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August 3rd

SMITH COLUMN: Lady Vols will keep improving

August 3, 2013

The Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers have shown signs of playing good softball this season.
There have been some rough spots early and the weaknesses of the Lady Vols have been exposed at times.
The key for Starkville Academy is to keep the bad innings to a minimum and build on the good frames.

MSU's Townsend sets example for defensive backs

August 3, 2013

If you happen to be watching the cornerbacks at Mississippi State's open practices, you may see a coach doing pushups when he does something wrong.
First-year cornerbacks coach Deshea Townsend was running through drills with his defensive backs on Saturday morning, when all of a sudden he drops to the ground and starts doing pushups.

August 2nd

Young Bulldogs getting their reps

August 2, 2013

Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen has harped on how young his football team is with just 10 seniors on the rosters.
That may give some young guys an opportunity to step up and get a decent amount of playing time this season.

MSU's McDonald continues to see golf opportunities

August 2, 2013

Ally McDonald burst onto the scene this year with the Mississippi State women's golf team.
The junior will be playing in the U.S. Women's Amateur this upcoming week. 
The event will be held at the par-71, 6,488-yard Country Club of Charleston in Charleston, S.C. McDonald will tee off at 11:50 a.m. Monday and 6:50 a.m. on Tuesday. 

Sportsplex the site for SA Invitational

August 2, 2013

Starkville’s Sportsplex will be bursting with action Saturday as it plays host to the Starkville Academy Softball Invitational.
“This is the second year with the Sportsplex as the venue,” Lady Volunteers coach Kayla Mosley said. “They do a really good job of getting everything together and it is really convenient because it is easy to find.

August 1st

Practice brings excitement: MSU players back on field doing what they love to do

August 1, 2013

Dan Mullen was looking for one thing on the first day of practice from his football team.
That one thing was excitement.
The fifth-year Mississippi State head coach saw that Thursday on the practice fields and was pleased with the effort he saw from his Bulldogs.

Vols go fast, upbeat on first day of drills

August 1, 2013

Starkville Academy's first football practice on Thursday was on the light side as the Volunteers opted to go without pads in favor of simply shorts and helmets.
It's a tactic that certainly played into the fast and upbeat tempo which highlighted the return to the field.

SA loses decision to Pillow Academy

August 1, 2013

There are times in the midst of athletic competition that one team has to give credit to an opponent.
That's what Starkville Academy softball coach Kayla Mosley chose to do on Thursday afternoon.
After the Lady Volunteers gave up 13 hits and lost a 16-3 decision to the Pillow Academy Lady Mustangs, Mosley said it was an impressive offensive display by the visitors.

July 31st

Bulldogs open practice today

July 31, 2013

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's Williams wants to play at MSU

July 31, 2013

WEST POINT – 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.

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