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Bulldog tight end and John Mackey Award Watch List nominee Marcus Green has 158 yards receiving on 13 receptions and is second on the team with five touchdowns this season for MSU.

Bulldogs reach 6-0 for fourth time in school history BY RAY BUTLER Sports Writer

Saturday night’s game against the Tennessee Volunteers was unquestionably the toughest challenge the Mississippi State Bulldogs have faced all season. But in a game full of momentum shifts and high and low points, the Bulldogs, like in every other game so far in 2012, made the necessary plays and came away victorious 41-31. Head coach Dan Mullen said the win was a great team effort. “That was a heck of a ball game,” Mullen said. “We knew it was going to be a four-quarter battle all the way through, especially with the offensive firepower that they had. I’m proud of how our guys played.” MSU’s 41 points, which is the most scored by the Bulldogs since their season opener against FCS-opponent Jackson State, were manufactured largely by big plays throughout the course of the game. Marcus Green, a sixth-year senior tight end from Scooba, Miss., was a key recipient in several of MSU’s big plays. Less than a minute into the second quarter, Dak Prescott, a freshman quarterback typically featured in short yardage situations, took a shotgun snap, faked a quarterback draw, then hit a wide open Green for an easy 13-yard touchdown to extend MSU’s lead to 17-7. “It was kind of like a play action,” Green said. “They kind of lost me in coverage, and Dak found me.”

Later in the second quarter, after MSU had driven the ball into the red zone, Green once again found the end zone. This time, junior quarterback Tyler Russell found the tight end in the back of the end zone to make the score 27-14 in MSU’s favor. “On the second one, it was play action,” Green said laughing. “They kind of lost me in coverage, and Tyler found me.” After catching only one pass combined in MSU’s last three games, Green stepped up Saturday night against Tennessee, tallying six receptions for 71 yards and two touchdowns. Only senior wide receiver Chad Bumphis had more receptions for the Bulldogs. While one would think there would be great cause for celebration after a performance like Green’s, the tight end, who began his collegiate career at MSU two years before Dan Mullen accepted the head coaching position, said there was really no reason to celebrate. “It’s a blessing,” Green said. “I’m just working hard, staying humble and giving thanks to God.” While there is no doubt he had a monstrous performance Saturday night, Green was not the only MSU tight end to make his presence known against the Vols. Sophomore Malcolm Johnson, who had not played in any of MSU’s games prior to Saturday night due to a pectoral injury, also contributed to the Bulldogs’ passing attack. Johnson had two catches for 34 yards, including a highlight reel, one-handed touchdown catch in the back of the end zone that sealed the game for MSU. SEE FOOTBALL, 6

Service project stretches state BY HILLARY LAPLATNEY Staff Writer

One Million Bones, which first came to Mississippi State on Oct. 10, is giving volunteers more opportunities to raise awareness about international humanitarian crises on Oct. 27 and Nov. 27. The event is sponsored by MSU Service DAWGS and the Maroon Volunteer Center. Volunteers who participate in the One Million Bones service project will make clay bones. Each bone will raise $1, and the money generated will be sent to areas in Central Africa and the Middle East suffering

from ongoing crises. Antoinette Jenkins, coordinator for the One Million Bones project in Mississippi, said the project is using a unique approach to raise awareness on important international concerns. “This is a humanitarian society that is bringing awareness to humanitarian crises around the world,” she said. “We’re using the social arts to try to bring awareness to that.” Jenkins also said the goal for the state of Mississippi is to generate 7,000 bones. “All of the bones will be displayed on the National Mall

in Washington, D.C. next year,” she said. The non-profit project first came to MSU on Oct. 10. Volunteers rallied in South Hall and made bones from slabs of clay given to each person. Kaylie Mitchell, freshman art major, expressed her enthusiasm for the event. “I think it’s really interesting, the project for the Million Bones and displaying it in D.C.,” she said. “Even a small bone is raising awareness, raising money, raising funds. Any amount of funds going toward the lessening of crises is important.” SEE BONES, 2



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Center offers involvement programs for freshmen and transfer students BY KAITLYN BYRNE Managing Editor

