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July 25th, 2012
Former Starkville High School basketball player Latavious Williams still has visions of playing in the National Basketball Association.
It's just taking longer than expected for Williams to reach that point, and the path has taken him from Starkville, to Houston, Texas, to Tulsa and even overseas to Spain.
An afternoon on the driving range at the Mississippi State Golf Course may be more than a time to improve your swing.
You might get lucky enough to see 8-year old Hannah Grace Nall working on her swing.
Nall has won 21 tournaments since 2009 on the All-American Junior Golf Tour.
Rick Ray and the Bulldogs were excited to get workouts started this summer under the new NCAA rules that allow a more hands-on approach during the offseason.
However, Tuesday that excitement was tempered with the injury to Jacoby Davis.
The Starkville 8-year-old baseball All-Stars had a long and successful summer.
Starkville ended the season with a 19-9 record.
It is 39 days from today when the Mississippi State Bulldogs don the pads to open the college football season against Jackson State.
There's excitement among MSU fans and coach Dan Mullen knows his team is close to taking the next step toward winning a championship.
The main message Mississippi State's football contingent gave reporters at Southeastern Conference Media Days this week was it was disappointed with the way last season went and want to do something about it.
It wasn't bad for the Bulldogs last year. They finished with seven wins, including a victory over Wake Forest in the Music City Bowl.
Mississippi State picked up its 12th football commitment to the class of 2013 Saturday when McAdory, Ala. athlete Dezmond Harris committed to coach Dan Mullen.
â€śI am just relieved to be a Bulldog,â€ť said Harris. Â â€śI am very happy and so was my family. The coaches welcomed me to the family and were very happy. I wanted to be a Bulldog.â€ť
Mississippi State hosted over 100 of the top athletes across the Southeast on Friday night for the annual Big Dawg Camp.Â
Seven of MSUâ€™s 11 commitments were on hand to showcase their talents and while most performed at a high level, B.J. Hammond definitely stood out. The 6-4 receiver from Gadsden, Ala., ran solid routes and seemed to get to find the football with ease.Â
The fact that Mississippi State defensive back and former East Webster player Johnthan Banks received additional All-Southeastern Conference recognition on Thursday at SEC Media Days was nothing new.
Banks had already been selected All-SEC by the league's coaches, Phil Steele, Athlon, Blue Ribbon College Football, Football Yearbook, Birmingham News, Lindys and USA Today.
The Starkville 8-year-old All Stars are coming into the Dizzy Dean World Series with a lot of confidence.
The All-Stars face off against Bradley (Tenn.) North Heat today at 1 p.m. at Snowden Grove Park in Southaven.
Starkville is coming off a good showing in the state tournament and coach Tom McReynolds hopes that carries over.