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What is it like this time of year - training camp - if you're married to a coach? Megan Mullen is going into her 16th season as a coaches' spouse, and it's the Mullens 9th season together in Starkville. In this episode of Bully Pulpit, Megan sheds some light on what her role is in the program, and whether or not this is actually a "tough" time of year to be a coaches wife.
As rains poured, marching practice was washed out for the Famous Maroon Band. Yard lines became mud holes on the natural grass band surface, so they looked for greener, drier pastures. In stepped Starkville High School, followed by football coach Dan Mullen offering the football facility to the FMB for their preseason work with gameday just around the corner. In this episode of Bully Pulpit, hear from Lance and Mullen how teamwork overcame the weather.
Two iconic radio broadcasters at Mississippi State - Jim Ellis and John Correro - decided to step away from the mic during football and basketball season, after almost 40 years together broadcasting Bulldog sporting events. When that decision was reached this spring, John Cohen and Learfield began scouring the country for their replacements. Neil Price, a Tennessee native who'd been working for the Kentucky Wildcats on the radio the past 12 years, comes to Starkville as the new "voice of the Bulldogs". Jay Perry, a Starkville native and Mississippi State graduate, takes over for Correro on the sidelines for Bulldog football radio broadcasts starting this fall. Get to know Price and Perry on this episode of Bully Pulpit!
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