Holmes Cultural Diversity Center offers assistance to Mississippi State University freshmen and transfer minority students through peer counseling and cultural programs. Rasheda Forbes, assistant director of Holmes Cultural Diversity Center, said upperclassmen are assigned as mentors to groups of new minority students. She said some of the mentors’ duties include helping their students find classroom buildings, setting up a


study routine and being involved on campus. Holmes Cultural Diversity Center currently has 32 peer counselors, with about 45 students assigned to each counselor, Forbes said. “The counselors help these new students with the transition of attending a large university,” she said. “Not only do we want the students to do well academically, we want them to excel socially as well.” Forbes said HCDC offers several programs throughout the year to get students adjusted to university life and exposed to different cultures. SEE HCDC, 2


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Friday, October 12 • 12:35 a.m. A student was arrested on Old Mayhew Road for driving under the influence. • 3:23 a.m. An employee was arrested in Pheba for contempt of court. • 9:01 a.m. An employee reported an accident between two shuttle buses near Montgomery Hall. • 10:01 a.m. A student reported his MSU tents stolen from the Junction. • 1:19 p.m. An employee reported a dog locked up in a vehicle at the Wise Center. • 1:51 p.m. A student reported a stolen golf cart from Montgomery Hall. The cart was returned.


BONES Adrienne Callander, art teacher at MSU, gave some of her students the opportunity to participate in One Million Bones in lieu of one class session this semester. Callander said she is happy to participate in the project. “They’re doing something that is political in this horribly heated political moment that we’re going through nationally with the election,” she said. “It’s a pacifist gesture. It’s not about a Republican or Democratic party, and

continued from 1 yet it’s still a political action ously making bones throughto bring out the It’s not about a a w a re n e s s semester,” to people she said. Republican or that are “ T h e y Democratic party, suffering.” can bring Jenkins them in to and yet it’s still a said she political action to bring me. The will gladonly thing awareness to people that that I ask ly accept any bones is that are suffering.” volunteers t h e y’re Adrienne Callander, make outmade out MSU art teacher side of the of clay, projects. and no “People can be continu- human or animal bones. I




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A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new on-campus Subway was held Monday. The event’s purpose was to officially welcome Subway to campus. Subway’s doors have been open for a week and Courtney Bryant, Aramark marketing manager, said the restaurant has been well received by students and faculty. “It’s been highly accepted by the campus,” she said. Pulkit Vigg, Aramark director of operations, said Subway’s sales in its first week were very good, as he expected them to be.

Saturday, October 13 • 12:19 a.m. A student reported her vehicle was burglarized while parked at Bost Extension. • 2:03 a.m. A student was arrested for driving under the influence. • 2:30 a.m. A student was arrested for public drunkenness and disorderly conduct. • 5:04 p.m. A non-resident/visitor broke his leg while playing around in the Griffis Hall parking lot. • 6:26 p.m. A non-resident/visitor reported receiving counterfeit money in exchange of MSU football tickets from an unknown person. • 7:30 p.m. A student was arrested at Davis Wade Stadium for minor in possession of alcohol. • 7:34 p.m. A non-resident/visitor was arrested in the Junction for possession of counterfeit money. • 7:46 p.m. A student was arrested at Davis Wade Stadium for disorderly conduct. • 8:10 p.m. A non-resident/visitor was arrested on Creelman Street for public drunkenness. • 8:42 p.m. A non-resident/visitor was taking food from tailgaters on Tracy Drive. TO ADVERTISE • 9:45 p.m. A student reported a suspicious incident in WITH the female stall at Davis Wade Stadium. The Reflector

would be happy to collect those. They can leave them for me at South Hall.” Jenkins also said free refreshments will be provided at the two remaining sessions. The next opportunity to volunteer for One Million Bones is Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the South Hall fourth floor conference room. The final project will be Nov. 27 from 7-10 p.m. in the Colvard Student Union Ballroom, Section U.

Right: The Holmes Cultural Diversity Center, which is located on the second floor of the Colvard Student Union in Suite 220, seeks to assist minority students in adjusting to life at Mississippi State University.

