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 […]

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Mississippi State and head coach Dan Mullen added five mid-year transfers to the roster for the spring semester. The Bulldogs signed three instate junior college prospects to national letters of intent while two early high school graduates inked financial aid agreements on Wednesday. Copiah-Lincoln Community College teammates Donald […]

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By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Mississippi State is preparing for one of its toughest challenges of the year, facing a Georgia Tech’s triple-option offense that is averaging 333.6 yards a game on the ground. That task is now even more difficult after the Bulldogs defensive coordinator Geoff Collins bolted to Florida to accept […]