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Byrne: Keep Push On For Record Ticket Sales

Byrne: Keep Push On For Record Ticket Sales

Greg Byrne is cheered by the obvious enthusiasm displayed in Bulldog Country these days, from folk seen wearing maroon-and-white garb to those who greet him with declarations of devotion. Which the athletic director gently turns in a more fundamental Dog-direction. "In the course of the conversation I'll ask, did you buy season tickets? Are you in the Bulldog Club?"

To the credit of Mississippi State's fan base the answer more often than in past years is yes, they do and are. Or even better, affirmatives to both. As of June 2009, membership in the Bulldog Club is "over 8,000" according to director Mike Richey, an all-time high. And here at the traditional priority deadline for ordering football season ducats, sales have surpassed 22,000…also an unprecedented...

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