Episode 84: Mississippi State has new basketball coaches and mixed results on the diamond
Hosts Justin Strawn, Ethan Lee, and Daniel Black break down the new hires for the Mississippi State Men's and Women's Basketball teams while also looking at the mixed results of the baseball team. Plus, the Mississippi State softball team gets a huge sweep of archrival Ole Miss.
March 22, 2022
Episode 83 - Mississippi State Baseball begins their bid to repeat
Hosts Justin Strawn, Ethan Lee, and Daniel Black break down the opening week of the baseball season and how the men's basketball team was able to keep their slim tournament hopes alive.
February 22, 2022
Daniel Black looks back at what might be the final nail in the coffin of the Mississippi State men's basketball season.
February 15, 2022
Episode 81: Mississippi State continues to live on the bubble
The Starkville State of Mind is back! Host Justin Strawn is joined by two new hosts Ethan Lee and Daniel Black. The three give their thoughts on the Mississippi State basketball team's continual life on the bubble, some transfer portal stuff, and a quick look at the baseball team.
February 10, 2022
Episode 80: Previewing the Starkville Regional and breaking down MSU QBs with Crissy Froyd
Host Justin Strawn breaks down the upcoming Starkville Regional, and Quarterback Analyst Crissy Froyd joins the show to take a look at the quarterback situation for Mississippi State as the Bulldogs prepare to enter the 2021 season.
June 03, 2021
Episode 79: Mississippi State Baseball prepares for Auburn as the NCAA makes a major decision
Host Justin Strawn breaks down what the NCAA's decision to predetermine host site for baseball means for Mississippi State and what it will take for the Bulldogs to prevail against Auburn. Thanks to Cherokee Valley Golf Course for sponsoring the show! CLICK HERE to book a tee time online!
April 09, 2021
Episode 78: Mississippi State baseball attempts to right the ship against Kentucky
The Starkville State of Mind podcast is back with host Justin Strawn returning to the mic to get you a preview of Mississippi State and Kentucky in baseball. He also looks back at both basketball teams' seasons and what lies ahead for both programs. As always, thanks to Cherokee Valley Golf Course for sponsoring the show! CLICK HERE to book a tee time online.
April 01, 2021
Episode 77: What to make of Mississippi State Basketball?
Both of the Mississippi State Basketball teams are in difficult spots. Neither can find much traction and support for the programs are as low as they have been in years. Host Justin Strawn takes a look at the big picture for both programs on this episode of Starkville State of Mind. He finishes the episode on a brighter note with a quick look at how the baseball team might pan out for the 2021 season. Thank as always to Cherokee Valley Golf Course for sponsoring the show! You can CLICK HERE to book a tee time today!
February 01, 2021
Episode 73: Mississippi State basketball bounces back with big wins
After tough losses to Kentucky at home for both the Men's and Women's basketball teams, a good week was needed for both programs. And both of them came through this week. The Mississippi State Basketball Men's team had an impressive win over 12th ranked Missouri on Tuesday, and they followed it up with a three point win over the Vanderbilt Commodores on Saturday. The Women's team was able to get two wins of their own. They beat the Florida Gators on Thursday night, and they kept their winning streak against the Ole Miss Rebels alive with a four point victory on Sunday. Host Justin Strawn breaks down a successful week for both Mississippi State basketball teams, and he looks a little bit at the recruiting news that broke on Sunday afternoon as well. As always, thanks to Cherokee Valley Golf Course for sponsoring the show! You can CLICK HERE to book a tee time online.
January 11, 2021
Episode 76: Recapping the 2020 Mississippi State Football Season
The 2020 Mississippi State football season has come to a close with a 28-26 Bulldog win in the Armed Forces Bowl. It was a bumpy ride for the most part in 2020, but the Bulldogs finished with some positive momentum and will have some things to build upon when the 2021 season kicks off later this year, and Host Justin Strawn weighs in on how it might impact the Bulldogs in the future. While there were plenty of positive things to look at, there was also an ugly fight to end the Armed Forces Bowl. While it was a bad look at the time, Justin explains why Bulldog fans shouldn't get too worked up over people taking shots at the Mississippi State football program because of it. To end the show, Justin examines how the basketball teams fared and what they might have to look forward in the coming weeks as the 2020-21 season gets full swing into SEC play. As always, thanks to Cherokee Valley Golf Course for sponsoring the show. CLICK HERE to book a tee time online!
January 04, 2021
Episode 75: How will Mississippi State top their performance against LSU this weekend against Arkansas?
