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  1. Howland completes first coaching staff at MSURead the original story

    Mar 28, 2015 | Commercial Dispatch

    One of Ben Howland's first promises when he took the job as men's basketball coach at Mississippi State was that he would "assemble one of the best coaching staffs in the country." That staff, Howland's first at MSU, was finalized on Friday.

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  2. MSU looks to build on historic women's basketball seasonRead the original story

    Mar 28, 2015 | Commercial Dispatch

    With those words Friday, Mississippi State women's basketball coach Vic Schaefer laid the foundation for the 2015-16 season. Coming off a season in which MSU set records for wins in a season and in the Southeastern Conference , Schaefer hadn't fully embraced the notion that his team was done for the year.

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  3. Prescott embraces return to football practiceRead the original story

    Mar 28, 2015 | Commercial Dispatch

    In what turned out to be an unexpectedly eventful March, Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott found himself at peace on Friday afternoon. After all, on the football field surrounded by his Mississippi State teammates as the Bulldogs went through their fifth workout of spring football practice, Prescott was home.

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  4. Finally, racing returns to Golden TriangleRead the original story

    Mar 26, 2015 | Commercial Dispatch

    For the first time in five consecutive weekends, the area will be treated to dirt track racing when Columbus Motor Speedway hosts the twice-postponed Winter Classic Saturday night. Despite light showers in the Columbus/New Hope area, the forecast for Friday -- open laps -- and Saturday are rain-free.

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  5. Current Bulldogs resembling 2013 baseball teamRead the original story

    Mar 26, 2015 | Commercial Dispatch

    STARKVILLE John Cohen has heard the comparisons between his current Mississippi State baseball team and the 2013 squad that reached the College World Series and played for a national championship. "We just don't have time to analyze it," Cohen said.

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  6. Humphreys emerges as MSU's hottest hitterRead the original story

    Mar 26, 2015 | Commercial Dispatch

    STARKVILLE Though an afternoon class had him running a little late for Mississippi State's Thursday baseball practice, MSU left fielder Reid Humphreys didn't have to worry about finding a parking space. There, just under the grandstand at MSU's Dudy Noble Field, was an empty space, with a small sign indicating that the spot is reserved for MSU's hitter of the week.

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  7. MSU's RPI still high as No. 3 Florida prepares to visitRead the original story

    Mar 26, 2015 | Commercial Dispatch

    This past weekend, the Mississippi State softball team lost a Southeastern Conference series to arch-rival Ole Miss and subsequently its first national ranking in six seasons. MSU checked in at No.

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  8. Our View: IHL Board would be wise to reverse Jones decisionRead the original story

    Mar 26, 2015 | Commercial Dispatch

    The Board of Trustees of Mississippi's Institutions of Higher Learning is no stranger to controversy over its long history of governing the state's eight public universities. Over the years, the board has acted to force the resignation of university presidents, which is the only position the board has authority over.

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  9. Browning on Business: Sno-cone business coming backRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 26, 2015 | Commercial Dispatch

    You will recall that late last year the popular snow cone stand, which stood for a decade near the intersection of 18th Avenue North and Old Aberdeen Road, was bulldozed to make room for an Ulta Beauty and Mattress Firm currently being constructed. Sno Biz will be located at 809 Alabama St., beside Ranch House restaurant.

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  10. Reports: Howland makes coaching moves, first offerRead the original story

    Mar 26, 2015 | Commercial Dispatch

    One of the first promises new Mississippi State men's basketball coach Ben Howland made to fans Tuesday was to "put together one of the best coaching staffs in America." Two days after Howland agreed to a four-year, $8.20 million contract, reports late Wednesday said he is making progress filling his staff.

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  11. Fan base welcomes new MSU basketball coach HowlandRead the original story

    Mar 24, 2015 | Commercial Dispatch

    The most electric atmosphere in Mississippi State's Humphrey Coliseum in months had nothing to do with a basketball game. With MSU's pep band playing at full throat and program dignitaries like Bailey Howell and former coach Richard Williams in attendance, a crowd of nearly 500 gathered on Tuesday afternoon.

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  12. Initial reaction to MSU's hiring of Howland positiveRead the original story

    Mar 24, 2015 | Commercial Dispatch

    A 19-year veteran of college basketball's coaching ranks, Howland went about his days in his native Southern California, yearning to coach but without a place to ply his trade. Two years after he was fired from his dream job at UCLA, where he won 233 games and led the program to three Final Four appearances in 10 seasons, Howland endured two seasons without blowing a whistle, without barking a command, without winning a game.

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  13. Though out, Bulldogs excited for team's futureRead the original story

    Mar 23, 2015 | Commercial Dispatch

    Martha Alwal lowered herself slowly onto the stairs outside the Mississippi State women's basketball team's locker room, while Jerica James slouched against a nearby wall. A 32-minute effort against a four-time All-American left Alwal, the MSU senior center, sore from the banging and bumping in the paint.

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  14. Bedeviled: Duke beats MSU to reach Sweet 16Read the original story

    Mar 23, 2015 | Commercial Dispatch

    The Mississippi State women's basketball team will have to wait until next season to try to put together 40 minutes on offense. While MSU's defense was consistent for most of the season, the Bulldogs offered flashes of what they could do on offense all year, particularly in the first 25 minutes of a loss to Kentucky in the quarterfinals of the Southeastern Conference.

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  15. Bulldogs salvage series finale vs. WildcatsRead the original story

    Mar 23, 2015 | Commercial Dispatch

    Sophomore designed hitter Reid Humphreys slugged a pair of home runs Sunday afternoon to spark the No. 20 Mississippi State baseball team's 12-5 victory against Kentucky in the final game of a three-game Southeastern Conference series at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

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  16. MSU fires Ray after three seasonsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2015 | Commercial Dispatch

    Mississippi State men's basketball coach Rick Ray was fired Saturday, 10 days after finishing his third losing season in as many years. The announcement was made by MSU Director of Athletics Scott Stricklin just before noon.

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  17. MSU baseball falls twice at KentuckyRead the original story

    Mar 21, 2015 | Commercial Dispatch

    A week after dropping two of three games to Alabama in the opening Southeastern Conference series of the season, the Bulldogs dug that SEC hole a little deeper this weekend, dropping the first two games of a series at Kentucky. MSU, which started the season at 13-0, has now lost eight of its last 12 games and is off to a 1-4 start in conference play.

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  18. Regional Notebook: Williams provides strong minutes off benchRead the original story

    Mar 21, 2015 | Commercial Dispatch

    It didn't matter Friday that Sherise Williams had played only eight minutes and had received a "did not play -- coaches decision" next to her name in the Mississippi State women's basketball team's past 12 games. With centers Martha Alwal and Chinwe Okorie saddled with two fouls eight minutes into MSU's game against Tulane in the first round of the NCAA tournament, MSU coach Vic Schaefer turned to Williams.

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  19. Bulldogs learn lessons from last postseasonRead the original story

    Mar 21, 2015 | Commercial Dispatch

    Nearly a year ago, Alwal had five points and eight rebounds in the Mississippi State women's basketball team's game against South Florida in the quarterfinals of the Women's National Invitational Tournament. Even though Alwal was more than disappointed with her performance, it nearly was part of what helped the Bulldogs extend their season.

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  20. MSU puts plan in place to hire new men's basketball coachRead the original story

    Mar 21, 2015 | Commercial Dispatch

    That decision came to light late Saturday morning when MSU Director of Athletics announced that the school had fired coach Rick Ray after three seasons. Hours later, the discussion had already shifted to MSU's next move.

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