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Boyd excels in sport he almost didn't play

Posted 3/4/2009 in College Sports

When Russ Boyd was a freshman at Millsaps College, he contemplated playing basketball and not baseball. The only problem was he was recruited to Millsaps to play baseball. Boyd, a 2005 graduate of New Hope High School, played basketball and baseball that first season at Millsaps, but he since has focused on baseball.

 

 

MSU's Bost will get defensive test vs. Florida

Posted 3/4/2009 in College Sports

STARKVILLE –– Mississippi State freshman point guard Dee Bost will have his defensive skills tested again tonight. Bost has chased some of the best point guards in the Southeastern Conference this season, including South Carolina’s Devan Downey and Arkansas’ Courtney Fortson. Another one comes along at 7 tonight when MSU plays host to Nick Calathes and the Florida Gators in a SEC game at Humphrey Coliseum.

 

 

MSU's Rack named first-team All-SEC

Posted 3/4/2009 in College Sports

Mississippi State women’s basketball coach Sharon Fanning smiles as she flips through her players’ goal sheets. The pages bring back memories of what players have listed as their team and individual goals and how they want to realize those dreams. Going back nearly three years, Fanning comes to a sheet for then freshman Alexis Rack dated Sept. 11, 2006.

 

 

Auburn will try to keep rolling against Alabama

Posted 3/3/2009 in College Sports

The Auburn men’s basketball team has moved into second place in the Southeastern Conference Western Division standings. With two games left in the regular season, the Tigers still have to look over their shoulder at the rival Alabama Crimson Tide.

 

 

SEC men's teams try to gain solid footing on NCAA bubble

Posted 3/3/2009 in College Sports

This is the time of the year when the phrase “on the bubble” is used quite a bit in college basketball. Teams are trying to move into the best position possible to make the NCAA tournament in a couple of weeks.

 

 

NCAA changes MSU-Nicholls State game to no contest

Posted 3/3/2009 in College Sports

STARKVILLE — Can a baseball game be declared “snowed out” even when most of the white stuff had melted by the scheduled start time? Apparently, the Nicholls State Colonels thought so, and the NCAA agreed.

 

 

Johnson thankful for chance at MSU

Posted 3/3/2009 in College Sports

STARKVILLE — An opportunity was all Brian Johnson could ask for, and the Mississippi State Bulldogs were happy to give it to him. After having three knee surgeries to repair a torn lateral meniscus before his college career began, Johnson wasn’t sure he would see the court again.

 

 

Second half propels MSU past Alabama

Posted 3/2/2009 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The Mississippi State women’s basketball team is still discovering what kind of team it wants to be. Coach Sharon Fanning has stressed all season the importance of hard work, defense, communication, and execution in an effort to help her players realize what it takes to advance to the NCAA tournament.

 

 

Torbush welcomes opportunity at MSU

Posted 3/1/2009 in College Sports

 

 

MSU blindsided in loss to Auburn

Posted 3/1/2009 in College Sports

 

 

MSU's Richard won't return as hoped

Posted 3/1/2009 in College Sports

 

 

MSU's Powers swings hot bat in cold

Posted 3/1/2009 in College Sports

 

 

Second place on line for MSU

Posted 2/27/2009 in College Sports

 

 

Alabama's Gee concerns Ole Miss

Posted 2/27/2009 in College Sports

 

 

Rack, Tate spark MSU on Senior Night

Posted 2/27/2009 in College Sports

 

 

Jones, Swindle reunited at MSU

Posted 2/27/2009 in College Sports

 

 

Byrne acknowledges people behind scenes

Posted 2/26/2009 in College Sports

STARKVILLE — The people who work behind the scenes in the Mississippi State athletic department are very important to athletic director Greg Byrne. To recognize those individuals, Byrne has instituted the Department Employees Service Awards.

 

 

New coach Staley building winner at South Carolina

Posted 2/26/2009 in College Sports

STARKVILLE — Dawn Staley is accustomed to excellence. As a player at the University of Virginia, Staley was a three-time Kodak All-American (1990-92), a two-time Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year (1991-92), the NCAA tournament’s Most Outstanding Player (1991), and the Sports Illustrated Player of the Year (’91). Oh, she also won three gold medals as a member of the United States’ Olympic women’s basketball team and was a member of the Women’s National Basketball Association All-Decade Team.

 

 

Bussey, Brownlee deliver in eighth inning to lift Bulldogs

Posted 2/26/2009 in College Sports

STARKVILLE — The opportunity to get a big hit or to make a key pitch can be the difference when a baseball game is on the line. Junior pitcher Justin Bussey and redshirt freshman Brent Brownlee took advantage of their situations in the eighth inning Wednesday to help the Mississippi State baseball team.

 

 

MSU goes against player it recruited

Posted 2/25/2009 in College Sports

 

 

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