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The Maroon Mic

309 episodes - English - Latest episode: 3 days ago - ★★★★★ - 6 ratings

Listen to Twitter sensations Colton Watson, Andrew Miller, Daniel Faulkner, & Lounge Dawg talk everything Mississippi State sports. Using their years of combined journalistic and fan experiences, the guys bring you the hottest takes and latest news surrounding MSU football, baseball, and basketball.

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Super Bulldog Weekend Preview

April 19, 2024 03:46 - 1 hour - 72.5 MB

Super Bulldog Weekend has arrived. We talk the spring game and baseball's series with Auburn. But first we look at the transfer portal.

A Good Thing Came to an End

April 16, 2024 02:29 - 49 minutes - 45.5 MB

It finally happened. State lost a series to Ole Miss in baseball. We had 'em in the first half, not gonna lie. Andrew and Lounge discuss a frustrating weekend on the diamond where State let the series completely slip away. Then Andrew discusses the back half of the MSU defense and how those positions are currently shaping out.

Baseball Hopes to Keep Streak Going over Ole Miss

April 12, 2024 01:25 - 50 minutes - 46.5 MB

We talk portal news in basketball, football's search for a running back, discuss the fat guys on the football team, preview baseball's series in Oxford, and close talking a huge weekend ahead for softball.

Baseball Takes Series From UGA

April 09, 2024 01:28 - 1 hour - 70 MB

Baseball gets back on track with a big series win in Starkville. We discuss the positives from the weekend and the incompetence that is SEC officiating. We then talk softball ascending to new heights, have a long discussion about Chris Jans and the basketball coaching carousel, and close with a look at the MSU pass-catchers.

Baseball Looks to get Back on Track vs UGA

April 05, 2024 01:32 - 51 minutes - 47.3 MB

Baseball is in bad need of a series win after a frustrating week. Can they get it done against a UGA squad that absolutely rakes? But first, we talk MSU's spring running back room and the concerns around that unit plus portal news for basketball and a look at softball.

Baseball is Frustrating but Future Stays Bright for Hoops

April 03, 2024 02:48 - 1 hour - 69.5 MB

Baseball squanders a perfect opportunity at Florida and then dropped an ugly midweek to Central Arkansas. Hooray. Basketball gets good news about next season's roster, and we look at the spring QB room for football.

The Biggest Questions Facing MSU Football Entering Spring

March 28, 2024 13:24 - 1 hour - 61.4 MB

Spring football is underway in Starkville. We discuss the biggest question marks around the team. Then we dive into our weekend preview as baseball travels to Florida.

Baseball Loses Series in College Station, Softball gets massive wins, and still some hoops talk

March 26, 2024 02:40 - 53 minutes - 49.9 MB

The crew talks baseball's series loss in College Station, softball's series win over Arkansas, WBK making a WBIT run, and MBK falling in the tournament.

MBK Falls in First Round of Tournament

March 22, 2024 00:21 - 29 minutes - 27.7 MB

State's run in the NCAA Tournament was short-lived. The Bulldogs lose in the First Round to Michigan State 69-51. Andrew discusses where things went wrong.

The NCAA Tournament Starts Today

March 21, 2024 01:34 - 1 hour - 61 MB

THIS IS MARCH. The Bulldogs open up Tournament play with the battle for the real MSU. We break down the Spartans and the matchup for State. Then we dive into another big SEC series for baseball against A&M.

Diamond Dawgs Take Series From LSU and the Mississippi State Bisons

March 19, 2024 01:52 - 1 hour - 56.3 MB

The Maroon Mic is the official home for Mississippi State Bisons athletics. Baseball gets a massive series win over LSU, softball has tough go against A&M, and WBK accepts a WBIT bid.

Mississippi State is Dancing yet Again

March 18, 2024 01:33 - 1 hour - 66.5 MB

For the second-straight year, the Bulldogs are back in the Big Dance. We discuss their run in the SEC Tournament, how the bubble and bid stealers made for a wild Selection Sunday, and look ahead at State's trip to Charlotte.

MBK Does What it had to and Baseball Opens SEC Play

March 15, 2024 03:03 - 1 hour - 71.3 MB

Mississippi State MBK had to beat LSU in the SEC Tournament. They did it. We recap the win, discuss if they are now locks for March Madness, and preview the upcoming Tennessee game. Baseball lost momentum down in Biloxi. Now LSU comes to town. Do the Diamond Dawgs have a shot without Nate Dohm?

