August 29th, 2014
Thereâ€™s a running thread in Mississippi State Universityâ€™s recent concerts â€” a streak of some things Southern, and many things country.
The Greater Starkville Development Partnership is opening up Mississippi State Universityâ€™s football season with a party, and everyone is invited.
GSDP will hold the Downtown Block Party, the first of its New South Weekend events, at the College Park shopping center on Russell Street tonight from 6-8.
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A football series was started last year between the Starkville Yellowjackets and the Oxford Chargers in hopes that a rivalry would develop similar to what the colleges of those towns have.
Mississippi State and Ole Miss battle for the Golden Egg Trophy each year and now Starkville and Oxford play in a game that was called Little Egg Bowl last season.
One game at a time.
That is the way coach Jeff Terrill and the Starkville Volunteers like to play football.
There is no looking down the road. Instead, the focus for SA is on what transpires this week and being ready to do â€śwhat they doâ€ť at the best of their ability.
French Camp might be the Panthers, but Eupora coach Junior Graham says he is expecting a â€śdog fightâ€ť when the teams take the fieldÂ tonight.
â€śThey really played Choctaw County tough,â€ť Graham said. â€ś(They) had some breaks go against them, but that game was a lot closer than the score indicated.â€ť
Southern Mississippi entered last year's finale at UAB 0-11 and on a 23-game losing streak.
The Golden Eagles stunned UAB, and the college football community for that matter, 62-27 to end the skid and notch their first win in two seasons. That was the only bright spot of Todd Monken's first season in Hattiesburg.
The Mississippi State volleyball team plays 15 non-conference matches to start the season.
Four of those non-conference matchups take place this weekend at the Sam Houston Invitational in Huntsville, Tex.
For the Bulldogs, it's not about playing Cal State Bakersville, Sam Houston State, Texas Pan American and Louisiana-Monroe. They want to get a good look at themselves.
MABEN â€“ Senior Kendall Wilkinson said when the East Webster Lady Wolverines put it all together, "no one can beat us."
The Noxapater Lady Tigers couldn't do it on Thursday.
After spotting the Lady Tigers two runs in the first inning, the Lady Wolverines came back with a vengeance and registered a 14-3 victory in five innings at home.
Lindsey Thornton, a senior majoring in communications at Mississippi State University, has a lot of friends who live in the Cotton District.
At Mississippi State University, one president challenged another last week â€” and now, that challenge has been accepted.
MSU President Mark Keenum took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Wednesday, donating to the ALS Association and getting doused with ice water by one of his challengers, MSU Student Association President Brett Harris.