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EMCC'S Jones plans to raise her game

Posted 1/6/2011 in College Sports

Kierra Jones knows what she can do on the basketball floor.



Johnson, MSU women try to find right balance

Posted 1/6/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Diamber Johnson knew what she was going to face this season. While it was wonderful to be a part of a backcourt that included All-Southeastern Conference performers Alexis Rack and Armelie Lumanu and be a part of a run to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament last season, somewhere in the back of Johnson's mind she realized she would move on to center stage in the 2010-11 season. Johnson is spending a lot of time in the spotlight, too.



Beckham to transfer from MSU

Posted 1/6/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Injuries and a lack of playing time marred Twany Beckham's career with the Mississippi State men's basketball team. The lack of playing time was the reason Beckham cited Wednesday in announcing his decision to transfer from MSU.



EMCC's Henderson commits to Northwestern State

Posted 1/6/2011 in College Sports

It's natural for players want to reach the highest level of their sport. But Brad Henderson recognizes a good offer when he sees one -- even if, at first, he doesn't know exactly where it will take him.



Ole Miss, Southern Miss men earn big victories

Posted 1/6/2011 in College Sports

DALLAS -- Chris Warren scored 19 points, including eight during a 23-4 second-half run, and the University of Mississippi men's basketball team defeated SMU 75-57 Wednesday night.



MSU/Starkville blog: (Updated) Diaz to take over DC job at Texas

Posted 1/5/2011 in College Sports

Mississippi State defensive coordinator Manny Diaz has accepted the same position with the Texas Longhorns. Diaz, who spent one season in Starkville, will replace Will Muschamp, who recently accepted the head coach job at Florida. Diaz, along with wife Stephanie, toured the Texas campus Tuesday and met with UT officials after receiving a call about the job Monday night.



MSU/Starkville blog: Stansbury refuses comment on Bailey-Sidney situation; Beckham transfers

Posted 1/5/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- In the wake of a disastrous 14-day road swing, Mississippi State's men's basketball team is looking to start anew. The Bulldogs, who open Southeastern Conference play Saturday against Alabama, lost four of five games during stops in the Bahamas, Hawaii and Las Vegas.



MSU's Diaz visits Austin for Texas Longhorns job

Posted 1/5/2011 in College Sports

Mississippi State defensive coordinator Manny Diaz is on the Austin, Texas, campus right now meeting with Mack Brown about the open position at Texas, an Internet Longhorns site reported today.



Alabama rockets past Toledo

Posted 1/4/2011 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Sophomore forward Tony Mitchell and senior guard Charvez Davis each scored a game-high 21 points Monday night to lead the University of Alabama men's basketball team to an 83-41 victory against Toledo at Coleman Coliseum.



Sidney fulfills suspension; Bailey to transfer

Posted 1/3/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State men's basketball coach Rick Stansbury announced Monday the suspensions levied to junior forward Elgin Bailey and sophomore forward Renardo Sidney for their altercation in Hawaii on Dec. 23 have been lifted, effective immediately.



Gator Bowl week thrills Bulldogs

Posted 1/3/2011 in College Sports

It's hard to imagine Mississippi State's football team having its Gator Bowl week go any better. The Bulldogs' 52-14 win over Michigan set a Gator Bowl record for most points scored and sent the Wolverines home with their worst bowl loss in program history.



MSU clamps down on Michigan's Robinson

Posted 1/1/2011 in College Sports

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- University of Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson entered the Progressive Gator Bowl as Dan Mullen's admitted single-most challenging matchup this season.



Relf, MSU roll past Michigan

Posted 1/1/2011 in College Sports

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Mississippi State football team's offense has earned a reputation for controlling the clock and running the football. On Saturday, No. 21 MSU proved it could dismantle a defense in multiple ways and put up monster numbers on a big stage, racking up 485 yards in a 52-14 rout of the University of Michigan in the Progressive Gator Bowl.



Passing game doesn't miss a beat for MSU

Posted 1/1/2011 in College Sports

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- When Chad Bumphis broke his collarbone in the regular-season finale against the University of Mississippi, the Mississippi State football team lost its leader in catches, receiving yards, and touchdowns.



MSU Gator Bowl Blog: Kickoff game to be crucial

Posted 1/1/2011 in College Sports

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Mississippi State's kick coverage and return teams haven't been spectacular this season, and head coach Dan Mullen is hopeful a month-long layoff doesn't affect either unit. Friday, Mullen expressed concern over the lack of game-speed reps his kickoff teams have had since the regular season finale against Ole Miss on Nov. 27.



MSU Gator Bowl Blog: Big Ten/SEC matchup dominates press conference topics

Posted 12/31/2010 in College Sports

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Twenty four hours before Mississippi State and Michigan kickoff the 2011 Progressive Gator Bowl, the head coaches and selected players from each team met with the media for the last time today. Naturally, the comparisons between the Big Ten and Southeastern Conference were the major talking points for both teams.


Loyal MSU fans relish bowl trips

Posted 12/30/2010 in College Sports

Don Howard didn't grow up in Mississippi, nor did he attend Mississippi State University football games as a kid.


Video: Mullen, MSU agree on new contract

Posted 12/30/2010 in College Sports

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Any concerns over Dan Mullen's future at Mississippi State were put to rest today after athletics director Scott Stricklin announced he and Mullen had agreed to a new contract. Still pending approval from the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning Board of Trustees, Mullen's new contract will see him earn $10.6 million over the next four years.



Late run lifts Lady Bulldogs to victory

Posted 12/30/2010 in College Sports

A late 11-0 run lifted the Mississippi State women's basketball team past Buffalo 72-58 in an opening-round game at the Lehigh Christmas City Classic Wednesday night at Stabler Arena.



MSU's men complete two-week trip with loss

Posted 12/30/2010 in College Sports

Mississippi State's massive 14-day road trip ended with a 94-72 loss to St. Mary's in the 2010 Shamrock Showcase played Wednesday night at Orleans Arena.



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