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MSU feels its defense ready for Alabama

Posted 11/12/2010 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- How can a football team ranked in the top five of nearly every statistical category in its league have anything wrong with its offense? When that team is the University of Alabama, any aspect of play below a championship level isn't accepted.

 

 

Punting game has been key to Bulldogs' success

Posted 11/11/2010 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State football team's punting game hasn't gotten enough credit for the team's blistering start. The No. 17 Bulldogs (7-2, 3-2 Southeastern Conference) are second in the nation in fewest punt return yards conceded with 16. That figure pops even more considering MSU has allowed 11 punt returns this season.

 

 

Stansbury wants to see better defense from MSU

Posted 11/11/2010 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State men's basketball team will face more question marks than certainties Friday when it opens the regular season. The Bulldogs, who'll be without suspended players Dee Bost and Renardo Sidney, struggled defensively in their exhibition win against Lindsey Wilson College.

 

 

MSU's Govero will try to find scoring niche

Posted 11/11/2010 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mary Kathryn Govero has seen the spotlight. Until now, though, she has avoided spending much of her college career in its glare. That all changed Sunday when the senior guard saw how important opponents believe she will be this season to the Mississippi State women's basketball team.

 

 

EMCC's Ward commits to Memphis

Posted 11/11/2010 in College Sports

Perrance Ward still has work to do, but the opportunity to play Division I college football has been offered and accepted. The former West Point High School standout and East Mississippi Community College cornerback/safety gave a verbal commitment Tuesday to play football at the University of Memphis.

 

 

West Alabama's Ellis focuses on Thursday night's season finale

Posted 11/10/2010 in College Sports

Alvin Ellis knows his University of West Alabama football team has lost close homes. In fact, every loss in the Tigers' 6-4 season has been by no more than four points.

 

Shell-shock: Freshmen must change workout, diet habits to succeed

Posted 11/10/2010 in College Sports

Life as a Mississippi State football player begins immediately after the ink dries on the National Letter of Intent.

 

Rare ranked battle for Bulldogs, Crimson Tide

Posted 11/9/2010 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- It's not every year the Mississippi State and the University of Alabama football teams meet with identical records. Both teams haven't been ranked entering their annual late-season game since 1999, when the Bulldogs were No. 8 with an 8-0 record and the Crimson Tide were No. 11.

 

 

Alabama men need 2OT to beat Alabama Huntsville

Posted 11/9/2010 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama men's basketball team finished its exhibition schedule Monday with a 73-68 double overtime win against the University of Alabama in Huntsville at Coleman Coliseum.

 

 

MSU bye week is stressful

Posted 11/8/2010 in College Sports

A bye week should be the most relaxing time of a football team's season. For No. 17 Mississippi State (7-2, 3-2 Southeastern Conference), last week's break from competition shattered the ball club because of the death of defensive end Nick Bell.

 

 

Lady Bulldogs adjust to new roles

Posted 11/8/2010 in College Sports

Judith Tabala has only been a member of the Mississippi State women's basketball team for a few months, but her first game action Sunday showed she, Diamber Johnson, and the rest of her teammates are adjusting to new roles. Johnson, who offered the look to Tabala, scored a game-high 21 points to lead four players in double figures in a 75-42 victory against the University of Montevallo in an exhibition game at Humphrey Coliseum.

 

 

Bolden, Rebels pound Cajuns

Posted 11/6/2010 in College Sports

OXFORD -- With its best playmaker relegated to the sidelines, the University of Mississippi football team kept the playbook simple. And with a punishing running game led by Brandon Bolden's 136 rushing yards and two touchdowns, Ole Miss plowed past Louisiana-Lafayette 43-21 on Saturday night.

 

 

Southern Miss pushes past Tulane

Posted 11/6/2010 in College Sports

NEW ORLEANS -- Southern Mississippi barely got 100 yards passing from its quarterback, but the biggest play of the game was a pass from one of its wide receivers. Quentin Pierce took a lateral from quarterback Austin Davis and threw a 26-yard touchdown pass to Johdrick Morris to break a fourth-quarter tie and lead the Golden Eagles to a 46-30 Conference USA victory against Tulane on Saturday.

 

 

LSU wins elimination game against Alabama

Posted 11/6/2010 in College Sports

BATON ROUGE, La. -- As Les Miles' latest stab at fourth-down trickery was about to unfold, the LSU coach bent down, snatched up some blades of grass -- and ate them. "I have a little tradition that humbles me as a man, that lets me know that I'm a part of the field and part of the game," Miles said as a smile widened on his face. "You should have seen some games before this. I can tell you one thing: The grass in Tiger Stadium tastes best."

 

 

MSU women's basketball team will be versatile this season

Posted 11/6/2010 in College Sports

Versatility appears to be a potential catchword for the 2010-11 Mississippi State women's basketball team.

 

 

Basketball Bulldogs will look different this year

Posted 11/6/2010 in College Sports

The Mississippi State men's basketball team's exhibition opener against Lindsey Wilson College showed how different the Bulldogs will look this season.

 

 

MSU to experiment with rotations against Lindsey Wilson

Posted 11/5/2010 in College Sports

When Mississippi State's men's basketball team faces exhibition opponent Lindsey Wilson on Saturday, all eyes will be on the two players who won't be in uniform when the games start to count.

 

MSU remembers friend, teammate Nick Bell

Posted 11/5/2010 in College Sports

Nick Bell's memorial service featured several speakers and slideshows honoring the former Mississippi State football player. But each shared a common theme about their friend: his bright smile.

 

Freshmen helping Crimson Tide improve

Posted 11/5/2010 in College Sports

Tierney Jenkins feels this is the year. This time, it's not just talk.

 

 

Rutgers' April Sykes has new role with Knights

Posted 11/3/2010 in College Sports

After two years of scattered playing opportunities with the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, former East Oktibbeha standout April Sykes has found herself in a role -- leader. A 6-foot, junior guard-forward, Sykes is on a team without seniors. So juniors are now the top of the pecking order, and Sykes knows she'll have to step up.

 

 

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