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February 2nd, 2015
Baseball is more than just a game that takes place on a field between two teams for Ron Polk.
On Monday evening, the former Mississippi State coach passed that message along to members of the community and the 2015 Yellowjackets team as part of the inaugural Starkville High First Pitch Banquet.
The Mississippi State softball team will have 14 underclassmen available for competition this year.
Even though the Bulldogs lost eight letterwinners, including the school's all-time leading strikeout queen in pitcher Alison Owen, head coach Vann Stuedeman considers this year to be a "reloading" situation and not rebuilding.
It's almost 10:30 for the Mississippi State baseball program.
When it comes to the question of whether the Bulldogs being ready for the 2015 season, which starts in less than two weeks at home against Cincinnati on Feb. 13, coach John Cohen borrowed a quote from Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels for the answer.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs have only won seven Southeastern Conference games the previous two seasons.
Through eight league games this time around, the Bulldogs already have three wins. Third-year head coach Rick Ray had to mix and match lineups the past two seasons leading to four wins in his first year and three in his second.
It has come to be known as one of the messiest soccer tournaments, but in its seventh year the Starkville Soccer Associationâ€™s Frostbite Tournament did not quite live up to its reputation, and that might not have been a bad thing.
Mississippi State hadn't found much success in the last few minutes of the last two ballgames.
Head coach Rick Ray wanted to change that, so he went over a couple of 2-minute drills in practice on Friday to stress the importance of finishing a game strong.
It seemed to work.
The Bulldogs finished the game on a 19-10 run and downed LSU in the process at Humphrey Coliseum Saturday afternoon.
Craig Sword set the example on Saturday afternoon for the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
In a game where MSU coach Rick Ray wanted each player to do one thing a little bit better to help the team get a Southeastern Conference victory, Sword did just that.
It doesn't matter to the Mississippi State women's basketball team that it has never beaten the Tennessee Lady Volunteers before.
This is a new day.
The Bulldogs take a No. 18 ranking and records of 22-2 overall and 7-2 to Knoxville, Tenn., today for a 2 p.m. matchup with the Lady Vols. The game can be seen on the SEC Network.
Sam Bryant spends his days working with the next generation of girls basketball players at Starkville High School.
This season that work shown brightly as the junior high Lady Yellowjackets completed the season with a 12-3Â record and as Golden Triangle Athletic Conference Tournament Champions, which placed them ahead of other conference teams Columbus, Tupelo, West Point and Noxubee County.
Some have wondered why Mississippi State head football coach Dan Mullen wanted to bring back Manny Diaz as defensive coordinator.
There are two pretty good reasons stepping on the field in Arizona today for the Super Bowl.
K.J. Wright of the Seattle Seahawks and Chris White of the New England Patriots both played for the Bulldogs when Diaz was the defensive coordinator in 2010.