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Football Goes Through Upbeat First Spring Practice

Bulldog Beat - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 9:23pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Mississippi State football made its 2015 spring debut Tuesday as seventh-year head coach Dan Mullen put his Bulldogs through a 2.5-hour workout in helmets and shorts at the Leo Seal Jr. Football Complex.

Soccer To Host Mississippi College Wednesday Night

Bulldog Beat - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 6:40pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. – After having its spring opener cancelled, Mississippi State begins the exhibition slate Wednesday as it welcomes Mississippi College to the MSU Soccer Field.

Schaefer Named AP SEC Coach of Year, Vivians 2nd Team All-SEC

Bulldog Beat - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 6:13pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. – A day after Mississippi State celebrated its first NCAA Tournament berth since 2010, Vic Schaefer was named Associated Press SEC Coach of the Year while freshman Victoria Vivians was tabbed second team All-SEC.

No. 24 Bulldogs Smother Southeastern Louisiana In Five, 16-1

Bulldog Beat - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 5:31pm
Playing its first non-conference game in 13 days, the Mississippi State softball team (21-6, 3-3 SEC) used early firepower to cruise past Southeastern Louisiana, 16-1, (10-16, 5-1 Southland) on Tuesday at North Oak Park.

Bulldog Women’s Tennis Climbs To No. 27 In ITA Rankings

Bulldog Beat - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 5:03pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Following the biggest win in school history, a 4-3 upset of No. 6 Alabama this past Sunday, the Mississippi State women's tennis team has climbed 14 spots to No. 27 in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association team rankings, released Tuesday.

Four Track & Field Athletes Receive All-American Honors

Bulldog Beat - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 2:47pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Four Mississippi State track and field athletes received All-American accolades from the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association for their performances this season.

Tierney puts his stock in Sox

Twisted Rodeo - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 1:46pm

A good veterinarian and a lot of TLC go a long ways in the world of rodeo.

Just ask Jess Tierney, a four-time qualifier to the Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping and a regular at the Timed Event Championship of the World.

Like all other steer ropers, Tierney relies heavily on his main mount, a 14-year-old he calls Sox. But the talented gelding just returned to the arena after a seven-month stint on injured reserve after suffering a leg injury last July.

Jess Tierney

Jess Tierney

“I was giving him some time off, so he was just in the pasture,” Tierney said. “When I got there, the whole pasture was full of puddles of blood, and he’d lost about 300 pounds.”

Tierney loaded the horse in a trailer and quickly shuffled Sox to the veterinarian, who put the animal in a cast.

“We had to keep him boxed up for a long time,” he said, referring to being in a confined pen to obtain the right care and keep an eye on healing. “We finally got him turned out this winter. We got a shoe on him right before San Antonio and the Timed Event.”

Sox has responded quite well. While Tierney traveled the rodeo trail, his girlfriend put in the work needed to care for the horse.

“She put in about four months of labor,” he said.

That tender, loving care paid dividends. Since Sox has returned to action, Tierney has earned more than $34,000 in competition. Half that came from the Timed Event, where Tierney finished third overall competing in heading, heeling, tie-down roping, steer wrestling and steer roping.

The other half came in steer roping, with the lion’s share earned at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo. He added nearly $5,000 this past weekend at the Ron Ross Memorial Steer Roping in Liberty, Texas.

Even though he finished 2014 without Sox in the arena, Tierney finished the year fourth in the steer roping world standings. It was his best season to date.

Now that he has his primary mount back on the road, he hopes to parlay it into a run for the gold buckle. Though he’s competed in just two events so far, Tierney is sixth in the world standings. With a full season of steer roping yet to go, he has a great shot at realizing his world-title dreams.A good veterinarian and a lot of TLC go a long ways in the world of rodeo.

Just ask Jess Tierney, a four-time qualifier to the Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping and a regular at the Timed Event Championship of the World.

Like all other steer ropers, Tierney relies heavily on his main mount, a 14-year-old he calls Sox. But the talented gelding just returned to the arena after a seven-month stint on injured reserve after suffering a leg injury last July.

“I was giving him some time off, so he was just in the pasture,” Tierney said. “When I got there, the whole pasture was full of puddles of blood, and he’d lost about 300 pounds.”

Tierney loaded the horse in a trailer and quickly shuffled Sox to the veterinarian, who put the animal in a cast.

“We had to keep him boxed up for a long time,” he said, referring to being in a confined pen to obtain the right care and keep an eye on healing. “We finally got him turned out this winter. We got a shoe on him right before San Antonio and the Timed Event.”

Sox has responded quite well. While Tierney traveled the rodeo trail, his girlfriend put in the work needed to care for the horse.

“She put in about four months of labor,” he said.

That tender, loving care paid dividends. Since Sox has returned to action, Tierney has earned more than $34,000 in competition. Half that came from the Timed Event, where Tierney finished third overall competing in heading, heeling, tie-down roping, steer wrestling and steer roping.

The other half came in steer roping, with the lion’s share earned at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo. He added nearly $5,000 this past weekend at the Ron Ross Memorial Steer Roping in Liberty, Texas.

Even though he finished 2014 without Sox in the arena, Tierney finished the year fourth in the steer roping world standings. It was his best season to date.

