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Dan Mullen hired by Miss. State

STARKVILLE, Miss., Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Mississippi State named 36-year-old Dan Mullen its new head football coach Thursday.

Mississippi State football coach resigns

STARKVILLE, Miss., Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Mississippi State football Coach Sylvester Croom resigned Saturday, one day after the Bulldogs ended their season with a 45-0 loss to Ole Miss.

Croom disciplines six football players

STARKVILLE, Miss., April 4 (UPI) -- Mississippi State football Coach Sylvester Croom said Tuesday that disciplinary action will be taken against six members of the 2006 Bulldog football team.

Mississippi State extends Croom's contract

STARKVILLE, Miss., Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Mississippi State Athletic Director Larry Templeton announced Thursday the school had extended the contract of Coach Sylvester Croom.

Mississippi State placed on probation

STARKVILLE, Miss., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Mississippi State, coming off its biggest football win in years, was placed on four years probation Wednesday by the NCAA.

COL FB: Miss. State 38, Florida 31

STARKVILLE, Miss., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Jerious Norwood rushed for 174 yards and two touchdowns Saturday as the Mississippi State Bulldogs upset the 19th-ranked Florida Gators, 38-31.

Miss. State's Conner out with knee injury

STARKVILLE, Miss., Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Mississippi State will be without sophomore quarterback Omarr Conner for at least three weeks.

COL FB: Auburn 43, Mississippi State 14

STARKVILLE, Miss., Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Jason Campbell threw three touchdown passes Saturday to help 19th-ranked Auburn (2-0, 1-0 SEC) rout Mississippi State, 43-14.

Evans makes history at Georgia

ATHENS, Ga., Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Damon Evans became the first black athletic director in Southeastern Conference history Friday

Croom Mississippi State football coach

STARKVILLE, Miss., Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Sylvester Croom became the first black head football coach in Southeastern Conference history Monday when he was hired by Mississippi State.

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Alabama names Mike Shula for Price

TUSCALOOSA, Ala., May 9 (UPI) -- As rumored, Miami Dolphins quarterback coach Mike Shula has been named the new head football coach at Alabama.

Mike Shula hired by Crimson Tide

TUSCALOOSA, Ala., May 8 (UPI) -- The University of Alabama announced Thursday night it had hired Mike Shula to help restore prestige to the school's storied but sullied football program.

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Sylvester Croom, Jr. (born September 25, 1954) was the former football head coach at Mississippi State University and current running backs coach of the St. Louis Rams. He was the first African American head football coach in the Southeastern Conference. His father, Sylvester Croom, Sr., was himself an All-American football player at Alabama A&M, later the team chaplain at the University of Alabama, and has been recognized posthumously by that school as one of the state's 40 pioneers of civil rights. On November 29, 2008, one day after his team was beaten 45-0 in the Egg Bowl to rivals Ole Miss, he announced his resignation as head coach of Mississippi State's football team.

Croom, a native of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, starred at Tuscaloosa High School as a linebacker and tight end. He then played those same positions before settling in at center for Paul "Bear" Bryant at the University of Alabama, where in 1974 he was a senior captain, earned the Jacobs Blocking Trophy, and like his father years earlier earned Kodak All-American honors. During his playing career there, Alabama garnered three SEC championships from 1972 to 1974 and a national title in 1973.

He played one season in the National Football League for the New Orleans Saints before returning to the University of Alabama to begin his coaching career.

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