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The Reflector

The Student Newspaper of Mississippi State University

The Reflector

The Student Newspaper of Mississippi State University

The Reflector

The history of Mississippi States cowbell

The history of Mississippi State’s cowbell

Noah McCord, Sports Editor May 2, 2024

Mississippi State University's cowbell is the long-standing auditory symbol of our athletics. From the massive cowbell seen around campus to the iconic ring at the football games, it is natural to question...

MSU club soccer team celebrates end of the year at Lost Pizza Co.

Put me in coach: MSU offers wide range of sports clubs for all students

Noah McCord, Sports Editor May 2, 2024

Mississippi State University boasts a multifaceted sports scene that extends beyond varsity athletics. Our versatile sports spread showcases MSU's prowess not only in championship...

James: Zac Selmon is the future, but there is still work to be done

James: Zac Selmon is the future, but there is still work to be done

Colin James, Staff Writer May 2, 2024

It has been more than a year since Zac Selmon took command as Mississippi State University's athletic director, and there is still some work to be done. With this in mind, he has done a good job at keeping...

Elizabeth Keen attends the annual Maroon and White Night.

Keen: Mississippi State encourages students to find their passion

Elizabeth Keen, Staff Writer May 2, 2024

I do not quite know where I would be right now if I had not joined the Reflector sports staff at the very beginning of my sophomore year at Mississippi State University. I was excited, albeit a bit...

The Maroon team beat the White team 67-53 at the spring game.

‘The energy around here is different’: Spring football brings excitement to Starkville

Noah McCord, Sports Editor April 23, 2024

Jeff Lebby’s introduction to Mississippi State University was nothing short of a spectacular success, bringing excitement from fans and team members alike. Lebby was hired as the Bulldogs' 36th head...

Diamond Dawgs sweep Auburn in rainy Super Bulldog Weekend

Diamond Dawgs sweep Auburn in rainy Super Bulldog Weekend

Colin James, Staff Writer April 23, 2024

Despite the thunderstorms that made their way through Starkville during this year's Super Bulldog Weekend, Mississippi State University baseball emerged with their victory brooms in hand. The Bulldogs...

Bulldogs take weekday victory over Alcorn State

Bulldogs take weekday victory over Alcorn State

Parker Acosta, Staff Writer April 23, 2024

Mississippi State University baseball run-ruled Alcorn State 11-0 in Tuesday night's game at Dudy Noble Field. The Bulldogs remained defensively tough throughout the matchup, not allowing Alcorn State...

Seven-peat beat: Mississippi State baseball faces loss to Ole Miss

Seven-peat beat: Mississippi State baseball faces loss to Ole Miss

Kensi Brandenburg, Staff Writer April 16, 2024

Before this weekend, the Mississippi State University Bulldogs held onto their win streak against rival Ole Miss for seven series. After Sunday's lopsided loss, this streak came to an abrupt end. In...

From British Columbia to Starkville:  The journey of soccer midfielder Sierra Bergen

From British Columbia to Starkville: The journey of soccer midfielder Sierra Bergen

Colin James, Staff Writer April 16, 2024

Soccer is woven into the DNA of Mississippi State University's freshman forward Sierra Bergen. Growing up in the cold-weathered conditions of Cultus Lake, British Columbia she was an excellent wing player,...

Bulldogs softball drops weekend series over Tennessee despite Game 1 dominance

Bulldogs softball drops weekend series over Tennessee despite Game 1 dominance

Colin James, Staff Writer April 16, 2024

The Mississippi State University softball team lost two-of-three games against No. 5 Tennessee over the weekend. In Game 1 the Bulldogs run-ruled the Volunteers, marking the highest ranked victory in Starkville...

MSU mens tennis falls in home match against Tennessee

MSU men’s tennis falls in home match against Tennessee

Kensi Brandenburg, Staff Writer April 9, 2024

Last Friday, the No. 14 Mississippi State University men's tennis team took on No. 7 Tennessee in a riveting match that resulted in a 4-3 loss to the Volunteers. This game was especially dear to a few...

Junior Sierra Sacco secured two runs and one RBI during the series against South Carolina.

MSU softball earns two shutout wins over No. 25 South Carolina

Holly Harrison, Staff Writer April 9, 2024

The 16th-ranked Mississippi State University softball team earned a Southeastern Conference series win over the 25th-ranked University of South Carolina Gamecocks in Columbia, South Carolina, as the Bulldogs...

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