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EMCC football clinches North Division title

Posted 10/22/2011 in College Sports

SCOOBA -- Some of the best football players to play at East Mississippi Community College were on campus for Homecoming and Hall of Fame induction ceremonies this weekend. It is a safe bet several of the Lions who saw action Saturday on the Sullivan-Windham Stadium playing surface will be back to be honored in years to come.



Alabama surges past Tennessee in second half

Posted 10/22/2011 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- University of Alabama football fans could finally move on from the big rival to the really big game. Most of the 101,821 stuck around until the end of Alabama's 37-6 rout of the University of Tennessee on Saturday, happily starting up the "LSU" chants with a couple of minutes left and roaring when the announcer mentioned the next game in two weeks.



Bulldogs' Banks has record book in sights

Posted 10/21/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Johnthan Banks never cared about the recruiting attention. He also doesn't care about any potential postseason conference honors.



Group with local ties to be inducted into EMCC Athletics Hall of Fame

Posted 10/21/2011 in College Sports

When asked to discuss his football playing days at East Mississippi Community College, Mississippi State Senator Terry Brown might take you in a number of directions. Yet every story the United States Army Veteran tells is a good one. This weekend, Brown will be one of 11 individuals inducted into the EMCC Athletics Hall of Fame. The new class will be formally inducted tonight at a banquet in Scooba. It also will be introduced in pregame ceremonies prior to No. 3 EMCC's Homecoming game against Mississippi Delta C.C. at 2 p.m. Saturday at Sullivan-Windham Field.



No. 3 EMCC football team out to clinch title

Posted 10/21/2011 in College Sports

The East Mississippi Community College football team moved into its new home two months ago. Now the Lions want to spruce the place up with its first banner.



MSU men's basketball celebrates 100th year

Posted 10/21/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- When the Mississippi State men's basketball team officially ushers in the 2011-12 campaign on Nov. 7, it will mark the beginning of the program's 100th season.



Baseball America recognizes Ole Miss, MSU recruiting classes

Posted 10/21/2011 in College Sports

The accolades continue to come in for the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State baseball programs. Baseball America ranked Ole Miss' 2011 recruiting class fifth nationally and MSU's class No. 14.



Kentucky beats MSU soccer

Posted 10/21/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State women's soccer team wrapped up its 2011 home slate with a 2-0 setback to the University of Kentucky on Thursday night at the MSU Soccer Field.



EMCC men's basketball ranked No. 7 in preseason poll

Posted 10/21/2011 in College Sports

SCOOBA -- On the strength of back-to-back national tournament appearances, the East Mississippi Community College men's basketball team has earned a No. 7 ranking in the 2011-12 NJCAA Preseason Top 20 national poll, as announced Thursday.



Rosson hopes to lead MSU soccer to SEC tournament

Posted 10/20/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- This is the atmosphere and moment Skylar Rosson came to Mississippi State to create. The stakes for the women's soccer team regular-season finale against the University of Kentucky at 7 tonight also have kept her motivated through two knee surgeries.



Former MSU, Buffalo Bills great Hull dies

Posted 10/19/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University lost one of its favorite graduates Tuesday when former football letterman and National Football League veteran Kent Hull died Tuesday afternoon. School officials announced Hull's death, but the cause wasn't known. Funeral arrangements haven't been announced.



Mullen: Play in practice will decide starting QB

Posted 10/18/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen said Monday the play of his quarterbacks in practice will dictate who will start in games. In a radio interview with WHBQ in Memphis, Mullen refused to name his starter at quarterback for MSU's game at 6 p.m. Oct. 29 at the University of Kentucky.



Top pitching prospect commits to MSU

Posted 10/18/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State baseball team now has verbal commitments from two of the state's best high school juniors. Tri-County Academy right-handed pitcher Derek Martin confirmed to The Dispatch on Sunday afternoon he called MSU coach John Cohen to give a verbal commitment to M



Ole Miss tries to snap out of SEC losing skid

Posted 10/18/2011 in College Sports

OXFORD -- The astonishing free fall of the University of Mississippi's football program is reaching historic levels. If the Rebels (2-4, 0-3 Southeastern Conference) can't figure out a way to upset No. 10 Arkansas (5-1, 1-1) on Saturday at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, they'll extend their SEC losing streak to 10 games. That has never happened in the program's 79 years in the league.



Mississippi loses 2 to season-ending injuries

Posted 10/17/2011 in College Sports

Mississippi defensive end Wayne Dorsey and cornerback Marcus Temple are out for the season after getting injured in Saturday's 52-7 loss to No. 2 Alabama.



MSU soccer upsets No. 11 Florida

Posted 10/16/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Goalkeepers remember crooked numbers. Charged with keeping as clean a sheet as possible, goalkeepers take it a little more personally when an opponent scores more than one or two goals in a match.



MSU falls short again, loses to South Carolina

Posted 10/15/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen preaches to his team every day to fight for that inch. MSU's 14-12 loss to the No. 15 University of South Carolina on Saturday was a matter of six inches -- the height difference between wide receiver Alshon Jeffrey and MSU defensive back Corey Broomfield.



Boyd, Cox dominate inside for MSU

Posted 10/15/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- For the first time this season, Mississippi State defensive tackle tandem Fletcher Cox and Josh Boyd dominated the line of scrimmage. Cox and Boyd, who had been nominated as Southeastern Conference second-team selections, combined for 13 tackles, two and a half sacks, and four and a half tackles for loss Saturday in a 14-12 loss to the No. 15 University of South Carolina.



Russell provides spark, but it isn't enough

Posted 10/15/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State sophomore quarterback Tyler Russell provided a spark Saturday afternoon. However, the spark wasn't enough to put the Bulldogs in the win column for the first time this season in the Southeastern Conference. MSU couldn't make a fourth-quarter lead hold up, falling 14-12 to No. 15 South Carolina at Davis Wade Stadium.



Richardson leads No. 2 Alabama past Ole Miss

Posted 10/15/2011 in College Sports

OXFORD -- The University of Alabama's Trent Richardson now has his signature Heisman Trophy highlight. The Crimson Tide's bullish back set career marks with 183 yards rushing and four touchdowns and destroyed the University of Mississippi's defense with a 76-yard touchdown run that displayed his uncommon power and speed in a 52-7 win Saturday night.



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