 

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