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Dan Mullen wants to win football games and eventually a national championship.
The Mississippi State head coach has high expectations every season, but there is one thing above all he wants to do.
That's help young people.
Mullen just welcomed 23 new young men into his football program after National Signing Day.
The first weekend of softball for Mississippi State was pretty close to perfect.
After the Bulldogs made just one error in five games, all wins, and outscoring opponents 43-3, coach Vann Stuedeman couldn't find much to complain about - except for maybe the weather a little bit.
MSU capped play in the Bulldog Kickoff Classic with an 8-0 victory in five innings over Jacksonville State Sunday.
Playoffs bring a new appearance for the Starkville Academy Volunteers.
â€śItâ€™s a little bit different this year,â€ť Starkville Academy coach Mark Alexander said. â€śItâ€™s a 10-team format instead of an eight-team format and so this is essentially a play-in game.â€ť
The University of Kentucky has been the gold standard for Southeastern Conference basketball programs for as long as basketball has been played in the south.
Mississippi State nearly knocked off the historic program inside Humphrey Coliseum on Saturday.
The Bulldogs threw everything but the kitchen sink at No. 18 Kentucky, but ended up dropping a 69-59 decision Saturday afternoon.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs can play basketball with any team in the country.
That is if the Bulldogs play and fight hard.
MSU has shown signs this season of being a pretty good squad.
The Bulldogs had a glimpse of that fight on Saturday against the 18th-ranked Kentucky Wildcats.
It appears that Utah quarterbacks coach Brian Johnson will join the Mississippi State football staff.
Coachingsearch.com reported the news late Friday night, but MSU hadn't confirmed the hire as of Saturday night.
A source confirmed that Johnson interviewed for a position on the Bulldog coaching staff on Thursday.Â
It didn't take long for the senior Starkville Lady Yellowjackets to make an impact on Saturday night's game against the Louisville Lady Wildcats.
Imane Montgomery hit the first two baskets for SHS and Blair Schaefer followed it with a 3-point field goal for an opening game 7-0 run.
Senior night at the Beehive was buzzing as Starkville sent out 11 of its athletes with an 83-39 victory.
â€śI thought we set the tone early in the game,â€ť Yellowjackets coach Greg Carter said. â€śWe really just got into them and dictated what the game was going to be like.
Starkville Academy and Lamar School could not have been more evenly matched Saturday afternoon.
After regulation ended, the teams found themselves deadlocked in a 2-2 tie.
â€śWe came out real well,â€ť Starkville Academy coach Cole Andrews said. â€śWe knew we could test their keeper early and that is what we did. Then we kind of relaxed and they came right back down.â€ť