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Lewis dismissed from MSU team for breaking rule

October 3, 2013

Wendell Lewis is no longer on the Mississippi State men's basketball team a team spokesperson confirmed Thursday afternoon.
Lewis was dismissed from the squad after a violation of team rules. 

Former MSU baseball player found dead at home

October 3, 2013

The Mississippi State baseball family lost one of its former players during the night Wednesday when Dan Van Cleve was found dead in his Jackson home.
No cause of death was immediately known.
Van Cleve was the starting center fielder for the 1985 Bulldogs, a team that finished tied for third at the College World Series. He played for coach Ron Polk.

Jackets expect to play well on homecoming

October 3, 2013

Homecoming is surrounding by parades, specific activities and crowning of a queen.
Although those things are important and make homecomings what they are, they are centered around a football game – a football game that's necessary to win.

SA faces challenge against MRA

October 3, 2013

Starkville Academy coach Jeff Terrill is quick to say that Madison Ridgeland Academy “could be the best private school in the state” when it comes to football.
With a 4-2 record overall and standing at 1-0 divisionally, the Patriots certainly fit the bill.

Choctaw County enters region play: East Webster plays on road

October 3, 2013

Choctaw County coach Adam Dillinger considers this a new season.
When the Chargers start Class 3A, Region 5 play tonight, the slate is clean.

Home field advantage helps MSU to success

October 3, 2013

Having home field advantage in the Southeastern Conference can mean the difference between a win and a loss.
No one understands this more than Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen.
Mullen leads his Bulldogs (2-2, 0-1) into a home game with No. 10 LSU (4-1, 1-1) this Saturday. MSU is on pace to sellout Davis Wade Stadium for the 26th consecutive time.

Northwest Rankin, SHS coaches are good friends

October 3, 2013

Coaches become friends frequently in the business and there are times when they have to stand on the opposite sideline from each other.
One of those situations takes place for the fifth time Friday night between Northwest Rankin's Pete Hurt and Starkville's Jamie Mitchell. The Cougars head down Highway 25 to play the Yellowjackets at 7 p.m.

MRA wants to eliminate key mistakes against SA

October 3, 2013

With mascots like the Volunteers and Patriots, Friday night is shaping up to be quite the battle between Starkville Academy and visiting Madison-Ridgeland Academy.
Patriots coach Forrest Williams knows that is no exaggeration with the talent that Starkville Academy brings to the table.

MSU women comfortable at Old Waverly, win by 21 shots

October 3, 2013

WEST POINT – The Mississippi State women's golf team likes playing close to home.
That showed that this week.
The Bulldogs won the Old Waverly Bulldog Invitational at their home course, Old Waverly, by 21 shots. MSU junior Ally McDonald shot a final round 5-under, 67 to finish with a 9-under, 207, and claimed first place by just one shot over freshman Jessica Peng.

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