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Notebook: MSU women play before record crowd of 10,794

Posted 2/6/2018 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The "White Out" at Humphrey Coliseum turned out to be white hot.



MSU men look for four-game winning streak against Alabama

Posted 2/6/2018 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The crater came in the first two weeks of January. At the time, a Mississippi State men's basketball team that had been offensively challenged was at its worst, taking three consecutive losses while shooting a combined 68-177 (38.4 percent) and 15-62 from 3-point territory (24.1 percent). The result of it all was a 1-3 start to the Southeastern Conference schedule, a jarring departure from the 12-1 record entering league play.


Peters' speed paves way for MSU men

Posted 2/3/2018 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Lamar Peters' speed isn't a secret. The Mississippi State men's basketball coaches know about the quickness of their sophomore guard. Game film makes it clear to the rest of the teams in the Southeastern Conference. On Saturday, MSU's coaches told Peters to put that speed to use against Georgia.

Schaefer proves labels don't apply

Posted 2/3/2018 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Too small. Too slow. Too short. Blair Schaefer has heard those words plenty of times in her career. But the 5-foot-7 guard didn't grow into an integral piece of the No. 2 Mississippi State women's basketball team because she listened to what other people thought about her.


No. 18 Tennessee trounces Ole Miss; Alabama upsets No. 23 Florida

Posted 2/3/2018 in College Sports

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee men's basketball coach Rick Barnes usually finds some reason to criticize his team's performance even after lopsided wins. Not this time. Grant Williams and Lamonte' Turner scored 17 points each to lead five players in double figures Saturday night as No. 18th Tennessee trounced Ole Miss 94-61 for their fifth straight victory.



Stuedeman wants to see a little more from everyone

Posted 2/3/2018 in College Sports

Mississippi State softball coach Vann Stuedeman has given her current team a unique way to make up for the graduation of All-Southeastern Conference performer Caroline Seitz.



Cannizaro, MSU looking to win ultimate prize

Posted 2/3/2018 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Andy Cannizaro likes to recruit to both sides of Mississippi State baseball history. Cannizaro tells recruits early and often that MSU has been better for longer than any other Southeastern Conference program. He relates stories from MSU's 36 appearances in the NCAA tournament, its seven trips to the Super Regionals, and its run to the championship series of the College World Series in 2013.



No. 2 MSU women rally past No. 15 Missouri

Posted 2/2/2018 in College Sports

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Following 22 consecutive wins to open the season, the No. 2 Mississippi State women's basketball team had its perfection tested all night against No. 15 Missouri.



MSU stays in top four in latest NCAA reveal

Posted 2/2/2018 in College Sports

NEW YORK -- Notre Dame has joined Connecticut, Mississippi State, and Louisville as potential No. 1 seeds for the NCAA tournament in the latest reveal by the women's basketball committee.



MSU seniors go for record win tonight at Missouri

Posted 2/1/2018 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Numbers don't faze Morgan William. Throughout her career, the 5-foot-5 Mississippi State senior has gone against bigger guards and found ways to excel. Whether she uses her speed, her ballhandling, or her often overlooked shooting, William has played an integral part in helping MSU become one of the nation's best basketball programs.



Moorhead looks to put finishing touches on recruiting class

Posted 2/1/2018 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Joe Moorhead's designs for the final pieces of the recruiting class he inherited at Mississippi State were a mystery in mid-December. Moorhead's hiring in late November left him with little time to consider anything beyond the early signing period that was roughly three weeks away.



Skelton hopes lessons learned in 2017 help him at catcher

Posted 2/1/2018 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Dustin Skelton spent his freshman season learning. The 6-foot, 199-pounder out of Magnolia Heights in Senatobia soaked in a lot of information as he watched Josh Lovelady catch 51 of the Mississippi State baseball team's 67 games in 2017.



Missouri gets big win at Alabama

Posted 2/1/2018 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- A Missouri men's basketball team in dire need of a win outshot and outfought Alabama, which was coming off a big one. The result was a big road victory. Kassius Robertson scored 22 points to help Missouri snap a three-game losing streak with a 69-60 victory against Alabama on Wednesday night.



Weatherspoons lead Mississippi State men past South Carolina

Posted 2/1/2018 in College Sports

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- When the Mississippi State men's basketball team needed help at South Carolina, there was always a Weatherspoon there to provide it.



Stuedeman will look to Moore to solidify outfield

Posted 2/1/2018 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State junior softball player Kat Moore quickly found an organization worthy of her time. "We call ourselves 'TBOIT'," Moore said. "Every day in practice, we are striving to become 'The Best Outfield in the Southeastern Conference.' That's worth getting up every day and working hard for. It's like hair on fire defense. Every ball that is hit we are going to try to get."



Mississippi State men continue search for first road win

Posted 1/30/2018 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- From what Ben Howland has seen in recent weeks, his Mississippi State men's basketball team has everything it needs to produce a road win in the Southeastern Conference.



Senior class moves to 8-0 in rivalry game for No. 2 Bulldogs

Posted 1/28/2018 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Conference play can create moments of hyperbole and disappointment.



MSU Notebook: Defense paves the way as MSU beats Ole Miss

Posted 1/28/2018 in College Sports

OXFORD -- The game Mississippi State women's basketball coach Vic Schaefer has said was coming reared its head Sunday.


No. 2 MSU improving on defense as seniors go for No. 111

Posted 1/27/2018 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Cameron Newbauer had to know Vic Schaefer wasn't going to like something he saw Thursday night. It's just that the first-year Florida women's basketball was wrong when he guessed Schaefer probably wasn't going to be happy with his team's defense in a 90-53 victory at Humphrey Coliseum.


MSU's Huff has making of champion

Posted 1/27/2018 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- In the final weeks of his 40-year coaching career, Joe Taylor wrote a book titled "The Making of a Champion: Success is an Inconvenience." It details how he won four black college football national championships and 10 conference championships. Taylor said having players like Charles Huff allowed him to write that book.



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