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Amber D. Dodd

Amber Dodd is a graduate from Mississippi State University with a Bachelors of Arts in Communication with an additional minor in Latin. Dodd began her career as a sports journalist for the student newspaper paper at MSU, The Reflector. Dodd's notable experiences are providing full coverage on Mississippi State's historic run in the 2017 March Madness tournament where she began as the beat writer. A Maryland native, Dodd returns home and covers the WNBA in Washington, DC. She is also a freelance writer. Her favorite color is pink.

Mississippi State favored as SEC Tournament Champs

Mississippi State favored as SEC Tournament Champs

Schedule || Interactive Bracket Greenville, South Carolina is the host city of the 39th annual SEC tournament with fourteen teams in contention for the championship. Four teams finished ranked in national polls with Mississippi State leading at number five in…

Mississippi State closes home slate with a 76-56 win over LSU

Mississippi State closes home slate with a 76-56 win over LSU

STARKVILLE, Miss.- The Mississippi State Bulldogs (26-2, 14-1 SEC) ended their home slate with a 76-56 Senior Night win over the LSU Tigers (16-11, 7-8 SEC) in front of 8,631 attendees Thursday night. “I couldn’t be prouder of ‘em.” head…

My time as the only black journalist covering Mississippi State’s women’s basketball

My time as the only black journalist covering Mississippi State’s women’s basketball

Note from the Editor Unfortunately, for women of color in sports journalism, Amber’s experience is all too common. I started out in the field as a news reporter on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. It was a ruthless environment. But…

Mississippi State outlasts Vanderbilt 86-70 with big second half

STARKVILLE, Miss. – The Mississippi State Bulldogs (25-2, 11-1 SEC) defeated the Vanderbilt Commodores 86-70 Sunday afternoon in front of a crowd of 9,566, MSU’s 11th largest attendance in program history. “These games aren’t getting any easier,” MSU head coach…

Sophie Cunningham leads as Missouri stuns Mississippi State, 75-67

Sophie Cunningham leads as Missouri stuns Mississippi State, 75-67

STARKVILLE, Miss.— The Missouri Tigers (19-7, 8-4 SEC)  broke hearts and records in the Humphrey Coliseum Thursday night at they stunned the No. 5 Mississippi State Bulldogs, 75-67, in a Valentine’s Day showdown in front of 7,454 fans. “I thought…

Jordan Danberry shines as Mississippi State hands Tennessee worst loss in SEC play

Jordan Danberry shines as Mississippi State hands Tennessee worst loss in SEC play

STARKVILLE, Miss – Mississippi State’s head coach Vic Schaefer complained about his team’s toughness effort during his Friday press conference, a prominent pillar of Mississippi State’s defensive-minded identity. After returning a week-long break, his players did the opposite of what…

Fans enjoy rivalry antics and nods to history as Mississippi State routs Ole Miss, 80-49

Fans enjoy rivalry antics and nods to history as Mississippi State routs Ole Miss, 80-49

STARKVILLE, Miss – The Mississippi State Bulldogs (19-1, 7-0 SEC) defeated archrival Ole Miss Rebels 80-49 Sunday, improving to 7-0 in the SEC. The in-state foes battled for the 96th meeting in history. The contest included classic bantering.   Bully…

Led by McCowan and without Bibby, Mississippi State prevails in latest round of rivalry vs. South Carolina

Led by McCowan and without Bibby, Mississippi State prevails in latest round of rivalry vs. South Carolina

STARKVILLE – The Mississippi State Bulldogs (17-1, 5-0 SEC) hosted South Carolina Gamecocks (12-5, 4-1) in front of a sellout crowd Thursday night and earned an 89-74 victory. For the Bulldogs, it was a bittersweet victory as head coach Vic…

Mississippi State’s Australian phenom Chloe Bibby breaks loose to give her team edge over Georgia

Mississippi State’s Australian phenom Chloe Bibby breaks loose to give her team edge over Georgia

STARKVILLE, Miss – They say it’s a dog eat dog world and the Mississippi State Bulldogs (15-1) bested the Georgia Bulldogs (11-5), fetching an 80-71 win in the Humphrey Coliseum Thursday night. “Boy, Georgia’s really good,” Mississippi State head coach…

Starters cover missing pieces in Mississippi State’s win over Kentucky

Starters cover missing pieces in Mississippi State’s win over Kentucky

STARKVILLE, Miss. – It was a tough SEC matchup for Mississippi State and Kentucky, the top two SEC teams currently. The momentum pendulum swung, techs were called and players hit the floor. The 86-71 win boosts Mississippi State’s SEC record…

Around the SEC: How the 14 teams are looking as the conference slate begins?

Around the SEC: How the 14 teams are looking as the conference slate begins?

