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Dan Mullen, Geoff Collins visit government classes at MSU

It must be a strange thing as a freshman in college to be sitting in class and have the defensive coordinator of your favorite football team show up and start giving you a pep talk for finals. Mississippi State defensive … Continue reading

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Senior Day stands as one more step on a long road for MSU’s Ben Beckwith

There aren’t many places Ben Beckwith would rather be than the middle of the woods on a cold Saturday morning. It’s nice to be away from the noise and bother of people and cars, though his hometown of Benton, Mississippi … Continue reading

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Big picture: Looking at postseason scenarios for MSU

Good news for Mississippi State: the Playoff Committee kept them in the top four, checking in at that magic No. 4 spot. Going forward: things are still murky. It’s good for Dan Mullen’s team to see it’s still in the … Continue reading

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Live-blog: Dan Mullen press conference, Vandy week

At 1 p.m. today, Dan Mullen will meet with the media for his weekly press conference. No. 4 Mississippi State lost to Alabama last weekend and hosts Vanderbilt on Saturday at 6:30 on SEC Network for Senior Night. Live updates … Continue reading

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Bump in the road, not the end of it, for MSU after loss to Alabama

Dak Prescott, eyes unfocused, looked somewhere over the heads of the reporters surrounding him and asking questions about a game in which he threw three interceptions and his previously-undefeated Bulldogs suffered loss for the first time all season. “It sucks,” … Continue reading

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MSU’s season-opener tonight Ray’s first real show

Today marks the start of year three for Rick Ray at Mississippi State when his Bulldogs host Western Carolina at 5:30 on college basketball’s opening day. Technically year three, that is. But in practice (of all sorts), while it’s year … Continue reading

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Back to being underdogs, Mississippi State is angry as it heads to Alabama

There’s a little something beneath their words this week, a hint of passion they can’t quite hide. Mississippi State receiver and Birmingham, Alabama, native De’Runnya Wilson is usually pretty good about not saying too much in interviews. “I didn’t want … Continue reading

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MSU vs. Alabama sets up as Mullen’s way vs. Saban’s

It’s not David vs. Goliath anymore, not like years before, but Mississippi State-Alabama this weekend is still some kind of competition of styles. It’s a left hook vs. a quick jab, spread vs. I-formation, paper vs. plastic, moneyball vs. straight … Continue reading

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Live Blog: Dan Mullen press conference, Alabama week

At 1 p.m. today, Dan Mullen will meet with reporters for his weekly press conference. No. 1 Mississippi State beat UT Martin over the weekend and travels to No. 4 Alabama this weekend with first place in the SEC West … Continue reading

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MSU’s Homecoming win less about the present, more about next Saturday and Alabama

“I’m gonna go watch the game now,” Dak Prescott said. Admitted defensive end Ryan Brown, “I was calling my LSU friends about it last night.” The Game, as of this writing and those quotes, is nowhere close to over, but … Continue reading

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