Monthly Archives: September 2013

Bulldogs hold first fall practice

STARKVILLE – Mississippi State held its first men’s basketball practice Monday afternoon starting the second year under head coach Rick Ray. The Bulldogs will scatter 30 practices over the next 42 days in preparation of their Nov. 8 season opener

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Monday with Mullen

Mississippi State practiced three times during their bye week before head coach Dan Mullen allowed his team to go home for the weekend following Thursday’s practice. The Bulldogs will return to work Monday afternoon following a three-day vacation away from

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HDVideo: Trivante Bloodman

Last season Trivante Bloodman was introduced to SEC basketball but was the only healthy point guard on Mississippi State’s roster. Now entering his junior year, Bloodman will have some help with the return of Jacoby Davis and addition of I.J.

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Schaefer starts second season in Starkville

Vic Schaefer held his first practice of the fall Sunday night. (Lee Adams/ Special to the Daily Journal)

STARKVILLE – I wrote a story in this morning’s Daily Journal in advance of Mississippi State’s first men’s basketball practice of the season which will be held this afternoon. The Bulldogs women’s team got practice underway last night. Second year

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HDVideo: Fred Thomas

Mississippi State wing Fred Thomas had to grow up fast as a true freshman last season logging a lot of minutes and responsibility. Thomas has bulked up during the offseason and hopes to be one of the Bulldogs key contributors

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Sunday conversation with Dan Mullen

Dan Mullen hopes to remain unbeaten at home this season hosting LSU on Saturday (AP Photo/ Rogelio V. Solis)

Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen decided to give his team the weekend off due to the open date. It was a rare opportunity in the fall for his players and coaching staff to spend time away from football with their

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MSU sets schedule for “Maroon Madness”

Skylar Collins

STARKVILLE – For the second straight year Mississippi State will host “Maroon Madness” for its men’s and women’s basketball teams. The event is scheduled for Oct. 11 at 6 p.m. on Creelman Street between The Junction and Dorman Hall on

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HDVideo: Robert Johnson

Mississippi State junior wide receiver Robert Johnson talks with the media about his transformation in the offseason and how his role has increased this fall.  

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HDVideo: Craig Sword

Craig Sword was one of Mississippi State’s top playmakers a year ago as a true freshman. Sword spent most of the season playing out of position at point guard but moves back to his natural two spot this year. Sword

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Collins reviews defense during bye week

Mississippi State is 2-2 heading into its open date. Bulldogs defensive coordinator Geoff Collins reviews the positives he has seen from his squad and what he worked on during the bye week.

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Q&A with Rick Ray

Rick Ray and the Bulldogs begin practice on Monday. (Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE)

Mississippi State men’s basketball coach Rick Ray officially begins year two when the Bulldogs begin practicing on Monday. Ray fielded questions from the media Friday afternoon in advance of practice starting. Here is a full transcript… Q: Going into your

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