MISSISSIPPI STATE BULLDOGS NEWS

Georgia, Mississippi State Nab Commitments From Recruits Over Florida Schools

With just over one week to go until National Signing Day, recruits took some of their final official visits to colleges across the country this weekend. For both the Georgia Bulldogs and the Mississippi State Bulldogs, the weekend ended by getting commitments from recruits that had either been leaning toward a program from the state of Florida or were committed at one point. Georgia...
Via Gamedayr
18 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 2 South Carolina beats No. 10 Mississippi St 57-51

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) Tiffany Mitchell scored 21 points, including nine in a tight fourth quarter, and No. 2 South Carolina beat No. 10 Mississippi State 57-51 on Sunday. South Carolina (19-0, 7-0 Southeastern Conference) led for almost the entire second half, but struggled to fight off Mississippi State in the final minutes. The Bulldogs cut South Carolina's lead to 44-43 with...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Newman with 25 points; Mississippi St. beats Ole Miss 83-77

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) Malik Newman scored 20 of his career-high 25 points in the second half to lead Mississippi State to an 83-77 victory over Mississippi on Saturday. Quinndary Weatherspoon added 18 points for the Bulldogs (8-10, 1-5 SEC), who snapped a four-game losing skid against the Rebels, and avoided its first 0-6 conference start since 1985-86. Rasheed Brooks scored...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Mullen loses assistant coach to NFL

Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen is losing cornerbacks coach Deshea Townsend to the Tennessee Titans, who have hired Townsend to become their new defensive backs coach. Neither Mullen or the university has confirmed Townsend’s departure, but two Bulldogs players have wished Townsend bon voyage on Twitter. Congrats @desheatownsend on the great opportunity! — Rj Warren (@2_amazing...
Via Campus Sports Net
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Mississippi St hires USC's Sirmon as defensive coordinator

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) Mississippi State has hired former Southern California assistant Peter Sirmon to be its defensive coordinator. The 38-year-old Sirmon was at USC for two seasons and was the associate head coach, recruiting coordinator and linebackers coach. He replaces Manny Diaz, who left to be defensive coordinator at Miami. Sirmon was a linebacker for the Tennessee Titans...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Mississippi State Football recruiting: Jeffery Simmons update

The Mississippi State football club, like other collegiate football programs, wants to close strong and put the finishing touches on their recruiting class, on National Signing Day. One prospect in their crosshairs is Jeffrey Simmons. Simmons is from Macon, Mississippi, and is one of the most coveted high school football players in America. At 6’4, 277 pounds, Simmons is capable...
Via isportsweb.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Mississippi State thriving under veteran coach Vic Schaefer

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) Vic Schaefer says he could have taken several head coaching jobs while he was an assistant coach for 15 years at Arkansas and then Texas A&M. His former boss - Texas A&M coach Gary Blair - has an off-beat theory about why Schaefer finally took the Mississippi State job in 2012. ''It's because he's so cheap,'' Blair said. ''Both schools wear maroon...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Led SEC In Arrests During 2015 College Football Season

Florida’s successful 2015 season, highlighted by its first trip to the SEC Championship Game since 2009, had some disappointing moments along with it.  According to NOLA.com, the Gators had more arrests in 2015 than any other school in the SEC, with Alabama and Mississippi State coming in a close second. Gators lock up the SEC’s 2015 Golden Handcuffs: Ron Higgins @dandydonlsu...
Via College Spun
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Barbee helps Georgia upset No. 10 Mississippi State 47-43

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Shacobia Barbee had 17 points and 11 rebounds to help Georgia upset No. 10 Mississippi State 47-43 on Thursday night. It was Barbee's seventh double-double of the season and the 18th of her career. Victoria Vivians, the SEC's leading scorer, had 20 points to lead Mississippi State (17-3, 4-2). She had little help as no other player on the team had more than five...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

2-sport athlete Zach Farrar commits to Mississippi State

Class of 2016 baseball and three-star football star Zach Farrar has committed to play both sports at Mississippi State, according to a tweet from Farrar himself. I HAVE OFFICIALLY COMMITTED TO PLAY FOOTBALL AND BASEBALL AT MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY!! #HAILSTATE 🐶🐾 #CLANGA🔔 pic.twitter.com/qicSiBVBzX — Zach Ballout Farrar (@ZachFarrar3) January 21, 2016 Farrar, who...
Via Campus Sports Net
22 days ago  |  Discuss

MSU lands dual-sport athlete from Texas

Mississippi State landed a massive commitment on Thursday -- garnering the pledge of Texas receiver Zach Farrar. Hailing from famed Carroll High School in Southlake, Tex., the 6'4" pass-catcher opted for MSU over Washington, Texas Tech, and Oklahoma State. Farrar is a big-bodied receiver with terrific ball skills. Not only that, but he's a physical player with surprising speed...
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

2-Sport Athlete Zach Farrar Commits To Mississippi State For Baseball And Football

Mississippi State picked up a talented wide receiver this afternoon… and an outfielder as well. Zach Farrar, a two sport athlete out of Texas, committed to the Bulldogs, and plans to play both baseball and football. I HAVE OFFICIALLY COMMITTED TO PLAY FOOTBALL AND BASEBALL AT MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY!! #HAILSTATE #CLANGA pic.twitter.com/qicSiBVBzX — Zach Ballout Farrar ...
Via College Spun
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Mississippi State QB Elijah Staley quits hoops, will focus on football

