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A jam-packed week­end in Starkville kicks off inside Davis Wade Sta­dium to­day at 8:30 p.m. with Mis­sis­sippi State’s sev­enth an­nual Cow­bell Yell.

Bull­dog fans of all ages are en­cour­aged to bring their cow­bells to gear up for Satur­day night’s South­east­ern Con­fer­ence opener against No. 11 LSU with the yearly tra­di­tion. Fans will be able to en­ter the sta­dium through Gate F be­gin­ning at 7:30 p.m.

Free t-shirts are avail­able for the first 500 stu­dents in at­ten­dance. Cow­bells will also be ran­domly given away to 50 stu­dents dur­ing the event, while 15 lucky stu­dents will re­ceive prize packs from Trust­mark Bank.

The event is hosted by Matt Wy­att, for­mer MSU quar­ter­back and MSU Sports Ra­dio Net­work an­a­lyst, and Bob Carskadon, HailS­tateBEAT dig­i­tal me­dia re­porter.

Among oth­ers, this year’s pep rally will fea­ture ap­pear­ances by for­mer MSU foot­ball player An­thony “Boo­bie” Dixon, new play-by-play an­nouncer Neil Price, the Fa­mous Ma­roon Band, MSU spirit groups, head coach Dan Mullen, de­fen­sive co­or­di­na­tor Todd Gran­tham and mem­bers of the team.

Fans can pur­chase Ma­roon Mem­o­ries ex­pe­ri­ences for Cow­bell Yell, in­clud­ing early en­try passes and photos with fea­tured speak­ers. Learn more at hail­­o­ries.

Cow­bell Yell is free and open to all stu­dents, fac­ulty, staff, fans and com­mu­nity mem­bers. For more in­for­ma­tion about Cow­bell Yell 2017, call the Stu­dent As­so­ci­a­tion at 662-325-2930 or visit

Men’s Bas­ket­ball

When Mis­sis­sippi State opens the 2018 South­east­ern Con­fer­ence sched­ule at home against Arkansas, the SEC Net­work will broad­cast the 8 p.m. tip.

In all, 15 of the Bull­dogs’ 18 league games are on the net­work.

MSU, com­ing off a 16-16 cam­paign un­der coach Ben How­land, will ap­pear on ESPN in a Su­per Tues­day show­down at Ken­tucky on Jan. 23 with an 8 p.m. tip. Then on Feb. 3 at 5 p.m., the Bull­dogs will host Ge­or­gia on ESPNU.

The fol­low­ing Satur­day at Mis­souri, the 1 p.m. tip will ap­pear on either ESPN or ESPN2.

In non-con­fer­ence play, the Bull­dogs’ game at Cincin­nati on Dec. 12 will tip on ESPN2 at 6 p.m.

All games in­cluded in the ESPN pack­age (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and SEC Net­work) will also be avail­able through the ESPN app, which is ac­ces­si­ble on com­put­ers, smart­phones, tablets and con­nected de­vices to fans who re­ceive their video sub­scrip­tion from an af­fil­i­ated provider. Each of the CBS Sports games will be avail­able to stream live in mar­kets across the U.S. via the CBS All Ac­cess sub­scrip­tion ser­vice, with ad­di­tional cov­er­age on CBSS­ and the CBS Sports app.

Women’s Ten­nis

With the fall slate fast ap­proach­ing for Mis­sis­sippi State women’s ten­nis, the In­ter­col­le­giate Ten­nis As­so­ci­a­tion an­nounced its pre­sea­son rank­ings Tues­day, with vet­eran Madi­son Har­ri­son earn­ing a spot in the sin­gles rank­ings.

A se­nior, Har­ri­son came in at 109th in the Tues­day’s ini­tial rank­ings. De­spite bat­tling in­juries through­out last sea­son, Har­ri­son still com­posed a solid 11-12 over­all record, 8-10 in dual matches. The Braden­ton, Florida, prod­uct is 35-22 over­all for her ca­reer, 23-18 in dual match play.

