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  1. Report: Senior center Wendell Lewis dismissed from Mississsippi State program

    Oct 3, 2013, 6:20 PM EDT

    Wendell Lewis, Jamil Wilson

    In late June 6-foot-9 senior center Wendell Lewis was granted a fifth year of eligibility by the Southeastern Conference, a move that was supposed to give Mississippi State head coach Rick Ray some added experience in the paint in 2013-14. Lewis played in just eight games last season before fracturing the patella in his right…

  2. Scheduling improvements won’t occur overnight for the SEC

    Sep 13, 2013, 11:15 AM EDT

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    Last season was not a particularly good one for the Southeastern Conference on the basketball court. The conference went through one of its worst seasons in recent history, managing to place just three teams in the NCAA tournament field. While the struggles of the league’s premier program (Kentucky) didn’t help matters, the true culprit for…

  3. Mississippi State’s Jalen Steele suspended indefinitely

    Feb 9, 2013, 3:27 PM EDT

    Jalen Steele

    An already thin Mississippi State roster has gotten thinner as junior Jalen Steele was suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules, the school announced Saturday. Steele, a native of Knoxville, Tenn., has been a constant amidst all of the changes in Starkville, but now must sit on the sidelines for an indeterminate amount of time. He…

  4. Mississippi State’s Andre Applewhite out for season with knee injury

    Nov 6, 2012, 12:57 PM EDT

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    Mississippi State freshman wing Andre Applewhite will undergo season-ending knee surgery after tearing the ACL and meniscus in his left knee, the school announced Tuesday. Applewhite, a 6-5 native of Memphis, Tenn., suffered the injuries in practice Friday and becomes the second Mississippi State player to tear his ACL in three months after fellow Jacoby…

  5. SEC preview: Embrace the change

    Oct 26, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT


    Throughout the month of October, CollegeBasketballTalk will be rolling out our previews for the 2012-2013 season. Check back at 9 a.m. and just after lunch every day, Monday-Friday, for a new preview item. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To look at the rest of the Top 25, click here. For a…

  6. Mississippi State freshman Craig Sword arrested after police find BB gun in dorm room

    Jul 26, 2012, 1:03 PM EDT

    Craig Sword

    New Mississippi State head coach Rick Ray has had a setback on the court with an injury to Jacoby Davis, and now he must deal with an incident off the court. Craig Sword, a 6-3 freshman guard for MSU, was arrested last weekend for misdemeanor possession of a BB gun on a educational property, according…

  7. Loyola (Ill.), Mississippi State to commemorate 50th anniversary of ‘Game of Change’ with home-and-home series

    Jul 24, 2012, 12:47 PM EDT

    Game of Change

    Sports often have implications that reach beyond the playing field or court of competition, just as they did back in 1963 when the predominantly black Loyola University Chicago Ramblers took on the all-white Mississippi State Bulldogs in that year’s NCAA tournament. Known as the “Game of Change,” the Bulldogs defied unwritten rules that prohibited them…

  8. Rick Ray adds another at Mississippi State: Trivante Bloodman is a Bulldog

    May 5, 2012, 9:25 AM EDT


    Olney Community College guard Trivante Bloodman has signed with Mississippi State, Zach Braziller of the New York Post first reported and the school later confirmed. Bloodman, originally from the Bronx, N.Y., averaged 15.3 points and three assists per game this past season for Olney and becomes the seventh member of the Class of 2012 for…

  9. With Mississippi State departures and transfers, is Bulldogs’ APR in danger?

    Apr 9, 2012, 11:10 AM EDT


    With Connecticut’s final appeal to the NCAA struck down and the Huskies now barred from the 2012-13 postseason because of Academic Progress Rate problems, the once less-than-talked-about measurement is now firmly in the college basketball discussion. Mississippi State may be entering the rebuilding phase after the retirement of coach Rick Stansbury and, with a flurry…

  10. Fishing helped Sidney forget season on sidelines

    Oct 12, 2010, 5:16 PM EDT

    Renardo Sidney spent last season watching Mississippi State from the sideline, unable to play because of impermissible benefits he received while in high school. Doug Benc/Getty Instead, the Bulldogs finished 24-12 and just missed the NCAA tournament. The 6-10, 285-pound center stressed about the sitting as his weight ballooned (he hit 312 pounds) and he…

  11. NCAA takes mercy on Dee Bost

    Sep 29, 2010, 7:42 PM EDT

    Dee Bost’s boneheaded move won’t cost him the 2010-11 season. Just a good chunk of it. Rogelio V. Solis/AP When the Mississippi State guard declared for the 2010 NBA draft, he somehow forgot or misremembered the May 8 early withdrawal date. So the junior pleaded his case – pleading forgetfulness – and the NCAA showed…

  12. Sidney speaks out — and he's motivated

    Aug 10, 2010, 5:24 PM EDT

    Mississippi State had high hopes for Renardo Sidney last season. A dynamic post player, Sidney was supposed to pair with Jarvis Varnado and help the Bulldogs make a run at the Final Four. Didn’t happen. The NCAA, despite multiple appeals and pleas from Sidney’s lawyer, ruled him ineligible for his entire freshman season and 30…

  13. 'Real World' drama sucks in Miss St. forward

    Jul 31, 2010, 4:27 PM EDT

    Everyone’s got a favorite season of MTV’s “The Real World.” If they don’t, they’re either lying or never watched MTV. Even then, it’s hard not to have a favorite. I was always partial to Season 3 (San Fran) and Season 9 (New Orleans). Loved watching Puck make a fool of himself and everyone do the…

  14. Guess they didn't teach that in school

    Jun 8, 2010, 11:09 PM EDT

    Dee Bost is either dumb or ill-prepared. Neither are a good sign. The 6-2 point guard is taking summer school classes at Mississippi State in hopes of playing next season even though he declared for the NBA draft and did not withdraw by the May 8 deadline. What’s that you say? Why would Bost be eligible…