Bulldogs Sports News:
State Secures 10th Trip To College World Series
one of the most inspirational runs in program history, Mississippi
State baseball closed out the Nashville Super Regional with a 10-6,
11-inning win over Vanderbilt late Sunday night at Hawkins Field.
will return to Omaha, Nebraska, and the College World Series for the
10th time in program history and first time since 2013. The Bulldogs
won a super regional for third time in program history and won both a
regional and super regional on the road for a first time.
MSU Women’s Tennis Sweeps Sunday Doubleheader
a morning of showers and storms, the Mississippi State women’s tennis
team (4-2) completed a sweep of Samford (3-1) 4-0 and UAB (2-4) 4-1
Sunday afternoon on the MSU campus.
“We didn’t play our
best tennis today, but I am proud of the way the girls fought for their
wins,” head coach Daryl Greenan said. “Both opponents provided some
interesting challenges and I am just happy we were able to play well
enough to come out on top. We are going to continue to make adjustments
and find ways to get better each week.”
Bulldogs Tie LSU In SEC Road Contest
Facing a 2-1 deficit with under four minutes remaining, MaKayla Waldner gave Mississippi State what it needed to keep going.
sophomore scored her third goal in the last two contests as MSU (7-1-2,
1-1-1 SEC) tied LSU (7-1-2, 0-1-2) 2-2 in a Southeastern Conference
match at the LSU Soccer Stadium on Sunday.
Mississippi State Over LSU, 37-7
playing visiting LSU (2-1, 0-1 SEC) to a 7-7 tie early in the second
quarter Saturday night, Mississippi State (3-0, 1-0 SEC) would
absolutely dominate the rest of the evening, outscoring the 12th-ranked
Tigers 30-0 to post an exciting 37-7 upset at Davis Wade Stadium.
night's 30-point victory marked State's largest margin of victory over
LSU ever and was the Bulldogs' first victory over LSU in Starkville
since 1999. It was also the largest margin of victory over a ranked
opponent by the Bulldogs since 1942 (33-0 over No. 12 Vanderbilt).
Bulldogs Are Headed To The Final Four!
For the Mississippi State women’s basketball team, the music continues to play and the Bulldogs continue to dance.
an NCAA Tournament school-record 41 points from Morgan William, No. 2
seed Mississippi State upset No. 1 seed Baylor 94-85 in overtime to win
the Oklahoma City Regional being played at Chesapeake Arena.
(33-4) advances to the school’s first-ever Final Four. The opponent
will be either Oregon or Connecticut, with the contest set for Friday
MSU Breaks Three School Records, Set 34 New Personal Bests in Nashville
Records are made to be broken.
grand total of 34 personal records were shattered by Bulldogs this
weekend in the Vanderbilt Invitational, and three school records fell
during the two-day event.
Mullen Previews MSU Matchup with No. 7 Texas A&M
great to have a second straight home game here after a bunch of road
games. It’s great to be back home in back-to-back weeks. Coming off
last week’s game, it’s a big challenge for us playing another explosive
offense, a team that has a lot of playmakers all over the field. "
Soccer Falls In Double Overtime To Vanderbilt, 2-1
a game filled with heavy down pours and lightning strikes, the
Mississippi State soccer team (5-4-0, 0-2-0 SEC) couldn’t outlast
visiting Vanderbilt (5-4-0, 1-1-0 SEC) in double overtime as the
Bulldogs fell, 2-1.
MSU, Adidas Unveil New Alternate Uniform for UMass Game at Gillette Stadium
the first time since 1986, Mississippi State football will play a game
in the Northeastern United States, while head coach Dan Mullen returns
to his New England roots. To commemorate the special occasion, MSU and
Adidas unveiled a new alternate uniform, which will be worn when the
Bulldogs visit Gillette Stadium for a 2:30 p.m. CT Saturday kickoff
Dan Mullen Previews MSU's SEC Opener Against South Carolina
[we have] a big game this week. When you kick off conference play, it’s
critical for us to always get that front foot conference game. A lot of
the time it will kind of dictate how the rest of the conference season
goes -- not always, but a lot. It’s a big game for us, obviously
playing a team with a new coaching staff, they have the big advantage
of actually opening on a Thursday night, which I know is a huge
advantage for a lot of teams. They have a little extra time to prepare
for us, a little extra time to get healthy, get well, after training
camp and the first game so that’ll be a challenge."
Ten Home Matches Highlight 2015 Bulldog Soccer Schedule
home dates and 10 contests against NCAA Tournament teams highlight
Mississippi State’s 2015 soccer schedule that was unveiled Thursday.
NCAA Tournament squads appear on the non-conference schedule as
Mississippi State hosts South Alabama and travels to Tampa to face
South Florida and Florida Gulf Coast.
MISSISSIPPI STATE FINALIZES FOOTBALL COACHING STAFF FOR 2014 SEASON
Johnson, the winningest quarterback in Utah history and current
quarterbacks coach for the Utes, has been named quarterbacks coach at
Mississippi State, head coach Dan Mullen announced
2014 BULLDOG FOOTBALL SIGNING CLASS
the momentum of a three-game winning streak and a Liberty Bowl victory
to close the 2013 season, Mississippi State football unveiled its 2014
Signing Class with fan events in Starkville, Jackson, Tupelo and
Super Sunday for Women’s Hoops In 80-67 Win Against Georgia
STARKVILLE, Miss. – For the Mississippi State women’s basketball team, it was a Super Sunday indeed.
to balanced scoring and a tough effort on the defensive end,
Mississippi State knocked off Georgia 80-67 in a Southeastern
Conference contest played in the Humphrey Coliseum.
