Rayford relishes redshirt experience

Redshirt freshman cornerback Chris Rayford made a dozen tackles during Mississippi State's three spring scrimmages. (Logan Lowery/ Daily Journal)

Deshea Townsend served as Chris Rayford‘s recruiter and was the primary reason he chose Mississippi State. Rayford wanted to hone his secondary skills from the former two-time Super Bowl champion cornerback who is entering his third season as an assistant

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Bulldogs in summer leagues


Mississippi State is sending 18 players to participate in seven summer leagues around the country. Each week, Logan Lowery of the Daily Journal will update the Diamond Dogs statistics throughout the summer. CAL RIPKEN COLLEGIATE LEAGUE Cody Brown Team: Bethesda Big

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Bulldogs in Baseball

Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Jonathan Papelbon throws against the Colorado Rockies during the ninth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in Denver. Philadelphia beat Colorado 4-2.  (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Mississippi State currently has 26 former players or signees active in professional baseball this season. Each week Logan Lowery of the Daily Journal takes a look at their performances. Check out how the former Diamond Dogs are doing. Corey Dickerson Position: Left field Team: Colorado Rockies

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MSU announces Holman’s signing

Continuing his tear on the recruiting trail, Mississippi State coach Ben Howland announced Thursday the signing of Aric Holman, a four-star standout from the state of Kentucky. The addition of Holman bolsters the 2015 MSU recruiting class, as he joins three-star

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Dunlap transferring from MSU

Maurice Dunlap is transferring from Mississippi State. (Logan  Lowery/ Daily Journal)

Mississippi State added one player and lost another on Thursday. The Bulldogs signed four-star power forward Aric Holman and parted ways with shooting guard Maurice Dunlap. Dunlap decided to transfer after appearing in seven games for Rick Ray last year

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Bulldogs sign four-star PF

Collins' Traejon Stone (23) has his shot blocked by Owensboro's Aric Holman during their first round game in the KHSAA high school basketball tournament, March 18, 2015 in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

Ben Howland missed Monday’s stop in Tupelo for the Road Dawgs Tour in order to host four-star prospect Aric Holman on an official visit. That decision paid off as Holman signed his letter of intent on that visit and announced

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Video: Manny Diaz

Mississippi State defensive coordinator Manny Diaz discusses being back in Starkville and his impressions of the defense during the spring. Diaz also shares how he plans to help the Bulldogs increase their turnover numbers in 2015.

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MSU has 36 student-athletes graduate this spring

Templeton Athletic Academic Center

Thirty-six Mississippi State Bulldogs officially earned their academic degrees in 2015 spring commencement ceremonies held on campus. For the first time in school history, Bulldog scholarship athletes finished the fall and spring semesters with over a 3.0 cumulative grade point

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Video: Scott Stricklin

Mississippi State director of athletics Scott Stricklin took time out to speak about some of the projects he has underway and on the horizon. Stricklin also discussed the Bulldogs’ 2016 football schedule. He announced on Twitter Tuesday night that MSU

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Video: Vic Schaefer

Mississippi State women’s basketball coach Vic Schaefer speaks about his team’s success this past season and where the program is headed while in Tupelo for the Road Dawgs Tour. Schaefer also discussed the impact his five signees can have as

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Four-star Lashley commits, changes mind

West Point four-star offensive tackle Scott Lashley remains on the recruiting market. (Photo Courtesy of 247Sports.com)

West Point four-star offensive lineman Scott Lashley committed to Mississippi State while on an unofficial visit Monday afternoon. Hours later however, Lashley backed off his pledge to the Bulldogs his coach Chris Chambless told Bulldawgs247.com. The 6-foot-6, 300-pound tackle is rated

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