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No. 1 EMCC four wins from another title

Posted 10/22/2014 in College Sports

SCOOBA -- The stakes remain high for the No. 1 East Mississippi Community College football team even though its postseason destination is set. EMCC is again in the running for a National Junior College Athletic Association national championship. Four more victories will give EMCC an unprecedented third national championship in four seasons.

 

 

South Carolina women picked first in preseason SEC poll

Posted 10/22/2014 in College Sports

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- South Carolina coach Dawn Staley knows the work it took to reach the top of the Southeastern Conference. She understands it'll be an even greater challenge for the defending SEC champs to stay there.

 

 

MSU picked eighth in poll; Alwal named first-team All-SEC

Posted 10/22/2014 in College Sports

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Fresh off a 20-plus win season that ended with an impressive run in the Women's National Invitation Tournament, the Mississippi State women's basketball team was picked eighth and senior Martha Alwal was named Preseason All-SEC in a vote of select SEC and national media members that was announced Tuesday morning.

 

 

MSU's Alwal hopes new habits will pay dividends

Posted 10/21/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Martha Alwal doesn't like to talk about herself. That's why you won't hear the 6-foot-4 center discussing how she earned first-team All-Southeastern Conference honors from the league coaches and The Associated Press last season after leading the team in scoring (14.9 points per game). You also won't hear Alwal bragging about how she was named to the SEC's All-Defensive team for the second-straight year or how she shared its defensive player of the year award after finishing third in the league in rebounding (8.8 per game) and first in blocked shots (2.7).

 

 

No. 1 MSU gets back to work for Kentucky

Posted 10/21/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Six days before his team takes the field as the nation's No. 1 team for the first time, Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen took time Monday to set the stage for MSU's visit to Kentucky.

 

 

Peng, McDonald lead No. 2 MSU women in first round

Posted 10/21/2014 in College Sports

WEST POINT -- Mississippi State senior golfer Ally McDonald keeps tabs on the MSU football team like most of the other students on campus. While the football team in unchartered waters as the nation's No. 1 team this week, the women's golf team is doing its part to make a run at a national championship, too.

 

 

Ole Miss gearing up for improved LSU

Posted 10/21/2014 in College Sports

Five more wins. While fans and national writers realize how close the No. 3 Ole Miss football team is to an undefeated regular season, players and coaches are focused on one more win.

 

 

Alabama shines with looser mind-set

Posted 10/20/2014 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama football coach Nick Saban wanted his team to lighten up. Play loose, have fun, stop fretting so much about those burdensome expectations surrounding the program.

 

 

No. 1 MSU begins preparations for Kentucky

Posted 10/20/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- It has been a season of firsts for the Mississippi State football team. In Week 6, MSU used a 48-31 victory against Texas A&M to jump into The Associated Press top five for the first time in school history. A week later, it defeated No. 2 Auburn to complete a stretch of three-consecutive wins against top-10 opponents, another first in the program's 120-year existence. Less than 24 hours after that win, MSU climbed atop The AP Top 25 and the Amway Coaches Poll (USA Today) for the first time.

 

 

Ole Miss will rely on defense

Posted 10/20/2014 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze knows his quarterback Bo Wallace can throw for 300 or even close to 400 yards on just about any given night. After all, Wallace has done it before. But the Rebels don't need that right now.

 

 

Ole Miss moves to 7-0 with rout of Tennessee

Posted 10/18/2014 in College Sports

OXFORD -- In the final few minutes of No. 3 Mississippi's 34-3 victory over Tennessee, the Volunteers decided to go for it on fourth-and-1, giving the ball to Derrell Scott for a run right up the middle.

 

 

Bulldogs put together impressive start to season

Posted 10/18/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - As the 2014 college football season turned the corner and began to head for the home stretch Saturday, it did so with the Mississippi State Bulldogs watching from home due to the team's second open date in three weeks.

 

 

Alabama runs over Texas A&M

Posted 10/18/2014 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama looked every bit the part of a national title contender, with a point-a-minute attack and a defense that planted a goose egg on one of the nation's most prolific offenses.

 

 

Golsan ready to contribute to Ole Miss baseball program

Posted 10/18/2014 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Will Golsan looks good in yellow.

 

 

Mississippi Roundup: Columbus shuts out Greenville for first region win

Posted 10/18/2014 in College Sports

GREENVILLE -- While it took longer than they would have liked, the Columbus High School football team crashed into the win column in the region standings in a big way Friday night.

 

 

MSU will have plenty to do Saturday without game

Posted 10/17/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- In college football, there's no rest for the weary. But this week, there is rest for the No. 1 team in the country. One week after defeating No. 2 Auburn to complete the fastest rise from unranked to No. 1 in the history of The Associated Press poll, Mississippi State's football team will enjoy its second and final open date of the season Saturday in advance of six-straight games to close the year.

 

 

Persistence pays off for Freeze at Ole Miss

Posted 10/17/2014 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Hugh Freeze's rapid renovation of Ole Miss football has been fueled by a persistent recruiting philosophy that is grounded in grass-roots relationships, a down-home personality and even a little bit of luck. The formula has helped the coach transform the Rebels from Southeastern Conference cellar-dwellers to the No. 3 team in the country in just three short years.

 

 

No. 1 EMCC wins another division crown

Posted 10/17/2014 in College Sports

SENATOBIA -- When East Mississippi Community College hired Buddy Stephens as its football coach, a Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges North Division championship was a big deal. The Lions have advanced well past that type of championship. These days, state and national titles are the norm. Still, EMCC took time to celebrate Thursday night.

 

 

Redmond blazes own trail for Bulldogs

Posted 10/15/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - All Auburn needed was a yard. Will Redmond wasn't going to let that happen.

 

 

MSU women look to blend new with old for NCAA tournament berth

Posted 10/15/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Jerica James has appreciated the meaning of the word responsibility ever since she was a freshman.

 

 

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