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October 15th

Bulldogs in better shape: Ray believes depth shows with the men

October 15, 2014

Mississippi State head coach Rick Ray thinks this year's team is better equipped to handle injuries.
That's a good thing because the Bulldogs are already down two players before the season starts. MSU junior guard Craig Sword could be out at the most two games, while junior college transfer big man Johnny Zuppardo is out for the entire season.

Starkville native Ware responds to challenge of more bodies in post at MSU

October 15, 2014

Gavin Ware hasn't had to compete with anybody for points in the post the last two seasons.
Ware has been one of the few big men Mississippi State has had in Rick Ray's first two seasons. This season will be totally different as the Bulldogs have several big men vying for playing time with Ware.

MSU brings in more talent: Schaefer likes what freshmen bring to women

October 15, 2014

There are five newcomers on this year's Mississippi State women's basketball team.
They are members of a top 20 ranked recruiting class and were the top players on their high school or AAU teams.
It remains to be seen what kind of impact they can make for coach Vic Schaefer's Bulldogs, but as of now, he doesn't see them backing down from a challenge.

Dillingham hears coach, wants to become more consistent with her shot

October 15, 2014

Mississippi State women's basketball coach Vic Schaefer likes everything about sophomore guard Dominique Dillingham.
Well, almost everything.
Schaefer said during Wednesday's MSU basketball on-campus media day that there is one thing keeping Dillingham from being a first-team All-Southeastern Conference player and that is consistently making an outside shot.

MSU's winning streak in football nation's second longest

October 15, 2014

Mississippi State currently owns the second-longest winning streak in the nation.
The Bulldogs have won nine-straight games dating back to last season. Defending national champion Florida State has won 22 games in a row. 
However, MSU is ranked No. 1 in the country in both the Associated Press and Amway Coaches polls and the Seminoles are No. 2 in both. 

Opposing viewpoint: Madison Central has pride, tradition

October 15, 2014

Madison Central's train ride of a season has been all over the tracks.
Starting off the Jaguars seemed to be on fire with three big wins over Brandon, Gulfport and West Monroe. From there the wheels slowed down slightly as the Jaguars suffered defeat at the hands of Petal and Clinton.

Jackets ready for home cross country meet at Horse Park

October 15, 2014

There are certain advantages to living in a college town.
For high schools in the Starkville area, it gets to enjoy using the facilities of Mississippi State University from time to time.

October 14th

The national scene: MSU baseball program can relate to experience football having right now

October 14, 2014

Mississippi State athletics has enjoyed its share of recognition on the national stage the last couple of years.
Whether it has been in baseball, women's golf or with the football team currently being ranked No. 1 in the country, there has been plenty of positive attention for the Bulldogs.

Mullen still sees weaknesses to fix with the Bulldogs

October 14, 2014

Mississippi State may be ranked No. 1 in the country, but head coach Dan Mullen still sees weaknesses with his team.
The Bulldogs are ranked No. 1 in both the Associated Press and Amway Coaches poll. They have also beaten three-straight top 10 teams in impressive fashion, but Mullen still wants to see improvement.

Has anyone tried to pinch you yet?

October 14, 2014

It's worth repeating.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are ranked No. 1 in football for the first time in school history.
For some, that statement hasn't fully sunk in yet. There have been people that have walked by me asking to be pinched to see if it's real or not.
The Bulldogs have taken advantage of three-straight wins over Top 10 competition and has made the quick rise to the top.

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