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Moyano's effort helps push MSU into fourth

Posted 10/3/2017 in College Sports

WEST POINT -- Something like this has been a long time coming for Clara Moyano. Moyano's potential already had been proven. At Idaho, she was a Big Sky All-Conference selection who tied for second as an individual in the conference tournament. But prior to the second round of the Magnolia Invitational, all the Mississippi State women's golf team had seen out of Moyano was bits and pieces of her potential.

 

Ole Miss has little time to regroup after rout

Posted 10/3/2017 in College Sports

The Ole Miss football team is still smarting from one of the most lopsided losses in school history. Worse for the Rebels, it's hard to see a lot of wins in the near future.

 

Holmes looks comfortable in MSU's first practice

Posted 10/2/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Jazzmun Holmes didn't intend to make a statement Sunday afternoon. Surrounded by a sea of maroon, white, and black sneakers, the Mississippi State junior stood out in her pair of pink kicks. Holmes and former MSU standout Ketara Chapel, who was wearing a black practice jersey with "The Guys" on it, was the only other player on the court decked out in the sneakers that were a touch hotter than the regular shade of pink.

 

Mullen, MSU will try to find answers during bye week

Posted 10/2/2017 in College Sports

AUBURN, Ala. -- Given the task of describing a 39-point loss, Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen didn't relinquish his grip of the box score.

 

 

Johnson ready to play bigger role for MSU women

Posted 10/1/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Roshunda Johnson is more than ready. After a change of scenery and plenty of obstacles to overcome, Johnson will be primed and prepared at 2 p.m. today to kick off her final collegiate season when the Mississippi State women's basketball team holds its first practice of the 2017-18 campaign.

 

 

Self-inflicted penalties stall Bulldogs' offense

Posted 10/1/2017 in College Sports

AUBURN, Ala. -- Dan Mullen felt the need to repeat it again: 10 penalties to one. In a game where the No. 13 Auburn football team already had an edge in explosive offensive plays, third-down conversion rate, and yards per carry, Mississippi State's football coach came back to the self-inflicted mistakes the No. 24 Bulldogs hurt themselves with in a 49-10 loss Saturday night at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

 

 

Big plays doom MSU against Auburn

Posted 10/1/2017 in College Sports

AUBURN, Ala. -- A quick peek at the big screen at Jordan-Hare Stadium revealed an interesting statistic to Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen.

 

 

No. 1 Alabama crushes Ole Miss

Posted 10/1/2017 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Jalen Hurts threw two touchdown passes and ran for a score and No. 1 Alabama let loose on Ole Miss 66-3 on Saturday night, emphatically putting down a problematic foe in recent years with the highest-scoring performance by the Crimson Tide in 11 years under Nick Saban.

 

 

MSU, Ole Miss will play host to event at Old Waverly

Posted 10/1/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State women's golf coach Ginger Brown-Lemm has had a little time to put this week together. Three years in the making, MSU -- with some help from Ole Miss -- will play host to the inaugural Magnolia Invitational at Old Waverly Golf Course in West Point.

 

 

Fitzpatrick emerges as standout on defense for Tide

Posted 9/29/2017 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- On those scorching hot late summer days when football practice is harder than usual at Alabama, a kid from New Jersey is usually the player least bothered.

 

 

Brown filling in for Thomas up front for MSU

Posted 9/29/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Cory Thomas gave the Mississippi State football coaching staff every reason to believe he was going to be a pivotal part of its defensive line.

 

 

Tackles for loss help fuel Auburn defense

Posted 9/29/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Missouri football team needed a boost. Playing then-No. 15 Auburn at home as an 18-point underdog, Missouri hoped its running attack could provide that spark early in the first quarter. Facing a third-and-5, Missouri elected to run, but Auburn defensive lineman Marlon Davidson stopped running back Ish Witter for a 4-yard loss.

 

 

No. 1 EMCC rolls past Mississippi Delta C.C.

Posted 9/29/2017 in College Sports

MOORHEAD -- Quarterback Lindsey Scott Jr. realized he wouldn't have to do it all when he arrived at East Mississippi Community College.

 

 

Howland optimistic as start of 2017-18 season approaches

Posted 9/28/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Ben Howland has plenty of reasons to be excited about the Mississippi State men's basketball team's 2017-18 season. But Howland's enthusiasm has little to do with the players returning from a 16-16 campaign last season.

 

 

Hobbled Ole Miss will try to compete with No. 1 Alabama

Posted 9/28/2017 in College Sports

The Ole Miss football team has given mighty Alabama more trouble than any other Southeastern Conference program over the past few seasons. Given recent events, it appears unlikely that trend will continue.

 

 

Walk-on Wednesday: Wall blends personal business with football

Posted 9/26/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- One day last spring, Brad Wall and Blake Sears were just passing time in their dorm room doing what most college students do: wishing they had more money. A few ideas were tossed around, very few in serious nature, until a t-shirt design struck the both of them.

 

 

Cooke finds niche with MSU kicking game

Posted 9/26/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Logan Cooke is one of the nation's best kickoff specialists, yet he wouldn't advise anyone to take on his method.

 

 

No. 1 EMCC travels to Mississippi Delta

Posted 9/26/2017 in College Sports

East Mississippi Community College freshman defensive back JaQuez Akins likes where his team is headed.

 

 

Fitzgerald, Bulldogs aim for better execution

Posted 9/26/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- What was expected to be a season of progress for Mississippi State junior quarterback Nick Fitzgerald, his second as starter, hit its first major speed bump Saturday at Sanford Stadium. In a stark departure from Fitzgerald's climb up the school's record book in the first three games, Fitzgerald threw for 83 yards and two interceptions in a 31-3 loss to then-No. 11 Georgia.

 

 

Harris hopes MSU has better week of practice

Posted 9/26/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Dez Harris hoped Thursday would be a turning point. The Mississippi State linebacker hadn't seen what he had hoped for from his defense through all but the final day of MSU's practice week for Georgia, so he started the conversation.

 

 

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