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October 14th, 2014
Football is all a buzz in Starkville.Â
Not only are the Mississippi State Bulldogs ranked No. 1 nationally, the Starkville Yellowjackets are the stateâ€™s top-ranked prep team and are No. 6 nationally with a perfect 7-0 record and an air raid game that is tops among their peers.
Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott continues to rack up awards this season.
The junior is the Southeastern Conference Offensive Player of the Week, the league announced Monday.
Mississippi State head coach John Cohen and his baseball team have been putting in work for the last two months.Â
Even though there has been some things accomplished already in the offseason, the Bulldogs officially begin fall practice today as they scrimmage at Dudy Noble Field at 4:30 p.m.
Injuries continue to pester the Mississippi State men's basketball team.
The team announced Monday that junior guard Craig Sword will miss four to six weeks and junior college transfer Johnny Zuppardo will be out for the season.
Sword will have surgery Thursday in Nashville, Tenn., due to irritated nerves in his back caused by a bulging disc. He was MSU's leading scorer a season ago.
It is a whole new ballgame starting today for area softball teams.
For the 18-3 overall and Class 2A, Region 5 winner East Webster Lady Wolverines, the journey through the postseason begins with welcoming Region 7 runner-up Puckett for a three-game series.
PHEBA â€“ The fate of the 2014 season has pretty much come down to the last two regular season games for the Hebron Christian School Eagles.
After a 54-26 loss to Kemper Academy last Friday night, the Eagles believes that it's going to take victories over Central Academy this week and Calhoun Academy on Oct. 31 to make the playoffs.
It was an emotional celebration for three men Saturday night in the end zone of Davis Wade Stadium.
Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen met President Dr. Mark Keenum and Athletic Director Scott Stricklin with the game ball. He presented it to both men after the Bulldogs knocked off No. 2 Auburn 38-23 to move the Bulldogs to 6-0 overall and 3-0 in the Southeastern Conference.
ACKERMAN â€“ In college, midterm grades tend to be the benchmark of the semester.
With football, there is really no marking point, but if there was, area teams have approached that point.Â
Choctaw County is one of those teams and across the board, the Chargers look to be in just the right spot.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs had a tall task in front of them the last three games.
Each game was against a team ranked in the top 10. That didn't bother the Bulldogs.
MSU beat its third straight top 10 team as the No. 3 Bulldogs downed No. 2 Auburn 38-23 Saturday afternoon in the first matchup between top five teams at Davis Wade Stadium.Â
The smile that former Mississippi State quarterback Wayne Madkin had on his face at the end of Saturday's game said it all.
When the Bulldogs knocked off the Auburn Tigers 38-23 at Davis Wade Stadium, there were many more people that put on a happy face.
A record crowd of 62,945 left Davis Wade Stadium in a very joyful mood after a third-consecutive victory by MSU over a top 10 opponent.