March 25th, 2015
Ben Howland had to take a recruiting test before he could ever contact the first recruit or hit the recruiting trail.
Howland was hired by Mississippi State on Monday. He stayed up until 2:30 a.m. Monday night/Tuesday morning studying for his test.
He took it first thing Tuesday morning.
It may be strange for some Mississippi State fans to look upon the practice fields this spring and not see Benardrick McKinney.
The Tunica native not only was the anchor of the linebackers, but the entire defense for most of the last three seasons. The linebacker has since moved on and is expected to go high in next month's National Football League Draft.
It takes more than just showing up on the court or athletic field for a student-athlete to have success.
Discipline and hard work must be part of the equation and those ingredients have helped Mate Cutura make progress as a Mississippi State men's tennis player.
The junior college transfer has progressed quickly during his time with the Bulldogs and has excelled in the Southeastern Conference.
Consistency is key for the Starkville Yellowjackets boys golf.
With a young team, coach Sam Bryant said oftentimes it can be hard for everyone to be on the same page in regards to a score, but that has not stopped the team from being competitive.
Ben Howland has had three Division I head coaching jobs during his 19-year career in college basketball and he anticipates good things happening for his fourth.
On Tuesday, he was officially introduced as the 20th head coach in Mississippi State history in front of media members and hundreds of Bulldog fans at Humphrey Coliseum.
Coaches Ben Howland and Vic Schaefer speak the same language.
Both men believe that defense wins championships.
It's a formula that's beginning to pay off for the women's basketball program at Mississippi State and Howland looks forward to following the same path with the men.
Ben Howland definitely did his homework.
While making his remarks to the Mississippi State fans and media gathered at Humphrey Coliseum on Tuesday afternoon, the new head men's basketball coach of the Bulldogs discussed the history of MSU basketball, the college game in general and even talked a little bit of football.
The baseball game between the Starkville Academy Volunteers and the Jackson Academy Raiders came down to the very end Tuesday.
After battling for eight innings, Starkville Academy and Jackson Academy entered the ninth deadlocked. Unfortunately for the Volunteers, it was Jackson Academy which broke the tie to pick up a 16-10 early week victory.
The Golden Triangle Development LINK announced Monday that it has recommended to Starkville and Oktibbeha County officials to not move forward with the proposed $10 million Innovation District Park.
Unity Park is finally complete, as organizers unveiled its seventh and final plaque at a Monday morning ceremony.