STARKVILLE – Mississippi State basketball’s “Dawg Talk” radio show starts back this week, beginning with Nikki McCray-Penson on Wednesday, Jan. 6, from 7-8 p.m. Ben Howland makes his first appearance next Monday, Jan. 11, during the same time slot.

Fans can also tune every Monday from 12-1 p.m. as the show will be streamed on Facebook Live presented by CSpire. The show can be heard on the affiliates of the MSU Sports Radio Network presented by Learfield IMG College. It also is available online courtesy of and the TuneIn app.

Due to COVID-19, fans will not be able to attend in person but can tune in to the program hosted by the “Voice of the Bulldogs” Jason Crowder and Neil Price on Monday nights.

The two coaches will split the shows, which will run from 7-8 p.m. each week throughout the entire season. Howland is scheduled to appear on Jan. 11, Jan. 18, Feb. 8, Feb. 22 and March 8, while McCray-Penson is slated for Jan. 6, Jan. 25, Feb. 3, Feb. 15 and March 1.

Visit for the latest news and information on the men’s and women’s basketball programs. Fans also can follow the program on its social media outlets by searching ‘HailStateMBK’ and ‘HailStateWBK’ on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

‘Dawg Talk’ with Ben Howland
Day, Date                               Time
Monday, Jan. 11                   7-8 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 18                  7-8 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 8                    7-8 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 22                  7-8 p.m.
Monday, March 8                 7-8 p.m.

‘Dawg Talk’ with Nikki McCray-Penson
Day, Date                               Time
Wednesday, Jan. 6              7-8 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 25                  7-8 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 3             7-8 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 15                 7-8 p.m.
Monday, March 1                7-8 p.m.