Keil Moore saw the potential in Chloe Bibby the first time he saw her play. As international director of scouting for Prospectsnation.com, a website that covers women's college basketball recruiting, Moore was in the Czech Republic for the 2014 International Basketball federation (FIBA) Under-17 World Championships. One of the standout players Moore saw at the event was Bibby, a 6-foot-1 forward who was playing for Australia. Moore was struck by Bibby's "blue-collar feel" as well as her toughness and strength.
Holmes Community College sophomore running back Matt Fuller is a little freaked out about his team's next game. "Never played in a dome," said Fuller, who prepped at Starkville High School. "I have to admit that freaks me out a little bit. It will be fun, exciting, and definitely something different."
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The Southeastern Conference's two stingiest defenses will take the field in the league championship game. That's no coincidence. No. 1 Alabama has kept its end zone off limits for more than a month and been practically impenetrable to running backs. No. 15 Florida has only given up a few more points per game and flummoxed opposing quarterbacks.
STARKVILLE -- Andy Cannizaro didn't waste anytime.
STARKVILLE -- Dak Prescott.
STARKVILLE -- I.J. Ready knew it was time for him to step up.
STARKVILLE -- "Live it" has become a new mantra for Vic Schaefer's Mississippi State women's basketball team.
OXFORD -- Dan Mullen was beaming. After the Mississippi State football team beat Ole Miss 55-20 Saturday at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in the Battle for the Golden Egg, the MSU coach found it hard to suppress a smile and was lively answering questions.
OXFORD -- The final score -- 55-20 -- is what people will remember for generations. But it's likely people won't remember how the Mississippi State football turned what appeared to be a matchup of fairly even teams into a lopsided result in the annual battle for the Golden Egg before an announced crowd of 66,038 at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.
HONOLULU -- It's all about the preparation for Chinwe Okorie and it paid off nicely for her Sunday. Okorie scored 12 of her season-high 18 points in the first half as the No. 7 Mississippi State women's basketball team pulled away from Hawaii 66-41 on the final day of the Rainbow Wahine Showdown.
The Southeastern Conference is down to one playoff contender. Reigning national champion and top-ranked Alabama is a lock for its third-straight berth if the Crimson Tide can beat No. 15 Florida in the SEC championship game Saturday in Atlanta, and may not even need to win. Alabama much prefers the first scenario.
OXFORD -- A.J. Jefferson walked around Vaught-Hemingway Stadium with a big smile. The Mississippi State senior defensive lineman was followed by all of his teammates as he showed off the new hardware that was about to be transported back to Starkville.
OXFORD -- Nick Fitzgerald knew after the first possession. The Mississippi State football team's offense was forced to punt after picking up a first down on a 16-yard Aeris Williams run. Fitzgerald, the MSU quarterback, then threw three incomplete passes, but he knew MSU had a chance to beat Ole Miss if it kept the ball on the ground.
OXFORD -- Keep Shea Patterson in the pocket. That's what Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen's message was to his team at halftime. The Ole Miss quarterback had 261 yards of offense (67 rushing, 194 passing) in the first two quarters. Patterson finished with 393 yards (73 rushing, 320 passing), but MSU didn't allow a point in the second half in a 55-20 win Saturday in the Battle for the Golden Egg at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State men's basketball team had its first glimpse of life without leading scorer Quinndary Weatherspoon on Friday night. It wasn't pretty. Playing for the first time since the squad's leading scorer was announced out for the remainder of the season, MSU failed to string together enough defense stops in an 87-73 loss to Lehigh at Humphrey Coliseum.
HONOLULU -- The No. 7 Mississippi State women's basketball team scored 50 second-half points to post an 88-51 victory against San Jose State on Saturday on the second day of the Rainbow Wahine Showdown at the Stan Sheriff Center.
HONOLULU -- The No. 7 Mississippi State women's basketball team shot 51.9 percent from the field Friday night in a 75-63 victory against Oregon in the opening round of the Rainbow Wahine Classic at the Stan Sheriff Center. Victoria Vivians led the way with 17 points, while Morgan William added 14 and Chinwe Okorie had 11. Okorie added six rebounds to help the Bulldogs (5-0) earn their fourth victory away from the Humphrey Coliseum.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The Alabama football team's defense still seems to have a wall erected at the goal line, and Jalen Hurts remains unflappable enough to shrug off mistakes. The combination has been good enough every time this season. Hurts rebounded from two early interceptions to pass for 286 yards and the top-ranked Crimson Tide's defense did the rest in a 30-12 victory against No. 16 Auburn on Saturday over No. 16 Auburn.
In the luxurious afterglow of Mississippi State's resounding 55-20 Egg Bowl victory Saturday, one player stood apart, like Caesar returning from some long journey and great conquest.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi state football team is looking to snap two two-game losing streaks. In addition to erasing the memory of back-to-back losses to Alabama (51-3) and Arkansas (58-42), MSU will try to avoid a three-game losing streak to Ole Miss for the first time since 2002-04 when the teams face off in the Battle for the Golden Egg at 2:30 p.m. Saturday (SEC Network) at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford.
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