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Mississippi State News and Notes: August 14, 2014

The latest news and gossip about Mississippi State athletics.

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While we all wait for football to kick off, here is a look at some of the other news, notes and rumors surrounding Mississippi State athletics.

From, it looks like Mississippi State will be holding an SEC Network launch party in The Junction this afternoon.  The SEC Network goes live at 5 pm, and Scott Stricklin will address the crowd shortly before.  Televisions will be set up in the area to allow fans to watch the first two hours of programming together.

Mississippi State soccer got off to the right start this yesterday with a 1-0 win over Memphis in exhibition play.

Even though he did not qualify for 2014, Lashard Durr plans to be a Bulldog in 2016.