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Lane becomes true leader for Indians

October 31, 2012

ACKERMAN – For all of the success he has received while wearing the Ackerman jersey, wide receiver Quentin Lane manages to stay humble and continues to work hard every day.

“Every week I just go out there and play my role on the team,” Lane said. “For me, the biggest key is to remain humble, realize the gift God has given me and to keep working hard to make the most of that gift.”

SCS Cougars open season with a victory

October 31, 2012

It was an impressive start of the game and the season for the Starkville Christian Cougars at home Tuesday night.

After jumping out to a 21-5 lead after the first quarter, the Cougars saw the Jackson Victors come back to make it close in the fourth quarter, but earned a 72-62 win.

Lady Vols open season with victory

October 31, 2012

PELAHATCHIE – The Starkville Academy girls basketball team got the 2012 season underway on a positive note.

The Lady Volunteers beat Bowling Green School (La.) 51-46 at the East Rankin Girls Preseason Tournament Tuesday night.

After the first quarter the Lady Vols led 12-8. They entered halftime with a slim lead at 23-21.

Macdonald dismissed as coach of Bulldogs

October 31, 2012

After failing to qualify for the Southeastern Conference soccer tournament, Mississippi State has dismissed head coach Neil Macdonald.

The Bulldogs finished 9-10-1 overall and 2-10-1 in conference play. They finished last in the SEC Western division.

Macdonald learned of the decision Monday morning. He will be reassigned in the MSU athletic department for the remainder of his contract.

Home-field advantage: No. 17 Bulldogs defense has challenges with No. 16 Aggies

October 29, 2012

It's important to the success of any college football program to be able to defend the home turf.
In the mind of Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen, it's the only way to compete for a Southeastern Conference championship.

MSU must handle adversity of failure

October 28, 2012

Mississippi State has not had to respond to failure all year long.

This coming week the No. 17 (Associated Press) Bulldogs (7-1, 3-1) have to overcome their first loss of the season.

MSU fell 38-7 to No. 1 Alabama Saturday night in Tuscaloosa. This week things don't get much easier with No. 16 (Associated Press) Texas A&M (6-2, 3-2) heading to Starkville for an 11 a.m. kickoff.

MSU's women's shooters give coach, fans preview

October 28, 2012

Jessy Ward believes she can provide a nice shooting touch for the Mississippi State women's basketball team.

Coach Vic Schaefer believes she can also.

Ward made four out of six shots from 3-point range and had 20 points for both teams combined during Saturday's Maroon-White Scrimmage at Humphrey Coliseum. She was one of the encouraging signs for Schaefer.

Bulldogs suffer first loss: No. 1 Alabama imposes its will on MSU's team

October 28, 2012

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Mississippi State Bulldogs came to Alabama with a lot of confidence and support behind them.

The Alabama Crimson Tide had a little confidence and support of their own with 101,821 in Bryant-Denny Stadium.

By the time the night ended, the No. 13 (Associated Press) Bulldogs could not overcome the No. 1 Tide and fell 38-7.

Mississippi State loses the battle in the trenches

October 28, 2012

There's an old adage in football, you must win the battle in the trenches in order to win the game. 

On Saturday, the Mississippi State Bulldogs found out just how true that saying is as the Crimson Tide dominated the line of scrimmage early setting the tone for the lopsided 38-7 Alabama victory. 

WARDLAW COLUMN: Despite 38-8 loss, Bulldogs having a notable season

October 28, 2012

The Mississippi State Bulldogs took their win streak on the road to Tuscaloosa feeling they were inching closer to the top of the nation's top conference.

Regardless of Saturday's 38-7 loss to the Crimson Tide, there are still some impressive notesthat will make MSU fans proud. 

The Bulldogs’ 7-1 start is the best start through eight games since 1999 (8-0).

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