In racial campground gun case, white woman faces misdemeanor

U.S. 06/04/19, 16:51

A white Mississippi woman accused of brandishing a handgun at an African American couple while telling them to leave a campground faces a misdemeanor charge.The Oktibbeha (awk-TIB'-ih-hah) County Sheriff's Department says 70-year-old Ruby Nell Howell of Starkville turned herself in Tuesday and was released on bond. A sheriff's department news ...

Coach Moorhead puts focus on Mississippi State’s offense

Football 04/18/19, 12:14

Mississippi State's lack of a consistent passing offense wrecked what could have been a special season in 2018.Second-year coach Joe Moorhead is working to correct the issues.The Bulldogs recently wrapped up spring drills and it's no secret that fixing the offense — specifically the passing game — was one of ...

A rescued puppy named Apple marks relocation milestone

U.S. 04/05/19, 11:28

A floppy-eared puppy named Apple has a new home in New York, courtesy of an animal protection group and an overcrowded shelter in Mississippi.Two weeks after being rescued from the streets of Starkville, Mississippi, Apple arrived in New York City on Thursday as the 100,000th homeless animal relocated by the ...

Simmons, Sweat among NFL prospects at Mississippi St pro day

Football 03/27/19, 14:53

Mississippi State's Jeffery Simmons has the look of a future NFL player after a prolific three-year college career. He's also wearing a big brace on his knee after tearing his ACL last month, not to mention a checkered past that includes a video from high school showing him punching a ...

Howard, Westbrook among growing trend of graduate transfers

Sports 03/22/19, 02:04

Anriel Howard's relentless rebounding and scoring have helped Mississippi State remain among the nation's elite women's programs. Simone Westbrook's savvy, passing and shooting are a major reason Clemson has become one of this year's surprise teams.The two veterans, who will both play in the NCAA Tournament on Friday, are part ...

McCowan has 25 points, No. 5 Mississippi State beats LSU

Basketball 02/28/19, 23:35

Mississippi State's 6-foot-7 Teaira McCowan deflected the LSU pass and grabbed the basketball. To everyone's surprise, she didn't look for a guard and instead took off dribbling to the delight of the home crowd.A few seconds later, she finished the layup and broke into a broad grin: McCowan was putting ...

Missouri’s Cunningham helps upset No. 5 Mississippi St 75-67

Sports 02/15/19, 09:32

Sophie Cunningham's scored a whole lot of points in her college career — more than 2,000 of them after Thursday night — but the senior knows when it's time to give up the ball.Driving to the basket in the final minute, Cunningham found Cierra Porter for a wide open 3-pointer ...

Hinson leads Ole Miss over No. 14 Mississippi St 81-77

Basketball 01/12/19, 15:31

Blake Hinson scored a career-high 26 points, Breein Tyree added 19 and Mississippi rallied for an 81-77 win over No. 14 Mississippi State on Saturday.Ole Miss (13-2, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) won its 10th straight game, continuing its surprising run of great basketball under first-year coach Kermit Davis.Mississippi State (12-3, 0-2) ...

Mississippi lawmaker apologizes after his latest DUI arrest

U.S. 12/21/18, 17:57

A top Mississippi lawmaker arrested for the third time on suspicion of drunken driving is apologizing for causing "embarrassment" to friends, family and colleagues.Senate President Pro Tempore Terry Burton told The Associated Press in a statement Friday that he would consider professional counseling.The 62-year-old Republican was arrested Wednesday in Starkville ...

Arkansas suspends DBs for socializing with MSU spirit squad

Football 11/21/18, 10:17

Arkansas defensive backs Ryan Pulley and Kamren Curl have been suspended for the season finale against Missouri for socializing with members of Mississippi State's spirit squad.Arkansas coach Chad Morris announced the decision earlier this week. Pulley and Curl were seen with the Mississippi State students before last Saturday's 52-6 loss ...

