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  • Louisiana-Lafayette assistant football coach D.J. Looney dies at 31

    CNN "University of Louisiana at Lafayette assistant football coach D.J. Looney has died at the age of 31, according to a statement from the school's Department of Athletics. Looney, who was entering his third season on staff with the Ragin' Cajuns as an assistant offensive line..." August 03

  • Mississippi State RB Kylin Hill given key to his hometown

    Clarion Ledger "Sometimes what a college football player does off the field is just as rewarding as what he does on it. For Mississippi State running back Kylin Hill, that held true when he was presented with the key to his hometown Tuesday evening.  Mayor Robert Smith awarded Hill the..." July 22

  • 'It took guts': How Kylin Hill's risk helped change a state flag

    247 Sports "Midway through a historic debate over House Bill 1796, Mississippi state representative Omeria Scott paused to scribble out an amendment. In swooping cursive, a legislator in her 28th year in the House asked to rename the bill for 21-year-old Mississippi State running back Kylin..." July 04

  • Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves signs bill officially changing state flag

    ESPN "Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves on Tuesday signed a bill to retire the last state flag in the U.S. with the Confederate battle emblem following widespread, increased pressure that came in part from the sports world. "This is not a political moment to me but a solemn occasion to lead..." June 30

  • Kylin Hill's Twitter Reaction to Mississippi Changing Flag Proves College Athletes Have a Voice

    12 Up "Last week, Mississippi State running back Kylin Hill took a stand on social media when he threatened to no longer player for the Bulldogs if the state didn't change its flag, which, at the time, was the last in the nation to display the Confederate battle emblem. This..." June 30

  • Mississippi Legislature Passes Bill to Change State Flag

    Wall Street Journal "The legislature in Mississippi, the last state with the Confederate battle emblem on its flag, voted by a wide margin Sunday to change the state’s flag after 126 years. The bill now heads to Republican Gov. Tate Reeves, who has pledged to sign it, saying the argument over the..." June 29

  • Lane Kiffin is already trolling Mike Leach on Twitter

    Larry Brown Sports "If you weren’t already excited for Lane Kiffin and Mike Leach coaching SEC rivals, maybe this will do it for you. Kiffin and Leach, the coaches of Ole Miss and Mississippi State, created a bit of a viral moment Thursday when they appeared at the Mississippi state capitol to..." June 28

  • Lane Kiffin, Mike Leach Lobby To Remove Confederate Symbol From MS State Flag

    Clarion Ledger "Before either of them ever step foot on the home sidelines for Ole Miss or Mississippi State, Lane Kiffin and Mike Leach will have to confront the Mississippi legislature. Kiffin and Leach plan to address the state legislature on Thursday morning. The coaches, along with Ole Miss..." June 25

  • Mississippi State’s Kylin Hill: ‘I won’t be representing this state’ until flag changes

    SI "Numerous Mississippi State coaches and administrators have come out in support of changing the state flag of Mississippi over the last several days. Now, maybe the most well-known Bulldog athlete has joined in. MSU running back Kylin Hill took to Twitter on Monday afternoon and..." June 22

  • Commissioner threatens no SEC championships in Mississippi until state flag changes

    ESPN "SEC commissioner Greg Sankey threatened to not host any future conference championship events in Mississippi until the state changes its flag. Mississippi is the only state that still has the Confederate symbol -- a blue cross with the 13 stars -- on its flag. "It is..." June 18

  • Mississippi State, Memphis schedule future home-and-home

    College Football Talk "Taking a break from beefing up its roster with talent from the University of Alabama, Mississippi State is adding to its future football slates. Thursday, Memphis announced that it has reached an agreement with Mississippi State on a future home-and-home football..." June 12

  • Bulldogs Add Former Alabama WR Tyrell Shavers

    For Whom The Cowbell Tolls "Former Alabama wide receiver Tyrell Shavers, who entered the transfer portal last week, announced on Monday that he’s transferring to Mississippi State. The 6-foot-6, 205-pound receiver joins the program as a graduate transfer and will be eligible to play immediately with..." June 09

