STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State didn't take long or look far to fill the coaching vacancies left by Manny Diaz and Mark Hudspeth. The program announced co-defensive coordinator/defensive line coach Chris Wilson will be promoted to defensive coordinator, replacing Manny Diaz, who accepted the same job at Texas on Wednesday. Graduate assistant Angelo Mirando was named wide receivers coach, replacing Mark Hudspeth, who left the Bulldogs to become head coach at Louisiana-Lafayette prior to the beginning of Gator Bowl preparation.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State defensive coordinator Manny Diaz has accepted the same position with the University of Texas football program. Diaz, who spent one season in Starkville, will replace Will Muschamp, who recently accepted the job as head coach at the University of Florida.
STARKVILLE -- The 2011 Mississippi State football team officially welcomed its four newest members as classes began Wednesday. MSU football coach Dan Mullen announced the arrival of high school players John Harris, Dak Prescott, and Nick Redmond and junior college transfer Joey Trapp.
STARKVILLE -- Rick Stansbury's first hometown press conference in more than three weeks had a repeated theme: Move on. What was originally planned as a holiday vacation where Mississippi State's men's basketball team would debut sophomore Renardo Sidney ended with an embarrassing, national headline-grabbing fight between the former McDonald's High School All-American and then-teammate Elgin Bailey.
Kierra Jones knows what she can do on the basketball floor.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- University of Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson entered the Progressive Gator Bowl as Dan Mullen's admitted single-most challenging matchup this season.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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