November 16th, 2014
If Mississippi State's first-year women's players are blinded by the bright lights of college basketball, they haven't shown it yet.
The ability to lose weight physically is not the only thing that's helped Gavin Ware become a better player with the Mississippi State basketball team.
Even though the former Starkville Yellowjacket has dropped some pounds that has made him a better player on the college level, there is less pressure on him to perform because of more Bulldogs on the roster.
Anyone who has been to Starkville High lately has noticed the new addition of artificial turf. EachÂ Friday nightÂ the football team takes their turn on the new field, but a big reason for that new surface was not only improved elements for football, but also to assist with Yellowjacket soccer to prevent the cancelation of games while also enhancing the playing surface for matches.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. â€“ It may be a day that Mississippi State long forgets.
The Bulldogs strolled into Bryant-Denny Stadium Saturday afternoon as the No. 1 team in the nation and undefeated.
Alabama took care of that.
There's no doubt that Mississippi State is going to drop in the College Football Playoff rankings that will be released on Tuesday.
The Bulldogs lost 25-20 to No. 4 Alabama â€“ No. 5 in the playoff rankings â€“ Saturday afternoon on the road in the hostile environment of Bryant-Denny Stadium.
How far will MSU fall in the CFP poll?
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. â€“ Josh Robinson entered elite company on Saturday afternoon.
The Mississippi State junior running back rushed for 37 yards in a 25-20 loss to Alabama, which gave him enough to eclipse the 1,000-yard mark. He has 1,021 rushing yards this season, which is just three behind tying LaDarius Perkins for 10th all-time in a Bulldog season.
Perkins rushed for 1,024 yards in 2012.
A banner hangs inside Starkville High's gym that reads Fly Fast, Sting Hard.
On Saturday evening, the Yellowjackets did just that with a 63-55 victory over visiting Meridian.
The East Webster Wolverines have developed a "road warrior" type of mentality.
After defeating Eupora 27-7 on the road to close the regular season and clinch the No. 2 seed out of Class 2A, Region 4, the Wolverines were able to get one of their most impressive wins of the season at Baldwyn Friday night 34-7.
FINAL SCORE: Mississippi State 20; Alabama 25