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Lawrence brothers to play final game at MSU together in Music City Bowl

Posted 12/30/2011 in College Sports

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Cameron Lawrence can only remember one season he and his older brother Addison haven't been competing on the same football field. After tonight's 2011 Music City Bowl, the Lawrence duo will be split up again for likely the final time of their football careers.



Hungry Bulldogs ready for grand finish

Posted 12/30/2011 in College Sports

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Mississippi State head football coach Dan Mullen has stressed the goal of the next season since this New Year's Day victory in Jacksonville. Get to back-to-back bowl games.



Mullen pleased with SEC schedule

Posted 12/29/2011 in College Sports

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Fans of every Southeastern Conference school got a look at the football schedule for upcoming 2012 campaign Wednesday afternoon.



Bulldogs' win streak ends at 11

Posted 12/29/2011 in College Sports

DALLAS -- With one big play, Pierre Jackson made up for a series of mistakes to keep No. 6 Baylor undefeated. Jackson drove for a layup with 28 seconds left to give the Bears a 54-52 victory over No. 15 Mississippi State, which had won 11 straight.



Lady Bulldogs face challenge in Reno play

Posted 12/29/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Tick, tick, tick. The Mississippi State women's basketball team has seven days before it plays host to LSU in its Southeastern Conference opener.



MSU to give Relf one final start in bowl game vs. Wake Forest

Posted 12/29/2011 in College Sports

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Mississippi State can only hope for similar postseason perfomance that they got last on New Year's Day in the 2011 Gator Bowl.



Wake Forest needs leadership, points from Price

Posted 12/28/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The goal for Wake Forest quarterback Tanner Price is to be just another overlooked prospect from Westlake High School in Texas to prove the critics wrong.



Bulldogs face ultimate road task in undefeated Baylor

Posted 12/28/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Neither Mississippi State coach Rick Stansbury nor Baylor coach Scott Drew have a guarantee about what the result will be when their teams meet tonight in Dallas. They do know it'll be fun however.



Game week here for MSU Football

Posted 12/27/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - Mississippi State began what it's calling phase three of its Music City Bowl preparation Monday with its first practice in Nashville on the campus of Vanderbilt University.



Sidney's status remains 'day to day' for No. 15 Bulldogs

Posted 12/27/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - Mississippi State University officials said Monday evening that junior center Renardo Sidney is being listed as "day to day" following the first practice back together since the Christmas holiday.



MSU, Wake Forest use redshirts in similar fashions

Posted 12/23/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Fans will have trouble finding freshmen on the depth charts for the 2011 Music City Bowl. The leaders of the Mississippi State and Wake Forest University football teams refer to their programs as "developmental" entities that encourage 18- and 19-year-olds to begin their college careers doing something they might not have done: Stand on the sideline and watch.



Swedenburg excels on, off field for MSU

Posted 12/22/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Baker Swedenburg earned a title this month that is a source of pride. It isn't All-American, All-Southeastern Conference or starting Division I punter. Swedenburg, a third-year sophomore punter, is a graduate of Mississippi State. He was one of eight members of the MSU football team who recently received his bachelor's degree.



MSU men will try to win again in Jackson

Posted 12/22/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State men's basketball team's annual contest in the state's capital will be a homecoming for three players. No. 18 MSU (11-1) will hope to win its ninth straight game at Memorial Coliseum under coach Rick Stansbury when it takes on Northwestern State (7-5) at 7 tonight.



Russell begins practice with injury

Posted 12/21/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Tyler Russell is learning how to play with pain in preparation for the 2011 Music City Bowl. Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen confirmed Monday that Russell has a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee and is expected to play against Wake Forest at 5:40 p.m. Dec. 30 (ESPN) in Nashville, Tenn.



Brewer leaves Ole Miss

Posted 12/21/2011 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Despite an offer to remain at the University of Mississippi, associate head coach Gunter Brewer has decided to leave the school and to try to get a job as coach at another school.



NCAA explains ruling in Zeidaks' case

Posted 12/20/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Despite strong objections by Mississippi State, the NCAA released the rationale for its suspension of forward Kristers Zeidaks for this season and 11 games next season. NCAA Eligibility Center ruled Nov. 3, Zeidaks, who is from Latvia, will be suspended for this season and 11 games next season for participating in a league that saw him play with and against professional players in his home country.



SEC baseball tournament expands to 10 teams

Posted 12/20/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Every Southeastern Conference baseball coach had the same question earlier this year when the NCAA tournament selection show ended: "Where's LSU?" LSU finished 36-20 (13-17 in the SEC) and 26th in the Ratings Percentage Index (RPI), but didn't receive an invitation in large part for failing to make the conference tournament.



Freeze tackles reviving Ole Miss

Posted 12/20/2011 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Hugh Freeze has spent his first weeks as the University of Mississippi's football coach playing catch-up, constantly on the road or on the phone trying to convince prospects to give the Rebels a chance. He said it has been encouraging experience. It also has been a humbling one.



Brown, MSU women earn easy victory

Posted 12/20/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Ashley Brown has earned a reputation as a rebounder. In her second year with the program, the 5-foot-11 transfer from Jefferson College (Mo.) has shown a nose for the ball and a willingness to mix it up in the paint like no other member of the Mississippi State women's basketball team. When given a chance, Brown also can make an impact in the scoring column.



Southern Miss races past Ole Miss

Posted 12/17/2011 in College Sports

HATTIESBURG -- Southern Mississippi coach Larry Eustachy would have preferred that Neil Watson cut the fast break short, milking some clock in the final minute of a tight game against in-state rival Mississippi. The precocious point guard had other ideas. Watson flipped a pass to Torye Pelham, who was streaking down the lane and finished with a powerful, one-handed jam that sealed Southern Miss' 86-82 victory against the University of Mississippi on Saturday night.



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