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Sandberg interested in playing football, baseball at MSU

Posted 2/9/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Cord Sandberg doesn't want to be average at anything.



Pitching leads MSU softball to sweep

Posted 2/9/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State University softball program can point to pitching as a strength this season. MSU rode a wave of pitching momentum to a doubleheader sweep of Tennessee State University and Georgia State University on Saturday in the second day of the Bulldog Kickoff Classic. MSU (3-1) allowed just four hits in 8-0 and 9-1 run-rule victories.



No. 2 Florida rolls past MSU

Posted 2/9/2013 in College Sports

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The No. 2 University of Florida men's basketball team played without forward Will Yeguete, benched starting point guard Scottie Wilbekin, and received an injury scare from Erik Murphy. It didn't matter against Mississippi State University.



Missouri wins second round vs. Ole Miss

Posted 2/9/2013 in College Sports

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Alex Oriakhi's temper got the best of him when he reached up from the court and pulled down Reginald Buckner. After a minute on the bench, the senior forward returned with just as much fire but much better focus.



Jacobs, Alabama edge LSU

Posted 2/9/2013 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Nick Jacobs scored 15 points and hit two free throws with 46 seconds left to help the University of Alabama men's basketball team secure a 60-57 victory against LSU on Saturday night.



MSU suspends Steele indefinitely

Posted 2/9/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State University men's basketball will be without its most experienced guard for the foreseeable future.



MSU defeats Ole Miss to win River Hills Cup

Posted 2/8/2013 in College Sports

JACKSON -- For the second consecutive year, the River Hills Cup is wrapped in Maroon and White. In an expectedly tough battle, the No. 10 Mississippi State men's tennis squad (5-0) defeated No. 12 Ole Miss (2-1) 4-2 Thursday night at River Hills Club to retain the trophy in a match that lasted nearly six hours.



MSU baseball team embraces depth at catcher position

Posted 2/7/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The very last thing Mississippi State University pitching coach Butch Thompson wants to do is make Mitch Slauter be behind the plate in every game this season.



Bulldogs must regroup quickly to face fourth-ranked Gators

Posted 2/7/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Wednesday was certainly not a good omen for the Mississippi State University men's basketball near future.



MSU softball drops season opener

Posted 2/7/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- While Mississippi State University did not win its softball opener Thursday night, the Bulldogs did get a glimpse at the pitching potential of transfer Alison Owen.



Ole Miss nets top player in top-10 recruiting class

Posted 2/7/2013 in College Sports

OXFORD -- The University of Mississippi football team's stunning recruiting class included the nation's consensus No. 1 overall recruit, one of the top receivers, and one of the best offensive tackles. The Rebels had such a good day that even LeBron James was impressed.



MSU adds depth in top 25 signing class

Posted 2/7/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- In the midst of the new $25 million Leo Seal Jr. Football Complex, Mississippi State University happily announced another part of the foundation for its football program.



MSU, Ole Miss extend recruiting reach outside of state

Posted 2/7/2013 in College Sports

Mississippi State University and the University of Mississippi extended their reach outside the Magnolia State this season. Only 38.3 percent (18 of 47) of the signees in MSU's and Ole Miss' recruiting classes came from the state of Mississippi.



Eight more players from EMCC go to four-year schools

Posted 2/7/2013 in College Sports

East Mississippi Community College football coach Buddy Stephens predicted last August as many as 20 EMCC football players would be play senior college ball the following year. Stephens hit that magic number Wednesday morning when eight more outgoing Lions signed senior college scholarship offers. Twenty-one players have signed off EMCC's 2012 North Division championship squad.



Alabama polishes off top-ranked class

Posted 2/7/2013 in College Sports

University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban insists he doesn't get swept up in the signing day drama of recruits' televised announcements and last-minute change of hearts.



Rebels too much for Bulldogs at Tad Pad

Posted 2/7/2013 in College Sports

Two words describe how the University of Mississippi men's basketball team disposed of Mississippi State University in a 93-75 victory before a capacity crowd of 8,299 at the Tad Smith Coliseum on Wednesday.



Newton on hand to see Auburn rally past Alabama

Posted 2/7/2013 in College Sports

AUBURN, Ala. -- Cam Newton helped lead another Auburn University comeback -- this time in basketball.



Signing Classes for Local Colleges

Posted 2/7/2013 in College Sports

The following is a list of the recruiting classes for the University of Mississippi, Mississippi State University, the University of Southern Mississippi, the University of Alabama, East Mississippi Community College, and Itawamba C.C.:



Stuedeman, MSU ready for year two

Posted 2/7/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- When Mississippi State University named Vann Stuedeman as its softball coach, her tasks included changing the belief system and helping return the Bulldogs to the postseason.



MSU coaches ready to get Woodruff back on mound

Posted 2/5/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Butch Thompson finally got the encouraging signs he was looking for in sophomore right-handed pitcher Brandon Woodruff this weekend.



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