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Events that should be in Mississippi State’s 2021 SEC Network Takeover: MSU vs. Texas

OMAHA, NE - June 20, 2021 - Mississippi State Pitcher Will Bednar (#24) during the 2021 Mens College World Series game between the Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Texas Longhorns at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, NE. Photo By Austin Perryman Photo by Austin Perryman/MSU Athletics
Mississippi State baseball vs. Texas Longhorns. Photo: Austin Perryman/MSU 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. 5: Any of Mississippi State baseball’s three wins over Texas

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The Mississippi State baseball team kicked around the Texas Longhorns three times during its national championship season. 2021 was a great time for the Bulldogs to face off against the Longhorns.

Mississippi State first beat the Longhorns in Arlington and then the other two wins that MSU earned were in the College World Series. All three of these wins were monumental victories for the Mississippi State baseball program, but, for some reason, all three of these games were left off of Mississippi State’s SEC Network Takeover.

I get that not all three of these games could have been shown. There’s only so much time for MSU to try and get something shown.

I get it.

But at least one of these wins could have been shown, right? Everyone loves seeing Texas lose, regardless of sport, and every one of these games was big for a different reason.

MSU’s first win over UT came in Arlington, Texas, when the Bulldogs faced the Longhorns during the first game of the season. Mississippi State handed Texas a resounding 8-3 loss, which set the tone for MSU’s impressive national title season.

Later, the two teams faced each other in Omaha. During the first game of the College World Series for both teams, Mississippi State won thanks to Will Bednar and Landon Sims combining to help set CWS records. That 2-1 win propelled MSU into the winner’s bracket and set State up nicely in Omaha.

And then that third win eliminated Texas and launched Mississippi State into the College World Series finals. It was a thrilling walk-off win that deserves to be shown. I don’t get why none of these are available during the Mississippi State SEC Network Takeover.

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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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