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The expansion for MSU's Davis Wade progressing

March 28, 2014

Mississippi State fans will be in for a surprise when they step into Davis Wade Stadium to watch the Maroon-White Spring Game.
For the past two years, Davis Wade Stadium has been in the process of being expanded and it is nearing the end of the construction phase.

Bulldogs have experience returning at cornerback spot

March 28, 2014

Mississippi State had many question marks about the secondary coming into last season.
There were going to be many new faces, especially at cornerback.
After roughing it out last season, the cornerback position returns with a good bit of experience.
Junior Taveze Calhoun finished off the season hot, as he has several interceptions down the stretch.

A VALUABLE PIECE: Alwal contributes to MSU's cause on defense, offense

March 28, 2014

There's no denying the value of Martha Alwal on defense for the Mississippi State women's basketball team.
The junior center from Worthington, Minn., already owns the career blocks record for the Bulldogs with 257 and on Thursday against Auburn, she set the single-season mark with her 97th swat.

SHS caps week with another win

March 28, 2014

It's been a good week for the Starkville High School tennis team.
After defeated East Webster to start the week on Monday, the Yellowjackets recorded another home win of 5-2 over St. Aloysius on Friday afternoon.
SHS tennis coach Rob Fyke doesn't know any better way to prepare for the looking Class 6A, Region 3 competition than to play as many matches as possible.

Young Vols improve during time on court

March 28, 2014

The Starkville Academy Volunteers may be young, but that is not going to stop them from standing strong each time they take the court.
“I want them to improve,” SA coach Lynn Moorehead said. “I want them to be competitive. This year our goal is to be competitive, (get to) North State and to be able to compete with the kids who are there. We are able to do that.”

New league being organized

March 28, 2014

There will be a new youth basketball league coming to Starkville in June.
The Mississippi Basketball Athletes league, organized by Fred Tate, will give the youth of the community another opportunity to participate in the game.

Mitchell chosen as head coach of Mississippi-Alabama Classic

March 28, 2014

It's an honor and responsibility that Jamie Mitchell doesn't take lightly.
The Starkville High School head football coach learned on Wednesday that he had been chosen as the head coach of the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Classic.
Mitchell said receiving such recognition is humbling, just realizing "there's only one coach a year chosen for that spot."

THIRD TIME THE CHARM: Bulldogs rally to beat Tigers in third meeting

March 28, 2014

The Mississippi State Bulldogs were down by 14 points to the Auburn Tigers in the second half Thursday night.
How do you erase a 14-point deficit? Turn to No. 14.
Kendra Grant scored 15 of her game-high 20 points in the second half and the Bulldogs defeated the Tigers 59-54 in the third round of the Women's National Invitational Tournament at Humphrey Coliseum.

State seeks to remain hot going into Arkansas series

March 28, 2014

Mississippi State entered Southeastern Conference play losing three out of its last five games.
After an opening day loss to Georgia to start league play, the Bulldogs have rebounded and won four of their last five SEC games.
MSU (18-9, 4-2) looks to continue its hot start in conference play this weekend. The No. 16 Bulldogs host Arkansas (16-8, 3-3) in a three-game series starting tonight.

Patterson set to play as All-Star

March 28, 2014

Very few players in athletes on any level get the right to be selected as an All-Star.
There will be 24 girls from across the state tipping off for the 50th annual Mississippi Sports Medicine North-South All-Star game tonight.
Among those selected for the North squad will be East Webster’s own Quantesha Patterson.

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