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January 5th, 2015
Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen decided to go with the familiar route when it came to hiring his newest assistant coach.
It was announced Monday that Mullen hired former MSU defensive coordinator Manny Diaz to the same position. The news was first reported by Sports Illustrated's Pete Thamel, but a source confirmed the news to the Starkville Daily News soon after.
â€¨Starkville High School girls basketball coach Kristie Williams likes the progress of her team.â€¨
With one half of the season in the books, the Lady Yellowjackets enter back into Class 6A, Region 3 play with an 11-3 overall record. They have already defeated Columbus once within the region.â€¨
School is back in session and with it comes the return of basketball competition.
However for Starkville Academy, there has been little downtime as the teams have played right through the holiday break.
Many of those games though were out of conference, which allowed the Volunteers and Lady Vols to learn some things about themselves against some new competitors.Â
Mississippi and Tennessee border each other, but Wednesday night's game will have a feel of a totally different state for the two head coaches.
Carolina (8-8-1) 27 vs Arizona (11-6) 16
Mississippi State's seniors might be remembered for many years to come and the veteran Bulldogs won't forget what they leave behind.
The 2014 class leaves Starkville with a 32-21 record, making them the third winningest class in program history. Those seniors competed in four-straight bowl games as well, and saw the Bulldogs rise to No. 1 this season for the first time ever.
A tale of two squads.
That is how Starkville basketball coach Greg Carter describes his team of Yellowjackets from season's beginning until now.
The Travis Outlaw Center at the Starkville Sportsplex will be filled with youth today with one thing on their mind.
They will be trying to get the basketball through the hoop, so points can be scored and games can be won.
The Starkville Parks and Recreation Department provides that through the Starkville Area Youth basketball program.
Martha Alwal, Kendra Grant and Jerica James know what it feels like to go into a hostile environment like Missouri and get a win.
Those three players helped the Mississippi State Bulldogs to a 61-56 victory at Missouri on Feb. 10, 2013.
The Bulldogs return to Columbia, Mo., today to take on the Tigers in their second Southeastern Conference game of the season. The tip is set for 2 p.m.
Something good needed to happen for the Mississippi State Bulldogs before Southeastern Conference play started.
MSU downed the Florida State Seminoles 62-55 Friday night inside Humphrey Coliseum to end non-conference play on a high note.
The Bulldogs (7-6) start SEC play Wednesday when it host Tennessee at 8 p.m.