  • Mississippi State's Mike Leach Optimistic CFB Season Will Go On As Planned

    Sportsnaut "The always boisterous Mike Leach shocked the college football world earlier this year when he decided to leave Washington State for Mississippi State. Leach’s success as a coach and his personality should play pretty darn well in the south. With the 2020..." May 29

  • Former Mississippi State QB Keytaon Thompson announces Virginia as transfer destination

    CBS Sports "Virginia has been looking for a replacement for former signal-caller Bryce Perkins, and it might have found him in the heart of SEC country as former Mississippi State quarterback Keytaon Thompson announced on Twitter that he will transfer to the..." May 01

  • DL Fabien Lovett announces Florida State as transfer destination

    CBS Sports "New Florida State coach Mike Norvell isn't able to hit the recruiting trail due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but that didn't stop him from landing a big transfer commitment on Monday. Former Mississippi State defensive lineman Fabien Lovettannounced on..." April 13

  • Mississippi State to provide Mike Leach with Mississippi history museum tours after deleted noose tweet

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF "Mississippi State is not standing pat after Mike Leach’s latest Twitter controversy. The school said in a statement Tuesday that it didn’t condone Leach’s Twitter behavior last week when he tweeted a joke that involved a picture of a woman knitting a..." April 07

  • Mississippi State defensive lineman Fabien Lovett enters NCAA transfer portal

    Saturday Down South "Mississippi State appears to be losing some depth on the team’s defensive line. That’s due to the fact rising sophomore Fabien Lovett has announced that he has entered the NCAA transfer portal. Lovett appeared in 11 games last season for the Bulldogs during his..." April 03

  • Mike Leach Apologizes for Tasteless Quarantine Tweet Depicting Woman Knitting a Noose

    12 News "No stranger to controversy or bad press, new Mississippi State Bulldogs football coach Mike Leach found himself in hot water on Wednesday when he sent out an offensive tweet related to life amid the coronavirus pandemic. The tasteless tweet depicted a woman knitting a noose,..." April 02

  • Four-star QB Sawyer Robertson breaks down Bulldog decision

    247 Sports "Whether it was at Washington State or now Mississippi State, 2021 quarterback and 247Sports four-star quarterback Sawyer Robertson has been a long-time priority for head coach Mike Leach. On Tuesday the Coronado (Texas) High School standout joined Leach's Class of 2021 at..." April 01

  • Early reactions to college football's offseason coaching hires

    The Score "Now that Colorado has landed former Miami Dolphins receivers coach Karl Dorrell, college football's hiring-and-firing season has concluded (we think). Placing grades on new head coaches can be a futile task. Two years ago, Scott Frost (Nebraska) and Chip Kelly (UCLA) were..." February 29

  • Ex-Miss State Football Player Philemon Jones Found Dead in Lake After Being Missing for a Month

    Black Sports Online "No foul play is suspected which means they are looking at this as more of a suicide. Very sad story. A body found in a lake in Lee County this week was officially identified as a former Mississippi State football player, the Coroner’s Office said Wednesday. " February 14

  • Coach Mike Leach deletes tweets about Mitt Romney, says 'I just asked questions'

    USA Today "New Mississippi State head football coach Mike Leach has deleted a series of messages he posted on Twitter in which he asked critical questions about Mitt Romney, the lone Republican senator to vote against President Trump in his impeachment trial Wednesday. Leach, a Trump..." February 07

  • Mike Leach Hilariously Touts Mississippi's Food As ‘Dominant Deal’ For Recruitment

    Sportsnaut "Mike Leach, fresh off his big-money deal with Mississippi State, already has a huge love affair with the food in the state of Mississippi, which he says is a “dominant deal’ during recruiting. Speaking with ESPN, Leach said that food in other states where coaches have..." February 06