Now that he has his primary mount back on the road, he hopes to parlay it into a run for the gold buckle. Though he’s competed in just two events so far, Tierney is sixth in the world standings. With a full season of steer roping yet to go, he has a great shot at realizing his world-title dreams.

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Softball Up to No. 24, Ranked for First Time Since 2009

Bulldog Beat - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 12:12pm
Coming off a Southeastern Conference series win, Mississippi State softball (20-6, 3-3 SEC) is ranked No. 24 in this week's ESPN.com/USA Softball and USA Today/NFCA Division I Polls, both of which were announced Tuesday morning.

What Does It Mean to File a Tax Extension?

Lifestyles - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 11:55am
Five words or less

(NewsUSA) - Can't file your tax return by the April 15 deadline? Taxpayers can request an automatic six-month extension of time to file the tax return. But, taxpayers beware, there is a catch. An extension is just an extension on the time to file the return -- it is not an extension on the time to pay.

Taxpayers are required to estimate the amount of tax that may be due with the tax return and remit payment with the extension to avoid failure-to-pay penalties. These penalties and interest could accrue from April 15 until the tax is paid, regardless of the extension. If a balance is still owed when the actual tax return is filed, at least the penalties and/or interest will have been minimized.

"If taxpayers are unable to file their tax return by April 15, there are several ways to request an automatic extension of time to file an individual return," says Twila Denton Midwood, EA, an enrolled agent with Advanced Tax Centre, Inc. of Rockledge, Florida and president of the Florida Society of Enrolled Agents.

"Most enrolled agents and other tax professionals can e-file the 'Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File US Individual Tax Return' for taxpayers. Or the application can be found on the IRS website (look for Form 4868), which can be printed and then mailed to the IRS. Whether taxpayers use a tax professional or print the application themselves, all or part of the estimate of the income tax due can be paid with a check or credit/debit card or by using the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System."

Information regarding remitting payment can be found on Form 4868. The fee charged will depend on the amount of the payment. Be sure to record the confirmation number provided upon payment.

If a taxpayer estimates that he will owe taxes and is unable to pay, it is important that they file their returns timely. Failure-to-file penalties may be assessed in addition to failure-to-pay. So, to minimize penalties, it is always best to file the return or an extension and remit as much as possible with either. Payment plans may be established later.

If you receive a notice from the IRS at any time during the year, contact your tax preparer immediately. If you did not hire one to prepare your tax return, you should then contact a licensed tax professional. Only enrolled agents (EAs), CPAs and attorneys have unlimited rights to represent you before the IRS. The term "enrolled agent" reflects that an EA can act as your agent before administrative levels of the IRS -- meaning he or she can talk to or meet with the IRS in your stead.

To find an enrolled agent in your area, visit the searchable "Find an EA" directory at www.naea.org.

Bulldogs Headed Back To NCAA Tournament; Face Tulane Friday

Bulldog Beat - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 11:35pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Mississippi State is headed back to the "Big Dance." A capacity crowd at the Dawg House Sports Grill celebrated with the Bulldogs as they earned a No. 5 seed in Durham, N.C., bracket in the 2015 NCAA Women's Basketball Championship.

Cohen’s Club Welcomes Eastern Illinois To Town Tuesday

Bulldog Beat - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 7:43pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. – No. 20 Mississippi State (16-6) looks to get back to its winning ways Tuesday with a 6:30 p.m. contest against Eastern Illinois (0-13) at Dudy Noble Field.

Football To Open Spring Drills Tuesday; Public Welcome

Bulldog Beat - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 6:35pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Nearly three months removed from one of the most memorable seasons in school history, Mississippi State football returns to the field with the start of spring practice at 3:20 p.m. Tuesday at the Leo Seal Jr. Football Complex.

Road Test at Southeastern Louisiana, Next For MSU

Bulldog Beat - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 4:24pm
Coming off a Southeastern Conference series win, Mississippi State softball (20-6, 3-3 SEC) will kick off a six-game road stretch at Southeastern Louisiana (10-15, 5-1 Southland) on Tuesday at 5 p.m. CT at North Oak Park.

MSU Women's Tennis Upsets No. 6 'Bama 4-3; Blanks Alabama A&M

Bulldog Beat - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 8:56pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. – With all eyes focused on her court and the team score in a 3-3 tie, Mississippi State women's tennis freshman Louise Ronaldson delivered a memorable 6-0, 3-6, 7-6(2) victory over Alabama senior Emily Zabor Sunday afternoon, as the 41st-ranked Bulldogs upset the No. 6-ranked Crimson Tide 4-3 in the highest-ranked victory in program history for MSU.

Diamond Dawgs Drop 8-4 Contest To Alabama

Bulldog Beat - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 7:49pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Another tough afternoon for the Mississippi State bullpen cost the Bulldogs a chance to win a Southeastern Conference series.

Bulldogs Walk Off vs. No. 19 Texas A&M, Clinch Series

Bulldog Beat - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 7:12pm
With its backs against the wall on what head coach Vann Stuedeman calls "Toughness Sunday," the Mississippi State softball team (20-6, 3-3 SEC) used a four-run seventh inning to claim a 7-5 walk-off win over No. 19 Texas A&M (21-7, 3-3 SEC), Sunday at the MSU Softball Field.
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