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Seeing success: MSU is headed in right direction 

July 7, 2013

Mississippi State athletics are on the rise, if the past year's success is any indication.
Most of MSU 15 sports teams saw a good bit of success in the 2012-13 sports year. Several teams had their best teams ever.
MSU put 10 of its teams into the postseason.

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Starkville Americans stay in winner's bracket

July 7, 2013

After weather cancelled action on day one, the Dizzy Dean 8-year-old State tournament got underway Saturday morning.
Playing their first game was the Starkville Americans team who took the field against the All-Stars from Eupora.
When all action ceased Starkville claimed a 13-5 victory to move forward in the winner’s bracket.

Starkville Nationals win two to move on

July 7, 2013

As many in town were just getting started Saturday morning, the Starkville Nationals All-Star team was busy taking the field for their first game of the Dizzy Dean 8-year-old South State Tournament.
Facing Mathiston the team fought hard but in the end lost the game 18-3.

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Starkville 12-year olds pick up a pair of wins

July 7, 2013

COLUMBUS – Saturday began for the Starkville 12-year-old Dizzy Dean All-Star team with a continuation of game one which had been suspended due to weather.
As Friday’s contest ended Starkville held a 9-6 lead over Ackerman in the third. Saturday the team added 11 runs as Starkville claimed a 20-7 victory.

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Student-athletes drive Carr: MSU senior associate AD enjoys times in department

July 5, 2013

Ann Carr had a different view of what her future was supposed to be like.
The former Mississippi State women's basketball player came to Starkville with being a teacher in mind. After being a student athlete for four years at MSU, her plans changed.

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Rain postpones first day action at McKee Park

July 5, 2013

Rain, rain go away seems to be the saying at McKee Park where a host of all-stars are looking to play.
Originally scheduled to begin Friday at 4:30 p.m., showers prevented the Dizzy Dean 8-year-old South State Tournament from getting underway.

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Prospective MSU walk-on found dead in Tennessee

July 5, 2013

A prospective walk-on Mississippi State football player was found dead Thursday morning.
Mitchell Maxwell, 18, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., was found dead by his brother, Matthew, Thursday morning at their home.

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Starkville National 8's excited for opportunity

July 4, 2013

You can practice and teach someone the game of baseball all day long, but without actually playing games, they will never truly understand the game. That is why the Starkville Baseball Association is fielding two teams this weekend at the Dizzy Dean 8-year-old All-Star South State championships.

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Coach thinks American 8's can be 'solid'

July 4, 2013

When asked to describe his team of 8-year-old All-Stars, coach Charlie Williamson only has one word – solid.
This weekend Williamson and his Starkville American team will get the opportunity to put that solidity to the test as it takes part in the Dizzy Dean All-Star South State Tournament.

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Bulldog days of Dier: Retiring MSU publicist ready to become a fan

July 4, 2013

It has been a long time since Joe Dier could just be a fan.
After more than 30 years, Dier is retiring from Mississippi State media relations in the athletic department.

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