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25 finalists selected for 10 best games in Scott Field history

As previously announced, Mississippi State is compiling the Top 10 games in the history of Scott Field as a means of honoring the 100th year of Scott Field. A committee took every nominee submitted and narrowed it down to the … Continue reading

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Confidence the message from Rick Ray in newly-released non-conference schedule

Rick Ray seems to have two thoughts on the 2014-15 basketball season, based on the non-conference schedule which was just released. First, he wants Mississippi State fans to come to The Hump and have good games to watch. Second, he … Continue reading

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Looking at MSU’s preparations for SEC Network, a $2 million investment

In less than three weeks, the SEC Network launches, and in less than four, Mississippi State will broadcast and produce its first game for the nationwide source of SEC sports. The good news for MSU, according to Senior Associate A.D. … Continue reading

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MSU’s gentle giants visit Batson Children’s Hospital

Trash talk from one school, bragging by another, arguing over All-SEC, questioning preseason talk by talking in the preseason – there was sort of a lot happening this week, what with the 1,247 credentials issued at SEC Media Days and … Continue reading

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Dak Prescott, the SEC’s newest star, takes the big stage

“Hi, Dak. I’m Mike Slive. I work for the SEC.” He’d been told to prepare for all kinds of questions and reporters, but Dak Prescott probably didn’t expect the first person he talked to after leaving the holding room to … Continue reading

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A quick recap of MSU’s turn at SEC Media Days

“Where’s Bob? Bob, I’ve got a job for you.” Dan Mullen wanted one thing when he got to Hoover for his sixth SEC Media Days. “We need to figure out how to get Chipotle delivered.” He had to wait until … Continue reading

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McKinney, Prescott leading extra work for MSU over the summer

The slowest stretch of the college football offseason – from the end of spring practice to the beginning of fall camp – is the toughest for coaches. They get vacation, sure, but those summer months are the longest they ever … Continue reading

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Catching up with Dak Prescott before Manning Camp and SEC Media Days

This afternoon, Dak Prescott hits the road for the Manning Passing Academy, the second year in a row for a Mississippi State quarterback to serve as a counselor at the prestigious camp. Then, early next week, Prescott will head to … Continue reading

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#ABC Mailbag 7-09: Breakout players, blocking line cutters, 2014 expectations and more

Each week on The B&B Show (a radio show I co-host on Bulldog Sports Radio; you can listen to today’s full show here) we have a segment we call ABC, which you’ve seen me mention if you follow on Twitter. … Continue reading

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An old story and a new plaque in The Junction to honor the original Dudy Noble Field

Obvious as it may sound – and it is – life in Mississippi, and all of America of course, was different in the ‘50s. World War II was fresh in the country’s memory, baby boomers had just been born and … Continue reading

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