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Peters relearning receiver role in spring camp

By JOEL COLEMAN sports@starkvilledailynews.com For Mississippi State’s spring practices, the Bulldog defense wears white uniforms. MSU’s offense dons maroon. Under normal circumstances, there would be no question what color the No. 12 jersey of safety Jamal Peters would be, but with two of Mississippi State’s primary receiving options hurt for the spring, MSU head coach…

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Sexton shines as Bulldogs claim series over Rebels

By JOEL COLEMAN sports@starkvilledailynews.com On Friday night, Austin Sexton sat beside Mississippi State head coach John Cohen and charted pitches as his good friend Dakota Hudson shut down Ole Miss and led MSU to a series-opening win. Saturday, Hudson and Sexton swapped places, but the results were very much the same. Like Hudson the night…

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Bryant shows playmaking ability in MSU’s first spring scrimmage

By JOEL COLEMAN sports@starkvilledailynews.com It’s only the first week of April, but Brandon Bryant already has a nose for the football. The Mississippi State safety shined on Saturday at Davis Wade Stadium during the Bulldogs’ first scrimmage of the spring. Bryant had three interceptions, including one he returned 97 yards for a touchdown. “That was…

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Bulldogs top Rebels behind another dominant start from Hudson

By JOEL COLEMAN sports@starkvilledailynews.com Mississippi State head coach John Cohen has seen plenty of good pitching outings on the mound at Dudy Noble Field. Not many can match what MSU’s eighth-year leader witnessed on Friday night. Dakota Hudson tossed his first career complete game and completely shut down the Ole Miss offense as the No.…

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Building an ace: How Dakota Hudson has lived up to expectations

By JOEL COLEMAN sports@starkvilledailynews.com At first glance, Mississippi State pitcher Dakota Hudson doesn’t look all that different this year than he has in the past. The junior hurler still boasts his impressive frame at 6-foot-5 and 215 pounds. He’s still humming fastballs in the mid-90s and flashing his Craig Kimbrel-like pose on the mound, something…

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Baker takes over veteran-laden MSU defensive line

By JOEL COLEMAN sports@starkvilledailynews.com When new Mississippi State defensive line coach Brian Baker was sizing up the Bulldogs on video before deciding to come to Starkville, he was drawn in by the attitude of MSU up front. The longtime National Football League assistant saw young men with fire in their eyes and made the choice…