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October 28th, 2013

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.

Bulldogs, Huddleston progress this soccer season

October 27, 2013

The Mississippi State soccer team found a reason to be encouraged Sunday afternoon.
Despite falling to 0-10 in the Southeastern Conference, the latest effort for the Bulldogs may have been the best yet.
MSU lost a 1-0 decision to the 13th-ranked South Carolina Gamecocks at home and it is considered something to be something positive.

MONDAY MORNING QUARTERBACK: SHS on brink of region title

October 27, 2013

Starkville is one win away from doing of what was maybe once believed to be the unthinkable.
If the Yellowjackets (7-2, 5-0) beat Warren Central Friday night, they win Class 6A, Region 2. The 2012 Class 5A State champions have not had a drop off since moving to 6A.

MONDAY MORNING QUARTERBACK: Vols show don't-give-up spirit

October 27, 2013

If there is one thing you can say about Starkville Academy's football team, it is that the Volunteers do not give up.
Starkville Academy proved that Friday night as it continued to battle despite being down 14-0 to Heritage Academy. That drive to compete is what has stood out about the young Vols all season long.

October 26th

Lady Wolverine pride: East Webster still stands tall despite softball defeat

October 26, 2013

RIDGELAND – East Webster softball has made quite the name for itself over the last few years.
“You have to be proud of what you are doing,” Lady Wolverines coach Lee Berryhill said. “We played in the South State championship game in slow and were State champions in fast last season. Now we are runners-up in slow this year. A lot of people wish they had that.”

SMITH COLUMN: East Webster can continue run in softball

October 26, 2013

The East Webster Lady Wolverines can get used to visiting Ridgeland's Freedom Ridge Park in the spring and fall.
When it comes to establishing a tradition in the sport of softball, East Webster has it covered.

Fitts still has beard for Bulldogs in fall

October 26, 2013

It has been a long journey for Trevor Fitts and his beard.
The Mississippi State junior right hander strokes his beard these days as he watches fall practice.
The Helena, Ala., native made a Power Point last December on the advantages of baseball players having beards. He presented it to head coach John Cohen.

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