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Not difficult to find out about signees in this day and age

February 4, 2015

It's amazing to see how far National Signing Day for football has come.
Once upon a time, it wasn't as easy to keep track of which high school and junior college players were putting their names on the dotted line. About 30 years ago, there was no internet and no fax machines, so getting that information out was quite a challenge.

At least 12 Jackets to sign today

February 4, 2015

The largest group that football coach Jamie Mitchell has ever had will sign to play at the next level this morning.
As many as 12 Yellowjackets and possibly two more will make their future plans public during a signing party at the school.

SHS sweeps Grenada on the home court

February 4, 2015

The scoring of Tyson Carter, Raphael Leonard, Jesse Little and Josh Skinner was just too much for the Grenada Chargers to deal with on Tuesday night.
The Starkville High School quartet combined for 61 points to help their team to a 79-64 non-region victory over Grenada at the Beehive.

Home season finishes for 4 senior Volunteers

February 4, 2015

All things eventually come to an end.
For a quartet of Volunteer basketball players, that conclusion came Tuesday evening with Brandon Lane, John McReynolds, Tyler Richardson and Andrew Richardson played their final regular season home game at Starkville Academy.
“First of all, we have four outstanding seniors that I love dearly and I am proud to have coached,” Vols coach Bruce Allsup said.

Considering the film: Bulldogs look at last basketball meeting against Vols for help

February 2, 2015

Mississippi State won't have to watch film of Tennessee playing another opponent.
The Bulldogs have film of themselves playing the Volunteers from this season.
MSU and Tennessee meet today in a rematch of a game that was played earlier this season. The tip is set for 6 p.m. from Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tenn., and can be seen on the SEC Network.

Ray has more players available at MSU

February 2, 2015

Coach Rick Ray didn't have much of a roster to work with when he took over the Mississippi State program in 2012.
The Bulldogs only had eight scholarship players and had 10 players on the roster in the first year. In the second year, he had the same eight scholarship players, with Tyson Cunningham – a former walk-on – playing on scholarship, and football player De'Runnya Wilson playing some.

Polk discusses life lessons with SHS baseball players at banquet

February 2, 2015

Baseball is more than just a game that takes place on a field between two teams for Ron Polk.
On Monday evening, the former Mississippi State coach passed that message along to members of the community and the 2015 Yellowjackets team as part of the inaugural Starkville High First Pitch Banquet.

Bulldogs are 'reloading' with 14 underclassmen in softball

February 2, 2015

The Mississippi State softball team will have 14 underclassmen available for competition this year.
Even though the Bulldogs lost eight letterwinners, including the school's all-time leading strikeout queen in pitcher Alison Owen, head coach Vann Stuedeman considers this year to be a "reloading" situation and not rebuilding.

Cohen addresses Rotarians as the start of MSU baseball season nears

February 2, 2015

It's almost 10:30 for the Mississippi State baseball program.
When it comes to the question of whether the Bulldogs being ready for the 2015 season, which starts in less than two weeks at home against Cincinnati on Feb. 13, coach John Cohen borrowed a quote from Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels for the answer.

Bulldogs making strides with third win in the league

February 1, 2015

The Mississippi State Bulldogs have only won seven Southeastern Conference games the previous two seasons.
Through eight league games this time around, the Bulldogs already have three wins. Third-year head coach Rick Ray had to mix and match lineups the past two seasons leading to four wins in his first year and three in his second.

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