NCAA basketball: Mississippi State fires coach Rick Ray after 3 seasons

March 23, 2015 in Sports

(AP) Mississippi State has ended basketball coach Rick Ray’s short tenure after three straight losing seasons eroded a large chunk of the program’s fan support. The school released a statement […]

Mississippi St falls to No. 8 Florida, 82-47

January 28, 2013 in Local Sports, News, Sports, Statewide News

Florida has one of the most experienced, talented and deep teams in the country.

Mississippi State’s roster lacks any of those attributes. But that’s not why first-year Bulldogs’ coach Rick Ray is frustrated.

Instead, Ray bemoaned a long string of bad decisions and selfish basketball that led to No. 8 Florida’s easy 82-47 victory over the Bulldogs on Saturday night.

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.

Mississippi State signs guard Andre Applewhite

May 2, 2012 in Local Sports, National Sports, News, Sports, Statewide News, The Buzz

From The Mississippi Link Newswire STARKVILLE – One day after Rick Ray landed his first recruit as head coach of Mississippi State, he signed another prized standout in Memphis native, […]

Rodney Hood leaving Mississippi State

April 9, 2012 in Local Sports, National Sports, News, Sports, Statewide News, The Buzz

Mississippi State News STARKVILLE – Freshman guard Rodney Hood is leaving Mississippi State, the team confirmed Sunday night. Hood, from Meridian, was the Bulldogs’ third-leading scorer in 2011-12, averaging 10.3 […]

Ray introduced as Mississippi State’s coach

April 9, 2012 in Local Sports, National Sports, Sports, The Buzz, Top Stories

Ray is MSU’s first black basketball coach STARKVILLE – (AP) New Mississippi State basketball coach Rick Ray doesn’t sound like a man ready for a long rebuilding process. “We will […]