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August 1st, 2014
Many don't get the opportunity to take a trip to France or Belgium.
That's what the Mississippi State women's basketball team gets to do next week and head coach Vic Schaefer is going to make sure the Bulldogs enjoy the experience.
Even though basketball games will be played and MSU plans to win those, Schaefer said the visit to Europe is about so much more.
Tournament experience is something that can't be beat.
Starkville Academy's fast pitch softball team knows this, which is why today the Lady Volunteers will welcome teams from the surrounding area to the Starkville Sportsplex for the Starkville Academy Invitational.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs opened fall camp on a cool Mississippi summer afternoon Thursday.
It wasn't the usual hot summer afternoon that most are used to, but MSU head coach Dan Mullen wore a long-sleeve pullover.
He was happy with how the first day went.
Starkville Academy soccer coach Cole Andrews asked his players to do one thing before their game Thursday.
Coming off a "tough" loss to Lamar Academy, the coach urged the Lady Volunteers to put it all behind them as they prepared to face Bayou Academy in game two.Â
The Starkville 10-year-old All-Stars knew that the Dizzy Dean World Series was going to be competitive.
It also became an educational experience.
During their time in Southaven, Starkville's 10-year-old All-Stars were able to play against the team from Hilo, Hawaii.
College football is less than 30 days away.
The season starts in late August, but many teams and programs around the country start practice in the next couple of days.
Mississippi State reported to camp on Wednesday and practice starts today. The Bulldogs open the season Aug. 30 at home against in-state foe Southern Mississippi.Â
Many fans are excited about the upcoming college football season, especially Mississippi State fans.
There is all sorts of talent on both sides of the football for the Bulldogs and then there is quarterback Dak Prescott. He had a good year last year after not being the starter in fall camp. He took over the starting position after Tyler Russell went down with an injury.
As a golf professional, Scott Buntin has been a part of club championships at a variety of courses, but it took coming to Starkville to find what he calls the "most successful."
"I have been at several clubs," Buntin said. "This club has the most successful championship of any club I have ever been. It is really great all-around and very well participated in."
Preparations continue at the Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point for the ninth annual ISPS Handa Cup and tournament chairman Rick Milburn has been pleased with the progress.
It's only about two more months before the LPGA Legends make their way to Old Waverly as the U.S.A team looks to reclaim the Handa Cup that Team World captured last year.
The Pontotoc Red Sox began their quest in the cold of January and ended in the warmth of July.
In between, they improved and ended up winning a World Series championship.
The Red Sox, a United States Sports Specialty Association Under-10 travel team made up of players from various parts of north Mississippi, won the USSA Under-10 AAA Global World Series in Orange Beach, Ala., on July 8-12.