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Brewster, Bulldogs a good fit

December 30, 2012

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – There was some uncertainty about coach Tim Brewster when he arrived on the Mississippi State University campus.

As the Bulldogs come to the end of the 2012-13 football season, Brewster's name sticks out.

MSU's Swedenburg becomes consistent

December 30, 2012

Being a college punter is something Baker Swedenburg has been working toward since he was a lowly freshman at Heritage Academy.

The Mississippi State junior got some help from one of the all times great in high school. Swedenburg attended Ray Guy camps when he was younger.

MSU loses 59-57 to Alabama A&M of SWAC

December 30, 2012

The return to the basketball floor for Mississippi State's Jalen Steele was spoiled by another bunch of Bulldogs on Sunday afternoon.

After holding as much as a 15-point lead in the first half, MSU lost a 59-57 decision to the Alabama A&M Bulldogs of the Southwestern Athletic Conference at Humphrey Coliseum.

State championship: Two words heard frequently on local sports front in 2012

December 30, 2012

There were two words that came up quite frequently on the local sports front in 2012 - state championship.

Starkville High School football closed the year on a high note by winning the Class 5A State championship. That accomplishment was chosen as the top area sports story of 2012 by the Starkville Daily News staff.

MSU prepares for Northwestern QBs

December 30, 2012

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Mississippi State defense has struggled defending a mobile quarterback this season.

On Tuesday, the Bulldogs (8-4) face off against another signal caller that doesn't like to stay in the pocket. MSU plays No. 21 (Associated Press) Northwestern in the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl. Kickoff is scheduled for 11 a.m. and can be seen on ESPN2.

MSU women protect their home court with 80-62 win

December 30, 2012

The Mississippi State Bulldogs entered Saturday’s basketball game with plans to protect their house.

The matchup against Troy provided the Bulldogs that opportunity and they took advantage by winning an 80-62 contest.

After managing a comeback win on Friday, MSU’s women’s basketball coach Vic Schaefer was impressed with how his team came out the gates fighting.

MSU women rally from deficit to claim victory

December 29, 2012

Mississippi State women's basketball coach Vic Schaefer doesn't like to lose.

With that to consider, Schaefer wasn't a very happy man during the first half of Friday's game against Northwestern State.

The Bulldogs saw themselves down by 10 points at 24-14 with 7:23 remaining in the opening 20 minutes and the Lady Demons were having an easy time on the court.

Tournament offers lessons for the Jackets

December 29, 2012

There were some lessons learned by the Starkville Yellowjackets in the three days of action at the Slam Dunk at the Hump Christmas Basketball Tournament.

Columbus holds off Midfield, Ala., 35-34

December 29, 2012

The Columbus Falcons could have thrown in the towel when they lost the lead to the Midfield, Ala. Patriots Friday afternoon.

That didn't happen.

After holding the advantage for most of the game at the Humphrey Coliseum on the Mississippi State campus, Columbus trailed 32-30 with 4 minutes left in the game.

Lady Yellowjackets drop game at event

December 29, 2012

DEKALB – Starkville High’s Lady Yellowjackets spent part of their holiday break competing in the Kemper County Christmas Tournament Friday night.

In their only game of the event, the Lady Jackets fell to the Jaguars of Sumter Central in Ala., 55-48.
“They were a scrappy team that played hard and battled us the whole game,” Starkville girls coach Kristie Williams said.

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