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September 30th, 2012
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.
GALLMAN â€“ Michael Miller scored a pair of early rushing touchdowns and the Starkville Academy Volunteers were off and running in winning their second Class AAA-District 2 game of the season over Copiah Academy 40-0 Friday night.
JACKSON â€“ The Starkville Yellowjackets survived a night of three turnovers to escape with a 23-6 Class 5A, Region 2, District 6 victory over the Provine Rams at Hughes Field in the heart of the capital city.
Starkville improved its records to 3-3 overall and 2-0 in the region.
Provine took advantage of an early turnover to take the lead in the first quarter.
ACKERMAN â€“ Entering the fourth quarter the offenses for the Ackerman Indians and East Webster Wolverines were looking for one big play.
Ackerman found it in Quinton Lane.
Quarterback Dakota Brasher found Lane for a 63-yard touchdown pass and the Indians slipped past East Webster 6-0 Friday night at Dale Davidson Field in a Class 2A, Region 2, District 4 matchup.
MABEN â€“ Homecoming was not the only celebration West Oktibbeha fans enjoyed on Friday.
On the field, the Timberwolves picked up their third straight double-digit victory with a 46-24 win over Class A, Region 3, District 4 foe Sebastopol.
The scoring for the Timberwolves started right away as Von Smith connected on a 65-yard touchdown pass to Lavante Tate on a fade.
On the road again.
The Starkville Yellowjackets make their third trip to the Jackson area of the season tonight when they meet the Provine Rams. Kickoff for the final game of September is set for 7:30 p.m.
After traveling to beat Lanier 48-0 last week, the Jackets make back-to-back visits to the capital city.
The Starkville Academy football team has come to that part of the season where one win or one loss can make or break its season.
Tonight, the Volunteers (3-3, 1-1) travel to Gallman to take on Copiah Academy (0-6, 0-1) at 7 p.m. in a division game.