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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: Do We Know What the Future Holds for Mississippi State Football?

By Brian Hadad | December 17, 2018

A year ago, Mississippi State was going through a coaching change, and as a result, there wasn’t a clear direction for the future of the program. After Joe Moorhead’s debut season, is that future clear, or is there still some uncertainty? Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman debate how straightforward things are in Starkville.

T&L Extra: The Oregonian’s James Crepea Previews MSU-Oregon

By Brian Hadad | December 17, 2018

It may only be December, but it will feel like March on the court when #4 Mississippi State travels west to take on #7 Oregon. Brian Hadad speaks with Ducks beat writer James Crepea of The Oregonian to preview tonight’s huge early season matchup. Photo courtesy of Mississippi State athletics

Thunder & Lightning: Mississippi State Beats Cincinnati at It’s Own Game

By Brian Hadad | December 16, 2018

Mississippi State’s dismantling of Cincinnati Saturday night at the Humphrey Coliseum sent a message to the college basketball world, the Bulldogs are indeed a team to be reckoned with. Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman break down that impressive performance, plus start a look ahead at Tuesday’s huge matchup for Mississippi State’s women’s team.

Mississippi State Dominates Cincinnati Defensively in Huge 70-59 Win

By Brian Hadad | December 16, 2018

Cincinnati came to the Humphrey Coliseum with the reputation as one of the nation’s top defensive teams, but Saturday night, it was Mississippi State who was turning the screws on their opponent defensively, holding the Bearcats to 37% shooting in a 70-59 win Saturday night. The Bulldogs were frenetic on that end of the floor, … Continue reading “Mississippi State Dominates Cincinnati Defensively in Huge 70-59 Win”

Practice Report: Mississippi State Begins Prep for the Season Finale Against Iowa

By Brian Hadad | December 15, 2018

Mississippi State began its preparations for New Year’s Day and the Outback Bowl this week, as the Bulldogs will travel to Tampa to take on the Iowa Hawkeyes. Mississippi State head coach Joe Moorhead spoke to the media on Saturday, saying that starting with Monday’s practices, the Bulldogs will move away from developmental drills and … Continue reading “Practice Report: Mississippi State Begins Prep for the Season Finale Against Iowa”

Thunder & Lightning: Mississippi State Set For Matchup of Contrasting Styles With Cincinnati

By Brian Hadad | December 13, 2018

Mississippi State has won games this season by racking up points, especially from behind the three point line. Cincinnati has won with crushing defense. Something has to give when the two teams meet up on Saturday. Brian Hadad has the preview.

T&L Extra: Outback Bowl Preview With Chad Leistikow of the Des Moines Register

By Brian Hadad | December 13, 2018

Mississippi State’s meeting with Iowa in Tampa gets closer by the day. Brian Hadad welcomes Chad Leistikow of the Des Moines Register to the podcast for the first of a few previews of the Outback Bowl showdown between the Bulldogs and Hawkeyes. Photo courtesy of Mississippi State athletics

Thunder & Lightning: Coaching’s Silly Season Finds Its Way to Mississippi State

By Brian Hadad | December 12, 2018

Transition in the coaching business is just par for the course these days. Mississippi State has seen one coach leave, another return, and yet another take an interview but decide to remain in Starkville. Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman explain who is going where and who isn’t going anywhere.

T&L Extra: MSU-Cincinnati Preview With Scott Springer of the Cincinnati Enquirer

By Brian Hadad | December 12, 2018

Mississippi State has won a big out of conference game each of the last two weekends, but the toughest test of the young season comes Saturday when Cincinnati comes to the Humphrey Coliseum. Brian Hadad previews this matchup with Bearcats beat writer Scott Springer of the Cincinnati Enquirer. Photo courtesy of Mississippi State athletics

Tony Hughes Returns to Mississippi State as Assistant Coach

By Brian Hadad | December 12, 2018

Mississippi State wasted little time filling the vacancy on it’s staff left by the departure of Mark Hudspeth to Austin Peay. The university announced the hiring of Tony Hughes, former Bulldog assistant and most recently head coach at Jackson State, early Wednesday morning. Hughes coached in Starkville under Dan Mullen from 2009-2016 before taking the … Continue reading “Tony Hughes Returns to Mississippi State as Assistant Coach”