STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State has added Penn State transfer quarterback Tommy Stevens to its football team.
The 6-foot-5, 240-pound Stevens was Trace McSorley's backup on the...
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — An Indiana man wanted for murder has been arrested in Mississippi.
Local news outlets report 34-year-old James Dodson was arrested Thursday by the U.S. marshals in...
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Children at Overstreet Elementary School have a coop of new responsibilities outside the school.
VIVA Fifth Grade Art Teacher Niki Mulrooney proposed the idea of a...
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — The leader of Mississippi's National Guard is addressing graduates at Mississippi State University.
Maj. Gen. Janson "Durr" Boyles, the National Guard's adjutant...
Suit settled over road manager’s treatment of ex-worker
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A confidential settlement has been reached in a lawsuit by a former county road employee in Mississippi who accused his manager of making racist comments. Both men are...
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A former parks and recreation director for a Mississippi city has pleaded guilty for his part in a fraud case that saw multiple former parks employees and contractors...
Coach Moorhead puts focus on Mississippi State’s offense
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — 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...
Guards told people to leave bar during tornado warning
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A ruckus broke out in a Mississippi college town as security guards yelled at people to leave a bar during a tornado warning.
The Latest: Mississippi university escapes storm damage
DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on a powerful storm system moving through the southern United States (all times local):
Officials say there's some debris from a possible tornado...
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A developer wants to build commercial property and condominiums on the site of a northeast Mississippi home built in 1850.
Mississippi State senior named Truman Scholar
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi State University senior is winning a Truman Scholarship.
Mississippi State says Alicia Brown of Petal, an honors student majoring in chemical...
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.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Two of the three Republican candidates for Mississippi governor agreed on many points during the first debate of the 2019 campaign season, each saying he would make a...
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on a Republican gubernatorial debate in Mississippi (all times local):
Two of the three Republicans running for Mississippi governor say...
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — 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...
McCowan leads Mississippi St over Clemson 85-61 in NCAAs
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Teaira McCowan could feel the Clemson defense wearing down and the 6-foot-7 senior sensed the weakness immediately, carving out perfect position under the...
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State's NCAA Tournament opener was the typical No. 1 seed vs. No. 16 seed romp. The Bulldogs scored 37 points in the first quarter, 6-foot-7 Teaira McCowan...
No. 1 seed Mississippi St beats Southern 103-46 in NCAAs
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — In the waning seconds of the third quarter during a lopsided game, Mississippi State point guard Jazzmun Holmes made one final good decision, whipping the ball to her...
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Danielle Edwards endured three straight years of a lot of losses before finally getting a chance to play in the Big Dance. With every 3-pointer that splashed through the...
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — 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...
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State has earned a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year and is now trying to embark on a third straight trip to the national...
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Lamar Peters had 21 points and Quinndary Weatherspoon added 20 as Mississippi State defeated Texas A&M 92-81 on Saturday.
Weatherspoon, Miss. St. host A&M
Texas A&M (13-16, 6-11) vs. Mississippi State (21-9, 9-8)
Humphrey Coliseum, Starkville, Mississippi; Saturday, 2 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Two guards will be on display as Savion Flagg...
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — 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...
Carter’s 22 points lead Mississippi St over Missouri 68-49
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Tyson Carter came to Mississippi State two years ago as a super-skinny shooter who coach Ben Howland hoped would grow — literally and figuratively — into a larger role on...
Miss. St. looks for home win vs Mizzou
Missouri (12-14, 3-11) vs. Mississippi State (20-7, 8-6)
Humphrey Coliseum, Starkville, Mississippi; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Mississippi State looks for its fourth straight...
Mississippi State University kicker arrested on DUI charges
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi college football kicker has been arrested on DUI charges.
News outlets report that Mississippi State University kicker Jace Christmann was arrested...
McCowan leads No. 6 Mississippi St. over Vanderbilt, 86-70
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State endured another Southeastern Conference test on Sunday, this time against one of the teams at the bottom of the league standings.
Perry’s 21 points lead Mississippi St over S Carolina 76-61
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Reggie Perry fought through two defenders in the final minute to finish a layup and draw the foul, flexing his right bicep as he strolled toward the free throw line for...
Miss. St. seeks revenge on S. Carolina
South Carolina (14-12, 9-4) vs. Mississippi State (19-7, 7-6)
Humphrey Coliseum, Starkville, Mississippi; Saturday, 6 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: South Carolina goes for the season sweep...
Mayor: Lime going all-scooter, pulling out of Starkville
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A bike-sharing company is pulling out of a Mississippi market, and the mayor says she was told it's because the company's going all-scooter and the university there won't...
Bambi beware: Hunting could soon be legal in parts of city
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — It could soon be legal to hunt with a gun in parts of a northeast Mississippi city.
The Commercial Dispatch reports that Starkville aldermen may allow hunters to shoot guns on properties of a certain size.
The city wants to annex additional land. Some landowners opposed annexation because they use their land for hunting. It's currently illegal to fire a gun inside Starkville city limits.
Missouri’s Cunningham helps upset No. 5 Mississippi St 75-67
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — 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 with 41 seconds left to seal Missouri's 75-67 upset victory over No. 5 Mississippi State on Thursday night.
Porter hadn't scored all night until the big 3-pointer. Cunningham didn't hesitate.
