STARKVILLE --Young teams typically need to learn games aren't decided on one play. A shot or a bad break can be a catalyst, but the lapses along the way often are forgotten when the tide turns. The Mississippi State women's basketball team learned that lesson Wednesday night.
The college sports governing body said Wednesday that Newton is eligible to play for the second-ranked Tigers in the Southeastern Conference championship game against South Carolina on Saturday.
Brittany Young doesn't sound like an ordinary freshman.
Riding a four-game winning streak, Mississippi State's men's basketball team had gotten by with one player carrying the scoring load and others pitching in just enough to win games. Tuesday, the Bulldogs saw that formula burn out in a 61-59 loss to Florida Atlantic (4-4).
STARKVILLE -- Chris White's breakout senior season has him in pole position to capture the Cellular South Conerly Trophy, which will be awarded tonight at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum. The Mississippi State middle linebacker turned in one of the best statistical seasons in the Southeastern Conference, totaling 105 tackles, six sacks, and 15-and-a-half tackles for a loss.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State men's basketball team will try to extend its season-opening winning streak to five at 7 tonight when it plays host to Florida Atlantic at Humphrey Coliseum.
In the yearlong war of words between Mississippi State's Dan Mullen and Mississippi's Houston Nutt, Mullen tossed the first barbs and did the majority of the talking, tweaking the "The School Up North" every chance the opportunity arose. Turns out his Bulldogs got the last word, too.
On Sunday, an injury gave one of the new Lady Bulldogs a chance to play an even greater role. Katia May showed in place of Porsha Porter she is capable of exciting things. At the same time, May showed she, like MSU, is a work in progress.
Katia May always thought she was patient and a good communicator. But sometimes even the best talkers need time to make the adjustment from high school to college basketball.
As much as the University of Mississippi football team tried to stack the line of scrimmage to stop Mississippi State's rushing attack, the Bulldogs did them one better.
Mississippi State women's basketball coach Sharon Fanning-Otis added a little bit of everything to her program for the 2011-12 season.
Mississippi State built a 22-point third-quarter lead but had to hang on late to secure a 31-23 win and its second straight in the Battle for the Golden Egg.
Mississippi State's 31-23 win over rival Ole Miss not only snapped a two-game losing streak, but helped catapult the Bulldogs to front-runner status for Chick-fil-A Bowl.
STARKVILLE -- Three games into the season, nothing has surprised Mississippi State men's basketball coach Rick Stansbury.
As logical as it seems to slide one or two of the burgeoning redshirt players in for a few plays to spell starters, coaches have a tough decision on whether to do so.
Egg Bowl week gets bigger each year. That's exactly the way Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen wants it.
MOBILE, Ala. -- The double-doubles will come. Ashley Brown works too hard not to be rewarded with double-digit efforts in points and rebounds. On Tuesday, Brown inched closer to her first career double-double at Mississippi State with an impeccable sense of timing.
All three of Mississippi State's men's basketball wins this season haven't been pretty. But as long as there's improvement and a "W," the Bulldogs will take them as they come.
The excitement after Mississippi State's recapturing of the Golden Egg last season was joyous relief for a team that experienced arguably the most humiliating defeat either side had endured just one year earlier.
With their annual rivalry match just six days away, the Mississippi State Bulldogs are trying to shake their disappointing overtime loss to Arkansas. As MSU head coach Dan Mullen sees it, his team isn't far off from breaking into the Southeastern Conference's elite.
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