-- Mississippi State coach Rick Ray says the school has signed a contract to play Oregon State during the next two seasons.
Ray announced the series on Twitter Tuesday morning. He said the Bulldogs will travel to play Oregon State on Dec. 13 and the Beavers will make the return trip to Mississippi State in 2015.
Oregon State fired coach Craig Robinson on Monday.
Ray says the Bulldogs are trying to beef up their schedule now that they should have a full roster of 13 scholarship players. Mississippi State has struggled during Ray's first two seasons, as he tried to refill a depleted roster.
Mississippi State had a 14-19 record last season, including a 3-15 mark in the Southeastern Conference. Oregon State finished 16-16 with an 8-10 mark in the Pac-12.