OXFORD -- The Mississippi State University football team tried just about everything it could to spark a moribund running game.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama football team left no doubt it is the state's best team. Proving it's the best team in the Southeastern Conference and perhaps the nation won't be nearly so easy.
OXFORD -- Murphy Holloway scored 23 points and added eight rebounds as the University of Mississippi men's basketball team placed four players in double figures Friday to defeat Lipscomb University 91-45.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Trevor Releford drained 22 points and the University of Alabama men's basketball team earned a 59-46 victory against Charleston Southern University on Friday night in a non-conference showdown.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama-Auburn University rivalry has a storied history, Hatfield-vs.-McCoy level hatred and games and performances that inhabit the state's psyche for decades.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A popular question asked during Southeastern Conference games this season has been: Do you have any service?
PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico -- Martha Alwal posted her third double-double of the season with 19 points and 11 rebounds, and Kendra Grant also scored 19 points Thursday in the Mississippi State University women's basketball team's 64-56 loss to the University of Central Florida in the final game of the Hardwood Tournament of Hope.
STARKVILLE -- While he is convinced it is the most important game of the season, Dan Mullen isn't convinced the winner of the annual Egg Bowl game parlays that into an advantage in recruiting. The Mississippi State University football coach doesn't think his 3-0 record against the University of Mississippi has anything to do with the Bulldogs' ability to recruit some of the state's top players in the past two years.
STARKVILLE -- The University of Mississippi football team is embracing the added desperation of needing to beat Mississippi State University at 6 p.m. Saturday (ESPNU) in the annual Egg Bowl to become bowl eligible.
PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico -- Offensive struggles plagued the Mississippi State women's basketball team Wednesday afternoon in a 60-43 loss to the University of California, Santa Barbara at the Hardwood Tournament of Hope.
LAHAINA, Hawaii -- Guard Sheldon McClellan came off the bench and scored 19 points to give the University of Texas men's basketball team its first win in three days at the Maui Invitational, 69-55 against Mississippi State University on Wednesday morning.
Jonathan Wallace was still in high school with no clue he'd wind up playing for the Auburn University football team when AJ McCarron was leading the University of Alabama to a national title. Now, the Tigers' freshman quarterback is set to start in the first Iron Bowl he has attended Saturday against the second-ranked Crimson Tide and one of the nation's best defenses -- in front of some 102,000 mostly hostile fans.
STARKVILLE -- Tyler Russell and Bo Wallace knew this was going to be a big week. But the Mississippi State University and University of Mississippi quarterbacks had no idea they would be this popular.
MAUI, Hawaii -- Fred Thomas poured in a career-high 17 points, but the Mississippi State University men's basketball team lost to Marquette 89-62 Tuesday afternoon at the EA Sports Maui Invitational at the Lahaina Civic Center.
PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico -- The Mississippi State University women's basketball team dropped a 61-59 heartbreaker to Winthrop University on Tuesday in its first game at the Hardwood Tournament of Hope. Dequesha McClanhan hit a baseline jumper as time expired after Winthrop moved the ball the length of the court in 3.9 seconds. MSU's Martha Alwal had tied the game with a basket.
OXFORD -- Hugh Freeze's first season at the University of Mississippi could be described as wildly successful or a crushing letdown.
AUBURN, Ala. -- Jeff Whitaker understands the Auburn University football team's situation entering the Iron Bowl. He's aware of the criticism that has been heaped on coach Gene Chizik and that the Tigers are huge underdogs going into the game with No. 2 University of Alabama.
STARKVILLE -- The one thing Dan Mullen and Hugh Freeze agree on prior to Saturday's Egg Bowl is the University of Mississippi football team is playing with noticeable effort in 2012.
STARKVILLE -- MSU senior cornerback Johnthan Banks was named Monday one of three finalists for the 2012 Jim Thorpe Award. Banks joins former Bulldogs defensive back Fred Smoot (2000) as the only players in school history to be named a finalist for the award, which is given annually to the top defensive back in college football.
MAUI, Hawaii -- The Mississippi State University men's basketball team couldn't match the firepower of No. 9 University of North Carolina in a 95-49 loss on Monday night in the opening round of the Maui Classic.
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