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Events that should be in Mississippi State’s 2021 SEC Network Takeover: MSU takes down Tennessee

Photo: Austin Perryman/Mississippi State Athletics

We’re less than a week away from 2021’s edition of Mississippi State controlling the programming at the SEC Network. While there are some really good Mississippi State sporting events that will be broadcast on the SEC Network during that 24 hour period of time, there are some events that should have been included.

We’ve got 10 different pieces of really good Mississippi State content that will be shown during that timeframe and that’s a lot of Mississippi State to sit back and enjoy.

Still, the lineup could have been better.

Let’s take a look at the 10 things that will be shown during the 2021 Mississippi State SEC Network Takeover. The full schedule is below:

Mississippi State’s SEC Network Takeover is set for July 11

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  • 7/10/21 at 11 p.m. – #5 Mississippi State vs. Auburn (Baseball)
  • 7/11/21 at 2 a.m. – SEC Storied: Thunder & Lightning
  • 3:30 a.m. – Mississippi State: Maroon-White Game
  • 5:30 a.m. – Missouri vs. Mississippi State (Football)
  • 8 a.m. – Mississippi State vs. South Carolina (Softball)
  • 10 a.m. – Mississippi State vs. LSU (Football)
  • 1 p.m. – Ole Miss vs. #14 Mississippi State (W Basketball)
  • 3 p.m. – Mississippi State vs. Ole Miss (M Basketball)
  • 5 p.m. – #6 Ole Miss vs. #4 Mississippi State (Baseball)
  • 8 p.m. – #24 Tulsa vs. Mississippi State

That’s a pretty good lineup of events! The Bulldogs are showcasing a wide variety of games from much of its athletic department.

But while that grouping is good, it could certainly be better.

To view the full list of the events that should have made it into Mississippi State’s 2021 SEC Network Takeover, click here.

Mississippi State baseball. Photo: Sloane Bush/Mississippi State Athletics
Mississippi State baseball. Photo: Sloane Bush/Mississippi State Athletics

5 events that should have made Mississippi State’s 2021 SEC Network Takeover

Mississippi State’s schedule for the SEC Network Takeover is good, but it could be so much better.

No. 3: Mississippi State softball’s 6-2 win over Tennessee

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Speaking of softball games that should be celebrated, Mississippi State’s dominant 6-2 win over the University of Tennessee Lady Vols is one that deserves more recognition. Tennessee had a really, really good softball team this season, just as they do most seasons, and Mississippi State really needed a win to continue to salvage its season.

So when the Bulldogs did get that win, things started really looking up for Samantha Ricketts and the Mississippi State softball team.

Mississippi State’s first scheduled meetings with the Lady Vols was postponed, which actually benefited the Bulldogs greatly.

MSU caught Tennessee after the Bulldogs had taken the series from the South Carolina Gamecocks. In a doubleheader, Mississippi State beat Tennessee twice, including that very important 6-2 win. This victory helped launch MSU into the postseason, which helped salvage the season.

Now it’s on to next year as Ricketts looks to elevate the Mississippi State softball program.

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To view the full list of the events that should have made it into Mississippi State’s 2021 SEC Network Takeover, click here.

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