LSUGrad9295: Although Miss. State's mascot is a Bulldog... they've been referred to as Aggies since 1905, as indicated by the following quote from hailstate.com, the official MSU team site:
As with most universities, State teams answered to different nicknames through the years. The first squads representing Mississippi A&M College were proud to be called Aggies, and when the school officially became Mississippi State College in 1932 the nickname Maroons, for State's uniform color, gained prominence. Bulldogs became the official title for State teams in 1961, not long after State College was granted university status. Yet references to school teams and athletes as Bulldogs actually go back to early in the century, and this nickname was used almost interchangably with both Aggies and Maroons, since at least 1905.
Hence, my joke (How do Aggies practice safe sex? Answer being, By getting rid of the animals that kick) is valid, albeit, more understood by long-term fans (i.e, old). :)
However, to clarify, I've edited the original post to read, "MSU Students."
This post was edited on 10/3 at 5:55 pm