Thunder & Lightning Podcast

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Four days a week - Catch Thunder & Lightning with Brian Hadad of SuperTalk Mississippi and Joel Coleman of the Starkville Daily News, bringing you the inside scoop on the Mississippi State Bulldogs.

Thunder & Lightning: Can Charles Cross Live Up to Five Star Expectations as a Freshman?

By Brian Hadad | June 25, 2019

One of Joe Moorhead’s biggest wins in the 2019 recruiting cycle was landing one of the nation’s best offensive line prospects in Laurel, MS tackle Charles Cross. But with a five star ranking come big expectations, is Cross ready to live up to that hype in year one? Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman debate that, … Continue reading “Thunder & Lightning: Can Charles Cross Live Up to Five Star Expectations as a Freshman?”

WATCH: Coach Vic Schaefer Previews MSU’s Trip to Italy for the World University Games

By Brian Hadad | June 25, 2019

Mississippi State will be back in Italy for the second straight year, but unlike a season ago when the competition was club teams the Bulldogs could expect to beat easily, this time Coach Vic Schaefer’s squad will take on the best from around the globe in the World University Games. Coach Schaefer spoke to the … Continue reading “WATCH: Coach Vic Schaefer Previews MSU’s Trip to Italy for the World University Games”

Thunder & Lightning: Mississippi State’s Season Relies on its Transfers

By Brian Hadad | June 24, 2019

In an offseason dominated by the words “transfer portal”, it’s possible Mississippi State picked up two of the biggest impact players available when it comes to what they’ll mean to the Bulldogs this year. Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman examine how much Tommy Stevens and Isaiah Zuber will bring to Mississippi State.

Thunder & Lightning: What Was Mississippi State Baseball’s Defining Moment?

By Brian Hadad | June 23, 2019

With the pain of Thursday’s season ending loss beginning to fade, the time for introspection into this Mississippi State baseball season has come. Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman discuss the moments they’ll remember from this past year, and take a quick look into next season and the future of Bulldog baseball with Chris Lemonis.

Mississippi State’s Quinndary Weatherspoon Selected in the 2nd Round of the NBA Draft

By Brian Hadad | June 21, 2019

Quinndary Weatherspoon’s name wasn’t showing up on many mock drafts in the days preceding the NBA Draft, but the Mississippi State star did hear his name called, and by one of the most successful franchises in the league of recent years. Weatherspoon will head to Texas to play for the San Antonio Spurs following being … Continue reading “Mississippi State’s Quinndary Weatherspoon Selected in the 2nd Round of the NBA Draft”

Thunder & Lightning: Saying Goodbye to the 2019 Mississippi State Baseball Team

By Brian Hadad | June 21, 2019

It was a season to remember and a loss to forget, as Mississippi State’s Omaha odyssey ends in heartbreak following a 4-3 loss to Louisville in Thursday’s elimination game. Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman open up about their thoughts of this team, the players, and why saying goodbye hurts so much.

Mississippi State’s Season Ends in Omaha After an Emotional 4-3 Loss to Louisville

By Brian Hadad | June 20, 2019

Mississippi State looked to be on the verge of advancing to another showdown with Vanderbilt, holding a 3-0 lead going into the seventh inning over Louisville after a strong start from freshman JT Ginn. Instead, the Bulldogs find themselves headed home to Starkville, after giving up 2 runs in the bottom of that inning and … Continue reading “Mississippi State’s Season Ends in Omaha After an Emotional 4-3 Loss to Louisville”

WATCH: Mississippi State’s Chris Lemonis and Players React to Thursday’s Heartbreaking Loss to Louisville

By Brian Hadad | June 20, 2019

Mississippi State’s time in Omaha has come to an end, and it was an abrupt one, as the Bulldogs lost a 3-0 lead in the final innings to fall to Louisville 4-3 in walk-off fashion. Here’s video from a somber MSU locker room, as we spoke to Elijah MacNamee, Cole Gordon, Jake Mangum, and Coach … Continue reading “WATCH: Mississippi State’s Chris Lemonis and Players React to Thursday’s Heartbreaking Loss to Louisville”

STM Bulldogs Mailbag: Omaha Edition

By Brian Hadad | June 20, 2019

Well, I finally reached the breaking point in my trip to the College World Series. No I’m not tired of eating out or sleeping in a hotel room, but I did run out of clean pants and had to make a trip to the hotel’s laundry room. To kill the time, I took some questions … Continue reading “STM Bulldogs Mailbag: Omaha Edition”

Thunder & Lightning: Detailing Mississippi State’s Difficult Task To Advance in the College World Series

By Brian Hadad | June 19, 2019

Mississippi State finds itself where it did not want to be, in the loser’s bracket and facing the possibility of elimination with another defeat. Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman examine the arduous climb the Bulldogs face if they want to continue in the College World Series.