Mississippi St beats Illinois in 1st game since Leach death
Massimo Biscardi made a 27-yard tiebreaking field goal with four seconds left and Marcus Banks returned a fumble 60 yards for a touchdown on the game’s last play as No. 24 Mississippi State rallied to beat Illinois 19-10 in the ReliaQuest Bowl.
Mississippi St shuts down Vandy again for 1st national title
Will Bednar and Landon Sims combined on a one-hitter, Mississippi State scored early and built on its lead, and the Bulldogs won their first national championship with a 9-0 victory over Vanderbilt in the deciding third game of the College World Series finals.
Memphis wins NIT title with 77-64 win over Mississippi State
Memphis players and staff celebrate their win against Mississippi State in an NCAA college basketball championship game in the NIT, Sunday, March 28, 2021, in Frisco, Texas. After just missing out on their first NCAA Tournament since 2013-14, the Tigers went into the NIT as a No. Cameron Matthews scored 19 to pace Mississippi State, and Deivon Smith had 17. STYMIED STEWARTAfter being the first Mississippi State player ever with three consecutive 20-point poststeason games, D.J. Iverson Molinar, who had 25 points in the semifinal for Mississippi State, finished with six against Memphis.
Alabama blows out Mississippi State 85-48 in SEC quarters
6 Alabama blew out Mississippi State 85-48 on Friday in an SEC quarterfinal. Alabama followed a couple of small early runs with a 17-0 surge over nearly five minutes for an eventual 43-13 cushion just before halftime. The Tide also swarmed the Bulldogs defensively, scoring 24 points off 14 first-half turnovers and holding them to 30% shooting overall. “To get beat this badly was really, really a bitter pill,” he said. Alabama drained 3s in bunches to put this game away early and protected the ball.
Kentucky NCAA hopes end after being bounced from SEC tourney
But things began spiraling downward for the Wildcats long before Thursday's disappointing 74-73 setback against Mississippi State that sealed their fate: No NCAA Tournament this year. AdDigesting the reality and enduring a losing season at college basketball's winningest program will make for a long offseason for the Wildcats. “But at the end of the day, you've gotta win games and you've gotta be tough and you've got to play winning basketball. The Wildcats rebounded to win their first three SEC games, only to seesaw between a four-game skid and three-game winning streak. One of the main issues for the Wildcats was putting up points, as Kentucky ranked 200th in Division I in scoring.
No. 6 Alabama holds off Mississippi State 64-59 to win SEC
Alabama guard Jahvon Quinerly (13) dribbles past Mississippi State guard Iverson Molinar (1) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Starkville, Miss., Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021. 6 Alabama beat Mississippi State 64-59 on Saturday night to clinch its first SEC regular-season championship since 2002. AdKEY STATSQuinerly's effort keyed a huge bench advantage for Alabama, which dominated Mississippi State 36-5. Mississippi State: The Bulldogs had plenty of good looks in the first half that just didn’t fall. They also committed 16 turnovers for just 12 Alabama points, but those loomed large in a tight game.
NC State, Texas A&M move up in women's AP Top 25; UConn tops
North Carolina State returned to the No. 2 spot and Texas A&M climbed to third after South Carolina and Louisville — the previous second- and third-ranked teams — lost games. Coach Gary Blair's team can win the Southeastern Conference regular-season title with victories over Alabama on Thursday and South Carolina on Sunday. The Scarlet Knights play at Michigan State and Penn State this week. South Carolina, Mississippi State and Tennessee are the only teams to win the regular-season crown since the Aggies entered the conference in 2012.
South Carolina returns to top of women's basketball poll
South Carolina coach Dawn Staley confers with forward Aliyah Boston on the sideline during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Mississippi State in Starkville, Miss., Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021. 1 in The Associated Press women's college basketball poll. South Carolina, which originally fell from the top spot after losing to North Carolina State, beat the Huskies last season for the first time in eight tries. Here are other tidbits from the poll:MILESTONEMonday marked the 800th women's college basketball poll in the AP's history. Ad___More AP women's college basketball: https://apnews.com/hub/womens-college-basketball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25
The Latest: Nebraska-Maryland basketball game postponed
4 UConn says it also must reschedule Wednesday’s women’s basketball game against Seton Hall. The Villanova game was postponed because the Wildcats also are dealing with COVID-19 issues within their women’s basketball program. ___Richmond’s men’s basketball team has paused team activities in response to the results from the latest COVID-19 testing and contact tracing. ___The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Tuesday that the Syracuse women’s basketball game at Georgia Tech on Thursday has been postponed. ___The women’s basketball game between No.
