Seahawks add some bulk up front to close out NFL draftApril 30, 2023 GMT
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — For the first two days of the NFL draft, the Seattle Seahawks seemed to tease their fans. With clear needs on the offensive line and defensive interior, Seattle chose a trio of skill players and a pass rusher during the first three rounds.
Commanders take CB Emmanuel Forbes at No. 16 in NFL draftApril 28, 2023 GMT
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Already boasting a defense that can wreak havoc on opposing quarterbacks, the Washington Commanders wanted to find someone early in the NFL draft who could take the ball away.
Smith, Moore lead Mississippi State over No. 25 Texas A&MFebruary 26, 2023 GMT
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Tolu Smith scored 17 points and Shakeel Moore added 14 as Mississippi State beat No. 25 Texas A&M 69-62 on Saturday.
Cameron Matthews had 11 points for the Bulldogs (19-10 overall, 7-9 Southeastern Conference), who held the Aggies to one field goal in the final 14 minutes and outscored them 34-18 during the same period.
Prescott pays tribute to late mother while accepting awardFebruary 10, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott used his platform as the NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year award recipient for an emotional tribute to his mother, whom he called his “moral compass” and his inspiration.
Georgia football transfer Thomas arrested on felony chargeJanuary 23, 2023 GMT
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A wide receiver who recently transferred to national champion Georgia from Mississippi State was arrested Monday on felony and misdemeanor charges.
Mississippi State pulls away from Ole Miss in second halfJanuary 7, 2023 GMT
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Will McNair Jr. scored a season-high 13 points, Tolu Smith added 12 and Mississippi State warmed up in the second half to beat Mississippi 64-54 on Saturday.
After neither team reached 32% in the first half, the Bulldogs (12-3, 1-2 SEC) shot 50% in the second, outscoring the Rebels (8-7, 0-3) 28-8 over an 11-minute stretch to go up by 13.
Mississippi St’s Arnett promotes Brock to DC, hires 2 othersJanuary 5, 2023 GMT
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State coach Zach Arnett has promoted Matt Brock to Bulldogs defensive coordinator and hired Chad Bumphis and Brad Peterson to his staff.
Penn State’s big plays lead to 35-21 Rose Bowl win over UtahJanuary 3, 2023 GMT
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — KeAndre Lambert-Smith had the longest touchdown reception in Rose Bowl history on an 88-yard pass from Sean Clifford, freshman Nicholas Singleton broke a tiebreaking 87-yard touchdown run, and No.
Mississippi St rallies to win ReliaQuest Bowl, honors LeachJanuary 2, 2023 GMT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Massimo Biscardi made a 27-yard tiebreaking field goal with four seconds left, Marcus Banks returned a fumble 60 yards for a touchdown on the game's last play and No. 24 Mississippi State rallied to beat Illinois 19-10 on Monday in the ReliaQuest Bowl in the Bulldogs' first game since coach Mike Leach's death.
No. 24 Mississippi State faces Illinois with heavy heartsJanuary 1, 2023 GMT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Mississippi State players and staff felt they knew what Mike Leach would want them to do following the Dec. 12 death of the Bulldogs coach due to complications from a heart condition: play in the ReliaQuest Bowl against Illinois.
Miss. State faces Illinois in 1st game since death of LeachJanuary 1, 2023 GMT
ReliaQuest Bowl: Illinois (8-4) vs. No. 24 Mississippi State (8-4, No. 22 CFP), Jan. 2, noon EST (ESPN2)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK COLLEGE LINE: Mississippi State by 2 1/2.
Shough leads Texas Tech over Ole Miss 42-25 in Texas BowlDecember 29, 2022 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — Texas Tech's first-year coach had a great day.
Joey McGuire got a new contract with a hefty raise before leading the Red Raiders to a 42-25 victory over Mississippi in the Texas Bowl on Wednesday night.
Sears scores 20, No. 8 Alabama beats No. 21 Miss St 78-67December 29, 2022 GMT
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mark Sears scored 20 points and No. 8 Alabama pulled away in the second half to beat No. 21 Mississippi State 78-67 on Wednesday night in the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams.
Black head coaches in FBS drop slightly heading into 2023December 21, 2022 GMT
Deion Sanders was the star attraction in this year's class of new Black coaches taking over major college programs.
Of course, he didn't have a lot of competition.
Sanders, who left Jackson State for Colorado of the Pac-12 Conference, was one of just three Black head coaches hired by Football Bowl Subdivision schools in the recently completed cycle for the 2023-24 season.