Mississippi State leads the SEC in several categories heading into conference play Individual Leaders The Southeastern Conference made a lot of history in the past few years. Two teams made it to the National Championship game in 2017. Mississippi State…

Mississippi State’s West Coast trip includes a top ten matchup against Oregon; Graves “We’re going to have to be really dialed in”

Mississippi State’s West Coast trip includes a top ten matchup against Oregon; Graves “We’re going to have to be really dialed in”

As Mississippi State travels to Oregon for one piece of their West Coast road trip, Oregon looks to stay ahead against one of the nation’s best. This is their third matchup and ultimately, the same skills will be put to…

Gearing up for tough competition, Mississippi State survives talented Marquette 87-82

Gearing up for tough competition, Mississippi State survives talented Marquette 87-82

STARKVILLE – No. 18 Marquette visited No. 6 Mississippi State for a ranked out-of-conference matchup  87-82 on Thursday in front of 7,273 fans at Humphrey Coliseum. Marquette (6-2) head coach Carolyn Kieger made sure her team came prepared. The Golden…

Mississippi State and Texas prepare for top ten matchup during SEC/Big 12 Challenge

Mississippi State and Texas prepare for top ten matchup during SEC/Big 12 Challenge

December usually marks yearly reflection but in collegiate basketball, it’s a time for evolution as conference play inches closer. The first Sunday of the month marks the first top ten matchup for both the No. 6 Mississippi State Bulldogs and…

Mississippi State raises National Finalist banner before cruising to 110-38 win over Coppin State

Mississippi State raises National Finalist banner before cruising to 110-38 win over Coppin State

STARKVILLE – Mississippi State (4-0) defeated the Coppin State Lady Eagles (0-4), 110-38, Sunday afternoon at Humphrey Coliseum. Before the game, the Bulldogs honored their 2018 NCAA Tournament stint by raising their National Finalist banner. “This team is really special,…

Mississippi State surges past Lamar in second half for 104-53 win

Mississippi State surges past Lamar in second half for 104-53 win

Image: Mississippi State Athletics. STARKVILLE – Mississippi State hosted 2018 Southland Conference Champions Lamar University Cardinals Thursday night and earned a 104-53 victory. The Bulldogs had a wonky opening, beginning with back-to-back turnovers and three-straight empty possessions. The first field…

Led by Teaira McCowan, Mississippi State opens season with a victory over Southeast Missouri, 88-53

Led by Teaira McCowan, Mississippi State opens season with a victory over Southeast Missouri, 88-53

STARKVILLE – Before the onset of the regular season, Mississippi State head coach Vic Schaefer stressed that players needed to find their individual identities to help build a solid team product. Some of those identities emerged during the team’s 88-53…

Mississippi State displays depth in 97-56 exhibition win over DII Central Missouri

Mississippi State displays depth in 97-56 exhibition win over DII Central Missouri

STARKVILLE – The Mississippi State Bulldogs won their annual exhibition game, a 97-56 victory against reigning the DII national champions, the Central Missouri Jennies. “I think this was really good for us,” said head coach Vic Schaefer said. “I thought…

Mississippi State enters season with new leaders and a balanced frontcourt

Mississippi State enters season with new leaders and a balanced frontcourt

STARKVILLE – Vic Schaefer will begin his seventh season as the head coach of Mississippi State. He’s seen eight seniors depart from the program in the last two years, two back-to-back Finals appearances and his team’s identity has evolved and…

Mississippi State warms up with annual Maroon and White scrimmage

Mississippi State warms up with annual Maroon and White scrimmage

STARKVILLE – Eager fans took a midweek trip to Humphrey Coliseum Tuesday night for a first look at the 2018-2019 Mississippi State women’s basketball program. The evening’s scrimmage was split into a practice session of Maroon vs White and a…

Elena Delle Donne’s superb season in review: “I just want to win a championship”

Elena Delle Donne’s superb season in review: “I just want to win a championship”

WASHINGTON – Washington Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne had a regular season full of successes while leading her team. She is among the top five in the league in free throw percentage. She tallied five thirty-point games., thirteen twenty-point games,…

Mystics clip Wings 93-80 to extend streak, Dallas fires coach postgame

Mystics clip Wings 93-80 to extend streak, Dallas fires coach postgame

WASHINGTON – The Washington Mystics (20-11) secured their sixth straight win after defeating the Dallas Wings 93-80 in front of 6,362 fans at Capital One Arena Sunday afternoon. The Wings (14-17) are on an eight-game skid and suffered another blow…

Washington extends win streak to five while snapping the Storm’s in 100-77 win

Washington extends win streak to five while snapping the Storm’s in 100-77 win

Delle Donne leads Washington with 30 points and six rebounds Shoutout to the campers! You all showed up today FR! ???#TogetherDC #SticsSZN pic.twitter.com/yxUgERoYov — Washington Mystics (@WashMystics) August 9, 2018 WASHINGTON – The Washington Mystics handed the Seattle Storm their…

WNBA deems Las Vegas no-show to Aug. 3 game at Mystics a forfeit

WNBA deems Las Vegas no-show to Aug. 3 game at Mystics a forfeit

WASHINGTON – After four days of deliberation, the WNBA announced Tuesday that the Las Vegas Aces’ failure to attend their Washington Mystics matchup August 3 in D.C. will count as a forfeit. “The Las Vegas Aces have forfeited Friday’s game…

Las Vegas Aces at Washington Mystics game canceled due to travel delays, Aces issue statement

Las Vegas Aces at Washington Mystics game canceled due to travel delays, Aces issue statement

Washington Mystics players sign towels and t-shirts in exchange for an Aces-Mystics matchup that was canceled. Photo: Amber Dodd. WASHINGTON – The WNBA regular season is in its final stretch. Teams are playing back-to-back matchups and external factors like time…