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Lifting redshirt tough decision

Posted 11/24/2010 in College Sports

As logical as it seems to slide one or two of the burgeoning redshirt players in for a few plays to spell starters, coaches have a tough decision on whether to do so.



Egg Bowl bigger? Mullen likes it that way

Posted 11/24/2010 in College Sports

Egg Bowl week gets bigger each year. That's exactly the way Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen wants it.



Brown, Govero lead MSU women past South Alabama

Posted 11/24/2010 in College Sports

MOBILE, Ala. -- The double-doubles will come. Ashley Brown works too hard not to be rewarded with double-digit efforts in points and rebounds. On Tuesday, Brown inched closer to her first career double-double at Mississippi State with an impeccable sense of timing.



Bulldogs pull off another ugly 'W' to beat Detroit

Posted 11/23/2010 in College Sports

All three of Mississippi State's men's basketball wins this season haven't been pretty. But as long as there's improvement and a "W," the Bulldogs will take them as they come.



Last year's Egg Bowl brings MSU relief

Posted 11/23/2010 in College Sports

The excitement after Mississippi State's recapturing of the Golden Egg last season was joyous relief for a team that experienced arguably the most humiliating defeat either side had endured just one year earlier.



Mullen: Bulldogs knocking on door of top SEC teams

Posted 11/22/2010 in College Sports

With their annual rivalry match just six days away, the Mississippi State Bulldogs are trying to shake their disappointing overtime loss to Arkansas. As MSU head coach Dan Mullen sees it, his team isn't far off from breaking into the Southeastern Conference's elite.



Bulldogs give Arkansas double-OT scare

Posted 11/21/2010 in College Sports

The Arkansas Razorbacks survived a double-overtime scare against Mississippi State on Saturday, atoning for a blown 10-point lead with a 38-31 win.



Bulldogs rally late to upend Appalachian State at home

Posted 11/21/2010 in College Sports

A fast-break lay-up by Mississippi State's Jalen Steele led the Bulldogs past Appalachian State 76-74 in a men's basketball game played Friday night in the Humphrey Coliseum.



Big plays doom MSU's defense

Posted 11/21/2010 in College Sports

After three scores of 45 yards or more against Alabama, Mississippi State's defense entered Saturday's game against Arkansas looking to avoid giving up big plays.



Stansbury needs others to complement Augustus, Johnson

Posted 11/19/2010 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- One thing was clear to Mississippi State men's basketball coach Rick Stansbury following his team's season debut: His newcomers need to do more. The Bulldogs' 75-65 win against Tennessee State on Nov. 12 was due in large to the contributions of seniors Kodi Augustus and Ravern Johnson, who combined for 46 points. Augustus and Johnson were the only players to reach double figures.



MSU will try to find way to stop Arkansas

Posted 11/19/2010 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Having unlimited playmakers is a luxury not too many coaches can claim. But that's what Mississippi State defensive coordinator Manny Diaz sees when he watches the University of Arkansas' high-powered offense.



Alabama women dismantle N.C. State

Posted 11/19/2010 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Confident, aggressive, and dangerous. It's only three games into the 2010-11 season, but the University of Alabama women's basketball team appears ready to deliver on its potential.



MSU's young skill players still learning

Posted 11/17/2010 in College Sports

As Mississippi State's offense faces each new hurdle, the common theme in the learning curve is youth.



Brignone, Sherrod look for O-line to regain swagger

Posted 11/17/2010 in College Sports

When Mississippi State center J.C. Brignone recalls the Arkansas game last season, he remembers how his offensive line won the battle up front.



MSU football wants to get back to strength

Posted 11/16/2010 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University's football team has a pretty good understanding of the thin line between wins and losses. Against the top teams in the Southeastern Conference, it takes a handful of mistakes to turn a close, winnable game into a loss. Such was the case Saturday against the University of Alabama, where a 6-3 deficit ballooned to a 27-3 hole in just three Crimson Tide offensive plays.



MSU's Rector working back to health, bigger role

Posted 11/16/2010 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Ideally, Danielle Rector would have spent every waking moment of the offseason preparing for the 2010-11 season. After all, that's what gym rats do.



Green leads Alabama men past Troy

Posted 11/16/2010 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Junior forward JaMychal Green had a game-high 17 points and grabbed seven rebounds Monday night to lead the University of Alabama men's basketball team defeated Troy 79-60 in front of a crowd 8,939 at the Coleman Coliseum.



Mullen wants rebound from loss to Alabama

Posted 11/15/2010 in College Sports

A day after Mississippi State's football team proved to be its own worst enemy in a 30-10 loss to Alabama, head coach Dan Mullen turned his attentions to rebounding the same way it did when it lost at LSU.



Alabama responds to loss by smashing MSU

Posted 11/14/2010 in College Sports

Questions of how No. 11 University of Alabama (8-2, 5-2) would rebound from its national title-buster loss to LSU were paired with the questionable status of running back Trent Richardson. Alabama, however, showed no ill effects from a physical match with LSU, topping the No. 17 Bulldogs 30-10 Saturday night.



Govero's 28 leads MSU to opening victory

Posted 11/14/2010 in College Sports

Mary Kathryn Govero did all of those things so well Friday she didn't realize she notched a career high in points. Coming off a four-point effort in an exhibition victory, Govero poured in 28 points to help the Mississippi State women's basketball beat the University of South Carolina Upstate 87-53 in its season opener at Humphrey Coliseum.



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