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Redshirt James working to improve

Posted 12/26/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- According to all physical and mental indicators, Nick James is taking full advantage of his redshirt opportunity.

 

 

MSU falls to UNLV in tournament title game

Posted 12/24/2013 in College Sports

LAS VEGAS -- The UNLV men's basketball team is starting to find its groove. Playing two games on the other side of the Las Vegas Strip from its campus, UNLV played perhaps its two best games of the season.

 

 

MSU men take step closer to title

Posted 12/23/2013 in College Sports

LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- The Mississippi State men's basketball team held its own against a massive, physical front line from South Florida. Leading the rebounding statistic and sparked by Gavin Ware's fourth double-double of the season, the Bulldogs beat the Bulls 71-66 in an opening-round game of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic Sunday night at the New Orleans Arena.

 

 

Mercer beats Ole Miss on last-second 3-pointer

Posted 12/23/2013 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Mercer point guard Langston Hall had a clean shot at the basket, but it was beyond the 3-point line at the top of the circle and two Ole Miss defenders were scrambling to make it an even tougher shot. Mercer coach Bob Hoffman wasn't concerned.

 

 

Perkins ready to lead in final game at Liberty Bowl

Posted 12/21/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- LaDarius Perkins isn't just excited about having one more game to this college career. He's thrilled to have one rare healthy game to his senior year.

 

 

Bulldogs fined for artificial noisemaker violation

Posted 12/21/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - More cowbell resulted in more fines for Mississippi State athletics.

 

 

Defense helps MSU dunk FGCU

Posted 12/20/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- "Dunk City" is false advertisement. The Mississippi State men's basketball team proved Florida Gulf Coast University's marketing campaign for its Sweet 16 team from last season is a falsehood, or at least it was Thursday night at Humphrey Coliseum.

 

 

Johnson recovering after injury

Posted 12/20/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State coach Rick Ray didn't rush Roquez Johnson back after he injured his left knee last week in a game against Southeastern Louisiana in Tupelo. Ray's patience with Johnson's recovery allowed the senior forward to provide 10 points and eight rebounds in 24 minutes Thursday night in a 68-55 victory against Florida Gulf Coast University.

 

 

MSU women focused on developing more options

Posted 12/20/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- It's always good to have options.

 

 

Elite group of Lions, Indians move on

Posted 12/18/2013 in College Sports

Byerson Cockrell had been waiting for Wednesday his entire life.

 

 

Applewhite, Bulldogs remain home for Florida Gulf Coast

Posted 12/18/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Thanks to his wife's chocolate chip cookies, Rick Ray now has two players with nicknames related to food.

 

 

MSU men break in new habits in victory

Posted 12/18/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Tuesday night was the beginning of perception demolition at Humphrey Coliseum. Prior to a 78-65 victory against Florida A&M, the Mississippi State men's basketball team frustrated coach Rick Ray with its inability to do fundamental things. But reclamation commenced Tuesday, as MSU made free throws, moved the ball on offense, and created turnovers on defense.

 

 

Alwal leads MSU past North Dakota State

Posted 12/18/2013 in College Sports

FARGO, N.D. -- A dominating defensive performance in the second half lifted the Mississippi State women's basketball team to its fourth victory away from home Tuesday night.

 

 

Saban says there were no talks with Texas

Posted 12/18/2013 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama coach Nick Saban and the football team are moving on.

 

 

No. 11 Wichita State outlasts Alabama

Posted 12/18/2013 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Cleanthony Early and the Wichita State men's basketball team never ran out of answers for Alabama. Early scored 26 points and Fred VanVleet made two free throws with 11 seconds left to lift the 11th-ranked Shockers to a 72-67 victory against the Crimson Tide on Tuesday night.

 

 

Alabama's Mosley repeats on AP All-America team

Posted 12/18/2013 in College Sports

NEW YORK -- A tackle-machine linebacker, a tackle-busting running back and one of the most disruptive defensive tackles in the country made return appearances on The Associated Press All-America team. Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley, Arizona running back Ka'Deem Carey, and Arizona State defensive tackle Will Sutton were selected to the first team for the second-straight season.

 

 

Fitzgerald transitioning from exams to bowl prep

Posted 12/17/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- One week ago, Nick Fitzgerald was trying to figure out how to ace his high school final exams. Shortly after that test, Fitzgerald faced another one when he received a Mississippi State football playbook and was told to prepare for practice.

 

 

MSU looking more for Sword

Posted 12/17/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- When asked what he has learned about his team in his second season as Mississippi State's men's basketball coach, Rick Ray said he knows his personnel better.

 

 

Alwal will play closer to home

Posted 12/17/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Martha Alwal knows she and the Mississippi State women's basketball team will have some fans supporting them tonight for one of their longest road trips of the season.

 

 

Six EMCC players earn All-America honors

Posted 12/17/2013 in College Sports

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Six members of the East Mississippi Community College football program were named Monday NJCAA All-Americans.

 

 

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