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Mullen raises the bar in five MSU seasons

July 22, 2014

Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen has raised the bar in Starkville in his first five seasons.
The Bulldogs missed going to a bowl by just one game in Mullen's first year of 2009. Since then, the Bulldogs have appeared in a school-record four-straight bowl games. They should make it five when this season ends.

A change in venue: Area coaches fond of move of title games to MSU, Ole Miss

July 21, 2014

There are many factors that bring a sense of excitement when it comes to participation in state championship games.
With the thrill of knowing your team has survived a grueling regular season and passed through the gauntlet that is the postseason, it provides fulfillment that can't be beat, but there is one more element that can enhance that excitement.

Stuedeman finalizes softball staff at MSU with addition of Ricketts

July 21, 2014

Vann Stuedeman has finalized her coaching staff for the 2015 season.
On Monday, the fourth-year Bulldog head coach announced the hiring of Samantha Ricketts as the new hitting coach. She will also have game management and recruiting responsibilities. Ricketts has spent the last three seasons at Wichita State.

Back-to-back: Clippers complete a quest of two World Series titles

July 20, 2014

It has been quite an amazing two-year run for the Northeast Mississippi Clippers.
After finishing second in the United States Sports Specialty Association 11-Under State tournament, then winning USSSA Global World Series in 2013, the Clippers won the USSSA 12-Under State tournament and the World Series this year.

Early signing day could come soon MSU's Mullen believes

July 20, 2014

Mississippi State head football coach Dan Mullen has always been an advocate of an early signing period.
It was discussed at length at this year's Southeastern Conference spring meetings in Destin, Fla., but nothing came of it.

SA's tournament features big prize at end

July 20, 2014

One million dollars.
A single amount of money that can make people do some crazy things, but for one lucky participant in the upcoming Starkville Academy Baseball Golf Tournament, the task required will not be that insane.

Making mark at MSU: McKinney wants to produce big junior year

July 19, 2014

Benardrick McKinney could have been playing on Sundays this fall instead of Saturdays.
The junior linebacker for the Mississippi State Bulldogs thought long and hard about leaving Starkville and putting his name in the National Football League Draft, but after a long discussion with those close to him, the Tunica native decided to come back for another year.

SMITH COLUMN: Bulldogs have several players to keep eye on

July 19, 2014

It looks like there will be a reason to watch several Mississippi State Bulldogs this football season.
Through Thursday, there were a total of seven Bulldogs on 12 different preseason watch lists.

Farmer brings coaching skills to the SSA staff

July 19, 2014

A new face joined the Starkville soccer scene.
After spending the last few years with Coerver Coaching, Mark Farmer has signed on to be the full-time director of coaching for the Starkville Soccer Association.

BULLETIN: Clippers win USSSA 11-Under World Series

July 19, 2014

MCDONOUGH, Ga. – The Northeast Mississippi Clippers beat the Mississippi Surge twice on Saturday, including an 8-0 shutout in the championship game, to win the United States Sports Speciality 12-Under World Series.
The Clippers, who went a perfect 6-0 for the week, are a team made up of Golden Triangle area players, mainly from Starkville, Eupora and Columbus.

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