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Inside the development of Mike Leach's viral bandwagon and the marketing team that brought it to life

Posted earlier today in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mike Leach, five Famous Maroon Band seniors and a wagon enter Davis Wade Stadium.


Cowbells expected to be loud, even at 25-percent capacity

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Junction may be empty, but the clanging of cowbells will return to Davis Wade Stadium this weekend, albeit in a limited capacity.


How good does Mississippi State's defense have to be with Mike Leach at the helm?

Posted 9/29/2020 in College Sports

With a defense that surprised doubters in MSU's upset of LSU, Leach's first team in Starkville could prove far more dangerous than initially believed.


Mike Leach battling complacency, mask wearing ahead of Week 2 matchup with Arkansas

Posted 9/28/2020 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mike Leach hasn't had to preach on complacency much since returning from Baton Rouge.


Monday Profile: Scooter's Records still rockin' and rollin' amid pandemic uncertainty

Posted 9/28/2020 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Scott "Scooter" Thomas sits behind the register and basks in the vocals of Texas-based bluegrass group The Gourds. The tune, "Lower 48," is part of Thomas' recent kick on Longhorn State bands, though he explains he tries to flip the music playing over the speakers in his store based on the clientele walking in and out.


Analysis: Seven things we learned from Mississippi State's upset win over No. 6 LSU

Posted 9/27/2020 in College Sports

BATON ROUGE -- Unranked Mississippi State, led by head coach Mike Leach, beat defending national champion and No. 6-ranked LSU at Tiger Stadium.


In game surrounded by uncertainty, Mississippi State defense assures its place under Zach Arnett

Posted 9/26/2020 in College Sports

For all the offensive fireworks that were scattered across the stat sheet Saturday evening, it was the MSU defense that proved the most pleasant surprise for Bulldog staffers and maroon and white-clad onlookers.


Swashbuckled: Mississippi State shocks No. 6 LSU in Baton Rouge

Posted 9/26/2020 in College Sports

In the first game of the Mike Leach era, the Bulldogs navigated their air raid offense to a decisive victory over the Tigers.


West Lowndes rolls to massive win over Vardaman

Posted 9/26/2020 in High School Sports

Quarterback Melvin Crawford Jr. connected for touchdown passes of 62, 33, 20 and 14 yards and also earned rushing scores of 8 and 23 yards on the night.


'This storm is supposed to be pretty damn bad': Mississippi State players reflect on Hurricane Katrina 15 years later

Posted 9/24/2020 in College Sports

Fifteen years ago this past month, Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Mississippi and Louisiana. Current and former Bulldogs from the area share their own memories of the storm.


Take It Easy: A history of the air raid and how it functions in its simplicity

Posted 9/23/2020 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Hal Mumme is among the architects of the modern passing game. The Don Corleone of aerial assaults. The Godfather of the air raid offense.


Analysis: Three matchups to watch as Mississippi State takes on No. 6 LSU

Posted 9/22/2020 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Somehow, someway, game week has arrived for Mississippi State.


Mike Leach Monday: K.J. Costello expected to start, Tyrell Shavers inches toward top of depth chart, secondary boasts major inexperience

Posted 9/21/2020 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The depth chart might cast some doubt, but K.J. Costello is expected to be the starting quarterback when Mississippi State opens its season against defending national champion and No. 6-ranked LSU in Baton Rouge Saturday.


Starkville Academy falls in back-and-forth shootout against Leake Academy

Posted 9/19/2020 in High School Sports

The Rebels delivered one more blow than the Volunteers did Friday night.


SEC official offers insight into COVID-19 adaptations in college football

Posted 9/18/2020 in Area

Stan Murray's fall Friday nights over the past 33 years are nearly identical. Murray, a former Mississippi State football player and veteran Southeastern Conference football official, gathers with his officiating crew, orders pizza from whatever college town his gray Ford F-150 pickup has carried him to that weekend and gathers the group around a table to prepare for the following day's game.


Sidney Cooks, Caterrion Thompson offering leadership for Nikki McCray-Penson, Mississippi State women's basketball in uncertain year

Posted 9/17/2020 in College Sports

The Michigan State and Bowling Green transfers should provide stability for the Bulldogs while a contingent of freshmen will offer upside.


'He's a problem': How Columbus' Kylin Hill and the Mississippi State running backs fit into the air raid offense

Posted 9/16/2020 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- It's almost assured Mississippi State running back and Columbus native Kylin Hill won't lead the Southeastern Conference in rushing this fall, but for what he'll lack in carries, he'll more than make up for through the air.


How Mississippi State quarterbacks K.J. Costello and Will Rogers earned their spots in their short time on campus

Posted 9/15/2020 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State freshman quarterback Will Rogers has only been on campus since December. Stanford graduate transfer K.J. Costello arrived in Starkville even later, on June 1.


Mississippi State quarterback Garrett Shrader working at receiver; K.J. Costello, Will Rogers working atop the depth chart

Posted 9/13/2020 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Garrett Shrader's time under center has seemingly reached an end.


Mississippi State cornerback Javorrius Selmon opts out of 2020 season

Posted 9/13/2020 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- A third Mississippi State football player has opted out of the 2020 season over COVID-19 concerns.



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