No. 17 Mississippi St. tops Nicholls, wins streak hits 11December 17, 2022 GMT
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Dashawn Davis made two clutch free throws with 5.6 seconds remaining and Tolu Smith had 15 points and eight rebounds to help No. 17 Mississippi State hold off Nicholls State 68-66 on Saturday.
Mississippi State hires DC Zach Arnett to replace LeachDecember 15, 2022 GMT
No. 24 Mississippi State is promoting defensive coordinator Zach Arnett to head coach to replace Mike Leach, who died suddenly of a heart condition earlier this week.
No. 17 Miss. St. beats Jackson St. 69-59, improves to 10-0December 15, 2022 GMT
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — DJ Jeffries scored 15 points to lead four players in double figures as No. 17 Mississippi State overcame some struggles and beat Jackson State 69-59 on Wednesday night.
Tolu Smith and Eric Reed had 13 points and KeShawn Murphy added 10 to lead the Bulldogs (10-0).
Mississippi State football coach Mike Leach dies at 61December 14, 2022 GMT
Gruff, pioneering and unfiltered, Mississippi State's Mike Leach was one of the most influential football coaches of this or any generation. His boundless curiosity and fascination for people, places and things made him famous beyond the field, a unique character in sports.
Remembering the Pirate: Reaction to death of Mike LeachDecember 13, 2022 GMT
Some of the reaction around college football following the death of veteran college football coach Mike Leach:
Study: Racial gap in grad rates drops again for bowl teamsDecember 7, 2022 GMT
The racial gap in graduation rates for this year’s bowl teams in college football has declined again, this time to the smallest difference in the history of a study examining the data.
The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at Central Florida reported Wednesday that the overall Graduation Success Rate (GSR) for bowl-bound teams in 2022 has reached an all-time high of 83%.
Hall of Famer Croom: ‘Not enough progress’ for Black coachesDecember 7, 2022 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sylvester Croom had a Hall of Fame career as an offensive lineman at Alabama, and was among the first Black players to become a star and team leader under coach Bear Bryant.
Three decades later, Croom became the Southeastern Conference's first Black head football coach with Mississippi State.
ReliaQuest Bowl: High-flying Mississippi St vs stingy IlliniDecember 5, 2022 GMT
No. 22 Mississippi State (8-4, SEC) vs. Illinois (8-4, Big Ten), Jan. 2, noon EST, ESPN2
Kiffin plans to return; No. 20 Ole Miss falls to BulldogsNovember 25, 2022 GMT
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State coach Mike Leach admitted the Egg Bowl series with Ole Miss ranks among the nation’s elite rivalries in unpredictability.
“Both sides let the other think they’d won it,” Leach said.
No. 20 Ole Miss goes for 3 in row against Mississippi StateNovember 23, 2022 GMT
Lane Kiffin normally isn't one to mince words, but his description of the Egg Bowl is definitely on the diplomatic side.
Iron Bowl still stands out, even without CFP implicationsNovember 23, 2022 GMT
A look at Week 13 in the Southeastern Conference:
GAME OF THE WEEK
Auburn (5-6, 2-5) at No. 8 Alabama (9-2, 5-2, No. 8 CFP) .
No. 20 Mississippi, Miss. State face off in Egg Bowl rivalryNovember 23, 2022 GMT
Mississippi State (7-4, 3-4 SEC) at No. 20 Mississippi (8-3, 4-3, No. 20 CFP), Thursday, 7 p.m. EST (ESPN)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK COLLEGE LINE: Ole Miss by 2 1/2
Mississippi St. sets records, blasts East Tennessee St. 56-7November 20, 2022 GMT
Starkville, Miss. (AP) — On a chilly Saturday in Starkville, Miss., less than a week away from the Battle for the Golden Egg against rival Ole Miss, Mississippi State just needed to make it through healthy and with a win vs.
Mississippi St looks to bounce back vs. FCS E. Tennessee StNovember 17, 2022 GMT
East Tennessee State (3-7) at Mississippi State (6-4), Saturday, 12 p.m. EST (ESPN+)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK COLLEGE LINE: No line.
No. 1 Georgia eyes 2nd perfect SEC record in row at KentuckyNovember 17, 2022 GMT
No. 1 Georgia (10-0, 7-0 SEC, No. 1 CFP) at Kentucky (6-4, 3-4), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. EST (CBS)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK COLLEGE LINE: Georgia by 22 1/2.
No. 2 Ohio State stays unbeaten with 56-14 rout of IndianaNovember 13, 2022 GMT
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Miyan Williams rushed for 147 yards and a touchdown before leaving with an injury late in the first half, C.J Stroud threw five TD passes and No. 2 Ohio State buried Indiana 56-14 on Saturday.
