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August 21st, 2014
Mississippi State didn't have any players on the Coaches Preseason All-Southeastern Conference first team.
The teams were unveiled on the new SEC Network Thursday. Both commentators on the network felt like a couple of Bulldogs may have been snubbed.
Starkville Academy saw hard work come to fruition Thursday evening as the junior varsity Volunteers secured a 12-6 victory over visiting Winston Academy.
For the last week, SA has been working on a little combination involving quarterback Griffin Little and Taylor Arnold and after holding the Patriots to three and out, Starkville Academy tested it out.Â
Mississippi State soccer coach Aaron Gordon won't apologize about a tough non-conference schedule.
When it comes to playing in the Southeastern Conference, Gordon wanted to have as many early tests as possible to get ready.
The season starts tonight for the Bulldogs when they take on Iowa State from the Big 12 Conference. The match begins at 7 p.m. at the MSU Soccer Field.
The Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers lost a tough soccer match to Jackson Academy at home Thursday, but Hannah Huddleston still had a reason to be encouraged.
Moments after suffering a 1-0 defeat to JA, Huddleston went to several of her Starkville Academy teammates, gave them a high five and told them they played well.
FRENCH CAMP â€“ The French Camp Panthers are pretty much starting from scratch.
After winning the Class A State championship last season, the Panthers lost 14 seniors and 12 starters from that team.
French Camp coach Nathan Wright would love to have the type of program that could just "reload," but realistically he knows the more proper word to describe where it stands is "rebuild."
Mississippi State's defense is loaded with returning starters and backup personnel.
Geoff Collins didn't lose many players on the defensive side of the ball from last year's team.
The Mississippi State defensive coordinator lost three seniors on defense, and only two of those played in the bowl game win against Rice.
Noxubee County head coach Tyrone Shorter loves good defense.
Over the years, Shorter has placed a tremendous amount of emphasis on doing what it takes to be as strong as possible on the defensive side of the football.
Shorter said he will never stop thinking about defense, but when he considers what he has returning on offense this season, it makes him a little anxious.
Home field advantage has been one of the longest standing advantages for football teams, but Lamar Schoolâ€™s Mac Barnes begs to differ.
â€śStarting on the road just means you donâ€™t have to mark the field,â€ť Barnes said with a laugh. â€śIt really isnâ€™t that big of a deal for us because we are a pretty good road team. We donâ€™t even think about it other than you have a longer drive to get to the field.â€ť
The first year of the Mississippi Basketball Association youth league was considered a success and plans have already begun for the future.
M.B.A. director Fred Tate said "this first year was great and the kids had fun."