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MSU receivers getting chance to show what they can do

Posted 4/1/2016 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Opportunities. That's what the Mississippi State football wide receivers are getting this spring with Fred Ross and Donald Gray sidelined with injury. Both will be ready for fall camp, but veterans and young players are getting more repetitions to give them a chance to prove to the coaches they can help make up for the loss of De'Runnya Wilson to the NFL draft. The wide receivers will get another chance at 11 a.m. Saturday in an open scrimmage at Davis Wade Stadium.

 

 

Mullen waiting to make decision about Simmons

Posted 3/31/2016 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen wants to gather more information before deciding on Jeffery Simmons' future with the program. Simmons, a MSU signee and Noxubee County High School standout, was charged with simple assault and disturbing the peace Monday by the Macon Police Department. A video surfaced Saturday allegedly showing Simmons and another person striking a woman repeatedly while she was on the ground.

 

 

MSU's Stapleton suffers another knee injury

Posted 3/31/2016 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State men's basketball player Xavian Stapleton has suffered another knee injury. First reported by CBS Sports, a source confirmed that rising sophomore Stapleton tore his anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee March 20 and had surgery Wednesday. He is expected to be back for Southeastern Conference play in January.

 

 

MSU women's basketball team will hold awards banquet

Posted 3/31/2016 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Fans can join the Mississippi State women's basketball team in celebrating a Sweet 16 season at the team's annual Hail State Hoops awards banquet at 6 p.m. April 11 at The Mill Conference Center at Mississippi State. The cost is $25 per person. Fans can call the MSU women's basketball office at 662-325-0198 or email dbrown@athletics.msstate.edu to RSVP. The deadline to RSVP is Friday, April 8.

 

MSU softball falls to UAB at home

Posted 3/30/2016 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- A three-run first inning was too much for the Mississippi State softball team to overcome Tuesday in a 3-2 loss to Alabama-Birmingham at Nusz Park. The loss dropped the Bulldogs (20-13) to 19-8 in non-conference matchups.

 

Two-out approach helps MSU beat Southern Mississippi

Posted 3/30/2016 in College Sports

PEARL -- John Cohen wants his batters to have a simple approach, especially with two outs or two strikes. The Mississippi State baseball coach doesn't want to see his batters taking big swings. Instead, he wants them to stick to what they are good at and try to find holes in the defense.

 

 

Holland, Bulldogs face Southern Miss in huge midweek matchup

Posted 3/28/2016 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- John Holland might have played himself into the lineup this past week.

 

 

MSU women set for next season

Posted 3/27/2016 in College Sports

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- The next step.

 

 

Georgia walks away with final game of SEC series against MSU

Posted 3/26/2016 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Southeastern Conference play was a struggle for the Mississippi State baseball team last season.

 

 

Running back depth emerging at spring camp for MSU

Posted 3/26/2016 in College Sports

That's what the Mississippi State football team has at the running back position after having to replace Josh Robinson last season. Robinson got many of the carries in 2014 because he was so dominate, but that made the Bulldogs lean more on a passing style offense with quarterback Dak Prescott in 2015.

 

 

MSU men's basketball ready for bigger and better next season

Posted 3/26/2016 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Staying in the fight.

 

 

MSU overwhelmed by top-ranked UConn in Sweet 16

Posted 3/26/2016 in College Sports

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- It took 3 minutes, 14 seconds for Vic Schaefer and the Mississippi State women's basketball team to realize it wasn't their day.

 

 

Salter brings energy to MSU women's team

Posted 3/26/2016 in College Sports

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- LaKaris Salter has fun on the basketball court.

 

 

MSU staff has perspective on challenge of facing UConn

Posted 3/25/2016 in College Sports

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Skylar Collins knows how challenging it can be to play the Connecticut women's basketball team. As a senior at Texas A&M in 2012, Collins and the Aggies traveled to Hartford, Connecticut, as the reigning national champions. But the Jimmy V Classic game at the XL Center between the No. 2 Huskies and the No. 8 Aggies quickly turned into a forgettable affair.

 

 

Dailey has helped UConn women establish their greatness

Posted 3/25/2016 in College Sports

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Things do change in the Connecticut women's basketball program. For years, associate head coach Chris Dailey's signature drink was Diet Coke. While Dailey admits she still drinks the carbonated beverage during games, her tastes have turned to a different option. These days, Dailey, who is in her 31st year as a member of Geno Auriemma's coaching staff, prefers freshly brewed idea tea from Panera.

 

 

Schaefer becomes second women's coach to lead MSU to Sweet 16

Posted 3/25/2016 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Martha Alwal had no idea what the Mississippi State women's basketball team could accomplish.

 

 

Hudson, Humphreys lead MSU past Georgia in SEC series opener

Posted 3/25/2016 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Reid Humphreys is getting into a groove at the plate.

 

 

MSU women's basketball team wants proper mind-set

Posted 3/23/2016 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- It's all in the mind-set for the Mississippi State women's basketball team.

 

 

MSU softball drops 1-0 decision to Central Arkansas

Posted 3/23/2016 in College Sports

STARKVILLE--Mississippi State has no time to lament a tough offensive night with a huge Southeastern Conference softball series at No. 17 Tennessee on the horizon.

 

 

MSU baseball team carries momentum into SEC series with Georgia

Posted 3/23/2016 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Taking two out of three from Vanderbilt has really invigorated the Mississippi State baseball team.

 

 

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