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June 30th

SPRD establishes all-star softball teams

June 30, 2014

Youth sports are all about keeping up with the current trends.
Starkville Parks and Recreation is no exception to that as in recent years the move to fastpitch rather than slowpitch was made in softball.
Continuing with that trend, the SPRD built upon the program this year by adding in an all-star component at the end of the season.

New youth basketball league catches on in year one

June 30, 2014

The response for the Mississippi Basketball Association has been overwhelming for organizer Fred Tate.
Tate was hoping the first year of the event would be received well and it has attracted the attention he wanted to see.
After one month, Tate has been pleased with the way MBA has been supported.

Bulldogs add depth during the offseason

June 30, 2014

Rick Ray has had to mix and match his lineup the last two seasons.
When Ray took over the Mississippi State program two seasons ago, the roster was decimated by injuries, players wanting to transfer and a few Ray let leave the program for various reasons.
This season may be a little different for Ray and the Bulldogs. He finally has a full roster to organize.

June 29th

MSU teams past gather for reunion

June 29, 2014

Mississippi State's football program has a long and storied history.
The football team was formed back in 1895 when this team was referred to as the Mississippi A&M Aggies. Since then, the team has seen a name change and a mascot change.

Johnson will take many fond memories of MSU to new position in Jacksonville

June 29, 2014

Have you attended a Mississippi State men’s basketball game over the last few years?
If so, chances are you have caught a glimpse of Scotty Johnson hanging out on the sidelines or even tending to an injured athlete.

Cosmic Putt-Putt presents different aspect of game

June 29, 2014

The Mississippi State Institute of Golf is bringing a different aspect of the game to the public this summer.
Each weekend the MSU Golf Course presents Cosmic Putt-Putt, which combines miniature golf with a black light effect.

June 28th

Roberts chosen MSU men's tennis coach

June 28, 2014

Mississippi State didn't have to look very far when it came down to hiring its next men's tennis coach.
All the Bulldogs had to do was check the same side of the net.

Bulldogs look to utilize time in summer wisely in basketball

June 28, 2014

Basketball season doesn't start until late October, or early November, but college teams are taking advantage of the summer.
According to NCAA rules, coaches can only work with their players for 16 hours during an eight week period in the summer.

East Webster girls sharpen up game

June 28, 2014

Traditionally basketball has not been a summer sport.
That ideal is rapidly changing as more and more teams use the offseason as a testing ground before the upcoming regular season.
East Webster's Stan Hughey is a part of that movement as the coach has been keeping his team busy with competition all throughout the month of June.

SMITH COLUMN: Vanderbilt's unexpected run in baseball caps another banner SEC year

June 28, 2014

The Southeastern Conference has once again proven its dominance in sports with the way it concluded the 2013-14 athletic year.
With the Vanderbilt Commodores winning the national championship in baseball, it was another feather in the cap of the SEC. The league didn't need much more to validate itself, but the Commodores sure helped in that cause.

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