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Bost hopes to provide spark vs. Rebels

Posted 1/13/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- It's Dee Bost's time to shine. The scene for an epic performance needed to lead the Mississippi State men's basketball team out of a streak that has seen it lose five of its past six games is set for 8 tonight (ESPN2) against the University of Mississippi in Oxford.

 

 

Mirando excited about first full-time position

Posted 1/13/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Dan Mullen believes in giving young coaches a shot. The Mississippi State football coach remembers how mentor Urban Meyer helped make him a better coach while working together at the University of Utah and the University of Florida. He credits former Syracuse football coach Paul Pasqualoni for giving him his first chance to coach as a graduate assistant at the Division I level and helping mold his coaching methodology. That's why he had no qualms or reservations about promoting Angelo Mirando to be MSU's new wide receivers coach.

 

 

Mullen hires Collins to complete staff

Posted 1/13/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Geoff Collins just fit the mold of a Mississippi State coach. That's what MSU football coach Dan Mullen thought when he made his final coaching hire Wednesday, naming Collins as linebackers coach and co-defensive coordinator, the school announced Wednesday.

 

 

MSU women still looking for toughness

Posted 1/13/2011 in College Sports

Mary Kathryn Govero doesn't have all of the answers. But the senior guard has played in enough games to know what is ailing the Mississippi State women's basketball team.

 

 

Alabama men beat South Carolina

Posted 1/13/2011 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala.-- The University of Alabama men's basketball team won its Southeastern Conference home opener Wednesday night with a 57-47 victory against the University of South Carolina Gamecocks.

 

 

MSU/Starkville sports blog: Bulldogs basketball not panicking ahead of Ole Miss clash

Posted 1/12/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Heading into Oxford for a pivotal in-state matchup against Ole Miss, Mississippi State players know their mid-season rebuilding plan will get much tougher if they lose tomorrow night. MSU (8-7, 0-1) can ill-afford falling into a 0-2 hole to start league play, especially with games against No. 24 Georgia, Vanderbilt and Florida to close the January slate.

 

 

MSU/Starkville sports blog: MSU fills staff with Geoff Collins

Posted 1/12/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State has filled its final coaching vacancy with the hire of Geoff Collins as co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach. Collins takes over a role served by former defensive coordinator/linebackers coach Manny Diaz, who left last week to coach become defensive coordinator at Texas.

 

 

Hungry Auburn fans cause run on duck meat

Posted 1/11/2011 in College Sports

Auburn fans in the Mobile area who wanted to chow down on duck meat while watching the Tigers defeat the Oregon Ducks for the national championship may have been out of luck. At least two stores sold out of duck meat Monday as fans were getting ready for the big game.

 

 

Ole Miss, MSU will try for better results

Posted 1/11/2011 in College Sports

The Mississippi State and University of Mississippi men's basketball teams lost their Southeastern Conference openers Saturday, but only one team left its game feeling better about how it played. Ole Miss (12-4, 0-1 SEC) lost at the University of Florida 77-71, but outrebounded the league's top team in that category and received 13 points, 10 rebounds, and four blocked shots from foul-plagued Reginald Buckner.

 

 

Muldrow will provide test for Alabama

Posted 1/11/2011 in College Sports

The University of Alabama men's basketball team won its matchup in the post against Mississippi State on Saturday, but it will face a tougher test at 8 p.m. Wednesday (CSS) when it takes on Southeastern Conference Player of the Week Sam Muldrow and the University of South Carolina at Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

 

 

MSU/Starkville sports blog: Johnson's return to form hinges on others

Posted 1/10/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- While Dee Bost and Renardo Sidney gained most of the headlines before and after Mississippi State's loss to Alabama, leading scorer Ravern Johnson's ongoing shooting slump flew under the radar.

 

 

MSU women can't come all way back

Posted 1/10/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Lessons usually come easier when student-athletes have complete focus. But attention to detail typically isn't a strength of teams packed with inexperienced pieces trying to find their chemistry. The Mississippi State women's basketball team learned that lesson again Sunday afternoon.

 

 

Gaynor working herself back into form for MSU women

Posted 1/9/2011 in College Sports

The time for sitting is over. It's time for "speed on speed." Darriel Gaynor admits she isn't there yet, but the Mississippi State sophomore is going to do everything in her power to get back to that point this season and for the rest of her career as a Lady Bulldog.

 

 

Bulldogs open SEC with loss to Alabama

Posted 1/8/2011 in College Sports

Mississippi State's men's basketball team's "new season" began much like its dismal non-conference road swing ended: with a uninspiring loss.

 

MSU/Starkville sports blog: Sidney to make long-awaited home debut

Posted 1/8/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The hype surrounding Mississippi State sophomore forward Renardo Sidney has yet to be witnessed at Humphrey Coliseum. The show-stopping athleticism and inside-out game can be found on Youtube.com and recruiting websites, but Sidney hasn't flashed a single highlight in Starkville. Sidney has spent most of his career on the bench awaiting the conclusion of his year-long fight with the NCAA to gain eligibility.

 

MSU/Starkville sports blog: Berkery ready to launch training facility

Posted 1/7/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- I caught up with former Mississippi State infielder and Boo Ferriss Trophy winner Thomas Berkery at the site for his new baseball/softball training facility on Industrial Road. Berkery spent three seasons playing minor league ball after a standout career as an infielder at MSU. Some players don't want to get away from the game after hanging up their spikes. Berkery is one of them.

 

 

MSU promotes Wilson, Mirando

Posted 1/7/2011 in College Sports

When Dan Mullen talks about building Mississippi State's football program, one word always comes up: family.

 

 

Bost to debut for Miss. State

Posted 1/7/2011 in College Sports

Dee Bost's anxious wait to return to the court ends Saturday.

 

 

Vanderbilt bounces Lady Bulldogs

Posted 1/7/2011 in College Sports

Mississippi State could not overcome slow start, as the Lady Bulldogs dropped a 65-44 decision to homestanding Vanderbilt in a Southeastern Conference women's basketball game Thursday night at Memorial Gymnasium.

 

 

MSU/Starkville blog: MSU football has four signees enroll for spring

Posted 1/6/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Lost in the whirlwind of Manny Diaz leaving Mississippi State to join the staff at Texas was the Bulldogs' addition of four early enrollees. Defensive end John Harris; quarterback Dak Prescott; and offensive linemen Nick Redmond and Joey Trapp are enrolled for the spring semester and will begin workouts with the team on Jan. 18. Harris, Prescott and Trapp graduated high school in December, giving the Bulldogs five prep signees to enroll in the spring in head coach Dan Mullen's last three recruiting classes.

 

 

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