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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.



Bulldogs bemoan mistakes against Tide

Posted 11/14/2010 in College Sports

For the first couple of drives Saturday, Mississippi State looked ready to match Alabama on its home turf.



MSU feels its defense ready for Alabama

Posted 11/12/2010 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- How can a football team ranked in the top five of nearly every statistical category in its league have anything wrong with its offense? When that team is the University of Alabama, any aspect of play below a championship level isn't accepted.



Punting game has been key to Bulldogs' success

Posted 11/11/2010 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State football team's punting game hasn't gotten enough credit for the team's blistering start. The No. 17 Bulldogs (7-2, 3-2 Southeastern Conference) are second in the nation in fewest punt return yards conceded with 16. That figure pops even more considering MSU has allowed 11 punt returns this season.



Stansbury wants to see better defense from MSU

Posted 11/11/2010 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State men's basketball team will face more question marks than certainties Friday when it opens the regular season. The Bulldogs, who'll be without suspended players Dee Bost and Renardo Sidney, struggled defensively in their exhibition win against Lindsey Wilson College.



MSU's Govero will try to find scoring niche

Posted 11/11/2010 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mary Kathryn Govero has seen the spotlight. Until now, though, she has avoided spending much of her college career in its glare. That all changed Sunday when the senior guard saw how important opponents believe she will be this season to the Mississippi State women's basketball team.



EMCC's Ward commits to Memphis

Posted 11/11/2010 in College Sports

Perrance Ward still has work to do, but the opportunity to play Division I college football has been offered and accepted. The former West Point High School standout and East Mississippi Community College cornerback/safety gave a verbal commitment Tuesday to play football at the University of Memphis.



West Alabama's Ellis focuses on Thursday night's season finale

Posted 11/10/2010 in College Sports

Alvin Ellis knows his University of West Alabama football team has lost close homes. In fact, every loss in the Tigers' 6-4 season has been by no more than four points.


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.



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