February 23rd, 2015
It is coming down to the wire for Mississippi's high school basketball teams.
With region tournaments in the rearview mirror, boys hoops squads are now facing stiff competition in the form of the single-elimination state playoffs.
Super Bulldog Weekend is special to many Mississippi State people.
MSU softball coach Vann Stuedeman has really grown to love the spring homecoming.
Stuedeman's Bulldogs have had the opportunity to play series at home on Super Bulldog Weekend two of the three seasons she has been the coach. Both occasions have worked out well.
You can probably hear a pin drop at the Neshoba County Fairgrounds on a February day, but come July it will turn into a bustling metropolis as people from across the nation converge in what has become known as Mississippiâ€™s Giant Houseparty.
Jennifer Brignac prefers to be in the background, allowing her work to speak for itself â€” and for the organizations she volunteers for.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. â€“ It may have been an ugly way to get there at times, but 10 Southeastern Conference wins was a pretty sight for the Mississippi State women's basketball team on Sunday afternoon.
The 14th-ranked Bulldogs were able to reach that mark after defeating the Alabama Crimson Tide 57-55 at Foster Auditorium.
District tournament time is in the books and with it, gone are the second chances because now it is simply win to survive.
Three area girls teams will face that scenario tonight as they begin the second leg of the journey towards a state championship.
Mrs. Zerlie Mae Childs-Golden,62, of Starkville, Mississippi died Wednesday, February 18, 2015 in Ripley, Tennessee.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 P.M., Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at New Prairie Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Starkville, Mississippi with Pastor Sam Bonner, Officiating.
Mississippi State isn't replaying what happened last year.
The Bulldogs are winning non-conference games this time around.
No. 18 MSU finished up another 4-0 weekend with a 2-1 win over Alabama A&M and a 7-4 victory over Marshall in a resumed game on a cold Sunday afternoon that carried over into night at Dudy Noble Field.Â
Mississippi State continued its trend of leading in sizable chunks of ballgames.
The Bulldogs just didn't lead when it mattered the most though â€“ when the final horn sounds.
MSU dropped its second-straight game, a 65-61 decision to No. 18 Arkansas at home Saturday afternoon in Humphrey Coliseum.
Mississippi State head women's basketball coach Vic Schaefer doesn't anticipate an easy game today.
All games in the Southeastern Conference are difficult, but when it comes to playing against the Alabama Crimson Tide, Schaefer has some visual evidence to show his team of just how tough they can be.