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Tennessee - Mississippi St.

Tennessee - Mississippi St.

Tennessee - Mississippi St. Matchups

Life as a member of the Southeastern Conference is not very easy, with some of the most competitive sports programs in all of college sports on its roster. The University of Tennessee and Mississippi State University are two of the conference's original members and have been competing against each other in an array of different sports since 1932. The Volunteers and the Bulldogs both enjoy very passionate fanbases, who are always at the games to cheer on their team. Whether you see them play football at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville or Davis Wade Stadium in Starkeville, or basketball at Thompson-Boling Arena, home of the Vols and Humphrey Coliseum, Vols and Bulldogs fans are always witnessing some of the best matchups in college sports. These iconic programs meet twice a year in battles that never cease to entertain. The SEC proves every year that the teams in this conference are among the most competitive in a number of sports, and fans of these two teams know that when they face off for head to head battle that they are in for some serious entertainment. Get to StubHub and see when they face off in your favorite sport to see all of the action in person in Knoxville or Starkville.

Tennessee - Mississippi St. Team Info

In the storied SEC, rivalries run deep and are among the most intense in all of college sports. The programs and their fans know that every win will have to be fought for, and the Tennessee Volunteers and Mississippi State Bulldogs have been fighting against each other since they joined the SEC in 1932. Though the Vols have dominated the matchup in football in recent years, the Bulldogs have have a good amount of success against their SEC foe from Knoxville and these teams know that anything can happen when they clash on the gridiron. For the University of Tennessee, success in football has come often for this storied program and they are always a threat to take down their SEC foes. With past greats like the legendary Peyton Manning, Hall of Famer Doug Atkins, the beloved Reggie White, Pro Bowl safety Eric Berry, All American offensive tackle Michael Munoz and College Hall of Famer and two time All American center Chip Kell, the Vols have a long list of players who have contributed the long line of successful Volunteer football teams who have won six National Championships in school history.

For the Mississippi State Bulldogs, the road has not been as storied, but the university has enjoyed many successful football seasons in its 119 year history. Playing in a postseason bowl game each of the last four years, the Mississippi State Bulldogs have had a number of great players to don the maroon and white as well. Players like First Team All American and current Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Fletcher Cox, former San Francisco 49ers Pro Bowl cornerback Walt Harris and legendary Buffalo Bills wide receiver Eric Moulds, a three time All Pro, have all enjoyed success in Starkville. There is so much talent in the SEC and these two storied programs have been thrilling their fans for over 100 years.

Tennessee - Mississippi St Experience

Football in the SEC is much for than just a game, it is a way of life for the students of the universities and the community as a whole. From the crack of dawn, fans are preparing for kick off- making their signs, applying face paint or packing up the cooler for the tailgate. The action begins long before kick off and ends much later than the final whistle. Whether you sing "Rocky Top" or "Hail State", fans of these two storied football programs know that the experience of gameday at Neyland Stadium and Davis Wade Stadium are hard to top. Built in 1914, Davis Wade Stadium is the second oldest football stadium in the NCAA and is packed with history. Neyland Stadium is one of the most beloved venues in the sport and is named after one of the true innovators of the sport. Don't miss the chance to experience the speed and intensity of SEC football for yourself by catching this amazing rivalry in person this season.

Tennessee - Mississippi St Basketball History

Though the SEC is known primarily for its dominant football programs, but the conference has been very successful in basketball as well. The Vols have 7 Sweet Sixteen appearances, with the Bulldogs making a trip to the Final Four in 1996 when they were led by center Erick Dampier. Over the years, this SEC rivalry has featured such well known names as Allan Houston, Bernard King, Bailey Howell, Erick Dampier and Jarvis Varando, players who have helped keep this matchup exciting year after year.

Tennessee - Mississippi St Trivia

Which player from this rivalry recently won a World Championship in the NBA?

Mississippi St Bulldog defensive legend Jarvis Varnado, one of the most decorated Bulldogs in school history, was drafted by the Miami Heat in the 2010 NBA Draft. After playing in the Developmental League, won a championship as a member of the Heat in 2013.

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07 Jan 2015
Jan 07, 2015 8:00 PM
Humphrey Coliseum
Mississippi State, MS
8:00 p.m. CST
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