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July 23rd, 2014
Justin Atkins didn't know what to expect at last year's Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship.
The Mississippi State senior and his partner finished in the top 15 last year, but this year Atkins feels like he and partner Joseph Marty have a good chance of having a better finish.
Wait and see.
That is basically where Starkville High stands on the progress of their football field and new track surface. With anÂ August 22Â deadline looming, it can be discouraging to drive by and see construction equipment sitting at a standstill, but athletic director Dr. Stan Miller says the plan is "to move forward."
This is not the time to panic if you are a Starkville High School football fan.
The situation concerning the construction of an all-turf field at Yellowjacket Stadium has hit a snag, but officials remain "optimistic" that work will continue immediately and the contractor can meet the August 22 deadline.
Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen has raised the bar in Starkville in his first five seasons.
The Bulldogs missed going to a bowl by just one game in Mullen's first year of 2009. Since then, the Bulldogs have appeared in a school-record four-straight bowl games. They should make it five when this season ends.
There are many factors that bring a sense of excitement when it comes to participation in state championship games.
With the thrill of knowing your team has survived a grueling regular season and passed through the gauntlet that is the postseason, it provides fulfillment that can't be beat, but there is one more element that can enhance that excitement.
Vann Stuedeman has finalized her coaching staff for the 2015 season.
On Monday, the fourth-year Bulldog head coach announced the hiring of Samantha Ricketts as the new hitting coach. She will also have game management and recruiting responsibilities. Ricketts has spent the last three seasons at Wichita State.
It has been quite an amazing two-year run for the Northeast Mississippi Clippers.
After finishing second in the United States Sports Specialty Association 11-Under State tournament, then winning USSSA Global World Series in 2013, the Clippers won the USSSA 12-Under State tournament and the World Series this year.
Mississippi State head football coach Dan Mullen has always been an advocate of an early signing period.
It was discussed at length at this year's Southeastern Conference spring meetings in Destin, Fla., but nothing came of it.
One million dollars.
A single amount of money that can make people do some crazy things, but for one lucky participant in the upcoming Starkville Academy Baseball Golf Tournament, the task required will not be that insane.
Benardrick McKinney could have been playing on Sundays this fall instead of Saturdays.
The junior linebacker for the Mississippi State Bulldogs thought long and hard about leaving Starkville and putting his name in the National Football League Draft, but after a long discussion with those close to him, the Tunica native decided to come back for another year.