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Ready helps bring MSU together down stretch

Posted 1/11/2014 in College Sports

Labels don't matter to IJ Ready, especially when it's time to win a game against an archrival. With Ole Miss threatening to steal a game, the Mississippi State freshman point guard gathered his four teammates for a inspirational speech. The leadership Ready showed that is normally reserved for older players helped MSU close out 76-72 victory before a season-high crowd of 8,841 at Humphrey Coliseum.

 

 

Georgia's defense too much for Alabama

Posted 1/11/2014 in College Sports

ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia's Charles Mann said there was an important lesson in the men's basketball team's ability to overcome its poor shooting against Alabama. "Defense wins games," Mann said.

 

 

Alabama hires Kiffin as offensive coordinator

Posted 1/11/2014 in College Sports

Alabama hired former Southern California coach Lane Kiffin on Friday as its offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Kiffin returns to the Southeastern Conference after head coaching stints with the NFL's Oakland Raiders, Tennessee, and the Trojans. He replaces Doug Nussmeier, who left Alabama for Michigan.

 

 

Bulldogs prepare for different-looking Rebels

Posted 1/9/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - Only one guarantee with the Ole Miss men's basketball team without Marshall Henderson is about 15-20 shots per game have to be accounted for somebody else.

 

 

MSU strength coach Balis leaves for Connecticut

Posted 1/9/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - Mississippi State strength and conditioning coach Matt Balis is leaving his position with the Bulldogs program to take a similar job at Connecticut.

 

 

MSU women's basketball working its way through tough stretch

Posted 1/8/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The "monster" has been as scary and as imposing as Vic Schaefer thought it would.

 

 

MSU baseball team members take part in mission trip

Posted 1/8/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - Nick Mingione and Ben Bracewell were convinced they knew what it meant to feel fortunate at what they have in this country and at Mississippi State.

 

 

Rebuilding vs. Reloading: MSU, Kentucky take different paths

Posted 1/8/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Rebuilding versus reloading. That is the philosophical difference between what Rick Ray is doing with the Mississippi State men's basketball program and what Kentucky is doing under coach John Calipari.

 

 

Alabama men edge Vanderbilt

Posted 1/8/2014 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The Alabama's men's basketball team's seven losses this season have been by 10 points or fewer. After a 68-63 win against Vanderbilt, The Crimson Tide have won two close games in a row.

 

 

MSU has to find way to handle Kentucky's Randle

Posted 1/7/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State men's basketball team is searching for a way to keep Kentucky freshman forward Julius Randle off the free throw line.

 

 

Oswalt will be speaker for MSU First Pitch Banquet

Posted 1/7/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Three-time Major League Baseball All-Star pitcher Roy Oswalt will be the guest speaker for the Mississippi State baseball team's First Pitch Banquet, MSU coach John Cohen announced Monday.

 

 

Mullen doubts McKinney will enter NFL draft

Posted 1/7/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen isn't putting much stock into online reports sophomore linebacker Benardrick McKinney will enter the NFL draft.

 

 

Auburn's pressure provides lesson for MSU

Posted 1/6/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- On paper, Katia May is listed as a senior. In Vic Schaefer years, though, the Mississippi State point guard is only in her second season. When it comes to grasping all of the lessons of "Secretary of Defense" and playing up to that standard and the one set by assistant coach Aqua Franklin, a former point guard, learning can be difficult, especially in the Southeastern Conference.

 

 

Bulldogs may make rotation changes before facing Wildcats

Posted 1/4/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - Mississippi State coach Rick Ray said on Twitter Saturday afternoon he "felt weird" not being a part of the opening conference weekend for most schools but the other half of his brain is probably is thankful.

 

 

MSU women's basketball returns home to host Auburn

Posted 1/4/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Today is the Mississippi State women's basketball team's next opportunity to throw the first punch.

 

 

Borchert, Ware lead MSU to 10th victory

Posted 1/3/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Celebrating milestones isn't something the Mississippi State men's basketball program is used to. MSU coach Rick Ray made sure to categorize his team's 10th win of the season -- a 77-63 victory against Maryland-Eastern Shore at Humphrey Coliseum -- as a historical marker.

 

 

Florida women outlast MSU in SEC opener

Posted 1/3/2014 in College Sports

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- A season-high matching 22 turnovers and heavy foul trouble hurt the Mississippi State women's basketball team Thursday night in its Southeastern Conference opener. Florida shot a higher percentage and took advantage of the extra possessions to post an 82-72 victory at the O'Connell Center.

 

 

Ole Miss wants to take positive step after bowl victory

Posted 1/3/2014 in College Sports

At times this season, the Ole Miss football team looked like one of the Southeastern Conference's best. There also were the times when the Rebels looked like one of the league's worst. The truth was somewhere in the middle.

 

 

Missouri women too much for Ole Miss in SEC opener

Posted 1/3/2014 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Freshman Shequila Joseph had a career-high 21 points Thursday, but it wasn't enough as the Ole Miss women's basketball team lost to Missouri 85-76 in the Southeastern Conference for both teams at the Tad Smith Coliseum.

 

 

Oklahoma ends Alabama's season on sour note

Posted 1/3/2014 in College Sports

NEW ORLEANS -- In the final year of the Bowl Championship Series, Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops won the one major bowl that had eluded him, and proved a point about parity in the process.

 

 

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