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Freeze likes what he sees from newcomers

Posted 8/2/2014 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Preparations for the Ole Miss football season began in earnest Saturday with a two-hour workout on the practice fields adjacent to the Manning Center.



Ole Miss out to climb higher in SEC West

Posted 8/2/2014 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze has just about mastered the self-effacing, aw-shucks attitude that has helped his program escape lofty expectations. There's too much talent on the Rebels' roster to avoid that now.



Bulldogs' initial workout pleases Mullen

Posted 7/31/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- If Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen feels any added excitement or pressure due to heightened expectations entering his sixth season at MSU, he didn't show it on Thursday night.



Ray, Bulldogs get huge lift from commitment of Weatherspoon

Posted 7/31/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State's latest recruiting class is shaping up to be coach Rick Ray's best in Starkville, and that class received a boost late Wednesday night when Ray landed his most highly rated prospect yet.



Bulldogs report, ready to start practice

Posted 7/31/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Football is back in session at Mississippi State. That much was evident Wednesday in the halls of the Seal Football Complex a few hours after MSU's players reported for their first meeting of the season. Fall camp will kick off at 4:45 p.m. today when coach Dan Mullen begins his sixth season as MSU's coach. To a man, the Bulldogs chosen to speak with the media after the initial meeting believe Mullen's sixth season in Starkville could be his best.



MSU women gearing up for overseas trip

Posted 7/31/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- "The summer is over." Those words came from Mississippi State women's basketball coach Vic Schaefer shortly after he and associate head coach Johnnie Harris received a round of hugs from their players upon their return to Starkville on Tuesday night from a recruiting trip.



Hughes ready to contribute after missing most of 2013 season

Posted 7/30/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Jay Hughes had to be there. He had to be there for his teammates, for his team, and for himself.



Mullen's 2014 squad has homegrown flavor

Posted 7/29/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen has been true to his word. From the moment he accepted the Mississippi State job nearly six years ago, Mullen has stressed the importance of building a championship program with in-state talent.



Unheralded, Undaunted: McKinney leads experienced MSU defense

Posted 7/26/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Flying under the radar is nothing new to Benardrick McKinney. A two-star recruit from Rosa Fort High School in Tunica, McKinney had the size, speed, and athletic ability to play at any Division I school. But when only one came calling, McKinney took it in stride.



MSU men's basketball releases non-conference schedule

Posted 7/23/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State coach Rick Ray doubled his win total in non-conference games during his second season in Starkville, improving from 5-7 in non-league games in 2012-13 to 10 non-conference wins in 2013-14.



MSU welcomes chance to host state championship football games

Posted 7/21/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - When Mississippi State opens the 2014 football season, the Bulldogs will do so in the state's biggest football stadium.



Lack of star power does not dampen SEC Media Days

Posted 7/19/2014 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- There were complaints about the lack of star power. There was never a controversial quote or any semblance of trash talk from one coach to another. In all, The 2014 version of the Southeastern Conference's Media Days could be classified as uneventful.



Freeze feels Rebels are ahead of schedule

Posted 7/17/2014 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze believes his program ahead of schedule.



Alabama cautious about tag of favorites

Posted 7/17/2014 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. - Most experts believe Alabama is the favorite to win the Southeastern Conference championship. Alabama fans certainly believe it. SEC media members clearly believe it, too, as Alabama was voted by the league's sports writers as the preseason choice to win the league this year.



Miles has confidence in young Tigers

Posted 7/17/2014 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- If LSU coach Les Miles is bothered by media projections that have the Tigers slipping this fall, he's hiding it well. Standing before approximately 300 writers and analysts at the Southeastern Conference Media Days on Wednesday afternoon, Miles was blunt in his assessment of LSU's chances this season.



Arkansas, Missouri have similar messages, different perspectives

Posted 7/17/2014 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- One is trying to fight his way out of the cellar in the Southeastern Conference's Western Division. The other is trying to stay on top of the SEC's Eastern Division.



SEC hopes rule change will protect QBs

Posted 7/17/2014 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- Quarterbacks in the Southeastern Conference are about to become safer. At least that's the plan behind a rule change, presented by SEC Coordinator of Officials Steve Shaw.



MSU men's basketball team will play in Thanksgiving event in Texas

Posted 7/17/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State men's basketball team's non-conference schedule will feature a trip to Texas for the Corpus Christi Coastal Classic at the American Bank Center. This Thanksgiving event, now in its second year, will be Nov. 28 and 29. MSU will play Saint Louis in the opening round and then face TCU or Bradley.



Some fans still in dark about SEC Network

Posted 7/17/2014 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- Fan Lee Massengale is already worried about Georgia's game with Troy, even with Clemson and South Carolina coming up first.



Others look to emerge in 'starless' SEC

Posted 7/17/2014 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel insists there are still plenty of superstars in the Southeastern Conference. The only problem is nobody has heard of them.



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