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Shell-shock: Freshmen must change workout, diet habits to succeed

Posted 11/10/2010 in College Sports

Life as a Mississippi State football player begins immediately after the ink dries on the National Letter of Intent.


Rare ranked battle for Bulldogs, Crimson Tide

Posted 11/9/2010 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- It's not every year the Mississippi State and the University of Alabama football teams meet with identical records. Both teams haven't been ranked entering their annual late-season game since 1999, when the Bulldogs were No. 8 with an 8-0 record and the Crimson Tide were No. 11.



Alabama men need 2OT to beat Alabama Huntsville

Posted 11/9/2010 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama men's basketball team finished its exhibition schedule Monday with a 73-68 double overtime win against the University of Alabama in Huntsville at Coleman Coliseum.



MSU bye week is stressful

Posted 11/8/2010 in College Sports

A bye week should be the most relaxing time of a football team's season. For No. 17 Mississippi State (7-2, 3-2 Southeastern Conference), last week's break from competition shattered the ball club because of the death of defensive end Nick Bell.



Lady Bulldogs adjust to new roles

Posted 11/8/2010 in College Sports

Judith Tabala has only been a member of the Mississippi State women's basketball team for a few months, but her first game action Sunday showed she, Diamber Johnson, and the rest of her teammates are adjusting to new roles. Johnson, who offered the look to Tabala, scored a game-high 21 points to lead four players in double figures in a 75-42 victory against the University of Montevallo in an exhibition game at Humphrey Coliseum.



Bolden, Rebels pound Cajuns

Posted 11/6/2010 in College Sports

OXFORD -- With its best playmaker relegated to the sidelines, the University of Mississippi football team kept the playbook simple. And with a punishing running game led by Brandon Bolden's 136 rushing yards and two touchdowns, Ole Miss plowed past Louisiana-Lafayette 43-21 on Saturday night.



Southern Miss pushes past Tulane

Posted 11/6/2010 in College Sports

NEW ORLEANS -- Southern Mississippi barely got 100 yards passing from its quarterback, but the biggest play of the game was a pass from one of its wide receivers. Quentin Pierce took a lateral from quarterback Austin Davis and threw a 26-yard touchdown pass to Johdrick Morris to break a fourth-quarter tie and lead the Golden Eagles to a 46-30 Conference USA victory against Tulane on Saturday.



LSU wins elimination game against Alabama

Posted 11/6/2010 in College Sports

BATON ROUGE, La. -- As Les Miles' latest stab at fourth-down trickery was about to unfold, the LSU coach bent down, snatched up some blades of grass -- and ate them. "I have a little tradition that humbles me as a man, that lets me know that I'm a part of the field and part of the game," Miles said as a smile widened on his face. "You should have seen some games before this. I can tell you one thing: The grass in Tiger Stadium tastes best."



MSU women's basketball team will be versatile this season

Posted 11/6/2010 in College Sports

Versatility appears to be a potential catchword for the 2010-11 Mississippi State women's basketball team.



Basketball Bulldogs will look different this year

Posted 11/6/2010 in College Sports

The Mississippi State men's basketball team's exhibition opener against Lindsey Wilson College showed how different the Bulldogs will look this season.



MSU to experiment with rotations against Lindsey Wilson

Posted 11/5/2010 in College Sports

When Mississippi State's men's basketball team faces exhibition opponent Lindsey Wilson on Saturday, all eyes will be on the two players who won't be in uniform when the games start to count.


MSU remembers friend, teammate Nick Bell

Posted 11/5/2010 in College Sports

Nick Bell's memorial service featured several speakers and slideshows honoring the former Mississippi State football player. But each shared a common theme about their friend: his bright smile.


Freshmen helping Crimson Tide improve

Posted 11/5/2010 in College Sports

Tierney Jenkins feels this is the year. This time, it's not just talk.



Rutgers' April Sykes has new role with Knights

Posted 11/3/2010 in College Sports

After two years of scattered playing opportunities with the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, former East Oktibbeha standout April Sykes has found herself in a role -- leader. A 6-foot, junior guard-forward, Sykes is on a team without seniors. So juniors are now the top of the pecking order, and Sykes knows she'll have to step up.


Cancer takes MSU's Nick Bell

Posted 11/3/2010 in College Sports

Mississippi State defensive end Nick Bell's battle with cancer ended Tuesday, leaving behind grief-stricken family, friends and teammates who will remember a cheerful, passionate and jovial person.


Henderson leads Lions to playoffs

Posted 11/3/2010 in College Sports

Brad Henderson has faced that clock and those charging linemen and cornerbacks and those questions. His ability to remain calm and to slow that clock down has helped him become a leader the East Mississippi Community College football team can trust.



Porter brings several skills to Lady Dogs

Posted 11/3/2010 in College Sports

One skill doesn't define Porsha Porter.



Bell's battle with cancer continues

Posted 11/2/2010 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State sophomore defensive end Nick Bell's prognosis for recovery from brain surgery took a turn for the worse when the team announced Monday he had additional surgery.



MSU men's basketball still adjusting to changes, personnel

Posted 11/2/2010 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Two weeks before the regular season opens, the Mississippi State's men's basketball team faces the same uncertainty it encountered when it began two-a-day practices Oct. 15.



Ole Miss looking up at rest of SEC West

Posted 11/2/2010 in College Sports

OXFORD -- The Southeastern Conference's Western Division might be the toughest in all of college football. Five of the six teams are ranked. Auburn's No. 1 in the BCS standings. The University of Alabama remains one of the nation's top teams and the defending national champion. LSU, Arkansas and Mississippi State all have big wins.



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