Top-ranked Georgia cruises to 45-19 win at Mississippi StateNovember 13, 2022 GMT
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — No. 1 Georgia is going to the SEC championship game.
Stetson Bennett and company just keep rolling along.
Bennett threw for three touchdowns, and undefeated Georgia beat Mississippi State 45-19 on Saturday night.
No. 1 Georgia looks to avoid letdown vs. Mississippi StateNovember 10, 2022 GMT
No. 1 Georgia (9-0, 6-0 SEC, No. 1 CFP) at Mississippi State (6-3, 3-3), Saturday, 7 p.m. EST (ESPN)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK COLLEGE LINE: Georgia by 16 1/2
No. 1 Georgia seeks strong SEC follow-up at Miss StateNovember 10, 2022 GMT
Neither top-ranked Georgia nor coach Kirby Smart buy the notion that their toughest test is behind them.
The challenges never really stop for Smart's Bulldogs (9-0, 6-0 Southeastern Conference) — the target is always there as defending national champions and being No.
SEC: Border rivals Alabama, Mississippi meet in West matchupNovember 10, 2022 GMT
A look at Week 11 in the Southeastern Conference:
GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 10 Alabama (7-2, 4-2, No. 9 CFP) at No. 11 Mississippi (8-1, 4-1, No. 11 CFP).
Mississippi State tops Auburn 39-33 in overtimeNovember 6, 2022 GMT
STARKVILLE, Miss (AP) — A year ago, Auburn had a 28-3 lead in the first half against Mississippi State only to see the Bulldogs make a stunning comeback. Saturday’s rematch was playing out the same way in reverse.
Auburn rebooting with interim coach against Mississippi StNovember 3, 2022 GMT
Auburn (3-5, 1-4 SEC) at Mississippi State (5-3, 2-3), Saturday, 7:30 p.m. EDT (ESPN2)
Line: Mississippi State by 12 1/2 according to FanDuel.com Sportsbook.
Fired Auburn coach Bryan Harsin ‘incredibly disappointed’November 1, 2022 GMT
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Former Auburn coach Bryan Harsin released a statement a day after getting fired amid his second season expressing disappointment while praising the team for staying together “in the face of considerable challenges and outside noise.”
Auburn hires ex-Mississippi State athletic director CohenOctober 31, 2022 GMT
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn named former Mississippi State athletic director John Cohen to the same position on Monday, charging him with hiring a new football coach.
No. 1 UGA begins stretch run vs Florida in ‘Cocktail Party’October 27, 2022 GMT
Florida (4-3, 1-3 SEC) vs. No. 1 Georgia (7-0, 4-0), Saturday in Jacksonville, Florida, 3:30 p.m. EDT (CBS).
Line: Georgia by 22 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
AP Top 25: LSU re-enters at No. 18 ahead of visit from ’BamaOctober 23, 2022 GMT
LSU re-entered The Associated Press College Football poll at No. 18 on Sunday and No. 25 South Carolina earned a ranking for the first time in four seasons.
The first six teams in the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank held their spots after either winning and not playing this past weekend.
No. 6 Alabama’s defense stymies No. 24 MSU, 30-6October 23, 2022 GMT
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s defense came one play from a shutout a week after losing in a shootout.
It wasn't quite good enough for the sixth-ranked Crimson Tide's defense.
Bryce Young passed for 249 yards and two touchdowns and Alabama's defense continued its domination of No.
No. 6 Alabama, No. 24 Mississippi State meet on the reboundOctober 20, 2022 GMT
Alabama was coming off a road loss on an end-of-game field goal entering the last Mississippi State game, too.
No. 6 Alabama hosts No. 24 Mississippi State after lossOctober 20, 2022 GMT
No. 24 Mississippi State (5-2, 2-2 SEC) at No. 6 Alabama (6-1, 3-1), Saturday, 7 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Line: Alabama by 21, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
What To Watch: No. 9 faces No. 10 Oregon in Kelly’s returnOctober 20, 2022 GMT
UCLA coach Chip Kelly is facing his former school this weekend.
Never have the stakes been this high.
No. 9 UCLA plays at No. 10 Oregon this Saturday in a game that will likely narrow the Pac-12's College Football Playoff chances to two teams.
No. 6 Alabama, No. 24 Mississippi St each seek SEC reboundsOctober 20, 2022 GMT
A look at Week 8 in the Southeastern Conference:
GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 6 Alabama (6-1, 3-1 SEC) hosts No. 24 Mississippi State (5-2, 2-2)
Mississippi State freshman lineman Sam Westmoreland diesOctober 20, 2022 GMT
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State freshman offensive lineman Sam Westmoreland has died at the age of 18, the school announced Wednesday.
