Good morning, Stark Vegas! Welcome to Thanksgiving Week. We’re just a few days away from the day where everyone eats a ton of food, then for the next few days after that, eats the leftovers. State’s teams had mixed results yesterday, so let’s dive right in.
WBB crushes Coppin State 110-38
Seven Bulldogs scored in double digits as they destroyed the Eagles of Coppin State by 72. Teaira McCowan had 23 points, 6 rebounds and 5 blocks as MSU improves to 4-0. Vic Schaefer’s squad faces Furman on Wednesday, tip-off at 2 p.m.
They also raised the 2018 Final Four banner, which was pretty cool.
Volleydawgs fall to Texas A&M
A bad season just keeps getting worse. On senior day, State volleyball fell 3-1 to the Aggies. On a positive note, they’ve played six matches since winning a single set. They play at Auburn and Georgia to round out the 2018-19 season.
MBB takes on Arizona State
The only team playing tomorrow is men’s basketball, and it’s a big one. Not in the sense that it’s a top-10 game, but it’s State’s first real test of the season. It’s at 10 p.m. on ESPNU and it’s in Las Vegas, Nevada. Both teams are undefeated and while Mississippi State is ranked No. 17, Arizona State is unranked.
You hear that? Time for the national stuff.
Les Miles to Kansas is official
Things are really looking up for Kansas football. Former LSU head coach and 2007 national champion Les Miles will be taking over as head coach of Kansas University’s football team. From one of the worst FBS teams to a glimmer of hope, most fans are going to be watching the Jayhawks even before basketball season starts. That’s probably the best first step Kansas needs to take if it wants to become any sort of contender.
Alex Smith suffers gruesome injury
I’m not going to link the video, but one might say “A mediocre QB gets injured, why should I care?” Well, 33 years ago to the day was Joe Theismann’s leg injury. Theismann was in the crowd at FedEx Field and watched Smith go down.
I’m also a Redskins fan and may be more inclined to include this.
FCS playoff bracket revealed
If you follow an FCS team, yesterday was decision day. North Dakota State got the No. 1 seed (again), and the top side of the bracket is loaded. The biggest takeaway is that NDSU and James Madison won’t meet in Frisco, Texas, but will most likely meet in the quarterfinals (assuming JMU gets past Delaware and Colgate).
Enjoy your Monday! Power through the next few days and make it to Thanksgiving. Have a good day and Hail State!