Mississippi State's players report to campus today with the thought of fall football on their minds.
On Thursday, the Bulldogs begin their month long training session gearing up for the 2012 football season. There are question that remain to be answered, but MSU head coach Dan Mullen feels he has the players to get the job done this fall.
It's now only one month and counting before Mississippi State begins the 2012 football season.
Only one month before fans from all over the state arrive on campus with cowbells in hand to support the Bulldogs as they host the Jackson State Tigers on Sept. 1.
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For Patrick Nutt, who was hired as the new Ackerman baseball coach last week, has a philosophy for the entire school and community.
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Monday saw the heat index soar well above the 100-degree mark, but that didnâ€™t stop the Starkville Yellowjackets from opening their training camp for the 2012 football season.
SHS head Coach Jamie Mitchell seemed pleased with first day of work for the Class 5A North Half champions, but quickly admitted the heat did have an impact on his team.
A 7 a.m. football practice is something some high school students don't tackle with a lot of enthusiasm.
For the Starkville Academy football players, Monday's first football practice of the year was something they were anticipating.
The Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers have an experienced soccer team coming back this season.
Starkville Academy soccer coach Robert Gardner has eight of 11 starters returning which helps in the chemistry of what's happening on the field and he likes the way preseason workouts have been going.
Starkville Academy was hoping for a good start to the season to give its young players a confidence boost.
The Lady Volunteers schedule didn't help and SA fell to the Oak Hill Lady Raiders 18-0 Monday afternoon at Lady Volunteer Field in the first fastpitch softball game of the season.
SA came back to win the junior varsity game 8-4 in the nightcap.