The 2020 Mississippi State football season got off to an incredible start this past weekend when the Bulldogs traveled down to Baton Rouge and took on the defending national champions. Despite being a three score underdog, the Bulldogs emerged victorious behind the record setting performance of grad transfer quarterback K.J. Costello. Justin Strawn breaks down how the game unfolded in the first half of the show. In the second half of the show, Justin looks ahead to this weekend as the Arkansas Razorbacks travel to Starkville. Will the Bulldogs out up another record performance? Justin gives his thoughts on how the game will play out and what you can expect to see when the two teams take the field.
October 01, 2020
Episode 74: Predicting the 2020 Mississippi State Football season and previewing the season opener against LSU
The 2020 Mississippi State football season kicks off this Saturday against the LSU Tigers. Host Justin Strawn takes a look at what he thinks will happen in the 10 game SEC only season. While it won't be an easy road to travel, Justin explains why there is some room to be optimistic about how the season will play out. In the second half of the show, Justin looks at the game against the Tigers, and despite the fact the Bulldogs are nearly three touchdown underdogs, there is reason to be optimistic about the Bulldogs' chances in this one as well.
September 24, 2020
Episode 73 Mississippi State Football 2020 Season Preview
The Starkville State of Mind is back! Host Justin Strawn is back with his regular bi-weekly show now that it appears sports have returned! In this episode, Justin breaks down both the offense and the defense and what you can expect in the 2020 from both groups. There are lots of questions to be answered, but lots of reason to be confident things will turn out just fine with new Head Football Coach Mike Leach at the helm. With nothing but SEC teams on the schedule, there should be lots to be excited about for the 2020 season! It's finally game week!
September 21, 2020
How will changing the flag impact Mississippi State?
The Mississippi State Legislature has voted to change the flag, and after a few more formalities take place, the Flag of 1894 will no longer represent the state. It was a historic day for Mississippi, and one that will impact Mississippi State athletics, but it might not have happened had it not been for the efforts of one Mississippi State athlete. There are other things impacting Mississippi State athletics, most particularly the coronavirus is spiking. This could have a huge impact on what football looks like this fall, or if there will even be football at all. Plus, there was some big recruiting news for the football team on Saturday at a much needed positon. Host Justin Strawn breaks it all down on the newest episode of The Starkville State of Mind Podcast!
June 28, 2020
Episode 72: Has Mississippi State found their new Women's Basketball coach?
After a shocking turn of events this past Sunday afternoon that saw Vic Schaefer leave Mississippi State for the the Texas Longhorns, the Bulldogs are on the hunt for a new Women's basketball head coach. If what one reporter in Virginia is saying is true, the Bulldogs might have their new coach already in place. Nikki McCray could be the next Bulldog head coach, but we'll have to wait for confirmation to know for sure. Staying on the the hardcourt, the Men's Basketball team has another big hole to fill. On Thursday, Robert Woodard announced his intention to enter the NBA Draft, though he will keep his eligibility intact and not hire an agent for right now. The Bulldogs have a lot of rebuilding to do if they want to make it back to the NCAA Tournament in 2021.
April 10, 2020
Episode 71: Why Mike Leach's tweet will not have any lasting damage to Mississippi State
New Mississippi State head football coach Mike Leach tweeted a meme that stirred up quite a controversy this past week. Host Justin Strawn looks at the reaction, and he tells you why he thinks this will eventually blow over once Mike Leach has a chance to meet with his players. He also explains why he doesn't want this to change the way Mike Leach interacts with the public in general. The show is presented by Cherokee Valley Golf Course in Olive Branch, MS. For the best practice facilities and golf course in the Memphis metro area, look no further than Cherokee Valley Golf Course. You can call them at (662) 893-4444 or click here to book a tee time online.
April 05, 2020
Episode 70: Coronavirus kicks Mississippi State, all sporting events to the curb
The Coronavirus pandemic and its threat to the health of the American people has been ratcheted up in the last 24 hours. As a result, the attempt to contain the virus where it is means there will be no NCAA Tournament, no NCAA Women's Tournament, and no College World Series. Host Justin Strawn breaks down the impact this will have on Mississippi State and the populace in general on this episode of the Starkville State of Mind.
March 12, 2020
Episode 69: Mississippi State pummels Ole Miss in the regular season finale
The Mississippi State Men's Basketball team could not afford a letdown on Saturday against their arch rival Ole Miss, and the Bulldogs came out firing. Mississippi State won on Saturday in Starkville by 25 points and clinched a double bye in the SEC Tournament this weekend in Nashville. Host Justin Strawn breaks down the game and where Mississippi State stands in terms of making it to the NCAA Tournament. The Women's basketball team won its first two games in the SEC Tournament, but the team could not repeat their SEC Tournament Championship from a season ago. They fell to the South Carolina Gamecocks and await their future in the NCAA Tournament. The baseball team got a much needed sweep over the Quinnipiac Bobcats this weekend. They have a tough week ahead, and Justin breaks down the tall task the Bulldogs will be facing when they travel to Biloxi on Tuesday to take on Texas Tech.
