STARKVILLE -- "The grind starts now."
PASADENA, Calif. -- Marcus Mariota and Oregon turned an avalanche of Florida State mistakes into a mountain of points and the Ducks rolled past the defending national champions 59-20 Thursday to turn the first College Football Playoff semifinal into a Rose Bowl rout.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Mississippi State had lots of yards and too many missed chances in the Orange Bowl.
ATLANTA -- Bo Wallace spent far too much of his final game on his back, courtesy of the TCU pass rush.
STARKVILLE - Mississippi State's men's basketball team is in desperate need of a break.
STARKVILLE - Mississippi State's men's basketball team was looking for a tiny step forward. Instead, the Bulldogs took a gigantic leap backward.
STARKVILLE -- The name-your-score portion of the Mississippi State women's basketball team's 2014-15 schedule is over. But that wasn't why coach Vic Schaefer looked forlorn following his No. 17 MSU's 83-26 victory against Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Monday night before a crowd of 2,955 at Humphrey Coliseum.
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STARKVILLE -- For the first time in more than a month, Mississippi State's basketball team has a chance to establish a winning streak. A 70-47 victory against Jacksonville on Dec. 23 gave MSU (6-5) a chance to continue its winning ways at 7 tonight when it plays host to McNeese State.
STARKVILLE -- When it comes to selecting the top moment for Mississippi State sports in 2014, it could only be the time the football team spent ranked No. 1.
NEW ORLEANS -- Lane Kiffin was modest in his goals and complimentary about the team he'll be facing in the Sugar Bowl. He went on and on about how much he's learned from Nick Saban, while insisting it's no big deal when his boss yells at him. Very un-Kiffin-like, you might say.
NEW ORLEANS -- Alabama football coach Nick Saban and defensive coordinator Kirby Smart have fielded some of the most formidable, suffocating defenses modern college football has seen since the pair arrived in Tuscaloosa together in 2007. The 2014 Crimson Tide defense won't likely be remembered among them. There have already been too many blown coverages and too many yards piled up by opponents. Yet Smart still likes the way his unit has responded when its margin for error was thinnest.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Ricky Tarrant was hot in the first half when nobody else was. Tarrant outscored the UCLA men's basketball team before halftime and finished with a season-high 24 points to lead Alabama to a 56-50 victory Sunday night. He had 18 points at the half, one more than UCLA.
STARKVILLE -- Rick Ray's family can now breathe easier. So can Mississippi State's third-year men's basketball coach. On the heels of a five-game losing streak, MSU enjoyed its best shooting performance of the season Tuesday night and limited Jacksonville to 28-percent shooting from the field in the second half to cruise to a 70-47 win, MSU's first victory this month.
All of the numbers look good to Vic Schaefer. That's why it's easy for the Mississippi State women's basketball coach to make a great choice regardless of whether he picks No. 14 or No. 19. The way Schaefer sees it, No. 19 is the better number because it is a direct reflection of No. 14. "If you're No. 19, you have won all 14 (games)," Schaefer said Tuesday. "To have gotten it in two years and 14 games is pretty incredible."
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The little boy approached Alabama coach Nick Saban with the directness only a kid can get away with.
STARKVILLE - In the midst of a five-game losing streak, Mississippi State's basketball team is searching for answers.
LAS VEGAS -- Victoria Vivians led the way with 20 points as No. 21 Mississippi State completed its women's basketball road swing with a perfect ledger Sunday night. Vivians sparked the offense and the defense was again dominant as MSU knocked off Miami (Ohio) 68-42 in its final game of the Las Vegas Holiday Hoops Classic at South Point Arena.
LAS VEGAS -- Kendra Grant had a season-high 14 points Saturday night to lead three players in double figures in the No. 21 Mississippi State women's basketball team's 73-36 victory against Illinois Chicago in the Las Vegas Holiday Hoops Classic at South Point Arena.
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Ole Miss football recruit Chad Kelly faces numerous charges, including resisting arrest, after an altercation at a downtown Buffalo restaurant, The Buffalo News reported Sunday night.
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