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November 20th

SMITH COLUMN: List of awards for MSU's Banks worth checking

November 20, 2012

It's a list that definitely worth checking twice.

With Christmas a little over a month away, it appears that Santa is going to be very good to Mississippi State defensive back and former East Webster player Johnthan Banks.

Banks was chosen as one of three finalists for the 2012 Jim Thorpe Award on Monday. The award annual goes to the top defensive back in college football.

Mattox finds ways to stay motivated

November 20, 2012

Starkville's Kate Mattox has always found ways to be motivated in an athletic competition.

When she was 10-years-old, Mattox was seeded eighth in the breast stroke for the state swimming championships and was supposed to finish last.

There's one twist to the story.

The meet was being held in Oxford, the home of the University of Mississippi.

For the right to brag: The Egg Bowl important to MSU, Ole Miss fans

November 20, 2012

The Egg Bowl is very important to the fans from Mississippi State and Ole Miss.

It all comes down to bragging rights and being able to hold your head up high when you see a fan from the opposing team.

For recruits, MSU football coach Dan Mullen doesn't think the game sways their decision one way or the other.

Starkville Academy wins pair at Oak Hill

November 20, 2012

WEST POINT - The Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers claimed a 58-52 victory over the Oak Hill Lady Raiders in what turned out to be a closely-contested game.

In the end, Starkville Academy outscored the Lady Raiders by six to continue its perfect season. The Lady Vols improved to 7-0.

November 18th

Egg Bowl most important game to MSU's Mullen

November 18, 2012

Since the day Dan Mullen took over as the head coach of Mississippi State, winning the Egg Bowl against rival Ole Miss has been top priority.

Mullen calls the Egg Bowl 'the most important game of the year' for the Bulldogs. He has stoked the fires a couple of times trying to get the rivalry relevant.

Bulldogs embrace opportunity against the tough Tar Heels

November 18, 2012

Mississippi State is looking to make history today and give head coach Rick Ray his first win over a ranked opponent.

The Bulldogs (1-1) battle the No. 11, by the Associated Press, North Carolina Tar Heels (3-0) in the Maui Invitational.

Tipoff is set for 5 p.m. and can be seen on ESPN2.

The Bulldogs are 0-5 all-time against the Tar Heels.

Lady Bulldogs make a Thanksgiving visit to Mexico for tourney

November 18, 2012

Mississippi State women's basketball coach Vic Schaefer said his team continues to take "baby steps" this season as it learns to grow and improve.

Those next steps take place in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico, at the Hardwood Tournament of Hope.

November 17th

Mauling the Hogs: MSU gets much-needed 45-14 win over Arkansas

November 17, 2012

The Mississippi State Bulldogs were in bad need of a victory, and they got one in convincing fashion on Saturday.

The Bulldogs rallied from behind to defeat the Arkansas Razorbacks 45-14 at Davis Wade Stadium to stop a three-game losing streak and a three-game losing skid to the Razorbacks.

SMITH COLUMN: Special teams play important to MSU victory

November 17, 2012

There is a reason special teams is called special.

Sometimes that particular unit can ignite a fire for a football team that can be a momentum changer.

That was the case Saturday for the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Davis Wade Stadium.

Benardrick McKinney recovered a fumbled punt with 10:30 remaining in the fourth quarter with MSU down 14-7.

Perkins has big day for Bulldogs as offense clicks

November 17, 2012

Execution was the word of the day for the Mississippi State Bulldogs.

The Bulldogs were clicking, especially in the second half, during a 45-14 victory over the Arkansas Razorbacks on Saturday.

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