March 10, 2020
Episode 68: Next man up for Mississippi State with J.T. Ginn undergoing season ending surgery
The Mississippi State baseball team received a tough blow on Thursday when it was announced J.T. Ginn had undergone season ending elbow surgery. Host Justin Strawn looks at what that means for the short term future this weekend against Quinnipiac and what it means for the long term impact on J.T. Ginn and the 2020 Mississippi State baseball season. Justin also looks at how he thinks the Mississippi State Men's basketball team will do now that it appears the season is left in a win the SEC Tournament or head to the NIT mentality. He also gives a quick preview of the Women's SEC Tournament. It's a jam packed episode of the Starkville State of Mind!
March 06, 2020
Episode 67: Mississippi State looks to keep their NCAA tournament hopes alive in Missouri
The Mississippi State basketball team got a much needed home win over the Alabama Crimson Tide on Tuesday. They'll need to keep the momentum going as they travel to Missouri to take on the Tigers. Host Justin Strawn explains why this game is so important for Ben Howland's team. The baseball team had a disappointing loss on Tuesday to Texas Southern. In the early part of the season, the bats have not impressed. Justin explains why that could be a serious problem for the Bulldogs as they travel to California to take on a Long Beach State team with a red hot pitching staff.
February 28, 2020
Episode 66: How serious is J.T. Ginn's injury?
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are getting ready to host a big baseball series at Dudy Noble Field against the Oregon State Beavers, but they will have to do it without their star pitching ace J.T. Ginn. Chris Lemonis announced Carlisle Koestler will take Ginn's spot in the rotation on Friday. Host Justin Strawn looks at what this might mean for the Bulldogs as they move forward in the 2020 baseball season. He also takes a look at the basketball team's gritty performance against the South Carolina Gamecocks on Wednesday night. Can the Bulldogs carry that momentum to Saturday against the Texas A&M Aggies? You'll have to listen to the newest episode of the Starkville State of Mind podcast to find out!
February 21, 2020
Episode 65: Mississippi State gets a boost to their Tournament resume with a win in Fayetteville
The Mississippi State Bulldogs went into Fayetteville, AR looking for a boost to their tournament resume. And thanks to a last minute tip by Abdul Ado, the Bulldogs got just what they needed. Host Justin Strawn looks back at how Mississippi State was able to get the much needed win and what it will take to keep the winning going when the South Carolina Gamecocks come to Humphrey Coliseum on Wednesday night. The baseball team also opened their season this weekend, and the Diamond Dawgs came away with a sweep over Wright State. Justin tells you what if anything can be taken away from the lopsided series. Last, the Women's basketball team suffered their second SEC setback in Lexington on Sunday. While it isn't ideal, it shouldn't do anything to deter what will be another stellar season for the Bulldogs.
February 17, 2020
Episode 64: Has the game of basketball passed Ben Howland by?
The Mississippi State Men's Basketball team went to Oxford and was embarrassed while they were there. The Bulldogs were humbled in their 25 point loss to the Rebels, and it has host Justin Strawn asking if the game of basketball has passed Ben Howland by? The Bulldogs will have to lick their wounds quickly because things don't get any easier. Mississippi State will travel to Fayetteville on Saturday to take on the Razorbacks. Justin takes a look at what it will take for the Bulldogs to get back on track. He ends the show with a quick big picture preview of the baseball season as the Mississippi State baseball team will take the field for the first time in 2020 against Wright State on Valentine's Day. He reminds listeners to keep things in perspective as the Bulldogs try to advance to Omaha for the third consecutive year.
February 14, 2020
Episode 63: Mississippi State avoids potential disaster with a win over Vanderbilt
The Mississippi State Bulldogs looked sluggish at times, but they managed to grind out a 10 point win over the Vanderbilt Commodores on Saturday. Host Justin Strawn explains why it was so important to get that win and what it will take to beat the Ole Miss Rebels on Tuesday in Oxford.
February 10, 2020
Episode 62: It was smooth sailing for Mike Leach and Mississippi State on National Signing Day
Mike Leach wrapped up his first National Signing Day as the Mississippi State head coach. Host Justin Strawn looks at what to expect in 2020 and beyond with the players who inked their letters of intent with the Bulldogs. He also takes a glance at the loss to Kentucky on the hardwood and explains why the Bulldogs can't afford a loss this Saturday to the Vanderbilt Commodores. He ends the show looking at who will play the infield for the Bulldogs in 2020.
