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McKinney, Smith, Lewis will return to MSU

Posted 1/16/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State sophomore Benardrick McKinney confirmed Wednesday what Dan Mullen expected. McKinney, the Bulldogs' starting middle linebacker, announced he will bypass the NFL draft in April and return to Starkville for his junior season.

 

 

Koenning leaves MSU for Texas

Posted 1/16/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State football program has lost another assistant coach from its football staff. New Texas football coach Charlie Strong announced Wednesday that former MSU offensive coordinator Les Koenning has joined his coaching staff as wide receivers coach.

 

 

MSU chooses Court as new strength and conditioning coach

Posted 1/15/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State has come to a agreement with its new strength and conditioning coach.

 

 

MSU meets Alabama in pivotal early-season SEC matchup

Posted 1/15/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Two teams with completely diverse scheduling philosophies for the 2013 non-conference portion of the their seasons hope their strategy has adequately prepared them for a Southeastern Conference men's basketball showdown tonight.

 

 

Releford looks to continue recent success against Bulldogs

Posted 1/13/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- If there's one player that's single-handedly keeping his team above the bottom of the Southeastern Conference, it's Alabama guard Trevor Releford.

 

 

CHANGE OF PLANS: Basketball programs dealing with transfers all over the nation

Posted 1/13/2014 in College Sports

College basketball players transferring to different schools isn't new.

 

 

Sword finding other ways than scoring to contribute

Posted 1/13/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Rick Ray is getting used to Craig Sword contributing in other ways than scoring. Following a victory against Maryland-Eastern Shore in which Sword attempted three shots, Ray said he wasn't comfortable with the Mississippi State men's basketball team's leading scorer not playing a big role in the team's offense.

 

 

MSU women beat Arkansas for first SEC victory

Posted 1/13/2014 in College Sports

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- The Mississippi State women's basketball team erased a nine-point second-half deficit to win its first Southeastern Conference game of the season Sunday afternoon.

 

 

Alabama beats Ole Miss to give Curry first SEC victory

Posted 1/13/2014 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Shafontaye Myers and Daisha Simmons combined to score 51 points Sunday to lead the Alabama women's basketball team to a 93-79 victory against Ole Miss at Foster Auditorium.

 

 

MSU marshals late finish to beat Ole Miss

Posted 1/11/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Rick Ray's words didn't fall on deaf ears Saturday. After Ray spoke all week about the Mississippi State men's basketball team's "bugaboo" of second-half collapses, the second-year head coach watched MSU finish in strong fashion for a 76-72 win in front of a season-high crowd of 8,841 at Humphrey Coliseum.

 

 

Okorie making presence felt even though she's not playing

Posted 1/11/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- It's always important to get noticed At 6-foot-5, Chinwe Okorie will find it easier to attract attention than some of her Mississippi State women's basketball teammates. But just because Okorie is MSU's biggest player this season doesn't mean it has been easy for her to get people to talk about her on game days.

 

 

Ready helps bring MSU together down stretch

Posted 1/11/2014 in College Sports

Labels don't matter to IJ Ready, especially when it's time to win a game against an archrival. With Ole Miss threatening to steal a game, the Mississippi State freshman point guard gathered his four teammates for a inspirational speech. The leadership Ready showed that is normally reserved for older players helped MSU close out 76-72 victory before a season-high crowd of 8,841 at Humphrey Coliseum.

 

 

Georgia's defense too much for Alabama

Posted 1/11/2014 in College Sports

ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia's Charles Mann said there was an important lesson in the men's basketball team's ability to overcome its poor shooting against Alabama. "Defense wins games," Mann said.

 

 

Alabama hires Kiffin as offensive coordinator

Posted 1/11/2014 in College Sports

Alabama hired former Southern California coach Lane Kiffin on Friday as its offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Kiffin returns to the Southeastern Conference after head coaching stints with the NFL's Oakland Raiders, Tennessee, and the Trojans. He replaces Doug Nussmeier, who left Alabama for Michigan.

 

 

Bulldogs prepare for different-looking Rebels

Posted 1/9/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - Only one guarantee with the Ole Miss men's basketball team without Marshall Henderson is about 15-20 shots per game have to be accounted for somebody else.

 

 

MSU strength coach Balis leaves for Connecticut

Posted 1/9/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - Mississippi State strength and conditioning coach Matt Balis is leaving his position with the Bulldogs program to take a similar job at Connecticut.

 

 

MSU women's basketball working its way through tough stretch

Posted 1/8/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The "monster" has been as scary and as imposing as Vic Schaefer thought it would.

 

 

MSU baseball team members take part in mission trip

Posted 1/8/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - Nick Mingione and Ben Bracewell were convinced they knew what it meant to feel fortunate at what they have in this country and at Mississippi State.

 

 

Rebuilding vs. Reloading: MSU, Kentucky take different paths

Posted 1/8/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Rebuilding versus reloading. That is the philosophical difference between what Rick Ray is doing with the Mississippi State men's basketball program and what Kentucky is doing under coach John Calipari.

 

 

Alabama men edge Vanderbilt

Posted 1/8/2014 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The Alabama's men's basketball team's seven losses this season have been by 10 points or fewer. After a 68-63 win against Vanderbilt, The Crimson Tide have won two close games in a row.

 

 

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