Mississippi governor signs law for flag without rebel emblem
Members of the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol Honor Guard prepare to raise the new Mississippi State flag at the Capitol in Jackson, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. Tate Reeves signed a law that created the new state flag with magnolia at the center, six months after the state retired the last state flag in the U.S. that included the Confederate battle emblem. The law retiring the old flag also specified that the commission's proposed new flag would go on the Nov. 3 ballot for a yes-or-no vote. The Ku Klux Klan and other hate groups have waved the Confederate battle flag for decades. A few dozen people demonstrated on the south steps of the Mississippi Capitol in support of reviving the old flag.
Brawl mars Mississippi State's Armed Forces win over Tulsa
(AP Photo/Jim Cowsert)FORT WORTH, Texas – A bowl victory that increased Mississippi State’s win total this season to four and No. Tulsa outgained Mississippi State in total offense 484 yards to 271, but the Bulldogs got 138 valuable kickoff return yards from Lideatrick “Tulu” Griffin. Mississippi State answered with Rogers’ 13-yard throw to Griffin to go ahead 28-19. Mississippi State: The Bulldogs played in their school-record 11th consecutive bowl thanks to pandemic qualification exemptions. Mississippi State: For all of Leach’s Air Raid offenses at various stops, Rogers was his first true freshman quarterback.
Music City Bowl between Iowa and Missouri canceled
(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)The Music City Bowl between Missouri and Iowa was canceled Sunday because COVID-19 issues left the Tigers unable to play. The game scheduled for Wednesday in Nashville, Tennessee, is the second bowl called off since the postseason lineup was set on Dec. 20, joining the Gasparilla Bowl. Overall, 18 bowl games scheduled to be played this season have been canceled. Missouri is the third Southeastern Conference team that has had to pull out of its bowl game, joining Tennessee and South Carolina. The Music City Bowl seemed to be in danger last week because Iowa paused football activities due to COVID-19 cases, but the Hawkeyes resumed practice this weekend.
Auburn fires football coach Gus Malzahn after 8 seasons
Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn listens to an official's call during the second half of the team's NCAA college football game against Mississippi State, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, in Starkville, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)Auburn has fired coach Gus Malzahn, who led the Tigers to the national championship game in his first season but could never replicate that success. They were also upset by a struggling South Carolina, which wound up firing coach Will Muschamp during the season. We will begin a search immediately for a coach that can help the Auburn program consistently compete at the highest level.””Defensive coordinator Kevin Steele will be interim coach. Auburn will owe Malzahn a $21.45 million buyout for the remaining four years of a seven-year, $49 million deal.
South Carolina No. 1 in AP preseason women's basketball poll
(AP Photo/Richard Shiro, File)NEW YORK – Dawn Staley already has accomplished so much at South Carolina. The Gamecocks received 29 of the 30 first-place votes in The Associated Press preseason women's Top 25 released Tuesday. Arizona was seventh, the first time since 2004 that the Wildcats have been ranked in the preseason poll. RESPECTING THE CATSNorthwestern was ranked in the preseason poll for the first time since 2015, coming in at No. It's the first time since 2015 that two mid-major teams were ranked in the preseason poll.
Postponement, outbreaks: SEC takes a hit from COVID-19
The conference on Monday postponed Saturday’s game between No. 20 Auburn and Mississippi State because of positive COVID-19 cases and quarantining within the Bulldogs’ program. 5 Texas A&M paused in-person activities after a player and a staff member tested positive for COVID-19 after returning from a win at South Carolina. LSU is battling an outbreak that could put Saturday's game against No. ___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25.
Arkansas snaps 20-game SEC skid, 21-14 vs. Mississippi St.
Costello three times as the Razorbacks broke a 20-game SEC losing streak by upsetting No. 16 Mississippi State 21-14 on Saturday night. The Razorbacks allowed plenty of yards but made Mississippi State settle for small chunks. Mississippi State: The loud voices of praise Leach will be quiet this week. Mississippi State will head to Kentucky.
