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Going after the Gators: MSU attempts to knock off nation's third-ranked team

January 29, 2014

In Rick Ray's first two meetings with Florida, things haven't gone well.
The Mississippi State head coach saw his team drop an 82-47 decision in Starkville and an 83-58 game in Gainesville, Fla.

State women on road to take on No. 14 LSU

January 29, 2014

The Mississippi State Bulldogs are facing another top 15 team in Southeastern Conference women's basketball competition tonight.
As far as MSU coach Vic Schaefer is concerned, it doesn't matter who the next opponent is. He just wants the Bulldogs to keep competing.

SA girls lose at Madison Ridgeland Academy

January 29, 2014

MADISON – Madison Ridgeland Academy has a strong second-half comeback on Wednesday night as it defeated Starkville Academy 48-35 at home in high school girls basketball action.
After taking a 10-8 lead and stretching the margin to 20-15 at halftime, the Lady Volunteers were outscored by MRA 17-7 in the third quarter and 16-8 in the fourth.

East Webster's Patterson does talking on court

January 29, 2014

Quantesha Patterson is a woman of few words.
In the few short months that first-year East Webster basketball coach Todd Hutchinson has known the junior, he says rather than spending her time talking, Patterson is busy soaking up all that is going on around her.

Two-sport athlete: Wilson lends talent to MSU on football field, and the court

January 29, 2014

There have been jokes flying around about De'Runnya Wilson just showing up and playing any sport  on the campus of Mississippi State.
The true freshman was a standout wide receiver for the football team this past fall and has joined the basketball team this winter.
Wilson joked that he might play baseball too.

SMITH COLUMN: Ray was wrong, but shows class with an apology

January 29, 2014

Certain things are going to be said in the heat of battle.
They just are.
During sporting events, coaches shout things at players, teammates shout things at each other, coaches shout things at officials and sometimes officials shout back. Things can get out of hand in a competitive situation.

SHS teams overcome slow starts to get wins

January 29, 2014

WEST POINT – Starkville head coach Greg Carter wasn't happy with the way his squad played in the first half.
He let them know.
"They knew we didn't play very well in the first half," Carter said. "We didn't defend like we normally do and we didn't execute offensively like we normally do. We missed layups and got into foul trouble. The first half isn't how we play."

East Webster, Eupora teams split decisions

January 29, 2014

MATHISTON – The East Webster Lady Wolverines brought the heat to Wood Junior College on a cold Tuesday evening with a 66-39 victory over visiting Eupora.
For Todd Hutchinson, coach of the Lady Wolverines, the win is a result of his team’s ability to apply pressure when needed and to produce defensively.

MSU's Cohen to speak at Boys, Girls Club event

January 29, 2014

The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Golden Triangle believe it has hit one out of the park with this year's speaker for its Sports Talk Charity Fundraiser.
This year's event will be held on Thursday at the East Mississippi Community College Golden Triangle Campus Lyceum Auditorium and the guest speaker will be Mississippi State baseball coach John Cohen.

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