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April 1st, 2014
Going into this season coach Rob Fyke knew his tennis team was in for a challenge with its new 6A competitors.
On Tuesday afternoon, Starkville faced the first of those teams as they dropped a 6-1 contest to visiting Madison Central.
There had been some time passed since Starkville Academy picked up a win on the golf course.
Last week the Volunteers remedied that issue by taking first in the Washington Invitational.
Mississippi State is in good position after the first three weekends of Southeastern Conference play.
The Bulldogs have won their first three SEC series and are tied for first in the Western Division with a 6-3 league record. Alabama is also at 6-3 after sweeping Ole Miss in Tuscaloosa this past weekend to tie State for the top spot in the West.Â
A former Starkville High School pitcher arrived at Itawamba Community College just in the nick of time.
With a shortage of arms, the Indians welcomed Nick Brooks to the program and he has contributed to the pitching staff.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs showed the type of fight and determination during the Women's National Invitational Tournament that made head coach Vic Schaefer proud.
Despite the last charge by the South Florida Bulls that resulted in them winning a 60-58 decision at Humphrey Coliseum in the fourth round of the WNIT, MSU had no reason to hang its heads.
Mississippi State head coach John Cohen likes the composure and fight of his baseball team.
It showed up once again over the weekend.
After dropping the first game to Arkansas, the No. 16 Bulldogs rebounded to win the next two games, including a 5-1 victory on Sunday to take the series.
Brooms are normally used for cleaning duty.
On Sunday, they took on a different meaning for the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
The Bulldogs used the objects as symbols for a sweep of Marshall, which was culminated with a 9-1 victory in game three of the series.
Vic Schaefer and Jose Fernandez know each other well.
The two women's basketball coaches of Mississippi State and South Florida, respectively, have developed such a relationship that the two men talked about taking a fishing trip during a basketball event in New Orleans last summer.
"He likes to fish, so we have a topic outside of basketball when we are visiting," Schaefer said.
This could end up being a Super Sunday for Mississippi State athletics.
Not only does baseball and softball complete series today in Starkville, but the women's basketball team is hosting a quarterfinal matchup in the Women's National Invitational Tournament at Humphrey Coliseum. The game against South Florida tips at 5 p.m.
Mississippi State had not scored in 14 innings entering the bottom of the sixth inning in game two of a doubleheader against Arkansas on Saturday.
The Bulldog offense corrected that.
No. 16 MSU scored four times in the bottom of the sixth inning and went on to beat the Razorbacks 5-1 to split the twin bill at Dudy Noble Field.