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MSU NOTEBOOK: Griffin suffers ACL tear during practice

Posted 12/12/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Nick Griffin has suffered another major knee injury that will require reconstructive surgery. Mississippi State University's sophomore tailback suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in a Saturday practice and will undergo surgery Thursday.

 

Banks' award provides inspiration

Posted 12/12/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Tobias Smith has lived his entire life in the state of Mississippi, so he has a unique perspective on Johnthan Banks winning the 2012 Jim Thorpe Award.

 

MSU recruit Denson released from scholarship

Posted 12/12/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Rick Ray's philosophy of not allowing off-the-court distractions to affect the Mississippi State University men's basketball program continued Tuesday with a player who hasn't arrived in Starkville.

 

 

Reports link MSU linebackers coach to position at FIU

Posted 12/10/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Reports have surfaced suggesting Mississippi State University co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Geoff Collins may be returning to Florida International University for their open head coaching position.

 

 

McKinney goes from unknown to All-American

Posted 12/10/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Benardrick McKinney wasn't even sure if he was going to be a consistent member of the starting lineup at middle linebacker.

 

 

MSU football team gets commitments from two JUCO WRs

Posted 12/10/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State University football team dealt quickly with the loss of a wide receiver who rescinded a verbal commitment by adding two more. MSU's Class of 2013 class of recruits grew Sunday after East Mississippi Community College wide receiver Corey Smith pledged his services to the Bulldogs following a visiting to the Starkville campus.

 

 

MSU, Northwestern have followed similar roads to success

Posted 12/8/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Fans of the Mississippi State University and the Northwestern University football teams aren't surprised their teams will play on New Year's Day. Welcome to a new era of football at MSU and Northwestern.

 

 

MSU's Stricklin has plans for school's Olympic sports

Posted 12/8/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Every year, Mississippi State University Director of Athletics Scott Stricklin sits down with the Bulldog Club financial booster groups and explains what project is next on campus. With the MSU football staff already moving in to the new Seal Football Complex, a $25 million football-only facility, the next objective on Stricklin's to-do list is to improve the facilities for MSU's Olympic sports.

 

 

Ole Miss rallies to beat UMass; Chattanooga beats Alabama

Posted 12/8/2012 in College Sports

OXFORD -- After trailing by as many as 15 points in the first half, the University of Mississippi women's basketball team used a huge second half to post a 71-59 come-from-behind victory against the University of Massachusetts on Saturday afternoon at Tad Smith Coliseum.

 

 

MTSU hands Ole Miss its first loss

Posted 12/8/2012 in College Sports

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- On a day when Middle Tennessee State University celebrated its arena's 40th anniversary, it earned a rare home victory against a Southeastern Conference foe. Kerry Hammonds' baseline jump shot with 40 seconds remaining and late foul shots, and Middle Tennessee State University handed the University of Mississippi its first loss of the season with a 65-62 victory on Saturday.

 

 

Smith, Earnest preparing to take next step

Posted 12/8/2012 in College Sports

Jake Smith and Dylan Earnest are eager to get back on the mound to make an impression. Their next steps, though, will only be precursors to an even bigger step.

 

 

Defense helps MSU women beat FAU

Posted 12/8/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- With a young team, Mississippi State University women's basketball coach Vic Schaefer knew this season would be full of teaching moments. However, the first-year coach couldn't have imagined the moments would come at such a fast and furious pace.

 

Banks makes history, wins Jim Thorpe Award

Posted 12/7/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- When he decided to return for his senior season at Mississippi State University, Johnthan Banks' defensive coordinator knew his standout player had a chance to accomplish big things.

 

MSU football players earn All-SEC honors

Posted 12/7/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Six Mississippi State University football players were named All-Southeastern Conference by The Associated Press and league coaches, announced by the conference this past week. The half-dozen combined selections for the Maroon and White are the most since placing nine on the 2000 All-SEC squad.

 

 

Schaefer continues to stress improvement

Posted 12/7/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The film doesn't lie. With as many teaching points as Vic Schaefer and his coaches are trying to emphasize this season, the first-year Mississippi State University women's basketball coach is glad to have tangible evidence he can use to prove his points.

 

MSU embraces ugly basketball against UTSA

Posted 12/5/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Even teammates were starting to get on Mississippi State University senior forward Wendell Lewis about his poor start to the 2012-13 season. Not any longer.

 

Borchert shows all-around game in victory

Posted 12/5/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State University men's basketball coaches have stressed to Colin Borchert there are ways he can contribute without scoring.

 

 

Ray concerned about team's slow starts away from home

Posted 12/4/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Rick Ray isn't interested in hearing his team played hard and fought back last weekend. Mississippi State University's first-year men's basketball coach doesn't believe the Bulldogs should have put themselves in that position.

 

MSU will face Northwestern in Gator Bowl

Posted 12/3/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- For the second time in three years, the Mississippi State University football team will have New Year's Day plans.

 

Despite projections, MSU remained confident it would go to Gator Bowl

Posted 12/3/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State Director of Athletics Scott Stricklin wasn't fazed by the projections, speculation, or rumors that had the school's football team going somewhere other than Jacksonville, Fla.

 

 

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