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March 24th, 2015
Coaches Ben Howland and Vic Schaefer speak the same language.
Both men believe that defense wins championships.
It's a formula that's beginning to pay off for the women's basketball program at Mississippi State and Howland looks forward to following the same path with the men.
Ben Howland definitely did his homework.
While making his remarks to the Mississippi State fans and media gathered at Humphrey Coliseum on Tuesday afternoon, the new head men's basketball coach of the Bulldogs discussed the history of MSU basketball, the college game in general and even talked a little bit of football.
The baseball game between the Starkville Academy Volunteers and the Jackson Academy Raiders came down to the very end Tuesday.
After battling for eight innings, Starkville Academy and Jackson Academy entered the ninth deadlocked. Unfortunately for the Volunteers, it was Jackson Academy which broke the tie to pick up a 16-10 early week victory.
It remains to be seen how the future will play out.
If past history is any indication, Ben Howland has proven himself to be a winner.
Howland will be introduced today as the 20th men's basketball coach at Mississippi State and after two days of intense speculation, the news became official Monday night.
The 2015-16 basketball season already has an all-star year flavor stamped on it for Starkville High School.
It was officially announced on Monday by the Mississippi Association of Coaches that Tyson Carter of the Yellowjackets and Eryka Williams of the Lady Jackets made the rosters for The Mississippi Sports Medicine All-Star Boys and Girls Basketball Games.
Mississippi State was all set at the catching position.
The Bulldogs brought back All-Southeastern Conference Freshman performer Gavin Collins for the 2015 season and it looked like nothing was going to stop him from being behind the dish.
Surgery on his catching hand before the season started kept Collins off the field, and the MSU coaching staff had to scramble to get another catcher ready.
MABEN â€“ Mother Nature has not been kind to outdoor sporting events this spring.
Still the East Webster baseball team hasn't let a little snow or rain keep it down.
Instead, the Wolverines are taking every opportunity to get out on the field and compete.
NBCSports.com and ESPN.com reports that Ben Howland has emerged as a serious candidate to be the next head men's coach at Mississippi State.
Rick Ray was fired after three seasons at the helm of the Bulldog program on Saturday afternoon. He had an overall record of 37-60.
After all the offseason talk about getting Manny Diaz back to Mississippi State, the defensive coordinator finally got to get back on the field.
MSU opened spring practice this past week and it was Diaz's first with the Bulldogs since the 2009 season.
Bowling is no fly by night sport at Starkville High School.
For years, the Yellowjackets have been building quite the successful squad and recently all the hard work paid off as the Starkville girls claimed second place at the State championship meet while the boys took third.