February 06, 2020
Episode 61: Mike Leach gets his quarterback as KJ Costello commits to Mississippi State
Highly Touted grad transfer quarterback KJ Costello committed to Mississippi State on Monday night. Host Justin Strawn examines what it will mean for the 2020 season and beyond. He also looks back at the Bulldogs' big win over Tennessee and what it will take to bring down the Wildcats. Last, he looks at the starting rotation for the baseball team, and how it could help propel the Bulldogs back to Omaha. It's a jam packed show on the newest episode of the Starkville State of Mind podcast!
February 04, 2020
Episode 60: Will Mississippi State carry their momentum into Saturday against Tennessee?
The Mississippi State Men's Basketball team received a much needed NCAA Tournament resume boost this past Tuesday when they took down the Florida Gators. Host Justin Strawn looks at whether or not the Bulldogs can carry that momentum into Saturday when they take on the Tennessee Vols on the newest episode of the Starkville State of Mind podcast!
January 31, 2020
Episode 59: Will KJ Costello be Mississippi State's Quarterback in 2020?
Mississippi State hosted a number of recruits this past weekend, but all eyes were on KJ Costello. The highly touted grad transfer is expected to commit to Mississippi State, and if he does so, host Justin Strawn discusses what it could mean for the program. He also talks about the gut wrenching loss the Men's basketball team suffered in Oklahoma and what to expect when they take on Florida this Tuesday. He finishes up with a discussion about how much the tables have turned in Women's basketball between Mississippi State and Ole Miss.
January 27, 2020
Episode 58: Mike Leach gets his defensive coordinator from anther Power 5 school
The Mississippi State Bulldogs ended their search for a defensive coordinator this week when they hired Zach Arnette. Host Justin Strawn gives his thoughts on the hire, plus he breaks down the hot streak the Men's Basketball team is on and what it means as the team heads into the SEC/Big 12 Challenge. He also looks back on the performance by the Women's team in Columbia South Carolina and how it might impact the rest of the season.
January 24, 2020
Episode 57: How will the return of Kylin Hill and Erroll Thompson impact Mississippi State football?
The 2020 Mississippi State football team received a much needed shot in the arm on Wednesday when Kylin Hill and Erroll Thompson both announced they will return to Starkville for the 2020 season. Host Justin Strawn looks at how it will impact their draft stock and the impact it will have on the Bulldogs. He also takes a look at the upcoming games for both the Men's and Women's basketball teams. And to finish the show, he talks about where Mississippi State landed in the D1baseball.com Preseason Top 25.
January 17, 2020
Episode 56: Mississippi State wants the pirate life and hires Mike Leach as its head football coach
John Cohen needed a new football coach, and he went out and got one of the biggest names in the sport. Mike Leach will be the 33rd head football coach for the Mississippi State Bulldogs. With big news like this, host Justin Strawn reached out to his old blogging partners Ethan Lee and Daniel Black to discuss all of the potential ups and downs of such a hire for the Bulldogs. Lots to discuss on this episode of the Starkville State of Mind podcast!
January 10, 2020
Episode 55: Who will be the next Mississippi State Head Football Coach?
The Mississippi State football team is in the market for a new head football coach. The Joe Moorhead era ended unceremoniously after two seasons, and now John Cohen must search for his replacement. Host Justin Strawn looks at some of the candidates being discussed on this episode of the Starkville State of Mind podcast!
January 06, 2020
Episode 54: How will Garrett Shrader's injury impact Mississippi State in the Music City Bowl?
Due to a post practice altercation between Garrett Shrader and Willie Gay, the Mississippi State Bulldogs will be without their starting quarterback for the Music City Bowl. What impact will it have on the outcome of the game? Host Justin Strawn answers that question and more on the newest episode of the Starkville State of Mind podcast!
December 30, 2019
Episode 53: What will be Mississippi State's Bowl Destination?
The Mississippi State Bulldogs will be headed to their tenth straight bowl game in 2019. Host Justin Strawn looks at the possible destinations for the Mississippi State football team, and he discusses how the Ole Miss coaching change might affect the Bulldogs on the late week edition of the Starkville State of Mind podcast!
December 06, 2019
Episode 52: Did Joe Moorhead save his job with Egg Bowl victory?
The Mississippi State Bulldogs emerged victorious in the 2019 Egg Bowl on Thanksgiving night. Did the win save Joe Moorhead's job? Host Justin Strawn discusses the game and the fallout on the newest episode of The Starkville State of Mind podcast!
December 02, 2019
Episode 51: Is Joe Moorhead coaching for his job in the Egg Bowl?
The Mississippi State Bulldogs and Ole Miss Rebels will collide on Thanksgiving night in another Battle for the Golden Egg. With the disappointment of the season, many have believed Joe Moorhead might need a win to keep his job. Host Justin Strawn addresses the rumors circling around the program indicating Moorhead might not be the coach of the program in 2020 regardless of the outcome in the Egg Bowl. He also previews a highly unpredictable game on the latest episode of the Starkville State of Mind podcast!
