STARKVILLE -- Neil Macdonald hopes his players have found the right mind-set.
STARKVILLE -- Darius Slay has taken the long road to Mississippi State. The 6-foot-1 defensive back signed twice with MSU (once out of high school and again after two years at Itawamba Community College) before he was able to return last week to his home state of Georgia to make his first big play in Division I football.
STARKVILLE -- Mark Ouimet resigned Tuesday from his position as assistant recruiting coordinator of the Mississippi State football team. Ouimet, whose resignation is effective immediately, was in the middle of his second season at MSU. He spent the past 10 years in Ann Arbor, Mich., working in football in several capacities.
SCOOBA -- Inching up another spot to No. 3 in this week's NJCAA Top 20 football poll, the East Mississippi Community College football team will begin its final month of the regular season at 3 p.m. Saturday when it takes on No. 12 Northeast Mississippi in Booneville.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State senior guard Dee Bost was one of 50 players named Monday to the Wooden Award Preseason Watch List, as announced by the Los Angeles Athletic Club. The list is made up of 50 student-athletes who, based on last year's individual performance and team records, are the front-runners for college basketball's most prestigious honor.
STARKVILLE -- Members of the Mississippi State football team's coaching staff have a new perspective five weeks into the 2011 season. MSU head coach Dan Mullen is using words like "realistic" and "goals" after MSU (2-3, 0-3 Southeastern Conference) lost to the University of Georgia 24-10 Saturday for its third consecutive SEC defeat.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State junior cornerback Corey Broomfield has been playing with a broken thumb for the past three weeks. MSU cornerbacks coach Melvin Smith confirmed Monday that Broomfield suffered the injury Sept. 10 in a 41-34 loss at Auburn University, and that Broomfield has been playing with a large cast on his right hand since that time.
A north Mississippi couple whose son died during football practice at Mississippi will have their case tried in Oxford, where the university is located, a Hinds County judge has ruled.
ATHENS, Ga. -- The isolated early season mistakes have become trends after the Mississippi State football team suffered its third straight Southeastern Conference defeat.
ATHENS, Ga. -- Mississippi State redshirt freshman quarterback Dylan Favre received what he asked for Saturday afternoon -- an opportunity to play.
ATHENS, Ga. -- The Mississippi State football team figured out Saturday at Sanford Stadium that sometimes two isn't better than one. That's the case when that one is Isaiah Crowell.
Sharon Fanning-Otis is ready. After spending much of the past week on the road recruiting, Fanning-Otis was back in the state of Mississippi on Saturday, gearing up for the start of the Mississippi State women's basketball season.
FRESNO, Calif. -- Jeff Scott ran for 138 yards and two second-half touchdowns, and new starting quarterback Randall Mackey sparked the University of Mississippi football team's dormant offense in a 38-28 victory against Fresno State on Saturday night.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The No. 3 University of Alabama football team showed it can run and stop the run better than No. 12 Florida, maybe better than anyone in the country.
STARKVILLE -- Dan Mullen is in the position no head coach wants to be in this weekend. There are a lot of questions Mullen won't be able to answer until the Mississippi State football team kicks off its game against the University of Georgia at 11 a.m. today (Fox Sports Net South) at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga.
It's not difficult to find the trend in University of Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo's plan of action last week against the University of Mississippi. Georgia handed the football to freshman Isaiah Crowell and let the rest of the nation see why the Bulldogs were so excited when the five-star tailback signed his National Letter of Intent.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Just before the University of Florida football team's Southeastern Conference opener against Tennessee, defensive tackles Jaye Howard and Dominique Easley sprinted onto the field with giant chains draped around their necks.
University of Mississippi football coach Houston Nutt wants his players to look closely at last year's game against Fresno State to see what the Rebels are capable of offensively when everything is clicking. Fresno State coach Pat Hill is using video from that same game to make sure his players don't make the same defensive mistakes that doomed them in Mississippi.
STARKVILLE -- It's back to drawing board for Mississippi State quarterback Chris Relf. The film room might be the best place to dissect the troubles of the Bulldogs' senior leader. But if you listen to Relf describe the reason for his recent play, he may just need a mirror so he can see himself smile again.
SCOOBA -- The No. 4 East Mississippi Community College football team scored touchdowns on five of its first six possessions Thursday night en route to a 56-6 victory against Coahoma C.C. in MACJC North Division action at New Sullivan-Windham Field. The 50-point home triumph, coupled with No. 15 Northeast Mississippi's 34-28 win at No. 10 Northwest Mississippi, sets up a crucial North Division battle of unbeaten foes (3-0 in division) at 3 p.m. Oct. 8 at Tiger Stadium in Booneville.
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