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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.

UConn snags overall number one seed in NCAA tournament as March Madness begins

UConn snags overall number one seed in NCAA tournament as March Madness begins

The field of 54 revealed with UConn leading the pack #DemandMore pic.twitter.com/DVlkeZi631 — UConn Women’s Basketball (@UConnWBB) March 12, 2018 Tournament fields With all the conference tournament championships completed, the stage for the 2018 NCAA…

Mississippi State honors senior quartet, seals a perfect home slate

Mississippi State honors senior quartet, seals a perfect home slate

Mississippi State makes program history with 15 straight home wins FINAL INFOGRAPHIC | @roshundaj11 sparked the court with 16 points and 3 steals tonight as the seniors tallied 51 points!#HailState? pic.twitter.com/F7iG5LDY2T — Mississippi State WBK…

Mississippi State has unfinished business but celebrates its first-ever SEC regular season championship

Bulldogs with the SEC regular-season title for the first time It's not about the size of the girl, it's the size of her heart ?#HailState? pic.twitter.com/EZ6LUP4T4s — Mississippi State WBK (@HailStateWBK) February 19, 2018 STARKVILLE,…

Morgan William’s midseason woes tests her versatility at Mississippi State

Morgan William’s midseason woes tests her versatility at Mississippi State

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Mississippi State senior guard Morgan William erupted to keep the Bulldogs pushing through 2017’s March Madness. Her game-winning shot against UConn that snapped their 111-game winning streak was nothing surprising to those…

Mississippi State Bulldogs keep winning, 26 victories so far on the road to a SEC regular-season title

Mississippi State Bulldogs keep winning, 26 victories so far on the road to a SEC regular-season title

FINAL INFOGRAPHIC | Miss Double-Double @Teaira_15 clinched another one tonight with a game-high 16 rebounds and a sneaky 21 points!#HailState pic.twitter.com/d4kDKOIB9A — Mississippi State WBK (@HailStateWBK) February 11, 2018 STARKVILLE, Miss. – In front of…

Mississippi State avenges title loss against foe South Carolina to stay undefeated

Mississippi State avenges title loss against foe South Carolina to stay undefeated

FINAL INFOGRAPHIC | @VictoriaVivians played like a QUEEN in tonight’s big game!#HailState pic.twitter.com/DAQqtLaMM8 — Mississippi State WBK (@HailStateWBK) February 6, 2018 STARKVILLE, Miss. – The Mississippi State Bulldogs (24-0, SEC 10-0) avenged their 2017 national…

110 for 10: Mississippi State head coach Vic Schaefer promises donation to Starkville community in exchange for breaking attendance record

110 for 10: Mississippi State head coach Vic Schaefer promises donation to Starkville community in exchange for breaking attendance record

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Since sliding into the top 25 national polls in 2015, Mississippi State has been at its best. Head coach Vic Schaefer continues to build trust, respect and gratitude from Mississippians, most of…

SEC leader Mississippi State reaches program history and honors Victoria Vivians while routing Florida

STARKVILLE, Miss. – The Mississippi State Bulldogs (21-0, 7-0) remain one of the two undefeated teams in the nation after a 90-53 win over their conference opponent the Florida Gators (10-11, 2-6) on a special…

Mississippi State remains undefeated in conference play after beating Alabama, 75-61

Mississippi State improves to 19-0 after beating Alabama https://twitter.com/HailStatePics/status/952686108994953219 STARKVILLE, Miss. – Hosting a Superhero Theme Day, the Mississippi State Bulldogs (19-0, 5-0) secured a 75-61 win over the Alabama Crimson Tide (13-5, 3-2) to…

Mississippi State bests in-state rival Ole Miss 76-45, remains perfect in SEC play

Mississippi State bests in-state rival Ole Miss 76-45, remains perfect in SEC play

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Mississippi State Bulldogs’ fans drenched the Humphrey Coliseum in all-Black as they hosted their in-state rivals, the Ole Miss Rebels, Thursday night and watched their team earn a 76-45 win to remain undefeated.…

Maryland opens conference play with 100-65 win over Illinois, improves to 12-2

Maryland opens Big Ten player with a win vs. Illinois ??? Top plays from tonight’s #B1G Opener W! ???? #FearTheTurtle pic.twitter.com/4iG2h4hy3E — Maryland Women’s Basketball (@TerpsWBB) December 29, 2017 COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Two Terps…

Around the SEC: Where Do Teams Stand Before Conference Play Begins?

Around the SEC: Where Do Teams Stand Before Conference Play Begins?

