March 24th, 2015
Coaches Ben Howland and Vic Schaefer speak the same language.
Both men believe that defense wins championships.
It's a formula that's beginning to pay off for the women's basketball program at Mississippi State and Howland looks forward to following the same path with the men.
Ben Howland definitely did his homework.
While making his remarks to the Mississippi State fans and media gathered at Humphrey Coliseum on Tuesday afternoon, the new head men's basketball coach of the Bulldogs discussed the history of MSU basketball, the college game in general and even talked a little bit of football.
The baseball game between the Starkville Academy Volunteers and the Jackson Academy Raiders came down to the very end Tuesday.
After battling for eight innings, Starkville Academy and Jackson Academy entered the ninth deadlocked. Unfortunately for the Volunteers, it was Jackson Academy which broke the tie to pick up a 16-10 early week victory.
The Golden Triangle Development LINK announced Monday that it has recommended to Starkville and Oktibbeha County officials to not move forward with the proposed $10 million Innovation District Park.
Unity Park is finally complete, as organizers unveiled its seventh and final plaque at a Monday morning ceremony.
The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors heard a presentation Monday on how to move forward with the comprehensive plan the board adopted in December.
Robin Whitfield is becoming familiar with Starkville. The Grenada watercolorist spent the month of November serving as the Noxubee Wildlife Refugeâ€™s Artist in Residence. Now, she is acting as the juror for the 2015 Cotton District Artâ€™s Festival juried art competition and has a exhibit of work showing in the Greater Starkville Development Partnershipâ€™s lobby.
It remains to be seen how the future will play out.
If past history is any indication, Ben Howland has proven himself to be a winner.
Howland will be introduced today as the 20th men's basketball coach at Mississippi State and after two days of intense speculation, the news became official Monday night.
The 2015-16 basketball season already has an all-star year flavor stamped on it for Starkville High School.
It was officially announced on Monday by the Mississippi Association of Coaches that Tyson Carter of the Yellowjackets and Eryka Williams of the Lady Jackets made the rosters for The Mississippi Sports Medicine All-Star Boys and Girls Basketball Games.
Mississippi State was all set at the catching position.
The Bulldogs brought back All-Southeastern Conference Freshman performer Gavin Collins for the 2015 season and it looked like nothing was going to stop him from being behind the dish.
Surgery on his catching hand before the season started kept Collins off the field, and the MSU coaching staff had to scramble to get another catcher ready.