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August 28th, 2012
Young boys, who grow up playing football in the backyard, dream of being â€śthe manâ€ť who leads the game winning drive, or throws the pass that stuns the crowd.
Tyler Russell officially becomes "the man" for Mississippi State as he leads the Bulldogs onto the field for the first time as the unquestioned leader of the team.
The hits just keep coming for Mississippi State basketball this offseason.Â
The Bulldogs announced on Tuesday that incoming freshman Fred Thomas will have surgery today to repair a stress fracture in his right foot. This announcement comes on the heals of Jacoby Davis being lost for the season with a torn ACL.
In Thomas' case, it appears he will be back in time for the 2012-13 season.
ACKERMAN â€“ The Ackerman High School volleyball team had an opportunity to knock off a Class 5A squad, but nerves seemed to get the best of them.
The Lady Indians dropped a 3-0 match to Starkville High School Tuesday night.
Ackerman jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first set, but the Lady Yellowjackets fought back and took control of the first set.
It hasn't been the start of the football season that Starkville High School and Starkville Academy wanted.
For two teams that played for state championships last season, it's somewhat surprising to see the
programs a combined 1-3 after two games.
Mississippi State is set for the opening to the 2012 season with Jackson State coming to town this Saturday. On Monday, head coach Dan Mullen took to the podium to talk about the start of the season of college football.
It will also be a return to the field for offensive lineman Tobias Smith.
Much has been written about Mississippi State junior quarterback Tyler Russell and the opportunity before him this weekend.
It will be his chance to put his stamp on the program, but in order for the talented young signal caller to have success, heâ€™ll need the Bulldog receivers to handle their end of the bargin.
It's important to senior Jamiyah Covington to see the Starkville Lady Yellowjackets win volleyball matches.
When the opportunity arises, Covington likes to contribute to Starkville's success whenever she can.
Covington ended two of Monday's three sets against the Caledonia Lady Confederates with the winning points as the Lady Jackets swept a 3-0 victory at the Beehive.
On a sun-soaked afternoon in Starkville, the Mississippi State soccer team rolled its way to a 5-0 victory over South Alabama to finish the Bulldog Classic with a 2-0 mark.
Following the game, MSU head coach Neil Macdonald expressed his excitement for the way his team performed.Â
Mississippi State's young volleyball team stuck to the plan even when things did not go well early in its afternoon match against the University of Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks at the Newell-Grissom Building.
Despite losing the first set 30-28, the Bulldogs took the next three by consecutive 25-18 scores and won a 3-1 decision in the Maroon Classic.
In order for a team to achieve great things it must first learn the lessons that build character and develop toughness.
The youthful Mississippi State volleyball squad experienced one such learning moment Saturday night as it dropped the final match of the Maroon Classic 3-2 to Kennesaw State.