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MSU, Kansas State set football series

July 11, 2014

Mississippi State Athletic Director Scott Stricklin is no stranger to social media.
Stricklin challenged Kansas State Athletic Director John Currie to a #Chillin4Charity water dumping stunt on Twitter earlier this week.
Currie accepted the challenge and then threw out his own challenge.
"We think that Mississippi State ought to come here at Bill Snyder Family Stadium and play a little football sometime," Currie said.
The two athletic directors then struck a deal on Twitter to have a home-and-home series for the two teams, although nothing has been finalized and no official word has come from either athletic department.
Stricklin tweeted out that the two teams will meet in Manhattan, Kan., in 2018 and play in Starkville in 2019.
The Southeastern Conference has mandated that all schools have series with teams from power conferences beginning in 2016.
MSU will play a series with North Carolina State in 2020 and 2021 and play Arizona in 2022 and 2023. A series for the 2016 and 17 seasons are all that MSU lacks. 

Prescott makes
list as a player
worth rooting for

There will be several reasons to tune and watch the Mississippi State Bulldogs this fall.
There is all the excitement around this team, there is the possibility of going to a fifth-straight bowl game and there is the possibility of making a run at the Southeastern Conference Wester Division title.
All those reasons are good ones to follow this Bulldog team, but maybe the biggest reasons is who is under center.
Junior Dak Prescott will be heading into his first season as the full-fledged starter and many national college football writers will have an eye on him. Every Bulldog fan will be hanging on his every pass, his every run and his every decision in the pocket.
On Friday, he was a part of a list outlined the five players in the SEC that are worth rooting for. The list was compiled by ESPN.com's Sam Khan Jr. 
Prescott's abilities on the field are one reason to root for him, but it's his story off the field with the death of his mother that has many people rallying behind him.
"Prescott is already a talented quarterback, who emerged into a real playmaker for the Bulldogs last season," Khan wrote. "He's a true leader and played through injuries last season and more importantly, the death of his mother, Peggy, who lost her life at 52 after a long bout with colon cancer. He returned to practice shortly after his mother's burial and played later that week against Texas A&M and compiled 303 offensive yards (154 rushing; 149 passing) and two touchdowns in a 51-41 loss. His toughness, both physical and mental, is one of his best qualities."
The other four players on the list are LSU's Luke Boyd, Auburn's Shon Coleman, Florida's Vernon Hargreaves III and Ole Miss' Deterrian Shackleford.
Prescott is currently attending the Manning Passing Academy and will be one of the MSU representatives at next week's SEC Media Days in Hoover, Ala.
Earlier this week, the Haughton, La., native made the Maxwell Award watch  list, given to the National College Football Player of the Year.

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