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Garrick Hodge: Howland hopes to 'win it all' before hanging it up

Posted 11/3/2019 in Local Columns

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- In the middle of SEC Media Days in mid-October, Mississippi State men's basketball coach Ben Howland just wanted some fresh air.

Garrick Hodge: Bulldogs get some mojo back in win over Razorbacks

Posted 11/2/2019 in Local Columns

Mississippi State's 54-24 thrashing of a hapless Arkansas team Saturday didn't completely erase the stench of a four-game losing streak, but it did give MSU fans plenty of things to feel good about for the first time in about a month.

Bulldog Bullets: MSU delivers another poor road showing in loss to Texas A&M

Posted 10/26/2019 in Local Columns

Saturday did nothing to dispel the narrative Mississippi State is incapable of winning on the road.

Garrick Hodge: Moorhead claims MSU football going in 'the right damn direction' despite third straight loss

Posted 10/19/2019 in Local Columns

STARKVILLE -- It had already been a difficult week for Mississippi State football coach Joe Moorhead.

Garrick Hodge: A behind-the-scenes look at the Mississippi State men's basketball team at SEC Media Days

Posted 10/17/2019 in Local Columns

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Ben Howland, Reggie Perry and Tyson Carter's Wednesdays began with a brisk 25-minute flight from Starkville to Birmingham, Alabama. The Mississippi State men's basketball trio had an appointment.

Garrick Hodge: Loss to Tennessee completely changes MSU season outlook

Posted 10/12/2019 in Local Columns

At the beginning of the Mississippi State football season, the optimistic, yet still seemingly realistic, expectation was eight to nine wins.

Garrick Hodge: Bulldogs deliver worst performance of Joe Moorhead era

Posted 9/28/2019 in Local Columns

AUBURN, Ala. - To fully understand what happened to the Mississippi State football team Saturday, you have to go back to Auburn's first touchdown of the night.

Bulldog Bullets: MSU defense disappears in thrashing by Auburn

Posted 9/28/2019 in Local Columns

AUBURN, Ala. -- There's not a whole lot of positive things to report from Jordan-Hare Stadium from a Mississippi State perspective.

Garrick Hodge: Bulldogs keep feeding Kylin Hill, and he keeps rewarding them

Posted 9/21/2019 in Local Columns

If MSU's offense approaches next week like it did in the first half against Kentucky, Hill might just give the Bulldogs a fighting chance at an upset.

Bulldog Bullets: Mississippi State holds off Kentucky

Posted 9/21/2019 in Local Columns

STARKVILLE -- A 21-3 halftime lead quickly turned into 21-13 with 4:39 remaining.

Garrick Hodge: Shrader showcases guts, but more growth is needed

Posted 9/14/2019 in Local Columns

STARKVILLE -- You can acknowledge Mississippi State freshman quarterback Garrett Shrader has his warts.

Bulldog Bullets: a loss and a budding quarterback conundrum

Posted 9/14/2019 in Local Columns

STARKVILLE -- I thought Mississippi State freshman quarterback Garrett Shrader might play in Saturday's game against Kansas State.

Garrick Hodge: Stevens' injury creates uncertainty for Bulldogs

Posted 9/7/2019 in Local Columns

STARKVILLE -- Football is a wonderful game.

Bulldog Bullets: Stevens' injury puts ominous cloud over home-opening victory

Posted 9/7/2019 in Local Columns

STARKVILLE -- Under normal circumstances, we'd be talking about how encouraging Mississippi State's 38-15 dominating home opener was Saturday.

Garrick Hodge: New-look Bulldogs going to have to find new ways to win in 2019

Posted 8/31/2019 in Local Columns

NEW ORLEANS -- The sudden realization hit Joe Moorhead hard sometime during his team's season-opening 38-28 victory over Louisiana at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

Bulldog Bullets: Kylin Hill saves the day for Mississippi State

Posted 8/31/2019 in Local Columns

NEW ORLEANS -- It wasn't the 56-10 thrashing Mississippi State gave Louisiana a year ago.

Garrick Hodge: Predicting the 2019 Mississippi State football season

Posted 8/24/2019 in Local Columns

Trying to forecast how a college football team's season is going to go before the season even starts can be a fool's errand.

Garrick Hodge: Mississippi State QB competition the talk of SEC Media Days, but the answer seems obvious

Posted 7/17/2019 in Local Columns

HOOVER, Ala. -- Joe Moorhead was ready for the question.

 

Garrick Hodge: Tips for spicing up SEC Media Days

Posted 7/13/2019 in Local Columns

Are we in the trust zone?

 

 

Garrick Hodge: A note from the new sports editor

Posted 7/12/2019 in Local Columns

We all hear the journalism industry is changing daily.

 

 

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