I don’t know about you, but when I see ‘Miss. State’ it annoys me. I’ve never liked it. Not when it was on our jerseys or in the endzone. Never.
I like how the athletic department has effectively gotten rid of it – if you’ll notice they always write out ‘Mississippi State’ or they may say MSU, but they never say or write ‘Miss. State’ anymore. Why? Because we need to distinguish ourselves from other schools, and let folks know that we are proud to be from MISSISSIPPI.
Ole Miss. Southern Miss. Why do we need to follow suit and go by Miss State? Let’s say the whole thing – it’s only seven more letters, three more syllables. It’s not that hard. I still see State fans referring to us as ‘Miss. State’, and it’s just a real pet peeve of mine.
How many times will ESPN fail to distinguish Mississippi State from Ole Miss? Probably infinity. Folks from outside the state can’t seem to get it through their head that we are two different schools. I blame Ole Miss and their confusing nick name, but let’s make it simple for them by being the school that says OUR STATE’s name in it’s full and proper fashion.
Let’s get rid of Miss. State. Bury it and move forward with being MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY.