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Faith, Perseverance Pay Off For Oft-Forgotten Dez Harris

Four hundred and fourteen. Leonard Fournette had gone 414 consecutive carries without fumbling the ball once. The living legend currently terrorizing opponents out of LSU’s backfield, the gigantic intimidator of a Tiger running back, the man with hands as strong … Continue reading

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Dan Mullen Press Conference Live Thread: UMass Week

At 1 p.m. today, Dan Mullen meets with local reporters for his weekly press conference. MSU plays UMass in Boston this weekend. Live updates to follow. And he’s here, let’s get rolling. One of the first things Mullen points out … Continue reading

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Mullen And Starkville Both Return To Roots In Contest Vs. UMass

Dan Mullen was always bound to end up in Starkville. It was practically fated as small coincidences throughout his life lined up and continually pointed him to the town in Mississippi the Bulldogs call home. Mississippi State’s head coach has … Continue reading

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Like Prescott, Jefferson Shines As Example Of Mullen’s Long-Term Program

You’ll likely know the answers as we go, but let’s play a game with quotes from Mississippi State football coaches. Round one: is the following quote, A) Defensive coordinator Peter Sirmon talking about senior defensive end A.J. Jefferson in 2016 … Continue reading

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Dan Mullen Press Conference Live Thread – LSU Week

At 1 p.m. today, Dan Mullen meets with local reporters for his weekly press conference. Mississippi State beat South Carolina in the SEC opener at home last weekend and travels to LSU to play Saturday night. Live updates follow. And … Continue reading

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MSU Fans Share Nerves And Excitement For Prescott’s NFL Debut

Once again, his name and stat lines are back in the news as Dak Prescott completed 23 of 43 passes for 213 yards today. More importantly, Prescott played – and started – in his first game in the NFL, fulfilling … Continue reading

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Bulldogs Bounce Back In ‘Electric’ Fashion Against USC

Coaches and players said all the right things in press conferences in the days following last weekend’s game, but Mississippi State needed a lot more than a few interviews that sound good in the newspaper after losing in the season … Continue reading

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Tan White Adds To Legacy Of Domination With Hall Of Fame Induction

This weekend, the MSU Sports Hall of Fame inducts five new members. Each day this week, we’ll be highlighting one of those individuals in this space. Many stories in sports are about overcoming the odds to succeed, about underdogs breaking … Continue reading

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Phil Silva Adds To Legend With Hall Of Fame Induction

This weekend, the MSU Sports Hall of Fame inducts five new members. Each day this week, we’ll be highlighting one of those individuals in this space. Everyone has a story about Phil Silva. The trouble is, Phil Silva has a … Continue reading

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Hall Of Fame Enshrinement A Timely Honor For Bulldog Great Wayne Madkin

This weekend, the MSU Sports Hall of Fame inducts five new members. Each day this week, we’ll be highlighting one of those individuals in this space. For the last two years, Wayne Madkin watched every Saturday as the records kept … Continue reading

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