No. 13 MSU Downs No. 21 Memphis, Advances To ITA National Indoors
one senior clinched a victory for Mississippi State on Saturday,
another stepped into the spotlight on Sunday at the A.J. Pitts Tennis
Centre. Malte Stropp handled the pressure with ease, propelling the
13th-ranked Mississippi State men’s tennis squad (4-0) to a 4-2 win
against No. 21 Memphis (1-1), punching the Bulldogs’ ticket to Houston,
Texas, for the 2014 ITA National Team Indoor Championship, Feb. 13-16.
MSU DEFEATS ARCH-RIVAL OLE MISS IN MEN’S BASKETBALL
Mississippi State freshman basketball player I.J. Ready, the thrill of
defeating arch-rival Ole Miss was even better in person.
the pictures and video from last year,” Ready said. “I know how big a
win and how exciting that was. The guys told me what it was like. Still
to be on the floor and experience it, it was even better in person.”
Mississippi State Dominates Rice 44-7 For 2013 Liberty Bowl Title
State ended the year and its 2013 season and year with a fitting
celebration Tuesday, ousting the Rice Owls 44-7 to claim victory in the
55th AutoZone Liberty Bowl. The margin of victory was the largest in
any bowl game played thus far in 2013.
Bulldogs Battle TCU In Big 12/SEC Challenge
is set for 6 p.m., and the game will be televised on ESPNU. The matchup
is part of the inaugural Big 12/SEC Challenge, a series of 10 games to
be played between members of the opposing conferences.
Bulldogs Defeat Rebels In Overtime Thriller, 17-10
Miss. - In below freezing temperatures and in front of a raucous home
crowd, Mississippi State powered its way to an overtime victory against
arch rival Ole Miss Thursday night, winning the 110th edition of the
Egg Bowl 17-10
State Drops 20-7 Decision To No. 1 Alabama
Miss. - Mississippi State gave top-ranked Alabama a fight for the
majority of Saturday night, but stifling defense and recovery from
errors ultimately gave the Crimson Tide (10-0, 7-0 SEC) a 20-7 victory
over the Bulldogs (4-6, 1-5).
Bulldogs Move To 2-0 Behind Thomas’ 17 Points
Miss. – A dominating second-half performance lifted the Mississippi
State basketball team to a 78-55 win against Kennesaw State Thursday
night at Humphrey Coliseum.
In the second half, the Bulldogs shot 53.3 percent from the floor and expanded a 35-31 halftime lead.
MSU Men's Basketball Wins Season Opener
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Mississippi State used a dominating inside game to win its men’s basketball season opener Friday night.
Ware posted his third career double-double (15 points and 15 rebounds)
and Roquez Johnson added 11 points as the Bulldogs used a strong second
half surge to get past Prairie View A&M 71-56 in the Humphrey
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Bulldogs Drop Sunday Afternoon Match To Auburn
Ala. – To cap a two-week road swing, the Mississippi State volleyball
team (11-13, 2-8) dropped a three-set match to the Auburn Tigers (15-8,
6-5) Sunday afternoon on the Plains.
Wood Picks Up Highest Career Finish At Bridgestone Golf Collegiate
N.C. – Sophomore Ben Wood captured the highest finish of his
Mississippi State career on Sunday, as he climbed 14 spots to finish
sixth overall at the Bridgestone Golf Collegiate.
MSU Bows In Five-Set Thriller To Georgia On The Road
Ga. – A Sunday afternoon matinee at the Ramsey Center turned into an
all out dogfight as the Mississippi State volleyball team (11-11, 2-6)
overcame a 2-0 deficit to force a deciding fifth set against Georgia
(16-7, 6-5). After fedning off a pair of match points, MSU eventually
bowed to the home-standing Bulldogs.
Volleyball Downs Tennessee With Second-Consecutive Conference Sweep
Miss. – For the first time in school history, the Mississippi State
volleyball team (11-9, 2-4) notched consecutive sweeps over
Southeastern Conference opponents as it downed the Tennessee Volunteers
(8-13, 0-7) in straight sets Sunday afternoon in the Newell-Grissom
State Downs Bowling Green 21-20 For Homecoming Victory
STARKVILLE, Ms. - State had a close Homecoming win over Bowling Green, with the Bulldogs defeating the Falcons 21-20 at Davis Wade Stadium.
Records Fall As MSU, McDonald Win Old Waverly Bulldog Invitational
POINT, Miss. – Numerous school records fell at Old Waverly Golf Club as
the Mississippi State women’s golf team claimed the Old Waverly Bulldog
Invitational team title by 21 strokes and Ally McDonald won top
Sullivan’s Two Goals Not Enough As Soccer Falls 3-2 To LSU In 2OT
ROUGE, La. – Elisabeth Sullivan scored two goals in the first 15
minutes Sunday afternoon in Baton Rouge as the Mississippi State soccer
team fell 3-2 to LSU in double overtime.