November 28, 2019
Episode 50: It's Egg Bowl Week
The Mississippi State Bulldogs dispatched the Abilene Christian Wildcats on Homecoming and now turn their attention to the Egg Bowl. Host Justin Strawn examines the rumors surrounding Joe Moorhead's fate and looks at what the basketball teams have been up to on the newest episode of the Starkville State of Mind podcast!
November 26, 2019
Episode 49: Mississippi State prepares for Homecoming and a big opportunity in Men's Basketball
The Mississippi State football team will welcome Abilene Christian to Davis Wade Stadium for homecoming this weekend. Host Justin Strawn briefly discusses it, and he takes an in-depth look at what awaits the Mississippi State Men's basketball team when they take on Villanova in the second round of the Myrtle Beach Invitational.
November 22, 2019
Episode 48: Alabama wins war of attrition against Mississippi State
The Mississippi State Bulldogs were handed a 38-7 defeat at the hands of the Crimson Tide on Saturday, and host Justin Strawn also explains why the result has little impact on the rest of the season. He also has a message for the gloom and doom fans as well as looks at what the Men's Basketball team has been up to on the latest episode of the Starkville State of Mind Podcast!
November 18, 2019
Episode 47: What is the recipe for a Mississippi State upset over Alabama?
The Mississippi State Bulldogs face one of their most difficult tasks of the year this weekend as the Alabama Crimson Tide come to Starkville. Host Justin Strawn looks at what the ingredients are for the Bulldogs to stem the Crimson Tide.
November 14, 2019
Episode 46: What to make Of Mississippi State's beatdown of the Arkansas Razorbacks?
The Mississippi State Bulldogs ended their four game losing streak when they traveled to Fayetteville this past weekend. What does it mean going forward? Also, the Men's basketball team began their season on Tuesday night with a win over FIU. Host Justin Strawn breaks down all the action on the newest episode of the Starkville State of Mind Podcast!
November 07, 2019
Episode 45: Mississippi State desperate for a win against Arkansas this weekend
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are running out of time to get the necessary six wins to become bowl eligible. With only four games remaining, and one of those games against Alabama, the Bulldogs must win this weekend against Arkansas to give them their best chance at making it to their tenth straight bowl game. Host Justin Strawn looks at what it will take for the Bulldogs to get back to their winning ways on this episode of the Starkville State of Mind Podcast!
October 30, 2019
Episode 44: Looking back at LSU and ahead to what it will take for a win against the Aggies
The Mississippi State football team had a tough weekend against the LSU Tigers as they fell 36 - 13. What will it take for the Bulldogs to rebound and pull out a win in College Station? Host Justin Strawn discusses what he hopes to see from the Bulldogs to pull off the upset against the Texas A&M Aggies on the newest episode of the Starkville State of Mind Podcast!
October 23, 2019
Mississippi State stands at a crossroads after loss to Tennessee
The Mississippi State Bulldogs traveled to Knoxville and suffered one of the most difficult to swallow losses in the Joe Moorhead era. Host Justin Strawn looks at where the program can go from here on the early week edition of the Starkville State of Mind podcast.
October 15, 2019
Episode 42: Mississippi State looks to bounce back in Knoxville
The Mississippi State Bulldogs will head to Knoxville Saturday and put the humiliating performance against the Auburn Tigers in the rearview mirror. Host Justin Strawn looks at the three things the Bulldogs must do if they want to emerge victorious and the three things they must avoid.
October 10, 2019
Episode 41: Mississippi State is pummeled on the plains by Auburn
The Mississippi State Bulldogs traveled to Auburn this past weekend, and things did not go so well for the Maroon and White. After an embarrassing loss to the Auburn Tigers, host Justin Strawn tells you the things he knows for certain about this team and the things he still has yet to figure out on the newest episode of the Starkville State of Mind Podcast!
October 01, 2019
Episode 40: What does Mississippi State need to do and avoid to prevail against the Auburn Tigers
The Mississippi State Football team will hit the road for the first time in SEC play this weekend as they travel to Jordan Hare Stadium to take on the Auburn Tigers. Host Justin Strawn looks at the three things Mississippi State must do and the three things they must avoid if they want to emerge victorious in Auburn.
September 26, 2019
Episode 39: Garret Shrader shows he's ready in win over the Kentucky Wildcats
The Mississippi State Bulldogs emerged victorious against the Kentucky Wildcats in large part due to the efforts of their true freshman quarterback Garrett Shrader. Host Justin Strawn discusses that and the rest of the things we learned about the Mississippi State football team on the newest episode of the Starkville State of Mind podcast!