Mississippi State quarterback Elijah Staley has announced that he will leave the Bulldogs’ basketball team and focus all of his efforts on football. Staley announced his decision in a statement posted to Twitter. #HailState pic.twitter.com/BACLF2QKuU — Elijah Staley (@ES14_) January 18, 2016 A freshman from the Atlanta area, Staley graded as a four-star prospect in football...
Via Campus Sports Net
23 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 10 Mississippi State women beat Mississippi 79-51

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) Morgan William scored 16 points, Chinwe Okorie added 14 and No. 10 Mississippi State beat Mississippi 79-51 on Monday night. Mississippi State (17-2, 4-1 Southeastern Conference) bounced back from a road loss to Missouri on Thursday. The Bulldogs have won 12 of their past 13 games. Mississippi State won mostly thanks to a tough defense. The Bulldogs gave...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

4-Star OT Scott Lashley Announces All-SEC Top 3

Four-star offensive tackle Scott Lashley, a 6-foot-6, 300-pound star from West Point, Mississippi, has announced his top three schools. Lashley, a member of the 2016 class, is down to Mississippi State, LSU and Alabama. It appears he’ll be playing in the SEC. 247Sports’s ‘Crystal Ball’ prediction has Lashley winding up at Mississippi State. He visited the Bulldogs last week...
Via College Spun
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 2016 Recruit Denies Report He Flipped From Alabama To Mississippi State

In the world of college football recruiting, nothing is guaranteed until a player puts pen to paper and signs with a specific school. Along those same lines, rumors will continue to fly about a player choosing one school over another until that day occurs. Such is the case with four star defensive tackle recruit Raekwon Davis. The 6’6″ defensive end from the state of Mississippi...
Via Gamedayr
26 days ago  |  Discuss

4-Star DT Raekwon Davis Denies Reports Of A Flip, Says He’s Still Committed To Alabama

Reports surfaced Sunday morning saying that Alabama defensive tackle commit Raekwon Davis had flipped to Mississippi State, causing quite the stir. But according to a report, this time by 247 Sports’ Hank South, Davis denied the reports of a flip and said he is still committed to the Tide. Davis is a big-time recruit being pursued by major college football programs all over the...
Via College Spun
26 days ago  |  Discuss

4-Star DT Raekwon Davis Reportedly Flips From Alabama To Mississippi State

Less than a week after winning the College Football Playoff Championship against Clemson, Alabama has lost a commitment from a four-star defensive tackle – to another member of the SEC West.  Raekwon Davis, out of Merisian (MS), has decided to flip his commitment from Alabama to Mississippi State, according to Steve Wiltfong of 247 Sports. Davis, fresh off a visit with the Bulldogs...
Via College Spun
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee defeats Mississippi State 80-75

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) Tennessee's Kevin Punter and Detrick Mostella combined for 47 points and the Volunteers held off Mississippi State 80-75 on Saturday. It marked the first road win of the season for the Volunteers (9-8, 2-3 SEC). Mostella had a game-high 24 points while Punter had 23 points and five assists. Mississippi State (7-9, 0-4) is off to a 0-4 start in SEC play...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Mississippi State still trying to turn corner under Howland

The quick fix for Mississippi State's basketball program looked like a simple three-step process. First, hire a coach who has been to three Final Fours. Next, combine him with a McDonald's All-American freshman guard who is considered a can't-miss prospect. And finally, watch the wins pile up. Turns out it's not that easy. Mississippi State (7-8, 0-3 Southeastern Conference)...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Mississippi State wearing special uniforms in honor of MLK Day

The Mississippi State Bulldogs will be doing something pretty cool this weekend when they host the Tennessee Volunteers. The team has revealed a new uniform that commemorates a pretty important day in the history of America. The team will be wearing their “Game of Change” uniforms on Saturday. This was a contest between Mississippi State and Loyola in 1963 that forever changed...
Via Campus Sports Net
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Mississippi State BB Unveils New “Game of Change” Uniform In Honor Of Martin Luther King Jr.

Mississippi State’s men’s basketball team will be sporting a new uniform this Saturday.  The Bulldogs will be wearing a new white uniform that commemorates the “Game of Change” – a 1963 contest played between MSU and Loyola – and honors Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  Here it is.  FIRST LOOK | Commemorating the “Game of Change” and celebrating Martin Luther King...
Via College Spun
28 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 24 Missouri won beat No. 7 Mississippi State 66-54

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) Sophie Cunningham scored 18 of her 22 points in the final 15 minutes and No. 24 Missouri held off No. 7 Mississippi State 66-54 on Thursday night. Missouri (15-2, 2-2 Southeastern Conference) scored on 11 of 14 first-quarter possessions to take a 23-11 lead en route to its first victory over a ranked opponent this season. The Tigers made 10 of 15 field-goal attempts...
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss

5-Star DT Derrick Brown Drops All-SEC Top 5

Five-star defensive tackle Derrick Brown, the top-rated player in the state of Georgia according to 247Sports, will be playing college football for an SEC squad. Whether it’s Auburn, Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi State or Georgia remains to be seen. Brown, a 6-foot-4, 320-pound monster from Buford, announced that he’ll be making his decision between the five schools on National...
Via College Spun
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: USC losing LB coach Peter Sirmon to Mississippi State

USC linebackers coach and recruiting coordinator Peter Sirmon will reportedly be the next defensive coordinator at Mississippi State, according to Lindsey Thiry of the Los Angeles Times. Sirmon, 38, has spent the past two seasons at USC. Before coming to USC, Sirmon was the linebackers coach under Steve Sarkisian at Washington. He was at Tennessee as the Vols linebackers coach in...
Via Fox Sports
January 12, 2016  |  Discuss
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