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Ta'amu, Brown propel Rebels to big victory

Posted 11/12/2017 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Four weeks ago, Ole Miss reserve quarterback Jordan Ta'amu could walk around campus without being noticed. That is no longer the case.

 

 

Hymon leads Ole Miss men in opener

Posted 11/12/2017 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Marcanvis Hymon had 13 points and 12 rebounds Friday night to lead the Ole Miss men's basketball team to a 94-76 victory against Louisiana in the season opener for both teams at The Pavilion at Ole Miss. Hymon was 5-for-7 from the field in 32 minutes, which was the most of any player.

 

 

Ingram leads Alabama men in opener

Posted 11/12/2017 in College Sports

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Dazon Ingram had a game-high 20 points Friday night to lead the Alabama men's basketball team to an 82-70 victory against Memphis in the Veteran's Classic on the campus of the United States Naval Academy.

 

 

MSU coaches feel changes to targeting rule will be discussed

Posted 11/10/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Dan Mullen and Todd Grantham agree Mississippi State safety Johnathan Abram made helmet-to-helmet contact with Massachusetts quarterback Ross Comis in the fourth quarter of their game Saturday.

 

 

Former Bulldogs recall last victories against Crimson Tide

Posted 11/10/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Sylvester Croom knew about Alabama football better than most. Croom was a player and an assistant coach at Alabama for 14 years, so his players at Mississippi State knew Croom meant it when he said they were better than Alabama.

 

 

Ole Miss will try to get back to .500 with victory against ULL

Posted 11/10/2017 in College Sports

The Ole Miss football team has had plenty of excuses to have a miserable 2017 season.

 

 

Ground game will be key for No. 1 EMCC

Posted 11/10/2017 in College Sports

Tyrell Price wasn't concerned about the recent lack of focus on a running game at East Mississippi Community College. The former Lafayette County High School standout knew the program had a rich tradition of strong running backs. He also had confidence in his ability if given a chance to shine.

 

 

Taylor eager to make debut with MSU women's basketball team

Posted 11/8/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Myah Taylor needed assistance.

 

 

Peters leads by example for MSU men's basketball team

Posted 11/8/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Even in a game week, Lamar Peters was showing up to practice sweaty.

 

 

MSU improving its aerial thievery

Posted 11/8/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State football team had one interception in its first five games. Last in the nation in that category, MSU spent its bye week charting opportunities and searching for answers. Safety Brandon Bryant didn't fix the problem Oct. 14 when he intercepted a pass on the goal line to help seal a victory against BYU, but he kicked off the series of events that did.

 

 

Simmons, Sweat tough tandem up front for Bulldogs

Posted 11/8/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- On second down on Massachusetts' first drive, the Mississippi State football team had defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons directly over the center, Montez Sweat as the end to Simmons' right, Braxton Hoyett as the tackle to his left and Gerri Green outside of him. Prior to the snap, Simmons shuffled to his right.

 

 

EMCC back at No. 1 prior to MACJC state title game

Posted 11/8/2017 in College Sports

A strange thing happened on the way to this weekend's Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) state championship game: the East Mississippi Community College football team became the nation's top-ranked team. At 2 p.m. Saturday at Bobby Franklin Field in Senatobia, No. 1 EMCC (9-1) will face No. 4 Northwest Mississippi C.C. (8-1) in a rematch of last season's state championship game.

 

Ground game has helped MSU establish identity

Posted 11/7/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State football team has established an identity. With the addition of several junior college players on defense and new offensive linemen, running backs, and position coaches, MSU needed time to learn about itself.

Mullen looks to add big win to list of accomplishments

Posted 11/7/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Dan Mullen isn't Mississippi State's winningest football coach yet, but his accomplishments at the school have cemented his place in school history.

 

Injuries hit Alabama's defense hard

Posted 11/7/2017 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The Alabama football team's defense already short-handed linebacker group must absorb two more big blows.

 

 

Alabama men rally past Alabama-Huntsville

Posted 11/7/2017 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Daniel Giddens had 17 points, 10 rebounds, and five blocked shots Monday night to lead the Alabama men's basketball team to a 74-65 victory against Alabama-Huntsville in an exhibition game at Coleman Coliseum.

 

 

Ole Miss, Alabama part of record nine SEC teams to NCAAs

Posted 11/7/2017 in College Sports

The Southeastern Conference earned a record nine bids Monday to the 64-team field for the 36th NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Championship.

 

 

Focus key for No. 18 MSU vs. No. 1 Alabama

Posted 11/6/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Dez Harris doesn't concern himself with what it means to play Alabama. The Mississippi State football team's senior linebacker and leading tackler has never played Alabama when it wasn't in the thick of the national championship race. His most recent experience was his worst, a 51-3 loss last season in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

 

Mullen settles Bulldogs at halftime

Posted 11/5/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Dan Mullen had the grounds to rip off one for the highlight reel at halftime. Mississippi State's football coach could have given his offense a halftime speech for the ages after watching it gain 4.2 yards per play, commit two turnovers, and convert 25 percent of its a third downs against Massachusetts in the first 30 minutes. Those woes were the primary reason for MSU's seven-point deficit to UMass.

 

Thomas' return sparks Bulldogs

Posted 11/4/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Fred Ross' absence at punt returner was a big one for the Mississippi State football team to fill at the start of the season.

 

 

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