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Arkansas still has bowl game in its sights

Posted 10/27/2012 in College Sports

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- University of Arkansas football coach John L. Smith has seen a change in the mood around the Razorbacks over the last few weeks.

 

 

Buzz at all-time high for matchup vs. Alabama

Posted 10/26/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- What happens if the No. 13 Mississippi State University football team beats defending national champion and No. 1 University of Alabama on Saturday night? The answer to that question has been bandied about the Starkville campus by students, teachers, administrators, and, yes, the Bulldogs themselves.

 

 

MSU women beat Ole Miss for Magnolia Cup

Posted 10/26/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- A season of heartache and disappointment ended with laughter, smiles, and hugs for the Mississippi State University women's soccer team Thursday night.

 

 

Ray, Kennedy see rivalry differently

Posted 10/26/2012 in College Sports

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- It's clear the two Southeastern Conference men's basketball coaches in the state of Mississippi have a different perspective on their annual rivalry.

 

 

Alabama's Hudson caught off guard by preseason ranking

Posted 10/26/2012 in College Sports

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Don't call Wendell Hudson surprised. Incredulous would be a better term. The University of Alabama women's basketball coach couldn't think of any other way to react earlier this week when he learned his team had been picked to finish 14th in the expanded Southeastern Conference.

 

 

Frank begins damage control at Ole Miss

Posted 10/26/2012 in College Sports

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- A year ago, a phalanx of reporters and television cameras surrounded University of Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt and associate head coach Holly Warlick for their appearance at the Southeastern Conference Basketball Media Day.

 

 

MSU's Banks ready for Alabama challenge

Posted 10/24/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- On Saturday night, Amari Cooper is going to stare in the eyes of a defensive back that doesn't care who the University of Alabama freshman wide receiver is or what he's done.

 

 

MSU women's basketball to make changes on defense

Posted 10/24/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The "Secretary of Defense" may have to wage his battles a little differently this season.

 

 

Marquee matchup features stellar quarterback play

Posted 10/24/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Like looking into a mirror. This is the attitude of the analysts when evaluating both undefeated programs to meet in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday night.

 

 

New Hope's Richardson helps lead EMCC

Posted 10/24/2012 in College Sports

SCOOBA -- Frank Richardson envisioned a lot of good times when he left New Hope High School and signed to play football at East Mississippi Community College.

 

State JUCO players help MSU, Alabama

Posted 10/24/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The junior college system in the state of Mississippi has been kind to the top-ranked University of Alabama and the No. 13 Mississippi State University football programs.

 

Johnson building confidence at WR for MSU

Posted 10/24/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Anybody associated with the Mississippi State University football program will tell you confidence is the story behind sophomore wide receiver Robert Johnson.

 

 

Nkemdiche leads improved Mississippi defense

Posted 10/24/2012 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Denzel Nkemdiche is the perfect poster child for the University of Mississippi's resurgent football team.

 

 

RUNNING OVER THE OPPOSITION: MSU, Alabama possess physical ground games

Posted 10/22/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- It's clear both teams that meet this Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium won't be surprised this week in practice by what the scout team offense is running.

 

 

Recruiting philosophies differ for MSU, Alabama

Posted 10/22/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The recruiting path to get to the first undefeated football matchup between Mississippi State University and the University of Alabama in 70 years couldn't be more different.

 

 

Bulldogs not fazed by being picked last

Posted 10/22/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The new men's basketball coach at Mississippi State University doesn't want his players paying attention to preseason projections.

 

 

Aberdeen's Smith helps anchor Itawamba C.C. defense

Posted 10/22/2012 in College Sports

FULTON -- Itawamba Community College football player Brandon Smith was not sure the purpose when he was asked to meet head coach Jon Williams in his office last spring.

 

Russell, Smith crossing the Meridian

Posted 10/22/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- It's not as if Tyler Russell and Chris Smith haven't combined for touchdowns. The Mississippi State University quarterback and wide receiver have been doing their pitch-and-catch routine since Russell threw a pass to Smith in middle school. The only problem is Russell was playing for Northwest Junior High near Meridian and Smith was playing for Kate Griffin Junior High.

 

Mullen: MSU has been challenged

Posted 10/22/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Dan Mullen doesn't want to listen to the idea the Mississippi State University football team hasn't been properly prepared for its matchup against the nation's No. 1 team.

 

 

Cooper, Yeldon making impact for Alabama

Posted 10/22/2012 in College Sports

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- The University of Alabama football team's freshman playmakers are coming of age just when the top-ranked Crimson Tide will need them most.

 

 

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