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December 11th

Starkville Academy hangs tough, but drops 52-45 decision

December 12, 2014

Starkville Academy is in the middle of a strong slate of home contests.
On Thursday, the Volunteers played the second of those games with one of the state’s best teams in Jackson Academy coming to town.
While the game was close for the majority of the contest, the Raiders pulled away just slightly in the final moments to claim a 52-45 victory in boys action.

December 10th

Accepting THE CALL: Terrill set to leave Starkville Academy for position as FCA Multi-Area Director

December 11, 2014

Jeff Terrill spent 35 years with the word coach in front of his name. 
Now the time has come for a career move, but as he prepares to hang up his Starkville Academy headset to accept a position with Mississippi's Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the legacy he leaves behind is far more than that of a football X’s and O’s man.

SMITH ON SPORTS: Not many men better than Terrill

December 11, 2014

It has been a pleasure of mine over the last four years to get to know coach Jeff Terrill.
Although we haven't sat down and had many lengthy conversations, I have been around him enough to know there are not very many men better than him.
Terrill has enjoyed success as Starkville Academy football coach and led the Volunteers to a pair of Class AAA, Division II State championship appearances.

Enthusiasm in Starkville impressed Orange Bowl

December 11, 2014

The foundation was laid early in the season for Mississippi State's trip to the Capital One Orange Bowl.
Orange Bowl committee member Shawn Crews attended the Bulldogs' game against Texas A&M on Oct. 4. MSU was fresh off a victory over LSU in Baton Rouge, La., that leapfrogged it into the top 15.
The Bulldogs won that day 48-31.

Recognition continues for Mississippi State football

December 11, 2014

A week after the regular season ended, Mississippi State is still receiving recognition.
Bulldog head coach Dan Mullen was selected as the Athlon Southeastern Conference Coach of the Year. It is the third award that the sixth-year head coach has won this year. 
He was the Associated Press SEC Coach of the Year and the AFCA Region 2 Coach of the Year.

No. 22 ranked Bulldogs host the Lady Techsters

December 11, 2014

Mississippi State basketball coach Vic Schaefer thought early that he had a Top 25 team this season.
When three of his senior starters weren't available at the beginning due to injury, he wasn't sure the Bulldogs would be 8-0 at this point.
Martha Alwal and Kendra Grant are working their way back into the lineup, but Savannah Carter is still out.

Choctaw County event has a postseason feel

December 11, 2014

State basketball tournaments bring multiple games over consecutive days for participating teams. Choctaw County High School is looking to get in some early season experience in that format this week as they host the Choctaw County Tournament.
“In the end, you have to play back-to-back games in the postseason so this just gets you ready,” Chargers coach Gary Beals said.

December 9th

Commitments possess ability: Peters, McLaurin, Myers show MSU what to expect

December 10, 2014

Davis Wade Stadium was the site of victory and celebration for six different Mississippi high school football teams this past weekend.
It was even bigger for three separate players.
The Mississippi State football stadium saw three future Bulldogs compete for Mississippi High School Activities Association State championships this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and they showed out. 

SEC football coaches honor Bulldogs

December 10, 2014

The honors keep rolling in for the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
A day after the Associated Press released its All-Southeastern Conference teams, the SEC coaches announced theirs.
Bulldog quarterback Dak Prescott, defensive lineman Preston Smith and linebacker Benardrick McKinney made the first team, while offensive lineman Ben Beckwith and running back Josh Robinson made the second team.

Schaefer brags on the success of Mississippi State programs

December 10, 2014

Things are much different now at Mississippi State than they were three years ago when women's basketball coach Vic Schaefer last spoke to the Starkville Kiwanis Club.
On Tuesday, Schaefer talked about what it's like for the football and women's basketball programs to be ranked at the same time, which was not the case in 2012. Football was ranked in 2012, but not women's hoops.

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