Stetson Bennett, No. 4 Georgia romp past No. 7 Auburn 27-6
Stetson Bennett threw for 240 yards and a touchdown, solidifying his hold on the quarterback job as No. Postal Service cap in an effort to get noticed, Bennett was never viewed as a starting candidate for the Bulldogs. No matter the time of year, Georgia kept the upper hand with a fourth straight victory over Auburn. Georgia star Richard LeCounte got the boot in the second period for a helmet-to-helmet collision with Auburn receiver Shedrick Jackson. His work can be found at https://apnews.com/search/paulnewberry___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25
Costello's 623 yards lead Miss. St. past No. 6 LSU, 44-34.
Mississippi State quarterback K.J. Costello (3) passes in the first half an NCAA college football game against LSU in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. Four of Costello's touchdown passes covered between 24 and 75 yards. Osirus Mitchell caught touchdown passes of 43 and 24 yards, the second putting the Bulldogs back up by two scores with 3:39 left. Mississippi State, meanwhile, has made its case to crack the AP Top 25.
New Magnolia State coaches prepare for challenging debuts
FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, file photo, Lane Kiffin speaks to Mississippi fans after being announced as the new head football coach during a introductory press conference in Oxford, Miss. In attendance were his children, daughters Presley Kiffin, 13, left, Landry Kiffin, 15, second from left, and son Knox Kiffin, 10. Mississippi State's Mike Leach and Mississippi's Lane Kiffin brought big names and offensive pedigrees to the Magnolia State. But they drew huge challenges for their debuts, with the Bulldogs visiting defending national champion and No. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
Alabama star Tua Tagovailoa set for hip surgery in Houston
Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (13) is carted off the field after getting injured in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Mississippi State in Starkville, Miss., Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)TUSCALOOSA, AL Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is scheduled to have hip surgery in Houston. Team surgeon Dr. Lyle Cain said in a statement Sunday that Tagovailoa will have surgery on his dislocated right hip Monday. An Alabama spokesman declined to disclose where he was having the surgery citing privacy reasons. Tagovailoa had been nursing an ankle injury and Alabama was considering holding him out of this game.
Tua Tagovailoas prognosis excellent after hip surgery
Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (13) is carted off the field after getting injured in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Mississippi State in Starkville, Miss., Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)TUSCALOOSA, AL Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has had surgery on his right hip. Alabama team surgeon Dr. Lyle Cain said Monday the procedure in Houston was successful. Cain described Tagovailoas prognosis as excellent and reiterated that he is expected to make a full recovery. He says Tagovailoa will return to Tuscaloosa in the next several days to begin the rehab process.
The Latest: Tagovailoa to miss rest of season with injury
Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (13) is carted off the field after getting injured in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Mississippi State in Starkville, Miss., Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)STARKVILLE, MS The Latest on Tua Tagovailoas injury (all times local):7:13 p.m.Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa will miss the rest of the season with a hip injury he suffered late in the first half of the Crimson Tides victory over Mississippi State on Saturday. Tagovailoa was injured while being dragged down late in the first half, with the Tide up four touchdowns, and No. Tagovailoa had been nursing an ankle injury and Alabama was considering holding him out of this game. Alabama officials confirmed Tagovailoa was flown by helicopter to the St. Vincent's Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama.
Alabama football vs. Mississippi State: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
Fourth-ranked Alabama cannot afford another stumble this season as it ventures out to visit Mississippi State in Saturday's SEC contest. The Crimson Tide are ranked fifth in the College Football Playoff rankings after losing 46-41 to LSU in last week's showdown. Mississippi State also beat up on Arkansas the following week 54-24 to end a four-game losing streak before having a bye last weekend. Crimson Tide junior RB Najee Harris (788 yards) rushed for a career-best 146 against LSU for his fourth 100-yard outing of the season. PREDICTION: Alabama 44, Mississippi State 17
Tagovailoa injured in Alabama's 38-7 win at MSU
4 Alabama went on to bear Mississippi State 38-7 Saturday in a game that might have cost the Crimson Tide its star quarterback. Mississippi State (4-6, 2-5) cut the lead to 14-7 on a 1-yard scoring run by Kylin Hill. Tommy Stevens was 12 of 21 passing for Mississippi State and had just 82 yards passing. Mississippi State had just 270 yards of offense and had only 82 yards passing against the Crimson Tide. UP NEXTAlabama: The Crimson Tide close out its home schedule next Saturday against Western Carolina.
