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MSU Practice Report: Mississippi State’s Defense Feels Confident Heading to Alabama

By Brian Hadad | November 7, 2018

Alabama may have the best offense in college football, but that isn’t intimidating to Mississippi State, who have consistently dominated throughout the 2018 season. Speaking to defensive coordinator Bob Shoop on Wednesday night, it felt he had a lot of confidence in his group as they prepare to head to Tuscaloosa for a showdown with … Continue reading “MSU Practice Report: Mississippi State’s Defense Feels Confident Heading to Alabama”

Wednesday Practice Report: Luke Updates Injuries, Little Talks Texas A&M Defensive Front

By Brian Scott Rippee | November 7, 2018

A two-game road stretch awaits for Ole Miss, beginning in College Station on Saturday against a 5-4 Texas A&M team that has lost back-to-back road games to Mississippi State and Auburn. Ole Miss is winding down its week of practice and has done so with a limited Jordan Ta’amu, who is nursing a foot injury … Continue reading “Wednesday Practice Report: Luke Updates Injuries, Little Talks Texas A&M Defensive Front”

MSU Basketball: Ben Howland Set to Start His Most Anticipated Season in Starkville

By Brian Hadad | November 7, 2018

Mississippi State tips off its most anticipated season in years Friday night, as the Bulldogs welcome Austin Peay to the Humphrey Coliseum. With a team that’s ranked in practically every top 25, Coach Ben Howland knows all eyes are on him and his squad in what should mark the team’s return to the NCAA Tournament … Continue reading “MSU Basketball: Ben Howland Set to Start His Most Anticipated Season in Starkville”

T&L Extra: The Athletic’s Dane Brugler Breaks Down MSU’s NFL Draft Prospects

By Brian Hadad | November 7, 2018

This weekend’s showdown between Mississippi State-Alabama will have an large portion of the NFL tuned in to see some of the nation’s top talent. Brian Hadad talks with Dane Brugler, NFL Draft expert for The Athletic, to get his thoughts on the Bulldogs who have the scout’s attention.

Thunder & Lightning: Can Mississippi State Put Both Basketball Teams in the NCAA Tournament?

By Brian Hadad | November 6, 2018

Mississippi State tipped off basketball season this past week, and for the first time in over a decade, the men looked poised to return to the NCAA Tournament. Can they join the women in March Madness, and how good can Vic Schaefer’s team be after back to back national title game appearances? Brian Hadad and … Continue reading “Thunder & Lightning: Can Mississippi State Put Both Basketball Teams in the NCAA Tournament?”

Ole Miss Tuesday Practice Report: Corral Takes First Team Reps With Ta’amu Limited

By Brian Scott Rippee | November 6, 2018

Jordan Ta’amu was dressed out and present at practice on Tuesday, but did not participate in the team offensive session during the portion of practice open to media. Matt Corral took the reps with the first and second teams during that period. Head coach Matt Luke said on Monday that Ta’amu would be limited in … Continue reading “Ole Miss Tuesday Practice Report: Corral Takes First Team Reps With Ta’amu Limited”

MSU Practice Report: Mississippi State Looks For The Right Answers Against Alabama

By Brian Hadad | November 6, 2018

A year ago, Mississippi State grinded out long drives against Alabama in its 31-24 loss, as Nick Fitzgerald and Aeris Williams blasted into the Crimson Tide defense, keeping the game close until the final minutes. This year, Joe Moorhead and his Bulldogs are looking to find some big plays against Nick Saban’s highly ranked unit, … Continue reading “MSU Practice Report: Mississippi State Looks For The Right Answers Against Alabama”

Stronger Olejniczak Aiming For More Efficient 2018 Season

By Brian Scott Rippee | November 6, 2018

One of the names Ole Miss head coach Kermit Davis has frequently offered up when asked who has stood out throughout the offseason has been center Dominik Olejniczak. The seven-foot Drake transfer from Torun, Poland struggled to find any form of consistency a season ago, averaging just 4.3 points and 2.6 rebounds. Olejniczak struggled with … Continue reading “Stronger Olejniczak Aiming For More Efficient 2018 Season”

T&L Extra: What’s Dak Prescott’s Future in Dallas w/Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News

By Brian Hadad | November 6, 2018

Dak Prescott’s time in Dallas has seen its share of ups and downs, and now with the Cowboys sitting at 3-5, many wonder if Prescott’s days as the leader of America’s Team are numbered. Brian Hadad catches up with Cowboys beat writer Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News to discuss Prescott’s future in Dallas … Continue reading “T&L Extra: What’s Dak Prescott’s Future in Dallas w/Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News”

Ole Miss Monday Press Conference Notes: Ta’amu Limited With Foot Injury, Will Play at Texas A&M

By Brian Scott Rippee | November 5, 2018

The Ole Miss coaching staff has gotten a second look at the Rebels’ 48-44 loss to South Carolina on Saturday, a game in which the Rebels led by 10 points in the fourth quarter. Here are some observations Matt Luke and his staff drew from the film. Injury notes:  Jordan Ta’amu will be limited in … Continue reading “Ole Miss Monday Press Conference Notes: Ta’amu Limited With Foot Injury, Will Play at Texas A&M”