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Coaches pick Preseason All-SEC teams

Ole Miss and Mississippi State each had one first-team selection – linebacker Denzel Nkemdiche for the Rebels and offensive lineman Gabe Jackson for the Bulldogs – and five other second- and third-team choices apiece on the Preseason SEC Coaches All-SEC team. (August 23, 2013, Page 6A)

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    Oxford’s Liggins picks Bulldogs

    BLOG — Darrius Liggins, one of Oxford High’s top defensive players in 2012, is headed to play at Mississippi State. The 6-foot-4, 240-pound defensive end was offered a scholarship from MSU coach Dan Mullen a week ago after a strong showing at camp. He accepted the offer to play for the Bulldogs earlier today. (more…) (June 15, 2013)

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      MSU examines ‘potential recruiting irregularity’

      STARKVILLE (AP) — Mississippi State says it is working with the NCAA because of a “potential recruiting irregularity” in the football program, giving the Bulldogs a substantial distraction less than two weeks from their opener against Jackson State. (more…) (August 24, 2012, Page 7A)

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        LSU bullies Bulldogs in win

        Mississippi State has established itself as a very good football team. The problem is that’s not good enough in the Southeastern Conference Western Division.

        No. 3 LSU punished No. 25 Mississippi State on the way to a 19-6 victory Thursday night. In a matchup of two physical teams, the Tigers were by far the bigger bully, making 15 tackles for a loss and holding the Bulldogs to 193 total yards. (more…) (September 16, 2011, Page 7A)

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          Bulldogs to tangle with No. 3 LSU tonight

          STARKVILLE (AP) — Mississippi State hasn’t been able to beat anyone in its division other than Ole Miss since Dan Mullen arrived.

          With No. 3 LSU in Starkville tonight, now would be a good time to start.

          For all the good the third-year coach has done since his arrival, Mississippi State is just 2-9 against Southeastern Conference Western Division foes — with both wins against their in-state rival. The Bulldogs are winless against Arkansas, Auburn, Alabama and LSU.

          But No. 25 Mississippi State could take a huge step toward becoming a serious SEC contender with a win against the Tigers. (more…) (September 15, 2011, Page 7)

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            Ballard, No. 20 Mississippi State dominates Memphis Tigers

            MEMPHIS (AP) — Over the past week, Memphis was fond of saying that Thursday night’s game against No. 20 Mississippi State would give a good indication about how much the program has progressed. The apparent answer?

            Not much. Mississippi State hammered Memphis 59-14 at the Liberty Bowl, rolling up a school-record 645 total yards in the process. The Tigers were down 31-7 by halftime and never made the game competitive. (more…) (September 2, 2011, Page 9A)

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              No. 20 Bulldogs travel north to face Memphis

              STARKVILLE (AP) — Like most football teams, Mississippi State usually spends a lot of time in film study during the week, trying to dissect the strengths and weaknesses of the upcoming opponent.
              The problem is that might be useless for Thursday’s season opener against the Memphis Tigers at the Liberty Bowl in Memphis.

              (more…) (September 1, 2011, Page 7)

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                MSU’s Fletcher Cox all smiles

                VIDEO BLOG: Mississippi State defensive tackle Fletcher Cox is one of the players who is expected to help lead the Bulldogs back to a bowl game. (more…) (August 1, 2011)

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                  MSU’s Chris Relf has come full circle

                  VIDEO BLOG: Mississippi State senior quarterback Chris Relf wasn’t a household name when he came to Starkville from Montgomery, Ala., but his play on the field the past two seasons has definitely changed all of that. (more…) (July 30, 2011)

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                    ESPN’s Newberg thinks Rebels, Nutt recruiting well

                    SPORTS EDITOR BLOG —ESPN’s  Jamie Newberg, who many remember from his TV show ‘Countdown to Signing Day,’ has been evaluating recruiting classes for close to 20 years. His knowledge on how schools are doing on the recruiting front is well respected and he feels like Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt and his staff have done a great job so far. (more…) (January 27, 2011)

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