Archive - 2014
College football offenses have morphed into spread, up-tempo, speed-type attacks.
Mississippi State uses a spread offense with a little bit of up-tempo sprinkled in. Head coach Dan Mullen perfected the offense when he was the offensive coordinator at Florida and won two national championships.
Dominique Dillingham may have only scored six points for the Mississippi State Bulldogs Thursday night, but her fifth and sixth came at a crucial time against the Louisiana Tech Techsters.
With No. 22 MSU trailing 77-75 with 2:07 remaining to play, Dillingham drove and made a layup to tie the game.
Starkville Academy is in the middle of a strong slate of home contests.
On Thursday, the Volunteers played the second of those games with one of the stateâ€™s best teams in Jackson Academy coming to town.
While the game was close for the majority of the contest, the Raiders pulled away just slightly in the final moments to claim a 52-45 victory in boys action.
Mississippi State University will host 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney at 6 p.m. Jan. 28 at Lee Hallâ€™s Bettersworth Auditorium as part of the MSU Global Lecture Series. However, Romneyâ€™s appearance is just the latest in a series of noted speakers from within the upper echelons of American leadership to appear at MSU.
A Holly Springs man is behind bars after a reported break-in Tuesday at the Pointe led to a vehicular, then on-foot pursuit along Blackjack Road.
Oktibbeha County Sheriffâ€™s Department Lt. Brett Watson said deputies arrested Raphael A. Woods, 23, of 150 Rust Avenue in Holly Springs on suspicion of burglary of a dwelling, burglary breaking of an inner door, domestic violence and felony fleeing.
The Greater Starkville Development Partnership (GSDP) has declared the 42nd Annual Holiday Bazaar held Dec. 3 and 4 at the Starkville Sportsplex a major success, with gross revenue growing by an estimated $20,000 compared with last year.
Jeff Terrill spent 35 years with the word coach in front of his name.Â
Now the time has come for a career move, but as he prepares to hang up his Starkville Academy headset to accept a position with Mississippi's Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the legacy he leaves behind is far more than that of a football Xâ€™s and Oâ€™s man.
It has been a pleasure of mine over the last four years to get to know coach Jeff Terrill.
Although we haven't sat down and had many lengthy conversations, I have been around him enough to know there are not very many men better than him.
Terrill has enjoyed success as Starkville Academy football coach and led the Volunteers to a pair of Class AAA, Division II State championship appearances.
The foundation was laid early in the season for Mississippi State's trip to the Capital One Orange Bowl.
Orange Bowl committee member Shawn Crews attended the Bulldogs' game against Texas A&M on Oct. 4. MSU was fresh off a victory over LSU in Baton Rouge, La., that leapfrogged it into the top 15.
The Bulldogs won that day 48-31.
A week after the regular season ended, Mississippi State is still receiving recognition.
Bulldog head coach Dan Mullen was selected as the Athlon Southeastern Conference Coach of the Year. It is the third award that the sixth-year head coach has won this year.Â
He was the Associated Press SEC Coach of the Year and the AFCA Region 2 Coach of the Year.