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Christmann Kicks Up Confidence Level For Bulldog Offense

It started with an extra point, but no one seemed to notice it then. The second time out there, recognition started to seep in as a 30-yard field goal went straight through the middle of the uprights. Oh, seemed to … Continue reading

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No Upset In Starkvegas – Bulldogs Expected To Beat LSU

Call it déjà vu. Call it a blowout. Call it anything you want. But whatever you say about then-unranked Mississippi State dominating then-No. 11 LSU in Starkville on Saturday night, don’t call it an upset. At least not to the … Continue reading

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Simmons, Green Highlight Dominant Defensive Performance In Ruston

Down 9-3 on the road in the first quarter, Mississippi State’s defense was in a precarious position to still be in the game’s opening period. State’s offense had been struggling after three possessions had resulted in a punt, an interception … Continue reading

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How Kylin Hill, Willie Gay, Jr., Earned Roles As True Freshmen

Six months before they made their debuts on the field for Mississippi State’s football team, Kylin Hill and Willie Gay, Jr., were seniors in high school running sprints, doing exercises and lifting weights at Starkville High’s athletic complex where Gay … Continue reading

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49-0 Opening Shutout Offers Glimpse Of Bulldog Defense Under Grantham

Two weeks before the season began, Mississippi State junior quarterback Nick Fitzgerald was asked what the defense looked like under new coordinator Todd Grantham. The starting QB is off-limits to contact, so this type of collision isn’t allowed in practice, … Continue reading

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Dan Mullen Reflects On Nine-Year Career At Mississippi State

It’s an off day for Mississippi State’s football team in the middle of preseason training camp, and sitting on Dan Mullen’s desk are the piles of papers, notes and reports one would expect to find strewn around the office of … Continue reading

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30 Predictions For MSU Football In 2017

The best thing to do when making predictions, is to get them right. In lieu of guaranteed accuracy, however, it is often acceptable to settle for the more realistic goal of: don’t get anything horribly wrong. In the world of … Continue reading

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Father-Son Moments Go Viral For MSU Track And Field Freshman

Not for the first time, a Mississippi State athlete found quick popularity across all pockets of the internet this week, starting with a tweet that at current count has over 64,000 retweets and 250,000-plus likes. However, the quick rise to … Continue reading

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Celebrating Rick Cleveland As He Enters Mississippi Sports Hall Of Fame

When I was a little kid, my parents use to have me read the newspaper at home. They weren’t trying to keep me updated on world news or anything. It was just a way to help me practice reading, to … Continue reading

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True Freshman Thompson Preparing To Be MSU’s No. 2 QB

Entering the 2017 season, now less than one month from kickoff, Mississippi State is placing its promise, its hope and its next four-and-a-half months on Nick Fitzgerald. The fourth-year junior was the breakout star of the SEC last year and … Continue reading

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