June 30th, 2014
Rick Ray has had to mix and match his lineup the last two seasons.
When Ray took over the Mississippi State program two seasons ago, the roster was decimated by injuries, players wanting to transfer and a few Ray let leave the program for various reasons.
This season may be a little different for Ray and the Bulldogs. He finally has a full roster to organize.
Mississippi State's football program has a long and storied history.
The football team was formed back in 1895 when this team was referred to as the Mississippi A&M Aggies. Since then, the team has seen a name change and a mascot change.
Have you attended a Mississippi State menâ€™s basketball game over the last few years?
If so, chances are you have caught a glimpse of Scotty Johnson hanging out on the sidelines or even tending to an injured athlete.
The Mississippi State Institute of Golf is bringing a different aspect of the game to the public this summer.
Each weekend the MSU Golf Course presents Cosmic Putt-Putt, which combines miniature golf with a black light effect.
Mississippi State didn't have to look very far when it came down to hiring its next men's tennis coach.
All the Bulldogs had to do was check the same side of the net.
Basketball season doesn't start until late October, or early November, but college teams are taking advantage of the summer.
According to NCAA rules, coaches can only work with their players for 16 hours during an eight week period in the summer.
Traditionally basketball has not been a summer sport.
That ideal is rapidly changing as more and more teams use the offseason as a testing ground before the upcoming regular season.
East Webster's Stan Hughey is a part of that movement as the coach has been keeping his team busy with competition all throughout the month of June.
The Southeastern Conference has once again proven its dominance in sports with the way it concluded the 2013-14 athletic year.
With the Vanderbilt Commodores winning the national championship in baseball, it was another feather in the cap of the SEC. The league didn't need much more to validate itself, but the Commodores sure helped in that cause.
Dorothy Ferrell Tomlin, 86, passed away on June 26, 2014 at Starkville Manor Nursing Home. Â She was the retired Supervisor for Garan, Inc. and a member of Fellowship Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Grady Ferrell and Lucille Thomas Ferrell.
Sometimes to improve as a baseball team comes the sacrifice of giving up part of a summer.
Instead of spending the month of June relaxing or traveling with family and friends, the Starkville Academy Volunteers are busy working on improving their game for the upcoming season and if you ask their coach, the work is paying off.