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June 2nd, 2015
Reaching the No. 1 spot nationally for five weeks attracts some attention and thatâ€™s whatâ€™s happening at Mississippi State these days in football.
Last yearâ€™s successful season was bound to make an impact on the Bulldogsâ€™ recruiting and itâ€™s showing already with a solid 2016 class already being put together.
Some fans have had some reservations about the projected $40 million baseball facility planned for Mississippi State, especially after the season the Bulldogs just experienced.
Many supporters have approached me in the last few months with concerns about biting off such a huge endeavor at this time while the results on the field have been subpar.
Both Mississippi State basketball teams got a boost on Tuesday.
It was announced that David Deets was hired as the new Director of Basketball Performance for both the men's and women's teams.
He takes over for Richard Akins, who retired in May after 33 years with the Bulldogs.
Dak Prescott is expected to have a big senior year.
The Mississippi State quarterback is coming off a record-setting junior campaign that saw the Bulldogs rise to No. 1 in the country for five weeks. He finished eighth in the Heisman Trophy voting after being in the discussion for most of the season.
Starkville Academy softball is in for a unique couple of years but excitement is growing for the program with the addition of Rob Barron as the new coach this year.
Coach Kayla Mosley isnâ€™t hanging up the cleats just yet, though, as she is taking a year of absence to do some promotional work in the Air National Guard.
The Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers are headed to the beach for a little bit of basketball.
For the first time, the Lady Vols will participate in the Emerald Coast Sports Camp's Girls Basketball at the Beach 2015 in Destin, Fla. The camp takes place June 7-10.
Starkville High School has always produced great athletes over the years, but the Yellowjackets are beginning to churn out even more than usual over the last few seasons.
With the class of 2016 now producing their share of big names, thereâ€™s a rising junior that will open many eyes this season.
The key to having success in any sport is understanding that hard work and determination will lead to positive results.
The Mississippi State Rugby Football Club, also known as MADDAWGS Rugby, has put that theory to the test over the past year and has benefitted from it.
The Hatley Lady Tigers showed Autumn Frost of East Webster the ultimate sign of respect during a Class 2A playoff fast pitch softball game earlier this month.
With runners on base for the Lady Wolverines, Hatley realized how dangerous the situation was with Frost at the plate.
Frost was East Webster's best hitter so the Lady Tigers took the necessary approach to keep Frost from hurting them.
With three-straight trophies in the case in Cumberland, East Webster softball coach Lee Berryhill knows a thing or two about winning games.
The third-year Lady Wolverine coach took over at the school and immediately brought home the hardware. A 20-2 season this year made him a shoe-in for the Starkville Daily News High School Fast Pitch Coach of the Year.