Mississippi State Over Troy 62-7
• Sophomore quarterback Dak Prescott scored on a 36-yard reception, 22-yard run and 11-yard run and also threw a 50-yard
Sullivan, Ten Broeke Combine To Lead Bulldogs Past Jackson State
Miss. – Elisabeth Sullivan and Annebel ten Broeke accounted for all
four of Mississippi State’s goals as the Bulldogs wrapped the
non-conference slate and the Bulldog Classic with a 4-2 win against
Bulldogs Trounce Alcorn State, 51-7
their first home game of the 2013 season, Dan Mullen and his
Mississippi State Bulldogs handled the Alcorn State Braves 51-7, moving
to 1-1 on the year.
MSU BASEBALL OPENS COLLEGE WORLD SERIES WITH WIN
OMAHA, Neb. – Mississippi State made its first-ever game at TD Ameritrade Park a truly rememberable experience.
in the College World Series for the first time since 2007, MSU knocked
off No. 3 national seed Oregon State 5-4 in an opening-round game
played before a crowd of 24,473.
MSU BASEBALL WINS CHARLOTTEVILLE SUPER REGIONAL
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. –
Omaha, the Bulldogs are coming back.
State clinched its ninth appearance in the College World Series with a
dramatic 6-5 win over No. 6 national seed Virginia Monday afternoon at
Davenport Field to clinch the Charlottesville Super Regional.
MSU BASEBALL OPENS SUPER REGIONAL WITH WIN
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Mississippi State saved one of its best offensive afternoons of the season for the perfect time.
ninth-ranked Bulldogs pounded out 20 hits Saturday afternoon at
Davenport Field. Highlighted by a six-hit day by Adam Frazier, MSU
rolled past Virginia 11-6 in the opening game of the Charlottesville
Bulldogs Conclude Prelims With More Success
N.C. – Call it continued success on the final day of the NCAA East
Track & Field Preliminary Round as Mississippi State advanced four
more events to the nationals.
Stuedeman’s Squad Wraps Up 2013 Season With Doubleheader Split At NCAA Mobile Regional
Ala. – For two hours Saturday, the Mississippi State softball team
(33-24) showed the fight which brought them to the big dance,
coming from behind to eliminate Mississippi Valley State (25-32) from the 2013 NCAA Mobile Regional.
MISSISSIPPI STATE BASEBALL DIGEST
Bulldogs close out their 2013 regular season schedule on the home turf
this week as Mississippi State welcomes first-time foe Oral Roberts to
Starkville for a Tuesday night game before wrapping up the schedule
against No. 10 South Carolina in a Thursday -through- Saturday series
at Dudy Noble Field.
Three Bulldogs Selected To 2013 NCAA Individual Championships
Miss. – After the Mississippi State men’s tennis squad learned Tuesday
that they would be hosting the NCAA Team Championship's First &
Second Rounds for the second-straight season, three Bulldogs have
earned spots in the singles and doubles field of the NCAA Individual
Championships in Champaign, Ill.
Lady Bulldog 4x400-Meter Relay Team Breaks School Record
Penn. – Concluding the largest and oldest track meet in the country,
Mississippi State track and field wrapped up day three of the 119th
Penn Relays by earning all Top 5 finishes, including one which broke a
3-year-old school record.
MISSISSIPPI STATE WINS GAME 3 OVER LSU
Miss. – Centerfielder C.T. Bradford and first baseman Wes Rea each
drove in three runs Sunday to lead No. 8 Mississippi State to a 10-2
victory over second-ranked LSU at Dudy Noble Field.
Dramatic Sixth Inning Helps MSU Defeat No. 12 LSU For First Time Since 2005
Miss. – Knocking at the doorstep of the Southeastern Conference elite,
the Mississippi State softball team kicked the door down with a
thrilling 2-1 come-from-behind victory against No. 12 LSU
at the MSU.
BULLDOGS USE STRONG DEFENSE TO HOLD OFF ARKANSAS 47-44
Miss. – Mississippi State women’s basketball coach Vic Schaefer saw the
defensive effort he wants Sunday afternoon in the Humphrey Coliseum.
The youthful Bulldogs held Arkansas to 14 first-half points, a season
low, and held on late to post 47-44 victory in the Humphrey Coliseum.
Bulldogs Fall To Texas A&M
STARKVILLE, Miss. – A return home was not enough to lift the Mississippi State women’s basketball team to victory.
Bulldogs competed hard but came up short in an 81-33 Southeastern
Conference defeat to No. 16 Texas A&M at the Humphrey Coliseum.
MSU Women's Basketball Falls at Kentucky
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Mississippi State could not match the offensive firepower of firth-ranked Kentucky.
A 24-7 run to end the first half provided the separation as the Bulldogs dropped a 100-45 decision to the Wildcats...
MSU MEN’S BASKETBALL MOVES TO 2-0 IN SEC PLAY WITH WIN AT GEORGIA
Ga. – Jalen Steele bagged a career high 21 points and Mississippi State
won its first true road game of the season Saturday afternoon. Behind a
dynamic 3-point shooting night from Steele, MSU pulled away in the
second half to post a 72-61 Southeastern Conference victory over
Georgia at Stegeman Coliseum.
Northwestern Pulls Away From MSU 34-20 To Claim Gator Bowl
Fla. – The No. 20 Northwestern Wildcats (10-3) downed the Mississippi
State Bulldogs (9-5) 34-20 in the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl.
MISSISSIPPI STATE TO FACE NORTHWESTERN IN TAXSLAYER.COM GATOR BOWL
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Following an eight-win regular season, Mississippi
State’s football team has been invited to the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl
in Jacksonville. The Bulldogs will face Northwestern in the first-ever
meeting between the two schools on the gridiron.
