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MSU should be familiar with Houston's 'D'

Posted 10/6/2010 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- As defensive systems go in the professional game, the 3-4 defense is the popular way to go. Now that it has proven effective in the NFL, it was only a matter of time before a wave of base 3-4 systems hit college football.

 

 

Doubters only motivate West Alabama's Poe

Posted 10/6/2010 in College Sports

Gabe Poe doesn't fit the mold of a traditional linebacker. Listed at 5-foot-8, 205 pounds, you might think Poe's size would be best utilized in the secondary. But every position is fair game when you have a motor like Poe's.

 

 

MSU women's basketball unveils schedule

Posted 10/6/2010 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Following a program-best NCAA Sweet 16 appearance last season, the Mississippi State women's basketball program announced its 2010-11 schedule on Tuesday. With a 28-game slate, the Lady Bulldogs will play 14 opponents at Humphrey Coliseum and seven games that will be televised.

 

 

MSU's Green will have season-ending knee surgery

Posted 10/5/2010 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- For the second time in his career, Mississippi State tight end Marcus Green will have a season cut short to injury.

 

 

Improved Southern Miss defense to face pass-happy East Carolina

Posted 10/5/2010 in College Sports

HATTIESBURG -- Nearly every day, Southern Miss coach Larry Fedora said a fan will approach and ask him why his team's defense is suddenly so impressive.

 

 

Alabama's Ingram recalls Heisman moment against South Carolina

Posted 10/5/2010 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Mark Ingram was already a rising star before last year's South Carolina game. Maybe a commentator or two, and some University of Alabama football fans, had even tossed his name and "Heisman Trophy candidate" together following a 172-yard game against the University of Mississippi.

 

 

MSU will try to extend run against Houston

Posted 10/4/2010 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Last season, Mississippi State's football team had two heartbreaking losses at home. The University of Houston was one of the teams to escape Starkville with a win. Coming off a bye week, the Cougars (3-1, 2-0 Conference USA) will welcome the Bulldogs (3-2, 1-2 Southeastern Conference) to Texas on Saturday.

 

 

Dogs think they should have played better

Posted 10/3/2010 in College Sports

The scoreboard at Davis Wade Stadium showed Mississippi State beat Alcorn State 49-16 Saturday, but coaches and players feel like they should have performed better.

 

 

Redshirts have various goals

Posted 10/3/2010 in College Sports

A freshman spends the first year of his college career away from the game field. It's an adjustment many players haven't had to make since their freshman season in high school, if at all.

 

 

Bama dominates in Sort'em out Saturday games

Posted 10/3/2010 in College Sports

With five games matching ranked teams and conference play now in full swing, the first weekend of October was bound to give the national championship race a good shake.

 

 

NCAA reinstates Bost, hands down nine-game suspension

Posted 9/30/2010 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- After three months of waiting for the NCAA to rule on his fate, Mississippi State junior point guard Dee Bost was reinstated Wednesday.

 

 

McPhee doing more for MSU's defense

Posted 9/30/2010 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Pernell McPhee's statistics through four games don't reflect how vital he has been to the Mississippi State football team's defense.

 

EMCC's Ward uncertain of his next career move

Posted 9/29/2010 in College Sports

Perrance Ward isn't sure where his next step will take him.

 

Teammate: Dee Bost 'not really himself'

Posted 9/29/2010 in College Sports

Dee Bost's bid to regain college eligibility has taken longer than anticipated, and the process is wearing on him, according to a teammate.

 

 

MSU's defense plays key role in win

Posted 9/28/2010 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- When Manny Diaz took over as co-defensive coordinator of the Mississippi State football team, his goal was to get his players to fly to the football without hesitation.

 

 

Win gives Mullen confidence

Posted 9/27/2010 in College Sports

A day after Mississippi State's galvanizing win over Georgia, head coach Dan Mullen has plenty to build upon.

 

Dogs find winning combination

Posted 9/26/2010 in College Sports

Mississippi State's football team recaptured its form against Georgia on Saturday, riding a familiar formula for a 24-12 win.

 

Ingram's late TD lifts No. 1 Tide to victory

Posted 9/26/2010 in College Sports

Trailing on the road against one of the best quarterbacks in the nation, No. 1 Alabama escaped by doing what it does best: making big plays on defense and giving the ball to Mark Ingram.

 

 

Rebels roll over Fresno St. behind Brandon Bolden

Posted 9/26/2010 in College Sports

There would be no second-half collapse for the Mississippi Rebels. Brandon Bolden made sure of that.

 

 

Strong start sets tone for Mississippi State

Posted 9/26/2010 in College Sports

Entering Saturday's game, Derek DePasquale had attempted just two of MSU's 10 kickoffs this season.

 

 

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