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October 30th, 2013

Jackson Academy sports one of best teams in MAIS

October 31, 2013

Jackson Academy is one of the strongest teams in Academy football as its 7-2 overall record will indicate.
On Friday night, the Raiders will put their strength to the test as they welcome Starkville Academy to the Brickyard for a 7 p.m. ballgame.

MSU's Evans arrested, released by county jail

October 31, 2013

Mississippi State football player Quay Evans was arrested on campus Wednesday on suspicion of driving without a license and disregarding a traffic control device, records obtained from Oktibbeha County Jail confirmed.
Evans, 21, has been released.

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October 29th

Holding down line: Young Bell progressing with Jackets

October 30, 2013

It didn't take long after his name was called that Maleke Bell started making an impact on the Starkville High School defensive line.
Bell went straight to the varsity level as a freshman last season for the Yellowjackets and didn't play on the 9th grade team.
He responded with 10 tackles in 10 games for the SHS varsity, including three tackles for loss.

Football part of life for Janssen of Vols

October 30, 2013

Since he was just a young boy, football has been a part of Tripp Janssen’s life.
Flash forward a little over 10 years and Janssen is getting ready to close out that chapter of his life.

SMITH COLUMN: Down stretch, games mean much more

October 30, 2013

The high school football season seems to have flown by.
It's hard to realize that there is only one regular season game left for some of the schools in our area and two remaining for others.
With all of the games that have been played so far, there are two on the schedule this week that have serious implications.

MSU defensive lineman make grade with Mullen

October 30, 2013

When Dan Mullen looks at what Denico Autry and Kaleb Eulls have done this season, he is impressed.
The Mississippi State head coach sees something that maybe the fans don't see when he looks at his defensive lineman.

October 28th

Showing mutual respect: Coaches Mullen, Spurrier speak well of each other

October 28, 2013

There is a good bit of mutual respect between coaches Dan Mullen and Steve Spurrier.
South Carolina's Spurrier praised the Mississippi State head coach Sunday on his weekly teleconference. 
Mullen returned the favor during his Monday press conference.

MSU's Stricklin talks baseball with Rotarians

October 28, 2013

The subject of Mississippi State baseball remains very popular.
Even before the Bulldogs made their historic run to the NCAA College World Series championship finals last season, the sport was a hot topic with fans and supporters.
It was the focus once again on Monday when MSU athletic director Scott Stricklin spoke to the Starkville Rotary Club at the Starkville Country Club.

Ross progresses with Jackets in cross country

October 28, 2013

Alex Ross may not be the most talkative member of the Starkville High cross country team, but that does not stop him from being one of its biggest leaders.
“He is a good leader,” Yellowjackets coach Caroline Woomer said. “He does it quietly. He doesn’t ask for the position, but he does it well.”

October 27th

MSU's Mullen rotates quarterbacks, punters

October 27, 2013

Mississippi State has used two quarterbacks this season and two kickers.
The Bulldogs are set on a two-quarterback system and it seems that head coach Dan Mullen is comfortable with using two guys to punt.
In Thursday's 28-22 win over Kentucky, Devon Bell and Baker Swedenburg both punted.
Bell punted three times for an average of 41.7 yards. His longest punt went 46 yards.

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