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Opposing viewpoints: Provine sports battering Rams

September 26, 2012

The Provine High School Rams may not have the type of record that is overly impressive, but they have a running game that does.

Frank Jenkins and Robert Lee have combined for 714 yards rushing this season. Jenkins is the top rushing Ram with 388 yards on 85 carries.

SA's Gardner encouraged despite home soccer loss to PCS

September 26, 2012

Sometimes it's hard to find a silver lining when a soccer team doesn't score a goal in a match.

However, Starkville Academy soccer coach Robert Gardner found a reason to be encouraged Wednesday afternoon.

Runnels relishes role: SA running back takes being captain on team seriously

September 25, 2012

Being the number one tailback for a football team can bring on quite a bit of stress and excitement.

Senior running back Colby Runnels not only holds the role of the top running back for the Starkville Academy Volunteers, but he's also a captain on team.

According to Starkville Academy coach Jeff Terrill, Runnels is one of the best players for the job.

Hard work gives Horsley chance to help Jackets

September 25, 2012

Starkville High School sophomore running back Jaquez Horsley has found the secret to getting playing time and succeeding on the varsity level.
Actually, there's no trick to it when hard work is involved.

Horsley has put in the necessary work in practice and has emerged as the top rusher for the Yellowjackets through five games this season.

Bulldogs look to regain focus in off week

September 25, 2012

Entering the bye week, teams get a chance to get healthy and fine tune a few things it has not been able to work on during the normal grind of a game week.

While those things certainly fit the Mississippi State Bulldogs, they are also looking to regain their focus after a pair of lackluster performances against non-conference foes.

SMITH COLUMN: Former SHS quarterbacks perform well

September 25, 2012

These are good times to be a former Starkville High School quarterback.

Jaquez Johnson is having an outstanding season so far with the East Mississippi Community College Lions, while Brad Henderson, a former signal caller with the Yellowjackets and Lions, has enjoyed some good moments at Northwestern State.

Ray preparing Bulldogs for fall practice sessions

September 24, 2012

From the moment head basketball coach Rick Ray set foot on the Mississippi State campus, he knew he has his work cut out for him to rebuild a proud basketball program.

Void of veteran leadership, Ray began to cultivate Jalen Steele and Wendell Lewis into the cornerstones in which he would begin to build the program around.

Moving on up: MSU 19th in USA Today, 21st in AP poll

September 23, 2012

There are a few college football teams across the nation that can claim to be undefeated at this point of the season.

The Mississippi State Bulldogs are one of those.

After Saturday night's 30-10 victory over South Alabama, MSU stands 4-0 for the first time since 1999 and moved up in both polls on Sunday.

Unblemished September Bulldogs see first 4-0 mark since 1999

September 23, 2012

Not since 1999 have the Mississippi State Bulldogs opened the season a perfect 4-0, but on Saturday night, that’s exactly what Dan Mullen’s team did with a 30-10 win over South Alabama.

After a slow start, the Bulldog offense got going in the second quarter thanks to a LaDarius Perkins 44-yard scoring run to break the ice and give State the early 7-0 lead.

SMITH COLUMN: MSU sluggish out of gate, but recovers

September 23, 2012

The Mississippi State Bulldogs needed to get refocused and ready.

At least that's the way analyst from ESPN radio saw the situation on Saturday morning.

After MSU escaped Troy last week with a 30-24 victory, there were many across the country that were anxious to see whether its newly achieved No. 23 ranking in The Associated Press and USA Today polls was deserved.

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