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August 9th, 2012
The college sports world is gearing up for the opening day of football season, and in just over three weekâ€™s the Southâ€™s favorite pastime will be at hand.
However Thursday in the Humphrey Coliseum, the Mississippi State Bulldogs were talking basketball.Â
The Starkville Lady Yellowjackets believe they have taken the necessary steps to see success on the slow-pitch softball field this season.
After coming off the spring fast-pitch season and a summer of participating in the fast-pitch league at the Starkville Sportsplex, the Lady Jackets are hoping the work pays off in the slow-pitch game.
Three yards and a cloud of dust, thatâ€™s Mississippi State football.
At least, thatâ€™s the way many have historically perceived the Bulldogs.
However, this season MSU will have new look on offense.
Football season inches closer and closer with each passing day.
Fans long to know who will be the break out player, or the game changer in just a few short weeks.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs held their annual football media day and offered a glimpse into the program.
The patience of Mississippi State quarterback Tyler Russell has been rewarded.
After being heavily recruited out of Meridian High School, there was a tremendous amount of pressure on the Bulldog coaching staff and head coach Dan Mullen to play Russell early.
It was back at the Beehive for the Starkville High School volleyball team.
After a year away from their on-campus home due to renovations, the Lady Yellowjackets made a successful return by beating Heritage Academy 3-0 Tuesday night.
The Lady Jackets (2-3) played at the Starkville Sportsplex, while improvements were being made to the Beehive.
The margin of the loss didn't matter as much to the Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers Tuesday afternoon as the loss itself.
Even as the score grew in Copiah Academy's favor at the Lady Volunteer softball field, the fact that it was a conference game made it hurt a little more for Starkville Academy.
The Rick Ray era of Mississippi State basketball will begin on the road.
The Bulldogs travel to Troy, Ala. to take on the Trojans on Nov. 9 to open the 2012 season. It will be the first time since 2005 that MSU opens a season away from the friendly confines of Humphrey Coliseum. The trip is part of the inaugural weekend for the state-of-the-art Trojan Arena.
Saturday Mississippi State fans had their first glimpse inside Dan Mullenâ€™s 2012 Bulldogs. What was seen was a poised first team offense and a tenacious defense all around.Â
In fact, the defense clearly won the day with pressure up front and tight defense in the secondary.Â
It was an official view at the Starkville High School football practice field Saturday morning.
The Yellowjackets went through an approximate two-hour scrimmage which was complete with officials and chain managers.