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No. 2 LSU not looking past slumping Mississippi State

Oct. 18, 2019 8:01 AM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — No. 2 LSU and Mississippi State are heading in opposite directions this season. The Tigers own the nation's highest-scoring offense this season and has wins at No. 15 Texas and over No. 9 Florida on its resume. Slumping Mississippi State ranks 12th in the SEC in total offense and...

Mississippi State's passing woes hinder Hill's production

Oct. 17, 2019 3:34 PM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State's lack of a consistent passing attack is hampering running back Kylin Hill's production. With opposing defenses loading up to stop the ground game, Hill hasn't gained as many as 50 yards in either of the Bulldogs' last two games — steep drop from his...

Mississippi State's Shoop ready to face his former team

Oct. 10, 2019 2:49 AM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State defensive coordinator Bob Shoop will see familiar faces Saturday when the Bulldogs visit Tennessee. Shoop was Tennessee's defensive coordinator in 2016-17, the final two years of Butch Jones' coaching tenure. Shoop's son, Jay, is a walk-on defensive back for...

Mississippi State staying coy about QB plans for Tennessee

Oct. 7, 2019 9:15 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mississippi State coach Joe Moorhead says he has a pretty good idea which of his quarterbacks will start the Bulldogs' game at Tennessee. He's just not publicly saying who it will be. Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt isn't being quite as coy about his team's quarterback plans....

Police: Indian fire kills woman in Pakistan-held Kashmir

Oct. 7, 2019 5:46 AM EDT

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Sniper fire from India killed a woman outside her home in the border village of Abbaspur, in Pakistan-held Kashmir, a senior Pakistani police official said Monday. According to police chief Zulqarnain Chaudhry, the 45-year-old woman was killed on Sunday. The fire came from the...

Police block thousands marching in Pakistani Kashmir

Oct. 6, 2019 11:14 AM EDT

JASKOOL, Pakistan (AP) — Police blocked a march Sunday by thousands of protesters in Pakistani-controlled Kashmir who wanted to move toward the highly militarized Line of Control that divides the territory between Pakistan and India. The marchers are protesting the lockdown in Indian-administered Kashmir....

Mississippi State's Hill thriving amid increased workload

Sep. 26, 2019 2:36 AM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Something will have to give Saturday when Mississippi State brings the Southeastern Conference's leading rusher into No. 7 Auburn to face one of the league's stingiest run defenses. Mississippi State's Kylin Hill has run for over 100 yards in each of his team's first four games and...

Mississippi State's Stevens 'day to day' with shoulder issue

Sep. 16, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State starting quarterback Tommy Stevens' status for its Southeastern Conference opener Saturday with Kentucky remains uncertain after a shoulder injury knocked him out of each of the Bulldogs' last two games. Bulldogs coach Joe Moorhead described Stevens' situation...

Virginia raises banner, celebrates hoops championship

Sep. 13, 2019 8:40 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — More than five months after Virginia won its first basketball national championship, the school hosted a celebration Friday night, raising a banner to the rafters of John Paul Jones Arena as thousands of boosters and fans showered the players and coaches that made it happen with...

Mississippi State offense shows improvement under Moorhead

Sep. 12, 2019 2:52 AM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State's offense appears more comfortable in the Bulldogs' second season under coach Joe Moorhead. After ranking 10th in the Southeastern Conference in points per game (28.5) and yards per game (397.4) during the former Penn State offensive coordinator's debut year in...