The school did not provide details in announcing the death of Westmoreland, an industrial technology major from Tupelo who would have turned 19 on Friday.
SEC East’s surge threatens No. 1 Georgia’s hopes to repeatOctober 19, 2022 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — Top-ranked defending national champion Georgia is far from assured of a return trip to the Southeastern Conference championship game.
With the SEC East making its biggest AP Top 25 power play since Florida's Steve Spurrier and Tennessee's Phillip Fulmer ruled the division 25 years ago, Georgia is facing a grueling series of games in the second half of the season.
Rodriguez’s 2 TD runs push No. 22 Kentucky past Miss. StateOctober 16, 2022 GMT
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Challenged by Mark Stoops to do better, No. 22 Kentucky rebounded from a sluggish outing with a performance the coach knew it was capable of.
Chris Rodriguez Jr. rushed for 196 yards and two fourth-quarter scores, Will Levis returned from a one-game absence to throw a go-ahead touchdown pass and the Wildcats topped No.
Levis back at QB for No. 22 Kentucky vs No. 16 Miss. StateOctober 15, 2022 GMT
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Will Levis returned at quarterback for No. 22 Kentucky against No. 16 Mississippi State on Saturday a week after missing a Southeastern Conference loss to South Carolina with a left foot injury.
No. 16 Mississippi St., No. 22 Kentucky meet in SEC showdownOctober 13, 2022 GMT
No. 16 Mississippi State (5-1, 2-1 SEC) at No. 22 Kentucky (4-2, 1-2), Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET (SEC Network)
Line: Mississippi State by 4 1/2 according to FanDuel.com Sportsbook.
No. 16 Mississippi State aims to stay hot vs No. 22 KentuckyOctober 13, 2022 GMT
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Mississippi State is playing its best football under Mike Leach with three consecutive lopsided victories sparked by strong play on both sides of the ball.
The No. 16 Bulldogs now aim to prove they can do it on the road Saturday night at No.
No. 3 Alabama-No. 6 Tennessee highlights SEC scheduleOctober 13, 2022 GMT
A look at Week 7 n the Southeastern Conference:
GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 3 Alabama (6-3, 3-0 SEC) at No. 6 Tennessee (5-0, 2-0)
AP Top 25 Reality Check: Good win? Bad loss? Resume checkOctober 10, 2022 GMT
Beating Oklahoma has been a way to get ranked in the Big 12 — which is odd considering how poorly the Sooners have played lately.
No. 22 Texas became the third Big 12 team in the last three weeks to defeat Oklahoma on Saturday and end up in the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank on Sunday.
No. 1 Alabama makes goal-line stand to beat Texas A&M 24-20October 9, 2022 GMT
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Jalen Milroe threw for three touchdowns in his first start and No. 1 Alabama made a final goal-line stand to escape with a 24-20 victory over Texas A&M on Saturday night in a battle of backup quarterbacks.
Rogers sets SEC passing record, No. 23 MSU beats ArkansasOctober 8, 2022 GMT
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Two seasons ago Arkansas came up with a blueprint to defend Mike Leach’s Air Raid offense.
A three-man front with eight players dropping in coverage made for a rough night for the Mississippi State offense.
No. 23 Mississippi State hosts struggling Arkansas in SECOctober 6, 2022 GMT
Arkansas (3-2, 1-2 SEC) at No. 23 Mississippi State (4-1, 1-1), Saturday, noon ET (SEC)
Line: Mississippi State by 9 1/2 according to FanDuel.com Sportsbook
No. 23 Mississippi St looks to keep rolling vs ArkansasOctober 6, 2022 GMT
Mike Leach says he doesn’t care about the rankings, just the results.
That No. 23 Mississippi State is ranked for the first time this season is a good indicator of how the Bulldogs are playing.
SEC West defenses making presence felt on field, in rankingsOctober 5, 2022 GMT
Seeing top-ranked Alabama firmly among the national leaders defensively isn’t shocking considering its steady influx of top talent and grooming under Nick Saban.
The pleasant surprise is having some of the Crimson Tide’s West Division brethren representing the Southeastern Conference as well.
AP Top 25 Reality Check: Reset welcome 7 new ranked teamsOctober 3, 2022 GMT
This was reset week for Associated Press college football poll voters.
A season-high 10 teams that entered the weekend ranked in the AP Top 25 presented by Regions bank lost. That included five ranked teams losing to unranked opponents.