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EMCC will open season today with plenty of local flavor

Posted 2/2/2013 in College Sports

Under the direction of third-year coach Chris Rose, the East Mississippi Community College baseball team will open its season at noon today against Bishop State C.C. in a doubleheader at Oak Grove High School's Harry Breland Field in Hattiesburg.

 

 

MSU, Ole Miss, Alabama baseball teams announce TV games

Posted 2/2/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- A pair of ESPNU appearances at Dudy Noble Field are included in an eight-game slate of televised Mississippi State University baseball games for 2013. The TV lineup featuring four home games and four road matchups for MSU is part of the Southeastern Conference's extensive television announced Friday by the league office in Birmingham, Ala.

 

 

Henderson imperfect poster boy for Rebels

Posted 2/1/2013 in College Sports

OXFORD -- The talkative and brash Marshall Henderson is the face of the University of Mississippi's men's basketball program. Sometimes that's good, sometimes it's not so good. His play and antics have led to plenty of attention for the No. 16 Rebels (17-3, 6-1 Southeastern Conference), who face No. 8 University of Florida (17-2, 7-0) on Saturday in Gainesville, Fla., in a matchup of the SEC's two top-ranked teams.

 

 

Lacey, Randolph help Alabama edge Arkansas

Posted 2/1/2013 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Trevor Lacey, Levi Randolph, and the University of Alabama men's basketball team made sure this one didn't slip away at the end. Lacey and Randolph hit 3 of 4 free throws in the final 17 seconds to help the Crimson Tide hold on for a 59-56 victory against the University of Arkansas on Thursday night.

 

 

No. 9 Tennessee women roll past MSU

Posted 2/1/2013 in College Sports

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- The Mississippi State University women's basketball team has struggled away from home all season, so the last thing the Bulldogs needed was a trip to No. 9 University of Tennessee.

 

 

MSU will try to get back on track vs. LSU

Posted 2/1/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Two of the Southeastern Conference's three first-year head coaches will face off Saturday at Humphrey Coliseum with their teams going in opposite directions.

 

 

Bracewell off to solid start for MSU

Posted 2/1/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- It may be impossible to fathom, but nearly everybody associated with the Mississippi State University baseball program has forgotten junior right-hander Ben Bracewell was the team's opening-day starter last season. But MSU coach John Cohen hasn't forgotten.

 

 

MSU men's basketball falls to Texas A&M in overtime

Posted 1/31/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The simple explanation to Wednesday night's loss for the Mississippi State University men's basketball program is Texas A&M played a better form of ugly basketball.

 

 

MSU women's basketball faces challenge at Tennessee

Posted 1/31/2013 in College Sports

All in. Gary Blair knows from experience that whether it's golf, cards, or basketball Vic Schaefer is going to give you everything he has in an attempt to win.

 

 

MSU's Ray says team played selfishly vs. Florida

Posted 1/29/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- "We just reverted back to our old ways, and this isn't the time to go back to our bad habits." Those were the words of Mississippi State University freshman center Gavin Ware used to explain why MSU men's basketball coach Rick Ray called his players "selfish" and "wrapped up in our offense."

 

 

Pitching aces will match up today for MSU

Posted 1/29/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Two candidates for the Mississippi State University baseball team's weekend rotation will make their debuts at 4:30 p.m. today at Dudy Noble Field.

 

 

MSU women get first SEC victory for Schaefer

Posted 1/28/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Kendra Grant provided the perfect exclamation point Sunday afternoon. Down to its final possession in its best half this season, Grant cradled the ball on the left wing and eyed the rim. Once a perimeter threat who hesitated to leave the familiar territory of the 3-point arc, Grant didn't think twice, moving toward the baseline against Tia Faleru with a purpose. She absorbed contact as she skirted the tightrope and muscled up for a layup that delivered the final punctuation.

 

 

Former New Hope standout Harris hired at EMCC

Posted 1/26/2013 in College Sports

SCOOBA --Garrett Harris, a former standout pitcher for New Hope High School and the University of South Alabama, has been hired as an assistant baseball coach at East Mississippi Community College, as announced this week by EMCC baseball coach Chris Rose. Harris' hiring has been approved by EMCC President Dr. Rick Young and EMCC Vice President/Director of Athletics Mickey Stokes.

 

 

MSU looks to learn lessons from latest loss

Posted 1/26/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- If Thursday night served as a sneak preview of the blueprint Vic Schaefer plans to use to transform the Mississippi State University women's basketball team, it also provided a glimpse of the kind of players Schaefer wants to bring to Starkville.

 

 

No. 8 Florida blows out MSU

Posted 1/26/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE --Every member of the Mississippi State University men's basketball team found out Saturday night the University of Florida is everything it isn't this season.

 

 

Tennessee edges Alabama

Posted 1/26/2013 in College Sports

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Jarnell Stokes kept waiting to hear the whistle. When it never came, the University of Tennessee forward finally breathed a sigh of relief. Stokes' defense on Alabama guard Trevor Lacey in the final seconds Saturday preserved Tennessee's 54-53 victory against the University of Alabama. The Volunteers (10-8, 2-4 Southeastern Conference) rallied from a 10-point deficit and pulled ahead for good in the final minute, but their victory wasn't secure until the final horn.

 

 

Ole Miss hits free throws when needed to beat Auburn

Posted 1/26/2013 in College Sports

AUBURN, Ala. -- The University of Mississippi men's basketball team had an awful night at the free-throw line until it mattered most. Marshall Henderson scored 15 points and made the game-winning foul shots with seven seconds remaining to lift No. 23 Ole Miss past Auburn University 63-61 on Saturday night.

 

 

Road no easier for weary Bulldogs

Posted 1/25/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- After turning over the basketball a season-high 29 times against the University of Arkansas pressure defense, the reward for Mississippi State University is the run and jump press of the eighth-ranked University of Florida.

 

 

FRIENDSHIP ON HOLD: No. 16 Texas A&M rolls over outmanned MSU

Posted 1/24/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Vic Schaefer's blueprint was in full effect.

 

 

Higher expectations: MSU baseball ranked No. 5 by Baseball America

Posted 1/24/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - It has become a single destination approach for the Mississippi State University baseball program and head coach John Cohen knows it.

 

 

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