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Rebels, Bulldogs To Meet In Annual “Egg Bowl” Battle

November 23, 2012

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When Ole Miss and Mississippi State meet in what is commonly known as “The Egg Bowl,” it won’t have anything to do with players gathering to eating eggs sunny side up, over easy or fried. It will be to see which team can lay claim to “The Golden Egg,” a gold-plated trophy that is shaped […]

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Go Dawgs!

November 17, 2012

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Now that MSU has gotten back to its winning ways, where do you see the Bulldogs playing their bowl game?   Now, remember, they still have one game to go with that “School up North.” Give us your feedback! RSP

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Mississippi State (7-2) at LSU (7-2) Preview: Can The Bulldogs Salvage Their Season?

November 10, 2012

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Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana Time: 6 p.m. TV: ESPNU Initial Analysis: With the Mississippi State Bulldogs still reeling from their drubbing by Texas A&M, they have to get it together. The LSU Tigers are next on the schedule and will be playing angry, after losing in the final moments against Alabama. The Bulldogs’ season can […]

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Monday Morning Water Cooler Talk for Oct. 15, 2012

October 15, 2012

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Let’s Talk A Little Football It was a good weekend for Mississippi football, this weekend. Ole Miss appears to be headed in the right direction, with a big win over Auburn. It snapped a 16-game SEC losing streak and the feel around town is that the Rebels, with a little good fortune, could be headed […]

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Tennessee (3-2) at Mississippi State (5-0) Preview: Get Ready For A Wake-Up Call

October 13, 2012

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Location: Starkville, Mississippi (Davis-Wade Stadium) Time: 8 p.m. TV: ESPN2 Initial Analysis: The Mississippi State Bulldogs are ranked in both polls (AP and Coaches) and have many thinking they could challenge for the SEC West crown—especially with LSU’s recent loss to Florida. But, as I’ve stated several times, they haven’t faced a legitimate opponent. Well, that’s about […]

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De’Vinner’s Allegations Could Bring Bulldogs Together

September 14, 2012

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Unless you have been living under a rock for the past week, you probably are aware of the firestorm surrounding the Mississippi State program, stemming from allegations made by Byron De’ Vinner – a Memphis seven-on-seven coach who coached current Bulldog cornerback Will Redmond and figured prominently in his recruitment. To catch everyone up, De’Vinner, […]

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Let the “Russell Era” Begin

September 10, 2012

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  “Tyler Russell will never be an SEC quarterback.” “He will never start for Mississippi State.” “He can’t lead a team.” “He isn’t tough enough, isn’t durable enough.” “The kid doesn’t fit Mullen’s system.” “Russell will be the best quarterback to come through Mississippi State.” “He will be a great quarterback.” “He is the best […]

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Auburn (0-2) at Mississippi State (2-0) Post-Game Wrap Up: Bulldogs Get The Job Done

September 9, 2012

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Instant Analysis: Coming into Saturday’s game against the Auburn Tigers, the Bulldogs had suffered two painful losses against their SEC West rival. They knew the time had come for them to finally get it done. They did just that, behind the strong arm of Tyler Russell, who threw for 222 yards and three touchdowns. The […]

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Auburn (0-1) At Mississippi State (1-0) Preview: Time To Get It Done

September 7, 2012

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Location: Starkville, Mississippi (Davis-Wade Stadium) Time: 11 a.m. TV: ESPN, ESPN3 Initial Analysis: It’s time again for the annual “swing game” between the Mississippi State Bulldogs and Auburn Tigers. The last two games have come down to the last drive – with the Bulldogs coming up short in both. This is a new year and […]

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Jackson State at Mississippi State Post-Game Wrap Up: Dawgs Take Care Of Business

September 3, 2012

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  Instant Analysis: As the Mississippi State Bulldogs entered their opening season game against the Jackson State Tigers, they were looking to work out the kinks and get some on-the-field work for their inexperienced players. The Bulldogs were able to follow that plan to a “t”, defeating the Tigers 56-9 in a game that was […]

