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January 1st, 2015
"The grind starts now."
Those were the words of Mississippi State women's basketball coach Vic Schaefer Monday night after the Bulldogs won their final regular season non-conference game against Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are in a stretch where they have lost six of their last seven games on the basketball court.
With each mounting defeat, it seems more confidence has left the Bulldogs.
MSU junior Craig Sword isn't sure what's wrong, but knows something has to change.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs have gotten contributions from several newcomers so far this basketball season.
One of those has been freshman post player Oliver Black.
Black had his best game of the season for the Bulldogs in Tuesday's loss to McNeese State. He came off the bench to score a career-high nine points, pulled down four rebounds and had two steals in 26 minutes.
Coach Bruce Allsup is pleased with the way his Starkville Academy basketball team has performed throughout the beginning of the season.
Still the coach is not completely satisfied.
December 31st, 2014
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. â€“ The Mississippi State Bulldogs swung momentum to their side several times throughout the game, but were unable to capitalize on it.
MSU scored 13-straight points to cut the lead to one in the first half and had a successful Hail Mary pass to end the first half down by one.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. â€“ The year of 2014 was not the first time Mississippi State has made the trek to Miami for the Orange Bowl.
Way back in 1937, the Bulldogs lost a 13-12 contest to Duquesne while in 1941 the team evened up its record with a 14-7 defeat of Georgetown.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. â€“ In a game that could have vaulted Mississippi State into the top five in the country, the season was dashed as Georgia Tech dominated the second half of the game to celebrate New Years Eve with a 49-34 victory in the Orange Bowl.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. â€“ Dak Prescott really put his name on the map this season with his play.
The Mississippi State quarterback finished eighth in the Heisman Trophy voting and broke numerous records during the regular season. He capped off his junior year in a big way.
Stan Jones has seen the Mississippi State Bulldogs at their best on the basketball court.
As an assistant coach at MSU from 2001-02, Jones helped the team to the Southeastern Conference Tournament championship in 2002.
It has been a football season to remember for the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
For the first time in the history of the program, the Bulldogs were able to reach No. 1 in the country and they stayed there for five weeks.
Mississippi State's rise to the top was chosen as the No. 1 sports story of 2014 by the Starkville Daily News sports staff.