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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.

 

Mullen has two coaching spots to fill

Posted 1/5/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - Mississippi State University football coach Dan Mullen wanted to "try something different" in the 2013 Gator Bowl on New Year's Day. That decision created some major changes in the defensive coaching staff for the 2013 season. On Friday, MSU announced the promotion of Geoff Collins to defensive coordinator. The move came three days after he was assigned play-calling duties for the first time in a 34-20 loss to Northwestern University in the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla.

 

 

Schaefer will keep pushing Bulldogs

Posted 1/5/2013 in College Sports

Vic Schaefer isn't going to back away from a challenge. So don't think the first-year Mississippi State University women's basketball coach is going to demand any less from his players after one of the program's worst losses, a 92-41 setback to Vanderbilt University on Thursday in Nashville, Tenn. The loss was the worst in a Southeastern Conference opener for MSU (8-6). It also was MSU's worst loss to Vanderbilt (11-3) in the series since a 108-44 defeat on Jan. 17, 1993, in Nashville. It marked the most points Vanderbilt has scored in a regulation game in the series since a 99-60 victory on Feb. 2, 1997.

 

 

Freshmen Cooper, Yeldon have played key roles for Tide

Posted 1/5/2013 in College Sports

MIAMI -- T.J. Yeldon opened his University of Alabama football career by rolling through Michigan's defense for 111 yards, and fellow freshman Amari Cooper took note. Performing in the face of huge crowds and big, fast college defenders wasn't so hard after all, he figured. It's still football.

 

 

Releford, Alabama beat Oakland

Posted 1/5/2013 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Trevor Releford scored 18 points to lead the University of Alabama men's basketball team to a 65-45 victory against Oakland University on Saturday in its final non-conference game of the regular season.

 

 

Ole Miss men beat Fordham, look to SEC play

Posted 1/5/2013 in College Sports

OXFORD -- The University of Mississippi men's basketball team looked ready to begin Southeastern Conference play Friday night, routing Fordham University 95-68 in the final non-conference game for both teams.

 

 

MSU women's basketball opens conference play

Posted 1/4/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State University women's basketball team is eager to see just how much more it has to give.

 

MSU men rout New Orleans

Posted 1/4/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University men's basketball fans may see head coach Rick Ray out in public more often this week. Ray no longer is embarrassed to be recognized as the leader of the Bulldogs program. A 51-point victory in the team's final non-conference game will do that for a coach.

 

Vanderbilt women roll past MSU in SEC opener

Posted 1/4/2013 in College Sports

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Mississippi State University women's basketball team found the going tough Thursday night in its Southeastern Conference opener. MSU struggled from the start in a 92-41 loss to Vanderbilt University at Memorial Gymnasium. The loss was the worst ever in a SEC opener for MSU. The previous worst loss was a 77-35 loss to No. 1 Auburn University on Jan. 11, 1989.

 

 

Bulldogs entertain Privateers

Posted 1/2/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- After the final seconds ticked off in Mississippi State's stunning loss to Alabama A&M Sunday afternoon, freshman Gavin Ware summed up his squad's situation rather quickly.

 

 

Quarterback position topic of discussion entering MSU off-season

Posted 1/2/2013 in College Sports

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A decision by the Mississippi State University is looming less than two months from now when spring practice begins: Who will be taking snaps from behind center in 2013?

 

 

NU Year's Interrupted: Northwestern beats MSU to end bowl drought

Posted 1/2/2013 in College Sports

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Draped in blue Gatorade following his first bowl victory as a Northwestern University football player or coach, Pat Fitzgerald found the answers Tuesday to move his program forward. Mississippi State University football coach Dan Mullen left EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla., with the feeling his team was stuck in neutral.

 

 

Russell has New Year's Day to forget

Posted 1/2/2013 in College Sports

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- After the way his quarterback started the 2013 TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl, the only thing Mississippi State University football coach Dan Mullen knew to do was hit the reset button. After junior quarterback Tyler Russell threw his third interception in the first half, Mullen told him to go into the locker room and re-do his pregame routine, including the way he put his uniform on.

 

 

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