Throughout the 2017-2018 season, the 14 teams that consist of the Southeastern Conference have tested what works for them against non-conference foes. The time has come for them to face fellow SEC opponents. In the…

Mississippi State honors Morgan William, cruises to 86-48 win over Little Rock to remain unbeaten

Mississippi State honors Morgan William, cruises to 86-48 win over Little Rock to remain unbeaten

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Mississippi State improved to 9-0 with an 86-48 win over Little Rock Sunday afternoon. Tight defense and a productive offense kept the Bulldogs on cruise control while reaching the win. “I’m really…

Oklahoma State gives Mississippi State their hardest battle yet, Bulldogs fight for 79-76 win

Oklahoma State gives Mississippi State their hardest battle yet, Bulldogs fight for 79-76 win

STARKVILLE, Miss. – In this week’s SEC/Big 12 Challenge, the Mississippi State Bulldogs (8-0) etched out a 79-76 win against the Oklahoma State Cowgirls (6-2). “A heck of a game,” head coach Vic Schaefer said…

Mississippi State shows poise and power in guard play, cruises over in-state rival Southern Miss 91-56

Mississippi State shows poise and power in guard play, cruises over in-state rival Southern Miss 91-56

With that assist to Blair Schaefer, @_MorganWilliam2 becomes the first Bulldog to dish out 500 assists! #HailState pic.twitter.com/6CmbiAUez5 — Mississippi State WBK (@HailStateWBK) November 19, 2017 STARKVILLE, Miss. – In a Sunday afternoon matchup, the…

Mississippi State kicks off season with 68-53 win over Virginia and national finalist banner ceremony

STARKVILLE, Miss. – After a moving 2017 NCAA National Finalist banner raising ceremony for Mississippi State’s March Madness run, the Bulldogs kicked off their 2017-2018 season opener against the Virginia Cavaliers. “Lots of blood, sweat and…

Mississippi State shows signs of life in annual exhibition game beating Arkansas Fort-Smith 100-67

Mississippi State shows signs of life in annual exhibition game beating Arkansas Fort-Smith 100-67

FINAL | The Bulldogs top Arkansas Fort-Smith behind 20 points from @Teaira_15! #HailState pic.twitter.com/l8S1fR8BFh — Mississippi State WBK (@HailStateWBK) November 4, 2017 STARKVILLE, Miss. — The Mississippi State Bulldogs cruised through the Arkansas Fort-Smith Lions…

Versatility intensifies Mystics’ magic in 100-80 victory over Indiana

Versatility intensifies Mystics’ magic in 100-80 victory over Indiana

WASHINGTON D.C. – The Washington Mystics cruised to a 100-80 win over the Indiana Fever after a long rain delay and dominant performance from Washington’s bigs. “Neither team has gone through that kind of stuff…

Mystics keep playoff hopes alive with 85-80 win over Mercury

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The hungry “next man up” mentality paid off for the Mystics in a high-risk time of the season against the Phoenix Mercury. Both teams were committed to win this important matchup. The…

Mystics’ Ivory Latta’s childrens book teaches kids lessons in lifelong morality and values

Mystics’ Ivory Latta’s childrens book teaches kids lessons in lifelong morality and values

Whether her team the Washington Mystics fell or rose against their opponents, 11-year veteran guard Ivory Latta has always showed her passion for the game of basketball in her grit and determination. Her children’s book…

After canceled game against Sun, Mystics look forward to season finish

On July 28, the Washington Mystics were scheduled to take on the Connecticut Sun in a highly anticipated match up that would determine the top dog in the Eastern conference.  The final game of the…

Washington Mystics forward Emma Meesseman: Belgium’s best and a WNBA rising star

Washington Mystics forward Emma Meesseman: Belgium’s best and a WNBA rising star

Breakfast in three different cities three days in a row, a historic milestone for her native country in EuroBasket and the successful addition of new dimensions to her game were all elements of Washington Mystics…

Washington Mystics overcome injury bug, rout out Atlanta Dream 100-96 in OT “gut check” contest

MYSTICS WIN IN OVERTIME!!! pic.twitter.com/dV1wkYt2C4 — Washington Mystics (@WashMystics) July 19, 2017 WASHINGTON D.C. – The Washington Mystics overcame adverse circumstances of injuries and shaky chemistry with a 100-96 overtime win against the Atlanta Dream…

Defense lifts Mystics over Liberty, 67-54

WASHINGTON, D.C. – It was a bizarre night for the top Eastern conference matchup. Poor shooting and rock-solid defense from the Mystics and Liberty gave both teams their lowest scoring games of the season. With…

Washington Mystics find consistency, blow past Seattle Storm 100-70

Washington Mystics find consistency, blow past Seattle Storm 100-70

FEELIN' ? #MysticsStorm #EyesUpDC pic.twitter.com/VAS4zCAZSU — Washington Mystics (@WashMystics) June 27, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Washington Mystics evened the game series with the Seattle Storm at 1-1 after a 100-70 win at the Verizon…