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November 20th, 2012
Starkville's Kate Mattox has always found ways to be motivated in an athletic competition.
When she was 10-years-old, Mattox was seeded eighth in the breast stroke for the state swimming championships and was supposed to finish last.
There's one twist to the story.
The meet was being held in Oxford, the home of the University of Mississippi.
The Egg Bowl is very important to the fans from Mississippi State and Ole Miss.
It all comes down to bragging rights and being able to hold your head up high when you see a fan from the opposing team.
For recruits, MSU football coach Dan Mullen doesn't think the game sways their decision one way or the other.
WEST POINT - The Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers claimed a 58-52 victory over the Oak Hill Lady Raiders in what turned out to be a closely-contested game.
In the end, Starkville Academy outscored the Lady Raiders by six to continue its perfect season. The Lady Vols improved to 7-0.
Since the day Dan Mullen took over as the head coach of Mississippi State, winning the Egg Bowl against rival Ole Miss has been top priority.
Mullen calls the Egg Bowl 'the most important game of the year' for the Bulldogs. He has stoked the fires a couple of times trying to get the rivalry relevant.
Mississippi State is looking to make history today and give head coach Rick Ray his first win over a ranked opponent.
The Bulldogs (1-1) battle the No. 11, by the Associated Press, North Carolina Tar Heels (3-0) in the Maui Invitational.
Tipoff is set for 5 p.m. and can be seen on ESPN2.
The Bulldogs are 0-5 all-time against the Tar Heels.
Mississippi State women's basketball coach Vic Schaefer said his team continues to take "baby steps" this season as it learns to grow and improve.
Those next steps take place in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico, at the Hardwood Tournament of Hope.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs were in bad need of a victory, and they got one in convincing fashion on Saturday.
The Bulldogs rallied from behind to defeat the Arkansas Razorbacks 45-14 at Davis Wade Stadium to stop a three-game losing streak and a three-game losing skid to the Razorbacks.
There is a reason special teams is called special.
Sometimes that particular unit can ignite a fire for a football team that can be a momentum changer.
That was the case Saturday for the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Davis Wade Stadium.
Benardrick McKinney recovered a fumbled punt with 10:30 remaining in the fourth quarter with MSU down 14-7.
Execution was the word of the day for the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
The Bulldogs were clicking, especially in the second half, during a 45-14 victory over the Arkansas Razorbacks on Saturday.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs have put together quite an amazing season in the passing department.
Several passing records fell during MSU's 45-14 win over the Arkansas Razorbacks Saturday at Davis Wade Stadium.