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MSU's Weatherspoon earns SEC honor

Posted earlier today in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Quinndary Weatherspoon might have been in Malik Newman's shadow during the college basketball recruiting process, but the standout from Velma Jackson High School is making a name for himself at Mississippi State. On Monday, Weatherspoon was named the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week for his career-high 16-point performance in a 76-51 victory against Tennessee Martin on Saturday.



Alabama men upset No. 17 Notre Dame

Posted yesterday in College Sports

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The Alabama men's basketball team earned another big win against a ranked opponent. Retin Obasohan scored 19 points, including the winning layup with eight seconds left, in Alabama's 74-73 upset victory against No. 17 Notre Dame in the fifth-place game at the AdvoCare Invitational on Sunday night.



MSU women continue to have success sharing

Posted yesterday in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- There's no telling how far the Mississippi State women's basketball can go if it remains in a giving mood. Judging from the efforts of Morgan William and the rest of the Bulldogs on Sunday, MSU doesn't intend to stop sharing the basketball anytime soon. Victoria Vivians had a season-high 27 points, and William handed out a career-high 11 assists to help No. 8 MSU beat Savannah State 92-25 before a crowd of 3,672 at Humphrey Coliseum.



MSU will try to re-focus for bowl game

Posted yesterday in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- It wasn't an easy loss for the Mississippi State football team to take. MSU's 38-27 loss to Ole Miss on Saturday night at Davis Wade Stadium in the Battle for the Golden Egg marked the second year in a row the Rebels walked away with the Egg Bowl trophy. But as much as the loss stings, MSU (8-4, 4-4 Southeastern Conference) still has another game to play. As one of 10 bowl eligible teams from the SEC, MSU coach Dan Mullen said his team will turn its focus to preparing to win the last game of the 2015 season.



Alabama men upset Wichita State

Posted 11/29/2015 in College Sports

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- One big win for Avery Johnson and the Alabama men's basketball team. One scary situation for No. 20 Wichita State and everyone on the court. Shannon Hale scored 20 points and Riley Norris added 12 as the Crimson Tide beat the Shockers 64-60 on Friday in the consolation round of the AdvoCare Invitational.



Henry, Alabama win Iron Bowl

Posted 11/29/2015 in College Sports

AUBURN, Ala. -- Adam Griffith created another indelible Iron Bowl memory, this one for a flawless performance. Griffith emerged as an Iron Bowl hero for the Tide (11-1, 7-1 Southeastern Conference) two years after his last play attempt touched off the Tigers' winning Kick Six play. Griffith kicked five field goals to help propel the Crimson Tide to the SEC West title with a 29-13 victory against Auburn on Saturday.



Vivians, No. 8 MSU earn another easy win

Posted 11/29/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Wooden Award candidate Victoria Vivians, Chinwe Okorie and Teaira McCowan all scored double figures to lead the eighth-ranked Mississippi State women's basketball team to a 92-34 win Friday night at Humphrey Coliseum. Vivians and McCowan led Vic Schaefer's squad with 20 points each, while Okorie collected a career-high 15 on 7 of 8 shooting as Mississippi State improved to 4-0 on the season. McCowan claimed her third-straight double-double as she added 11 rebounds.



Ware leads MSU to victory

Posted 11/29/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Gavin Ware is on a mission. The senior center wanted to be an integral part of the Mississippi State men's basketball team's success this season, but he knew he needed to improve in every aspect. When Ben Howland replaced Rick Ray as MSU's coach in March, Ware's maturation was one of his top priorities. Through six games, the work is paying off.



Playing on road doesn't bother Ole Miss

Posted 11/29/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Hugh Freeze knew the odds were stacked against the Ole Mis football team playing on the road in the Battle for the Golden Egg. But it didn't seem to bother him or the Rebels.



