Make a difference day

For the past few years I have seen national advertisements for "make a difference day," where groups made a commitment to support the organization or event of their choice. We invite you to make a difference Sunday by coming to support the Lady Bulldogs in our 12:00 p.m. tip-off vs. Big 10 opponent Illinois in a nationally televised game on CBS.

You make a difference

I want to personally thank you for making a difference in the direction of our Lady Bulldog basketball program. Because of you, we have been in postseason play the last six years. Your enthusiasm has helped us win many close games, which made a difference in the outcome of our season. You have made a difference in recruiting and winning. Both of these go hand-in-hand.

Guest Coaches make a difference

Our guest coaches have been terrific. All of you are near perfect in the win-loss columns. University presidents, faculty, staff, community leaders, alumni, students, celebrities, even Coach Polk is 1-0! We can all reflect back to the wins over ranked teams, wins over regional rivals, our top 10 ranking'a Kodak All-American, a number one draft pick, the attendance records broken, postseason play, the SEC Championship game.

Fanatics in the House

We also want to thank our Fanning's Fanatics student group for their support. Their encouragement, enthusiasm, and creativity deserve a 10! You're the best - Let's "Get Em Up" for the CBS showdown!

T-N-T: The Sequel

No, Toya's Not There, but juniors Tan White and Tiania Burns are making their mark. Sophomore Mamie McKinney had a double-double against Santa Barbara while junior Rebecca Kates held their 6-8 senior scoring leader well below her average. Senior Seneca Anderson leads the team in several categories with Doceide Warren and Blessing Chekwa making a difference with their winning attitude and hustle. Every player on this team is helping us progress each day and we all need your support, which leads me to my next point...


Come and bring someone to the ball game Sunday at 12:30 in the Hump. This is the first time in the history of Lady Bulldog Basketball we have had a game on CBS. We want to have one again. We can do that with your support. I have been told many times it tells a lot about a community that wants to support those within it - in our case, college athletics. I have seen our Maroon and White fans support our regional baseball games, men's basketball and football, and establish these new attendance records in women's basketball. "Let's pack the Hump" is an attainable goal. Picture this - you bring a friend and come to the Hump on Sunday. We do our job with your help and that leads to more confidence this week as we begin SEC play. You have to visualize success before it ever happens. The next step for Mississippi State University is to pack the Hump for women's basketball. Then CBS will Come Back Soon. We need you Sunday to show your support for the state of Mississippi and our region with a game on CBS. I know you have made a difference in the past and I know you will make a difference again. Please call a friend and join us for the SEC-Big 10 match up of Mississippi State and Illinois at 12:30 in Humphrey Coliseum on the MSU campus.


Lady Bulldog head coach Sharon Fanning

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