School reports LAS VEGAS – Victoria Vivians led the way with 20 points as No. 21 Mississippi State beat Miami (Ohio) 68-42 Sunday in its final game of the Holiday Hoops Classic. The Bulldogs, off to the best start in school history, improved to 14-0. They enter their Christmas break as one of seven unbeatens […]

STARKVILLE The loss of Geoff Collins as defensive coordinator stung Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen. Not because the Bulldogs are facing a treacherous triple option offense like Georgia Tech’s in the Orange Bowl or that replacing a coach is unfamiliar territory. Collins’ departure hurt because so much of the marketing of MSU’s “psycho defense” […]

USC Upstate guard Fred Miller blocks a shot at the basket by Mississippi State guard Craig Sword in the first half. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal JACKSON – Mississippi State coach Rick Ray hoped to stop the bleeding following the Bulldogs’ home loss to Arkansas State on Wednesday. But Saturday’s 53-51 loss to South Carolina-Upstate at the Mississippi Coliseum cut even deeper and marked MSU’s fifth consecutive loss. “Against USC-Upstate our guys made a concerted effort […]

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal No. 21 Mississippi State takes on Illinois-Chicago at 9:30 p.m. CT as part of the Las Vegas Holiday Hoops Classic. The Bulldogs are off to the best start in school history at 12-0 and are coming off a 66-51 comeback victory at Louisiana-Lafayette on Wednesday. MSU tops the SEC in […]

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen does not expect to have a defensive coordinator hired before the Bulldogs play in the Orange Bowl in Miami on Dec. 31. Mullen lost Geoff Collins on Tuesday after the fourth-year linebackers coach and defensive coordinator left for the same position at Florida. […]

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Every week, the hosts of the weekday Supertalk Mississippi show “Head to Head” will answer a question exclusively for Daily Journal readers. Oxford native Richard Cross is also part of the new SEC Network broadcast team, while Matt Wyatt is former MSU quarterback and the color man for Bulldogs’ football broadcasts. Email your questions to […]

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Last week, Mississippi State’s J.T. Gray was named part of the Southeastern Conference All-Freshman team at linebacker. But as the Bulldogs began preparing for its Orange Bowl battle with Georgia Tech, Gray has found himself at a new position – in the secondary. The 6-foot, 196-pounder was a […]

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – There have been plenty of disappointing days during Rick Ray’s three years at the helm of Mississippi State. However, Wednesday night may have been the bleakest. Arkansas State entered the game with an RPI of 333 and had beaten just one Division I opponent all year. But the […]

School, wire reports LAFAYETTE, La. – Morgan William hit 11 of 14 free throws and scored 21 points to help No. 21 Mississippi State stay undefeated by beating Louisiana-Lafayette 66-51 on Wednesday. Mississippi State is off to its best start in school history after its 12th consecutive win. It’s the first time the Bulldogs have […]