Archive - 2014
Although the scoreboard favored the Ole Miss team, both schools won during Wednesdayâ€™s 2014 Unified Egg Bowl, raising a total of $12,495 for Special Olympics college programs.
The Rebels won the 23-17 football game despite the 3-point advantage that the Bulldogs went into the game with from winning the fundraising challenge.
It's a stacked lineup.
Across the board, the Starkville Academy Volunteers have a solid defense.
â€śIt goes back to the experience these guys have,â€ť SA defensive coordinator Brad Butler said. â€śThey have gotten better each game. Most of them have been starting since their sophomore year and now they are seniors so they have seen about everything.â€ť
There is really no other way to describe the way Starkville Academy and Oak Forest Academy match up.
Both teams are run heavy on the offense with athletic quarterbacks, while possessing tight knit defenses.
â€śWhen you look at Oak Forest, you almost think you are looking in the mirror,â€ť Volunteers coach Jeff Terrill said. â€śWe have very similar offensive and defensive schemes.â€ť
"It could have been. It wasn't and now it is."
That's the way that Starkville High School football coach Jamie Mitchell described the situation where his team meets the Southaven Chargers in the Class 6A playoffs Friday night after originally having them scheduled in the regular season, then was replaced by Florence, Ala.
It's not easy becoming a head coach for the first time, especially in the Southeastern Conference.
MSU's Dan Mullen made the move from Florida where he was the offensive coordinator to Starkville to become a head coach for the first time.
Vanderbilt head coach Derek Mason was the defensive coordinator at Stanford before making the move to Nashville, Tenn., and the SEC.
It's time for this.
In the mind of Mississippi State women's coach Vic Schaefer, he wants to see where his team stands against one of the best teams in the country.
The Bulldogs get that chance tonight when the 16th-ranked West Virginia Lady Mountaineers come to town for the third round of the Preseason Women's National Invitational Tournament. The tip is set for 7 p.m. at Humphrey Coliseum.
Mississippi State head coach Rick Ray was hoping that Craig Sword was going to be cleared medically for the first game of the season last week.
The Starkville Board of Aldermen heard a brief public hearing on a potential changes to the cityâ€™s animal control ordinance in regards to allowing pets in cemeteries at the boardâ€™s Tuesday evening meeting in the City Hall courtroom.
Starkville police are asking residents of wards 1 and 4 to attend a public â€śtown hallâ€ť style meeting Thursday to share their questions and concerns to a department trying to build better interface with the public.