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July 18th, 2012
HOOVER, Ala. â€“ Johnthan Banks didn't spent Southeastern Conference Media Days talking about himself.
The former East Webster High School player who has developed into an All-SEC defensive back at Mississippi State decided to promote his teammates more than himself at the Wynfrey Hotel on Wednesday.
HOOVER, Ala. â€“ Mississippi State fans have long waited for the day when their beloved Bulldogs displayed a high-flying, high-octane offense.
When quarterback Tyler Russell signed with Mississippi State, that fire was stoked giving way to the anticipation of when the Meridian native would lead the offense.
HOOVER, Ala. â€“ Gabe Jackson really didn't know what to expect from Southeastern Conference Football Media Days.
The 6-4 320-pound junior guard from Liberty made all the stops on his first appearance at SEC Media Days.
HOOVER, Ala. â€“ The NCAA has implemented several new rule changes for the upcoming season.
The most significant being moving the kickoff to the 35-yard line from the 30-yard line and making a touchback go to the 25-yard line rather than the 20-yard line like it has been in years past.
Former East Webster football player Johnthan Banks is accustomed to being the center of attention on the football field.
In high school, Banks was the best athlete on the field most Friday nights. At Mississippi State, heâ€™s one of the most gifted defensive backs in the nation.
His prowess on the field has landed him on a variety of preseason watch lists and deservingly so.
HOOVER, Ala. â€“ The Wynfrey Hotel is once again home to the unofficial kickoff to the college football season called Southeastern Conference Media Days.
The gathering of over 1,100 media types set to grill the leagueâ€™s head coaches and top athletes began Tuesday afternoon with SEC Commissioner Mike Slive addressing the media.
Winning a championship usually comes with two things.
The thrill of winning the championship is the first emotion and probably one of the best feelings. The second is the remembrance of that championship with a ceremony.
The 10-year-old Dizzy Dean State Tournament offered just a hint of what Starkville is capable of doing if allowed to host other All-Star event in the future.
Randy Carlisle, the coach of Starkville's 10-year-old All-Stars and active member of the Starkville Baseball Association, was encouraged by the feedback from the state tournament hosted by the city at McKee Park two weeks ago.
Mississippi State once again has a full baseball staff as head coach John Cohen has hired Jake Wells, the university announced Monday.
Exiting spring practice the Mississippi State Bulldogs felt pretty good about the work they had done and the questions they had answered.Â
The newcomers were working in nicely and the rising seniors were leading, teaching, and coaching the youngsters.Â
And while State made progress on a multitude of fronts, the offensive line remained in doubt.Â