Mississippi State football vs. Arkansas: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
Mississippi State will try to snap a four-game losing streak when it hits the road for an SEC showdown Saturday with Arkansas, which is on a five-game losing skid. Getting on top is a key to winning for Mississippi State, which hasnt trailed in its three wins but has led only once in its five losses. Mississippi State WR Isaiah Zuber had his first two touchdown catches as a Bulldog last week after transferring from Kansas State this past offseason. Mississippi State has won six of the last seven meetings, with four of the six victories decided in the final minute. PREDICTION: Mississippi State 31, Arkansas 20
Texas A&M football vs. Mississippi State: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
Mississippi State committed 13 penalties in last week's 36-13 home loss to LSU and saw junior running back Kylin Hill held to fewer than 100 yards for the third consecutive game. "Right now, on offense, defense and special teams, it is not the ability," Mississippi State coach Joe Moorhead told reporters Monday. Texas A&M freshman TE Jalen Wydermyer (four) and freshman WR Ainias Smith (three) are the highest-scoring freshman receiving duo in FBS. Mississippi State has won three in a row over Texas A&M and four of the past five meetings, including a 28-13 home triumph last season. PREDICTION: Texas A&M 34, Mississippi State 14More college football scoresCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
LSU football vs. Mississippi State: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
3 Tigers will try to keep the hype train moving and avoid a misstep when they visit Mississippi State on Saturday. Inside our room, it's about fundamentals, about the task at hand, and beating Mississippi State. Mississippi State is in our way." "He's like a coach on the field," Orgeron told reporters of Burrow. PREDICTION: LSU 45, Mississippi State 17More college football scoresCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
LSU football vs. Mississippi State: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
3 Tigers will try to keep the hype train moving and avoid a misstep when they visit Mississippi State on Saturday. Inside our room, it's about fundamentals, about the task at hand, and beating Mississippi State. Mississippi State is in our way." "He's like a coach on the field," Orgeron told reporters of Burrow. PREDICTION: LSU 45, Mississippi State 17More college football scores
Auburn player tumbles into Mississippi State's bulldog mascot
Auburn's JaTarvious Whitlow gets up close and personal with Mississippi State mascot Bully. (CNN) - Mississippi State University's bulldog mascot, Bully, is resting up Sunday after a football player from rival Auburn crashed into him on the sidelines during Saturday's game. That's when Auburn running back JaTarvious Whitlow came flying towards him after scoring a touchdown. She and Bully are doing nothing Sunday but resting, Pritchard said. The outcome for Mississippi State on Saturday was less positive, however.
Auburn football vs. Mississippi State: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
The seventh-ranked Tigers will try to keep the momentum going at home when they host a dangerous Mississippi State squad on Saturday. "We're playing a very good Mississippi State team, a team that really, bottom line, embarrassed us last year," Tigers coach Gus Malzahn told reporters. "You are not just going to line up and run the ball downhill at these guys," Mississippi State coach Joe Moorhead told reporters. Mississippi State RB Kylin Hill is third in FBS and leads the SEC with 551 rushing yards. PREDICTION: Auburn 27, Mississippi State 20More college football scoresCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Mississippi State football vs. Kentucky: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
LINE: Mississippi State -6. "We'll have a different challenge this week going on the road," Kentucky coach Mark Stoops told reporters. "First time to take this team on the road and go down to Mississippi State for another great challenge. "Obviously, the ball security with Sawyer is a big deal," Stoops told reporters. PREDICTION: Mississippi State 24, Kentucky 21More college football scoresCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Mississippi State football vs. Louisiana: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
LINE: Mississippi State -21. He can really run," Moorhead told reporters at SEC media days last month. ABOUT MISSISSIPPI STATE (2018: 8-5)Stevens worked under Moorhead when the coach was the offensive coordinator at Penn State and had no trouble adjusting to the offense in camp. "We're going to build it around what the kids do well," Moorhead told reporters of the offense. PREDICTION: Mississippi State 42, Louisiana 24More college football scoresCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.