Archive - Dec 2013
The Mississippi State baseball program reached new heights in 2013.
After advancing to the College World Series in Omaha, Neb., the Bulldogs worked all of the way into the NCAA National Championship Series.
MSU fell short of the goal of the national title and finished second in the nation to UCLA, but it was still good enough for the best season of any team sport in school history.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. â€“ Dan Mullen hasnâ€™t had a losing season at Mississippi State since his first year directing the Bulldogs.
MSU finished 5-7 in 2009, but rattled off three-straight winning seasons and three bowl appearances.
It took the Mississippi State Bulldogs a little while to get things back in gear Monday night.
Once the Bulldogs shook off some holiday rust, they showed why they have won 13 out of 14 games so far this season.
MSU went on a 12-0 run to open the second half and ended up defeating the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devilettes 98-58 at Humphrey Coliseum.
Elizabeth Louise Rhodes Patterson, 89, passed away on December 29, 2013 at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville, MS. Â She was born in High Point, MS to Homer and Elva Horton Rhodes. Â She was a homemaker and life time member of Longview Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie Patterson; and daughter, Ann Patterson.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. â€“ P.J. Jones has spent the better part of this season trying to play through pain.
The MSU junior defensive lineman injured his foot in just the second practice that was held in August getting ready for the season. He has battled through that pain ever since.
It may have been called the Sun Bowl, but it could have very easily been called the Fog Bowl in 1974.
In only the fourth-ever bowl appearance for Mississippi State, quarterback Rockey Felker led the Bulldogs to El Paso, Texas, against the North Carolina Tar Heels.
Both teams had to deal with a rising fog that developed across the field in the first half.
A few years ago Starkville High had the idea to host a holiday tournament.
From that idea was born the Travis Outlaw Slam Dunk at the Hump.
It has been three years since the first tournament was held and in that time, the event has been nothing but success.
The break is over for the Mississippi State women's basketball team.
On the day after Christmas, the Bulldogs returned to coach Vic Schaefer a little sluggish so they had to get back in shape a bit.
It was a sweet sweep for the Starkville Yellowjackets at the Travis Outlaw Slam Dunk at the Hump Christmas Classic.
The term "three up and three down" usually pertains to three consecutive outs recorded during an inning of a baseball game.