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Brandon High's Adams commits to MSU

Posted 9/23/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Members of the Mississippi State football team's 2015 recruiting class already refer to their group as a family, ending each twitter message to Bulldog fans with the hashtag "#DawgFam15."

 

 

Prescott, Beckwith earn SEC honors

Posted 9/23/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Two days after a historic victory against then-No. 8 LSU in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the accolades kept rolling in for Mississippi State on Monday.

 

 

Ole Miss focusing on Memphis, not Alabama

Posted 9/23/2014 in College Sports

The Ole Miss football team's players and coaches aren't gearing up for a potential top-10 matchup against Alabama on Oct. 4. Coach Hugh Freeze insists his team is focused on its next game against Memphis at 6:30 p.m. Saturday (Fox Sports South) at Vaught-Hemingway.

 

 

Alabama's play ranged from great to ugly against Florida

Posted 9/23/2014 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The Alabama football team's numbers were a mish-mash of the awfully pretty and pretty awful: four turnovers, 11 penalties, 645 yards -- and one more win. Third-ranked Alabama retained its perfect record Saturday with a 42-21 victory against Florida, but the performance was anything but pristine. Even coach Nick Saban didn't seem all that perturbed by the miscues, particularly since Alabama has an open date to iron things out before visiting No. 10 Ole Miss.

 

 

Mississippi State Football Commitment List

Posted 9/23/2014 in College Sports

Mississippi State Football Commitment List

 

 

Mullen, Bulldogs expected to beat Tigers

Posted 9/22/2014 in College Sports

BATON ROUGE, La. -- When Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott and coach Dan Mullen addressed the media following MSU's 34-29 upset of No. 8 LSU Saturday night, they showed little reaction to the victory. Maybe that's because they expected it to happen.

 

 

Prescott earns national honor

Posted 9/22/2014 in College Sports

One day after leading the Mississippi State football team to a 34-29 victory against then-No. 8 LSU in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, MSU quarterback Dak Prescott was named Athlon's National Player of the Week.

 

 

Bulldogs handle adversity, Fighting Tigers

Posted 9/21/2014 in College Sports

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Disaster struck, and Dak Prescott didn't bat an eye.

 

 

No. 1 EMCC keeps rolling, routs NEMCC

Posted 9/19/2014 in College Sports

SCOOBA -- East Mississippi Community College sophomore quarterback Todd Mays feels like his team is getting better each week. That is bad news for the teams on the second half of the EMCC schedule. Top-ranked EMCC continued its path of destruction through the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges North Division on Thursday night with a 65-7 victory against Northeast Mississippi C.C. on a rain-plagued night at Sullivan-Windham Field.

 

 

5 for Inside for MSU-LSU

Posted 9/19/2014 in College Sports

5 for Inside for MSU-LSU

 

 

Opportunity for MSU to make statement at No. 8 LSU

Posted 9/19/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen and his Bulldogs are saying all the right things entering their showdown against No. 8 LSU at 6 p.m. Saturday (ESPN) at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

 

 

MSU's Niblett stays busy on social scene

Posted 9/19/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- As Mississippi State's assistant director of media relations and social media coordinator, Kyle Niblett is part of the public face of the school's athletic programs, even if he's behind the scenes. An active member of MSU's social media machine, Niblett plays a key role in generating and enhancing publicity for MSU athletes.

 

 

Hargreaves-Cooper matchup highlights Florida-Alabama game

Posted 9/19/2014 in College Sports

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- For two guys who have never met, Florida cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III and Alabama receiver Amari Cooper sure know a lot about each other. It helps that they follow one another on Twitter.

 

 

Local players on display in NEMCC-EMCC game

Posted 9/19/2014 in College Sports

SCOOBA -- Mario Virges really wanted to win Thursday night. Not only did the former West Point High School standout want to make a good impressions for the local fans, but he also wanted to play a key role in knocking off the No. 1 team in the nation. A victory would have been especially sweet for Virges, who began his college career at East Mississippi Community College. But Virges, a freshman linebacker at Northeast Community College, didn't come away with what he wanted as EMCC rolled to a 65-7 victory at Sullivan-Windham Field.

 

 

MSU will try to atone for fourth quarter vs. LSU in 2013

Posted 9/18/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State defensive lineman Kaleb Eulls is a man of few words. But one subject that can get Eulls talking is MSU's defensive performance in the fourth quarter against LSU last year. The Tigers scored 28-straight points in the final quarter to turn a 31-26 lead into a 59-26 victory. Eulls said it was the lowest point of the season for MSU's defense.

 

 

Defense only part of Nevitt's repertoire

Posted 9/18/2014 in College Sports

Editor's Note: The Mississippi State women's basketball team welcomes five freshmen to a program that is poised to capitalize on its trip last season to the quarterfinals of the Women's National Invitation Tournament. Today, The Dispatch will introduce you to Kayla Nevitt in the third of our five-part series. For each of the next two weeks, The Dispatch will introduce you to a freshman.

 

 

Six Keys for MSU's defense vs. LSU's offense

Posted 9/18/2014 in College Sports

Six keys for MSU's defense vs. LSU's offense

 

 

SEC West believes it is best in nation

Posted 9/18/2014 in College Sports

The gap separating the two SEC divisions shows no signs of narrowing. In fact, it might be wider than ever. The Southeastern Conference's Western Division has five members in the top 10: No. 3 Alabama, No. 5 Auburn, No. 6 Texas A&M, No. 8 LSU, and No. 10 Ole Miss. All of those schools are ahead of No. 13 Georgia, the top-ranked East team.

 

 

Alabama looks to spread attack vs. Florida

Posted 9/18/2014 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The No. 3 Alabama football team has experienced receivers, a deep and talented backfield, and a preseason All-Southeastern Conference tight end.

 

 

Lucas, top-ranked EMCC set to host Northeast

Posted 9/16/2014 in College Sports

SCOOBA -- East Mississippi Community College sophomore linebacker Justin Lucas knows what a national championship defense looks like.

 

 

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