Homecoming Weekend – Plenty to See from all 3 Sports

Mar 13, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs guard Fred Thomas (1) shoots against the South Carolina Gamecocks during the first round of the SEC tournament at Bridgestone Arena. The Bulldogs beat the Gamecocks 70-59. Mandatory Credit: Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports

Maroon Madness will be held this evening (Friday) at 6:00 in the Junction. Free pizza, free t-shirts, etc. will be had if you just come out and enjoy the festivities which include a dunk contest and plenty of entertainment for the whole family (bouncers, FMB, cheerleaders, etc.) It features the men’s and women’s teams.

This year’s team has already taken a couple of lumps with Jalen Steele and Wendell Lewis’ dismissal. That leaves Roquez Johnson as the only player left from the Rick Stansbury era.

Despite those losses this should be a better year for the Bulldogs. Jacoby Davis and Andre Applewhite will return to the court after missing their true freshman season due to ACL injuries, and the highly-touted I.J. Ready is poised to become the new starting point guard.

MSU basketball isn’t back, in fact, far from it. But hopefully they can improve from the 10-22 complete rebuild the program was under last season. The first exhibition game will be November 3rd at the Hump, and the first game will be Friday, November 7th vs. Prairie View A&M (Alabama weekend).

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The Diamond Dawgs will take the field for fall practice this weekend. All of the following scrimmages are open to the public for free.

  1. Friday, 4:30
  2. Saturday, 1:00
  3. Sunday, noon

There is plenty of excitement for this baseball program, not only because of the magical run last spring but also what figures to be another excellent team this year. State will look to replace Hunter Renfroe, Adam Frazier and a veteran duo of catchers as well as key senior pitchers Kendall Graveman, Luis Pollorena and Chad Girado, but they also bring in a recruiting class which was ranked 2nd nationally.

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And, of course, the Homecoming football game will be against Bowling Green Saturday at 6:00.

 

Topics: Mississippi State, Mississippi State Baseball, Mississippi State Basketball, Mississippi State Football, Rick Ray

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