June 8th, 2015
The Major League Baseball Draft starts tonight at 7 p.m. and Mississippi State fans will be paying attention.
Several signees are expected to be drafted and there is the possibility a few current players will be taken also.
The draft starts at 6 p.m. and can be seen on the MLB Network. The draft will continue Tuesday and Wednesday.
Mississippi State lost a 2016 football opponent when Tulane opted out of of a game that was scheduled to be played Davis Wade Stadium.
But it looks like the Bulldogs have replaced the Green Wave.
The Daily Hampshire Gazette reported late Sunday night that the Bulldogs will play at UMass in 2016. The game will be played at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, Sept. 24.
Former Mississippi State football player Nick Griffin is taking his football skills to the international level.
Several members of the Mississippi State track team will be involved with the NCAA Championships June 10-13 in Eugene, Ore.
Bulldog Brandon McBride is the reigning 800-meter run champion.
East Webster's Derek Jones and Wes Johnson earned Starkville Daily News honors.
Check Sunday's SDN for a full recap and the All-Area Baseball Team.
East Webster players Derek Jones and Jack Wilson, along with head coach Wes Johnson will represent the Wolveines at an All-Star game in Pearl Saturday.
Eupora player Rusty Johnson will also be on hand.
Skunks populations are growing fast in Mississippi and many other states, according to Jessica Tegt, wildlife extension professor at Mississippi State University.
They're normally loners, but higher numbers are pushing them into more contact with humans; and people are encroaching on skunk territory, she said in a news release this week.
Starkville's Raphael Leonard, Josh Skinner and Taylor Price will play in the Northeast Mississippi Association of Basketball Coaches All-Star game at Itawamba Community College Saturday.
Leonard and Skinner will play in the boys Class 3A/4A/5A/6A game, while Taylor will compete in the girls game of the same divisions.
A full story can be seen in Saturday's SDN.
The Mississippi State men's basketball team officially got the Ben Howland era underway Thursday with the first summer workout.
Three freshman took part for the first time. Malik Newman, Quinndary Weatherspoon, Aric Holman all participated in practices and classes as their MSU careers started.
You can see their thoughts in video form on the MSU blog.