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Opening Weekend Comebacks At The Dude, As Witnessed From The Outfield

In the farthest right corner of the Left Field Lounge – just a few feet away from the right field foul pole, an area that would be called a Right Field Lounge anywhere else in the world – there is … Continue reading

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MSU, Cannizaro Aiming For ‘Best Infield In The Country’

Experience is the best teacher, as it is said, but experience also makes the best teachers. As Mississippi State closes in on the start of its first season under new head coach Andy Cannizaro, it’s the experiences of his career … Continue reading

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Love And Basketball At MSU With Forwards Aric Holman And Ketara Chapel

Being 6’11” makes a lot of things difficult. Walking through doorways, driving cars, buying clothes. Being in college only presents more challenges for a young man trying to sit comfortably in a classroom desk built for people a foot shorter … Continue reading

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On The Recruitment And Commitment Of New MSU RB Kylin Hill

Now the highest-rated running back the school has signed in over a decade, Kylin Hill’s first brushes with Mississippi State football came years ago. The Columbus, Mississippi, native was just a little kid when he first started cheering for the … Continue reading

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MSU’s ‘Invisible Star’ Abdul Ado Quietly Changes His Team

For years, astronomers were baffled by dark spots in the night sky. I mean, sure, most of the night sky is dark by nature, what with the sun being on the other side of the Earth. But as telescopes grew … Continue reading

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Lifetime Of Struggle, Opportunity Guide Schnider Herard’s Path To College Basketball

Fifteen years old, standing six feet and nine inches tall, Schnider Herard stepped off his airplane and onto American ground for the first time. The Haitian teenager was wearing dress pants, an old jacket and older shoes. At the luggage … Continue reading

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New Look Lineup Paying Off For Howland

So, things happened kind of fast for Ben Howland. On January 3, his team opened SEC play by losing by 10 points to Alabama at home. Then, in a span of three days, his Mississippi State team scored 179 points … Continue reading

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Talent, Development Shine For Schaefer’s No. 5 Bulldogs

This is the best team Vic Schaefer has had at Mississippi State, and sitting at 15-0 after blowing out 11-3 LSU to start SEC play, this might also be the best coaching job of his five years in Starkville. His … Continue reading

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Weatherspoon Dominating, Bulldogs Rolling As SEC Play Nears

Quinndary Weatherspoon has 52 points in his last two games combined. Despite a wrist injury that, for about one week, appeared to have ended his season, the sophomore is averaging 19.1 points per game as his Mississippi State basketball team … Continue reading

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Mullen, MSU Aiming For Momentum In St. Pete

Bowl games are strange in the way that they don’t technically have much meaning or bearing on the individual seasons of the teams involved, but they have the ability to make a world of difference in ways that don’t show … Continue reading

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