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The honors keep rolling in for Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen.
The sixth-year head coach has been recognized as the Maxwell Football Club's Collegiate Coach of the Year, which was announced by the organization Monday.
She didn't follow the San Francisco Giants until Michael Morse went to the team.
She has now changed loyalty to the Miami Marlins.
When it comes to being a fan, Hadie McReynolds likes the organization that welcomes Morse on board.
McReynolds, who lives and works in Starkville, is the aunt of Morse and definitely keeps up with his progress.
Rick Ray and his Mississippi State basketball team took Saturday's loss harder than any they have taken this season.
The Bulldogs dropped a 53-51 decision to USC Upstate in Jackson in that game.
ACKERMAN â€“ Simply improve.
Heading into the season, that was all Choctaw County football coach Adam Dillinger asked of his football team.
"Our goal was to see improvement over last season," Dillinger said. "We wanted something concrete that made this year better than last."
Billy Gonzales worked with depth and veteran leadership with his wide receivers this season.
The Mississippi State co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach has seen eight of his guys make catches this season and seven of those make touchdown grabs.
EUPORA â€“ No one can suggest that the losses for the Eupora Eagles came against weak opposition this past season.
One team is played for a state championship. The other played for the north half title and the third only lost two games this whole season.
That is the resume of the teams that defeated Eupora this year, which quite impressive when you look at the whole picture.
Coach T.J. Billups wanted to know how his basketball team would respond when leaving the state of Texas and playing in unfamiliar surroundings.
Billups, a former Mississippi State guard and Noxubee County High School coach, certainly knew about the Joe Horne Christmas Classic in Columbus and knew it was worth a phone call to coach Sammy Smith to see if there was a spot left on the schedule.
COLUMBUS â€“ Starkville High School sophomore post player Kelsey Jones picked up two fouls and sat for the majority of the first half against the West Lowndes Lady Panthers on Saturday.
Without their primary scoring threat, it would be understandable to believe the Lady Yellowjacktets would struggle to put up points.
COLUMBUS â€“ What a difference a day makes.Â
After dropping their first game of the Joe Horne Christmas Invitational on Friday, the Starkville Yellowjackets took advantage of tournament play to capture a 64-37 day two victory over Central High from Tuscaloosa.
Dan Mullen's plate has become heavier after the events of last week.
The Mississippi State head coach saw defensive coordinator Geoff Collins leave for the same position at Florida on Tuesday. The Bulldogs are preparing to face Georgia Tech in the Capital One Orange Bowl on New Year's Eve.