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Jackson State (0-0) at Mississippi State (0-0) Preview

August 31, 2012

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Location: Starkville, Mississippi (Davis-Wade Stadium) Time: 6:30 p.m. TV: Fox Sports Net, ESPN3 Initial Analysis: The Mississippi State Bulldogs enter their opening season tilt, versus the Jackson State Tigers, looking to put a disappointing 2011 season behind them. As I mentioned in my season preview, there is a lot of optimism surrounding the season. The […]

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2012 MSU Football Preview: “Is This ‘The Year’?

August 31, 2012

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Coach: Dan Mullen (22-17 career record) 2011 Record: 7-6 (Music City Bowl) Key Losses: Chris Relf (QB); Vick Ballard (RB); Fletcher Cox (DT) Returning Starters: 15 (7 Offense, 7 Defense, 1 Special Teams) Conference: SEC (Southeastern Conference) Initial Outlook: As the Mississippi State Bulldogs enter the 2012 season, expectations are once again high, due to […]

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Check Out These Articles!

June 5, 2012

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We have recently added the following articles to our website. These articles were originally published in the May 30, 2012 print edition of The Real Story. Simply click on the article title to be re-directed to the appropriate page on our website. City of Columbus Awarded $400,000 Brownfields Grant Consumer Corner: The Pit and Cone […]

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Coman, Antoine Set To Have Immediate Impact

May 29, 2012

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After spring practice, the only area of concern for the Mississippi State defense is the lack of depth at the safety position behind Nickoe Whitley (free safety) and Dee Arrington (strong safety). Kivon Coman (6’1”, 205 pound free safety) and Quadry Antoine (5’11”, 215 pound strong safety) are expected to fill those holes. Coman, realizing […]

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Check Out These Articles!

May 15, 2012

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We have recently added the following articles to our website. These articles were originally published in the May 9, 2012 print edition of The Real Story. Simply click on the article title to be re-directed to the appropriate page on our website. America and the War on Women Ask Meagan!: Discrimination in the Workplace Consumer […]

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J.Short in the Film Room: Maroon-White Game – Quay Evans and Denico Autry

April 25, 2012

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Initial Analysis Mississippi State fans are very excited about the potential of the headliners of the 2012 class – Denico Autry and Quay Evans. They both had solid spring games. I decided to go back and dissect each of their performances. Quay Evans  Maroon-White Stats: 6 tackles/3 tackles for loss/3 sacks Highlights * Evans was […]

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J.Short In The Film Room: Maroon-White Game – Offensive Line

April 24, 2012

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Initial Analysis The status of the offensive line was the biggest concern amongst the fans, before the spring game. The game has come and gone. So, I decided to breakdown the tape of the offensive line and see how they performed. I concluded my study and have decided to discuss the top performers: Blaine Clausell, […]

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J.Short in the Film Room: Maroon-White Game

April 23, 2012

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Quarterbacks   Initial Analysis  The quarterback position was the biggest topic of conversation throughout the spring. Everyone, including myself, wondered if Tyler Russell would take control of the position and separate himself from Dak Prescott. Well he did just that in the Maroon-White game, on Saturday. I decided to break down Russell and Prescott’s performances to […]

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Maroon-White Game Review

April 22, 2012

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Instant Analysis The spring game is the fans’ first chance to see how good their team will be, in the upcoming season. Many people wanted to see if the offense would finally show the explosiveness that it has lacked, during the first three years of the Mullen era. The offense didn’t disappoint them, as Tyler […]

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Maroon-White Game Preview

April 21, 2012

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Initial Spring Game Outlook The Mississippi State Bulldogs went into their 4th spring under Dan Mullen looking to answer a few questions and fill some holes. They have shown steady improvement, during that time. There were steps made toward accomplishing their goals, over the past few weeks. Several positions are still up for grabs, and […]

