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It’s official: Nikki McCray-Penson named head coach at Mississippi State

It’s official: Nikki McCray-Penson named head coach at Mississippi State

Mississippi State hired Nikki McCray-Penson as its new basketball coach, replacing Vic Schaefer, who left for Texas after eight seasons in Starkville. “It’s been a dream of mine to be a head coach in the SEC, and I’m so grateful…

Opinion: Be sad Mississippi State fans, Texas is getting a good one in Vic Schaefer

Opinion: Be sad Mississippi State fans, Texas is getting a good one in Vic Schaefer

Dreading my new normal of working from home on Monday, I nonchalantly scrolled through Twitter to enjoy debates, opinions and sports debacles, the regular occurrences on Twitter Sunday afternoon. Something caught my eye. Former Mississippi State guard Blair Schaefer is…

SEC announces 2020 Class of Women’s Legends

SEC announces 2020 Class of Women’s Legends

The Southeastern Conference’s 2020 Class of Women’s Legends includes several former women’s basketball student-athletes and coaches. The conference is set to honor the full class during the 2020 SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament, March 4-8 in Greenville, S.C. Each legend will…

Undeniably impressive: Vic Schaefer’s impact on Starkville

Undeniably impressive: Vic Schaefer’s impact on Starkville

STARKVILLE, Miss. – It’s January 27, 2019, minutes away from 2 p.m. tip in the Humphrey Coliseum. It’s Rivalry Day for Mississippi State and Ole Miss women’s basketball and it’s a Mississippi sports affair at its finest. The coliseum is…

Mississippi State earns fourth straight trip to Sweet Sixteen with 85-61 win over Clemson

Mississippi State earns fourth straight trip to Sweet Sixteen with 85-61 win over Clemson

STARKVILLE – The Mississippi State Bulldogs (32-2) sent their seniors off to the Sweet Sixteen with an 85-61 win over the Clemson Tigers in the second round of the NCAA tournament in front of 9,944 fans. “In church this morning…

Starkville subregional: Clemson and Mississippi State advance to the second round of NCAA Tournament

Starkville subregional: Clemson and Mississippi State advance to the second round of NCAA Tournament

Clemson and Mississippi State advance to the second round Tigers on top! Dagger 3 from Westbrook gives Clemson its first lead of the 2nd half. 47-45 Clemson, 1:56 Q3 pic.twitter.com/IAvvRPcj75 — Clemson Women's Basketball (@ClemsonWBB) March 23, 2019 Clemson defeats…

Starkville action: South Dakota and Clemson set to battle while No.1 seed Mississippi State takes on Southern

Starkville action: South Dakota and Clemson set to battle while No.1 seed Mississippi State takes on Southern

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Cool breezes, suffocating pollen and exciting basketball are in the air as 64 teams get ready for a battle to become national champions in the 2019 NCAA Tournament. While ESPN mistakenly unveiled the full tournament bracket hours…

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…

SEC announces 2019 Class of Women’s Legends

SEC announces 2019 Class of Women’s Legends

The Southeastern Conference 2019 Class of Women’s Legends includes seven former women’s basketball stars and a coach. The class will be honored at the 2019 SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament, March 6-10 in Greenville, S.C.  Additionally, each legend will be honored during…

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…