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EMCC mourns loss of Clemons

Posted 11/20/2017 in College Sports

East Mississippi Community College is mourning the loss of one of its most popular football players today. Sophomore Tyone Clemons was killed in a one-vehicle accident late Saturday morning in Jones County. A former All-State lineman at West Jones High School, Clemons died shortly after a wreck on Summerland Road, close to the West Jones High campus.

 

 

Howland believes MSU men can play better defense

Posted 11/20/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Lamar Peters picked the pocket of Florida A&M's Nasir Core and passed to Tyson Carter for an easy dunk. The play gave the Mississippi State men's basketball team a 15-2 lead at the 14-minute, 23-second mark of the first half. The Bulldogs didn't score for another 4:40.

 

 

Auburn's Johnson: Iron Bowl 'should be one for the ages'

Posted 11/20/2017 in College Sports

Auburn's Kerryon Johnson doesn't have to be a soothsayer to predict what the Iron Bowl will be like. No. 6 Auburn (9-2, 6-1 Southeastern Conference) will play host to No. 1 Alabama (11-0, 7-0) at 2:30 p.m. Saturday (WCBI) in a rivalry game that always captivates the state, but this time it's all dressed up with national championship implications. The winner faces No. 7 Georgia in the SEC title game and bolsters its playoff chances, though it's possible the Crimson Tide could still get in even with a loss.

 

 

Ado makes debut in MSU's victory over Florida A&M

Posted 11/19/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Ben Howland caught himself gawking at Abdul Ado.

 

 

MSU football scores late to nip Arkansas

Posted 11/18/2017 in College Sports

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Nick Fitzgerald has established himself as nothing short of one of the Southeastern Conference's top quarterbacks, if not the best, in his two seasons at the starter at Mississippi State.

 

Schaefer shows closer's mentality in victory

Posted 11/17/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Blair Schaefer has earned the moniker "shooter." You'll hear opposing coaches or players shout it out as the 5-foot-7 senior guard sprints from wing to wing, probing for an opening in a defense. For Schaefer, that "window" to get her shot off might be a little smaller, but she has spent hours perfecting a quick release that allows her to be effective against taller or quicker defenders.

 

World Series will give MSU shortstops chance to show their stuff

Posted 11/17/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Shortstop was an obvious starting point when it came time to divide the roster for the Mississippi State baseball team's six public intrasquad scrimmages.

 

 

MSU men have plan to stay fresh during busy stretch

Posted 11/17/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Collin Crane had only been the Mississippi State men's basketball team's strength and conditioning coach for a few months when he sat down with his boss, Ben Howland. It was early August and they had the winter's schedule in hand.

 

 

Arkansas will look to bounce back vs. No. 17 MSU

Posted 11/17/2017 in College Sports

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Many around the Arkansas football program expected changes in leadership amid the Razorbacks' dreadful season. Little did they know those changes would reach all the way to the top, with athletic director Jeff Long fired Wednesday . The school's football woes were near the top of the reasons why.

 

 

Ole Miss' passing game will be tested by Texas A&M

Posted 11/17/2017 in College Sports

The Ole Miss football team's prolific passing offense hasn't had any problems since backup quarterback Jordan Ta'amu took over for the injured Shea Patterson. If anything, the Rebels might even be a little better. Ta'amu will get his biggest test yet when Ole Miss (5-5, 2-4 Southeastern Conference) plays host to Texas A&M (6-4, 3-3) at 6 p.m. Saturday (ESPN2). The Aggies have a productive pass rush that leads the SEC with 33 sacks.

 

MSU's Datcher ready to play bigger role

Posted 11/16/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- E.J. Datcher came to Southeastern Conference basketball from Harpersville, Alabama, a town with about as many people as Starkville High School has students.

William has strong first step for Bulldogs

Posted 11/16/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Morgan William had one of the best stat lines Friday in the Mississippi State women's basketball team's season opener.

Walters column: Top-ranked EMCC finds rival in football

Posted 11/14/2017 in College Sports

Every team needs a rival.

 

MSU could have to call on Thompson at linebacker

Posted 11/14/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- One way to take a good defense and reduce it to rubble is to take away its top linebacker.

 

 

Arkansas' offense starting to settle in

Posted 11/14/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Arkansas football team's offense is starting to settle in. After injuries at quarterback, offensive line, and running back threw Arkansas into a frenzy for several weeks, No. 17 MSU (7-3, 3-3 Southeastern Conference, No. 16 College Football Playoff) thinks it knows what it will be up against when it takes on Arkansas (4-6, 1-5) at 11 a.m. Saturday (WCBI) at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

 

 

EMCC earns top spot, will play for national title

Posted 11/14/2017 in College Sports

The East Mississippi Community College football team was coronated Monday afternoon when it earned the top spot in the final National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) poll of the regular season.

 

 

Alabama hoping to build on win vs. MSU

Posted 11/14/2017 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama football coach Nick Saban is hoping his team can find a way to grow from its first wire-to-wire challenge of the season.

 

 

Burnett, Ole Miss men improve to 2-0

Posted 11/14/2017 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Deandre Burnett had 17 points Monday night to lead the Ole Miss men's basketball team to an 85-75 victory against Eastern Kentucky at The Pavilion at Ole Miss.

 

 

Taylor, Sessom lead Ole Miss women

Posted 11/14/2017 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Promise Taylor had 19 points Monday night to lead the Ole Miss women's basketball team to a 92-63 victory against Kennesaw State at The Pavilion at Ole Miss.

 

 

Bulldogs will stay aggressive on defense

Posted 11/13/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Dan Mullen took to the marketplace in the offseason. After four years as an offensive coordinator and eight as a play-calling head coach, the Mississippi State football coach knew he wanted someone who could bring an attacking style of defense back to Starkville.

 

 

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