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Relf, MSU roll past Michigan

Posted 1/1/2011 in College Sports

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Mississippi State football team's offense has earned a reputation for controlling the clock and running the football. On Saturday, No. 21 MSU proved it could dismantle a defense in multiple ways and put up monster numbers on a big stage, racking up 485 yards in a 52-14 rout of the University of Michigan in the Progressive Gator Bowl.

 

 

Passing game doesn't miss a beat for MSU

Posted 1/1/2011 in College Sports

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- When Chad Bumphis broke his collarbone in the regular-season finale against the University of Mississippi, the Mississippi State football team lost its leader in catches, receiving yards, and touchdowns.

 

 

MSU Gator Bowl Blog: Kickoff game to be crucial

Posted 1/1/2011 in College Sports

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Mississippi State's kick coverage and return teams haven't been spectacular this season, and head coach Dan Mullen is hopeful a month-long layoff doesn't affect either unit. Friday, Mullen expressed concern over the lack of game-speed reps his kickoff teams have had since the regular season finale against Ole Miss on Nov. 27.

 

 

MSU Gator Bowl Blog: Big Ten/SEC matchup dominates press conference topics

Posted 12/31/2010 in College Sports

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Twenty four hours before Mississippi State and Michigan kickoff the 2011 Progressive Gator Bowl, the head coaches and selected players from each team met with the media for the last time today. Naturally, the comparisons between the Big Ten and Southeastern Conference were the major talking points for both teams.

 

Loyal MSU fans relish bowl trips

Posted 12/30/2010 in College Sports

Don Howard didn't grow up in Mississippi, nor did he attend Mississippi State University football games as a kid.

 

Video: Mullen, MSU agree on new contract

Posted 12/30/2010 in College Sports

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Any concerns over Dan Mullen's future at Mississippi State were put to rest today after athletics director Scott Stricklin announced he and Mullen had agreed to a new contract. Still pending approval from the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning Board of Trustees, Mullen's new contract will see him earn $10.6 million over the next four years.

 

 

Late run lifts Lady Bulldogs to victory

Posted 12/30/2010 in College Sports

A late 11-0 run lifted the Mississippi State women's basketball team past Buffalo 72-58 in an opening-round game at the Lehigh Christmas City Classic Wednesday night at Stabler Arena.

 

 

MSU's men complete two-week trip with loss

Posted 12/30/2010 in College Sports

Mississippi State's massive 14-day road trip ended with a 94-72 loss to St. Mary's in the 2010 Shamrock Showcase played Wednesday night at Orleans Arena.

 

MSU: 'Discipline' the key to stopping UM's Robinson

Posted 12/30/2010 in College Sports

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Stopping University of Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson goes beyond limiting the elusive quarterback's rushing opportunities. Teams have known that since he started lighting up opponents at the beginning of the season. Outside of Ohio State, no one has found the right recipe for limiting the nation's second-most explosive player to Auburn's Cam Newton.

 

MSU Gator Bowl Blog: MSU defenders keen on run-pass option; McPhee to face high school teammates

Posted 12/29/2010 in College Sports

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- There's no question Denard Robinson is the engine that makes Michigan's offense go. The Wolverines' "head of the snake" -- as Mississippi State defensive coordinator Manny Diaz typically calls opponent's best player -- is an equal threat to run and throw. But how Robinson has managed to produce at a high rate each week has just as much to do with his development as how teams try to defend him.

 

 

Lady Bulldogs open tournament today against Buffalo

Posted 12/29/2010 in College Sports

The Mississippi State women's basketball team will open play in the Christmas City Classic at 4 p.m. today against the University of Buffalo at Stabler Arena on the campus of Lehigh University.

 

 

Bulldogs look past UM's defensive woes

Posted 12/29/2010 in College Sports

Mississippi State football players and coaches are guarding against the perception they'll have their way with Michigan's porous defense.

 

 

Video: MSU players have fun on the beach before Gator Bowl

Posted 12/29/2010 in College Sports

 

 

MSU Blog: Mullen happy with focus; Relf to wear Bell's No. 36

Posted 12/28/2010 in College Sports

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Mississippi State Bulldogs have been away from game action for over a month, but the layoff and extra activities of bowl week haven't affected the team's ability to focus on Gator Bowl opponent Michigan, head coach Dan Mullen said Tuesday.

 

 

Michigan's Robinson a smaller Newton

Posted 12/27/2010 in College Sports

Some experts of college football hail University of Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson as a compressed version of Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton.

 

 

Bulldogs arrive for Gator Bowl

Posted 12/27/2010 in College Sports

 

 

Bulldogs drop last contest at Hawaii

Posted 12/26/2010 in College Sports

Kodi Augustus recorded his sixth double-double of the year and Jalen Steele had a career-high 14 points.

 

 

Sidney, Bailey suspended indefinitely

Posted 12/25/2010 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State University Athletics Department announced Friday men's basketball players Elgin Bailey and Renardo Sidney have been suspended indefinitely for their roles in an altercation Thursday night at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. Bailey and Sidney were sent home from Hawaii where the team is competing in the Diamond Head Classic. They won't play today against Hawaii or Wednesday against St. Mary's in Las Vegas.

 

 

MSU men's players in fight in stands

Posted 12/24/2010 in College Sports

HONOLULU --Two players from Mississippi State's basketball team fought in the stands Thursday night between games at the Diamond Head Classic Sophomore forward Renardo Sidney and junior forward Elgin Bailey got into the altercation about 10 minutes before the tipoff of the game between tournament host Hawaii and Utah at the Stan Sheriff Center. Punches were thrown in the fight that lasted several minutes and was broken up by teammates.

 

 

MSU men rebound to beat San Diego in Hawaii

Posted 12/24/2010 in College Sports

HONOLULU -- The Mississippi State men's basketball team bounced back from a loss to Washington State with a 69-52 win against San Diego on Thursday in the second round of the Diamond Head Classic at the Stan Sheriff Center.

 

 

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