STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State football team's spot in the 2011 Gator Bowl is viewed as a major success for a university that hasn't played in a New Year's Day bowl game since 1999.
For the first time in 70 years, the Mississippi State Bulldogs will play in a New Year's Day bowl game.
Michigan State and Alabama had their sights set higher this year. Instead, they got a pretty nice consolation prize against each other.
Led by its front court and an unlikely key player, Mississippi State's women's basketball team beat North Texas 66-60 on Saturday.
A man involved in an incident last year in which he was hit with a cowbell at a Mississippi State football game has sued his alleged attacker and the Southeastern Conference.
STARKVILLE --Young teams typically need to learn games aren't decided on one play. A shot or a bad break can be a catalyst, but the lapses along the way often are forgotten when the tide turns. The Mississippi State women's basketball team learned that lesson Wednesday night.
The college sports governing body said Wednesday that Newton is eligible to play for the second-ranked Tigers in the Southeastern Conference championship game against South Carolina on Saturday.
Brittany Young doesn't sound like an ordinary freshman.
Riding a four-game winning streak, Mississippi State's men's basketball team had gotten by with one player carrying the scoring load and others pitching in just enough to win games. Tuesday, the Bulldogs saw that formula burn out in a 61-59 loss to Florida Atlantic (4-4).
STARKVILLE -- Chris White's breakout senior season has him in pole position to capture the Cellular South Conerly Trophy, which will be awarded tonight at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum. The Mississippi State middle linebacker turned in one of the best statistical seasons in the Southeastern Conference, totaling 105 tackles, six sacks, and 15-and-a-half tackles for a loss.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State men's basketball team will try to extend its season-opening winning streak to five at 7 tonight when it plays host to Florida Atlantic at Humphrey Coliseum.
In the yearlong war of words between Mississippi State's Dan Mullen and Mississippi's Houston Nutt, Mullen tossed the first barbs and did the majority of the talking, tweaking the "The School Up North" every chance the opportunity arose. Turns out his Bulldogs got the last word, too.
On Sunday, an injury gave one of the new Lady Bulldogs a chance to play an even greater role. Katia May showed in place of Porsha Porter she is capable of exciting things. At the same time, May showed she, like MSU, is a work in progress.
Katia May always thought she was patient and a good communicator. But sometimes even the best talkers need time to make the adjustment from high school to college basketball.
As much as the University of Mississippi football team tried to stack the line of scrimmage to stop Mississippi State's rushing attack, the Bulldogs did them one better.
Mississippi State women's basketball coach Sharon Fanning-Otis added a little bit of everything to her program for the 2011-12 season.
Mississippi State built a 22-point third-quarter lead but had to hang on late to secure a 31-23 win and its second straight in the Battle for the Golden Egg.
Mississippi State's 31-23 win over rival Ole Miss not only snapped a two-game losing streak, but helped catapult the Bulldogs to front-runner status for Chick-fil-A Bowl.
STARKVILLE -- Three games into the season, nothing has surprised Mississippi State men's basketball coach Rick Stansbury.
As logical as it seems to slide one or two of the burgeoning redshirt players in for a few plays to spell starters, coaches have a tough decision on whether to do so.
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