October 15th, 2014
There are five newcomers on this year's Mississippi State women's basketball team.
They are members of a top 20 ranked recruiting class and were the top players on their high school or AAU teams.
It remains to be seen what kind of impact they can make for coach Vic Schaefer's Bulldogs, but as of now, he doesn't see them backing down from a challenge.
Mississippi State women's basketball coach Vic Schaefer likes everything about sophomore guard Dominique Dillingham.
Well, almost everything.
Schaefer said during Wednesday's MSU basketball on-campus media day that there is one thing keeping Dillingham from being a first-team All-Southeastern Conference player and that is consistently making an outside shot.
Mississippi State currently owns the second-longest winning streak in the nation.
The Bulldogs have won nine-straight games dating back to last season. Defending national champion Florida State has won 22 games in a row.Â
However, MSU is ranked No. 1 in the country in both the Associated Press and Amway Coaches polls and the Seminoles are No. 2 in both.Â
Madison Central's train ride of a season has been all over the tracks.
Starting off the Jaguars seemed to be on fire with three big wins over Brandon, Gulfport and West Monroe. From there the wheels slowed down slightly as the Jaguars suffered defeat at the hands of Petal and Clinton.
There are certain advantages to living in a college town.
For high schools in the Starkville area, it gets to enjoy using the facilities of Mississippi State University from time to time.
At a Tuesday press conference, Mike Slive announced that he will step down as commissioner of the Southeastern Conference, effective July 31, 2015. Slive is the SECâ€™s seventh commissioner and has held the position since 2002, yet he told SECSports.com that recent health concerns have made him reevaluate his priorities.
Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen said he would have voted the Bulldogs No. 1 six weeks ago.
The Bulldogs were unranked in the preseason, but now that doesnâ€™t matter.
MSU became the No. 1 team on Sunday in both the Associated Press and Amway Coaches poll. This is the first time the Bulldogs have been the top ranked team in the country in both polls.
Starkville High School had to cancel classes Tuesday as its personnel waited for Starkville Electric Department to restore its electricity after Mondayâ€™s severe thunderstorm, but principal David Baggett confirmed power is now restored and class is back in session today.
The Starkville Planning and Zoning Commission voted 4-1 to recommend multiple rezonings needed for the Golden Triangle Development LINKâ€™s planned $10 million Innovation District, despite opposition from residents of properties near the developmentâ€™s 326-acre site.
Starkvilleâ€™s Board of Aldermen will ultimately consider the commissionâ€™s recommendations for final approval.
Starkville police detectives are investigating what they are calling a rash of stolen vehicles and attempts to steal vehicles.
A police department press release said the theft and attempted thefts occurred on the weekends of Oct. 3 and 10, and detectives believe the suspects may have chosen those dates because of high traffic in town for Mississippi State football games.