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Keeping balance will be tough for schools

Posted 7/26/2011 in Local Columns

Let the arms race begin. On one hand, you have Mississippi State, which announced last week that its athletic department received a school-record $37.6 million in gifts and pledges through the Bulldog Club and Bulldog Foundation in the 2010-11 fiscal year. On the other hand, the University of Mississippi announced it would have a "major announcement" Aug. 9 regarding the unveiling of a capital campaign by the athletic department and the school's Athletic Association Foundation.

 

 

Visualization helps anglers compete against Mother Nature

Posted 7/26/2011 in Local Columns

Fishing for weekend anglers can mean anything from taking free time to get away from reality to competing in tournaments. For many of us, it is all of the above. There is nothing more fun than to get some free time and to grab a fishing pole and to head to the water.

 

Time to give Sidney ultimatum or get rid of him

Posted 7/23/2011 in Local Columns

Maybe John Lucas should coach the Mississippi State men's basketball team. Maybe the Bulldogs should change their plans for a European trip and take a detour to Texas.

SEC's competitive spirit heats up Media Days

Posted 7/22/2011 in Local Columns

Competitive spirit Start with a national champion. Throw in another program looking to reclaim its title glory, a coach who likes to stir it up, some NCAA intrigue, and a new coach and a veteran coach on the hot seat and it's easy to see why the Southeastern Conference dominates the headlines.

 

Time for U.S. Soccer to change thinking

Posted 7/19/2011 in Local Columns

All is not lost. Soccer will have life in this country after the United States' women's National Team lost to Japan in penalty kicks Sunday in the World Cup title game in Germany.

 

 

Mixing crankbaits, soft plastics will help ensure success

Posted 7/19/2011 in Local Columns

The hot days of summer tend to make fishing slow. I look at summer bass fishing almost like winter time. Even though the water is warm and the metabolism of the fish is high, the fish don't go chase food all day.

 

Would you have a plan to save someone's life?

Posted 7/16/2011 in Local Columns

Ron Courson has made a life helping others prepare for competition.

Dizzy Dean baseball tournament in Columbus set to crown winner

Posted 7/12/2011 in Local Columns

Congratulations to the city of Columbus. For the past five days, the Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority and Propst Park have played host to the Dizzy Dean 10-and-under South state baseball tournament.

 

Don't be a litter bug when you're on water

Posted 7/12/2011 in Local Columns

Have you noticed trash on the sides of the road each morning when you go to work or in the afternoon when you return home? For all of you who enjoy our waterway each weekend boating, skiing, and fishing, do you notice the soda bottle floating or the plastic bag in the water?

 

 

Helpful hints to help you use your braking system like a pro

Posted 7/5/2011 in Local Columns

Baitcasting reels have seen major changes throughout the years.

 

 

Story shows need to wear life jackets, kill switch lanyard

Posted 6/27/2011 in Local Columns

I just read another "horror story" of a close call involving anglers and life jackets. Last month at The Bassmaster Elite event at Lake Murray, professional angler James Niggemeyer came across an unmanned boat in the middle of the lake that was idling toward a man and small boy in the water. The little boy had a life jacket on but the father didn't.

 

Hug helps convince Carr about new hire

Posted 6/24/2011 in Local Columns

STARKVILLE -- Hand shakes aren't enough for Vann Stuedeman. Ann Carr had an inkling about Stuedeman's enthusiasm and reputation for being a "people person," but she had no idea what was in store when she met her latest candidate for a job.

 

Kevin Forrester: Some reels better (worse) than others

Posted 6/20/2011 in Local Columns

 

Timing is right for MSU to move on after Miller

Posted 5/23/2011 in Local Columns

Timing is everything in life, especially college athletics. What is the right time to call a timeout to stop momentum? When is the best time to pull a starting pitcher late in a game? Who do you choose to take the final shot to win a game? For Mississippi State, the timing is right to look for a new softball coach.

Adam Minichino: MSU men left lacking in loss

Posted 1/8/2011 in Local Columns

Mississippi State men's basketball coach Rick Stansbury warned everyone Dee Bost wasn't going to be the panacea for what ails his team this season.

 

Kevin Forrester: Predicted warmer days could bring more fish to livewell

Posted 1/3/2011 in Local Columns

Well, Santa Claus has come and gone and in came the new year.

 

 

Fish are feeling same shock from cold weather

Posted 12/20/2010 in Local Columns

Everyone I have talked to lately is in shock over the cold weather we have been experiencing in our area. Guess what? The fish are feeling the same shock.

 

Bulldogs bemoan mistakes again at home

Posted 12/11/2010 in Local Columns

It's a familiar refrain: No margin for error. A year ago, the variation Mississippi State men's basketball coach Rick Stansbury used referred to the lack of front-court depth his Bulldogs had in support of Jarvis Varnado and the dearth of backcourt contributors off the bench.

Watching Wave beautiful thing

Posted 12/6/2010 in Local Columns

The Green Wave roll confidence, execution, and talent into one big wave and challenge you to stay afloat for 48 minutes.

 

Choosing a lure easier now than most times

Posted 12/6/2010 in Local Columns

Lure selection this time of year is probably easier now than most anytime of the year. As long as it resembles a shad, the chances are good that it will produce some fish in the livewell. The most fun I have had this year has recently been on a lipless crankbait.

 

 

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