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Johnson ready to lead MSU women

Posted 11/1/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Leader. It's a simple term that conveys a lot of responsibility. Whether it is orchestrating body bumps or leading a team onto the court or making sure the basketball gets into the hands of the right player, Diamber Johnson enters her final season at Mississippi State confident she can handle all of those roles and more.

 

 

MSU beats Kentucky for first SEC win

Posted 10/29/2011 in College Sports

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Apparently the cure for offensive futility is having a bye week to prepare for the University of Kentucky's defense. This set of steps is the only way to explain Mississippi State's 398 total yards and its 28-16 road win against Kentucky on Saturday night.

 

 

Two-quarterback system works for MSU vs. Kentucky

Posted 10/29/2011 in College Sports

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen said for weeks it was possible his quarterbacks would constantly rotate. The third-year coach was a man of his word Saturday as Tyler Russell and Chris Relf had impressive performances in a 28-16 victory against the University of Kentucky.

 

 

MSU has success in red zone

Posted 10/29/2011 in College Sports

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The Mississippi State football team reversed its numbers Saturday in what coach Dan Mullen calls the most important part of the field. MSU's ability to go 4-for-5 (four touchdowns) inside the University of Kentucky's 20-yard-line Saturday proved to be the difference in a 28-16 victory, its first in the Southeastern Conference this season.

 

 

Promising pieces propel Bulldogs to exhibition win

Posted 10/29/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Rick Stansbury should have plenty of fun playing with an assortment of puzzle pieces this season. From the savvy penetration skills of point guard Dee Bost to the energy and enthusiasm of Arnett Moultrie and Wendell Lewis to the high-stepping versatility of Brian Bryant to the potential of Rodney Hood, the Mississippi State men's basketball team showed all the parts Saturday that could make for a promising season.

 

 

Must win for MSU in Lexington

Posted 10/29/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State football team knows a win at 6 p.m. today (Fox Sports South) against the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Ky., is the highest priority if it wants to make back-to-back postseason appearances.

 

 

MSU-Ole Miss game could determine tournament berth

Posted 10/27/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Different approaches, one objective. Whether it is "control the controllables" or "stay in the moment," the Mississippi State and University of Mississippi women's soccer teams know their game at 7 p.m. Friday (SportSouth) in Oxford will be doubly significant.

 

 

Mullen remains quiet about quarterback situation

Posted 10/26/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen still isn't providing many details about his quarterbacks two weeks after making a change at the position.

 

 

MSU expects big things from freshman Hood

Posted 10/26/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The future is now for Rodney Hood. With 12 days remaining until his college basketball debut, the anticipation continues to grow for the player many believe could be the first lottery pick in NBA draft since Rick Stansbury took over the Mississippi State men's basketball program.

 

 

EMCC football will try to make history Thursday

Posted 10/26/2011 in College Sports

The No. 3 East Mississippi Community College football team will try Thursday to go where no other group of Lions has gone. EMCC can complete its first undefeated regular season at 7 p.m. Thursday with a victory against Holmes C.C. in the final regular-season game for both teams at Ras Branch Field in Goodman. WFCA-FM (107.9) will broadcast the game locally.

 

 

Stansbury will speak Thursday to Starkville QB Club

Posted 10/26/2011 in College Sports

Mississippi State men's basketball coach Rick Stansbury will speak Thursday to the Starkville Quarterback Club at the Starkville Country Club.

 

 

Final week will determine final JUCO playoff team

Posted 10/26/2011 in College Sports

The final week of the MACJC regular season will answer several remaining questions. East Mississippi Community College, Hinds C.C., and Mississippi Gulf Coast C.C. have secured spots in the state playoffs that will begin at 2 p.m. Nov. 5. Itawamba C.C., Northeast Mississippi C.C., and Northwest Mississippi C.C. are vying for the fourth and final playoff spot.

 

 

MSU's Cox doing homework in SEC

Posted 10/25/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State junior defensive tackle Fletcher Cox couldn't win Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Week honors for a third consecutive week. Bye weeks will do that.

 

 

Mullen: Turnovers will be key against Kentucky

Posted 10/25/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The statistics tell Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen his team will struggle at 6 p.m. Saturday (Fox Sports South) against the University of Kentucky unless it can generate turnovers. The Wildcats are 104th in the country (11th in the Southeastern Conference) in turnover margin. The 19 giveaways have been critical in losses to Louisville, Florida, LSU, and South Carolina.

 

 

Freshmen give Ole Miss football hope

Posted 10/25/2011 in College Sports

OXFORD -- It's not often a college football player -- let alone a freshman -- will give his coach advice. Universiy of Mississippi receiver Nickolas Brassell couldn't help himself. He had to let Houston Nutt know what was on his mind. "I know I can make more plays by just being on the field more," Brassell said. "I know what I can do when I have the ball in my hands."

 

 

Bost earns first-team All-SEC honors

Posted 10/25/2011 in College Sports

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The University of Kentucky and Mississippi State senior guard Dee Bost earned places on the first tier Monday. Media members picked Kentucky to finish first in the Southeastern Conference preseason men's basketball poll and made Bost a preseason first-team All-SEC pick.

 

 

MSU football gets back to basics in bye week

Posted 10/22/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Maybe he'd prefer to be called Professor Dan Mullen know. Mississippi State's third-year football coach has used this week without a game for an internal evaluation to see if his team is "tipping our hand" with its game plans in what has turned out to be a frustrating season.

 

 

MSU's Bracewell ready to dominate again

Posted 10/22/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Ben Bracewell was considered one of the best high school power arms in state of Alabama three years ago. That's why Mississippi State baseball coach John Cohen felt Bracewell was the key to a recruiting class that included pitching prospects Chris Stratton, Kendall Graveman, and Chad Girodo.

 

 

MSU softball closes fall season 6-0

Posted 10/22/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State softball team can thank the power left arm of Stephanie Becker for helping it win a doubleheader Saturday.

 

 

Rebels don't have answer

Posted 10/22/2011 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Houston Nutt had his coaching bag of tricks ready for his former school. It wasn't quite enough. The University of Mississippi football team jumped out to a 17-point lead before watching the No. 10 University of Arkansas roar back for a 29-24 victory Saturday afternoon at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.

 

 

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