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August 28th

MSU secondary to be tested by OSU offense

August 28, 2013

It will be baptism by fire for the Mississippi State secondary come Saturday.
The Bulldogs open the season against one of the better offenses in the country in No. 13 (Associated Press) Oklahoma State in Houston, Texas.
MSU lost several members of it's secondary from last year's squad including cornerbacks Johnthan Banks and Darius Slay.

Oxford's Hill hopes schedule a benefit

August 28, 2013

Most high school football programs don't shy away from scheduling tough non-division action early in the season.
Oxford is one of those places.
The first four games for the Chargers are against Jackson Prep, Starkville, East Side and Lafayette.
It's the hope of Oxford head coach Johnny Hill that schedule will toughen up his squad.

East Rankin Academy looks to bounce back

August 28, 2013

East Rankin Academy coach Matt Butts used one word to describe last Friday's 27-14 loss to Central Hinds Academy.
"Terrible," Butts said. "(It was) absolutely, positively terrible. We turned the football over three times and the defense did not play well at all. We just played terrible."

EMCC opens season at Pearl River CC

August 28, 2013

East Mississippi Community College football coach Buddy Stephens could certainly find a reason to be distracted if he wanted to be.
When the Lions travel to Pearl River Community College tonight to open the season, Stephens will be returning to a place where he was a two-year letterman on the offensive line (1987-88).

August 27th

MSU receivers confident: Lewis believes Bulldogs will be able to make plays

August 27, 2013

One of the biggest questions coming into the season for Mississippi State, was what were the wide receivers going to look like?
With just days before the Bulldogs kick off the season against the No. 13 (Associated Press) Oklahoma State Cowboys in Houston, Tex., one receiver feels very confident in himself, the receivers and the entire offense.

Buckner part of Astrodome history

August 27, 2013

The Houston Colt .45s got a new home in 1965.
The Astrodome was erected as the world's first multi-purpose, domed sports stadium.
The baseball team changed its name from the .45s to the Astros because of the Astrodome.
In that same year, Mississippi State traveled to Houston to take on the Houston Cougars in football.
The game was played at the Astrodome to start the college football season.

SMITH COLUMN: SHS, Oxford has the making of good rivalry

August 27, 2013

There's a little rivalry brewing early in the high school football season.
It's only week two and there's already a game on the schedule that has a chance to capture the interest of the two schools participating.

SHS powers past Choctaw County in volleyball

August 27, 2013

Starkville High School demonstrated the proper way to play volleyball Tuesday as the Lady Yellowjackets powered past the Chargers of Choctaw County in three straight sets 25-5, 25-18, 25-9.

August 26th

The kickoff for Bulldogs days away

August 26, 2013

The college football is not months away and not weeks away.
Rather it is days and just a few short hours away. 
Mississippi State's season starts this Saturday in Houston, Tex. when it takes on the No. 13 (Associated Press) Oklahoma State Cowboys.
Mullen and his team have been anxiously awaiting this game since the end of last season.

Starkville, Oxford play for Little Egg

August 26, 2013

A new tradition is starting to take shape on the campuses of Starkville and Oxford High Schools.
As the football teams at the respective schools take to the field this Friday night, it will be for more than just a regular season win. It will be for the Little Egg Bowl.
Mississippi State and Ole Miss battle annually in the college version of the Egg Bowl, or the Battle for the Golden Egg.

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