ALWAL, GRANT HAVE CAREER NIGHTS AS BULLDOGS DOWN HOUSTON IN SEASON OPENER
STARKVILLE, Miss. –New Mississippi State women’s basketball coach Vic
Schaefer has promised a squad which competes with relentless effort and
plays hard on both ends of the floor. Fans of the Bulldogs saw
all that and a victory Friday night in Schaefer’s coaching debut.
Behind a double-double from Martha Alwal, MSU opened the season with a
72-66 win over Houston in the Humphrey Coliseum.
Texas A&M Downs Mississippi State, 38-13
STARKVILLE, Miss. - Texas A&M came in known for their high-powered
offensive attack and showed it Saturday at Davis Wade Stadium, as the
Aggies defeated the Mississippi State Bulldogs 38-13.
Alabama Hands State First Loss Of 2012, 38-7
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Simply put, it just wasn't Mississippi State's night.
For No. 1-ranked Alabama, however, little went wrong, and as a result
the Crimson Tide rolled to a 38-7 win against No. 11 Mississippi State
on homecoming night at Bryant-Denny Stadium in a battle of the unbeaten.
#19 Bulldogs Remain Undefeated With 27-14 Win Over Wildcats
LEXINGTON, Ky. - A record-setting day from senior receiver Chad Bumphis
helped lead the Mississippi State Bulldogs (5-0, 2-0 SEC) to victory in
Lexington, as they defeated the Kentucky Wildcats (1-4, 0-2 SEC) 27-14.
The win gives MSU its first 5-0 start since 1999, when the Bulldogs
started 8-0 en route to a 10-2 record and a Peach Bowl victory.
Bulldogs Cruise Past Jackson State 56-9 To Open 2012
STARKVILLE, Miss. - As far as season openers go, Mississippi State couldn't have been much happier.
On a muggy evening that saw intermittent rain showers prior to kickoff,
the Bulldogs scored early and often en route to an overwhelming 56-9
victory against Jackson State in front of 55,082 fans at Scott Field.
Moultrie Taken In First Round By Miami, Then Traded To Philadelphia
Miss. – Arnett Moultrie became the first Mississippi State player since
2010 to be selected in the NBA Draft when the Miami Heat took him with
the 27th overall pick.
State Wins SEC Tournament
Ala. – For this weekend’s Southeastern Conference Baseball Tournament,
the league’s motto was the “Road Begins in Hoover.”
People quickly found out that road was paved with maroon bricks.
Baseball Upsets Kentucky
Miss. – Junior right-handed pitcher Chris Stratton became Mississippi
State’s first 10-game winner in 10 seasons as the Baseball Bulldogs
knocked off No. 2 Kentucky 3-1 in the opening game of a three-game
Southeastern Conference weekend series
18 OLE MISS FALLS TO MISSISSIPPI STATE 4-2 IN SERIES FINALE
Miss. – An uncharacteristic first inning that featured two walks and
three hit batters proved to be too much to overcome for the Rebels on
Sunday as No. 18 Ole Miss (28-16, 10-11 SEC) fell to Mississippi State
(27-17, 10-11 SEC) by a score of 4-2 in the series finale.
& Vry Combine To Dominate Arkansas In Doubleheader Sweep
Ark. – Good Friday turned into a great Friday at Bogle Park as the
Mississippi State softball team (21-18, 5-13 SEC) swept host Arkansas
(18-18, 2-14 SEC) in an afternoon doubleheader. The Bulldogs defeated
the Razorbacks in the first game of the three-game series, 2-1, before
clinching the series with a 7-2 triumph in game two.
Ray Press Conference
am really excited to be here. Coaching basketball is what I have been
doing my entire life. This is all I know and I am ecstatic about being
BASEBALL WINS SERIES FINALE AT LSU
BATON ROUGE, La. – Mississippi State junior right-hander Kendall
Graveman knew his team needed a lift Sunday afternoon.
Play Host To UMass In Opening Round Of NIT
STARKVILLE – After a one-year absence, Mississippi State finds itself
back in the postseason.
night, the Bulldogs, seeded 4th, received a bid from the NIT, and they
will play host to No. 5-seed Massachusetts on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in a
game televised by ESPN2.
SCORES 12 IN RETURN HOME AS MSU FALLS TO ARKANSAS
Ark. – Mississippi State freshman Jerica James performed well in her
in her native state of Arkansas, James scored a career-high 12 points
but did not get enough offensive support as the Lady Bulldogs dropped a
67-53 decision to Arkansas in a Southeastern Conference women’s
basketball game played Sunday afternoon in Bud Walton Arena.
LOOKING FORWARD TO HOMECOMING TRIP TO ARKANSAS
Miss. – Sunday’s trip to Arkansas will be extra special for Mississippi
State women’s basketball freshman point guard Jerica James.
North Little Rock, Ark., native makes her first trek back to her home
state when the Lady Bulldogs (14-12, 4-9 SEC) meet the Razorbacks
(19-6, 8-5 SEC) inside Bud Walton Arena.
MEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS ON ROAD AT LSU
ROUGE, La. – Mississippi State saw a 17-point lead slip away as the
Basketball Bulldogs dropped a 69-67 overtime decision to LSU Tuesday
night in a Southeastern Conference men’s basketball game played in the
Maravich Assembly Center.
