SCOOBA -- There's a serious argument to be made DJ Looney has the most difficult job on the East Mississippi Community College football staff.
STARKVILLE -- When Rick Ray became Mississippi State men's basketball coach last year, he wanted fans to leave Humphrey Coliseum knowing the Bulldogs played harder, tougher, and smarter than their opponent.
STARKVILLE -- Three games into his career, freshman point guard IJ Ready is fed up with the play of the Mississippi State men's basketball team.
SCOOBA -- Todd Mays took one look at the East Mississippi Community College football team's offense and realized he wanted to be part of the system.
Coaches frequently talk about different matchups being the key to victory. At 2 p.m. Sunday at the sixth Mississippi Bowl in Biloxi, the contrasting styles of No. 1 Georgia Military College and No. 2 East Mississippi Community College will determine the National Junior College Athletic Association national championship.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State football team is preparing for an invitation to the 2013 AutoZone Liberty Bowl. Multiple sources close to the program confirmed to The Dispatch that MSU (6-6) anticipates returning to the bowl game at 3 p.m., Dec. 31 in Memphis, Tenn., for the first time since 2007.
SCOOBA -- For the first time, the National Junior College Athletic Association's football national championship will be decided in the state of Mississippi.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State men's basketball coach Rick Ray sees his team's game at 6 tonight (ESPNU) against TCU in the Big 12/SEC Challenge as a chance at redemption against a quality opponent.
STARKVILLE -- Beware the headband. The fuzzy, elasticized variety tennis player John McEnroe used to wear has been replaced by what Mississippi State women's basketball player Martha Alwal calls the "Skylar Diggins" headband. Named in honor of the former Notre Dame standout, Alwal and several of her MSU teammates proudly wear the white, cloth headband with the adidas affixed to their foreheads.
SCOOBA -- Jerran Reed's decision Wednesday came down to which program has been more successful the past few years.
OXFORD -- Get the basketball to the rim. That's the directive Ole Miss women's basketball coach Matt Insell has given to his players. The first-year coach hopes that attacking mind-set becomes a habit on both ends of the floor, but Wednesday the Rebels showed they are picking up on Insell's instructions on the offensive end.
JACKSON -- Mississippi State left guard Gabe Jackson made history Tuesday night when he was named the winner of the Conerly Trophy.
STARKVILLE -- The college football career for Mississippi State safety Nickoe Whitley ended with a forced fumble that helped clinch a victory against Ole Miss in the Battle for the Golden Egg.
If you asked Vic Schaefer prior to the season if he would take a 2-1 finish at inaugural Gulf Coast Showcase, the Mississippi State second-year women's basketball coach would have said yes. Nearly three days after losing to Middle Tennessee State in the tournament's championship game, Schaefer still views his team's showing at the three-day, eight-team event in Florida as a positive.
Georgia Military College has taken a unique approach to becoming one of two undefeated teams left in junior college football. In an age of spread-it-out football, the Bulldogs run the ball, and they do it quite well.
SCOOBA -- The wrist band is not loaded down with dozens of plays.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State men's basketball coach Rick Ray hopes he can maintain the team's recruiting pipeline from Montgomery Carver High School.
STARKVILLE -- After a seemingly long journey, Tyson Cunningham has found his role with the Mississippi State men's basketball program. The senior walk-on guard showed Sunday he might be the Bulldogs' most consistent outside shooter by draining two 3-pointers in a 65-64 overtime victory against Loyola-Chicago.
ESTERO, Fla. -- The Mississippi State women's basketball team saw its season-opening seven-game win streak snapped Sunday with a 62-48 loss to Middle Tennessee State in the championship game of the Gulf Coast Showcase.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Alabama kicker Cade Foster was inundated with support from teammates and thousands of fans on social media after missing two field goal attempts and having a third blocked in the Crimson Tide's loss to Auburn.
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