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Mississippi State AD Denies Reports Of Upcoming Series Between Bulldogs And Baylor

Yesterday, buzz of a possible upcoming Baylor-Mississippi State non-conference series began emerging. In an interview with Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman, Baylor head coach Art Briles seemed to let word slip that the future match-up with the Bulldogs was a done deal. 

“We’re playing Duke in ’16 or ’17 or something, they are a Power-5. ” Briles said. “You know, we’re playing, I think Mississippi State up in ’20, ’21. But you gotta understand, these schedules are made in 2008, 2009; we’re making schedules that we are playing now.”

Next came a report from 247Sports' Baylor affiliate, which appeared to clarify Briles' comments. It quoted Bears AD Ian McCaw saying that the two sides had some discussions about playing, but had not set anything in stone.

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Then came a plot twist. Despite the chatter out of Waco, Mississippi State AD Scott Stricklin vehemently denied any speculation that the two schools would be playing each other.

">@loganlowery No

— Scott Stricklin (@stricklinMSU) April 28, 2015

">@PJ247Sports I seriously have no idea where that came from … News to me.

— Scott Stricklin (@stricklinMSU) April 28, 2015

So as of this morning, this is where a possible MSU-Baylor series stands. If the two programs do indeed face off, it could be a fun Big 12-SEC duel, and would help alleviate Baylor's reputation for scheduling lightly.