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The long dog days of summer see many people in the south longing for the new college football season.
For Mississippi State fans, the wait is almost over, at least for practice.
The Bulldogs hit the field today for the first fall practice of the 2013 campaign.
"I'm very excited about this year coming back," MSU head coach Dan Mullen said in July at Southeastern Conference Media Days.
WEST POINT â€“ Aeris Williams is described by his high school coach as a football player who is humble, works hard and makes everyone around him better.
Those characteristics of the West Point High School running back will carry over to the camp of Mississippi State one day if the statement he gave Wednesday holds.
Starkville Academy's football team has been working throughout the summer to stay in shape and prepare for the upcoming season.
The team will kick it up a notch today as they enter two-a-day practices.
Mississippi State women's basketball player Candace Foster jumped at the chance to help at a girls camp.
Foster spoke on the final day of the Next Training Basketball Camp and told the campers the importance of keeping God first and working hard in everything they do.
When Dan Mullen took over the Mississippi State football program, his main goal was to win and win in bunches.
Heading into his fifth season, the Bulldog head man is continuing to build a program that is accepting winning more than losing.
Mullen has reenergized a fan base that hadn't had much to cheer about and given the Bulldog players a reason to work hard.
Tyson Lee may be a football player and a former quarterback for Mississippi State, but he still had a message to share at a girls basketball camp.
Whether it's throwing a football or shooting a basketball, Lee told the girls at the Sportsplex on Tuesday that it's important to use hard work to go after dreams and goals.
It's a little less than a month before the high school football fields in this area and across the state have the Friday night lights turned on.
There are only a few more days before teams hit the practice field for the first time to prepare for the season. Starkville Academy starts Thursday by the way.
Tuesday marked a series of firsts for the Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers soccer team.
Not only was it the first game of the season for the Lady Vols, it was their first time playing under new coach Cole Andrews and the first time taking the field after losing a strong senior class from last season.
One of the things that the Mississippi State baseball team did during their recent stay in Omaha, Neb., for the College World Series was visit the children's hospital there.
It made quite an impression on MSU head baseball coach John Cohen.
Starkville Academy will have a new coach to kick off the Lady Volunteers' 2013 soccer campaign.
Cole Andrews, a 2007 Starkville Academy graduate, will take over the reins for the Lady Vols, following Robert Garner's departure.
â€œIt's an honor," Andrews said. "It's a wonderful opportunity with a sport I really care about and love."