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Tuesday Evening Bulldog Football Notebook

With a still-fresh ranking, bowl eligibility assured, and opportunity for a winning season upcoming, all would seem well with Mississippi State this week. No, it can never be that easy. A couple of SEC side-issues have managed to keep Bulldog Country roiled: confirmation that MSU faces fines for cowbells at games this year, and suspension of a player for an unpenalized hit last Saturday.

Athletic director Scott Stricklin has confirmed to media that he has been informed by the SEC Office that the new-for-2010 league policy instituting fines for ‘artificial noisemakers' used by fans at conference games is being applied. Mississippi State has been fined for cowbells being used outside prescribed circumstances during the two conference games at Scott Field. How much these fines are... Recommended Stories

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