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Ray Completes Staff with Hiring Of Gordon

April 11, 2012

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With the hiring of Adam Gordon on Tuesday, Rick Ray’s staff at Mississippi State is now complete. Gordon, who spent the past season on B.J. Hill’s staff at Northern Colorado, will have the title of Director of Operations. Prior to his time at Northern Colorado, he was a graduate assistant at Clemson for three years, […]

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Hood Transfer Good for Mississippi State

April 10, 2012

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Late Sunday night, after much speculation, it was announced that Rodney Hood, Mississippi State’s star freshman forward, had elected to leave the program. Although many knew that Hood’s transferring was a possibility, the decision was a tough blow. The highly skilled forward was expected to be the critical piece in Rick Ray’s rebuilding project – […]

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Ray Announces the Hiring Of Chris Hollender

April 10, 2012

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Rick Ray moved one step closer to filling his staff openings, on Monday, when he announced the hiring of assistant Chris Hollender. The 35-year-old Hollender comes to Mississippi State after spending the past four years in the same capacity at Evansville, his alma mater. “Chris is a guy that I’ve known for a long time,” […]

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Hood Won’t Return To Mississippi State

April 9, 2012

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Recently hired Mississippi State Basketball Coach Rick Ray announced late Sunday that Rodney Hood is leaving the program, after one season playing for the Bulldogs. “Obviously, we are disappointed in Rodney’s decision,” said Ray, who was hired one week ago. “I was looking forward to getting a chance to develop and coach him. This decision, unfortunately, […]

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Flanigan Joins Ray’s Basketball Staff at MSU

April 6, 2012

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Rick Ray’s second hire at Mississippi State is certainly no stranger to the South or the SEC. On Thursday, the new Bulldogs coach announced former Auburn All-SEC standout Wes Flanigan will join his staff as an assistant, after spending the previous two seasons under Doc Sadler at Nebraska. “I’ve known Wes for a long time […]

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Ray Announces Hiring Of George Brooks

April 5, 2012

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At his introductory press conference on Monday, new Mississippi State Coach Rick Ray said he’d like to retain a member of the former staff. On Thursday, he did just that, with the announcement that George Brooks will return as an assistant coach. It’s the first hire for Ray, who was named Head Coach on Sunday. […]

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Ray the Right Hire For Mississippi State

April 5, 2012

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Mississippi State Athletic Director Scott Stricklin searched for Rick Stanbury’s replacement ever since the former Bulldog coach retired on March 15th. There were several names rumored to have been contacted about the Bulldog head job. Names like: Shaka Smart, Steve Prohm, Bryce Drew, and most recently,Kentucky assistant Kenny Payne. It seemed a foregone conclusion that […]

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Rick Ray Named Mississippi State’s New Men’s Basketball Coach

April 2, 2012

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Mississippi State Director of Athletics Scott Stricklin announced, on Sunday, that Rick Ray will be introduced Monday as the university’s new Head Men’s Basketball Coach. A press conference has been scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on the floor of Humphrey Coliseum to welcome the 19th coach in MSU history. “Rick fits the model of head coach we […]

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Renardo Sidney to Declare For NBA Draft, Signs With Agent

April 1, 2012

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Mississippi State junior forward Renardo Sidney has announced that he will forgo his senior season and declare for the 2012 NBA Draft. The Jackson, MS native, who appeared in 48 games for the Bulldogs and drew 46 starts, signed with Rogue Sports, an entertainment firm that represents pro athletes. “I appreciate Mississippi State giving me […]

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Message from MSU Athletic Director Scott Stricklin on MSU’s Men’s Basketball Coaching Search

March 29, 2012

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  “Like Bulldog fans everywhere, I eagerly anticipate the hiring of Mississippi State’s next men’s basketball coach. However, from the beginning of this process, no deadline has been imposed on the search. It’s important that we hire the right candidate to lead our program, a person of integrity who will instill discipline, character and accountability […]

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