OF THE SEC’S TOP SCORERS
battle features the SEC’s leading scorers in Foggie of Vanderbilt and
Mississippi State’s Diamber Johnson. Johnson paced the league in
scoring most of the season, but in the past few weeks Foggie claimed
the top spot. Foggie enters Sunday’s game averaging 17.8 ppg on the
season, while Johnson is scoring at a 16.4 clip for
BULLDOGS TAKE ROAD TRIUMPH AT VANDERBILT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – On this night, the Memorial Magic was dressed in
State mounted a monumental comeback Saturday night as the 15th-ranked
Bulldogs rallied from down 11 points at halftime to knock off
Vanderbilt 78-77 in an overtime thriller played in the Memorial Gym.
20 MSU Rallies Late To Upend Alabama
Miss. – Fueled by another raucous crowd at Humphrey Coliseum, Dee Bost
managed some late-game heroics for a second-consecutive game in another
tight SEC matchup as No. 20 Mississippi State rallied late for a
thrilling 56-52 victory against Alabama.
BULLDOGS NOTCH FIRST SEC WIN, 66-61 AT ALABAMA
Ala. – While the University of Alabama remains proud of Foster
Auditorium, the new home of its women’s basketball team, Mississippi
State has also found the facility to its liking.
BULLDOGS HOLD OFF TENNESSEE
Miss. – Playing back in the friendly confines of the Humphrey Coliseum,
the Mississippi State men’s basketball team returned to the win column.
BULLDOGS FALL TO ARKANSAS, 98-88
Ark. – Mississippi State found the going on the road tough Saturday
night. The 15th-ranked Bulldogs dropped its Southeastern Conference
opener, falling to Arkansas 98-88 at the Bud Walton Arena.
ONE OF 20 FINALISTS FOR COUSY AWARD
STARKVILLE, Miss. – What started as a list of 60 is now down to 20.
Tuesday, Mississippi State senior guard Dee Bost was named a finalist
for the 2012 Bob Cousy Award, which is presented annually to the
nation’s top point guard by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of
ESCAPE UTAH STATE, 66-64
Miss. – A pair of Dee Bost free throws with 34 seconds remaining
lifted Mississippi State past Utah State 66-64 in the final men’s
basketball game of 2011 played in the Humphrey Coliseum.
On a night
in which Bost scored only five points, his final two were the most
important as No. 14 MSU bounced back from a two-point loss against No.
6 Baylor Wednesday night.
Holds Off Wake Forest 23-17 To Claim Music City Bowl Title
NASHVILLE - His last game was his best.
the Maroon and White for the final time Friday night, senior running
back Vick Ballard put the team on his back as he rushed for a
career-high 180 yards and two touchdowns to propel Mississippi State to
a 23-17 victory against Wake Forest in the Franklin American Mortgage
Music City Bowl.
State Announces 2012 Football Schedule
Miss. - For the third time in four years, Mississippi State will play
seven home football games in 2012. The Southeastern Conference released
its full schedule on Wednesday, and the Bulldogs will host league
contests against Auburn, Arkansas, Tennessee and new conference foe
Texas A&M. Mississippi State will travel to Alabama, LSU, Ole
MEN’S BASKETBALL SEES WIN STREAK END AT 11 WITH HEART-BREAKING LOSS AT
DALLAS, Tex. – Mississippi State came up on the wrong end of a
defensive struggle at the American Airlines Center.
15th-ranked Bulldogs held No. 6 Baylor to 21 percent shooting in the
second half but could not pull the upset, falling 54-52 in the second
contest at The Showcase Wednesday night.
WOMEN’S HOOPS HEADS TO RENO TO WRAP PRE-SEC SLATE
Miss. – Mississippi State will try to claim a tournament title to wrap
the non-conference slate as it heads to Reno, Nev., to meet Oklahoma
State in Thursday’s opening game of the Peppermill Holiday Classic.
BULLDOGS ROLL OVER NORTHWESTERN STATE
JACKSON, Miss. – All aboard the Moul-train.
State junior Arnett Moultrie posted his Southeastern Conference-best
seventh double-double of the season Thursday night. Moultrie scored 24
points and pulled down 14 rebounds as the 18th-ranked Bulldogs rolled
over Northwestern State 82-67 at the Mississippi Coliseum.
BULLDOGS HOST LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE MONDAY LOOKING TO WRAP PERFECT HOME
Miss. – Defending the home court is essential in making a run at the
postseason. The Mississippi State women’s basketball team will attempt
to finish the home portion of its non-conference schedule undefeated
Monday night when it hosts Louisiana-Lafayette in a 7 p.m. tip at
BULLDOGS SNEAK PAST DETROIT, RUN WIN STREAK TO TEN GAMES
Mich . – Rodney Hood’s baseline jumper broke a late tie as the
Mississippi State men’s basketball team posted an impressive 80-75 win
over Detroit Saturday afternoon at Calihan Hall.
17th-ranked Bulldogs won their 10th straight to move to 11-1 overall.
For MSU, it was their first true road victory of the season.
