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Orange Bowl matches two strong defensive lines

Posted 12/13/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - Want to see microcosms of why Mississippi State and Georgia Tech combined to win 20 games to set up a showdown in the Capital One Orange Bowl?

 

 

MSU working younger players into action at bowl practice

Posted 12/13/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- It was hard to judge which was more impressive, the pass or the catch.

 

 

MSU women face in-state rival Southern Mississippi

Posted 12/13/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The frustration was evident in Vic Schaefer's voice and in his body language.

 

 

MSU women rally past Louisiana Tech

Posted 12/12/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State women's basketball team needs Dominique Dillingham on the court. At 5-foot-9, Dillingham is far from the biggest Bulldog. She probably also wouldn't win a competition for the fastest or the quickest player on the team.

 

 

MSU's Ray wants Daniels to be more selfish

Posted 12/12/2014 in College Sports

Travis Daniels was feeling it. Off to a fast start, piling up basket after basket, Daniels looked to the Mississippi State men's basketball team's bench and saw his teammates smiling and laughing, enjoying what turned out to be a 25-point win against St. Louis in a game Daniels scored a career-high 21 points. The next night, it was gone.

 

 

Development, youth key as bowl practice begins

Posted 12/12/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Before the final curtain closes on one of the greatest seasons in Mississippi State football history, casting calls are being held for 2015. The auditions begin today.

 

 

Offensive lines have been key to success of MSU, Georgia Tech

Posted 12/12/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- It's easy to pinpoint record-setting quarterback Dak Prescott as the central cause of the Mississippi State football team's 10-2 regular season. It's also natural to assume the same thing of quarterback Justin Thomas, who has led Georgia Tech to its second Orange Bowl in the past four years.

 

 

James leads Bulldogs against Louisiana Tech

Posted 12/10/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Jerica James learned accountability as a sophomore.

 

 

EMCC QB Kelly commits to Ole Miss

Posted 12/10/2014 in College Sports

With the National Junior College Athletic Association national championship in the rear-view mirror, East Mississippi Community College quarterback Chad Kelly set his sights on his next mission Wednesday afternoon, verbally committing to play at Ole Miss.

 

 

MSU boasts more experience, productivity at wide receiver

Posted 12/10/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - One group got better and better as the season progressed, turning into one of the best units on Mississippi State's 10-2 team that's bound for the Orange Bowl.

 

 

MSU puts five on All-SEC coaches team

Posted 12/10/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- One day after five members of Mississippi State's Orange Bowl-bound football team raked in All-Southeastern Conference honors from The Associated Press, the same five collected more accolades, this time from the league's coaches. This time, the order was different.

 

 

Georgia Tech's rushing numbers staggering

Posted 12/10/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The numbers are staggering. Year after year, game after game, the Georgia Tech football team's triple option puts up eye-popping statistics. It has been the driving force behind the Yellow Jackets' surge under coach Paul Johnson that has the team's in its second Orange Bowl in the past four years.

 

 

Alabama's Cooper gets top SEC honor

Posted 12/9/2014 in College Sports

ATLANTA -- Long known for its power offense, Alabama opened things up this season. With a player such as Amari Cooper, that was a good call. Cooper, the nation's leading receiver, was honored as the Southeastern Conference offensive player of the year Monday by The Associated Press, recognizing his huge role in helping the Crimson Tide claim the No. 1 ranking and a spot in college football's inaugural playoff.

 

 

Plenty of similarities between Orange Bowl QBs

Posted 12/9/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- When asked Sunday about his team's opponent in the Orange Bowl, Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson wasted little time in bringing up Mississippi State's most indispensable player.

 

 

Mullen named SEC Coach of the Year

Posted 12/9/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- During his opening remarks at Mississippi State's Orange Bowl press conference Sunday afternoon, MSU Director of Athletics Scott Stricklin took a few moments to stump for his football coach.

 

 

Prescott named first-team All-SEC

Posted 12/9/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- For the first time in 28 years, the Southeastern Conference first-team All-Conference quarterback hails from Mississippi State.

 

 

Davis has career day to lead Baylor past Ole Miss

Posted 12/8/2014 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Nina Davis smiled and shook her head. The Baylor sophomore forward never imagined she could have this much fun on a basketball court. It made it even more satisfying that a career-best effort came on her 20th birthday nearly 90 minutes from home and with plenty of friends and family on hand to watch. Davis scored a career-high 43 points and grabbed nine rebounds Sunday to lead No. 11 Baylor to a 96-54 victory against Ole Miss before a crowd of 2,338 at Tad Smith Coliseum.

 

 

Stricklin hopes to get deal with Mullen done soon

Posted 12/8/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Scott Stricklin is 5-for-5. He expects to be 6-for-6. Stricklin, Mississippi State's Director of Athletics, has signed football coach Dan Mullen to a contract extension in each of the past five seasons. Stricklin expects that streak to continue following Mullen's finest season in Starkville.

 

 

MSU will play Georgia Tech in Orange Bowl

Posted 12/8/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State football team will try to cap the program's most successful regular season with another piece of history. MSU (10-2) will try to accomplish that feat in its first bowl game in Miami in more than seven decades.

 

 

No. 23 MSU women roll past SE Louisiana

Posted 12/8/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- A strong final stretch of the first half and a dominant second half allowed the No. 23 Mississippi State women's basketball team to roll past Southeastern Louisiana 97-36 on Sunday afternoon before a crowd of 3,020 at Humphrey Coliseum. Senior center Martha Alwal had 15 points and 11 rebounds, while freshman Victoria Vivians had 15 of her 17 points in the second half. She also had nine of her 11 rebounds in the final stanza to help MSU improve to 8-0, its best start since the 2008-09 campaign. Southeastern Louisiana fell to 3-5.

 

 

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