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January 23rd, 2015

Leonard of SHS commits to FAU

January 23, 2015

Starkville High School wide receiver Raphael Leonard announced on Friday that he was committing to Florida Atlantic University.
The news was reported by Chuck King from Owl Access – Inside Florida Atlantic Sports and was confirmed by SHS football coach Jamie Mitchell Friday night.

January 22nd

Clutch win: William hits the game-winning shot as MSU women beat Ole Miss

January 23, 2015

OXFORD – The Mississippi State women's basketball team has not had much success at its rival arena the last few years.
That came to an end on Thursday.
Freshman Morgan William knocked down the game-winning shot with 4 seconds remaining to lead the No. 18 Bulldogs to a 64-62 victory over Ole Miss in Tad Smith Coliseum to snap a two-game road losing streak to the Rebels. 

Area teams look forward to Mid Mississippi Challenge

January 22, 2015

Tournament basketball is valuable for high school teams at this time of the year.
Most events are planned around the Christmas season when schools are out for holidays and it makes traveling out of town easier.
Whenever there's an opportunity to play close to home, it's a welcomed situation for squads at this time of the year with postseason right around the corner.

January 21st

Mississippi State beats Auburn on road

January 21, 2015

AUBURN, Ala. – Mississippi State sophomore I.J. Ready saw enough of a late-game run by Auburn Wednesday night.
Ready halted the run with a critical 3-point basket and followed that with four-straight free throw as the Bulldogs grabbed their first win in the Auburn Arena with a 78-71 win over Auburn in a Southeastern Conference men’s basketball contest.

Rivals battle for position: MSU, Ole Miss women enter matchup with identical 4-2 SEC records

January 21, 2015

Tonight's women's basketball game between the Mississippi State Bulldogs and Ole Miss Rebels is important for many reasons.
The rivalry factor always comes into play when MSU and Ole Miss meet in any sport, but when it comes to this particular encounter - positioning in the Southeastern Conference standings is at stake.

Bulldog women want to keep responding well in the SEC

January 21, 2015

The Mississippi State Bulldogs have played good in some Southeastern Conference games and lost, then there are others they have not played very well and won.
That's just the way it is in SEC women's basketball.
In reaching a 4-2 conference record to this point of the season, it's been a mixed bag of ways the Bulldogs have used to get there.

MSU's Keenum appointed to CFP Board of Managers

January 21, 2015

Mississippi State will already have a connection to the upcoming College Football Playoff.
MSU President Dr. Mark Keenum has been appointed to the College Football Playoff's Board of Managers.
Keenum succeeds former Florida president Bernie Machen as the SEC's representative on the board. 

Roberts gets off to a good start as MSU men's tennis coach

January 21, 2015

Mississippi State has seen some success on the tennis court over the last few years. 
After not being in the NCAA Tournament from 2006-10, the Bulldogs have been there four times in the last four years.

January 20th

Back on road: State looks to follow home victory with another good effort at Auburn

January 21, 2015

Mississippi State has struggled on the road, but in their last opportunity away from Starkville, the Bulldogs put up a fight.
MSU lost 74-70 at Texas A&M last Wednesday and had a halftime lead.
The Bulldogs also had chances down the stretch to win the ballgame.

SMITH ON SPORTS: MSU must find way to handle a pat on back

January 21, 2015

A pat on the back can do one of two things.
The show of appreciation can either encourage someone to continue a progression in a positive way, or it can give a false sense of where you stand.
It has been a pretty nice four days for Mississippi State men's basketball coach Rick Ray and his program after defeating Vanderbilt 57-54 on Saturday.

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