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“We host a program series called ‘Live at 5,’ which provides tips for making the most of your freshman year,” she said. “And on Nov. 16 we’re hosting a parade of international culture. That will be a great opportunity for students to experience what different cultures are like without having to leave Starkville.” She said other programs include student organization fairs, Salsa in the Streets and Rep Your State on Oct. 17 with appearances by Miss MSU and Bully to get students excited about homecoming. Forbes said she has witnessed numerous students benefit from the peer counseling program. “Just this semester, we had two students who were having a hard time adjusting and considering dropping out of college, but then their peer counselor took them under their wing and helped them meet new people,” she said. “As a result, those two students are doing very well at State now.” Lonnell Andrews, peer counselor and vice president of Holmes Cultural Diversity Center,

said peer counseling is the best program he has worked with on campus. He said he was mentored through the program as a freshman before becoming a peer counselor his sophomore year. “This program really helped me become who I am today,” he said. “I was really shy when I first got to State, but peer counseling has helped me come out of my shell and become a leader.” D’Andrea Thomas, peer counselor and president of HCDC, said the most rewarding part of counseling is making a positive impact on the lives of new MSU students. “When you come in as a freshman or transfer student, you’re trying to find out where you fit in and who you want to be,” she said. “So many people leave college each semester because they don’t fit in, so we’re here to help keep retention rates of minority students up by nurturing them and letting them know someone cares that they stay.” Thomas said any minority students interested in the program can visit the HCDC in Suite 220 of the Colvard Student Union.

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Breast cancer awareness Space exploration has a future is a crucial campaign


ne of the more controOver the years, Americans got versial issues in science to know the shuttles better, as a policy over the past de- launch from Cape Canaveral, cade has been the privatization Fla., was rather common over of space exploration. There has the 30 years and 135 missions been a general shift from NASA launched there. Tragedy struck being in charge of every aspect of two of the 135 missions; in 1986 American spaceflight to private a faulty O ring caused Challengcompanies developing their own er to explode during takeoff and rockets and following the market in 2003, Columbia’s left wing, to participate in space flight. according to, Originally with the Mercury, “was hit by a piece of foam from Gemini and Apollo programs the the Space Shuttle External Tank goal was largely to explore the (ET) during launch,” and the limits of humans in space and shuttle disintegrated on reentry to see what they were capable of to the atmosphere. doing. These missions built from The space shuttle program the very basics up to the pinna- was delayed while the Columbia cle of human accomplishment, disaster was being investigated. the Atlas V rocket and manned However, there was still a need extravehicufor transport lar activity on into space. This is a milestone in the surface of For a while, human spaceflight and another planeveryone will likely be looked upon d e p e n d e d etary body with Apollo by future generations as solely on the Russian 11 and the the real beginning of the Soyuz rockfive other successful commercial space age.” ets and crew capsules to landings afferry astroterward with the last being in 1972, according nauts to and from the still under to construction International Space After the Apollo missions, Station and to put satellites into America took on an air of com- orbit. placency, gearing down the proTherefore, after the Columgram and developing the space bia disaster, no missions could shuttles which first launched in fly for a while and they were all 1981. The space shuttles were canceled, including a mission to designed as low earth orbit work- the Hubble Telescope for a very horses that could carry telescopes, important upgrade in 2004. space station parts and satellites According to, into orbit for various government the American people responded organizations and any companies with a long effort to get it serwilling to pay. viced, but it was not until 2009 There were originally five the mission finally was launched shuttles: Columbia, Challenger, to resuscitate the aging telescope. Discovery, Atlantis and EndeavJust last year, though, the our, though one more, dubbed Obama administration decided the Enterprise, was developed as to shut down the shuttle proa scale test module without any gram, permanently retiring the rocket propulsion systems. remaining four shuttles to mu-

seums around the country. The goal of this move was not to cripple American ingenuity or science, but actually to avoid expensive cost overruns which were common in the shuttle program and to promote the private sector’s growth in aerospace industry. NASA is still involved in robotic science missions and still pays companies to do contract work for them, but now the manned flights are being done by other groups like the European Space Agency and a new corporation which has recently begun ferrying astronauts called Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX. According to MSNBC, Oct. 7 marked the “fourth flight of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, a privately built booster that has made three successful flights since 2010.” The rocket successfully launched, carrying cargo to the ISS, though it has been previously used to ferry astronauts back and forth. This mission is particularly unique as it was intended to both resupply the ISS and to deliver a satellite into an orbit twice as high, meaning there would be an orbital maneuver after the ISS docking. Unfortunately, as is the case with engineering projects as complicated as rocketry, one of the Falcon 9 rocket’s nine engines ceased functioning during launch, meaning the other eight engines had to compensate, using more fuel than was calculated for originally. According to Reuters, NASA’s contract for all currently scheduled flights states if mission is not within 99 percent chance of success then the mission must be postponed or canceled and with


