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The heart of practice: MSU's Mullen sees players are anxious

August 13, 2013

Mississippi State is in the heart of preseason practice.
The Bulldogs have been on the practice fields since Aug. 1. The first few practices were light and were more of revamp for the older guys and a transition for the younger guys.
Summer school is over and the fall semester is close to getting started. 
Coach Dan Mullen's squad is right in the thick of things as two-a-days have hit.

SMITH COLUMN: Russell ready for next step with Bulldogs

August 13, 2013

Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen talked about quarterback Tyler Russell entering the "graduate level" phase of his career at Tuesday's media day.
Russell has experienced just about everything a signal caller can for the Bulldogs.
There have been some ups and downs for the Meridian native, but he seems to be a confident player as the season approaches.

Robinson returns to the Bulldogs, lends perspective

August 13, 2013

Sometimes the path for athletes when they graduate from Mississippi State leads them right back to the Bulldogs.
John Cohen played baseball at Mississippi State, and now he is the head man on the diamond.
Rocky Felker quarterbacked the football team. He returned as a head coach of the Bulldogs in the 1980s and is still on the football staff to this day.

No pain, no gain for MSU runners

August 13, 2013

The athletes who make up the cross country team at Mississippi State understand up front that if there is no pain, there is no gain.
MSU cross country coach Houston Franks said when it comes to distance runner, it comes down to two aspects.

Lady Jackets to start season at 'Set It Off' in volleyball

August 13, 2013

The Starkville High volleyball team will “Set It Off” starting Friday as the Lady Yellowjackets take part in a tournament of the same name at Ridgeland High School.

Perkins leads the pack: MSU has plenty of help behind veteran carrier

August 12, 2013

It's safe to say that LaDarius Perkins will anchor the Mississippi State running backs this season.
The senior is coming off a 1,000-yard 2012 season. He also scored eight touchdowns.

Starkville Academy breaks through with 13-4 win

August 12, 2013

The deuces were wild at the Starkville Academy softball field Monday afternoon.
In the second inning, the score was tied 2-2 with two outs and the bases were loaded for the Lady Volunteers against the rival Oak Hill Lady Raiders.

Comfort level exists for MSU volleyball

August 12, 2013

Jenny Hazelwood and her Mississippi State volleyball team are only five days into practice, but there is already a good amount of camaraderie among her players.
The Bulldogs return just five players from the 2012 squad and add 10 new players.
Seven of those players are freshman with the other three being transfers.

Bulldogs continue soccer workouts

August 12, 2013

Change is taking place within the Mississippi State soccer program.
When Aaron Gordon became the head coach of the Bulldogs, he used to beat all of the players to practice.
That's not the case anymore.

SHS looks to try out activity in coming weeks

August 11, 2013

The Bulldog Lanes will be filled with activity on the next two Thursdays with high school students looking to fill spots on the Starkville High School bowling team.
SHS bowling coach Jim Philamlee has been anticipating the tryouts for some time and said the prospects look promising.

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