Baseball Stays Hot and MBK is in Danger

March 12, 2024 02:10 - 1 hour - 65.8 MB

Baseball keeps winning, softball takes the series in Oxford, and MBK is going to drive everyone crazy.

MBK on Thin Ice and WBK's Disastrous Finish

March 08, 2024 04:05 - 52 minutes - 49 MB

NOTE: there is a moment Andrew says Texas A&M MBK had 19 fouls. He meant 9. Just Andrew today. He recaps MBK taking another loss and teetering closer to the bubble. SCAR is massive Saturday. WBK's season likely came to an end with a disastrous SECT performance. Baseball beats the mustard buzzards, and Billy Butler says something dumb.

Baseball Gets Sweep and MBK Falls to Auburn

March 05, 2024 03:00 - 1 hour - 70.7 MB

We've got a loaded weekend of MSU sports to discuss. Baseball gets a sweep, softball continues to dominate, former football stars at the NFL Combine, MBK falls to AU and has a huge game coming up, and WBK beats Mizzou and has a must-win on deck.

State Loses Heartbreaker to Kentucky

March 01, 2024 03:35 - 38 minutes - 34.9 MB

Death, taxes, and Mississippi State basketball taking heartbreaking losses to Kentucky. It happened again, and this one was far more brutal than normal. But there are still positives we can take away from the game. We then look ahead to MBK's trip to Auburn and do a wraparound of all the latest MSU action.

MBK is Rolling

February 27, 2024 02:29 - 1 hour - 67.5 MB

MSU MBK is on fire right now. We talk a dominant win over LSU and look ahead to a massive game at the Hump vs UK. But before that, we recap the weekend of baseball, get an update on softball, and close out the show with WBK. Plus Andrew rips into UK fans.

MBK Takes Down Rival Ole Miss

February 23, 2024 04:28 - 1 hour - 64.4 MB

MBK stayed hot with a win over Ole Miss. Softball continues its incredible start. And that's all that happened in MSU sports over the past few days. Right? I'd say we treat it that way, but I couldn't help but still have a Come to Jesus Meeting about baseball. And finally, Andrew gets to talk about football (even though it isn't exactly positive).

Baseball Open Season with Series Win

February 20, 2024 01:54 - 1 hour - 68 MB

The Diamond Dawgs took 2/3 from Air Force to open the year. What positives do we take away from the weekend, and is there much to be concerned about with the lone loss? MBK survives against Arkansas. We recap the win and look ahead to their rematch with the Rebels. WBK fell in frustrating fashion in Oxford. What went wrong?

Baseball Season has Arrived

February 16, 2024 03:52 - 55 minutes - 51 MB

Our cohost Andrew gives what many are calling the most heroic performance of all time, battling through a vicious cough to deliver our listeners a podcast for Opening Weekend at the Dude. We start the show highlighting softball's hot start and then preview baseball's series against Air Force. What are we looking for from the Diamond Dawgs? Then we look ahead to this weekend's basketball games.

The 2024 Mississippi State Baseball Preview

February 13, 2024 03:43 - 1 hour - 64.2 MB

Baseball season is here! After two disappointing seasons, can the Diamond Dawgs finally turn things around and get back to the postseason? Lounge Dawg is on to break down the roster and preview the season. We then recap MBK's win at Mizzou and WBK's poor performance against Florida.

Baseball Scrimmage Recap and MBK Gets Back on Track

February 09, 2024 02:48 - 1 hour - 64.6 MB

We finally talk about another sport! Lounge Dawg returns to recap what he saw at Mississippi State baseball's scrimmages. Do the Diamond Dawgs finally get back to winning? MBK faced a must-win vs Georgia. They did what they needed to and got the victory. Now they go on the road for another crucial game at Mizzou. Colton closes us out with a recap of WBK taking down UGA.

MBK Begins Season-Defining Stretch

February 07, 2024 02:42 - 29 minutes - 27.7 MB

Mississippi State MBK got embarrassed at Alabama. Now they face a stretch of games that are, dare I say...must win. What's their path to the tournament? WBK meanwhile stayed hot at Texas A&M and is set to go on a run into March.

MBK falls in Oxford

February 02, 2024 03:38 - 47 minutes - 43.8 MB

Mississippi State MBK suffered yet another road loss, this time to their biggest rivals. What went wrong, what must change on the road, and is it time to start panicking? WBK held on to avoid a let down in Kentucky. We talk that win and look ahead to their matchup with Texas A&M.