Trash-talking on hold: Egg Bowl rhetoric turned down a notch

Football 11/21/18, 08:01

Dan Mullen is gone. So is the Egg Bowl bravado.First-year Mississippi State coach Joe Moorhead will experience his first "Battle of the Golden Egg" on Thursday when the 22rd-ranked Bulldogs make the short trip to face Ole Miss in Oxford.So far, he's shown little interest in continuing the trash-talking gamesmanship ...

Fitzgerald leads No. 25 Mississippi St past Arkansas 52-6

Sports 11/17/18, 15:28

Nick Fitzgerald threw for four touchdowns and ran for another score to lead No. 25 Mississippi State over Arkansas 52-6 on Saturday.In his final home game, Fitzgerald had another big performance in a career full of them. He completed 9 of 14 passes for 127 yards and also ran for ...

Mississippi State faces ‘reality’ of disappointing season

Football 11/12/18, 18:05

Mississippi State's regular season has 10 days remaining and the schedule includes two winnable games against Arkansas and Ole Miss.But no matter the outcome, the Bulldogs' season has fallen short of expectations.This was supposed to be the year that Mississippi State challenged for its first Southeastern Conference championship in more ...

Mississippi State’s defense set to take on for No. 1 Alabama

Football 11/06/18, 18:05

Mississippi State's first-year coach Joe Moorhead has developed a routine during his weekly news conference: He introduces the next opponent and then talks in length about the matchup.This week's subject was No. 1 Alabama."Obviously, a lot of this goes without saying," Moorhead said with a hint of a grin. "But ...

Fitzgerald throws 4 TDs, Mississippi St beats La Tech 45-3

Football 11/03/18, 22:53

Nick Fitzgerald threw for 243 yards and four touchdowns and No. 21 Mississippi State beat Louisiana Tech 45-3 on Saturday night.Mississippi State (6-3, No. 18 CFP) didn't have much trouble, scoring 21 points in the first quarter of what quickly turned into a lopsided game. Fitzgerald completed 17 of 28 ...

Trio of traditional centers hidden jewels in women’s game

Basketball 11/02/18, 16:01

A broad smile creeps across Mississippi State coach Vic Schaefer's face when he talks about having one more season with his "Aircraft Carrier."It's one of his affectionate nicknames for 6-foot-7 senior Teaira McCowan. She is part of a trifecta of players who represent a rarity in basketball, whether in the ...

No. 21 Mississippi St hopes to continue momentum vs La Tech

Football 11/02/18, 08:05

The emergence of Mississippi State's passing game was a welcome sign in last weekend's win over Texas A&M.But it wasn't just the improvement shown by quarterback Nick Fitzgerald.The players catching it took a big step forward as well.Osirus Mitchell and Stephen Guidry both made important plays in the win over ...

No. 21 Mississippi State trending upward as November arrives

Football 10/30/18, 18:01

The combination of coach Joe Moorhead's offensive philosophy and quarterback Nick Fitzgerald's run-first reputation has resulted in a volatile mix through their first eight games together.It's been beautiful at times. At other moments, downright ugly.But the 21st-ranked Bulldogs are trending in the right direction after their 28-13 upset win over ...

Mississippi State upsets No. 16 Texas A&M, 28-13

Football 10/27/18, 22:58

Nick Fitzgerald threw for 241 yards and two touchdowns and ran for two more scores to lead Mississippi State over No. 16 Texas A&M 28-13 on Saturday night.Mississippi State (5-3, 2-3 Southeastern Conference) won thanks to an unexpected boost from its passing game, which was among the least productive in ...

No. 22 Mississippi State playing to its strength: Running

Football 10/16/18, 15:56

Mississippi State coach Joe Moorhead knows that senior Nick Fitzgerald can "throw a ball over a mountain."And like most quarterbacks, Fitzgerald loves to show off that arm strength.The problem is the 22nd-ranked Bulldogs (4-2, 1-2 Southeastern Conference) aren't particularly good at connecting on his throws. Fitzgerald is completing just 49.6 ...

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