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Ole Miss wants to secure bowl eligibility

Posted 11/22/2016 in College Sports

While the Ole Miss football team suffered a disappointing loss to Vanderbilt on Saturday night in Nashville, Tennessee, there is no time to be upset because rivalry week is here for the Rebels. Ole Miss can clinch a fifth-straight bowl game under coach Hugh Freeze with a third-straight win against Mississippi State at 2:30 p.m. Saturday (SEC Network) in the Battle for the Golden Egg at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford.

 

 

No. 12 Creighton edges Ole Miss

Posted 11/22/2016 in College Sports

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands -- Marcus Foster admits the No. 12 Creighton men's basketball team really hasn't faced a tough test yet, even after beating No. 9 Wisconsin a week ago. But Creighton faced such a test Monday night, getting pushed to the limit by Ole Miss before coming away with a 86-77 victory in the championship game of the Paradise Jam tournament.

 

 

Alabama focused on state title as first step

Posted 11/22/2016 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The only title Alabama likely has on the line this week is of the statewide variety, and that's typically more than enough. Top-ranked Alabama enters the Iron Bowl against No. 16 Auburn on Saturday with its spot in the Southeastern Conference championship game already reserved. Since the only other unbeaten team in The Associated Press Top 25 is No. 14 Western Michigan, a win probably isn't even mandatory to make the playoffs. That doesn't diminish the game's meaning to Crimson Tide players and fans.

 

 

Peters, Valparaiso edge Alabama

Posted 11/22/2016 in College Sports

LAS VEGAS -- A 3-point play by senior Alec Peters with 56 seconds to play capped a 24-point night and proved to be the difference Monday in the Valparaiso men's basketball team's 68-60 victory against Alabama in the semifinals of the Las Vegas Main Event at the MGM Grand.

 

No. 10 MSU women knock off No. 8 Texas in Top 10 showdown

Posted 11/20/2016 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Total control.

 

Bulldogs win by punching first

Posted 11/20/2016 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Vic Schaefer loves it when the Mississippi State women's basketball team throws the first punch.

 

Bulldogs look to rebound in Egg Bowl game with Rebels

Posted 11/20/2016 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- With the loss to Arkansas, Mississippi State football's chances of going to a seventh straight bowl game took a hit.

 

MSU men win final game at Charleston Classic

Posted 11/20/2016 in College Sports

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Mississippi State coach Ben Howland knew what was coming. Yet, it still left him shaking his head.

 

Bulldogs' defense bowled over

Posted 11/20/2016 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen knew Arkansas was going to score. After watching the Razorbacks on film, Mullen came away impressed with their offense and knew his defense would have to be ready. The Bulldogs didn't answer the challenge as they allowed 661 yards of offense in a 58-42 loss Saturday night at Davis Wade Stadium.

 

Ross, Fitzgerald have big days in loss to Arkansas

Posted 11/20/2016 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Facing a 24-point deficit at halftime, Mississippi State football quarterback Nick Fitzgerald said the offense realized it had to keep the Bulldogs in the game. Arkansas scored on every drive but one in the first half and built a comfortable lead. MSU was able to move the ball and score touchdowns on two of its first three drives, but the offense stalled in the second quarter.

 

 

MSU seniors want to be remembered as winners

Posted 11/20/2016 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The 2016 Mississippi State football senior class experienced a multitude of success. They were a part of the 2014 team that started 9-0 and rose to No. 1 for five-straight weeks. They played in the first Orange Bowl in school history since 1941 and have been to three bowl games.

 

 

Texas reclaiming spot among nation's elite

Posted 11/20/2016 in College Sports

Karen Aston wanted to set the tone. After working for years as an assistant coach and as an associate head coach and gaining experience as a head coach at Charlotte at North Texas, Aston knew things were going to be different when she took the job as head coach at Texas.

 

 

Matthews will be The W's softball coach

Posted 11/20/2016 in College Sports

Tatjana Matthews couldn't think of a better time to come to the Mississippi University for Women. After being dazzled by the school's faculty and administration and liking what she saw in the city of Columbus, Matthews knew she wanted to be a part of the re-emergence of intercollegiate athletics at The W.

 

 

Weatherspoon, MSU beat Boise State

Posted 11/20/2016 in College Sports

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Quinndary Weatherspoon paced five players in double figures with a career-high 25 points Friday night to lead the Mississippi State men's basketball team to an 80-68 victory against Boise State on the second day of the Gildan Charleston Classic at TD Arena.

 

 

Hurts, No. 1 Alabama overcome slow start

Posted 11/20/2016 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Jalen Hurts threw for three touchdowns and rushed for 68 yards to help No. 1 Alabama overcome a slow start and beat Football Championship Subdivision team Chattanooga 31-3 on Saturday night.

 

 

Webb, Commodores rout Rebels

Posted 11/20/2016 in College Sports

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Ralph Webb ran for 123 yards and three touchdowns, and the Vanderbilt football team scored 31-straight points to beat Ole Miss 38-17 Saturday night to snap a three-game skid to the Rebels.

 

MSU cross country headed to NCAA competition

Posted 11/18/2016 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Houston Franks still hasn't seen his team give their very best.

 

Five Things to Watch: MSU versus Arkansas

Posted 11/18/2016 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen is expecting another close one with Arkansas.

 

 

MSU men's basketball falls to UCF in Charleston Classic

Posted 11/18/2016 in College Sports

CHARLESTON, S.C. - A dominating first-half performance by Central Florida did in Mississippi State Thursday night in the opening round of the Gildan Charleston Classic.

 

 

MSU continues graduation success

Posted 11/17/2016 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State's athletic teams combined for a score of 86 in the annual release of the NCAA's Graduation Success Rates (GSR), representing the school's highest total since the formula's inception in 2005. The 86 percentile is up one point from last year's previous school-record total of 85, and it is two points better than the national Division I average of 84. MSU's total ranked sixth among the 14-member Southeastern Conference institutions. The score is a measure of the four-year cohort from 2006-09.

 

 

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