Dale’s Sideline View 10/15/18

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If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that’s a full day. That’s a heck of a day, You do that seven days a week, you’re going to have something special," said Jim Valvano, former basketball coach at North Carolina State, as he was accepting the Arthur Ashe Courage and Humanitarian Award at the first televised ESPY Awards in 1993. Valvano was in his final stages of a battle with bone cancer.   It has been 25 years since Valvano echoed those words, and it has been 50 years since one...

Dale’s Sideline View

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Many questions are being asked about how Kentucky upset Mississippi State. Were they looking ahead to this week’s game?  How did Kentucky dominate Mississippi State? One thing I can say is that Mississippi State was vastly exposed Saturday night. Entering the game, MSU was ranked second in the Southeastern Conference in scoring offense and defense. They did not play up to their rankings. The Bulldogs managed only 201 yards of offense in the game and only 51 yards in the final 30 minutes. They also allowed Benny Snell Jr. to rush...

Dale’s Sideline View 9/17

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Week three of the college football season is in the books. What did we learn? Mississippi State has a very good football team, and Ole Miss has lots of work to do. Mississippi State improved to 3-0, and with their lopsided win over Louisiana-Lafayette the Bulldogs moved up to #14 in the latest Associated Press college football rankings. Senior quarterback Nick Fitzgerald accounted for six touchdowns as he ran for four scores and passed for a couple others. MSU racked up 607 yards of offense as they scored on their...

Dales’s Sideline View

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It's finally here! College football 2018 begins this Thursday in Mississippi.  The key match-up Thursday will be the “Battle of the Sword” between Millsaps and Belhaven. Mississippi College will also be at home as they host Clark Atlanta in Clinton. Delta State will head to Stephenville, Texas, Wednesday morning for their Thursday game against Tarleton State. Mississippi Valley will make the longest journey as they head to the black hills of North Dakota. Alcorn State will begin their season in Atlanta Saturday morning against Georgia Tech in a game that will be televised...

Dale McKee Column 8/12/18

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The National Football League quarterback draft class of 1983 is still considered the best ever.  Three future hall of famers in John Elway, Jim Kelly and Dan Marino came out of that class. This past April’s NFL draft class has given us hope for the future since the 2004 class of Eli Manning, Ben Roethlisberger and Phillip Rivers are nearing the end of their stellar careers. This past weekend the NFL preseason began, and No. 1 draft pick Baker Mayfield of the Cleveland Browns gave their fans hope. The former OU...

Dale McKee Column 8/6/18

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Football season began last week as Mississippi State, Ole Miss and USM opened their fall camps. Mississippi State football made history this week as they were ranked No. 18 in the coaches Top 25 preseason football rankings. It is the highest preseason ranking since 1981 and the first time since 2011 (No. 20) that MSU will enter the season ranked. New Bulldogs head coach Joe Moorhead is not shying away from the preseason hype. “We look at the preseason polls and what people say about our team because we have...

Dale’s Sideline View

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“This is not a one-year wonder. We have built this team to last. I think you are going to see a team that continues to get better and better,” stated Atlanta Braves minor league scout Rod Gilbreath. The Atlanta Braves are in year four of rebuilding that started with their last playoff appearance in 2014, and Gilbreath has high hopes for this year and the future. Gilbreath was a three-sport star athlete at then R.H. Watkins High School in Laurel. He signed a football scholarship with the Ole Miss Rebels...

USM’s Sandlin Captures C Spire Ferriss Trophy

Jackson, MS. - (May 21, 2018) – Junior right-hand pitcher Nick Sandlin has been selected as the C Spire Ferriss Trophy winner for 2018.  Sandlin captured the award over four other finalists including Zack Shannon of Delta State, teammate Luke Reynolds, Mississippi State’s Jake Mangum and Ole Miss outfielder Ryan Olenek. Switched to a starting role this season by Coach Scott Berry, Sandlin responded with a great year.  In 13 games he compiled an 8-0 record with a miniscule 1.25 earned run average.  He tossed two complete game shutouts and...

Mississippi State dominates nominations with five of six finalists for 2018 C Spire Howell and Gillom Trophies

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  Annual awards honor Mississippi’s top male and female college basketball players Jackson, Miss., (February 26, 2018) – Players from Mississippi State’s men’s and women’s basketball programs received five of the six finalist nominations for the 2018 C Spire Howell and Gillom Trophies, which are awarded annually to the best male and female college basketball players in the Magnolia state. All three of the women’s nominees are from Mississippi State’s No.2 nationally ranked and undefeated squad, and two of the three men’s finalists are also representing the resurgent Bulldogs, who...

C Spire Conerly Trophy Nominees Announced

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For release 9am November 20, 2017     For Information: 601-982-8264 Jackson, Miss. (Nov. 20,2017) – Mississippi State quarterback Nick Fitzgerald and Ole Miss wide receiver A.J. Brown head the list of 10 finalists announced today for the 2017 C Spire Conerly Trophy, which annually honors the state’s top college football player. Each of the four year colleges in the state that play football select nominees for the highly-coveted award, which is named after College Football Hall of Famer Charlie Conerly, who starred for Ole Miss and the New York...