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January 28th

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.

January 27th

Ray apologizes, moves on: MSU coach sorry about interaction with Ole Miss' Henderson

January 27, 2014

Mississippi State head coach Rick Ray will not be disciplined by the Southeastern Conference for his actions towards Ole Miss’ Marshall Henderson, the league announced Monday.
Ray spoke with SEC commissioner Mike Slive on Monday about the manner. Slive was pleased with the way Ray handled the matter, as he apologized Sunday via social media.

Schaefer likes effort from Bulldog guards

January 27, 2014

Mississippi State women's basketball coach Vic Schaefer liked what he saw on Sunday from his guard position.
It was mainly due to the toughness that led to the Bulldogs taking seven charges during a 69-62 victory over the Missouri Tigers.
That's the type of defensive play that Schaefer has been wanting to be more of a consistent pattern for MSU moving forward.

MRA uses size, speed to shut out Starkville Academy

January 27, 2014

Size and speed were the story on Monday as Madison Ridgeland Academy picked up a 2-0 victory over Starkville Academy.
“They were really moving the ball well,” Volunteers coach Cole Andrews said. “We were doing well to keep the attack away from our net, but the two times they did put them in, we were too loose and allowed just enough time for them to settle the ball and take a shot.”

January 26th

Bulldogs keep Tigers at bay win 69-62 decision at home

January 26, 2014

The Mississippi State Bulldogs didn't lose focus when things did not go their way during a key moment of Sunday's game against the Missouri Tigers.
MSU's Breanna Richardson had just been hit with a technical foul for bouncing the basketball hard off the floor and Missouri's Morgan Eye stepped up to the line to make two free throws that tied the game at 44-44.

Vivians uses humble approach for success

January 26, 2014

Anyone that follows high school girls’ basketball in the state of Mississippi knows the name of Victoria Vivians.
The Scott Central senior has made a name for herself with her actions on the court.

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