CAMERON CLARKE Cameron Clarke is a sophomore majoring in physics. He can be contacted at opinion@reflector. the new, lower amount of fuel in the rocket the chance of success fell to 95. According to Orbcomm, the company responsible for the prototype communications satellite that was to be put into the higher orbit, “had Orbcomm been the primary payload on this mission ... we believe the OG2 prototype would have reached the desired orbit.” The satellite itself was a loss, but Orbcomm is not worried by this and plans to launch the full system of 17 satellites with SpaceX in the future. The satellite failure was more of a safety move by NASA than it was any real fault of SpaceX. This is a milestone in human spaceflight and will likely be looked upon by future generations as the real beginning of the commercial space age. My dream is one day rockets or spaceships of some sort will lift off every hour, taking miners up to scour the asteroid belt and taking valuable resources to bases on the moon and in stable orbits around Earth and possibly Mars. It is not too far-fetched, and even with a little hitch like a dip in government funding, space exploration does not look like it is going anywhere but up anytime soon.

ink Sharpies and pompoms and government buildings, oh my! I’m betting it hasn’t escaped your notice that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The White House and Buckingham Palace were turned pink earlier this WHITNEY KNIGHT month. Football games from high school to NFL have been spotted Whitney Knight is a junior with pink. Wal-Mart has an en- majoring in English education. tire section devoted to peddling She can be contacted at products supporting breast cancer awareness. The month is devoted with my tiny tea set and taught to educating women (and men) me empathy for other people about what they can do to screen when I came home fuming about for the disease early and to rais- first grade scuffles. I fight against ing money to fund research for breast cancer for my grandmother, treatments. Studies show 225,000 but I believe everyone should have women will be diagnosed with equal access to information and breast cancer in 2012, and Breast prevention because of her. So here’s what you should do: Cancer Awareness Month is about giving those women resources and Perform a breast examination monthly. Talk to your doctor if support they need. One of the largest efforts comes you have concerns. For women from the NFL, which is partner- over 40, schedule a mammogram ing with the American Cancer once a year. Drink water, exercise Society to present the campaign and be mindful of your family entitled “A Crucial Catch.” The history. Live the best life you can, program focuses on the impor- and don’t be afraid to be proactive. A health care amendment tance of early screenings to treatment of breast cancer. You may passed in 2009 granted women have noticed the pink wristbands, access to low-cost mammograms. towels, gloves, goalposts, hats And the recent women’s health amendment grants and cleats. All of I fight against you free health those are being auctioned online; breast cancer for screenings. Not to mention, the as of Tuesday, my grandmother.” Longest Student Heath Miller and Michael Vick’s game-worn Breast Health Center is always available Cancer Awareness jerseys were go- to help our students. Amid all the arguing about Obamacare and ing for over $4,800 a piece. The strongest person I know what a good government health retired several years ago only to plan looks like, I find it hard tostart right back to work, fight- believe anything but the idea eving to defeat breast cancer. My eryone should have equal access grandmother won that fight, but to both preventative care and it came back in her bones and she treatment. Cancer is enough of an enemy now battles daily to keep going. Through it all, she remains the to tackle without adding insurunimaginably caring woman who ance companies and hospitals to made sweet tea and snacks to go the mix.


‘Love Your Body’ month promotes body image acceptance


e all know October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but did you know October is also Love Your Body Month? Sponsored by the National Organization for Women [NOW], Love Your Body is a campaign that celebrates women of all sizes, body types and shapes and promotes tolerance, diversity and acceptance for all bodies. The campaign also fights back against our society’s unrealistic and often unattainable beauty standards constantly presented by the media. Our society seems to thrive off “fat-shaming,” which is calling people fat who don’t fit an ideal size, usually anywhere from zero to five. Fat-shaming has many forms. The most popular method of fat-shaming is through “fitspiration.” In reaction to our coun-

try’s obesity epidemic, society has de- beauty ideals seen in the mass media. veloped another way to shame us for I know you all have seen commercials not being size two models. like Insanity, Hip-Hop Abs and P90X Fitspiration is the use of digitally so you guys know what I’m talking enhanced and altered photos of men about. Throughout the entire 30-minand women to sell diet or weight loss ute infomercial, the message is you are products, which can not fit and healthy include supplements, The Love your body unless you look like a exercise videos and model from an issue of campaign wants you Sports Illustrated magspecial foods (i.e. Jento love and accept azine. ny Craig, Nutri-SysThe Love Your Body tem, etc.) and pass off yourself and refuse Campaign recognizes the altered images of to buy into society’s this despicable tactic models and actors as and calls advertisers healthy and attainable impossible ideals.” out on it. Fat-shaming (which is not possible people into losing weight is not okay without the use of Photoshop). Very similar to thinspiration, fitspi- and completely unacceptable, esperation uses fat-shaming to “motivate” cially when it’s exploitation to make people to exercise and get “healthy” so money. Advertisers, companies in the they will try to pursue the unrealistic diet industry and society in general, sell


