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Williams provides stability on EMCC defense

Posted 9/26/2012 in College Sports

SCOOBA -- East Mississippi Community College sophomore linebacker Corey Williams learned the art of a shutout while playing at Noxubee County High School.

 

Alabama will test Ole Miss' young defense

Posted 9/26/2012 in College Sports

OXFORD -- The University of Mississippi football team's defense is undersized, inexperienced, and doesn't have much depth. The No. 1 University of Alabama Crimson Tide has a punishing, effective offense that has steamrolled every team it has faced this season.

 

 

Bell finds range for MSU

Posted 9/24/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University freshman kicker Devon Bell knew he would feel pressure. Bell also realized part of the challenge of being MSU's kicker was how he responded to missing kicks in a sold-out Davis Wade Stadium.

 

 

Tennessee women's soccer blanks MSU

Posted 9/24/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Katie Lenz and the No. 23 University of Tennessee women's soccer team wanted to make something out of their weekend.

 

 

MSU's lackluster offense leads to questions

Posted 9/23/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- "Embarrassing" That was the word Mississippi State University football coach Dan Mullen used during his halftime interview session.

 

 

Koenning remembers early days at USA

Posted 9/23/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University offensive coordinator Les Koenning should've recognized some of the talent on the field wearing red, white, and blue Saturday evening.

 

 

Alabama's shutout streak ends vs. FAU

Posted 9/23/2012 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- It never existed for University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban. The imaginary "it" is the media-generated buzz the Crimson Tide were on a three-game shutout streak. Imaginary or not, it ended Saturday in Bryant Denny Stadium when the Florida Atlantic University Owls scored seven points in the fourth quarter.

 

 

Ole Miss defense regroups vs. Tulane

Posted 9/23/2012 in College Sports

NEW ORLEANS -- Chief Brown's diving interception in the end zone in the final minutes set off exuberant celebrations on the Mississippi sideline, even though the Rebels had led by more than three touchdowns since the first quarter.

 

 

Ole Miss will try to rebound vs. Tulane

Posted 9/21/2012 in College Sports

NEW ORLEANS -- The Tulane University Green Wave has spent the past two weeks balancing football with much larger concerns for senior safety Devon Walker, who fractured his spine against the university of Tulsa. Still, coach Curtis Johnson senses Tulane (0-2) will be ready to get back on the field when it plays host to the University of Mississippi (1-2) Saturday in the Superdome.

 

 

EMCC takes out frustration against Mississippi Delta

Posted 9/21/2012 in College Sports

SCOOBA -- East Mississippi Community College football coach Buddy Stephens found motivational material in the most unusual place this week.

 

 

Bulldogs looking to shore up defensive concerns

Posted 9/19/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Twenty-two missed assignments, 18 missed tackles and 17 second-half points. These are the unfavorable numbers the Mississippi State University defense have been going over and over this week.

 

 

MSU NOTEBOOK: Bulldogs working to perfect Wildcat formation

Posted 9/19/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The one element of football that frustrates Mississippi State University head coach Dan Mullen since his arrival in Starkville four years ago is the development of the Wildcat formation.

 

 

Swinarski becomes MSU's first baseball commitment for 2014

Posted 9/19/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Joey Swinarski became Mississippi State University's first verbal commitment to the 2014 recruiting class.

 

 

MSU follows plan with schedule

Posted 9/19/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University football Dan Mullen was caught off guard Monday when asked if he felt his program was helping a start-up program like the University of South Alabama. The Bulldogs' fourth-year coach doesn't see it that way, or at least he doesn't wish to say it publicly.

 

 

MSU winning turnover battle

Posted 9/19/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State University football team understands the most important aspect of a game is the team is controlling the ball. No. 23 MSU (3-0, 1-0 Southeastern Conference) leads the nation in forced turnovers (12) and has committed only one this season.

 

 

Sharp happy to play starting role for EMCC

Posted 9/19/2012 in College Sports

SCOOBA -- In the past two seasons, quarterbacks Bo Wallace and Quez Johnson have grabbed most of the headlines in the East Mississippi Community College football team's 15-game winning streak. Players and coaches understand EMCC's high-octane offense only flourishes when all 11 players on that unit do their part.

 

 

Ole Miss looking for help on defense

Posted 9/19/2012 in College Sports

OXFORD -- University of Mississippi football coach Hugh Freeze said there were times last week when the bigger, stronger, and faster University of Texas Longhorns manhandled the smaller Rebels. Still, the Rebels never quit. As long as that's the case, Freeze said there's hope.

 

 

ICC will take on Holmes

Posted 9/19/2012 in College Sports

FULTON -- The No. 12 Itawamba Community College football team will look for its first 4-0 start to season since 1996 at 7 p.m. Thursday when it plays host to Holmes C.C. at Eaton Field.

 

 

Alabama could roll until game vs. LSU

Posted 9/19/2012 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban finds plenty of imperfections even given the top-ranked Crimson Tide's ridiculous scoring margin so far.

 

 

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