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Hoops: MSU Opens SEC Play with Kentucky; Schedule Released

Mississippi State’s basketball team will open SEC play on Jan. 8 at Kentucky, a team it must play twice next season. That was announced along with the rest of the SEC schedule this morning. The Bulldogs, who went 10-22 last

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SEC Media Days: Lots of Links; Day 3 Preview

HOOVER, Ala. | The third and final day of SEC Media Days is upon us, and it figures to go out with a bang. Coaches and players from four very good teams are on tap, including two-time reigning national champion

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Notes and Numbers: MSU Remains Strong in RPI Rankings

This is a day late because yesterday was spent at the zoo on a school field trip, and it was worth it just to see grizzly bears fighting in a pool. Anyway, thanks for your patience, and now I have

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MSU Rises to No. 16 in Baseball America Poll

Mississippi State is on a roll and is rising in the rankings. The Bulldogs (30-9, 8-7 SEC), fresh off a sweep of Texas A&M on the road, jumped five spots in this week’s Baseball America poll, to No. 16. MSU

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SEC Teleconference: Ray Wants Bulldogs to ‘Make Hay’ at Home This Week

This week’s SEC coaches teleconference is in the books, and we chatted with both MSU coach Rick Ray and Texas A&M coach Billy Kennedy. The Bulldogs (7-11, 2-4 SEC) host the Aggies (12-7, 2-4) at 8 p.m. Wednesday (then have LSU at

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MSU-Tennessee Pregame: Ray, Martin Match Similar Styles

Today’s game: MSU (7-8, 2-1 SEC) at Tennessee (8-7, 0-3), 3 p.m., SEC Network (Clay Matvick play-by-play, Joe Dean analyst), XM 199, Sirius 113. ––––– KNOXVILLE, Tenn. | MSU is back on the road and hoping to shake off Wednesday’s

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Steele Finds His Shot; Can Bulldogs Follow Suit?

Next game: Alabama (9-6, 1-1 SEC) at MSU (7-7, 2-0), Wednesday, 8 p.m., CSS (Matt Stewart play-by-play, Kyle Macey analyst) ––––– Good morning, readers. Lovely day in North Mississippi, ain’t it? (No it’s not.) Hopefully you’ve got a copy of today’s

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SEC Teleconference: Ray Praises Sword, Expects Him to Play

It’s Monday, which means we get to hear from all the SEC’s basketball coaches on the weekly teleconference. Today I listened in to MSU’s Rick Ray – of course – and Alabama’s Anthony Grant. The Bulldogs host the Crimson Tide on

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Sword Named SEC Freshman of the Week

Mississippi State guard Craig Sword has been named the SEC freshman of the week, the league office announced this morning. The 6-foot-3 guard scored a career-high 18 points in MSU’s 56-54 win over South Carolina on Wednesday, then on Saturday had

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On the Links: Bulldogs Start Strong … So, What’s Possible?

Well, as we enter the second week of SEC play, MSU sits atop the league standings at 2-0 along with four other teams, including Ole Miss. You can read about that in our basketball overview in today’s Journal. There’s plenty

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Video: Ray Previews Georgia Game

We caught up with MSU basketball coach Rick Ray just before he and the team left for the airport. The Bulldogs (6-7, 1-0 SEC) are headed to Athens to take on Georgia (6-8, 0-1) on Saturday (12:45 p.m., SEC Network). Here’s

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