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EMCC will try to win division title outright

Posted 10/23/2013 in College Sports

Being a lifelong football player who went on to become a coach, Buddy Stephens has seen his fair share of heart-breaking defeats. Few sting as bad as the No. 3 East Mississippi Community College football team's 24-23 loss to archrival Itawamba C.C. in the final regular-season game in 2012.

 

 

Woodruff has positive first bullpen session

Posted 10/23/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- All signs were positive from Brandon Woodruff's first pitching session of the fall to live batters.

 

 

Chapel brings plenty of skills to MSU

Posted 10/23/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Athleticism. Versatility. Potential. In some way, those words describe all five of the newcomers to the 2013-14 Mississippi State women's basketball team. If pressed to assign those qualities to one or two "newbies," as MSU coach Vic Schaefer likes to call them, the best fit would be freshmen Breanna Richardson and Ketara Chapel. Richardson and Chapel are fitting picks because they likely will see playing time at small forward, the three position, or power forward, the four, depending on the other players on the floor.

 

 

Mullen doesn't see SEC results as 'upsets'

Posted 10/22/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen isn't buying that last weekend should be dubbed "Upset Saturday in the Southeastern Conference," but he acknowledges his players might do that.

 

 

Ole Miss wants to move forward

Posted 10/22/2013 in College Sports

Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze is preaching moving forward.

 

 

Locals help ICC men's soccer win North Division title

Posted 10/22/2013 in College Sports

Coaches will use anything they can get their hands on to motivate their players. In 19 seasons as a coach, Mike Sullivan knows "bulletin-board material" when he sees it. The Itawamba Community College men's soccer coach knew he had what he needed when he saw a preseason poll had his team ranked ninth.

 

 

Cox learning risk-reward of playing at MSU

Posted 10/22/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Defensive back Justin Cox has learned the difference between being disciplined and reckless isn't clear in his first six games with the Mississippi State football team.

 

 

Mullen expects to see different Kentucky

Posted 10/21/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- This isn't the same Kentucky football team Dan Mullen and Mississippi State have beaten each of the past four years.

 

 

Freshman Ready set to make impact for MSU men

Posted 10/21/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- I.J. Ready only needed a few games to gain credibility.

 

 

Clinton-Dix returns just in time for Alabama

Posted 10/21/2013 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Ha Ha Clinton-Dix returned to the top-ranked Alabama football team's defense at a fortuitous time.

 

 

Mullen tweaks kicker Bell's technique

Posted 10/20/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- All signs say Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen is sticking with sophomore kicker Devon Bell.

 

 

Humphreys realizing dream with MSU baseball

Posted 10/20/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Reid Humphreys always dreamed of playing at Dudy Noble Field.

 

 

Ritter's field goal lifts Ole Miss past No. 6 LSU

Posted 10/20/2013 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Ole Miss senior kicker Andrew Ritter said his game-winning, 41-yard field goal felt good off his foot. Then he watched with dread as it started drifting right. By the time it reached the uprights, it was dangerously close.

 

 

Ole Miss defense delivers big stop in upset

Posted 10/20/2013 in College Sports

OXFORD -- In the sixth and final installment of the "Rocky" saga, Rocky Balboa says, "It is not how many times you get knocked down that counts, it is how many times you get up that matters."

 

 

Alabama steamrolls Arkansas

Posted 10/20/2013 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The top-ranked Alabama football team didn't catch the upset bug that struck much of the Southeastern Conference.

 

 

MSU's Alwal wants to take meaner approach

Posted 10/20/2013 in College Sports

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Martha Alwal knows a "beast" when she sees one.

 

 

Alabama shows Arkansas how to execute game plan

Posted 10/20/2013 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- First year Arkansas coach Bret Bielema got an up-close look Saturday at the type of football team he's trying to build.

 

 

Ware hopes to be center of attention for MSU men

Posted 10/18/2013 in College Sports

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Every time Rick Ray talks about Gavin Ware he uses the word "throwback" as if he is using the lingo of a past generation of basketball.

 

 

No. 2 EMCC beats Northwest to clinch share of division title

Posted 10/18/2013 in College Sports

SENATOBIA -- The East Mississippi Community College football team found Lakenderic Thomas again Thursday night.

 

 

Third-quarter explosion sends No. 2 EMCC to win

Posted 10/18/2013 in College Sports

SENATOBIA --Most teams would be awed by a 51-point quarter.

 

 

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