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Franklin brings experience, toughness to MSU women

Posted 9/30/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- A'Quonesia Franklin isn't a numbers person. If she was, there might have been a time when she doubted she could play Division I basketball. But Franklin never has been one to let artificial or perceived physical ones stand in her way. That's what makes it so easy for Mississippi State University women's basketball coach Vic Schaefer to reminisce about someone he came to know by accident.

 

 

MSU's Love waiting for turn at cornerback

Posted 9/30/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Jamerson Love recognizes he's watching two of the best in defensive backs teach him how to play in the Southeastern Conference. This week, the Mississippi State University football team has used its bye week to give newcomers like Love an opportunity to show the veterans what they've learned.

 

 

MSU baseball working to find Friday starter

Posted 9/28/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University baseball coach John Cohen opens fall practice today with a "unique" situation he'd like to make routine. Cohen enters his fifth season as coach at his alma mater with one starting positional spot and one spot in the pitching rotation to fill from last season.

 

 

Second-half surge lifts EMCC

Posted 9/28/2012 in College Sports

CLARKSDALE -- When East Mississippi Community College needed a lift Thursday night, sophomore running back Rodriguez Moore felt like that was the least he could do.

 

 

Next stretch of schedule will test EMCC

Posted 9/28/2012 in College Sports

CLARKSDALE -- When East Mississippi Community College football coach Buddy Stephen saw his 2012 schedule for the first time, the fifth-year coach knew the final four games of the season could be the team's biggest challenge.

 

 

Lacy hitting his stride for Alabama

Posted 9/28/2012 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The questions facing Eddie Lacy these days are turning more from the toe and ankle to touchdowns and yards.

 

 

MSU volleyball team lacks confidence

Posted 9/26/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University volleyball coach Jenny Hazelwood met Wednesday afternoon with her freshman outside hitter Taylor Scott to gauge her frustration level.

 

 

Bulldogs unveil new uniforms

Posted 9/26/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The partnership between Mississippi State and adidas became more evident with the unveiling of the new TECHFIT football uniform for the Bulldogs program's upcoming games in November.

 

 

MSU players, coaches want to improve focus

Posted 9/26/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University football coach Dan Mullen said his players tried to hard to make the spectacular play in the past two games.

 

 

MSU's Perkins named to Doak Walker list

Posted 9/26/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University running back LaDarius Perkins was added to the Doak Walker Award watch list, the selection committee announced Tuesday. The award was created in 1989 and named after the 1948 Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL Hall of Famer.

 

Williams provides stability on EMCC defense

Posted 9/26/2012 in College Sports

SCOOBA -- East Mississippi Community College sophomore linebacker Corey Williams learned the art of a shutout while playing at Noxubee County High School.

 

Alabama will test Ole Miss' young defense

Posted 9/26/2012 in College Sports

OXFORD -- The University of Mississippi football team's defense is undersized, inexperienced, and doesn't have much depth. The No. 1 University of Alabama Crimson Tide has a punishing, effective offense that has steamrolled every team it has faced this season.

 

 

Bell finds range for MSU

Posted 9/24/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University freshman kicker Devon Bell knew he would feel pressure. Bell also realized part of the challenge of being MSU's kicker was how he responded to missing kicks in a sold-out Davis Wade Stadium.

 

 

Tennessee women's soccer blanks MSU

Posted 9/24/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Katie Lenz and the No. 23 University of Tennessee women's soccer team wanted to make something out of their weekend.

 

 

MSU's lackluster offense leads to questions

Posted 9/23/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- "Embarrassing" That was the word Mississippi State University football coach Dan Mullen used during his halftime interview session.

 

 

Koenning remembers early days at USA

Posted 9/23/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University offensive coordinator Les Koenning should've recognized some of the talent on the field wearing red, white, and blue Saturday evening.

 

 

Alabama's shutout streak ends vs. FAU

Posted 9/23/2012 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- It never existed for University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban. The imaginary "it" is the media-generated buzz the Crimson Tide were on a three-game shutout streak. Imaginary or not, it ended Saturday in Bryant Denny Stadium when the Florida Atlantic University Owls scored seven points in the fourth quarter.

 

 

Ole Miss defense regroups vs. Tulane

Posted 9/23/2012 in College Sports

NEW ORLEANS -- Chief Brown's diving interception in the end zone in the final minutes set off exuberant celebrations on the Mississippi sideline, even though the Rebels had led by more than three touchdowns since the first quarter.

 

 

Ole Miss will try to rebound vs. Tulane

Posted 9/21/2012 in College Sports

NEW ORLEANS -- The Tulane University Green Wave has spent the past two weeks balancing football with much larger concerns for senior safety Devon Walker, who fractured his spine against the university of Tulsa. Still, coach Curtis Johnson senses Tulane (0-2) will be ready to get back on the field when it plays host to the University of Mississippi (1-2) Saturday in the Superdome.

 

 

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