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Garrick Hodge: Predicting the 2019 Mississippi State football season

Posted yesterday in Local Columns

Trying to forecast how a college football team's season is going to go before the season even starts can be a fool's errand.

Garrick Hodge: Mississippi State QB competition the talk of SEC Media Days, but the answer seems obvious

Posted 7/17/2019 in Local Columns

HOOVER, Ala. -- Joe Moorhead was ready for the question.

 

Garrick Hodge: Tips for spicing up SEC Media Days

Posted 7/13/2019 in Local Columns

Are we in the trust zone?

 

 

Garrick Hodge: A note from the new sports editor

Posted 7/12/2019 in Local Columns

We all hear the journalism industry is changing daily.

 

Slimantics: Remember Bill Buckner

Posted 5/30/2019 in Local Columns

This weekend, Mississippi State hosts an NCAA baseball regional, welcoming teams from Southern University, Central Michigan and Miami to its spectacular ballpark, Dudy Noble Field.

Waiting for the really hot weather

Posted 3/16/2019 in Local Columns

I am new to Mississippi. Three days, in fact.

Nationally ranked MSU women just keep on winning to solidify their program

Posted 3/16/2019 in Local Columns

"Different" has turned out to be largely the same for the Mississippi State women's basketball team.

Mississippi State women sit atop the final SEC standings

Posted 3/4/2019 in Local Columns

It wasn't easy, but then again not much has been this season for the No. 5 Mississippi State women's basketball team.

Bulldog basketball fans gear up for home finale

Posted 2/28/2019 in Local Columns

You have at least chances left. The last opportunity to see Jazzmun Holmes, Teaira McCowan, Jordan Danberry, Zion Campbell, and Anriel Howard in a regular-season game at Humphrey Coliseum will be at 7 p.m. Thursday when the No. 5 MSU women's basketball team plays host to LSU in a Southeastern Conference matchup.

Minichino column: Schaefer's honesty designed to challenge players

Posted 2/16/2019 in Local Columns

It pains Vic Schaefer when he says his team gets out-toughed. But the Mississippi State women's basketball coach has been nothing but honest in his assessment of his players and his program in his seven seasons in Starkville.

Minichino column: Shorter enjoys emotional signing day at Noxubee County

Posted 2/7/2019 in Local Columns

"Bear with me." Tyrone Shorter hasn't had to use those words too often in his coaching career.

Schaefer will try to affect a few changes

Posted 2/6/2019 in Local Columns

STARKVILLE A dwindling roster hasn't led to diminishing returns for the Mississippi State women's basketball team.

Timing right to take next step in career

Posted 2/5/2019 in Local Columns

It's time. Sitting in front of the television watching a baseball game, it never occurred to me that sports would take such a prominent role in my life.

MSU softball team comes in at No. 24 in preseason poll

Posted 1/30/2019 in Local Columns

STARKVILLE When Mississippi State's best postseason run in softball history came to an end a year ago, coach Vann Stuedeman was ready to flip the calendar to the next year.

Chances for others to shine after Bulldogs lose Bibby

Posted 1/24/2019 in Local Columns

STARKVILLE Vic Schaefer doesn't have any doubt the Mississippi State women's basketball team will respond. Faced with the prospect of a possible season-ending injury to Chloe Bibby, No. 7 MSU answered the call Thursday in an 89-74 victory against then-No. 15 South Carolina before a crowd of 10,006 at Humphrey Coliseum.

Slimantics: Davis proves you can go home again

Posted 1/12/2019 in Local Columns

The 1983 movie "Trading Places," starring Eddie Murphy and Dan Akyrod, was a comic farce built on the premise of a homeless scam artists and a pampered commodities broker places as part of a bet by a couple of sinister millionaires.

Walters column: New Year's wishes for the local sports community

Posted 1/3/2019 in Local Columns

Well the last Christmas gifts have been returned and the holiday music channels have returned to regular programming.

Starkville High girls find footing after big win

Posted 1/2/2019 in Local Columns

Under the direction of coach Kristie Williams, the Starkville High School girls basketball team has become one of the elite programs in Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 6A play.

SEC play will provide true barometer for No. 17 MSU

Posted 12/21/2018 in Local Columns

Ben Howland did everything he could to convince fans of the Mississippi State men's basketball team about Wofford. He was willing to distribute highlight clips to media members. He created the time for a media availability before the game to ensure it received the proper buildup.

Minichino column: No. 4 MSU will learn a lot at No. 7 Oregon

Posted 12/17/2018 in Local Columns

Set the alarm clock for a nap Tuesday afternoon.

 

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