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MSU women get win over Georgia

February 2, 2014

Mississippi State guard Jerica James never knows when her number will be called.
James knows she has to be ready whenever that time comes.
When starting point guard and senior Katia May picked up her third foul early in the second half of Sunday's game against Georgia, James' services were very much needed.

State may have found its leader in guard Ready

February 2, 2014

Mississippi State head coach Rick Ray has really lacked a leader in his first two seasons in Starkville.
No one really grabbed the role last season and this season there have been some who look like they could but never did.
The only exception to that notion is I.J. Ready.
The true freshman point guard was recruited because of his leadership abilities and it's evident when you speak with him.

Yates produces for West Oktibbeha

February 2, 2014

MABEN – One of the best basketball players in the surrounding area might also be one of the least known.
Listed among the young roster at West Oktibbeha is senior Kadarius Yates, who this season alone averages 26.6 points, 14.7 rebounds and 4.1 blocks per game.

Yeates delivers halftime message to area youth

February 2, 2014

There was a winner and there was a loser during Sunday night's Super Bowl in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
At the First Baptist Church Outreach Center in Starkville, everyone present were winners.
The church hosted a Super Bowl party and at halftime of the game, the group gathered received motivational message from former Starkville High School and Mississippi State linebacker Edward Yeates.

Super Bowl connection: MSU has finger print on big game

February 2, 2014

When it comes to the Super Bowl, Mississippi State has its finger print on it.
This season it will be no different.
A trio of Seattle Seahawks played their college football at MSU. Linebacker K.J. Wright, wide receiver Arceto Clark and defensive lineman Dewayne Cherrington are a part of the Seahawks.

SMITH COLUMN: Players make it to the pros under Mullen

February 2, 2014

The Dan Mullen pipeline to the pros grows with each passing year.
From K.J. Wright, who will start at linebacker for the Seattle Seahawks in today's Super Bowl, to Johnthan Banks, who enjoyed a good rookie season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Mullen has found a way to get Mississippi State players through to the next level.

Oswalt shares knowledge at MSU's First Pitch event

February 2, 2014

When Roy Oswalt was growing up in Choctaw County, there weren't many big league players around.
The three-time Major League Baseball All-Star is doing his best to be a staple in the Weir community and all around Mississippi.
On Saturday, he got another chance to do that.
Oswalt was the guest speaker at Mississippi State's First Pitch Banquet held in the Palmeiro Center.

State women host Georgia

February 2, 2014

Mississippi State women's basketball coach Vic Schaefer believes that his team knows and understands what to do when it sits and studies during a film session.
At times, taking what the Bulldogs have learned during that time to the court for a game has been a problem.
Schaefer said those issues come with a young and inexperienced squad.

Too much Self as SHS beats Southaven

February 2, 2014

It turned out to be too much Self for the Southaven Chargers to deal with on Saturday afternoon.
Dontavious Self scored 19 points and led the Starkville Yellowjackets to a 61-51 victory over Southaven at the Beehive.

Lady Jackets survive test in victory

February 2, 2014

The Lady Yellowjackets rose to the challenge Saturday afternoon with a 61-58 victory over Southaven.

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