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Lady Jackets prep for holiday event

December 18, 2013

Kristie Williams says her Starkville Lady Yellowjackets team is really starting to come together.
“We are starting to gel more as a team and that is great because everybody knows Blair Schaefer and Imane Montgomery, but we also have other players who are willing to step up and do their part,” Williams said. “Sometimes they don’t have the same notoriety, but they work just as hard.”

MSU's Cunningham has fond memories of event

December 18, 2013

Mississippi State's Tyson Cunningham has fond memories of the Joe Horne Columbus Christmas Classic.
While playing for coach Sammy Smith at Columbus High School, Cunningham remembers the fun atmosphere that was created for basketball this time of the year.

Several SHS players receive various postseason honors

December 18, 2013

Starkville High School quarterback Princeton Jones was rewarded for the progress he made last season as he was recognized as the Quarterback of the Year in Class 6A, Region 2.
With all of the talent that can be found at quarterback in the region, coach Jamie Mitchell of the Jackets was happy that Jones was considered the best.

MSU defensive line has 'good mindset'

December 18, 2013

The Rice Owls haven't really been on the mind of the Mississippi State Bulldogs in bowl practice until Wednesday.
The MSU coaching staff finally started to put in some gameplan at practice and get the Bulldogs accustomed to the Owls.
For the defensive line, they came out with a good mindset and defensive line coach David Turner noticed.

State sent to line often during win

December 18, 2013

It is that time of year where charity is on the mind of a good many people.
The holiday season and Christmas brings out the best of people and many see it as an opportunity to give to others
The Mississippi State Bulldogs were lucky enough to on the receiving end of some charity Tuesday night.

SMITH COLUMN: MSU looking to get near 10-win mark

December 18, 2013

The Mississippi State men's basketball team will have a pretty good record by the end of the week if it can finish off a sweep of Sunshine State competition.
It was a start in that direction for the Bulldogs on Tuesday night as they defeated the Florida Atlantic Rattlers 78-65 at Humphrey Coliseum.

Young Bulldogs get plenty of work during scrimmage

December 18, 2013

Mississippi State enjoys utilizing the extra practices it gets with the participation in a bowl game on the horizon. 
The Bulldog coaching staff allows a good amount of younger players get reps that they don't get during the regular season.
On Tuesday, that process came to an end with a scrimmage at Davis Wade Stadium.

Choctaw County represented in Bernard Blackwell Classic

December 18, 2013

In 1950, former Mississippi State University football coach Arthur “Slick” Morton oversaw the beginning of a new all-star game in the state of Mississippi.
Flash forward 65 years, the game is now known as the Bernard Blackwell All-Star Football Classic and is set to be played this Saturday at Joseph Milner Stadium in Gulfport.

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