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November 27th, 2013
The Starkville Yellowjackets fell short of their goal in winning their second-straight footballÂ state championship this season.
That doesn't mean that coach Jamie Mitchell is any less proud of what his team was able to accomplish.
Starkville finished with a 9-4 overall record and 6-1 in Class 6A, Region 2 that was good for second place.
It appeared that the Mississippi State men's basketball team had already mentally checked out, and were getting ready for its Thanksgiving meal.
It nearly cost the Bulldogs a game.
MSU pulled together in the second half as it survived upset-minded Jackson State 58-56 Wednesday afternoon inside Humphrey Coliseum.
Volleyball player Dani McCree came for an official visit to Mississippi State a few short years ago.
Upon their arrival, her mom Dana told her do not commit until you have seen everything, but it did not take much for McCree to fall in love with her future home.
After starting 3-0, Mississippi State head coach Rick Ray felt his team had developed big heads.
Last season saw a Bulldog team lose more than they won, and the 3-0 start was a welcomed start.
MSU was brought back down to reality after an 87-68 loss to Utah State on the road on Saturday.
It was not a good first 4 minutes of Tuesday night's basketball game for the Mississippi State women.
The Bulldogs had only scored six points during that stretch and trailed visiting Savannah State Tigers 7-6.
With a trip to Naples, Fla., looming and a bus ride to Birmingham, Ala., taking place immediately following the game, MSU head coach Vic Schaefer knew that might present a problem.
The Battle for the Golden Egg rivalry between Mississippi State and Ole Miss touches many people from all corners of this great state.
It not only impacts those living in Starkville or Oxford, but there's an interest from Tupelo, to Jackson, to Hattiesburg and to the Gulf Coast.
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When asked about his coach at French Camp, quarterback Jesse Hosket replied with the words â€śmore than a coach.â€ť
That one statement seems to transcend any description that could be made about Nathan Wright and his role at French Camp. Sure he is the one running the football program, but he is also doing so much more.
When it comes to the Egg Bowl, Mississippi State head football coach Dan Mullen is a huge fan of it being on Thanksgiving night.
The Bulldogs and Rebels of Ole Miss met on Thanksgiving night from 1998-2003 as it was picked by ESPN to be nationally televised.
The two programs return to the national stage this Thursday on Thanksgiving night for the first time in 10 years.Â
Starkville Academy's Sallie Kate Richardson often does things on the court to cause opposing coaches to call timeout.
After the Oak Hill Academy Lady Raiders had closed a lead to 53-47 in the fourth quarter against the Lady Volunteers, Richardson scored two-straight baskets to increase the margin to 57-47.
After trailing for most of the game, Starkville Academy mustered all they had to pull out a 40-35 victory over visiting Oak Hill.