September 23, 2019
Episode 38: What are the do's and don'ts for Mississippi State against the Kentucky Wildcats?
The Mississippi State Bulldogs open SEC play at home this weekend against the Kentucky Wildcats. Host Justin Strawn looks at the three things Mississippi State must do and the three things they must not do if they want to start SEC play 1-0.
September 19, 2019
Episode 37: What we learned and still need to know from Mississippi State's loss to KSU
The Mississippi State Bulldogs suffered a big setback this past weekend when they lost to Kansas State 31-24. Host Justin Strawn breaks down the things we know about this football team and the things we still need answers on as the Bulldogs prepare for their SEC opener this weekend against the Kentucky Wildcats.
September 17, 2019
Episode 36: What are three things Mississippi State must do and must not do against KSU?
Mississippi State welcomes the Kansas State Wildcats to Davis Wade Stadium this Saturday in a matchup of Power 5 teams. The Bulldogs pummeled the Wildcats a year ago, and hope to do so again in 2019. Host Justin Strawn breaks down the three things the Bulldogs must do and the three things they must not do if they want to win this Saturday.
September 12, 2019
Episode 35: Mississippi State wins but injuries dominate the headlines
The Mississippi State Bulldogs won big against Southern Miss but the talk of the game centered around injuries, especially the one to Tommy Stevens. Hoist Justin Strawn breaks it all down on this episode of the Starkville State of Mind podcast!
September 09, 2019
Episode 34: What are the do's and don'ts for Mississippi State against Southern Miss?
The Mississippi State Bulldogs welcome the Southern Miss Golden Eagles to Davis Wade Stadium this Saturday, Both teams are coming off of wins, and Southern Miss would like nothing more than to knock the Bulldogs around on their home turf. Host Justin Strawn looks at three things the Bulldogs must do and the three things they absolutely don't need to do in their game against the Golden Eagles.
September 05, 2019
Episode 33: The offense dazzles and the defense fizzles in the Mississippi State season opener
The Mississippi State football team opened their 2019 season with a 38-28 win over the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns. In a somewhat surprising development, it was the defense that had more people scratching their heads than the offense. Host Justin Strawn breaks down why the offense shined and why the defense struggled on this episode of the Starkville State of Mind podcast!
September 02, 2019
Episode 32: 2019 is the most unpredictable Mississippi State football season in recent memory
The Mississippi State football team begins their 2019 season this Saturday against the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns. Host Justin Strawn looks briefly at what Louisiana brings to the table, and he tells why the 2019 season is one of the hardest to predict since the 2009 season when Dan Mullen took over the program.
August 29, 2019
Episode 31: NCAA Sanctions and Quarterback News dominate the weekend headlines
The Bulldogs were hit with NCAA sanctions, so what does it mean for both the long term and short term future of the Mississippi State football program. They also were made aware that Keytaon Thompson would transfer. Host Justin Strawn breaks down what all this means for Mississippi State on the latest episode of the Starkville State of Mind podcast!
August 26, 2019
Episode 30: Analyzing the make or break section of the 2019 Mississippi State football schedule
The 2019 Mississippi State football season could go in a number of directions. The team could struggle to get to 6 or 7 wins in 2019, or the offense could take a huge step forward and win 8, 9, or possibly more games. Host Justin Strawn takes a look at the five game stretch which will determine how we view the 2019 football season and possibly how we view the future of the Joe Moorhead era on the Starkville State of Mind podcast!
August 01, 2019
Episode 29: Five Biggest Concerns for the 2019 Football Season
The 2019 Mississippi State Football season is fast approaching, and fans of the team are chomping at the bit for the season to get started. But there are still many things which we don't know about this year's team. Some of those things make up host Justin Strawn's five biggest concerns about this year's team heading into the 2019 football season.
July 24, 2019
Episode 28: Mississippi State heads to Birmingham for SEC Media Days
Joe Moorhead, Erroll Thompson, Farrod Green, and Darryl Williams from the Mississippi State football team will take center stage today at SEC Media Days. Much will be talked about, but as is the case for most SEC Media Days, little of importance will actually be said. Host Justin Strawn discusses what the topics might be later today. He also discusses why John Cohen might have decided to make a change from Vann Stuedeman as the head softball coach.
July 17, 2019
Episode 27: Mississippi State's baseball season ends with 4-3 loss in CWS
Host Justin Strawn wraps up the 2019 baseball season after the Bulldogs drop their game to the Louisville Cardinals 4-3. The Bulldogs will have holes to fill for the 2020 season, and he looks at who might fill those holes. PROGRAMMING NOTE: The Starkville State of Mind Podcast will take a two week break and return the week of July 8th.
