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Prescott, Robinson forming an impossible-to-defend duo for MSU

In the Elk Mountain area of Colorado, just southwest of Aspen, stand two 14,000-ft. high mountains. Reaching into the sky right next to each other, the peaks considered to be Colorado’s most-photographed spot are called the Maroon Bells. Unlike most … Continue reading

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Live-blog: Dan Mullen’s press conference on Arkansas week

At 1 p.m. today, Dan Mullen will hold his weekly press conference in advance of No. 1 Mississippi State hosting Arkansas. MSU is 7-0 following last week’s win over Kentucky and will play the Razorbacks on ESPN2 at 6:15 Saturday night. … Continue reading

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A Bowling Ball, a Turtle and a mechanic: Three stories from MSU’s win over Kentucky

Bowling Ball “Dan Mullen had half the internet tweeting about my butt,” Josh Robinson told reporters after the game. He’s halfway right. Those watching No. 1 Mississippi State beat Kentucky 45-31 in Lexington were already sharing thoughts on Robinson, MSU’s … Continue reading

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MSU’s win over Kentucky both beautiful and ugly, energetic and lethargic

Kentucky can be an odd place. It’s beautiful as a state. Unique in its points of pride and experiences. But playing a football game in Lexington, at the University of Kentucky, can be a challenging endeavor. Something about the while … Continue reading

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Behind the scenes at SEC Tipoff: MSU basketball drawing from success of football

Last fall, Mississippi State’s football team finished the regular season 6-6, having to win its last two games in overtime to avoid a losing record. Now, the Bulldogs are the No. 1 team in the country, the highest ranking in … Continue reading

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Live updates: MSU men’s and women’s basketball media day

This afternoon, Mississippi State’s men’s and women’s basketball teams will have their on-campus media day in advance of their seasons starting in a few weeks. I’ll share updates as the day moves along, starting with women’s basketball first, then updated … Continue reading

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Cohen visits with media as fall baseball begins

Good timing? Mississippi State football is off this week and MSU baseball begins fall practice on Tuesday night. With action on the diamond coming up, local media visited with head coach John Cohen to get a little preview. Of note, … Continue reading

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From Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to Starkville, MS, Max and Hanna reunite for Auburn-MSU football

14 months ago, Max and Hanna were babies living together in an orphanage in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This weekend, the two were reunited after over a year apart, and oddly enough, it was because of college football. See, Max was … Continue reading

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MSU’s success now the result of belief from fans then, say Mullen and Stricklin

Scott Stricklin still remembers when the idea for Maroon Friday came up. Now Mississippi State’s athletic director, he recalls someone in the meeting telling him that nobody was going to do it. State fans wouldn’t wear maroon every Friday just … Continue reading

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Mississippi State introduces itself to the college football world

I’ve never seen it like that before. Really haven’t. Waiting on Dan Mullen to arrive for his post-game press conference, the media room was more crowded than it’s ever been. Second place, whatever it is, isn’t even close. Just like … Continue reading

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