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MSU satisfied with class of 22

Posted 2/3/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Unmoved by how others rate his 2011 recruiting class, Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen locked up 22 players Wednesday he feels "fit" the program standard. Never mind the stars next to their names on recruiting websites or the hoopla surrounding their National Signing Day decisions -- Mullen doesn't keep up with that.

 

 

Alabama men sweep MSU

Posted 2/3/2011 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The Mississippi State men's basketball team's road woes continue. After beating then-No. 24 University of Florida on Saturday at home, MSU thought it had cured the ills of an up-and-down start to league play. Instead, it reverted to the form that saw it lose by 22 at Georgia and dropped its second-straight Southeastern Conference road game Wednesday night at Alabama.

 

 

MSU lands big recruiting haul in secondary

Posted 2/3/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State football team's 22-player signing class might not have been highly touted, but coach Dan Mullen feels it addressed needs. Though MSU inked just one linebacker -- Rosa Fort's Bernardrick McKinney -- to help cope with the loss of All-Southeastern Conference players KJ Wright and Chris White, the Bulldogs signed four offensive linemen and three running backs. The Bulldogs' biggest haul was in the secondary, where they signed five defensive backs, led by Stone County safety Dee Arrington. Athlete Taveze Calhoun also could wind up at defense back.

 

 

Ole Miss signs top in-state talent

Posted 2/3/2011 in College Sports

OXFORD -- The University of Mississippi endured a difficult football season in the fall, stumbling to a 4-8 record and last place in the Southeastern Conference Western Division. Coach Houston Nutt said his program went a long way toward rectifying those problems Wednesday, when the Rebels announced a 22-person signing class that fills needs in almost every area.

 

 

Alabama gets split signing day decisions

Posted 2/3/2011 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- University of Alabama coach Nick Saban went in search of athletic defensive linemen and a few imposing blockers on offense. The Crimson Tide has stocked up on both and apparently isn't giving up hope of bringing in the two biggest lineman prizes.

 

 

Rector hopes to work into bigger role for MSU women

Posted 2/3/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Danielle Rector is getting closer. The junior has shown in flashes she has the ability to contribute to the Mississippi State women's basketball team. Whether it is stretching defenses with her 3-point shooting or keeping post players honest with her driving ability, the 6-foot-1 forward has provided positive minutes on the offensive end.

 

MSU/Starkville sports blog: State falters in Tuscaloosa

Posted 2/2/2011 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Mississippi State's road woes continue. After beating No. 24 Florida at home Saturday, the Bulldogs thought they had cured the ills of an up-and-down start to league play.

 

MSU/Starkville Sports blog: Mullen not fazed by rankings

Posted 2/2/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Dan Mullen isn't concerned with recruiting rankings. Nor does he care about anyone's perception of why his Mississippi State Bulldogs had six players de-commit and only land two Dandy Dozen players -- the least they've signed since 2006. To him, the 22 players in the 2010 class fit his mission of landing the top players in-state and filling needs.

 

 

Mississippi State signees

Posted 2/2/2011 in College Sports

Dan Mullen's third recruiting class at Mississippi State includes 22 signees (as of 11:25 a.m.). Fifteen players are from the state of Mississippi, and two are junior college transfers. Rivals.com currently rankes MSU's class 42nd in the country, while Scout.com has the Bulldogs at No. 40.

 

 

Area college football signees list

Posted 2/2/2011 in College Sports

This list will be updated throughout the day.

 

 

Sidney, MSU front court face tough task against 'Bama bigs

Posted 2/2/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Renardo Sidney once claimed to be "unstoppable" in the post. "No one in the nation or the world," Sidney proclaimed in December, could match him on the block. Except maybe University of Alabama forward JaMychal Green. Sidney was held to two points and five turnovers in a loss to the Crimson Tide on Jan. 8, the worst performance of his eight-game college career.

 

 

MSU/Starkville sports blog: MSU looks to close strong on signing day

Posted 2/2/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State's football recruiting class has taken some hits in recent weeks, and national signing day could provide more surprises. MSU has had six de-commitments this recruiting season, including All-Americans C.J. Johnson and Nick Brassell.

 

 

MSU wants to finish recruiting season strong

Posted 2/2/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State football team's 2011 recruiting class has taken hits in recent weeks, and National Signing Day could provide more surprises. MSU has had six de-commitments this recruiting season, including All-Americans C.J. Johnson and Nick Brassell.

 

 

Warren's trey helps Ole Miss upset No. 10 Kentucky

Posted 2/2/2011 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Chris Warren's college career isn't over, so he didn't want to rank his best moments just yet. But with a wide grin, the University of Mississippi point guard admitted the high-arcing, 3-pointer that beat No. 10 Kentucky on Tuesday night will rank close to the top no matter what happens the rest of the season.

 

 

Alabama, Auburn in line for top classes

Posted 2/2/2011 in College Sports

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- The University of Alabama has apparently become a destination state for blue chip recruits. Alabama and Auburn University, which have divvied up the past two national titles and Heisman Trophies, both are expected to land highly-ranked recruiting classes today on National Signing Day, when prospects start signing national letters of intent.

 

 

Changed MSU set to face Alabama again

Posted 2/1/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- So much has changed for the Mississippi State men's basketball team since it lost its league opener to the University of Alabama.

 

 

Ole Miss will look for signature win vs. No. 10 Kentucky

Posted 2/1/2011 in College Sports

Andy Kennedy is in an unenviable position. His University of Mississippi men's basketball team lost five of its past six games following a 12-3 start. The Rebels lost to the University of Florida and Mississippi State by five before losing their next three by an average of 16 points.

 

 

MSU's losing streak reaches nine

Posted 1/31/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- One step forward, one step back. As much as Porsha Porter has raised her level to meet the challenges of Southeastern Conference basketball, the junior guard admits she still has work to do. The same can be said the Mississippi State women's basketball team.

 

 

Duffy remains determined to make progress

Posted 1/29/2011 in College Sports

Each day, Ryan Duffy wakes up ready to conquer the world. It's the same attitude that provided the foundation for a standout college baseball career at Mississippi State.

 

 

'Do It for Duffy' will feature 5-K, silent auction

Posted 1/29/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Efforts to help former Mississippi State baseball player Ryan Duffy in his recovery from neck surgery will take a major step forward this year. A group of MSU fans and friends of Duffy will host a "Do it for Duffy" 5-Kilometer Walk/Run and silent auction Feb. 12 in conjunction with MSU's annual First Pitch Banquet.

 

 

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