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'UPWARD MOTION': Bulldogs take momentum into SEC opener with Vols

January 6, 2015

Rick Ray feels a little bit better about his team as Mississippi State enters Southeastern Conference play.
The third-year Bulldog head coach saw his team beat Florida State 62-55 at home last Friday, just the second win in eight games. Before that win, the Bulldogs lost five-straight and and six of seven.
"I think this team right now is on an upward motion," Ray said.

MSU looks to build on FSU victory

January 6, 2015

The Mississippi State Bulldogs were able to establish a little bit of momentum going into Southeastern Conference play with a 62-55 victory over Florida State last Friday night.
When the Bulldogs start league play tonight at home against Tennessee, it will be important for them to keep doing the thing that led to the success they had against the Seminoles.

MSU women's program gaining popularity

January 6, 2015

The Mississippi State women's basketball team continues to be on the rise.
One day after moving up to No. 14 in The Associated Press women's poll, the Bulldogs jumped to No. 15 in the USA Today/WBCA Coaches poll on Tuesday.
MSU went up three spots from 18th in the coaches poll and the program is ranked in the top 15 for the first time since the 2002-03 season.

Graham to retire at Eupora to take Winston Academy job

January 6, 2015

EUPORA – No matter where his journey leads, one place will always stick out as “home” for Junior Graham.
“Eupora is my home,” the former Eagles coach said. “I am proud to call it my home. I am still the No. 1 Eupora fan. I love those kids and the people there.”

Volunteers sweep rivals

January 6, 2015

Heading into Tuesday evening, coach Glenn Schmidt spoke on the importance of her Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers starting the new year and conference play with a win.
The Lady Volunteers took that knowledge and ran with it as the team defeated Heritage Academy 47-41.

West Oktibbeha earns split at home

January 6, 2015

MABEN – Sometimes teams are not as sharp when coming off a long layoff.
That wasn't the case for the West Oktibbeha Lady Timberwolves Tuesday night.

He's back: Diaz makes return to MSU as defensive coordinator

January 5, 2015

Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen decided to go with the familiar route when it came to hiring his newest assistant coach.
It was announced Monday that Mullen hired former MSU defensive coordinator Manny Diaz to the same position. The news was first reported by Sports Illustrated's Pete Thamel, but a source confirmed the news to the Starkville Daily News soon after.

Williams likes progress of Lady Yellowjackets

January 5, 2015


Starkville High School girls basketball coach Kristie Williams likes the progress of her team.

With one half of the season in the books, the Lady Yellowjackets enter back into Class 6A, Region 3 play with an 11-3 overall record. They have already defeated Columbus once within the region.


Rivals come to town as SA hosts Heritage

January 5, 2015

School is back in session and with it comes the return of basketball competition.
However for Starkville Academy, there has been little downtime as the teams have played right through the holiday break.
Many of those games though were out of conference, which allowed the Volunteers and Lady Vols to learn some things about themselves against some new competitors. 

MSU's Ray, Tennessee's Tyndall have a friendship lasting 25 years

January 5, 2015

Mississippi and Tennessee border each other, but Wednesday night's game will have a feel of a totally different state for the two head coaches.

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