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Newman will withdraw from NBA Draft

Malik Newman plans to withdraw from the NBA Draft but could be headed somewhere besides Mississippi State. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

Malik Newman plans to withdraw his name from the NBA Draft on Wednesday but that does not necessarily mean good news for Mississippi State. ESPN’s Jeff Goodman reported Tuesday night that Newman would not be entering the 2016 NBA Draft but

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Newman nears NBA Draft deadline

The deadline for Malik Newman's decision to stay in the NBA Draft or return to college must be made by Wednesday. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Today is the deadline for Malik Newman to decide whether to remain in the NBA Draft or return to Mississippi State for his sophomore season. The 6-foot-3 guard did not hire an agent and has the option of coming back

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Howland excited about the future

Ben Howland has been around the block in college basketball. Before arriving at Mississippi State this past season, Howland had stops at Northern Arizona, Pittsburgh and UCLA. Howland took all three previous programs to the NCAA Tournament including three straight

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Salter transferring from MSU

LaKaris Salter announcer her decision to transfer from Mississippi State. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Fan favorite LaKaris Salter is transferring from Mississippi State following her sophomore season. Salter announced her decision via Facebook on Saturday stating “I would like to thank God for giving me the opportunity to play the game I love, and

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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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