April 13th, 2014
People often jump for joy, but Mississippi Stateâ€™s softball team took that expression to a whole new level on Sunday.
After defeating No. 2 Alabama 4-3 to claim a Southeastern Conference series win on Super Bulldog Weekend, the Bulldogs made good on a bet made earlier in the season with assistant coach Beth Mullins.
It involved a little matter of jumping in Chadwick Lake.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs seized the momentum in the three-game series with in-state rival Ole Miss with a walk-off win on Saturday.
They didn't carry that momentum into Sunday though.
Mississippi State broke another baseball attendance record on Sunday afternoon.
After setting the all-time single game mark for an on-campus game when 15,586 came to watch Saturday's 6-5 victory over the Ole Miss Rebels, the Bulldogs set the mark for a three-game series when 10,371 more saw the Rebels win 12-2 at Dudy Noble Field.
James A. (Bubber) Turner, 88, passed away on April 8, 2014 at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville, MS.Â He was retired Chief Deputy Sheriff with the Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department and a member of Adaton Methodist Church.Â He was Owner of Texaco Service Station on University Drive, member of VFW and American Legion, driver for Greyhound Buses, and Owner of Turner Bus Company.
J. Wilmot Thomson, Jr., 92, of Starkville, went to be with the Lord on Friday April 11, 2014.
The spirit of the Mississippi State Bulldogs had been broken and all hope seemed lost.
It appeared that the three-run top of the 10th for the Ole Miss Rebels was going to be enough to send the Bulldogs to their second-straight loss and second-straight series loss.
It was pretty Super Bulldog-ish.
There have been some interesting outcomes for Mississippi State and Ole Miss sporting events lately.
When the Bulldogs were able to rally in the 10th inning to take a 6-5 victory over the Rebels in baseball on Saturday, it led to more than just one "wow."
Dak Prescott had to watch last year's Maroon and White game on the sideline due to an injury.
This year the Mississippi State junior quarterback was right in the middle of the action.
Anthony Dixon knows what to do whenever he has a bad day in the National Football League.
He just recalls the fond memories of his playing days at Mississippi State.
The all-time leading rusher for the Bulldogs and running back for the Buffalo Bills was in Starkville Friday and Saturday enjoying Super Bulldog Weekend.
The Starkville Yellowjackets took advantage of a nice Saturday afternoon of weather to play a doubleheader.
After losing the first game to Houston 8-2, Starkville claimed a 5-2 victory against the West Point Green Wave, much in part to a strong pitching performance.
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