Back to Back Top 10 Wins at the Hump

January 30, 2024 04:19 - 1 hour - 66 MB

Humphrey Coliseum is where top-10 teams go to die. What a past few days for Bulldog basketball. Both Men's and Women's hoops earned signature victories in front of sellout crowds. We start with WBK stunning upset over the defending national champion Tigers, as Sam Purcell delivers the biggest win of his young career. Then we recap MBK getting their second top-10 win of the season by shutting down Auburn. We end with a preview of MBK's trip to Oxford.

MBK Falls in Gainesville

January 26, 2024 01:55 - 38 minutes - 35.4 MB

Mississippi State basketball had another lackluster showing on the road at Florida. What's the issue for this team. Whatever it is, they need to address it quickly. We preview a massive home game with Auburn and WBK's chances vs the defending national champs.

WBK Bounces Back; MBK Continues Key Stretch

January 24, 2024 03:22 - 38 minutes - 35.2 MB

Mississippi State WBK bounced back on the road at Florida. We recap the win and discuss their resume. Nuno-Tracker Dan gives us a tennis update before we recap MBK handling Vanderbilt. We close with a preview of a critical game for MBK vs the Gators.

Basketball Treading Water

January 19, 2024 02:11 - 36 minutes - 33.5 MB

It was a tough 24 hours for fans of State basketball. MBK had another typical loss at Rupp Arena, and WBK blew a big home lead against Tennessee. Can both squads bounce back?

MBK Falls to Bama, WBK win Rivalry

January 17, 2024 02:00 - 37 minutes - 34 MB

MBK suffered another heartbreaker in front of a packed crowd this past weekend. What went wrong vs the Tide? Can they bounce back against Kentucky? WBK, on the other hand, showed out to take down Ole Miss and can really get things rolling if they beat Tennessee.

Bulldogs Take Down Top-5 Tennessee!

January 12, 2024 04:22 - 1 hour - 65.3 MB

What a win! Mississippi State takes down Tennessee for their first win over a top-5 team since 2002. How did they do it? How significant is it? Why does the university hate fun? We then breakdown the next big opportunity for the Bulldogs with Alabama coming to town. Can State slow down a potent Tide offense? We close with a recap of WBK's crucial win over Arkansas and preview their matchup with Ole Miss.

Rough Weekend for Basketball

January 10, 2024 01:56 - 38 minutes - 35.5 MB

Both the men's and women's teams suffered defeats to South Carolina basketball over the weekend. We recap those losses and preview the upcoming matchups for both. Can MBK pull off a huge upset of Tennessee? Can WBK get back on track in Fayetteville? We close with a look at the transfer portal in football.

Basketball Begins SEC Play

January 05, 2024 04:06 - 1 hour - 55.7 MB

SEC play has arrived for men's and women's basketball. We recap WBK's opening loss to Vanderbilt and preview MBK's trip to South Carolina. Plus we open the show with some football recruiting talk.

All Good on Signing Day

December 21, 2023 02:54 - 35 minutes - 32.6 MB

The early signing period opened on Wednesday. Andrew recaps a positive day for Mississippi State. Who were the surprises? Who are the Dawgs still waiting on? What's the transfer class looking like? Then we turn our attention to basketball to recap wins for the Men's and Women's teams.

Things are trending up

December 15, 2023 02:43 - 1 hour - 67.8 MB

Last week we asked if anything good could happen for Mississippi State. And now, it seems as though fortunes have changed. We talk basketball getting back to winning, momentum on the recruiting trail, and discuss State's 2024 football schedule.

Can Anything Good Happen?

December 07, 2023 02:36 - 1 hour - 67.6 MB

Well it's just been day after day of bad news for Mississippi State, huh? We react to it all. Is basketball season dead? Is the football coaching staff worth a crap? Will State actually get a good QB out of the portal? Let's dive into it.

ACC Challenge Proves Challenging

December 01, 2023 02:39 - 1 hour - 71.5 MB

The SEC/ACC Challenge was this week, and well, it could've gone better for Mississippi State. We discuss the losses for both Men's and Women's basketball. Jeff Lebby was officially introduced as MSU's HC. What did we take away from his opening press conference? We react to the latest news regarding the football staff, discuss potential transfer QB targets, and end with our final picks of the football season.

