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January 14th, 2015
Mississippi State football fans had a reason to cheer Wednesday afternoon.
And there wasn't even a game at Davis Wade Stadium.
Quarterback Dak Prescott announced Wednesday at a press conference that he will be returning for his senior year after mulling over whether or not to enter the National Football League Draft.
Quarterbacks get most of the glory when things are going well with a football team.
They also take much of the blame when it doesn't.
Right or wrong, Dak Prescott saw both sides of that situation last season as the quarterback of the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
There are some who think that Prescott runs too much and doesn't throw enough, or he makes more poor decisions than good ones.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs really need to be on their guard tonight.
When it comes to playing the LSU Tigers in women's basketball action, MSU understands there is going to be pressure placed on the perimeter.
Defense will be a point of emphasis when the 15th-ranked Bulldogs host the Tigers at Humphrey Coliseum. The tip is set for 7 p.m.
There are certain soccer players that do things during a match that don't show up in the box score, but help in a winning effort.
On Wednesday afternoon, that was true for the Starkville Academy Volunteers in the play of Pierce Fondren.
Fondren was credited for performing well in a supporting role as the Vols defeated the Magnolia Heights Chiefs 4-0 at the Starkville Sportsplex.
Never stop fighting.
No matter what comes the way of Starkville Highâ€™s soccer team, the Yellowjackets take it in stride. It doesn't even matter to them if one of its standout players goes out with a possible season-ending injury. There will be no heads hanging for SHS. Instead, it challenges the rest of the team to be stronger.
A staple in Starkville recently closed its doors and with it came more than just the loss of fun and entertainment for city residents.
The closing of Bulldog Lanes brought with it a few complications for the Starkville High School bowling team, which used the facility to practice as well as host meets.
The Mississippi State football team started the 2014 season unranked and unknown.
But that's not the way the season ended for the Bulldogs.
It's a new era for Mississippi State volleyball.
On Tuesday, MSU Athletic Director Scott Stricklin introduced David McFatrich as the 11th volleyball head coach in program history.
The hire was announced Monday afternoon.
It's time to wipe the slate clean, hit the reset button and move forward.
There hasn't been very much for Mississippi State to brag about over the years when it comes to volleyball.
For a program that has only enjoyed eight winning seasons in 40 years, it's been a struggle for the Bulldogs to get very much going in the sport.
Win or lose, there is always something to gain from tough competition.
On Tuesday, Starkville High took to the soccer field against Madison Central, one of the best in the state.
Even though the game went the way of the Lady Jaguars 1-0, for the Lady Yellowjackets, there was much to take away.