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us the idea thin automatically equals healthy, something that is not true. All bodies are healthy and beautiful, and we don’t need rock-hard abs and tiny waistlines to be attractive. Now before I get a thousand responses accusing me of promoting acceptance of obesity and undermining or shielding the reality of the dangers of obesity, please know that is not the case. I am all for losing weight for health benefits and health reasons but not to reinforce society’s ridiculous beauty standards. Celebrities like Monique and Queen Latifah have lost weight but are still considered “fat” by Hollywood and America’s standards, which is absurd. Love Your Body is about accepting people of all sizes, races and cultures and

recognizing them as beautiful. While society fixates on one type of look, Love Your Body embraces all looks. We, as individuals, are more than just numbers on a scale and are far more valuable than being and objectified ogled over. Whether you are big, small, medium, in between sizes or whichever category society attempts to put you in, The Love Your Body Campaign wants you to love and accept yourself and refuse to buy into society’s impossible ideals. I know this is something easier said than done (believe me, I struggle with this every day) but accepting yourself is well worth the effort. Love Your Body day is Wednesday, and you better believe I’m not going to spend it obsessing in the mirror. Please do the same. Life is too short and too precious to spend hating yourself.


Mormon faith negatively impacts Romney


s candidate for president of the United States, is it ideal Mitt Romney is of Mormon faith? Politics aside, I am weary to vote for the former governor in this election based mainly around his faith. I have tried my hardest to look at this situation from a vantage point not skewed by bias; yet I continuously come to the conclusion his Mormon faith is detrimental in earning my vote in the upcoming election. I believe in the separation of church and state, and I feel being able to exercise those rights freely should not overflow into the roles, lives and opinions of government. When John F. Kennedy was questioned whether his Catholicism would interfere in his duties as president, he commented elegantly, “I am not the Catholic candidate for president. I am the Democratic Party candidate for president who also happens to be a Catholic. I do not speak for my church on public matters, and the church does not speak for me.” I feel as if Mitt Romney’s faith, however, contradicts one of the most basic state-

ments our constitution has in general, there are many to offer, in that “all men are religions that oppose people created equal.” of that sexual orientation alIn matters of appointing together. Supreme Court Justices, the Mitt Romney’s faith is one interpreters of the Consti- that utterly opposes homotution, the sexual bepresident havior of any It pains me to see a has the right kind. It was man as smart as Mitt estimated at to nominate whom least half of Romney have the he sees fit the funding potential to let his faith (out of apfor the position, and proximately interfere negatively if he uses $40 million) with one of the most his faith to that promotimpactful jobs a human ed Califormake his decision then can undertake on this nia’s “prop 8” I believe his legislation, planet.” judgment which elimwill be severely clouded in his inated the rights of same-sex choice. couples from pursuing marIf he chooses to go the riage, came from the Morroute of JFK and openly not mon Church and with over let his faith interfere with his 45 percent of outside-state job as president (if elected), contributions coming I sincerely respect that attri- straight from Utah, according bute of humility and wish all to The church adamantly the more power to him. See, there is a reason reli- supported the legislation, gion and government should even creating a video, among stay separate entities. There others, on whether gays and are many religions out there lesbians deserve to be happy with core beliefs that contra- by saying, “The argument of dict the line previously quot- happiness is really just a died. version,” according to preserIn the case of the LGBT community and gay people It’s rather disturbing, the

lengths the Mormon church will go to promote the word of its church president, yet Mitt Romney has been associated with this hatred and bigotry for many decades now. Whether he believes the church’s stance on every issue (including the subject of Mormons, prior to 1978, denying African-Americans the rights to certain temple ordinances deemed necessary for salvation, but that is an entirely different argument in itself ) or not is none of my business. It does, however, leave me with a bad taste in my mouth knowing he can see these qualities and still want to associate himself with it. The Mormon faith is on shaky ground with me logically, rationally and especially spiritually. We live in a day and age where virtually any piece of knowledge we want to gain is at our fingertips. It pains me to see a man as smart as Mitt Romney have the potential to let his faith, however one views it, interfere negatively with one of the most impactful jobs a human can undertake on this planet.