June 21, 2019
Episode 26: Mississippi State tries to stay alive in CWS against Louisville
The Mississippi State Bulldogs fell to the Vanderbilt Commodores Wednesday afternoon 6-3. They'll look to keep their national championship hopes alive Thursday night against the Louisville Cardinals. Host Justin Strawn tells you what it will take on this episode of the Starkville State of Mind podcast!
June 20, 2019
Mississippi State takes on Vanderbilt for opportunity to advance in CWS Winners Bracket
The Mississippi State Bulldogs used a dramatic 9th inning rally to overcome the Auburn Tigers to advance into the College Word Series Winners Bracket. Awaiting them is the SEC Regular Season and Tournament Champions, the Vanderbilt Commodores. Host Justin Strawn breaks it all down on this episode of the Starkville State of Mind podcast!
June 18, 2019
Episode 24: Mississippi State prepares for the College World Series
The Mississippi State Bulldogs remained undefeated in the 2019 NCAA Baseball Tournament after winning their Super Regional against the Stanford Cardinal. Host Justin Strawn looks back on an emotional weekend for the Bulldogs, and he looks ahead to the first round game of the College World Series against the Auburn Tigers.
June 11, 2019
Episode 23: Mississippi State sweeps through Starkville Regional
The Mississippi State baseball team won all three games in the Starkville regional this past weekend. While it might seem like they breezed their way to the Regional victory, host Justin Strawn explains why things could have turned much more interesting early on in the regional. He also explains the most important things to take away as the Bulldogs will now prepare for the Stanford Cardinal in the Starkville Super Regional.
June 04, 2019
Episode 22: Mississippi State prepares for Game 1 of the Starkville Regional
The Mississippi State Bulldogs will welcome Miami, Central Michigan, and Southern to Starkville for an NCAA Baseball tournament regional. Host Justin Strawn looks at what it will take for Mississippi State to win and advance to the Super Regional round.
May 30, 2019
Episode 21: Mississippi State prepares for the SEC Tournament
The Mississippi State baseball team will head to Hoover, AL as the number 4 seed, so how will head coach Chris Lemonis approach the week? Host Justin Strawn examines it, plus he looks at what the addition of Tommy Stevens to the football team means for the 2019 season on the Starkville State of Mind Podcast.
May 21, 2019
Episode 20: Can Mississippi State make up the ground needed to surpass Arkansas and Vanderbilt?
The Mississippi State Bulldogs sit one game back of Arkansas in the SEC West Standings and two games back of Vanderbilt for the overall SEC Championship. Can the Bulldogs make up the ground this weekend against the Gamecocks? Host Justin Strawn looks at what it will take from the Bulldogs to do so on the newest episode of the Starkville State of Mind podcast!
May 16, 2019
Episode 19: How will Mississippi State approach final week after sweep of Ole Miss
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are riding high after getting a sweep over arch rival Ole Miss in Oxford this past weekend. Host Justin Strawn looks at how the Bulldogs will approach the final week of the regular season in light of such a big moment for the program.
May 13, 2019
Episode 18: Mississippi State travels to Oxford for a pivotal SEC West baseball series
The Mississippi State Bulldogs will travel to Oxford on Friday for a pivotal SEC West baseball series, assuming the weather will cooperate. Host Justin Strawn explains why he thinks the Bulldogs can take two out of three games from the Rebels this weekend.
May 10, 2019
Episode 17: Bulldogs keep national seed hopes alive with series win over Texas A&M
The Mississippi State Bulldogs kept their national seed hopes alive with a series win over the Texas A&M Aggies. Host Justin Strawn breaks down how they did it on this episode of the Starkville State of Mind Podcast!
May 06, 2019
Episode 16: Mississippi State looks to keep momentum rolling against Texas A&M
The Mississippi State baseball team will look to continue the positive momentum they had against Georgia when they travel to College Station to take on the Texas A&M Aggies. Can the red hot bats of the Bulldogs blister the elite level pitching of the Aggies? Host Justin Strawn breaks it all down on this episode of the Starkville State of Mind Podcast!
May 02, 2019
Episode 15: Mississippi State rebounds with a sweep of the Georgia Bulldogs
The Mississippi State Bulldogs bounced back in a big way after getting swept by the Arkansas Razorbacks. The Bulldogs sweep Georgia and move to 13-8 in SEC play and 36-9 overall.
April 29, 2019
Episode 14: Mississippi State heads to Fayetteville for a pivotal SEC West baseball series
The Mississippi State baseball team travels to Fayetteville, AR to take on the Razorbacks. Will the Bulldogs keep their winning ways intact, or will the Razorbacks throw a wrench in their plans? Host Justin Strawn breaks down the big SEC West showdown.
