Bulldogs stage huge comeback to top Vols

By JOEL COLEMAN sports@starkvilledailynews.com Mississippi State’s shots weren’t falling, Tennessee was rolling and the Bulldogs’ deficit was increasing in the first half of MSU’s Saturday game against the Volunteers. Down by as many as 19 points, MSU appeared left for dead. Turns out, these dogs still had some bark and some bite left in them.…

Mullen hires English as MSU safeties coach

By JOEL COLEMAN sports@starkvilledailynews.com Mississippi State’s defensive coaching staff gained a wealth of experience on Thursday when head coach Dan Mullen announced he had added veteran coach Ron English to guide MSU’s safeties. English, who has 20 years of coaching experience at the FBS level, replaces Maurice Linguist, who left the Bulldogs to join the…

MSU’s Graham arrested for DUI on New Year’s Eve

By JOEL COLEMAN sports@starkvilledailynews.com Mississippi State defensive back Jamoral Graham was arrested in Neshoba County on New Year’s Eve on a misdemeanor driving under the influence charge the Starkville Daily News has learned. Graham is scheduled for a court date on Feb. 27 according to court officials with the Neshoba County Justice Court. Graham’s arrest…

Mullen excited about MSU signing class

By JOEL COLEMAN sports@starkvilledailynews.com With a big smile, Mississippi State head football coach Dan Mullen stood at the podium Wednesday at the Leo Seal Jr. Football Complex. After months on the recruiting trail, MSU’s leader could finally proclaim that National Signing Day was a success. “It’s an exciting day for us,” Mullen said. “We have…

MSU’s Brandon Bryant arrested in Georgia earlier this month

By JOEL COLEMAN sports@starkvilledailynews.com Mississippi State safety Brandon Bryant was arrested earlier this month in Georgia on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, failure to maintain lane and possession of an open container the Starkville Daily News learned on Monday. All three charges were classified as misdemeanors. The arrest occurred in the early…

Free throws sink MSU at Alabama

By JOEL COLEMAN sports@starkvilledailynews.com TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Mississippi State did a lot of the things head coach Ben Howland likes to see when the Bulldogs battled Alabama on the road Saturday. MSU won the rebounding battle and limited the Crimson Tide to just 32.7 percent shooting from the field. However, it was the shots that…

MSU falls after near upset of Kentucky

By JOEL COLEMAN sports@starkvilledailynews.com In the hours leading up to Mississippi State’s Tuesday night showdown against No. 5 Kentucky, students formed a line that stretched from the door of the Humphrey Coliseum past the Palmeiro Center hundreds of feet away. A total crowd of 9,768 fans, MSU’s largest attendance this season, came with visions of…