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Sharp Sword of Bulldogs: MSU freshman guard recognized by league

January 14, 2013

It's hard to believe that Craig Sword played on a sprained ankle on Saturday, especially with the way he played.

The Mississippi State freshman guard played against Georgia with the injury that he suffered against South Carolina last Wednesday.

State emerges as one of surprise SEC teams

January 14, 2013

Many people might find it hard to believe that the Mississippi State men's basketball team is 2-0 in Southeastern Conference play.

The Bulldogs ended non-conference play with a 5-7 record, but have managed to win their first two games of the conference slate.

MSU beat South Carolina 56-54 at home to open conference play and followed that up with a 72-61 win over Georgia on the road.

Jackson wants more action with Bulldogs

January 13, 2013

Gabe Jackson and Johnthan Banks have a good amount in common and are different in some ways.

Jackson and Banks both decided to come back to Mississippi State for their senior years. Banks, who just finished his senior year, flirted with the NFL before returning to Starkville. Jackson will be going into his senior year and had a same experience with the NFL.

The new coaches look toward future at East Oktibbeha

January 13, 2013

Sam Cooke once sang “a change is gonna come.”

While Cooke’s song was written many years ago and has no relation to East Oktibbeha, its reference to hard times and overcoming certainly fits the current climate at the school.

Facing accreditation issues, the school is not only undergoing changes academically, but changes are taking place athletically as well.

Bulldogs move into new home

January 12, 2013

It has been a long time coming, but the Mississippi State football team has a new home.

The Bulldogs officially moved into the Leo Seal Jr. Football Complex right behind the Palmeiro Center last week. 

The complex features coaches' offices, weight room, locker room, meeting rooms and training rooms.

MSU travels to LSU looking for SEC win

January 12, 2013

Vic Schaefer is not into moral victories.

When it comes to playing in the Southeastern Conference, the Mississippi State women's coach knows that playing close and not getting the job done in the end is not good enough.

Schaefer was proud that his Bulldogs played hard and found a way to lead the Florida Gators before losing a 61-55 decision Thursday night.

Team effort, leadership on the floor help spark Volunteers comeback

January 12, 2013

Team effort and leadership can go a long way to having success in athletic competition.

On Saturday, the Starkville Academy Volunteers used those areas against the Copiah Academy Colonels where after being down by 10 points, they mounted an impressive comeback to win 58-53.

MSU's Schaefer wants Grant to 'keep shooting' basketball

January 12, 2013

Mississippi State women's basketball coach Vic Schaefer wants sophomore guard Kendra Grant to keep shooting.

He doesn't want Grant to be held to just five attempts from the field like she was against Vanderbilt or just seven tries like she had against Florida Atlantic.

For the Bulldogs to be successful, Schaefer knows that Grant must be a factor on offense.

Bulldogs set defensive staff

January 12, 2013

It usually takes a strong defense to have a chance to compete in the Southeastern Conference.

For Mississippi State, there is no exception.

MSU hires Townsend to the football staff

January 12, 2013

Mississippi State head football coach Dan Mullen has been busy this offseason with hiring assistant coaches.

"This time of the year you always have that happen," Mullen said in his Friday press conference of coaching changes. I mean, it's, I guess, the crazy season in college football. We're really excited about all the new guys coming in here."

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