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D and Q lead MSU to a W

By JOEL COLEMAN sports@starkvilledailynews.com With a little bit of ‘D’ and a whole lot of ‘Q’, Mississippi State ended non-conference play with a bang on Thursday night at Humphrey Coliseum. MSU’s defense limited the University of Missouri-Kansas City to a 28.3 percent field goal percentage and Quinndary Weatherspoon had yet another fantastic game, leading all…

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Hankerson arrested again, no longer enrolled at MSU

By JOEL COLEMAN sports@starkvilledailynews.com For the third time in under a month, now-former Mississippi State defensive back John Michael Hankerson has been arrested. Hankerson was arrested on Wednesday by U.S. Marshals in Horn Lake in connection to a December 17th incident at Campus Trails apartments in Starkville. According to the Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Office, Hankerson…

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MSU’s Johnson named Houston’s offensive coordinator

By JOEL COLEMAN sports@starkvilledailynews.com The man who helped develop two of the most successful quarterbacks in Mississippi State history is leaving the program. MSU quarterbacks coach Brian Johnson was named the new offensive coordinator at the University of Houston on Tuesday. Johnson leaves after three years at Mississippi State in which he polished the abilities…

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Banged-up Weatherspoon has career night

By JOEL COLEMAN sports@starkvilledailynews.com If there was any question about it, Mississippi State’s Quinndary Weatherspoon isn’t a bit happy when he misses a free throw. After missing a pair from the charity stripe during the second half of MSU’s 85-76 win over Morehead State on Thursday, Weatherspoon immediately picked up a steal, advanced back down…

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Bryant perseveres through year of struggle and learning

By JOEL COLEMAN sports@starkvilledailynews.com No one had higher expectations for Brandon Bryant coming into the 2016 football season than himself. On the heels of a standout freshman season, Mississippi State’s sophomore safety even went so far as to switch his jersey number from No. 20 to No. 1 last spring to signify that he intended…

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Weatherspoon and Bulldogs roll over USM in Jackson

  By JOEL COLEMAN sports@starkvilledailynews.com JACKSON – Quinndary Weatherspoon struggled mightily for Mississippi State in the Bulldogs’ 67-65 loss to East Tennessee State last Wednesday. For the standout sophomore to get back on track, there was no place like home. Weatherspoon, a native of the Jackson area, returned to his old stomping grounds Monday night…

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After more rumors, Mullen insists he’s happy in Starkville

By JOEL COLEMAN sports@starkvilledailynews.com Like presents on Christmas morning, coaching rumors swirling around Mississippi State’s Dan Mullen have become a yearly December tradition. In his eight years guiding the Bulldogs, Mullen has at some point been either reported or rumored to be a candidate to take head coaching jobs at Miami, Georgia, Penn State and…