Mississippi State Rumors & News

  • SEC suspends Dillon Day for 'unsportsmanlike act'

    The Clarion-Ledger "Dillon Day is suspended for Mississippi State's next game against Texas A&M on Oct. 4 the Southeastern Conference announced on Tuesday. The league suspended the center one game after reviewing video from MSU's game against LSU last Saturday. In an release the conference said, "This action is..." September 24

  • Fletcher Adams commits to Mississippi State

    The Clarion-Ledger "There was no commitment ceremony, no hat dance, nothing over the top about the way Fletcher Adams announced where he intends to play college football. The Brandon blue-chip prospect knew where he wanted to commit last Thursday, but gave himself a few more days to make sure he knew he was..." September 23

  • Damien Robinson out for the season with a torn ACL

    The Clarion-Ledger "Mississippi State didn't have much depth on the offensive line entering 2014. It's even worse after last Friday's scrimmage. MSU coach Dan Mullen announced on Monday that Damien Robinson will miss the entire season after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament. The injury leaves a gaping hole at..." August 19

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN.com "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 09

  • Four-star 2008 signee-turned-MLBer returns to Bulldogs

    College Football Talk "Apparently you can, in a sports sense, come home again. In 2008, Rashun Dixon was a four-star member of Mississippi State’s recruiting class, the last of Sylvester Croom‘s tenure. Dixon never suited up for the Bulldogs, however, as he was drafted in the 10th round of the Major League Baseball..." July 31

  • Mississippi State lands verbal commitment from Missouri running back Alec Murphy

    Gulflive "Mississippi State reportedly landed its second 2015 football verbal commitment of the day late Friday. Three-star Missouri high school running back Alec Murphy has committed to the Bulldogs, according to reports by 247 Sports, Rivals.com and Scout.com. Murphy (6-foot-1, 222 pounds) joins Hoover..." July 20

  • Hoover WR Justin Johnson commits to Mississippi State

    Alabama.com "Justin Johnson eagerly waited for this day. The Hoover wide receiver wanted to make a commitment earlier in the summer, but was advised by his preferred school to wait until today. With the go-ahead given, the 6-foot-4 wide receiver verbally committed to Mississippi State over Kentucky and..." July 20

  • Pinson Valley RB Nick Gibson commits to Mississippi State over Alabama

    Alabama.com "Nick Gibson kept the Alabama recruiting momentum going for Mississippi State on Friday. The Pinson Valley running back committed to MSU over Alabama on Friday while on the school's Starkville campus for its Big Dawg camp. Gibson became the second Alabama recruit of the day to commit to the..." July 18

  • Jamal Peters commits to Mississippi State

    The Clarion-Ledger "Jamal Peters put the exclamation mark on what is turning into a memorable day for Mississippi State. Peters, the state's top prospect, announced on Twitter that he has committed to the Bulldogs. The Bassfield safety is the sixth player to pledge to MSU's 2015 class at Big Dawg Day in..." July 18

  • SEC defines QB 'strike zone' for defenders

    ESPN.com "In a move to further protect players from dangerous hits, the SEC has defined a "strike zone" from below the neck to above the knees in which an unabated defender may attempt to tackle an "offensive player in a passing posture." "This is a player safety issue," said Steve Shaw, the SEC's..." July 17

  • Two Mississippi State players no longer on football team

    The Clarion-Ledger "Jordan Washington and Artimus Samuel are no longer on the Mississippi State's football team according to a team official. Washington was originally suspended indefinitely after he was arrested in April and charged with burglary and robbery. Washington, a defensive lineman, did not play last..." June 26

  • MSU commit Keith Joseph, Jr. following in father's footsteps

    The Clarion-Ledger "Pascagoula defensive end Keith Joseph, Jr. has long been pegged as a Mississippi State commitment years before his own recruitment took off. His father, Keith Joseph, Sr., was a defensive end for the Bulldogs in the early 1990s. The two built a bond around football and now, around a school and..." June 20

  • MSU continues to add size with Farrod Green in 2015

    The Clarion-Ledger "Wesson native Farrod Green became the 17th prospect to give his verbal to Mississippi State in the class of 2015. But more than 17, there is a different number to focus on -- height. Within the last week MSU received two commitments from tight ends 6-foot-4 or taller. Green, a three-star..." June 11

  • NCAA clears Mississippi State in Luther Davis probe

    CBSSports.com "Mississippi State will not face punishment over the alleged illicit benefits published in a Yahoo! Sports report. The NCAA notified the Bulldogs that it considers the school's role in the matter closed, according to a source with direct knowledge of the situation. Mississippi State was one of..." April 20

  • We want our SEC, Gulfport, Miss. councilman says

    Biloxi Sun Herald "Whereas football is akin to religion in the South, Saturday is a holy day of sorts because of college football and Gulfport has its share of rabid fans. Therefore, Cable One should offer viewers the new SEC network in August, the City Council has decreed. Councilman Myles Sharp brought up..." March 25

  • SEC Outlook: A&M's potential 1-2 punch, Ole Miss pass rush and Vandy's 3-4

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The loss of Johnny Manziel and Ben Malena at Texas A&M opens the door for a pair of returning running backs to make their mark. Implementing new schemes, changing positions and coming back from injury are also what spring practice is about. RBs could supply Aggies with 1-2 punch With so much..." March 13

  • Mississippi State, Dan Mullen agree to contract extension

    CBSSports.com "Mississippi State and Dan Mullen have agreed in principle to a contract extension running through 2017-18 season, according to a source. Mullen's contract can't run longer than four years because of Mississippi regulations, so the Bulldogs are essentially adding a year to Mullen's deal. The..." March 08

  • Mississippi State set up for big 2015 recruiting haul

    CBSSports.com "If you are looking for a Kentucky/Tennessee (2014) or Ole Miss (2013) type of storyline in the Southeastern Conference during the 2015 cycle, you may want to look no further than Starkville, Miss. Granted we are less than three weeks into 2015, but Mississippi State currently has the No. 6..." February 24

  • Mississippi school coaches 'ready' for gay athlete

    USA Today "Coaches and administrators from Ole Miss and Mississippi State said they hope they're ready for it, even if the situation has not presented itself yet. The question, though, was unavoidable Monday, a day after former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam announced via ESPN and the New York Times..." February 12

  • Utah assistant Brian Johnson named Mississippi State QBs coach

    CBSSports.com "Dan Mullen's connections to Utah -- the school he helped to an undefeated 2004 season as an assistant under Urban Meyer -- have faded a bit as he and Meyer have moved on to multiple other coaching stops. But those connections were still strong enough to help Mullen find a new quarterbacks coach..." February 12

  • Johnson named quarterbacks coach as MSU finalizes football staff

    Biloxi Sun Herald "Brian Johnson, the winningest quarterback in Utah history and current quarterbacks coach for the Utes, has been named quarterbacks coach at Mississippi State, MSU head coach Dan Mullen announced on Monday. Mullen also announced that Billy Gonzales and John Hevesy have been promoted to..." February 11

  • Ex-Irish corner Tee Shepard commits to Miss. St.

    College Football Talk "A football odyssey that began in Northern California and continued (briefly) in the Midwest has culminated with a landing in the Deep South. Just a couple of days ahead of National Signing Day, Tee Shepard confirmed to Rivals.com that he has committed to continuing his FBS playing career at..." February 05

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