Archive - 2013
In the first two "big tests" for Mississippi State, they didn't answer the bell like Rick Ray would have liked.
That was not the story Thursday night.
The Bulldogs knocked off the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles 66-53 inside Humphrey Coliseum in front of 5,902 fans.
"I thought this was a really good win for our ball club against a really quality opponent," MSU head coach Rick Ray said.
Savannah Carter never backs down from a challenge.
Mississippi State women's basketball coach Vic Schaefer usually puts Carter, defensively, on the best offensive player from the other team.
Carter and the Bulldogs will see a talented point guard tonight when the Southeastern Louisiana Lions invade Humphrey Coliseum for a 7 p.m. game.
When Geoff Collins looks at the film of the Rice offense, he sees a similarity to what he sees on a week-to-week basis.
The Mississippi State defensive coordinator was very complimentarily of the Owls' offense, a Conference USA squad.
"They have Southeastern Conference players," Collins said matter-of-factly after Thursday night's practice.
Travis Outlaw may be busy playing basketball on the West Coast right now, but it didn't stop him from continuing the theme of giving back to his community.
The search for Starkvilleâs new chief administrative officer has been narrowed to three finalists, whom the Board of Aldermen named Tuesday night at its recess board meeting.
The board will interview Starkville City Clerk and Director of Finance Taylor Adams, Michael Anderson of Decatur and Andrew Ellard of Hattiesburg, beginning at 4 p.m. Jan. 7 in the City Hall courtroom.
Tax increment financing (TIF) is a powerful tool for economic development that Starkville has used to fund such developments as The Mill at MSU and improvements to the Middleton Marketplace shopping center, but Judy Phillips wanted her audience to understand that a TIF is not a magic bullet.
The Education Association of East Oktibbeha County Schools (EAEOCS) will host a public forum at 6 p.m. tonight at East Oktibbeha County High School to discuss the Starkville-Oktibbeha County School District consolidation.
Kristie Williams says her Starkville Lady Yellowjackets team is really starting to come together.
âWe are starting to gel more as a team and that is great because everybody knows Blair Schaefer and Imane Montgomery, but we also have other players who are willing to step up and do their part,â Williams said. âSometimes they donât have the same notoriety, but they work just as hard.â
Mississippi State's Tyson Cunningham has fond memories of the Joe Horne Columbus Christmas Classic.
While playing for coach Sammy Smith at Columbus High School, Cunningham remembers the fun atmosphere that was created for basketball this time of the year.
Starkville High School quarterback Princeton Jones was rewarded for the progress he made last season as he was recognized as the Quarterback of the Year in Class 6A, Region 2.
With all of the talent that can be found at quarterback in the region, coach Jamie Mitchell of the Jackets was happy that Jones was considered the best.