Mississippi State Athletics
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Matt Roberts and Daryl Greenan are the head coaches of Mississippi State's men and women tennis teams, respectively. They're spearheading a combined program that is, collectively, one of the best run and most successful college tennis operations in America. Both teams are currently ranked 18th nationally, as they begin NCAA tournament play. Hear from both men in this episode of Bully Pulpit!
Burke Masters hit a grand slam in the 1990 NCAA regional to propel Mississippi State to a win, and eventually to the College World Series. It's a moment in State history that people still talk about. His life changed in 2002, when he became a Catholic Priest. Currently serving in his hometown near Chicago, he a chaplain for the Chicago Cubs. In this podcast, Masters talks about returning to Starkville for a weekend baseball series, seeing old friends and teammates, and looks back on that heroic at-bat in 1990.
Everett Kennard has been driving the Bulldogs to and fro for over 30 years, as the primary bus driver of Mississippi State. In this podcast, he reflects on his time spent with athletes and coaches, talks about what it's like to spend 80 hours behind the wheel in one trip, and remembers the time they pulled away without one of the baseball team's best players for a trip to LSU. Plus: a recap of MSU baseball's win in the Governor's Cup game.
Dr. Kent Sills is a legendary band director of the "Famous Maroon Band" at Mississippi State University. He spent 30+ years of his life serving at MSU, and during that time his son Allen grew up in Starkville, graduated Valedictorian of Starkville High School, and went to engineering school at State. Following a degree from State, Dr. Allen Sills attended Johns Hopkins in Maryland, and is now a leader in the field of neurosurgery in the United States. In March, Dr. Allen Sills was named the chief medical officer of the NFL. Hear his story, in his own words on this week's Bully Pulpit.
With seconds remaining in overtime versus top-ranked and undefeated - 36-0 - UCONN, senior guard Dominique Dillingham brought the ball up the court, and with less than 10 seconds left, passed to her teammate Morgan William. What happened next made history: William's buzzer-beater fell and Mississippi State defeated UCONN in the Final Four, punching their ticket to the title game. In this podcast, hear from William and Dillingham as they relive their path the the Final Four, as well as the "shot heard 'round the world".
:15 Highlights of WBK Elite-8 win over Baylor | 1:30 ESPN postgame interview with Vic Schaefer and Morgan William | 3:30 seniors Breanna Richardson and Dominique Dillingham | 4:30 Vic Schaefer press conference highlights | 8:45 A MESSAGE FROM DAK PRESCOTT | 9:20 Meet Todd Grantham | 10:00 enjoying Starkville | 11:00 learning new players | 12:20 relationship with Dak | 14:00 college vs NFL players | 15:30 QB run game | 17:10 defense is about players making plays | 19:10 coaching JUCO players | 21:00 how Todd has grown as a coach over 30 years in coaching
Vic Schaefer and his Mississippi State women's basketball team just punched their ticket to the "Sweet-16" of the NCAA tournament for the second consecutive season. In this podcast, Schaefer reflects on the first two rounds of the NCAA tourney - hosted in Starkville at Humphrey Coliseum - and what the next week will be like preparing for the Washington Huskies. John Cohen talks in this episode about the status of the renovation process at Dudy Noble field. You'll hear details on the bid process, as well as some bells and whistles fans can expect to see when construction is complete.
Jim Ellis' Final Sign Off - 3|9|17 by Hail State
Lisa Pritchard has been the caretaker of the english bulldog mascots at Mississippi State University for 25 years, with "Bully" living at her home for the past 17. What is life like for "Jak", Bully XX1, this time of year? What can/can't he eat? Pritchard talks about that and more in this edition of Bully Pulpit podcast.
2:40 new contract, long-term stability | 3:20 relationship with John Cohen | 4:30 competitiveness | 5:30 jogging with Urban Meyer | 6:20 importance of finding balance in life | 8:10 Dak Prescott's approach | 9:45 following Dak's rookie season | 11:50 Nick Fitzgerald's development | 13:00 Keytaon Thompson's mindset | 15:00 a close look at Todd Grantham, new defensive coordinator | 19:10 hiring Todd Grantham | 21:00 remembering the 2010 victory over Georgia | 23:00 long-term future in Starkville
On the anniversary of Jack Cristil's final broadcast for Mississippi State (2/23/11) we look back and remember his incredible, iconic 58 year career. Hear from three men who worked alongside, knew personally, and traveled with Jack Cristil: Sid Salter, Jim Ellis, and Darrell Smith.
On the anniversary of Jack Cristil's final broadcast for Mississippi State -February 23rd - a new Bully Pulpit will be released for download: Remembering Jack Cristil
Catching up with the former Bulldog QB and All-American, turned NFL Rookie of the Year, Dak Prescott: (intro) Dak Prescott highlights | (1:20) Dak’s Rookie of the Year speech | (2:20) A typical off-season day | (3:45) How life has changed since August? | (5:35) Hevesy first recruited Dak in high school | (6:05) meeting Dan Mullen | (9:10) Bill Martin, Assoc. A.D. for media relations at Mississippi State, looks back on how Prescott handled the spotlight in 2014 and 2015 | (10:00) a memory of young Prescott at practice | (12:20) creating culture in a locker room | (13:35) what makes Dan Mullen a great QB developer? | (15:30) Dak’s impressions of Nick Fitzgerald | (16:00) Dak’s best game at Mississippi State | (19:40) Playing against Preston Smith in the NFL | (21:40) Multiple choice - Dak’s best throw in his rookie season | (22:50) Dak at the Dude? | (23:10) Miss Megan and the Christmas tree
John Cohen takes a look at spring sports at MSU off to a fast start in 2017. Women's Track & Field capturing another title at Boston University, Men's tennis off to a 3-0 start, plus Bulldog Softball kicking off the season this weekend with the Bulldog Kickoff Classic. Hear from Van Stuedeman as she previews the opening weekend. Cohen also discusses a characteristic of successful coaches and players: always looking ahead, and always finding room for improvement.
Vic Schaefer has led Mississippi State's women's basketball team to national relevance and a top-5 ranking. Fans have set attendance records in the last two seasons, and the program seems to be built to last. In this episode of Bully Pulpit, get to know Vic Schaefer. Where did his coaching career start? Find out how his experience on the staff at Texas A&M under Gary Blair is benefiting his rebuilding of the program at Mississippi State.