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It has been a football season to remember for the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
For the first time in the history of the program, the Bulldogs were able to reach No. 1 in the country and they stayed there for five weeks.
Mississippi State's rise to the top was chosen as the No. 1 sports story of 2014 by the Starkville Daily News sports staff.
Great shock and sadness came with the news that East Webster girls basketball coach Stan Hughey had passed away on Sunday.
It's certainly a difficult way to see the year of 2014 end locally.
Hughey was a great girls basketball coach as the people of Oak Hill Academy and East Webster can relate.
MIAMI â€“ The two teams participating in tonight's Orange Bowl have tried to keep the routine as close to "business as usual" as possible.
With the game between the Mississippi State Bulldogs and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets being on a Wednesday, there has been a little bit of an adjustment involved.
The McNeese State Cowboys brought their three-point shooters to Starkville Tuesday night.
After the Cowboys established momentum early with their offense, the Mississippi State Bulldogs had a hard time getting back into the game.
McNeese State hit 8-of-17 field goals from long range and dominated MSU 66-47 at Humphrey Coliseum.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. â€“ With Deshea Townsend calling the defensive plays for the Capital One Orange Bowl for Mississippi State, many wonder if that's a sign of what will happen in the future.
Breanna Richardson showed on Monday night that she is more than just an inside threat for the Mississippi State women's basketball team.
Richardson hit both of her field goal attempts from three-point range and finished with 14 points to help No. 19 MSU to a 83-26 victory over the Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions in front of 2,955 at Humphrey Coliseum.
MABEN â€“ East Webster High School principal Bill Brand confirmed to Starkville Daily News prep writer Jason Edwards on Sunday that girls basketball coach Stan Hughey has died.
MIAMI â€“ Deshea Townsend has been around football for most of his life.
He has been around the defensive side of the ball for all of his professional and college careers.
On Saturday, Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen gave the defensive play-calling duties to the cornerbacks coach.
The Starkville Lady Yellowjackets were looking for players at the beginning of the season that would show leadership after the departure of Blair Schaefer and Imane Montgomery.
One of those that is beginning to step up is junior guard Eryka Williams.
Williams has started to produce in some key moments as the Lady Jackets are off to a 10-3 start this season.
It contained 14 games over two days with a field of multiple strong teams from across the Southeast.
Those are the qualities possessed by the 2014 Travis Outlaw Slam Dunk at the Hump Christmas basketball tournament and in its fourth year, the annual event hosted by Starkville High and held on the campus of Mississippi State certainly did not disappoint.