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Lewis dismissed from MSU basketball team

STARKVILLE – Mississippi State senior center Wendell Lewis has been dismissed from the men’s basketball team for “conduct detrimental to the team” by coach Rick Ray. The 6-foot-9, 258-pounder was granted a fifth-year of eligibility after fracturing his right patella

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Bulldogs hold first fall practice

[youtube][/youtube]STARKVILLE – Mississippi State held its first men’s basketball practice Monday afternoon starting the second year under head coach Rick Ray. The Bulldogs will scatter 30 practices over the next 42 days in preparation of their Nov. 8 season opener

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Q&A with Rick Ray

Rick Ray and the Bulldogs begin practice on Monday. (Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE)

Mississippi State men’s basketball coach Rick Ray officially begins year two when the Bulldogs begin practicing on Monday. Ray fielded questions from the media Friday afternoon in advance of practice starting. Here is a full transcript… Q: Going into your

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Tuesday Roundup: Lewis Gets Extra Year; Stricklin on ESPN; CWS Links

OMAHA, Neb. | Some news and links to pass along as we await Game 2 of the College World Series finals… • MSU basketball player Wendell Lewis has been granted an extra year of eligibility by the SEC, which approved his

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Blog Bag Answers: Linemen, Egg Bowl, Cans o’ Swag, Two-Sport Athletes

Well, here I am, late again with your Blog Bag answers. Things got sorta crazy at work and home late last week, so my apologies. But I believe the answers were worth the wait, so let’s dive into ’em. Oh,

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Q&A: Assistant Wes Flanigan Reflects on First Season, Looks Forward to Future

We’re smack in the middle of spring football, and you’ve got the NCAA tournament going on. And while you were focused on that, MSU’s basketball team began spring drills on Monday. The Bulldogs, who were 10-22 (4-14 SEC) in Rick Ray‘s

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Ray on SEC Teleconference: Arkansas Press Tough to Simulate

In case you didn’t get enough of Rick Ray this morning, he was also on the SEC coaches teleconference. I also listened in to Arkansas coach Mike Anderson, because MSU will be in Fayetteville on Wednesday to take on the Hogs (8

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SEC Teleconference: Ray Says MSU ‘Headed in the Right Direction’

MSU coach Rick Ray took his turn on the SEC coaches teleconference this morning. His Bulldogs (5-7) open SEC play Wednesday at home versus South Carolina (10-3). As you can tell by the third question, some folks are still trying to

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On the Links: Wrapping Up a Busy Weekend

Even though it’s mid-December, things have been quite busy on the MSU beat. There’s a full weekend of stuff to recap for you, so I’ll do that now. • MSU scrimmaged yesterday, and the defense came away looking good. •

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Lewis Out At Least 8 Weeks with Fractured Knee

Mississippi State’s basketball team has suffered yet another blow. Wendell Lewis, a senior center, will be out at least eight weeks after he undergoes surgery for a fractured patella in his right knee, the school announced this afternoon. The procedure is

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Video: Ray, Players Prepping for Chicago Trip

We caught up with some basketball folks this afternoon at Humphrey Coliseum. The Bulldogs (3-5) hit the road Saturday to take on Loyola-Chicago in a game commemorating the 50th anniversary of the teams’ historic NCAA tournament meeting. The players have

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