Cleveland, Jiles to miss significant time

Senior cornerback Tolando Cleveland will miss the 2016 season with a torn ACL. (Lauren Wood/ Daily Journal)

  Mississippi State’s cornerback depth was dealt a major blow as coach Dan Mullen revealed that seniors Tolando Cleveland and Cedric Jiles will both miss significant time. Cleveland tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee and will miss

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A chance worth taking

Blake Smith made 20 relief appearances and had five saves after walking on at Mississippi State this past year. (Mississippi State)

Blake Smith gambled with a walk-on opportunity to come to Mississippi State after his junior college career was complete. The Fort Payne, Alabama native turned down scholarship offers from home state schools Troy, UAB and Samford in order to pursue

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Six Bulldogs selected to Senior Bowl watch list

Richie Brown

Six Mississippi State players have been selected to the watch list for the 2017 Senior Bowl. Linebacker Richie Brown, defensive ends Jonathan Calvin and A.J. Jefferson, center Jamaal Clayborn, wide receiver Fred Ross and offensive tackle Justin Senior were among

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Know thy foe: Kentucky

Game day: Oct. 22 at Commonwealth Stadium (61,000) in Lexington. Series: MSU leads 22-21 overall, Kentucky leads 13-9 in Lexington. Last meeting: MSU won 42-16 in Starkville in 2015. Head coach: Mark Stoops, 12-24 in three years at UK and overall. 2015 Record: 5-7, 2-6 SEC W Louisiana-Lafayette 40-33 W at

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Wide receivers on the move

Mississippi State wide receivers coach Billy Gonzales is shaking things up with his group. Gonzales has switched around several of his wideouts in practice of late so they will be able to play multiple positions.

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Ross up for Campbell Tyler Rose Award

For the second straight season, Mississippi State wide receiver Fred Ross is up for the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award. Ross was named to the watch list for the award which is presented to the top offensive player in Division

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Know thy foe: BYU

Game day: Oct. 14 at LaVell Edwards Stadium (63,470) in Provo. Series: Tied 1-1 Last meeting: BYU won 41-38 in Starkville in 2001. Head coach: Kalani Sitake, first year at BYU and overall. 2015 Record: 9-4 W at Nebraska 33-28 W Boise State 35-24 L at UCLA 24-23 L at Michigan

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ESPN picks Ross to All-SEC team

Mississippi State senior Fred Ross found a spot on the 2016 ESPN Preseason All-SEC team released on Monday. Ross joined Alabama’s Calvin Ridley as the top two wide receivers in the conference. The two wideouts put up comparable numbers with

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Video: Nick James

Mississippi State senior Nick James speaks on the strength of the defensive line and the personal progress he has made during his five years in Starkville.

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Know thy foe: Auburn

Marcus Davis was Auburn's second leading receiver in 2015. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Game day: Oct. 8 at Davis Wade Stadium (61,337) in Starkville. Series: Auburn leads 61-26-2 overall and 12-6-1 in Starkville. Last meeting: MSU won 17-9 in Auburn in 2015. Head coach: Gus Malzahn, 27-13 in three years at AU and 36-16 in four years overall. 2015 Record: 7-6, 2-6 SEC

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Small adapts to bullpen role

Ethan Small has made 15 relief appearances as a true freshman for Mississippi State. (Kelly Price/ Mississippi State)

Ethan Small‘s introduction to college baseball came in a pressure-filled situation in Mississippi State’s season opener against Florida Atlantic. The freshman southpaw pitcher was called on in the seventh inning with one out and a runner on third and struck

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