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Season ends in heart-breaking fashion for Prescott, Cowboys

Posted 1/15/2017 in Local Sports

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Aaron Rodgers didn't need another Hail Mary this time.

 

MSU men win third straight by beating Texas A&M

Posted 1/14/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State men's basketball coach Ben Howland began his opening statement giving a general quote about the game.

MSU notebook: Large crowd packs coliseum for MSU win

Posted 1/14/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Ben Howland embraced Lamar Peters as the two walked off the Humphrey Coliseum court Saturday afternoon.

 

Work ethic paves way for Anagnost to land at MSU

Posted 1/14/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The memory remains fresh in Tom Anagnost's mind nearly 31 years later.

 

 

Inside game makes strides for fourth-ranked Bulldogs

Posted 1/14/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The angled pass zipped from Victoria Vivians on the right wing to the right block.

 

 

Prescott makes postseason debut against Packers

Posted 1/14/2017 in Local Sports

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Aaron Rodgers has been unbeatable on a seven-game run that carried Green Bay to the divisional round.

 

 

Columbus basketball sweeps Hernando in region play

Posted 1/14/2017 in High School Sports

When Hannah White released the go-ahead 3-pointer Friday in the waning seconds of Columbus High's region opener against Hernando, senior and leading scorer Zaria Jenkins knew it would fall.

 

 

New Hope basketball drops region pair to Oxford

Posted 1/14/2017 in High School Sports

Oxford High School senior Jarkel Joiner missed a critical front end of a one-and-one free throw-opportunity Friday night.

 

 

Starkville basketball squads sweep Callaway

Posted 1/14/2017 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE--It is often said that strange things happen on Friday the 13th.

 

McCowan fuels another rout for No. 4 MSU

Posted 1/13/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Teaira McCowan is a player after Vic Schaefer's heart, even if she puts baseline cameramen in peril. To say the Mississippi State sophomore center doesn't know how strong she is would be an understatement. It is also safe to say that the safety of cameramen for the SEC Network or other ESPN entities or photographers might be in question when McCowan is on the court.

Starkville High's Jones will play in MS/AL game

Posted 1/13/2017 in High School Sports

Kristie Williams had a feeling good news as going to come, but sometimes you never know. Still, Williams was able to keep the faith the longer the wait stretched into Thursday because she believes Kelsey Jones is one of the top post players in the state of Mississippi.

 

MSU continues record-setting pace

Posted 1/13/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The milestones keeping piling up for the No. 4 Mississippi State women's basketball team. On Thursday night, an 82-49 victory against Florida helped MSU match the 2014-15 team for the best start in program history at 18-0. MSU will get a chance to eclipse that mark at 6 p.m. Monday (SEC Network) when it play host to Ole Miss at Humphrey Coliseum.

 

 

Linguist leaves MSU for job at Minnesota

Posted 1/13/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- A day after announcing a new defensive coordinator, Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen needs to find another new defensive coach. A MSU team spokesperson confirmed Thursday that safeties coach Maurice Linguist will join the Minnesota coaching staff as the secondary coach under new coach P.J. Fleck. Minnesota hasn't officially announced the hiring of Linguist.

 

 

Holman carving out bigger role for Bulldogs

Posted 1/13/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Aric Holman had to do something he had never done as a freshman with the Mississippi State men's basketball team: He had to sit. Holman arrived at MSU in the summer of 2015 as part of a group of freshmen that was expected to make an immediate impact. But Holman had micro fracture surgery on his left knee to correct a patellofemoral disorder prior to the 2015-16 season and missed the first 10 games.

 

 

MSU flag football team finishes second at national tournament

Posted 1/13/2017 in Local Sports

When a group of friends formed the co-ed flag football team Foot Clan at Mississippi State in 2015, they didn't know what was in store. After going through the 2015 season without a quarterback, Foot Clan stuck together and was ready for the 2016 campaign. After winning the co-ed championship at MSU, Foot Clan won a National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) Regional championship on Dec. 3-4 in Hattiesburg on the campus of Southern Mississippi. Foot Clan rode the momentum and lost 19-6 to Valdosta State's P-Rex squad in the NIRSA Flag Football National Championship game Jan. 8 in Pensacola, Florida.

 

 

Ole Miss beats Tennessee, snaps long losing skid

Posted 1/13/2017 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Madinah Muhammad had a team-best 21 points, while Shandricka Sessom celebrated her birthday in style with 14 points and team-best 11 rebounds Thursday night to lead the Ole Miss women's basketball team to a 67-62 victory against Tennessee at The Pavilion at Ole Miss.

 

West Lowndes' Clark Jr., Farmer will continue careers at Holmes C.C.

Posted 1/12/2017 in High School Sports

Todd Stanley has built a lot of memories and seen a lot of talented student-athletes in 20 years at West Lowndes High School. On Wednesday, Stanley was proud to be a part of helping two more -- Fred Clark Jr. and Marcus Farmer -- realize opportunities to continue their athletic careers in college. Clark Jr. and Farmer made it official by signing National Letters of Intent to play baseball at Holmes Community College in Goodman. Farmer also will play football.

 

Thomas, Little will represent state in MS/AL All-Star game

Posted 1/12/2017 in High School Sports

Terryonte Thomas didn't know what to make of the text message from Drew McBrayer: Call me ASAP. Thomas thought the New Hope High School boys basketball coach wanted to talk to him about the team's practice Wednesday, when he felt worked hard and tried to get into the passing lanes, communicate with his teammates, and rotated to the back side. While McBrayer appreciated Thomas' effort in practice to make the Trojans better, he wanted to tell Thomas he had been selected to play in the Mississippi/Alabama All-Star Basketball Game.

 

 

William emerging as more vocal leader

Posted 1/12/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Great teams need floor generals. With depth and experience at every position, Mississippi State women's basketball coach has the luxury of having leaders all over the court, but there is no question junior point guard Morgan William is the engine that drives the Bulldogs. Even though William isn't MSU's most vocal player, she has kept a steady hand in her first two seasons in Starkville and gained the confidence of her teammates and coaches.

 

 

Grantham will be MSU's new defensive coordinator

Posted 1/12/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen will have a new defensive coordinator for the fourth-straight year. On Wednesday, Mullen announced the hiring of Louisville coach Todd Grantham as MSU's new defensive coordinator and linebackers coach. In other coaching news, MSU safeties coach Maurice Linguist accepted the defensive backs position at Minnesota, FootballScoop.com reported. MSU didn't confirm Linguist's departure.

 

 

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