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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.

 

 

Collins calls MSU's defensive plays vs. Northwestern

Posted 1/2/2013 in College Sports

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Mississippi State University football program wanted to make sure everybody knew who was calling the defensive signals before the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl. For the first time as a MSU assistant coach, co-defensive coordinator Geoff Collins was given the defensive play calling duties in place of two-year co-defensive coordinator Chris Wilson.

 

 

Bumphis relishes next opportunity to play on New Year's Day

Posted 12/29/2012 in College Sports

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Two years ago, Chad Bumphis was in a sling watching his teammates prepare and then have all the fun at the Gator Bowl.

 

 

MSU prepares for final shot at up-tempo offensive attack

Posted 12/29/2012 in College Sports

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Mississippi State University defense will get one final shot at a similar spread-option tempo offense and are desperate for better results.

 

 

Bulldogs complete perfect homestand with rout of Troy

Posted 12/29/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Martha Alwal and Darriel Gaynor made sure Vic Schaefer didn't have to make a spirited halftime speech Saturday night.

 

 

MSU women's basketball searches for consistency

Posted 12/29/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Martha Alwal and Jessy Ward have heard Vic Schaefer's pleas.

 

 

MSU women rally in second half for victory

Posted 12/29/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The holiday doldrums lasted nearly 20 minutes longer than Vic Schaefer wanted. Returning from a five-day break for Christmas, the Mississippi State University women's basketball team used the first half Friday night to work back up to speed before finding its stride in the second half for a 65-49 victory against Northwestern State before a a crowd of 1,315 at Humphrey Coliseum.

 

 

Hughes to coach secondary; Russell back at full strength

Posted 12/28/2012 in College Sports

After the entire Mississippi State University football team arrived in Jacksonville, Bulldogs head coach Dan Mullen addressed the staff adjustment in the secondary.

 

 

Bulldogs closing in on start of league play

Posted 12/26/2012 in College Sports

The ticking is getting louder.

 

 

Stansbury retirement top MSU sports story for 2012

Posted 12/26/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - When a man decides after 28 years in the profession, 22 of them at Mississippi State University and 14 years as the head coach to do something else with his life, The Dispatch certainly believes this act is more than justifiable to be named MSU story of the year.

 

 

Hollivay has sights set on better 2013

Posted 12/26/2012 in College Sports

Rachel Hollivay has her sights set on big things in 2013. If the last game is any indication, the former standout at New Hope High School and at Heritage Academy appears ready to deliver.

 

 

Smith leaves MSU to become coach at Auburn

Posted 12/26/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Melvin Smith spent Christmas packing up his belongings and moving to another Southeastern Conference school. Smith, the Mississippi State University football team's cornerbacks coach from 2006-12, accepted the same position at Auburn University under new coach Gus Malzahn.

 

 

Ole Miss beats Hawaii to finish fifth in tournament

Posted 12/26/2012 in College Sports

HONOLULU -- It took the University of Mississippi men's basketball team most of the game to put things together, but when it did, it took over the game quickly. Murphy Holloway scored 18 points and Mississippi pulled away from a tie game in the final minutes to defeat the University of Hawaii 81-66 in the fifth-place game of the Diamond Head Classic on Tuesday.

 

 

Ole Miss men beat San Francisco

Posted 12/24/2012 in College Sports

HONOLULU -- Two days before Christmas, there were no presents to be found for Andy Kennedy's University of Mississippi men's basketball team. Instead, Ole Miss (9-2) took to a consolation game of the Diamond Head Classic Sunday and came away with a hard-fought 85-78 victory against the University of San Francisco that was anything but gift-wrapped.

 

 

Ware has career day in MSU victory

Posted 12/22/2012 in College Sports

JACKSON -- Gavin Ware has the unique opportunity to play college basketball at his hometown university. However, the former Starkville High School All-State performer decided to have his coming-out party two hours down the road.

 

 

Ole Miss falls to Indiana State in OT

Posted 12/22/2012 in College Sports

HONOLULU -- In a game of ups and downs, the Indiana State University men's basketball team finished on a strong note.

 

 

Mercer upsets Alabama

Posted 12/22/2012 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Jakob Gollon made two free throws with 1 minute, 19 seconds left and the Mercer University men's basketball team overcame a double-digit, first-half deficit to upset the University of Alabama 66-59 on Saturday.

 

 

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