Mississippi State has its new Head Coach (Allegedly)

November 26, 2023 16:53 - 1 hour - 71.2 MB

Barring something unforeseen, Jeff Lebby is about to be named the next HC of Mississippi State football. We dive into the hire. How did it happen? What are the positives? Are the concerns valid (yes, and we talk about them at length)? What style of offense are we getting? And will it work?

A Thanksgiving Feast of a Pod

November 22, 2023 04:30 - 1 hour - 97.2 MB

We have another loaded show for this Thanksgiving week. We recap the weekend that was in Mississippi State sports. Then we go deep into the latest on the coaching search, including berating the opinions of many within the MSU universe. We give a brief preview of the Egg Bowl (which is such a weird thing to say given the game that it is), and close with our picks for the week.

Diving into even more candidates

November 16, 2023 02:48 - 1 hour - 106 MB

LONG EPISODE. We talk basketball. And then we go into a deep dive on several possible candidates beyond the initial hot board. We throw out tons of names, including several that State fans will absolutely hate! Then as always we finish with our weekly picks.

Zach Arnett Out at MSU

November 14, 2023 02:14 - 1 hour - 70.2 MB

It happened. Less than year after being named MSU's head coach, Zach Arnett has been fired. We briefly recap the details of why the move had to be made (most of you know this by now), and then we dive into a long list of candidates for the job. Who's the grand slam hire? Who are the next top options? Who's not getting the job? We discuss it all.

MBK Opens with Dominant Win

November 10, 2023 00:59 - 39 minutes - 35.9 MB

Basketball is back to save us from the torture that is football season. We discuss a dominant victory for MBK over ASU. We then preview if State has any shot against A&M and close with our weekly picks.

To the Hump for Hoops

November 08, 2023 02:09 - 1 hour - 67.1 MB

Football season sucks. It's not worth discussing. But basketball season is back, and that's exciting! So we do a deep dive into the men's and women's teams ahead of a what should be a big year for both programs.


November 03, 2023 01:28 - 1 hour - 57 MB

STRIKE UP CREED. THE RANGERS ARE WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS. If this pod gets taken down for copyright violations, oh well. We give Dan his well-deserved moment and then dive into MSU's homecoming matchup against Kentucky. Will the Dawgs properly honor the interlocking MSU and 98 team (who ironically lost to Kentucky)? It's do or die time for football. Plus we make our picks for a great weekend of games.

The Writing is on the Wall

October 31, 2023 00:23 - 37 minutes - 34.2 MB

If you thought State's win in Fayetteville was a sign that things were turning around, I've got bad news for you. Things did not turn around. Not at all. We assess the state of the program after another poor showing by the Bulldogs.

Previewing Mississippi State and Auburn

October 27, 2023 00:45 - 1 hour - 59.4 MB

Can the Bulldogs win two SEC games in a row? They've got a great chance against Auburn. But with a vindictive coach and great home field advantage, could whore eagle cause problems?

Seven to Three

October 23, 2023 23:28 - 37 minutes - 33.9 MB

Per the record books, Mississippi State technically won a football against Arkansas in the year 2023. But did anyone truly win? We talk an incredible defensive effort and disgusting offensive performance that resulted in State's first SEC victory. Have the Bulldogs turned the season around?

Can Mississippi State Turn it Around Against Arkansas?

October 20, 2023 00:31 - 1 hour - 69.5 MB

Mississippi State comes off their bye and heads up to Fayetteville to take on the Hogs. Arkansas has been even more disappointing than the Bulldogs so far. Is this the game State turns things around? Who plays at QB, and how does that impact the game? We break it all down plus our weekly picks.

Evaluating Mississippi State for this season and the future

October 13, 2023 01:32 - 1 hour - 66.6 MB

We're at the halfway point of the 2023 season for Mississippi State football. With the Dawgs on a bye, we talk through what's gone wrong for them so far. Is there a path forward? Is a change inevitable at the end of the year? And if that's the case, what does the job look like? We don't shy away from discussing the big picture. Plus our weekly picks.

Problems continue for Mississippi State against Western Michigan

October 10, 2023 03:58 - 48 minutes - 45.2 MB

Mississippi State beat Western Michigan. Mississippi State didn't blow out Western Michigan. That's not a great sign, and it was ultimately more of what we've come to expect from the Bulldogs. While the offense is at least figuring some things out, the defense is still horrible. Why is State in this position? Is Mike Wright the answer at QB? Who's to blame for the defense? What happens if this continues? We discuss it all on today's Maroon Mic.