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL ROLLS PAST SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
Miss. – Behind a season-high 23 points from Porsha Porter, the
Mississippi State women’s basketball team rolled to a 71-57 victory
over in-state rival Southern Mississippi Friday night at Humphrey
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS SHORT AT LOUISIANA TECH
RUSTON, La. – A late rally fell short for the Mississippi State women’s
basketball team Sunday afternoon.
by eight with less than two minutes remaining, the Lady Bulldogs pulled
even. However, MSU later missed its final two shots in the last eight
seconds of the contest, falling 63-62 to Louisiana Tech at Thomas
No. 17 MSU Bulldozes Troy, 106-60
Miss. - As the holiday break begins on the Mississippi State campus,
the Basketball Bulldogs were found sharing the basketball Saturday
No. 17 MSU placed five players in double figures and
dished out an amazing 30 assists in a 106-68 rout of Troy at the
BULLDOGS HIT ROAD FOR SUNDAY TILT AT LOUISIANA TECH
Miss. – A week after defeating Tulane at Humphrey Coliseum, the
Mississippi State women’s basketball team looks to make it two-straight
against the state of Louisiana on Sunday as it ventures to Ruston for a
2 p.m. contest against Louisiana Tech.
Now In Top 20 In Both Polls
STARKVILLE, Miss. – As Mississippi State continues to win, its rise in
the polls continues upward.
off the 75-62 victory against Big East power West Virginia on Saturday,
Mississippi State moved from No. 21 in the Associated Press poll to No.
17, while jumping six spots in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll from No.
24 to No. 18.
STATE TO PLAY IN FRANKLIN AMERICAN MORTGAGE MUSIC CITY BOWL
Miss. - Mississippi State has accepted an invitation to play in the
Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl, it was announced Sunday
evening. The game will kick off at 5:40 p.m. (CT) on Friday, December
30 at LP Field in Nashville, Tenn. The Bulldogs will face an opponent
from the Atlantic Coast Conference expected to be announced later
NOTCHES CAREER VICTORY NO. 600 AS MSU DOWNS SOUTH ALABAMA 63-47
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Mississippi State women’s basketball coach Sharon
Fanning-Otis joined some elite company Wednesday night.
recorded career victory No. 600 as the Lady Bulldogs won their third
straight with a 63-47 victory over South Alabama at Humphrey Coliseum.
milestone is always special,” Fanning-Otis said. “It is a reflection of
the young ladies, the staff and the fans. I haven’t scored a point in
my coaching career. It is a credit to the players for the way they have
represented this program."
GOES FOR CAREER WIN NO. 600 AS MSU HOSTS SOUTH ALABAMA
Miss. – Sharon Fanning-Otis has enjoyed a heralded collegiate coaching
career. She tries to add another milestone to her illustrious list of
achievements Wednesday as she goes for career victory No. 600 when her
Lady Bulldogs host South Alabama
24 BASKETBALL BULLDOGS ROLL PAST NORTH TEXAS
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Welcome back Arnett.
missing a pair of games due to injury, Mississippi State’s Arnett
Moultrie returned to the lineup Sunday afternoon. Moultrie scored a
team-high 20 points and pulled down a team-high nine rebounds as the
Bulldogs rolled past North Texas 82-59 in a men’s basketball game
played at the Humphrey Coliseum.
Smash Rebels 31-3 To Retain Golden Egg
STARKVILLE, Miss. - Three straight. And counting.
It's been awhile since Mississippi State defeated Ole Miss three times
in a row. Nearly 70 years.
Plays Second Game In Three Days Sunday Against North Texas
Miss. – There’s little time to enjoy and celebrate Friday’s win, as No.
24 Mississippi State is back in action on Sunday against North Texas.
Bulldogs (6-1) have won five in a row and are looking to start a season
7-1 for the first time since 2003-04, when they won the overall SEC
SECOND-HALF DEFENSE CARRIES MSU PAST DEVILETTES
STARKVILLE, Miss. – The Mississippi State women’s basketball team found
reasons to be thankful Wednesday afternoon.
freshman Martha Alwal’s third double-double of the season and a
season-high 18 points from senior Porsha Porter, the Lady Bulldogs
ushered in Thanksgiving weekend on campus by putting away a pesky
Mississippi Valley State squad 64-47 at the Humphrey Coliseum.
24 Mississippi State Hosts UT Martin
Miss. – Looking to start the year 6-1 for the first time since 2004-05,
No. 24 Mississippi State returns to action on Friday against Ohio
Valley Conference foe UT Martin.
BULLDOGS HOST MVSU IN SPECIAL 12 P.M. TIP WEDNESDAY
Miss. – Mississippi State fans can start the Thanksgiving holiday with
some hoops as the Lady Bulldog basketball team hosts Mississippi Valley
State in a special 12 p.m. tip Wednesday afternoon at Humphrey
Mullen - Ole Miss Week
this is the biggest week of the year for us, as it is every year.
Rivalry week. I know this game means a lot to our team, our players,
our students, our faculty, our fans, the people of Mississippi."
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS TO NO. 6 TEXAS A&M
STATION, Tex. – Mississippi State saw its modest season-opening
three-game win streak snapped with a 93-47 loss to sixth-ranked Texas
A&M in a women’s basketball game played Sunday afternoon at
BULLDOGS SURGE PAST ALCORN STATE, 66-48
Miss. –Mississippi State overcame a sluggish start to post a 66-48
victory over Alcorn State in a women’s basketball game played Thursday
night at Humphrey Coliseum.
THINGS TO NOTE AS MSU PLAYS ARIZONA
their fourth trip at Madison Square Garden, the Bulldogs are 3-2
all-time following Thursday’s win against No. 18 Texas
Prior to Thursday, the Bulldogs’ last appearance at MSG resulted in a
63-62 loss to West Virginia in the 2007 NIT semiﬁnals.
