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The Mississippi State Bulldogs opened fall camp on a cool Mississippi summer afternoon Thursday.
It wasn't the usual hot summer afternoon that most are used to, but MSU head coach Dan Mullen wore a long-sleeve pullover.
He was happy with how the first day went.
Starkville Academy soccer coach Cole Andrews asked his players to do one thing before their game Thursday.
Coming off a "tough" loss to Lamar Academy, the coach urged the Lady Volunteers to put it all behind them as they prepared to face Bayou Academy in game two.Â
The Starkville 10-year-old All-Stars knew that the Dizzy Dean World Series was going to be competitive.
It also became an educational experience.
During their time in Southaven, Starkville's 10-year-old All-Stars were able to play against the team from Hilo, Hawaii.
College football is less than 30 days away.
The season starts in late August, but many teams and programs around the country start practice in the next couple of days.
Mississippi State reported to camp on Wednesday and practice starts today. The Bulldogs open the season Aug. 30 at home against in-state foe Southern Mississippi.Â
Many fans are excited about the upcoming college football season, especially Mississippi State fans.
There is all sorts of talent on both sides of the football for the Bulldogs and then there is quarterback Dak Prescott. He had a good year last year after not being the starter in fall camp. He took over the starting position after Tyler Russell went down with an injury.
As a golf professional, Scott Buntin has been a part of club championships at a variety of courses, but it took coming to Starkville to find what he calls the "most successful."
"I have been at several clubs," Buntin said. "This club has the most successful championship of any club I have ever been. It is really great all-around and very well participated in."
Preparations continue at the Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point for the ninth annual ISPS Handa Cup and tournament chairman Rick Milburn has been pleased with the progress.
It's only about two more months before the LPGA Legends make their way to Old Waverly as the U.S.A team looks to reclaim the Handa Cup that Team World captured last year.
The Pontotoc Red Sox began their quest in the cold of January and ended in the warmth of July.
In between, they improved and ended up winning a World Series championship.
The Red Sox, a United States Sports Specialty Association Under-10 travel team made up of players from various parts of north Mississippi, won the USSA Under-10 AAA Global World Series in Orange Beach, Ala., on July 8-12.
Two years ago the Oktibbeha County School District saw its two member schools accreditation withdrawn.
Now after steady hard work on the part of the students, faculty and entire community, East and West Oktibbeha find itself back on the accredited side of things.
It only seems right that East and West Oktibbeha County High Schools have full accreditation in its last school year.
In athletics, it means that the Titans and Timberwolves get to play full sports seasons with the chance for the postseason if they qualify. That wasn't the case last year and some athletes got to miss out on the experience because of the lack of accreditation.