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January 5th, 2015
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Mississippi State's seniors might be remembered for many years to come and the veteran Bulldogs won't forget what they leave behind.
The 2014 class leaves Starkville with a 32-21 record, making them the third winningest class in program history. Those seniors competed in four-straight bowl games as well, and saw the Bulldogs rise to No. 1 this season for the first time ever.
A tale of two squads.
That is how Starkville basketball coach Greg Carter describes his team of Yellowjackets from season's beginning until now.
The Travis Outlaw Center at the Starkville Sportsplex will be filled with youth today with one thing on their mind.
They will be trying to get the basketball through the hoop, so points can be scored and games can be won.
The Starkville Parks and Recreation Department provides that through the Starkville Area Youth basketball program.
Martha Alwal, Kendra Grant and Jerica James know what it feels like to go into a hostile environment like Missouri and get a win.
Those three players helped the Mississippi State Bulldogs to a 61-56 victory at Missouri on Feb. 10, 2013.
The Bulldogs return to Columbia, Mo., today to take on the Tigers in their second Southeastern Conference game of the season. The tip is set for 2 p.m.
Something good needed to happen for the Mississippi State Bulldogs before Southeastern Conference play started.
MSU downed the Florida State Seminoles 62-55 Friday night inside Humphrey Coliseum to end non-conference play on a high note.
The Bulldogs (7-6) start SEC play Wednesday when it host Tennessee at 8 p.m.
The just-completed Mississippi State football season should be remembered fondly.
No, it didn't end well as the Bulldogs suffered two very disappointing losses, but those should not overshadow what has been accomplished.
This has been one of the best years in MSU history and may go down as THE BEST.
COLUMBUS â€“ A slow start was replaced by a strong finish Saturday as the Starkville High Yellowjackets defeated Olive Branch 68-57 during the New Hope Classic.
COLUMBUS â€“ Tanita Thompson could hear the command of the coaches and teammates in her mind.
The Starkville High School forward had been a little tentative about being aggressive after having surgery on her anterior cruciate ligament last February, but she has been encouraged not to be afraid to go after a loose basketball.
Mississippi State has seen the seesaw sway back and forth with its non-conference schedule this season.
The Bulldogs started play 5-0, but lost six of seven games after the best start under third-year head coach Rick Ray. They were coming off a 19-point loss to McNeese State at home on Tuesday night.
MSU wasn't the same team on Friday night.