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MSU, Ole Miss' Warren get top billing in media voting

Posted 10/19/2010 in College Sports

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The Mississippi State men's basketball team and the University of Mississippi's Chris Warren earned top billing Monday. For the second-consecutive year, media members covering the Southeastern Conference have picked MSU to win the Western Division, while Warren, a senior guard, was picked to the preseason All-SEC first team.

 

 

Notoriety challenge for ranked Bulldogs

Posted 10/19/2010 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- It's time to see how the Mississippi State football team handles success. The No. 24 Bulldogs (5-2, 2-2 Southeastern Conference) are ranked for the first time in nine years and are one win away from bowl eligibility after beating then-No. 22 Florida 10-7 Saturday in Gainesville, Fla.

 

 

Bulldogs ranked after long absence

Posted 10/18/2010 in College Sports

When Mississippi State arrived back on campus a little after 1 a.m. Sunday morning, a throng of fans awaited to celebrate the Bulldogs' 10-7 victory over No. 22 Florida in The Swamp.

 

 

EMCC to induct eight into Hall

Posted 10/15/2010 in College Sports

Dedication, determination, and perseverance have been trademarks of athletes for generations. More than 50 years ago, those intangibles were even more important because football wasn't as gentlemanly a game as it is today.

 

And the winner is: The Ole Miss 'Rebel Black Bear'

Posted 10/14/2010 in College Sports

The new mascot of the University of Mississippi Rebels will be a black bear, officially replacing the goateed Southern gentleman "Colonel Reb" who was banished from the sidelines almost seven years ago. Thursday's unveiling of the "Rebel Black Bear" is the latest move in the school's effort to distance itself from symbols of the old South.

 

Stansbury, Bulldogs set to open season

Posted 10/14/2010 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Healthy and drama-free, the Mississippi State men's basketball will hold its first team practice Friday. From two NCAA eligibility appeals to three injury rehabilitations to two transfers, MSU is intact -- at least after Renardo Sidney and Dee Bost return from nine-game suspensions.

 

 

MSU needs receivers to do more

Posted 10/14/2010 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- In the wake of season-ending injuries to Marcus Green and Leon Berry, Mississippi State's receiving corp needs new options to emerge.

 

 

Miss. State's Augustus says he's making up for lost time

Posted 10/13/2010 in College Sports

Kodi Augustus feels like he's making up for lost time as he prepares for his senior season as a Mississippi State Bulldog.

 

 

Mullen returns to Gators' stadium for first time

Posted 10/13/2010 in College Sports

Having already faced his mentor for the first time, Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen is set to return to the stadium where he made a name for himself as a quarterback guru and play-caller.

 

 

UAB's Shed helps besides rushing

Posted 10/13/2010 in College Sports

Pat Shed would love to be the one who always is the last player shown on that footage. But the University of Alabama at Birmingham running back has learned there is much more to being a productive football player than scoring touchdowns.

 

 

Confident Bulldogs ready for Gators

Posted 10/12/2010 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen believes last year's loss to the University of Florida was an awakening for his team. In Starkville, Mullen led the Bulldogs to a near-upset of the Tim Tebow-led, No. 1-ranked Gators. MSU fell 29-19, but for most of the game was within a touchdown or field goal, and even tied the game at 13 in the third quarter.

 

 

Mullen puts stamp on MSU

Posted 10/11/2010 in College Sports

Mississippi State's 47-24 win over Houston only strengthened its identity since head coach Dan Mullen took over last season.

 

 

Holeman returns to beat MSU

Posted 10/11/2010 in College Sports

Steve Holeman's return to the state he called home for 15 years wasn't a scoreless endeavor.

 

 

East Carolina rallies past Southern Miss

Posted 10/9/2010 in College Sports

HATTIESBURG -- The East Carolina University football team did a lot of things wrong Saturday night, falling behind by 20 points in the first quarter and committing four turnovers on the road. But with just enough clutch plays, the Pirates emerged with a 44-43 victory over Southern Miss at Roberts Stadium, breaking the Golden Eagles' 11-game home winning streak in a Conference USA showdown.

 

 

Bulldogs run past Cougars

Posted 10/9/2010 in College Sports

HOUSTON, Texas -- The Mississippi State football team's offensive line made Vick Ballard's night pretty simple against Houston. The junior running back rushed for a career-high 134 yards and three touchdowns, and the Bulldogs gained 409 yards on the ground in a 47-24 win over the Cougars on Saturday.

 

 

MSU men's basketball will have to do without, with Bost, Sidney

Posted 10/9/2010 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Now that Mississippi State's men's basketball team knows when its suspended players will return to the court, the Bulldogs now must find a way back to the NCAA tournament. Sophomore forward Renardo Sidney will miss the team's first nine games, while junior point guard Dee Bost won't return until the team's first league game in January.

 

 

No. 19 South Carolina upsets No. 1 Alabama

Posted 10/9/2010 in College Sports

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- After delivering the University of South Carolina football team's biggest win ever, all coach Steve Spurrier could do was smile. "I think that this game was meant to be," he said. The way the Gamecocks played, it sure seemed like it.

 

 

Bost, Sidney discuss NCAA dealings

Posted 10/8/2010 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- In the past year, Mississippi State's men's basketball program has gone through two eligibility appeals processes with the NCAA. In that span, point guard Dee Bost and forward Renardo Sidney have kept a low profile and haven't been available to the media.

 

 

MSU women's basketball searching for toughness

Posted 10/8/2010 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The players have changed, but the message is the same. As much as Mississippi State women's basketball coach Sharon Fannning-Otis might not want to be redundant, the things that were keys to a special 2009-10 season will determine if the 2010-11 squad will be able to match that success.

 

 

Woodard solid leader on, off court for MSU volleyball

Posted 10/8/2010 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Kayla Woodard's path to Starkville wasn't conventional. It's not often volleyball players from small schools in the state of Alabama go largely unrecruited, accept an offer to walk on at a Division I school, earn a scholarship, and become one of their team's most valuable players on and off the court.

 

 

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