Police: Man tried to pay people $5K to kill Mississippi man
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A convicted felon is accused of offering to pay $5,000 for the killing of a Mississippi man later found shot to death.
The Commercial Dispatch reports 27-year-old Henry Neal Jr. was arrested and charged this week with conspiracy to commit murder.
Newspaper sports editor accused of sexually assaulting minor
COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — The sports editor of a Mississippi newspaper is accused of sexually assaulting a minor.
Mississippi State cruises to 81-62 win over Alabama
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Lamar Peters embraces the role of the point guard and loves to be the guy who sets up the offense, distributes the basketball and plays great defense.
Scoring is secondary. But if the shots are there, he's happy to take them.
Peters scored 22 points, Quinndary Weatherspoon added 20 and Mississippi State beat Alabama 81-62 on Tuesday night.
NFL defensive line prospect Jeffery Simmons tears ACL
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons tore the ACL in his left knee while working out in Florida last weekend.
The 6-foot-4, 300-pound Simmons, a potential first-round pick in April's NFL draft, released a statement on Twitter on Tuesday. He said he was going through position drills while training in Boca Raton, Florida when the injury occurred.
No. 6 Mississippi St. pulls away late, beats Tennessee 91-63
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State lost to Tennessee three dozen times before finally winning its first game in the series in 2016.
Three years later, the Bulldogs are making victories over the Lady Volunteers a habit.
No. 5 Kentucky escapes with 71-67 win over Mississippi St
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Kentucky coach John Calipari said he took a few moments following Saturday's game to praise his team for winning its 10th straight game thanks to some gritty plays in a difficult road environment.
Then the compliments ended. It was time for the truth.
"If you want me to tell you everything's all good, it isn't," Calipari said. "I went right down to each guy. Not mean, screaming or cussing. I wasn't.
"But you're here because you want me to keep it real. Well, this is real."
Reid lifts No. 21 LSU over Mississippi St 92-88 in OT
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Naz Reid's decisive 3-pointer with 15 seconds left in overtime initially bounced high off the rim and hung in the air for what seemed like an eternity.
There was only one person in Humphrey Coliseum who knew what was about to happen.
"It was going in, without a doubt," Reid said with a grin. "I had confidence."
Man indicted in 1990 rape, slaying pleads not guilty
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A man has pleaded not guilty in a decades-old attack against two older women in Starkville, Mississippi.
The Commercial Dispatch reports Michael Wayne Devaughn pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of capital murder and sexual battery. He was indicted this week in the 1990 slaying of 65-year-old Betty Jones and rape of 81-year-old Kathryn Crigler, who died from her injuries.
Trooper charged in Mississippi crash that killed athlete
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi state trooper has been indicted on a manslaughter charge in connection with a 2017 crash that killed a former track and field athlete at Mississippi State University.
Local news outlets report Oktibbeha County grand jurors indicted officer Kyle Lee on Jan. 10 on a single count of culpable negligence manslaughter. He was released on $5,000 bail Thursday.
Man indicted in 1990 rape, slaying may face death penalty
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Prosecutors may pursue the death penalty in a decades-old attack that left two women dead in Starkville, Mississippi.
Mississippi man indicted for 29-year-old killing
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A northeast Mississippi man has been indicted in the 1990 killing of one woman and rape of another, after he was arrested in August.
Oktibbeha County grand jurors on Monday indicted Michael Wayne Devaughn of Rienzi on one count of capital murder in the stabbing death of 65-year-old Betty Jones and one count of sexual battery in the rape of 81-year-old Kathryn Crigler.
McCowan’s 33 points lead No. 7 Miss St over Ole Miss 80-49
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Teaira McCowan has been so productive for so long, it's almost taken for granted that Mississippi State's 6-foot-7 star will get a double-double every time she takes the court.
That's what made the senior's two-point, six-rebound performance against Florida earlier this week so shocking. Luckily for the Bulldogs, the poor performance appears to be an anomaly.
No. 22 Mississippi St rallies past No. 16 Auburn 92-84
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Quinndary Weatherspoon had one of his best games of the season when Mississippi State had to have it, tying a season high with 27 points in the No. 22 Bulldogs' 92-84 victory over No. 16 Auburn on Saturday night.
But the senior didn't want to talk about his performance, focusing instead on the team's overall stats like 51 percent shooting and 20 assists on 28 field goals.
Police: Arkansas men accused of defacing MSU bulldog statue
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Police say two former University of Arkansas students are accused of defacing a bulldog statue at Mississippi State University.
No. 24 Mississippi State routs struggling Vanderbilt 71-55
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Memorial Gym is not a pleasant place for most opponents to visit, something the Mississippi State Bulldogs know only too well.
That makes leaving with only the program's 10th victory in 57 games at the Southeastern Conference's oldest gym very special.
Quinndary Weatherspoon scored 17 points and No. 24 Mississippi State never trailed in routing struggling Vanderbilt 71-55 on Saturday night.
Mississippi State’s Bibby out for season with knee injury
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State forward Chloe Bibby will miss the rest of the season because of a left knee injury.
The school announced the extent of the injury on Friday. The 6-foot-1 Bibby fell awkwardly after pivoting during the opening minute of Thursday night's game against South Carolina, clutching her leg in obvious pain. She had to be helped off the floor and didn't return.