Tues­day marks Har­ri­son’s eighth ap­pear­ance in the ITA sin­gles rank­ings over her ca­reer at MSU. She will be a key leader this sea­son as one of only two se­niors, along with Khrystyna Voz­niak. In 2016, the two paired to­gether to ad­vance to the NCAA Dou­bles Round of 16, the first duo since 1989 NCAA Dou­bles Cham­pi­ons Claire Pol­lard and Jackie Holden to do so.

As a team, MSU women’s ten­nis turned in one of the best sea­sons in pro­gram his­tory in 2017, cap­tur­ing the pro­gram’s high­est-ever rank­ing of No. 16 on April 4, be­fore ty­ing the pro­gram’s best ITA fin­ish at No. 20 to end the sea­son. The Bull­dogs fin­ished 15-9 for the sea­son, while earn­ing seven wins in the al­ways-tough South­east­ern Con­fer­ence. The seven SEC wins tied a pro­gram record set in 2016.

The Bull­dogs kick off the fall slate Septem­ber 22-24 when they travel to Greenville, S.C. for the Fur­man In­vite. High School Foot­ball

Week-by-Week Area Sched­ule

All Times 7 p.m. (un­less oth­er­wise noted)

Au­gust 18

Starkville 43, Nox­ubee County 3; Stakville Acaademy 43, La­mar School 21; East Web­ster 14, Choctaw County 12; Eu­pora 13, Wa­ter Val­ley 7; French Camp 36, Wi­nona Chris­tian 34

Au­gust 25

Starkville 28, Ox­ford 21, 2OT; Starkville Academy 38, French Camp 7; East Web­ster 31, Okolona 19; New­ton 24, Eu­pora 19; Choctaw County 29, Wi­nona 21

Au­gust 31

Choctaw County 49, Choctaw Cen­tral 0

Sept. 1

West Point 28, Starkville 3; In­di­anola Academy 35, Starkville Academy 21; East Web­ster 62, Smithville 27; Eu­pora 40, French Camp 6

Sept 8

Starkville 44, Columbus 7; Starkville Academy 34, East Web­ster 24; Eu­pora 33, West Tal­la­hatchie 0; Choctaw County 34, Cale­do­nia 0; French Camp 35, Var­daman 25

Sept. 15

Merid­ian at Starkville; Starkville Academy at Mag­no­lia Heights; Stray­horn at East Web­ster; Eu­pora at Choctaw County

Sept. 22

Starkville at Provine; Win­ston Academy at Starkville Academy; East Web­ster at J.Z. Ge­orge; Charleston at Eu­pora; French Camp at Nanih Waiya

Sept. 29

North­west Rankin at Starkville; Pil­low Academy at Starkville Academy; East Web­ster at Eu­pora; Hous­ton at Choctaw County; West Lown­des at French Camp

Oct. 6

Starkville at Greenville; Starkville Academy at Can­ton; Cal­houn City at East Web­ster; Eu­pora at Wi­nona, Aberdeen at Choctaw County; French Camp at Noxa­p­a­ter

Oct. 13

Madi­son Cen­tral at Starkville; Starkville Academy at Her­itage Academy; Le­flore County at Eu­pora; Choctaw County at Net­tle­ton; Ethel at French Camp

Oct. 20

Starkville at Mur­rah; Leake Academy at Starkville Academy; East Web­ster at Wi­nona; Choctaw County at South Pon­to­toc; French Camp at Hamil­ton

Oct. 27

Starkville at War­ren Cen­tral; East Web­ster at Cal­houn City; Hat­ley at Choctaw County; Se­bastopol at French Camp

Nov. 3

Clin­ton at Starkville; Leake County at French Camp

Area Records

Starkville (3-1) Starkville Academy (3-1) East Web­ster (3-1) Eu­pora (3-1) Choctaw County (3-1) French Camp (2-2)

SDN Game of the Week

Week 1: Starkville 43, Nox­ubee County 3

Week 2: Starkville 28, Ox­ford 21, 2OTs Week 3: West Point 28, Starkville 3 Week 4: Starkville Academy 34, East Web­ster 24

Week 5: Eu­pora at Choctaw County

High School Foot­ball Mis­sis­sippi Prep Polls

Here are Mis­sis­sippi’s top high school foot­ball teams in each class as se­lected by a panel of As­so­ci­ated Press state sports writ­ers.