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Kara Chapman, known around campus as the ‘hula hoop girl,’ swirls and twirls her hoops during the International Fiesta 2012. She has also performed at the Mississippi Brawl Stars roller derby halftime show.

Student makes impression on campus as ‘hula hoop girl’ By Christine Bowman Staff Writer

Everyone who walks on the Drill Field has probably at one time or another asked, “Why is that girl hula hooping?” Kara Chapman is the name of that girl frequently seen spinning those colorful hoops round and round. Chapman, a junior double-majoring in history and Spanish, said what sparked her interest in this hobby was watching a circus act. “I went to a circus about three or four years ago and thought it was cool. A week later I bought a hoop at Wal-Mart,” she said. Chapman has been twirling ever since then and has upped her number of hoops to 22. She usually

hula hoops about one to three hours a day and the longest she has ever spun was for 17 hours. This lengthy spin was during Tents for Tickets last fall, and she just did it to pass the time. Chapman said she does not plan on stopping any time soon. “I do not think that I will stop because I have seen 60-year-olds who hula hoop. It’s good exercise, and I just have so much fun with it,” she said. This activity is more than just a fun hobby; it is also a great way to fit some enjoyable exercise into a busy college student’s schedule. Hula hooping can add some fun to your fitness routine, instead of running the same route over and over again. Chapman said she has heard hula hooping is a proven stress reducer.

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Taylor Ellis, sophomore poultry science major, said Chapman makes her happy on her way to class. “Kara just puts a smile on your face, and it makes me feel happy. She is friendly and always willing to interact with students that come up to her,” Ellis said. Chapman said hula hooping is a good way to meet other students. “I like the atmosphere of the Drill Field,” she said. Chapman has performed at various events displaying her talent. She did shows at halftime of the basketball games at her high school. Since she has attended Mississippi State University she has performed at the International Fiesta and the Mississippi Brawl Stars roller derby halftime show.




Emily Dance, a sophomore majoring in electrical engineering, said Chapman is making an impact on MSU. “Chapman is the only one of her kind. Other schools do not have anything like her, and I think it truly adds to everyone’s college experience. Bully better watch out because I think we might have a new icon on campus,” Dance said. Through her hula hooping on the Drill Field and practicing in the Sanderson she has started to make her mark at MSU. It is becoming a unique aspect of student life that contributes to the campus’s atmosphere. Students should not be afraid to approach Chapman on the Drill Field; she is a friendly face always willing to talk about her favorite activity: hula hooping.





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Soccer The Bulldogs got their first SEC win of the season in a thrilling contest at Alabama Friday night. The Tide led 1-0 the majority of the game, but MSU scored three goals in the final 15 minutes of the game to take the 3-2 win. Junior Elisabeth Sullivan scored two goals and assisted freshman Halee Heltsley for the other goal. Another hard-fought match on Sunday ended in a 4-1 loss to No. 12 Florida. Freshman Honeye Heydari scored State’s lone goal against the top team in the SEC.






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Volleyball In a game that saw a new lineup for the Bulldogs, MSU fell to Kentucky in straight sets. Freshman and SEC digs leader Roxanne McVey played setter for the first time in her collegiate career, and sophomore Alex Scott was moved to libero. State traveled to Missouri, keeping those changes in place, but dropped a straight sets match to the Tigers. Junior Dani McCree recorded a season-best 11 kills, as did freshman Taylor Scott.


Johnson had two catches for 34 yards, including a highlight reel, one-handed touchdown catch in the back of the end zone that sealed the game for MSU. After Johnson was an AllSEC Freshman Team selection last season, quarterback Tyler Russell said the return of Johnson only adds to an already potential passing attack for the Bulldogs. “Just to have the tight ends that we have, all of those guys are athletic,” Russell said. “They can block, they can catch. So you kind of pick your poison if you try and stop the run.” Though they certainly played a large role in MSU racking up 450 yards of total offense, the tight ends were not the only ones who had big nights on offense for the Bulldogs. Russell, who said in the days leading up to Saturday’s game, the Bulldogs were looking to make a statement against the Vols, was 23-37

Head coach Jenny Hazelwood said last week McVey told her she was willing to play any position to make the team better. “The players responded well to the adjustments in the lineup,” Hazelwood said. “(McVey’s) getting so much more confident in her new role, and it shows with our overall team play.”

