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Cannizaro likes depth on healthy pitching staff

Posted 12/11/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- There still are a lot of new things coming at Andy Cannizaro in year two as Mississippi State's baseball coach. For the first time in his career as a head coach, Cannizaro went through a fall season with a full roster of healthy pitchers -- which is also new, given the injuries that plagued his first season.

 

 

MTSU men beat Ole Miss

Posted 12/9/2017 in College Sports

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A second-half surge sent the Middle Tennessee men's basketball team to another win against a Southeastern Conference opponent. The Blue Raiders (7-1) erased a first-half deficit by opening the second half with an 8-0 spurt and never trailed Ole Miss again Saturday night.

 

 

MSU men improve to 8-0

Posted 12/9/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State men's basketball coach Ben Howland feels like it is opening day all over again. Howland's team will be at full force Tuesday when the Bulldogs play on the road for the first time in a nationally televised game at No. 17 Cincinnati (6 p.m., ESPN2).

 

 

Moorhead fills MSU coaching staff with three additions

Posted 12/9/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The first staff to work under new Mississippi State football coach Joe Moorhead grew from two to five in the span of a few hours Friday.

 

 

Knox leads MSU back to practice

Posted 12/9/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- For the first time in his career, Greg Knox had to take what he called his "horse blinders" off. In his 30-year coaching career, Knox never has had this much responsibility. He always has been a position coach -- wide receivers or running backs -- and sometimes has had the added titles of recruiting coordinator or special teams coordinator.

 

 

Former coach, grandfather believe MSU is right fit for Danberry

Posted 12/9/2017 in College Sports

Ashley Nance knows all about Jordan Danberry's exploits on the basketball court. Nance, the girls basketball coach at Conway (Ark.) High School, had a front-row seat to watch Danberry win back-to-back Gatorade Player of the Year honors in the state of Arkansas. She also saw Danberry play a pivotal role in leading Conway High to two state championship game appearances.

 

 

Danberry set to join No. 6 MSU

Posted 12/9/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Teams don't often get to add elite talents to their rosters. In April 2015, Roshunda Johnson, a four-star recruit out of Little Rock, Arkansas, opted to transfer from Oklahoma State to Mississippi State.

 

 

Schaefer confident No. 6 MSU's defense will improve

Posted 12/8/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Vic Schaefer isn't worrying about the numbers. If you have been around the Mississippi State women's basketball coach long enough, though, you know he loves statistics. He has a habit of highlighting numbers of interest on his team's statistical breakdowns. Schaefer also has a habit of circling and squaring good and bad stats after every game before he talks to members of the media.

 

 

Holman's offseason work results in increased production

Posted 12/8/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Aric Holman has shown in seven games he didn't waste his offseason. After averaging 8.4 points and 6-0 rebounds last season, the Mississippi State junior forward entered the offseason looking to improve his skills.

 

 

Hall's double-double helps Alabama edge Rhode Island

Posted 12/7/2017 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- When the Alabama men's basketball team needed him most, Collin Sexton came to the rescue in the Crimson Tide's 68-64 victory over Rhode Island on Wednesday night.

 

 

Moorhead has personal ties to coaching hires at MSU

Posted 12/6/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Joe Moorhead has personal ties to both of the assistant coach hires he has made as new Mississippi State football coach. Moorhead's second hire, confirmed Tuesday by Fordham University, is Fordham coach Andrew Breiner, who will be MSU's quarterbacks coach and pass game coordinator. MSU hadn't confirmed the hire as of Tuesday night.

 

 

Rankin, Simmons, Sweat earn All-SEC honors from coaches

Posted 12/6/2017 in College Sports

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Coming on the heels of The Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference laurels, Mississippi State offensive lineman Martinas Rankin, defensive tackle Jeffery Simmons, and defensive end Montez Sweat were named Tuesday to the All-SEC Coaches First Team, the league announced Tuesday.

 

 

Vivians earns SEC Player of the Week honors

Posted 12/6/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State senior guard Victoria Vivians was named Tuesday the Southeastern Conference Player of the Week. Vivians averaged 23 points, seven rebounds, three assists, and three steals in victories against Louisiana and Oklahoma State to help No. 6 MSU open the season with eight-straight wins for the second-straight year, and third time in the last four seasons.

 

EMCC dedicates championship to Clemons

Posted 12/5/2017 in College Sports

PERKINSTON -- East Mississippi Community College football coach Buddy Stephens calls the death of one of his players the most difficult thing he has encountered in a long coaching career.

MSU's Carter named SEC Player of Week

Posted 12/5/2017 in College Sports

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Mississippi State sophomore guard Tyson Carter was named Southeastern Conference Player of the Week on Monday by the league office and College Sports Madness.

 

Alabama leads way with eight first-team AP All-SEC performers

Posted 12/5/2017 in College Sports

The No. 4 Alabama football team led the way with eight first-team selections Monday to The Associated Press' All-Southeastern Conference team.

 

EMCC remembers Clemons in victory

Posted 12/4/2017 in College Sports

PERKINSTON -- One of East Mississippi Community College's best victories Sunday was dedicated to the memory of a fallen player. Sophomore defensive lineman Tyone Clemons was killed in an automobile accident two weeks ago in Jones County. The final weeks of bowl practice and the Mississippi Bowl were played in his memory.

EMCC wins fourth national title

Posted 12/4/2017 in College Sports

PERKINSTON -- East Mississippi Community College sophomore wide receiver Brandon Rodgers looked like he was in his element for a long time Sunday. Rodgers was barking out orders and his teammates were listening carefully for where to stand and where to look for a series of team photos.

Q Weatherspoon works late magic again for MSU

Posted 12/4/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The basketball hit the floor in front of Quinndary Weatherspoon with a Dayton Flyer in pursuit and five seconds remaining. Weatherspoon had every reason to let the ball go and let the final possession play out because he had been called for his fourth foul a few minutes earlier for pressuring the ball. This wasn't the time for hesitation.

Vivians leads No. 6 MSU past Oklahoma State

Posted 12/4/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The No. 6 Mississippi State women's basketball team is showing its age. With four seniors and a junior in the backcourt, MSU coach Vic Schaefer might have the deepest group of guards in the nation. Through eight games, MSU's guards are putting their experience to work in a variety of ways. On Sunday, Victoria Vivians poured in a season-high 30 points to help No. 6 MSU outlast Oklahoma State 79-76 before a crowd of 5,138 in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge at Humphrey Coliseum.

 

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