Archive - Sep 2012
From the moment head basketball coach Rick Ray set foot on the Mississippi State campus, he knew he has his work cut out for him to rebuild a proud basketball program.
Void of veteran leadership, Ray began to cultivate Jalen Steele and Wendell Lewis into the cornerstones in which he would begin to build the program around.
Typically, the U.S. Navy selects one sponsor to christen each new vessel with a bottle of champagne, but when the time came to christen the USNS Choctaw County, U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus decided one sponsor was not enough.
Christina Jurusik wants Starkville and Oktibbeha County children to love reading as much as she does.
â€śItâ€™s my way of having fun (and) experiencing things I couldnâ€™t experience any other way,â€ť Jurusik said. â€śItâ€™s a way to explore and have adventures. If youâ€™re in a bad situation, itâ€™s a way to get out of it. It really helps if you have a good imagination.â€ť
At 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, The Starkville-Mississippi State University Symphony will fill the Cadence Bank plaza with the sounds of Dixieland.
â€śPops on the Plazaâ€ť will open the symphonyâ€™s 44th season under the direction of conductor and music director Michael Brown, head of the MSU Department of Music.
There are a few college football teams across the nation that can claim to be undefeated at this point of the season.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are one of those.
After Saturday night's 30-10 victory over South Alabama, MSU stands 4-0 for the first time since 1999 and moved up in both polls on Sunday.
Not since 1999 have the Mississippi State Bulldogs opened the season a perfect 4-0, but on Saturday night, thatâ€™s exactly what Dan Mullenâ€™s team did with a 30-10 win over South Alabama.
After a slow start, the Bulldog offense got going in the second quarter thanks to a LaDarius Perkins 44-yard scoring run to break the ice and give State the early 7-0 lead.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs needed to get refocused and ready.
At least that's the way analyst from ESPN radio saw the situation on Saturday morning.
After MSU escaped Troy last week with a 30-24 victory, there were many across the country that were anxious to see whether its newly achieved No. 23 ranking in The Associated Press and USA Today polls was deserved.
Mississippi State senior defensive back Johnthan Banks inched one step closer to becoming the career interception leader at the school Saturday night.
The former East Webster High School player is within one pick of tying the all-time interception record of 16 held by Walt Harris.
By MATT CRANE
Through the efforts of Mississippi State University Libraries and the Lyrasis Mass Digitization Collaborative, every volume of the universityâ€™s student-published yearbook is now available online.
From staff and wire reports
Mississippi State University President Mark Keenum says there is reason for optimism amid decreased federal and state funding for Mississippi universities and an investigation into the Mississippi Prepaid Affordable College Tuition programâ€™s financial solvency.