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HOOVER, Ala. â€“ When teams come to the Southeastern Conference Media days, it brings along some of their most talented players.
Usually that means upperclassmen that represent multiple years of experience, but on Wednesday, Texas A&M and Mississippi State bucked that trend as among their roster of attendees were sophomores Johnny Manziel and Benardrick McKinney.
School may be out, but a couple of Starkville High tennis players still have a reason to keep the racket handy.
This week Mikala Taylor and Jack Bryan venture to Jackson to represent Starkville in the Mississippi Association of Coaches All-Star tennis match.
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Fans of Mississippi High School football will have a unique opportunity to see that history unfold on the movie screen in the Starkville area.
Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen will have some explaining to do today at Southeastern Conference Media Days.
Once again the Bulldogs are having a difficult time gaining national respect in the preseason.
A few weeks ago Phil Steele came out with his bowl projections for the postseason and MSU was not to be found in that listing.
The college football seasons is near.
Many consider the start of the new season when conference media days hit some time in July.
The Southeastern Conference Media Days started Tuesday in Hoover, Ala., at The Wynfrey Hotel.Â
Tyler Russell is no stranger to the Manning Passing Academy.
The Mississippi State senior quarterback spent two years as a camper at the Manning Passing Academy. He returned this summer.
This time the Meridian native was a counselor and not a camper.
LaDarius Perkins has been an all-purpose type of player for Mississippi State in his career.
This season, the senior running back may be used in punt returns.
"I talked to Coach (Dan) Mullen about that and he told me to just get with Coach (Billy) Gonzales to get me prepared to do that," Perkins said.
There are going to be several Mississippi State Bulldogs worth keeping an eye on for the upcoming football season.
On Monday, MSU had its total of players making preseason watch lists increased to eight.
Bulldog linebackers Deontae Skinner and Benardrick McKinney were selected to the Butkus Award watch list, while offensive guard Gabe Jackson made the Rotary Lombardi Award watch list.
Andrew Pylate is returning to Starkville Academy with a bit of extra motivation.
â€śComing back to Starkville Academy, I almost feel like there is some unfinished business,â€ť Pylate said. â€śWe lost the state championship in baseball my senior year so that motivates me to go back to help those guys accomplish what I wasnâ€™t able to do and that always drives you.â€ť
The Starkville American All-Stars have their sights set on a new challenge.
On Tuesday, they will travel to Southaven where they will participate in the Dizzy Dean 8-year-old World Series. Starkville earned its spot in the World Series after winning the South State title last week in a tournament held at McKee Park.