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Mississippi State helping student-athletes manage stipend

By JOEL COLEMAN sports@starkvilledailynews.com Full-scholarship student-athletes at Mississippi State, along with other Power 5 and FBS schools, will receive a full cost-of-attendance stipend beginning this year. We take a look at MSU’s plans for helping athletes manage that money below. Mississippi State helping student-athletes manage stipend By JOEL COLEMAN sports@starkvilledailynews.com Mississippi State head football coach…

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Johnthan Banks returns home to give back

By JOEL COLEMAN sports@starkvilledailynews.com Former Mississippi State cornerback and current Tampa Bay Buccaneer Johnthan Banks was back in town on Tuesday helping out with a local fundraiser. I caught up with the ex-MSU star for just a moment to get a few brief thoughts on being back in Starkville and the upcoming 2015 NFL season.…

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MSU notebook: Prescott named to Manning Award watch list

By JOEL COLEMAN sports@starkvilledailynews.com It’s another day and another accolade for Dak Prescott. The Mississippi State senior was one of 30 quarterbacks named to the Manning Award watch list on Thursday, adding to an already impressive list of preseason honors for the MSU signal caller. Previously this offseason, Prescott was named to watch lists for…

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Prescott’s competitiveness fuels one last run

By JOEL COLEMAN sports@starkvilledailynews.com Happy Thursday everyone! Today, let’s take a look at a guy you might have heard of – some guy named Dak Prescott. Just 44 days left until kickoff! Prescott’s competitiveness fuels one last run By JOEL COLEMAN sports@starkvilledailynews.com A couple of weeks ago, Mississippi State senior defensive end Ryan Brown was…

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Mullen, Bulldogs excited to work with Diaz again

By JOEL COLEMAN sports@starkvilledailynews.com Hey everyone. It’s currently pouring down rain here in Starkville, but just to make sure nobody’s spirits for the upcoming football season are dampened, I figured I’d share this piece on Manny Diaz’s return to the MSU coaching staff. Only 45 days left til kickoff! Mullen, Bulldogs excited to work with…

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The Rules, They are A-changin

By JOEL COLEMAN sports@starkvilledailynews.com If you missed it last week at Media Days, SEC coordinator of officials Steve Shaw addressed the rule changes you can expect to see on the gridiron in 2015. Check out my story below to get a better feel of some of the major changes, as well as read some of…