Mississippi State Rumors & News

  • LSU target Leo Lewis chooses Mississippi State

    The Advocate "Brookhaven (Mississippi) High linebacker Leo Lewis has signed with Mississippi State, he announced Wednesday on National Signing Day. Lewis, ranked as a four-star recruit, had been an Ole Miss State commitment since September. He had also been an Alabama commitment, according to the Biloxi..." February 04

  • Ezekiel Elliott tops, OSU QB trio among early Heisman favorites

    College Football Talk "If you thought the third-string quarterback who helped propel Ohio State to a three-win postseason run that culminated in a national championship, and who eschewed early entry into the NFL draft, would be the current Heisman front-runner, you’d be wrong. Instead, it’s his backfield mate Ezekiel..." January 30

  • Mississippi State to host transferring Wake Forest center

    Biloxi Sun Herald "Since announcing his decision to leave Wake Forest on Jan. 9, Cory Helms has drawn plenty of attention from top programs -- and Mississippi State is right in the hunt. The former freshman All-American announced via Twitter a week ago that he planned to leave the ACC school. "This is the..." January 16

  • Report: Mississippi State QB Dak Prescott will return for senior season

    College Football Talk "The quarterback class for April’s NFL draft is considered relatively weak. Mississippi State’s Dak Prescott isn’t expected to take advantage of the situation, though. The quarterback will hold a press conference 1:30 p.m. (CT) Wednesday, and he’s expected to announce his intention to remain in..." January 14

  • Benardrick McKinney to enter draft

    ESPN.com "Mississippi State linebacker Benardrick McKinney will forgo his senior season and declare for the NFL draft, the school announced Friday. The redshirt junior was the Bulldogs' top tackler in each of the past two seasons, earning first-team All-SEC honors this past season. He had 244 tackles,..." January 11

  • Mississippi State RB Josh Robinson will enter NFL draft

    ESPN.com "Mississippi State junior running back Josh Robinson has decided to forego his senior season with the Bulldogs and declare for the 2015 NFL draft, Robinson told ESPN.com. The 5-foot-9, 215-pound Robinson said he’s on schedule to graduate and felt that the time was right for him to continue his..." December 31

  • Mississippi State's Geoff Collins expected to become Florida DC

    SI - College Football "Mississippi State defensive coordinator Geoff Collins is expected to accept the same position at Florida, according to a source. An agreement has not yet been finalized, per the source. Collins would be new Florida coach Jim McElwain’s first hire since taking over nearly two weeks ago and a..." December 16

  • Mississippi State QB Prescott wins Conerly trophy

    The Clarion-Ledger "Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott on Tuesday night was named the winner of the Conerly Trophy, which is given out annually by the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame to the best college football player in Mississippi. Prescott beat out 10 finalists, including Ole Miss cornerback Senquez..." December 02

  • Mississippi State DB Justin Cox suspended indefinitely after arrest

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Mississippi State DB Justin Cox has been suspended indefinitely after a reported alleged burglary and domestic violence incident. Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen announced the suspension in a statement on Friday morning." November 22

  • Mississippi State pulls senior QB scholarship offer 15 days before his graduation

    No Guts No Glory "Mississippi State is the midst of the best season probably in school history. The Bulldogs are sitting at #4 in the college football playoff poll and could clinch their spot if they defeat Ole Miss next week. But a situation in the state of Texas has caught the attention of people when talking..." November 21

  • Mississippi State Heisman candidate QB Dak Prescott ready for Alabama after missing last year's game

    Alabama.com "All Dak Prescott could do was watch when Mississippi State struggled at home last year against No. 1 Alabama. Prescott, now a junior quarterback for the Bulldogs who has emerged as a Heisman Trophy candidate, was sidelined with a left shoulder injury. Mississippi State lost 20-7, scoring..." November 13

  • Mullen: Hire/fire websites insult to coaches

    ESPN.com "Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen wasn't flattered to hear the news that Florida fans had started two websites to urge the school to hire Mullen to replace Will Muschamp. In fact, he considers such websites an insult to college coaches. Mullen, in an interview with "Head to Head Radio" in..." October 17

  • Fans have covered costs of Ole Miss' goalposts, fine

    The Clarion-Ledger "Ole Miss will not be dipping into its own pockets to pay for the various expenses related to beating Alabama. After Saturday's 23-17 win against the Tide fans tore down both goalposts and stormed the field. Replacing both goalposts cost $11,000 each, and because of the SEC's rising penalty..." October 08

  • Mississippi governor declares Oct. 4, 2014, as “Football Celebration Saturday”

    College Football Talk "The events of Oct. 4, 2014, will live in the hearts and minds of Magnolia State residents forever. Now, governor Phil Bryant has made sure Saturday’s glorious afternoon and evening will be forever remembered in a legal sense, declaring Saturday, October 4 as “Football Celebration Day” on..." October 07

  • Mississippi State WR Jameon Lewis out with leg injury

    CBSSports.com "If Mississippi State is going to beat Texas A&M Saturday it'll have to do so without the services of its leading receiver. Multiple outlets are reporting that Jameon Lewis will not play against the Aggies due to a right leg injury. It's unclear what the injury is, or when it was suffered, but..." October 04

  • 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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