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Good afternoon, Stark Vegas: Football picks up 3-star, WBB plays Little Rock

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There weren’t any games yesterday, but football picked up a commitment.

Mississippi State University Athletics

Good afternoon, Stark Vegas! There weren’t any games yesterday, but MSU still had some news-worthy events. Plus, women’s basketball has a game tonight, so there’s something to tune into!

Three-star running back Lee Witherspoon commits to State

Witherspoon, a record-breaking running back from Stevenson, Alabama, has decided to play for the Bulldogs next season. He has 2,846 yards on the ground and 53 touchdowns. He chose State over Virginia Tech, Louisville and others.

Football stays at No. 18 in CFB Rankings

No change in Mississippi State’s rankings this week. We’ll see what happens after conference championship weekend, though.

Jeffery Simmons wins Conerly Trophy

After being a key player in one of the best defenses in the country, defensive tackle Jeffery Simmons won the Conerly Trophy, which is awarded to the best football player in the state of Mississippi.

Women’s basketball faces Little Rock

The Trojans are 2-3, State is 6-0. It’s looking like it’ll be another easy win for Vic Schaefer’s team.

This week is slow in terms of games played, but things will pick up over the weekend. Let’s get into some of the national stuff.

Duke handles Indiana

Zion Williamson had 25 points and 6 rebounds in Duke’s 90-69 win over the Hoosiers. Romeo Langford had a game to forget, shooting 3-for-15 from the field. While Indiana beat Duke in the second half 40-37, the Blue Devils came out flying in the first half and put the game to bed early.

Louisville upsets Michigan State

Chris Mack has earned his first statement win as head coach of Louisville. An 82-78 win in overtime helped the Cardinals avoid a three-game losing streak, while the Spartans now have two losses on the year.

Penn State beats Virginia Tech 63-62

It was close, but Virginia Tech didn’t play well at all. Only four players scored for the Hokies, the lowest in any Division I game this year.

Redskins claim Reuben Foster

The same person who was cut by the 49ers due to a domestic violence charge has been picked up by the Washington Redskins. As a Redskins fan, I’m simply disappointed.

The wait continues for college football’s version of selection Sunday. It’ll be interesting to see where State ends up and who they play.

Have a good day and Hail State!