1. West Point (8)…(3-0)

2. Pearl (5)…(4-0)

3. Tu­pelo…(4-0)

4. Madi­son Cen­tral…(3-0)

5. Hat­ties­burg…(4-0)

6. Starkville…(3-1)

7. War­ren Cen­tral…(3-1)

8. Oak Grove…(3-1)

9. Po­plarville…(4-0)

10. Olive Branch…(4-0)

Oth­ers re­ceiv­ing votes: Pon­to­toc 10, Cleve­land Cen­tral 8, Bran­don 8, North Panola 4, Picayune 4, Jackson Prep 3, Ya­zoo County 3, North­west Rankin 3, Philadel­phia 2, Sim­mons 1.

Class 6A


1. Pearl (10)…(4-0)

2. Tu­pelo (3)…(4-0)

3. Madi­son Cen­tral…(3-0)

4. Starkville…(3-1)

5. Oak Grove…(3-1)

Oth­ers re­ceiv­ing votes: War­ren Cen­tral 20, Bran­don 13, Merid­ian 6, Han­cock 6, Ox­ford 6,

Class 5A


1. West Point (10)…(3-0)

2. Hat­ties­burg (2)…(4-0)

3. Olive Branch…(4-0)

4. Picayune…(3-1)

5. Cleve­land Cen­tral (1)…(4-0) Oth­ers re­ceiv­ing votes: Natchez 7, North Pike 6, Stone 6.

Class 4A


1. Po­plarville (11)…(4-0)

2. Pon­to­toc (2)…(4-0)

3. East Cen­tral…(3-0)

4. Louisville…(3-1)

5. Nox­ubee County…(2-2) Oth­ers re­ceiv­ing votes: Greene County 25, Itawamba AHS 6.

Class 3A


1. North Panola (8)…(4-0)

2. Charleston (1)…(3-1)

3. Ha­zle­hurst (3)…(3-1)

4. Ya­zoo County (1)…(4-0)

5. Jef­fer­son Davis County…(3-1)



FS1 — ARCA Se­ries, Scott 150, at Joliet, Ill.


ESPN — New Mex­ico at Boise St.

GOLF 8:30 a.m.

GOLF — LPGA Tour, The Evian Cham­pi­onship, first round, at Evian­les-Bains, France

11:30 a.m.

GOLF — Tour, Al­bert­sons Boise Open, first round, at Boise, Idaho

2 p.m.

GOLF — PGA Tour, BMW Cham­pi­onship, first round, at Lake For­est, Ill.

MLB BASE­BALL 12:30 p.m.

MLB — Re­gional cov­er­age, Oak­land at Bos­ton OR Cincin­nati at St. Louis

3:30 p.m.

MLB — Colorado at Ari­zona (joined in progress)

Week 1: Amber Bock, Starkville Academy, ju­nior

Week 2: Jes­sica Davis, East Web­ster, se­nior

Week 3: Ro­driguez Clark, Starkville, ju­nior

Week 4: Jariyah Cov­ing­ton, Starkville, se­nior

Week 5: Char­lie Brand, East Web­ster,

6 p.m.

MLB — Re­gional cov­er­age, Bal­ti­more at N.Y. Yan­kees OR Kansas City at Cleve­land

9 p.m.

MLB — Re­gional cov­er­age, Hous­ton at L.A. An­gels OR Toronto at Min­nesota (joined in progress)

NFL FOOT­BALL 7:20 p.m.

NFL — Hous­ton at Cincin­nati


FS2 — UEFA Europa League, Ata­lanta BC vs. Ever­ton

2 p.m.

FS1 — UEFA Europa League, Arse­nal vs. Koln

FS2 — UEFA Europa League, Hertha BSC Ber­lin vs. Ath­letic Bil­bao


ESPN2 — Play­offs, semi­fi­nals, Game 2, Wash­ing­ton at Min­nesota

9 p.m.

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