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SMITH ON SPORTS: MSU football season should be remembered fondly

January 4, 2015

The just-completed Mississippi State football season should be remembered fondly.
No, it didn't end well as the Bulldogs suffered two very disappointing losses, but those should not overshadow what has been accomplished.
This has been one of the best years in MSU history and may go down as THE BEST.

SHS boys top Olive Branch

January 4, 2015

COLUMBUS – A slow start was replaced by a strong finish Saturday as the Starkville High Yellowjackets defeated Olive Branch 68-57 during the New Hope Classic.

Lady Jackets survive test from Lady Trojans

January 4, 2015

COLUMBUS – Tanita Thompson could hear the command of the coaches and teammates in her mind.
The Starkville High School forward had been a little tentative about being aggressive after having surgery on her anterior cruciate ligament last February, but she has been encouraged not to be afraid to go after a loose basketball.

IT'S REALITY: Bulldogs surprise Seminoles

January 2, 2015

Mississippi State has seen the seesaw sway back and forth with its non-conference schedule this season.
The Bulldogs started play 5-0, but lost six of seven games after the best start under third-year head coach Rick Ray. They were coming off a 19-point loss to McNeese State at home on Tuesday night.
MSU wasn't the same team on Friday night.

MSU starts SEC slate strong with home win over Georgia

January 2, 2015

Mississippi State head women's basketball Vic Schaefer saw exactly what he wanted to see out of his team in the Southeastern Conference opener Friday afternoon.
When the Georgia Bulldogs came into Humphrey Coliseum, MSU turned up the defensive intensity, especially in the second half.

Bench contributes to State victory

January 2, 2015

It took a team effort for the Mississippi State women to win their first Southeastern Conference game of the season Friday afternoon.
In a 64-56 victory over No. 19 Georgia, 17th-ranked MSU really got a lift off the bench.

Bulldogs reflect on great football season

January 1, 2015

Mississippi State's 2014 football season will be one that fans remember for a long time.
The Bulldogs began the season 9-0 and were ranked No. 1 for five weeks – the first time in school history. MSU was in the hunt for the Southeastern Conference Western Division and a spot in the inaugural College Football Playoff.

Grind starts for Bulldogs: MSU women open SEC schedule by hosting Georgia

January 1, 2015

"The grind starts now."
Those were the words of Mississippi State women's basketball coach Vic Schaefer Monday night after the Bulldogs won their final regular season non-conference game against Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

Mississippi State looks to get confidence back

January 1, 2015

The Mississippi State Bulldogs are in a stretch where they have lost six of their last seven games on the basketball court.
With each mounting defeat, it seems more confidence has left the Bulldogs.
MSU junior Craig Sword isn't sure what's wrong, but knows something has to change.

Black contributes in post for Bulldogs as freshman

January 1, 2015

The Mississippi State Bulldogs have gotten contributions from several newcomers so far this basketball season.
One of those has been freshman post player Oliver Black.
Black had his best game of the season for the Bulldogs in Tuesday's loss to McNeese State. He came off the bench to score a career-high nine points, pulled down four rebounds and had two steals in 26 minutes.

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