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Showcasing talent: Seven of MSU's 11 commits perform at Big Dawg Camp

July 20, 2012

Mississippi State hosted over 100 of the top athletes across the Southeast on Friday night for the annual Big Dawg Camp. 

Seven of MSU’s 11 commitments were on hand to showcase their talents and while most performed at a high level, B.J. Hammond definitely stood out. The 6-4 receiver from Gadsden, Ala., ran solid routes and seemed to get to find the football with ease. 

Banks not losing focus: The MSU senior is not worried about the hype

July 19, 2012

The fact that Mississippi State defensive back and former East Webster player Johnthan Banks received additional All-Southeastern Conference recognition on Thursday at SEC Media Days was nothing new.

Banks had already been selected All-SEC by the league's coaches, Phil Steele, Athlon, Blue Ribbon College Football, Football Yearbook, Birmingham News, Lindys and USA Today.

Starkville 8-year-old All-Stars begin play in the World Series

July 18, 2012

The Starkville 8-year-old All Stars are coming into the Dizzy Dean World Series with a lot of confidence.

The All-Stars face off against Bradley (Tenn.) North Heat today at 1 p.m. at Snowden Grove Park in Southaven.

Starkville is coming off a good showing in the state tournament and coach Tom McReynolds hopes that carries over.

Bulldog Banks promotes teammates at Media Days

July 18, 2012

HOOVER, Ala. – Johnthan Banks didn't spent Southeastern Conference Media Days talking about himself.

The former East Webster High School player who has developed into an All-SEC defensive back at Mississippi State decided to promote his teammates more than himself at the Wynfrey Hotel on Wednesday.

Russell looks to lead MSU's offensive shift

July 18, 2012

HOOVER, Ala. – Mississippi State fans have long waited for the day when their beloved Bulldogs displayed a high-flying, high-octane offense.

When quarterback Tyler Russell signed with Mississippi State, that fire was stoked giving way to the anticipation of when the Meridian native would lead the offense.

State's Jackson enjoys the time at Media Days

July 18, 2012

HOOVER, Ala. – Gabe Jackson really didn't know what to expect from Southeastern Conference Football Media Days.

The 6-4 320-pound junior guard from Liberty made all the stops on his first appearance at SEC Media Days.

Shaw: Rule changes go into effect this season

July 18, 2012

HOOVER, Ala. – The NCAA has implemented several new rule changes for the upcoming season.

The most significant being moving the kickoff to the 35-yard line from the 30-yard line and making a touchback go to the 25-yard line rather than the 20-yard line like it has been in years past.

THE BIG STAGE: MSU's Banks takes humble attitude to SEC Media Days

July 17, 2012

Former East Webster football player Johnthan Banks is accustomed to being the center of attention on the football field.

In high school, Banks was the best athlete on the field most Friday nights. At Mississippi State, he’s one of the most gifted defensive backs in the nation.

His prowess on the field has landed him on a variety of preseason watch lists and deservingly so.

Slive opens SEC Media Days

July 17, 2012

HOOVER, Ala. – The Wynfrey Hotel is once again home to the unofficial kickoff to the college football season called Southeastern Conference Media Days.

The gathering of over 1,100 media types set to grill the league’s head coaches and top athletes began Tuesday afternoon with SEC Commissioner Mike Slive addressing the media.

SHS boys soccer team holds ring ceremony

July 17, 2012

Winning a championship usually comes with two things.

The thrill of winning the championship is the first emotion and probably one of the best feelings. The second is the remembrance of that championship with a ceremony.

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