March 5th, 2015
The Mississippi State Bulldogs have had a five-day layoff prior to their first game of the Southeastern Conference Women's Basketball Tournament.
Even though the weather has been bad in Little Rock, Ark., that's not the reason MSU has been waiting.
The Bulldogs finished as the No. 3 seed in the SEC and got a double bye in the quarterfinals so the time off is a reward.
Sharon Fanning-Otis has managed to remain a part of the Mississippi State family even though she does not coach the women's basketball program anymore.
She is visible at many MSU athletic functions and is one of the biggest fans of coach Vic Schaefer's Bulldogs.
This will be the first weekend where Mississippi State will only play three games.
That means head coach John Cohen has to cut down his rotation to three pitchers. With one week before Southeastern Conference play starts, Cohen will start a junior and two sophomores.
The No. 8 Bulldogs (13-1) welcome San Diego (4-6) to Dudy Noble Field this weekend.
It is no secret that teams want to end its season hoisting a trophy.Â
The East Webster Lady Wolverines are no different and today they will take a huge step toward that end result as they face off against Heidelberg in the Class 2A State quarterfinals.
The Starkville Lady Yellowjackets have enjoyed an outstanding season to this point.
They have a 24-4 overall record, swept all games in Class 6A, Region 3 and the region tournament, and look forward to Saturday night's meeting against Hattiesburg in the state tournament at Mississippi Coliseum.
The competition levels automatically rises when a player puts on a Starkville High School jersey.
No matter what the sport, the expectation does not change and currently the load rests on the shoulders of the Yellowjacket basketball team.
For Matt Wells and several other Mississippi State Bulldogs, Wednesday was a big day.
Mississippi State held its Pro Day with 20 athletes going through drills and all 32 National Football League teams were represented. The day featured 17 Bulldogs from last year's squad and three Bulldogs from the 2013 team.
Jerica James couldn't help from getting a little bit excited when she found out where the Southeastern Conference Women's Basketball Tournament was going to be this year.
When the Mississippi State senior point guard learned that Little Rock, Ark., was going to be the site of the event, she has been looking forward to the opportunity ever since.
Mississippi State softball coach Vann Stuedeman and leadoff hitter Katie Anne Bailey were not going to hesitate in the fifth inning.
With the score tied at 2-2 against Kennesaw State on Wednesday afternoon, the Bulldogs had a valuable run to pick up at second base in the form of Bailey.
The Starkville Board of Aldermen voted 5-0 to officially walk away from negotiations with Cadence Bank for its downtown headquarters as the new home for the Starkville Police Department.