Man, there's a tad bit of information to get to today, so let's get right to it!
- First off, we're now in day 2 of the new SBNation United. How are you liking/disliking it so far? I know it takes some getting used to, but I promise once you get the hang over everything you'll enjoy it 10x more than the old sites. Speaking of the United upgrades, here's two sites you'll probably want to bookmark - SBNation's College Football page, and SBNation's College Football Recruiting page. Both feature lots of good information from around the college football world, as well as the athletes that are soon to be coming into it. That's assuming you've already bookmarked our page as well, duh.
- Bill Connelley, SBNation's statistician and one of the few resident college football experts, took a roadtrip essentially though the entire SEC portion of the country last week/weekend, and wrote about his experiences yesterday. He and his buddy spent the first night of their journey in Starkville at the Hotel Chester, and were able to take in some of Starkville before they had to jet on to Tuscaloosa. Here's a quick excerpt from their trip's writeup:
Really, it doesn't take long for you to get to know the fun aspects of Starkville. It doesn't introduce itself in fine fashion -- the drive in from the highway to the city is less than spectacular. But the downtown is quaint, if not particularly impressive, and the campus is relatively spread out and, again, green. We stayed at the Historic Hotel Chester downtown, and upon the recommendation of our favorite old hotel manager, we went around the corner from the hotel to a place called Old Venice Pizza, where, as he put it, "the young people tend to go." It was closed at 10:05 p.m. on a Thursday, but it was connected to a bar next door, where we had a couple of local beers (the theme of the trip; now if only we remembered what any of them were called) and watched the fourth quarter of the positively hideous Boise State-BYU game. Last call was at 11:00, which was honestly a little jarring, but that's fine. We had plenty of reasons to get to bed.
- Did anyone else know that the burgundy room closed at 11 on a Thursday? Damn, that's a shame.
- A few quick points of interest and scheduling changes for the 2012-13 MSU men's basketball season:
First, the Jan. 30 Texas A&M will now tip at 8 p.m. instead of 7 p.m. and the game will be televised by CSS rather thanESPN3.— mstate M Basketball (@mstateMBK) September 25, 2012
In addition, the Jan. 3 game with New Orleans has been picked up by CSS. Right now, tip time is set for 7 p.m., but that could change.— Gregg G. Ellis (@msuhoopsgregg) September 25, 2012
- Remember those Snow Bowl commemorative jerseys we told you about a few months back? Well, State decided (thank goodness, cause we're bored) to unveil them in the bye week, well more specifically TODAY, at 11 a.m.. We have no clue what they'll look like for sure, but I'm going to go out on a limb and predict that they'll be WHITE.
Mississippi State has announced a Press Conference for tomorrow at 11am to unveil special uniforms for Texas A&M & the Egg Bowl. #HailState— Rhett Hobart (@RhettHobart) September 25, 2012
- Some more LSUFreek-ery, because it's football season and dangit we'll take all he wants to give us - Saban/Miles Gangam Style, Bob Stoops Final Desitation (OMG THIS). Freek also referred us to basically the best video we saw all day on the internet, which also featured two links below it which let us to the second and third best videos on the internet, for today. For fun, I'll also embed the first one here:
The Dark Meyer Rises (via anthem21x)
- Kyle Field, the home of our new SEC brethren the Texas A&M Aggies, is reportedly near the approval for it to undergo a $450 - yes you read that right - million dollar renovation, which would increase the capacity to within the range of 93,000 - 103,500. Yowzers.
- Bob Carskadon gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the intensive media training that Rick Ray puts his MSU men's basketball team through. Yeah, I'm sure Stans did that too /falls over laughing
- LaDarius Perkins was added to the Doak Walker Award Watch List yesterday. The award annually recognizes college football's best running back at the FBS level.
- The lady bulldog basketball TV schedule is set. The dogettes (?) will have four games on television this season.
That's it for today folks. Hope you have a great hump day!