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August 28th, 2012
It hasn't been the start of the football season that Starkville High School and Starkville Academy wanted.
For two teams that played for state championships last season, it's somewhat surprising to see the
programs a combined 1-3 after two games.
Mississippi State is set for the opening to the 2012 season with Jackson State coming to town this Saturday. On Monday, head coach Dan Mullen took to the podium to talk about the start of the season of college football.
It will also be a return to the field for offensive lineman Tobias Smith.
Much has been written about Mississippi State junior quarterback Tyler Russell and the opportunity before him this weekend.
It will be his chance to put his stamp on the program, but in order for the talented young signal caller to have success, heâ€™ll need the Bulldog receivers to handle their end of the bargin.
It's important to senior Jamiyah Covington to see the Starkville Lady Yellowjackets win volleyball matches.
When the opportunity arises, Covington likes to contribute to Starkville's success whenever she can.
Covington ended two of Monday's three sets against the Caledonia Lady Confederates with the winning points as the Lady Jackets swept a 3-0 victory at the Beehive.
On a sun-soaked afternoon in Starkville, the Mississippi State soccer team rolled its way to a 5-0 victory over South Alabama to finish the Bulldog Classic with a 2-0 mark.
Following the game, MSU head coach Neil Macdonald expressed his excitement for the way his team performed.Â
Mississippi State's young volleyball team stuck to the plan even when things did not go well early in its afternoon match against the University of Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks at the Newell-Grissom Building.
Despite losing the first set 30-28, the Bulldogs took the next three by consecutive 25-18 scores and won a 3-1 decision in the Maroon Classic.
In order for a team to achieve great things it must first learn the lessons that build character and develop toughness.
The youthful Mississippi State volleyball squad experienced one such learning moment Saturday night as it dropped the final match of the Maroon Classic 3-2 to Kennesaw State.
MABEN â€“ When Lee Berryhill took the softball head coaching job at East Webster, he didn't know much about his team or what he was getting into.
Early in his first year with the Lady Wolverines, he has gotten his slowpitch team to a 9-0 record after wins against Tupelo 13-1 and Saltillo 17-4 on Saturday.
Much of the success has to do with his team buying into the concept of 'team.'
The news was tough for Mississippi State football fans to hear this week.
There's no college program in America that wants to hear, "NCAA investigation," but that's exactly what came to light for the Bulldogs.
Officials from MSU and the NCAA confirmed Thursday that it's working closely with each other concerning an ongoing investigation.
EUPORA â€“ The Eupora Eagles defeated the Noxapater Tigers Friday night 37-12 to improve to 2-0 for the season in a game riddled with penalties and what was a defensive struggle early.