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Ole Miss' Denzel Nkemdiche still in hospital

Posted 11/20/2015 in College Sports

Ole Miss senior linebacker Denzel Nkemdiche has been hospitalized this week for an undisclosed reason in Oxford and won't play Saturday. Nkemdiche's father Dr. Sunday Nkemdiche confirmed to The Associated Press via text message Thursday that Nkemdiche had been hospitalized. The family released a statement saying that his condition "has improved as of today" and is "not life-threatening," but he will remain in the hospital.



George Mason men edge Ole Miss

Posted 11/20/2015 in College Sports

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- George Mason men's basketball coach Dave Paulsen understands it will take time for the Patriots to become a polished group on offense. Their showing against Ole Miss was a good start. The Patriots (1-2) won their first game since Paulsen took over last March, outlasting the Rebels 68-62 to open the Charleston Classic on Thursday.



Ole Miss women fall to Missouri State

Posted 11/20/2015 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Erika Sisk had a team-best 18 points, while teammate Shequila Joseph had a career-high 10 rebounds, but the Ole Miss women's basketball team lost to Missouri State 91-78 on Thursday night at Tad Smith Coliseum. Joseph and freshmen Cecilia Muhate Pena and Madinah Muhammad had baskets for Ole Miss (1-2) in an 18-2 run in the final 4 minutes, 18 seconds to close the game, but it wasn't enough to overcome a large late-game deficit.



MSU men's basketball looks to get better on road trip

Posted 11/18/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Ben Howland sees room for a lot of improvement.



Bulldogs set for first-ever appearance in Cross Country championships

Posted 11/18/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- It has been a long time coming for Houston Franks and the Mississippi State women's cross country program.



MSU women's basketball team working on identity

Posted 11/18/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The construction continues for Vic Schaefer.



MSU baseball releases challenging 2016 schedule

Posted 11/17/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State baseball won't have to look far for a good game during the 2016 season.



Myles maintains upbeat spirit for Bulldogs football program

Posted 11/17/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Gabe Myles always has a smile on his face.



MSU will try to stop Arkansas' winning streak

Posted 11/17/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen believes Arkansas is one of the nation's hottest teams. Mullen has seen Arkansas win four-straight games, including a double overtime victory against Auburn, an overtime thriller against Ole Miss, and a 31-14 drumming of LSU on Saturday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The Razorbacks' offense has been a big reason for the success.



Newman makes debut in MSU's loss to Southern

Posted 11/17/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Malik Newman hasn't seen a lot of action in the last three weeks. The Mississippi State men's basketball team's freshman guard has been suffering from a turf toe injury on his left foot that has limited his practice time. He practiced Sunday for the first time since the injury, but his rhythm was off. That was evident Monday night.



Saiz shines in Rebels' victory

Posted 11/17/2015 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Sebastian Saiz was dominant Monday night, setting career highs with 24 points and 17 rebounds in the Ole Miss men's basketball team's 82-72 victory against Georgia Southern.



SEC West title hopes still in play for Ole Miss

Posted 11/17/2015 in College Sports

With a share of the Southeastern Conference Western Division title still within reach, two rivalry games will determine the No. 25 Ole Miss football team's regular-season fate. First, Ole Miss (7-3, 4-2 Southeastern Conference) will return from its open date to play host to No. 17 LSU (7-2, 4-2) at 2:30 p.m. Saturday (WCBI). The Egg Bowl regular-season finale against Mississippi State (7-3, 3-3) will be at 6:15 p.m. Nov. 28 in Starkville.



Big plays fuel Alabama

Posted 11/17/2015 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The Alabama football team is more than a squad that can smash 'em up and knock 'em down. No. 3 Alabama used a 69-yard Cyrus Jones punt return for a touchdown to provide the spark against Mississippi State on Saturday, and then added three more long scoring plays to turn a scoreless game into a 31-6 romp.



Battered, bruised Bulldogs look to regroup

Posted 11/16/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Dak Prescott is optimistic about the Mississippi State football team's final two weeks of the regular season. The senior quarterback was sacked nine times Saturday in a 31-6 loss to No. 3 Alabama at Davis Wade Stadium. He said there are plenty of things MSU (7-3, 3-3 Southeastern Conference) can improve on before it faces Arkansas (6-4, 4-2) at 6 p.m. Saturday (ESPN) at Razorback Stadium, and that it remains focused on winning out.



No. 3 Alabama sacks No. 20 MSU

Posted 11/15/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Dak Prescott will probably have dreams about the Alabama defensive front. The Mississippi Sate quarterback was sacked twice -- including on the first play from scrimmage -- on the opening series against Alabama on Saturday afternoon. He ran the ball three more times on the drive and took a beating. In fact, he took a beating the entire game. He said never has been hit that much.



MSU honors, remembers Josephs

Posted 11/15/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- It was an emotional week for Mississippi State. The Bulldogs lost one of their own last week. Freshman defensive lineman Keith Joseph Jr. and his father, former Bulldog Keith Sr., were killed in a one-car accident Nov. 6. The tragedy hit the football program by surprise, especially the freshmen. Freshman safety Jamal Peters wore No. 99, Joseph Jr.'s number, with Joseph on the back to honor his fallen teammate Saturday afternoon in the team's game against No. 3 Alabama.



Big plays doom MSU against Alabama

Posted 11/15/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen saw his defense play well for 52 of 55 plays Saturday afternoon. MSU's defense bottled up Alabama's offense and gave it fits nearly all day, but the Crimson Tide busted three long plays and one on special teams for four touchdowns that proved to the difference in a 31-6 victory at Davis Wade Stadium.



No. 11 MSU women shut down Samford

Posted 11/15/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Dominique Dillingham recorded her first double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds, and Jazzmun Holmes added 12 points in her debut as the No. 11 Mississippi State women's basketball team defeated Samford 68-47 Friday night at Humphrey Coliseum. MSU won its 12th-straight season opener and 30th-consecutive home opener in front of a crowd of 6,463, the second-largest crowd in program history. Going back to last season, MSU has averaged nearly 4,000 per game.



Ole Miss, Alabama men win openers

Posted 11/15/2015 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Ole Miss men's basketball coach Andy Kennedy knew he would have to rely on guard Stefan Moody to carry the Rebels during the early section of the season. Moody did not let him down Friday night. Moody scored a career-high 29 points, added five rebounds and five assists as the Rebels defeated Northwestern State 90-76 in the season opener for both clubs. The Rebels placed four players in double figures and never trailed.



Ole Miss women set state attendance record

Posted 11/15/2015 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Sophomore Shandricka Sessom had a career high 24 points to lead the Ole Miss women's basketball team to a 97-61 victory against Mississippi Valley in the season opener for both teams Friday afternoon in the 13th annual School Kids game. The teams played in front of a crowd of 7,407 fans, a new school record, and the largest crowd to see a women's basketball game in the state of Mississippi.



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