The Lauderdale County chapter of the Mississippi State Alumni Association received a visit from a special bulldog and a special trophy Tuesday.
MSU Athletic Director Scott Stricklin met with local alumni at Mughsots in Meridian this evening. Stricklin took the evening to meet with visitors and talk with them about what's going on in the world of Bulldog athletics.
The Athletic Director brought the Egg Bowl trophy with him so fans could see it and take pictures.
Stricklin said Meridian is important to the University because of its Meridian campus and the large number of alumni in the area. He said 10 of the university's 16 sports made post-season play last year, and that the dogs are moving in that direction again.
"We have a lot of sports that are heading in that direction again," said Stricklin. "Men's Tennis is ranked in the top 20. Our Softball team is trying to go to its third-straight NCAA regional. Our Women's Golf team's ranked in the top 25. Baseball's leading the SEC, ranked in the top 10. You know, our goal is to get every team in the postseason each and every year and do it on a consistent basis. And when you do that, you have magical things happen like happened with baseball last year when you put yourself in a position to win a championship."
Stricklin said his next stop is a visit with MSU Alumni in Tyler, Texas.