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March 13th, 2014
On the first day Starkville coach Travis Garner met sophomore A.J. Brown, he asked him did he want to be good or did he want to be great.
Brown quickly answered great.
Garner remembers that day well and from the moment the conversation ended, Brown got to work.
Coach Jody Britt is finding ways to keep the Starkville Academy baseball team in competition over spring break.
Before the Volunteers traveled to Ridgeland to play two tough games during the midweek, he worked out a visit to French Camp on Monday to play coach Nathan Wright's Panthers.
Mississippi State softball coach Vann Stuedeman knows one thing for sure during the second Southeastern Conference series of the season.
"I expect nothing less than some good ole dog fights," Stuedeman said.
That's because it will be bulldog against bulldog as MSU competes against Georgia in Athens.
Ben Bracewell considers baseball in the Southeastern Conference a grind.
The Mississippi State senior right hander has been through four â€“ including a medical redshirt year â€“ rugged SEC seasons.
"It's a grind for sure," Bracewell said. "That's a great word for it."
There is no sophomore jinx as far as Mississippi State's Georgiana Patrasc is concerned.
Patrasc is putting together a solid second year with the Bulldogs and saw her ranking improve dramatically this week.
After knocking off No. 55 ranked Eve Repic of Tennessee 6-2, 6-2 on Sunday, Patrasc saw her standing move up 28 spots from No. 93 to No. 65.
Maintaining on the part of the defense is what kept Starkville High in it on the baseball diamond Wednesday. Not once did the team let things get out of hand and in the end, it was the Yellowjackets picking up a 4-3 victory.
Starkville High School baseball coach Travis Garner likes offense.
Garner really enjoyed the final two innings from his team in the first game of a doubleheader against Horn Lake Wednesday afternoon.
The Yellowjackets scored nine runs in two innings, with six runs in the sixth and three more in the seventh, to defeat the Eagles 10-9.
Mississippi State head coach John Cohen decided to hold out one of his veteran players with the most experience during a three-game stretch.
The sixth-year Bulldog head coach sat senior outfielder C.T. Bradford against Michigan State, Eastern Illinois and South Alabama earlier this month.
Bradford was bothered by a minor hip injury, and Cohen was extra cautious with the Pace, Fla., native.
Erica Bougard is quickly becoming a household name in the track and field world.
As a sophomore last season, Bougard ended the indoor season as the 2013 NCAA Indoor Pentathlon National champion and just recently as a junior, she was crowned 2014 Southeastern Conference champion in the same event.
Malte Stropp has come a long way since stepping on the Mississippi State campus as a freshman in 2010.
The Mississippi State senior tennis player has been through it all with his Bulldog teammates. He has overcome adversity and helped rejuvenate the MSU tennis program.
When head coach Per Nilsson thinks about his veteran, he sees what Mississippi State tennis should be about.