#109 Mississippi State Bulldogs: College Basketball 111 in 111

mississippi state dance team

Welcome to The Sports Bank’s third annual college basketball season preview series.  Two years we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  Last year, we were slightly more aggressive and expanded to 111 teams in 111 days and will do so again as we look ahead to the 2012-2013 season.

We will rank the 75 power conference teams and top 36 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters, transfers, incoming freshmen, non-conference schedules, and pick a player to watch for each team.

The Mississippi State Bulldogs were one of the most disappointing teams in college basketball last season.  As a result, fourteen-year head coach Rick Stansbury “retired” and was replaced by little known Clemson assistant, Rick Ray.  Ray inherits a messy situation in which he loses six of the Bulldogs eight rotation players from last season.

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#45 Mississippi St Bulldogs: College Football 77 in 77

taylor corley

“Mississippi Queen…..” I don’t know the rest of that Lite beer commercial song. I’m not much for classic rock. But I do know the term certainly applies to Taylor Corley, also known as Taylor Stone the girl who gave up her MSU cheerleading scholarship to pose for Playboy and start a reality tv “career.” Click on her name to see more of her.

But there’s much more to the Mississippi State Bulldogs than a cheerleader posing nude. There’s CB Johnthan Banks (that’s not a typo, his name is Johnthan, not Johnathan) who could be among the first corners taken in the NFL Draft next April. And a defense that could help them make some noise in the SEC.

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#41 Mississippi State Bulldogs: College Basketball 111 in 111

mississippi state dance team

Welcome to The Sports Bank’s second annual college basketball season preview series.  Last year we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  This year, we are being slightly more aggressive and expanding to 111 teams in 111 days.  We will rank the 74 power conference teams and top 37 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters, non-conference schedules, and pick a player to watch for each team.

Rick Stansbury is due all the credit in the world for keeping his Mississippi State Bulldogs afloat last season after teammates Renardo Sidney and Elgin Bailey brawled in the crowd during one of the games at the Diamond Head Classic in Hawaii.  With that black eye on the program now behind them, the Bulldogs have a chance to make some serious noise in the SEC.

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#25 Mississippi State Bulldogs: College Football 77 in 77

taylor corley

When last we left the Mississippi State Bulldogs, they were pounding the Michigan Wolverines 52-14 in the Gator Bowl. Well, maybe not the last we saw of them, if you watch spring football. I wish people where I come from would care much more about spring college football. But they don’t, not like you people in SEC Country do- God bless ya!

The Bulldogs helped to get Rich Rodriguez fired, capping off a 9-4 season where they went .500 in conference. They’ll face another rough slate in the rugged SEC West in 2011.

Go here for more on Taylor Corley (Taylor Stone), the MSU cheerleader who left the squad to do Playboy magazine and start her reality television

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