April 18, 2019
Episode 13: Mississippi State celebrates a successful Super Bulldog Weekend
The Mississippi State Bulldogs hosted their annual Super Bulldog Weekend on Friday through Sunday. It was a smashing success for multiple reasons. Host Justin Strawn breaks down the big baseball series sweep over the Alabama Crimson Tide, and what, if anything, can be taken away from the Mississippi State Spring Football game.
April 16, 2019
Episode 12: How will the weather impact Super Bulldog Weekend?
One of the biggest events in Mississippi State Athletics is scheduled this weekend. But with rain in the forecast for much of the weekend, it could make for lots of changes in the schedule. Host Justin Strawn discusses that and how the baseball team can win their series against the Alabama Crimson Tide on the newest episode of the Starkville State of Mind Podcast!
April 11, 2019
Episode 11: Mississippi State takes home series against the Vols
The Mississippi State Bulldogs won a drama filled series against the Tennessee Vols which saw Jake Mangum become the school's hit king, and J.T.Ginn not make it through the first inning. Host Justin Strawn breaks down what it means for the present and the rest of the season on the newest episode of The Starkville State of Mind Podcast.
April 08, 2019
Episode 10: Mississippi State heads to Knoxville for a pivotal SEC series
The Mississippi State Bulldogs look to rebound in SEC play after last week's tough series loss to the LSU Tigers. The Bulldogs will face a solid pitching team in the Tennessee Vols. Which will prevail, Mississippi State's bats or Tennessee's arms? Host Justin Strawn breaks it all down on this episode of the Starkville State of Mind podcast!
April 04, 2019
Episode 9: Mississippi State Women's Basketball season comes to an end in Portland
The Mississippi State Women's Basketball team will not get to play for another shot at a National Championship. They fell to the Oregon Ducks, and the baseball team had another frustrating result against the LSU Tigers. Host Justin Strawn breaks down a frustrating weekend for the Bulldogs.
April 01, 2019
Episode 8: Mississippi State heads to Portland for the Sweet 16
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are in the Sweet 16 for the fourth straight season. Waiting for them in Portland, OR are the Arizona State Sun Devils. Host Justin Strawn explains why it should be a relatively easy win for the Bulldogs to set up a rematch with the Oregon Ducks in the Elite 8.
March 28, 2019
Episode 7: Mississippi State baseball prepares for an underachieving LSU team
The Mississippi State Bulldogs welcome the LSU Tigers to Dudy Noble Field for a pivotal SEC West showdown. LSU has been struggling both on the mound and at the plate, especially against ranked opponents. Justin Strawn breaks down why Mississippi State should walk away with their third straight SEC series victory.
March 28, 2019
Episode 6: What does the future hold for Mississippi State Athletics?
The Mississippi State Bulldogs had a big weekend in three sports this past weekend. Host Justin Strawn breaks down exactly what happened and what it means for each of the program in the immediate future and for the long term health of each program.
March 26, 2019
Episode 5: Big Weekend for Mississippi State across three different sports
The Mississippi State Bulldogs have a huge weekend starting Friday night. The men play in their first NCAA Tournament game since the 2009 season. The women host another opening weekend as a #1 seed, and the baseball team welcomes highly ranked Auburn to the New Dude. Host Justin Strawn breaks it all down on the newest episode of the Starkville State of Mind Podcast.
March 22, 2019
Episode 4: Mississippi State Basketball punches their ticket to the NCAA Tournament
The Mississippi State Men's Basketball team will be making their first appearance in the NCAA Tournament in 10 years, and the baseball team gets a huge series victory over the Florida Gators. Host Justin Strawn breaks it down on this episode of the Starkville State of Mind Podcast.
March 18, 2019
Vic Schaefer furthers his legacy with SEC Tournament Championship
The Mississippi State Women's Basketball team won their first ever SEC Tournament Championship, and Vic Schaefer continued to show why he is the best coach on Mississippi State's campus. Also, the Men's basketball team won big over Texas A&M, and the baseball team swept Maine. Host Justin Strawn breaks down a big weekend on Starkville State of Mind.
March 11, 2019
Episode 2: Texas A&M Preview and SEC Women's Basketball Tourney Preview
The Mississippi State Men's team hopes to close out their regular season with a win over the Texas A&M Aggies while the Women hope to claim their first SEC Tournament Championship. Host Justin Strawn breaks down team's chances.
March 08, 2019
Episode 1: Mississippi State Men's Basketball Disappoints in Knoxville
The Mississippi State Men's Basketball team had a disappointing night in Knxoville, but the baseball team keeps rolling along. Host Justin Strawn breaks down the state of both programs.
March 07, 2019