NCAA accepts self-imposed sanctions, praises MSU’s cooperation

June 12, 2013 in Local Sports, National Sports, News, Sports, Statewide News

The NCAA Committee on Infractions has accepted the self-imposed sanctions levied by Mississippi State University in a case that centered on the actions of a former MSU booster, a former MSU assistant football coach, and a current MSU student-athlete.

The violations were investigated by the NCAA enforcement staff with the full cooperation of the MSU Athletics Department compliance staff. The committee cited MSU for its efforts to fully investigate and uncover the violations. The violations center on the actions of a disassociated former MSU booster and the failure of the former assistant coach to report actions by that former booster to MSU compliance officials.

MSU’s Lewis out at least 8 weeks with knee injury

December 21, 2012 in Local Sports, National Sports, News, Sports, Statewide News

Mississippi State’s Wendell Lewis is expected to miss at least the next eight weeks because of a broken right kneecap.

The school says the 6-foot-9 senior from Selma, Ala., was hurt in a non-contact drill and was scheduled for surgery Monday. The injury is another blow to the already undermanned Bulldogs (3-5), who had just six scholarship players when they traveled to face Loyola of Chicago (6-3) this past Saturday.

Big changes in store for overhauled Mississippi State

November 1, 2012 in Local Sports, National Sports, News, Sports, Statewide News, Top Stories

A complete overhaul has rendered Mississippi State’s basketball program barely recognizable from a year ago.

Longtime coach Rick Stansbury is gone. So are all five starters and a big chunk of the bench production.

No. 19 Mississippi State beats Tennessee, 41-31

October 15, 2012 in Local Sports, National Sports, News, Sports, Statewide News

Tyler Russell threw for 291 yards and two touchdowns, LaDarius Perkins added 101 rushing yards and a touchdown and No. 19 Mississippi State beat Tennessee 41-31 on Saturday night.

Mississippi State (6-0, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) continues its best start since 1999.

Mississippi State ready for challenge after break

October 5, 2012 in Local Sports, National Sports, News, Sports, Statewide News

) Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen said his team enjoyed a week away from football and got some much needed rest.

The Bulldogs weren’t too tired, though. Most of September had already been a vacation.

No. 19 Mississippi State (4-0, 1-0 Southeastern Conference) has had an extended break from league play since beating Auburn on Sept. 8.

Mississippi State ranked, still not satisfied

September 20, 2012 in Local Sports, National Sports, News, Sports, Statewide News

There was no big celebration when Mississippi State entered the national rankings on Sunday. It’s another indication of how much things have changed for the Bulldogs.

“I want it to be something that is expected for this program,” Mullen said.

It’s certainly becoming more common. The Bulldogs have been ranked for at least part of the past three seasons.

Auburn falls 28-10 at Mississippi State

September 10, 2012 in Local Sports, National Sports, News, Sports, Statewide News

Auburn couldn’t throw the ball, couldn’t tackle and couldn’t avoid costly turnovers.

So it’s no surprise the Tigers lost 28-10 to Mississippi State on Saturday at Davis Wade Stadium.

MSU on the grow, president says

August 6, 2012 in Education, National Sports, News, Sports, Statewide News

CORINTH – (AP) Mississippi State University President Mark Keenum says the university is undergoing massive infrastructure upgrades and expects record fall enrollment. Keenum, a Corinth High School graduate, told the […]