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Party like it’s 2014: Bulldogs upset Aggies

By JOEL COLEMAN sports@starkvilledailynews.com Mississippi State senior linebacker Richie Brown has been a part of some of the biggest wins the MSU football program has ever experienced. Nothing compared to Saturday though. Facing the No. 4 Texas A&M Aggies, Mississippi State shocked the college football world with a 35-28 upset win at Davis Wade Stadium.…

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MSU sets offensive records on way to topping Samford

By JOEL COLEMAN sports@starkvilledailynews.com All Mississippi State wide receiver Donald Gray could do was grin. Just moments before, Mississippi State had polished off a 56-41 win over Samford on homecoming at Davis Wade Stadium. In the process, MSU set a school record for total offensive yards in a single game with 669. That fact had…

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Column: If you think Mullen doesn’t care, you’re wrong

By JOEL COLEMAN sports@starkvilledailynews.com For 15 minutes on Monday afternoon, Dan Mullen was just one of the guys. After his weekly press conference had concluded at the Seal Complex, MSU’s eighth-year head coach was asked a simple question as to what he classifies as an explosive play. (It’s any play of 12 or more yards…

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MSU rebukes report that AD decision has been made

By JOEL COLEMAN sports@starkvilledailynews.com Conflicting accounts on the status of Mississippi State’s search to find an athletic director surfaced on Wednesday with the school strongly rebuking a report from The Clarion-Ledger. The Clarion-Ledger, citing unnamed sources, reported on Wednesday morning that MSU will name baseball coach John Cohen its new athletic director next week. Mississippi…

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Mullen talks outside noise/criticism and more

Opening statement: Obviously it’s going to be a tough week for us. You get a short week, heading out against a very good BYU team on a Friday night. Plus late night kick. I think it’s 9:21 our time, so it’s going to be a different challenge, a different style of challenge for our guys.…

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Auburn uses dominant first half to roll past MSU

By JOEL COLEMAN sports@starkvilledailynews.com Hip hop megastar Flo Rida no-showed Bulldog Bash on Friday night in Starkville’s Cotton District. For much of Saturday, it appeared Mississippi State wasn’t going to show up on its home field for its game against Auburn either. The Bulldogs were dominated and, at times, flat out embarrassed in a 38-14…