Kelly wins in Egg Bowl debut

Posted 11/29/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State had no answer for Chad Kelly. The Ole Miss quarterback capped a four-play, 62-yard drive with a 27-yard touchdown to give Ole Miss an early lead That was just the beginning of Kelly's night.



Ole Miss uses fast start to beat MSU

Posted 11/29/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Dak Prescott was emotional before kickoff. The Mississippi State quarterback was honored along with 15 other seniors prior to their final game at Davis Wade Stadium. Prescott was the last senior honored and the 62,265 fans cheered non-stop as he hugged coach Dan Mullen, Mullen's wife, Megan, and the family that was there to support him.



MSU volleyball beats Ole Miss to finish with winning record

Posted 11/29/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- More than two months ago, the Mississippi State volleyball program earned a straight-sets victory in Oxford that stood as the highlight of the season. MSU closed its 2015 season Friday with a victory that was even sweeter. Alex Warren had a career-high 25 kills, while Shelby Anderton had a season-high 46 assists to lead MSU to a 3-1 victory against Ole Miss at the Newell-Grissom Building. Set scores were 25-21, 25-18, 20-25, 25-23.



Moody, Ole Miss men beat Bradley

Posted 11/29/2015 in College Sports

PEORIA, Ill. -- Ole Miss men's basketball coach Andy Kennedy says point guard Stefan Moody still has a lot to learn. The leading returning scorer from last season in the Southeastern Conference is tied atop the conference in points per game, but still has to figure out how to play point guard after playing last year as a shooting guard. "This is his fourth game of college basketball at the (point), so he is a work in progress," Kennedy said.



Home-field advantage could mean a lot for MSU

Posted 11/27/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Winning on the road hasn't come easy in the Battle for the Golden Egg. The home team in the Mississippi State-Ole Miss rivalry usually has been won by the home team when the game is played on campus. The game has been played in Columbus, Clarksdale, Tupelo, Greenwood, and Jackson in the past, but it was moved permanently to the schools' campuses in 1991. Since then, the home team has won 17 times.



Rivals set to battle for Golden Egg

Posted 11/27/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen and Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze have winning records against their rivals. Mullen is 4-2 against the Rebels, while Freeze is 2-1 against the Bulldogs, including a 31-17 victory last season in Oxford. Mullen won the first three games in his tenure, but is 1-2 in the last three. The coaches will try to improve their records at 6:15 p.m. Saturday (ESPN2) when No. 23 MSU (8-3, 4-3 Southeastern Conference) plays host to No. 19 Ole Miss (8-3, 5-2) at Davis Wade Stadium in the 112th game in the series. The winner will earn bragging rights and the Egg Bowl trophy for the next year.



Howland's Bulldogs still making adjustments on defense

Posted 11/27/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Ben Howland says people probably view him as a defensive coach. But the first-year Mississippi State men's basketball team coach has seen his team struggle on defense in its first five games. Howland said when he took over the program in March that his focus was offense and working on shooting fundamentals. He believes the fast-pace offense he is trying to implement will help in the long run. But practices this week have been all about defense.



Bell, Bulldogs ready for Egg Bowl battle

Posted 11/25/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Devon Bell had a couple of big-time scholarship offers.



SEC women's basketball squads off to strong starts

Posted 11/25/2015 in College Sports

Matt Insell is looking forward to January.



Piper realizes life-long dream in athletics at MSU

Posted 11/25/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Andrew Piper wanted to get involved in sports marketing.



Nevitt, Salter shine in win for No. 8 MSU

Posted 11/25/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State sophomore guard Kayla Nevitt had an extra advantage to work her way into the good graces of coach Vic Schaefer. "I have watched Kayla play since seventh or eighth grade," Vic Schaefer said. "She and (Vic's daughter and Kayla's MSU teammate) Blair (Schaefer) have played probably a hundred Amateur Athletic Union games together. I know her potential. I have seen it for a long time. I know more about her than any other player I have ever recruited. These nights will be the norm."



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