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Newman invited to NBA Draft Combine

Mississippi State’s Malik Newman has received an invitation to the NBA Scouting Combine in Chicago May 10-15. Newman declared for the NBA Draft but has not hired an agent, leaving a return to Starkville a possibility. “If it’s second round,

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Road Dawgs Tour: Vic Schaefer

Mississippi State women’s basketball coach Vic Schaefer visited Tupelo earlier this week as part of the annual Road Dawgs Tour. Schaefer spoke about his team’s successful Sweet 16 run this past season, broke down his signing class and his plans

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Road Dawgs Tour: Ben Howland

Mississippi State men’s basketball coach Ben Howland was in Tupelo on Tuesday as part of the annual Road Dawgs Tour. Howland talked about the importance Tupelo has to his program, the progress he made in Year 1, life with and

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Nine MSU hoopsters on honor roll

Nine Mississippi State basketball players were named to the Southeastern Conference Winter Academic Honor Roll that was released Friday by the league office. Vic Schaefer’s Bulldogs had eight players earn the honor, the most women’s basketball honorees among the 14

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Nevitt leaving Mississippi State

Kayla Nevitt has decided to transfer from Mississippi State following her sophomore season. (AP Photo/Gary McCullough)

Rising junior Kayla Nevitt is leaving Mississippi State after two seasons and intends to transfer according to a team spokesman. The 5-foot-10 guard from Houston, Texas played in 30 games this past season for the Bulldogs averaging 3.5 points, 1.2

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Bulldogs ink in-state forward Williams

Ameshya Williams

Vic Schaefer inked another in-state standout Wednesday as Gulfport native Ameshya Williams signed a letter of intent to join the Mississippi State women’s basketball team. The 6-foot-2-inch forward recently wrapped her senior season at West Harrison High School, helping Otis Gates’

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Datcher signs with the Bulldogs

Mississippi State took advantage of the spring recruiting period Wednesday by signing 3-star standout Elton “EJ” Datcher from Vincent, Ala. During his four basketball seasons at Vincent High School, the 6-foot-9, 245-pound center impressively played in 106 games, averaging 11.6

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Bulldogs hold awards banquet

Mississippi State players (l-r) Dominique Dillingham, Chinwe Okorie, Morgan William, Blair Schaefer, Breanna Richardson, Victoria Vivians and Teaira McCowan show off their awards. (Kelly Price/ Mississippi State)

Mississippi State celebrated a historic season and handed out team awards Monday night at its Hail State Hoops awards banquet at The Mill Conference Center. Victoria Vivians and Chinwe Okorie took home two awards each. Vivians was named Most Valuable Player

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Lovato leaves for Arkansas-Fort Smith

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Director of Athletics Dr. Dustin Smith has announced the hiring of Mississippi State assistant coach Elena Lovato as the university’s head women’s basketball coach. Lovato, a native of Albuquerque, N.M., succeeds former UAFS coach Louis Whorton, who retired

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Vivians earns All-American honorable mention

Mississippi State’s Victoria Vivians received an honorable mention on the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association All-America team on Monday. Vivians was also a WBCA All-Region 2 and first team All-SEC selection. She also received the Gillom Trophy, presented to the top

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Stapleton has another ACL surgery

Mississippi State sophomore guard Xavian Stapleton tore the anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus in his left knee on Aug. 17 which kept him off the practice court this past season. Stapleton had to sit out the 2015-16 season after transferring

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