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The Evolution Of The Egg Bowl, Its Passion And Its New Meaning For MSU

Long before Nick Fitzgerald was a record-breaking quarterback for Mississippi State, and years before Dak Prescott was QB1 for the biggest franchise in the country, the two young men were relative unknowns at a game together for the first time. … Continue reading

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Collins To Retire After 41 Years As Team Physician For MSU Football

There are a great many ways to measure success, and in sports, longevity is often one of the best indicators. After all, in such a competitive world, you’re only allowed to keep doing something as long as you’re good at … Continue reading

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Bulldogs Rally Around ‘The Chain,’ Display Strength In Win At Arkansas

Every Saturday, the last person to talk to Mississippi State’s football team before they board buses bound for whatever stadium they’re playing in that week, is Nick Savage. In the early afternoon of October 28 in College Station, Texas, Savage … Continue reading

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Williams, Simmons lead way as Bulldogs find new identity

No one can be all that surprised by it. When Dak Prescott finished his college career and moved to Dallas to become the Cowboys’ starting quarterback, there was a hole left in his wake at Mississippi State, a vacuum of … Continue reading

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Vivians Takes Over New Court As Homecoming Queen

Last fall, Victoria Vivians made a small joke in passing to a friend. They had been talking about the newly-elected 2016 Homecoming Queen when Vivians said, you know what, she’d like try for that next year. Why not? The thought … Continue reading

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Interceptions At 300 Pounds – A Braxton Hoyett Story

One of the most terrifying moments of Braxton Hoyett’s life was followed almost instantaneously by one of the most thrilling sensations of his 22 years on Earth. The dreams of glory that quickly followed were snuffed out before they even … Continue reading

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Bulldogs Deliver Complete Performance In Rout Of Kentucky

There is quite a lot that can be said about Mississippi State’s 45-7 win over Kentucky on Saturday night. Certainly, it was one of MSU’s most impressive games with a big winning margin over a 5-1 (now 5-2) SEC team … Continue reading

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Dusty Smith Leads New Era Of Men’s Golf At MSU

In middle school, Dusty Smith stood all of 4 feet and 11 inches tall. He’d been swinging a golf club his whole life, first taught by his dad, but unfortunately, while everyone around him was hitting growth spurts, it just … Continue reading

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Q&A With John Cohen On His First Year As Athletic Director

As he closes in on 12 months as Mississippi State’s athletic director, John Cohen sat down with the HailStateBEAT for a question-and-answer session reviewing his first year on the job, as well as looking ahead to the future. Topics covered … Continue reading

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Fitzgerald, Williams The Latest Prolific Backfield For Mullen

For the fifth time on Saturday, Nick Fitzgerald and Aeris Williams both rushed for over 100 yards in the same game. And considering the juniors just became starters last season, with Williams only becoming the “starting” running back near the … Continue reading

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