Monthly Archives: March 2017

#PTLGD: On The Origins Of Vic Schaefer’s Favorite Phrase

It’s hard to tell when it became a thing, but at this point, it’s very clear that it is 100 percent A Thing, capital A and capital T. At the end of every press conference, radio interview or speaking engagement, … Continue reading

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William, Vivians Shine As Bulldogs Make First-Ever Final Four

When Mississippi State’s bus shifted into park at Chesapeake Energy Arena, the team managers quickly hopped off first, as is their custom, and the rest of the staff waited while the players began to follow from the back. But then … Continue reading

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Bulldogs Make History, Advance To Elite Eight On Impressive Team Performance

I don’t know whether to call it old school because of the style or new school because of the way he used the roster, but this much I am confident saying: that was a classic Vic Schaefer win. Low scoring … Continue reading

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Bulldogs, Huskies Present Contrasting Styles In Sweet 16 Matchup

For nearly 25 years, Gary Blair has, likely unbeknownst to himself, helped raise the next generation of great college women’s basketball coaches. Now the head coach at Texas A&M, Blair has seen two of his former assistants and pupils at … Continue reading

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Bulldogs Advance To Sweet Sixteen Through Dominant Win Over DePaul

Vic Schaefer likes to refer to Teaira McCowan as an aircraft carrier on occasion, and considering the sophomore forward is 6’7” with an even longer wingspan, the comparison makes some sense. On Sunday, Schaefer had en entire fleet of ships, … Continue reading

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Schaefer, Bulldogs Make Statement In Dominant NCAA Tourney Win

At a certain point over the last few years, Vic Schaefer probably got used to making history. Surely, each achievement was nice in the moment, but as week-after-week and game-after-game involved some kind of new school record or high water … Continue reading

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Bryant Rediscovering Passion For Football Under Guidance From English

Even the things that are the most fun, that bring the most joy, can turn sour when they become work. Not only are sports not an exception, they’re practically the rule, and college football serves as a prime example. The … Continue reading

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Bulldogs Dominate A&M, Advance To SEC Tourney Championship Re-match

Some things, despite the lengths many go to in an effort to describe them, can be explained pretty easily. The redwoods in California are big. A sunset after the rain has cleared is colorful. Popcorn at the movies is salty. … Continue reading

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Chapel’s Second Half Heroics Power Bulldogs To SEC Tourney Semis

It helps a bit that Vic Schaefer and Gene Hackman look at least a little similar – they could certainly pass for cousins, if not necessarily brothers – as it would be easy to imagine that Schaefer, head coach of … Continue reading

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