Texas A&M Meet At Madison Square Garden
YORK CITY – Playing for the first time away from the friendly confines
of Humphrey Coliseum, Mississippi State battles No. 19 Texas
Thursday in the semifinals of the 2K Sports Classic.
BULLDOGS MOVE TO 2-0 WITH TOUGH WIN AGAINST XAVIER
STARKVILLE, Miss. –Mississippi State’s Martha Awal posted her second
double-double of the young campaign and Diamber Johnson poured in 21
points as the Lady Bulldogs knocked off Xavier 71-65 in a women’s
basketball game Monday night at Humphrey Coliseum.
BULLDOGS HOST XAVIER MONDAY NIGHT
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Three days removed from a stellar season-opening
win against Jacksonville State, the Mississippi State women’s
basketball team continues a three-game homestand as it hosts Xavier
Monday night at 7 p.m. at Humphrey Coliseum.
Alabama Pulls Away From MSU, 24-7
STARKVILLE, Miss. - On a cold, breezy night where defensive highlights
outweighed offensive highlights, No. 4 Alabama scratched and clawed its
way to a 24-7 victory against Mississippi State on Saturday.
Yet, the final outcome wouldn't be decided until the 1:18 mark of the
fourth quarter, when Eddie Lacy scampered around the left end for a
32-yard touchdown to seal the Tide's fate.
Year Of Mississippi State Basketball Begins
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Not only does Mississippi State usher in a new
season on Monday against Eastern Kentucky, the Bulldogs officially
launch their 100th year of basketball in what will be a year-long
The game at Humphrey Coliseum, scheduled to tip at 7 p.m., is part of
the 2011 2K Sports Classic that continues on Wednesday at 6 p.m.
against Akron on ESPNU and concludes the following week at Madison
Square Garden in New York City against a field that features Texas
A&M, Arizona and St. John’s.
Notch Road Win At Kentucky, 28-16
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Behind a three-touchdown night from quarterback Chris
Relf, the Mississippi State football team won its first Southeastern
Conference game of the season, 28-16 over the Kentucky Wildcats on a
crisp, cool fall night at Commonwealth Stadium.
The Bulldogs alternated quarterbacks for most series throughout the
contest. On some occasions, Russell started the drive with Relf being
used in short-yardage situations. For the contest, Russell was 9-of-12
passing for 172 yards with a touchdown. Relf was 6-of-9 passing for 69
yards with a touchdown and an interception. Relf also contributed to
the rushing game with six keeps for 13 yards and a pair of scores.
COX NAMED SEC DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK
STARKVILLE, Miss. - Mississippi State junior defensive tackle Fletcher
Cox was named the Southeastern Conference Defensive Lineman of the Week
Surge Propels State To 21-3 Win At UAB
Trailing 3-0 at the half to winless UAB after manufacturing just 118
yards of offense, Mississippi State turned to the sophomore signal
caller, who came off the bench to throw for three touchdowns en route
to a 21-3 win in front of 28,351 fans at historic Legion Field.
Falls At Georgia, 24-10
ATHENS, Ga. - Turnovers, injuries, and a lack of offensive production
kept the Mississippi State Bulldogs from pulling out a win in Athens,
Ga., Saturday, a place they have not found victory since 1956.
MADNESS FESTIVITIES SET FOR OCT. 14
STARKVILLE, Miss. – With the highly-anticipated start of the 2011-12
basketball campaign just around the corner, Mississippi State fans can
get a jumpstart on the season with the inaugural Maroon Madness
Escape Louisiana Tech In OT, 26-20
Miss. - Two big plays on both sides of the ball within seconds of each
other turned out to be the difference for Mississippi State.
In an outcome that couldn’t be decided in the allotted 60 minutes of
regulation, the Bulldogs turned a nail-biter into a 26-20 overtime
victory against Louisiana Tech on Saturday in front of 55,116 fans at
Scott Field, most of whom were on the edge of their seats for the
majority of the second half.
MISSISSIPPI STATE 6
STARKVILLE, Miss . – For three-plus quarters, Mississippi State did an
excellent job of keeping LSU’s potent offense out of the end zone .
Unfortunately for the No 25 Bulldogs, the Tigers’ D was just a tad bit
more masterful . In front of a raucous crowd of 56,925 on Thursday
night, the third largest in Scott Field history, No 3 LSU continued its
winning ways against MSU with a 19-6 slugfest victory to claim its
12th-consecutive win in this storied series that dates back to 1913 .
Edges #16 Bulldogs, 41-34
a sun-drenched afternoon in front of 87,451 fans at Jordan-Hare
Stadium, Auburn extended its nation-best winning streak to 17 with a
nail-biting 41-34 victory against the No. 16-ranked Bulldogs in the SEC
lidlifter for both teams.
State vs MEMPHIS Play-by-Play
Mississippi State vs MEMPHIS (9/1/11 at Memphis, Tenn.)
Bulldogs Rout Memphis 59-14 To Open 2011 Impressively
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Talk about ushering in the 2011 season in commanding
Behind an offensive performance that netted a school-record 645 yards,
No. 20 Mississippi State scored early and often en route to a lopsided
59-14 victory against Memphis in front a Liberty Bowl crowd of 33,990
to mark its 12th-consecutive win in this series.
