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October 2nd, 2012
Prior to the opening of Class 5A, Region 2, District 6 play for the Starkville Yellowjackets, it was the desire of defensive coordinator Brooks Oakley to see his unit play more like it did toward the end of last season.
It was the effort of the defense that contributed to Starkville's run all of the way to the Class 5A State Championship game in 2011.
When it comes to defense Brad Butler has always been conservative.
In his first year as the Starkville Academy defensive coordinator, his approach to defending has not changed.
One year ago against the Kentucky Wildcats, Mississippi State quarterback Tyler Russell was splitting time with Chris Relf.
Russell performed well in relief of Relf by having one of his best games of the season. He had nine completions out of 12 attempts for 172 yards and one touchdown.
For one group of seniors at Starkville High School, they waited a long time to have their night in the lights.
Michaela Mills, Jamiyah Covington and Stacie Young are the only three seniors on the SHS volleyball team, and they played their last regular season match in the Beehive on Tuesday night.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are rested and ready to hit the road coming off a bye week.
The Kentucky Wildcats will be anxiously waiting in Lexington, Ky. on Saturday in search of their first Southeastern Conference win of the season.
The Starkville Academy girls soccer team believes it is heading into the Class AAA-Division 2 playoffs with some momentum.
After defeating Copiah Academy 11-0 in the final regular season match at the Starkville Sportsplex, the Lady Volunteers do enter the postseason on somewhat of a roll.
Mississippi State enjoyed a bye week during week five of the college football season, leaving a Saturday open for head coach Dan Mullen to take a day away from the grind.
â€śI played with my son and my daughter, hung out with my wife, (and) had a good time,â€ť said Mullen.
Stepping away from football doesnâ€™t mean he didnâ€™t keep an eye on the action.
It was one of those "David vs. Goliath" type of matchups Sunday afternoon in Southeastern Conference volleyball action between the Mississippi State Bulldogs and Florida Gators.
In one corner were the Gators with their No. 12 ranking, undefeated conference record and seven-match winning streak overall.
Mississippi State officially released its 2013 baseball schedule on Saturday and there are several dates that catch the eye.
First, it's the final weekend in February where the Bulldogs play Purdue and Samford at home. Purdue was a program that hosted an NCAA regional last season and Samford defeated MSU 5-0 and 3-2 at the Tallahassee (Fla.) Regional last spring.
Mississippi State baseball coach John Cohen has been doing a good job of finding talented players from all across the country.
Now, he's even starting to bring them in from outside the United States.
Of the 14 newcomers to the Bulldogs this fall, Cohen is anxious to work with two of them from Canada.