JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- After the way his quarterback started the 2013 TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl, the only thing Mississippi State University football coach Dan Mullen knew to do was hit the reset button. After junior quarterback Tyler Russell threw his third interception in the first half, Mullen told him to go into the locker room and re-do his pregame routine, including the way he put his uniform on.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Mississippi State University football program wanted to make sure everybody knew who was calling the defensive signals before the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl. For the first time as a MSU assistant coach, co-defensive coordinator Geoff Collins was given the defensive play calling duties in place of two-year co-defensive coordinator Chris Wilson.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Two years ago, Chad Bumphis was in a sling watching his teammates prepare and then have all the fun at the Gator Bowl.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Mississippi State University defense will get one final shot at a similar spread-option tempo offense and are desperate for better results.
STARKVILLE -- Martha Alwal and Darriel Gaynor made sure Vic Schaefer didn't have to make a spirited halftime speech Saturday night.
STARKVILLE -- Martha Alwal and Jessy Ward have heard Vic Schaefer's pleas.
STARKVILLE -- The holiday doldrums lasted nearly 20 minutes longer than Vic Schaefer wanted. Returning from a five-day break for Christmas, the Mississippi State University women's basketball team used the first half Friday night to work back up to speed before finding its stride in the second half for a 65-49 victory against Northwestern State before a a crowd of 1,315 at Humphrey Coliseum.
After the entire Mississippi State University football team arrived in Jacksonville, Bulldogs head coach Dan Mullen addressed the staff adjustment in the secondary.
The ticking is getting louder.
STARKVILLE - When a man decides after 28 years in the profession, 22 of them at Mississippi State University and 14 years as the head coach to do something else with his life, The Dispatch certainly believes this act is more than justifiable to be named MSU story of the year.
Rachel Hollivay has her sights set on big things in 2013. If the last game is any indication, the former standout at New Hope High School and at Heritage Academy appears ready to deliver.
STARKVILLE -- Melvin Smith spent Christmas packing up his belongings and moving to another Southeastern Conference school. Smith, the Mississippi State University football team's cornerbacks coach from 2006-12, accepted the same position at Auburn University under new coach Gus Malzahn.
HONOLULU -- It took the University of Mississippi men's basketball team most of the game to put things together, but when it did, it took over the game quickly. Murphy Holloway scored 18 points and Mississippi pulled away from a tie game in the final minutes to defeat the University of Hawaii 81-66 in the fifth-place game of the Diamond Head Classic on Tuesday.
HONOLULU -- Two days before Christmas, there were no presents to be found for Andy Kennedy's University of Mississippi men's basketball team. Instead, Ole Miss (9-2) took to a consolation game of the Diamond Head Classic Sunday and came away with a hard-fought 85-78 victory against the University of San Francisco that was anything but gift-wrapped.
JACKSON -- Gavin Ware has the unique opportunity to play college basketball at his hometown university. However, the former Starkville High School All-State performer decided to have his coming-out party two hours down the road.
HONOLULU -- In a game of ups and downs, the Indiana State University men's basketball team finished on a strong note.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Jakob Gollon made two free throws with 1 minute, 19 seconds left and the Mercer University men's basketball team overcame a double-digit, first-half deficit to upset the University of Alabama 66-59 on Saturday.
STARKVILLE -- Opportunities don't give a lot of advance warning. If they did, Shamia Robinson and Brittany Young would have removed their warmup clothes and been sitting on the edge of their seats Thursday for the opening tip against Jacksonville State University.
STARKVILLE -- East Mississippi Community College lineman Martavius Foster likes to travel.
STARKVILLE -- Vic Schaefer knows his team's margin for error this season is minuscule.
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