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MSU men add European player, will play in Maui in 2012

Posted 7/28/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- It may be the offseason, but the Mississippi State men's basketball team made plenty of news Wednesday. MSU finalized its 2011 recruiting class with the signing of Latvian forward Kristers Zeidaks. It also announced it has been invited to participate in the 2012 EA SPORTS Maui Invitational.



'It's very important to own Mississippi'

Posted 7/22/2011 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. --The University of Mississippi football coach Houston Nutt has some very public advice for his in-state peer and rival. Nutt wasn't impressed with the Mississippi State football billboards that popped up around his state -- we'll get to the ownership statement in a minute. He's not sure if the $72,000 public relations campaign has had an impact.



Saban looks to rebuild Crimson Tide after key losses

Posted 7/22/2011 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- The University of Alabama was named the media's preseason favorite to win the Southeastern Conference this fall and represent the conference in a Bowl Championship Series bowl, a prediction that surprised coach Nick Saban.



Sidney won't go to Europe with MSU

Posted 7/22/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The ongoing Renardo Sidney saga added another chapter Friday as the Mississippi State men's basketball program announced the junior forward left campus earlier this week to return to Houston, Texas, to work out with former NAB All-Star and coach John Lucas.



Alabama picked as favorite in SEC

Posted 7/22/2011 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- The University of Alabama football team is the favorite to win the Southeastern Conference title.



All-SEC Voting

Posted 7/22/2011 in College Sports

A list of preseason All-Southeastern Conference teams as chosen by reporters covering SEC media days, with total votes received in parentheses



Relf ready to push Bulldogs up SEC ladder

Posted 7/21/2011 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- A year ago at Southeastern Conference Media Days, Chris Relf was the unpolished, untested quarterback of a burgeoning Mississippi State football team. The bulk of questions he entertained reflected his rise from obscurity, as he was grilled about his passing ability -- or lack thereof.



MSU's Cox knows he will play bigger role

Posted 7/21/2011 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- Fletcher Cox may be the best defensive lineman on his team. He's just fine with that.



SEC Commissioner Slive outlines possible changes

Posted 7/21/2011 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive utilized the opening press conference of SEC Football Media Day to announce plans Wednesday to strengthen academic requirements for incoming freshmen and transfers.



Muschamp hopes to re-energize Florida

Posted 7/21/2011 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- The rookie head coach strolled into the second-floor ballroom at The Wynfrey Hotel like he'd been there before. He hadn't -- at least not in front of this microphone, not while addressing a media contingent in the hundreds. "Great to be here," Will Muschamp said. "Great to be back in the Southeastern Conference and at the University of Florida." Moments like that one, captured in front of the laptops and pens and digital tape recorders and a Gators helmet near the podium, convinced Muschamp to go from coach-in-waiting at the University of Texas to coach-right-now.



Former Rebel Warren will play in Australia

Posted 7/21/2011 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Throughout his exceptional high school and college career, Chris Warren dreamed of taking his basketball talents to the professional level. On Wednesday, the former University of Mississippi point guard was earned that opportunity when he signed with the Adelaide 36ers of Australia's National Basketball League.



Harrell will go to Michigan to play baseball

Posted 7/20/2011 in College Sports

Baseball knows no boundaries. And when you make an impression on someone, there's no telling where your hard work will help you wind up. Blake Harrell finalized his destination of choice Tuesday, signing a scholarship to play baseball at St. Clair Community College in Port Huron, Mich.



Ole Miss Athletics assists Smithville

Posted 7/20/2011 in College Sports

SMITHVILLE -- After collecting household goods the past two weekends, University of Mississippi Athletics personnel delivered Tuesday a load of items to the Smithville community as part of the Rebel Relief Project.



MSU's Saulsberry does internship with SPD

Posted 7/15/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- You might have noticed a familiar face in an unfamiliar uniform around Starkville. Mississippi State senior lineman Quentin Saulsberry has spent the past month and a half interning at the Starkville Police Department. In that time he has been the most popular person to step out of a squad car.



Arkansas, Alabama lead preseason All-SEC picks

Posted 7/15/2011 in College Sports

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The University of Arkansas led the way Thursday with 14 selections to the Southeastern Conference preseason coaches' teams, while the University of Alabama had 13 and Mississippi State and the University of Mississippi had four apiece.



Local Lions movin' on up

Posted 7/14/2011 in College Sports

Tyler Aldridge, Mitch Bohon, and Cole Vaughan will be able to look back one day and know they were a part of something special. Their efforts this season were instrumental in helping the East Mississippi Community College baseball team get back to the postseason and making the first step toward becoming a perennial contender.



Former CHS standout Morris will go to West Alabama

Posted 7/13/2011 in College Sports

Sammy Smith needed a scale Tuesday afternoon. Two months earlier, Smith's jaw dropped when former Columbus High boys basketball standout Phillip Morris entered his office. "What have you been doing?" Smith asked Morris, a former CHS point guard who went on to play basketball at Southwest Mississippi Community College in Summit.



Moultrie ready to take court for MSU

Posted 7/13/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Bulked up and anxious to hit the court, Mississippi State forward Arnett Moultrie is ready to see what he can do in the Southeastern Conference.



MSU, Cohen file motion for protective order

Posted 7/13/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State and baseball coach John Cohen filed a motion for protective order Friday regarding an information request by former player Forrest Moore.



Sidney working in offseason to improve conditioning

Posted 7/12/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Expect a different Renardo Sidney this season. The Mississippi State junior center spent more than a month working out with former NBA player and coach John Lucas in Houston, Texas, to shed weight and to improve his conditioning.



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