LaDarius Perkins ran for 102 yards and a touchdown against Tennessee. Perkins is one of three running backs in the FBS who has run for a touchdown in every game this season.

Cross Country

“I’m proud of how our guys played... As we’ve done all year, when we needed it we made plays... That was a great team effort. I’m proud of everyone in that locker room. That was a big team win for us... When we need it, our guys our seniors our leaders step up and make big plays... That was a heck of a game by Tyler... He’s a mature guy. He managed the game in that he never got flustered. Even when we were kind of slipping and not performing on offense, he was calm, collected and made the plays he needed to make, especially in the fourth quarter at the end... We have so much confidence in (Russell) to put the game on his shoulders.”

Both the men’s and women’s cross country teams finished in the top three at the Crimson Classic last Saturday. Renee Masterson continued her success, leading the Dogs and placing ninth individually. Chloe Phillips, Katie Huston and Jodie McGuff also ran well and finished 14th, 18th and 20th, respectively. For the men, Philip Johnson led the way and came in 12th place individually. John Valentine, Cameron Vernier, Jacob Fuller and Julian Duarte finished 13th, 16th, 27th and 29th, respectively. The Dogs are off for a few weeks until the SEC Championships Oct. 26.

Dan Mullen, head football coach

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Other books by Dr. Brown The Grand Unified Theory of Physics,

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The Chemistry and Mechanics of Human Aging, ISBN 9780971294486, 2008, $19.95

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Photons and the Elementary Particles, ISBN 9780971294455, 2011, $29.95

The detailed structure of the photon is derived.

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SEATTLE SEAHAWKS AT SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS THURSDAY, 7:20 P.M. NFL NETWORK passing for a career-high 291 yards. The junior added two passing touchdowns. Bumphis, who is having a potentially record-breaking season for the Bulldogs, had seven catches for 93 yards, a lot of which came on MSU’s final offensive series. LaDarius Perkins, MSU’s junior starting running back, had 23 carries for 102 yards and added a touchdown. Russell said the team played sloppy at times but did good enough to get the win. “Overall I think we did pretty good,” Russell said. “I think, overall, we did what we needed to, and I think showed people that Mississippi State is for real.” Now a perfect 6-0 on the season and 3-0 in conference play, the Bulldogs will take a short break from conference play to host the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders. The game is slated to begin at 6 p.m. Saturday and will be MSU’s homecoming game.


Tyler Russell, junior, quarterback

“We really don’t care about people respecting us or nothing like that. That just motivates us to keep grinding. I think overall we did what we needed to do, and I think we showed people that Mississippi State is for real... To have Tobias out there, just the leader he is on the offensive line, I know when things aren’t going well, he steps up on the offensive line and calms those guys down so I don’t have to do it myself, so it’s a blessing to have him.”

Johnthan Banks, senior, defensive back

“Coach Mullen sent out a picture this week that had me on it and said, ‘Big-time players make big-time plays in big-time games,’ so I came up and made a big-time play for my team to help my team get the win... Our locker room is ridiculous... I hope the other media people still don’t say we ain’t played nobody. Every week they say we don’t play anybody hopefully we’ll get the respect we deserve.”

Tobias Smith, senior, offensive line

“I think we really had a coming-out party tonight for the offense against a big time opponent in UT... Tyler’s a big time quarterback, and with that, we’re going to grow as an offense and grow around him, so he’s going to keep making plays and we’re going to keep giving him time. I know we gave up two sacks tonight. I think we only have three on the season, so we were upset about that as a Let’s Keep Maroon the Fall Color! unit. We don’t like that.”

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The 2012-13 basketball season got underway Friday night as the men’s and women’s teams were introduced at Maroon Madness. Both teams are starting a new era with new women’s head coach Vic Schaefer and new men’s head coach Rick Ray. The two teams open their seasons Nov. 9 with the women hosting Houston and the men traveling to Troy.

Members of the women’s basketball team sign autographs at Maroon Madness.

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Rick Ray

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