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August 6th, 2012
The Rick Ray era of Mississippi State basketball will begin on the road.
The Bulldogs travel to Troy, Ala. to take on the Trojans on Nov. 9 to open the 2012 season. It will be the first time since 2005 that MSU opens a season away from the friendly confines of Humphrey Coliseum. The trip is part of the inaugural weekend for the state-of-the-art Trojan Arena.
Saturday Mississippi State fans had their first glimpse inside Dan Mullenâ€™s 2012 Bulldogs. What was seen was a poised first team offense and a tenacious defense all around.Â
In fact, the defense clearly won the day with pressure up front and tight defense in the secondary.Â
It was an official view at the Starkville High School football practice field Saturday morning.
The Yellowjackets went through an approximate two-hour scrimmage which was complete with officials and chain managers.
The Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers found themselves on the brink of elimination from the SA Invitational.
Even though the Lady Vols scored four runs in the top of the third inning against Heritage Academy, they could not avoid the inevitable and lost 9-5 at the Starkville Sportsplex to be eliminated.
The Mississippi State offensive line has been one group that continues to draw question marks as fall camp opens.
With returning starters Gabe Jackson and Dillon Day, the Bulldogs have a talented young group to serve as the strong point up front. With the return of Tobias Smith from injury, MSU has some experience to build around up front.
Football is officially here.
Coach Dan Mullen and the Mississippi State Bulldogs opened fall camp on Thursday afternoon and it didnâ€™t come a moment too soon.
Starkville Academy entered Thursday afternoon with a lot of confidence and a chance to grab the first win of the season.
The Lady Volunteers came unraveled in the latter innings and fell to Central Academy 12-1 in five innings at Lady Volunteer Field.
The Lady Vikings scored two in the top of the first aided by Sadie Lindsey's infield RBI single.
The Starkville High School volleyball team opens the season at the Set It Off Challenge Friday and Saturday in Jackson.
However, head coach Lauren Love will not be making the trip.
After having a baby last Friday, Love has to stay behind as the Lady Yellowjackets begin competition.
The year of 2013 is shaping up to be a good one for the Mississippi State football program when it comes to recruiting wide receivers.
On Wednesday evening, Dutchtown (La) High Schoolâ€™s Shelby Christy joined Deandre Woods and B.J. Hammond by committing to the Bulldogs.
The Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers took advantage of a scoring opportunity during Wednesday's game against Pillow Academy that made for a more competitive situation.
After leaving the bases loaded in the first inning and didn't score, the Lady Vols were able to get two runs on two hits in the third.