JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Mississippi State Bulldogs have been away from game action for over a month, but the layoff and extra activities of bowl week haven't affected the team's ability to focus on Gator Bowl opponent Michigan, head coach Dan Mullen said Tuesday.
Some experts of college football hail University of Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson as a compressed version of Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton.
Kodi Augustus recorded his sixth double-double of the year and Jalen Steele had a career-high 14 points.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State University Athletics Department announced Friday men's basketball players Elgin Bailey and Renardo Sidney have been suspended indefinitely for their roles in an altercation Thursday night at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. Bailey and Sidney were sent home from Hawaii where the team is competing in the Diamond Head Classic. They won't play today against Hawaii or Wednesday against St. Mary's in Las Vegas.
HONOLULU --Two players from Mississippi State's basketball team fought in the stands Thursday night between games at the Diamond Head Classic Sophomore forward Renardo Sidney and junior forward Elgin Bailey got into the altercation about 10 minutes before the tipoff of the game between tournament host Hawaii and Utah at the Stan Sheriff Center. Punches were thrown in the fight that lasted several minutes and was broken up by teammates.
HONOLULU -- The Mississippi State men's basketball team bounced back from a loss to Washington State with a 69-52 win against San Diego on Thursday in the second round of the Diamond Head Classic at the Stan Sheriff Center.
HONOLULU -- Second-half shooting woes proved to be costly Wednesday for the Mississippi State men's basketball team, as Washington State overcame a halftime deficit to earn an 83-57 victory in the opening round of the Diamond Head Classic at the Stan Sheriff Center.
Just one game into his collegiate career, Mississippi State sophomore forward Renardo Sidney is back on the bench.
The Mississippi State women's basketball team has 17 days to figure out what it wants to be this season.
Mississippi State could not offset a monster offensive night by Virginia Tech as the Bulldogs dropped an 88-57 decision to the Hokies in the final game of Saturday's Battle at Atlantis.
Robert "Bull" Sullivan has been called the "toughest coach there ever was." The former East Mississippi Junior College football coach was known to line his players up on the edge of a snake- and alligator-infested pond for drills, order them to attend 2 a.m. practice sessions and play their way through aches and pains that would sideline many opponents.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State's football team had it's last go Thursday at letting the youngsters run the show. As has been a theme this week, the Gator Bowl-bound Bulldogs have handed many of the first- and second-team snaps to freshmen and second- and third-team players.
Statistically, the Mississippi State women's basketball team ranks with the nation's top programs. Coming off a victory against Southern Mississippi on Wednesday, MSU (6-2) is allowing only 51.2 points a game, which is 25th nationally. The Lady Bulldogs also lead the Southeastern Conference in field goal percentage defense (32 percent), which is 12th nationally.
The numbers probably will change. But Diamber Johnson will be hard pressed to deliver a more balanced game than the one she turned in Saturday against the University of Utah.
Mike Frascogna, Jr. didn't believe the stories. But the more people Frascogna talked with as part of his research it became difficult to deny that coach Robert "Bull/Cyclone" Sullivan was a man who was ahead of his time.
Good things happen when you take care of your business on and off the field. That's the message East Mississippi Community College assistant football coach Clifton Collins was happy to relate Wednesday after seeing two more of his players move on to play football at a four-year school.
HATTIESBURG -- The Mississippi State women's basketball team used its best defensive performance of the season to earn a 50-40 victory against Southern Miss at Reed Green Coliseum on Wednesday night. MSU (6-2) held USM (5-4) to 21.3 percent shooting from the field to win its third straight against its state rival. Despite its offensive struggles, the Lady Bulldogs still gave coach Sharon Fanning-Otis a very happy birthday.
JACKSON -- With a powerful 6-foot-10 frame, soft hands, and ample athleticism, Renardo Sidney was regarded as one of the nation's top men's basketball recruits when Mississippi State signed him in 2009. That hype might turn out to be true. But as the big man proved Wednesday night he remains a work in progress.
OXFORD -- The University of Mississippi women's basketball team used a 17-7 run in the final 4 minutes, 40 seconds Wednesday to pull away for a 68-57 victory against Mississippi Valley State at Tad Smith Coliseum.
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