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January 16th, 2015
Coaches are put in a position at times when they have to teach effort first.
That's something that Mississippi State men's basketball coach Rick Ray doesn't have to worry about with Roquez Johnson.
Johnson has been one of the players Ray has been able to count on to give 100 percent on the court.
Ray values the leadership of the senior from Montgomery, Ala.
Mississippi State head women's coach Vic Schaefer was proud of his basketball team even in defeat.
It had just lost a 71-69 decision in double overtime to the LSU Tigers and all Schaefer could think about was how hard the 15th-ranked Bulldogs fought.
MABEN â€“ On a t-ball field many years ago, the love of softball was sparked inside four girls.
Through the various stages of youth softball all the way to claiming back-to-back fast pitch state championships, the quartet has been together.Â
With Dak Prescott coming back for his senior season at Mississippi State, that will give the other three quarterbacks on the roster another year to sharpen their skills and learn some things before a starting role comes their way.
Damian Williams just finished his sophomore season on campus, while Elijah Staley and Nick Fitzgerald were redshirted as true freshmen.
Mississippi State football fans had a reason to cheer Wednesday afternoon.
And there wasn't even a game at Davis Wade Stadium.
Quarterback Dak Prescott announced Wednesday at a press conference that he will be returning for his senior year after mulling over whether or not to enter the National Football League Draft.
Quarterbacks get most of the glory when things are going well with a football team.
They also take much of the blame when it doesn't.
Right or wrong, Dak Prescott saw both sides of that situation last season as the quarterback of the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
There are some who think that Prescott runs too much and doesn't throw enough, or he makes more poor decisions than good ones.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs really need to be on their guard tonight.
When it comes to playing the LSU Tigers in women's basketball action, MSU understands there is going to be pressure placed on the perimeter.
Defense will be a point of emphasis when the 15th-ranked Bulldogs host the Tigers at Humphrey Coliseum. The tip is set for 7 p.m.
There are certain soccer players that do things during a match that don't show up in the box score, but help in a winning effort.
On Wednesday afternoon, that was true for the Starkville Academy Volunteers in the play of Pierce Fondren.
Fondren was credited for performing well in a supporting role as the Vols defeated the Magnolia Heights Chiefs 4-0 at the Starkville Sportsplex.
Never stop fighting.
No matter what comes the way of Starkville Highâ€™s soccer team, the Yellowjackets take it in stride. It doesn't even matter to them if one of its standout players goes out with a possible season-ending injury. There will be no heads hanging for SHS. Instead, it challenges the rest of the team to be stronger.
A staple in Starkville recently closed its doors and with it came more than just the loss of fun and entertainment for city residents.
The closing of Bulldog Lanes brought with it a few complications for the Starkville High School bowling team, which used the facility to practice as well as host meets.