OPEN SEC SLATE ON THE ROAD AT ARKANSAS IN JANUARY
“The SEC will be as good as it’s been in several years, and looking at
the schedule, it’s going to be tough,”. “There are no easy games. In
this league, especially on the road, anything can happen. You better be
ready to play each night.”
“As always, it’s a very challenging SEC schedule,” 14th-year MSU coach
Rick Stansbury said. “I think the SEC has a chance to be as good as any
league in the country this year. There are no easy games, home or away.
You’ve got to be ready every night.”
RESUME TWICE-DAILY WORK
STARKVILLE, Miss. - The practice schedule didn't end up exactly how
Mississippi State head football coach Dan Mullen planned, but the
Bulldogs still accomplished what they set out to do during a pair of
Forced indoors for the morning session as thunderstorms rolled through
the Starkville area, Coach Mullen and his troops adjusted quickly and
conducted their workout with a few periods scheduled to be included in
the morning practice moved to the afternoon session.
DOMINANT IN WIN AGAINST WAREGEM; 3-0 IN EUROPE
WAREGEM, Belgium – In what was easily its best offensive performance
since traveling overseas, Mississippi State had five players score in
double-digits on Wednesday as the Bulldogs ran past Division II
standout Waregem 109-78 to improve to 3-0 in Europe.
Freshman reserve guard Deville Smith once again put on a dazzling
performance, as he poured in a team-high 22 points, 13 coming in the
second half. Senior standout Dee Bost, who wreaked havoc on both ends
and hit clutch shots when the game was still close, totaled 20.
OPEN EUROPEAN TOUR WITH WIN AGAINST NETHERLANDS
ALMERE, Netherlands – Less than 30 hours after
arriving to Amsterdam, Mississippi State opened its five-game European
tour with a solid 82-70 win against the split Netherlands national team
Sunday afternoon at the Top Sports Centrum.
And it was a pair of newcomers that led the charge for the Bulldogs,
who never trailed in the contest.
HEAT RISE ON FIRST DAY OF CONTACT
STARKVILLE, Miss. - After a two days of enjoying practices in headgear
only under unseasonably cool weather conditions, the Mississippi State
football team turned up the heat - and so did Mother Nature - on
Saturday. Again conducting split-squad workouts, two groups of Bulldogs
practiced in the morning and afternoon wearing shoulder pads for the
TO FACE TEXAS A&M IN 2K SPORTS CLASSIC OPENER
Miss. – Mississippi State inched one step closer to finalizing its
2011-12 schedule on Wednesday when it learned it will play Texas
A&M in the 2K Sports Classic.
Tip for the Nov. 17 game at Madison Square Garden is set for 6 p.m.,
while the nightcap features Arizona’s showdown with St. John’s. Both
games will be televised on ESPN2.
FOOTBALL SEASON TICKETS SOLD OUT
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Mississippi State has sold every available season
ticket for the 2011 football season, Mike Richey, Sr. Associate AD for
Bulldog Club and Ticket Operations announced Friday. It
represents the earliest announced sellout for football season tickets
in school history.
Richey indicated 43,518 football season tickets had been sold through
the close of business Friday, the final day Bulldog Club officials
assigned seats to season ticket holders for the 2011 season.
That season ticket figure, which includes 11,000 tickets sold annually
to Mississippi State students, is approximately 200 more than a year
ago when the school set its previous season ticket sales record.
agree to move 2011 opener at Memphis to Thursday for TV
STARKVILLE — The ink isn't dry, but it appears Mississippi State is set
to open its football season on a Thursday night.
MSU has agreed in principle to move its season opener with Memphis to
Sept. 1 to accommodate the Tigers, who are in the process of finalizing
plans to air the game on Fox Sports Net. The game was originally set
for Sept. 3 in Memphis.
hosts SEC/Big Ten Challenge on new track
The last time Mississippi State hosted a track and field meet, Greg
Byrne had been announced as the new athletic director a month earlier
and former football coach Sylvester Croom was wrapping up his final
spring practice at MSU.
‘sloppy’ in return to practice field
“Really sloppy today,” coach Dan Mullen told reporters. “But this is
the first time I’ve ever really done this, where we took a break. So I
want to see how we do tomorrow. You come out here a lot more advanced
than you would be Day 1, but it is almost like Day 1 all over again. So
we’ve got to clean some things up tomorrow. The nice thing is we’re
going to be fresh, for sure. So hopefully we’ll get it cleaned up
tomorrow and a little crisper.”
Dan Mullen is the future of college football
I spent an
hour with the future of college football the other night. He left me
with my eyes wide open and shaking my head with admiration and
Clemson LB Brandon Maye officially joins Mississippi State
Brandon Maye officially joined the Mississippi State football program.
The former Clemson linebacker was introduced via a press release from
the school announcing the fact that Maye has signed an SEC Financial
Aid Agreement with the school and will join the team following his
graduation from Clemson.
Carolina (14-14) at Mississippi State (16-13)
GAME NOTES: Humphrey Coliseum in Starkville is the site of today's
regular season finale between the South Carolina Gamecocks and the
Mississippi State Bulldogs.
Back-to-back losses have dropped South Carolina to an even 14-14
overall, but there is no doubt that the club's 5-10 SEC record is
disappointing. Tennessee ruined senior night for the Gamecocks, as the
Vols earned a 73-69 victory in Columbia on Thursday. Now, USC must go
on the road where it is just 3-8 this season.
State gets most improved award
Mississippi State was the runaway winner for most improved last season
when it came to getting fans in the stands.