The Weekend That Was – Mississippi State Sports


It was another beautiful weekend across the state of Mississippi and the Southeast and as always, it was another week and weekend jam packed full of Mississippi State sports news.  Let’s get you caught up on what all took place.

MSU Baseball scrimmage was a success:

The Baseball Bulldogs held their second intrasquad scrimmage of 2015 and exploded for twelve runs as the Gray team defeated the Maroon team 8-4.

The Diamond Dawgs will continue to work out and move pieces around as they get ready for their season opener against Cincinnati on February 13th.

Bulldogs drop a tough one to Georgia in men’s hoops, 72-66:

Roquez Johnson had a stellar night this past Saturday for Mississippi State (9-10,2-4) as he dropped in 25-points and hauled in 12-rebounds, but it wasn’t enough as Georgia (13-5,4-2) rallied for the win in Starkville.

Per, MSU coach Rick Ray had high praise for those other Bulldogs from the peach state.  “Georgia is probably the second best team in the league,” MSU coach Rick Ray said. “They are the most physical team in the league. This game boiled down to two things – our inability to finish at the rim and the fact that we didn’t carry out some defensive assignments.”

The Bulldogs travel to Oxford this Wednesday for a date with Ole Miss, then return home this weekend to take on the LSU Tigers.

Lady Hoopsters look to continue momentum:

Vic Schaefer’s No. 18 ranked Lady Bulldogs have a huge week this week as they head on the road to take on the Auburn Tigers tonight.  The Bulldogs find themselves in unfamiliar territory now being the hunted so it will be interesting to see how they respond after last week’s big win on the road at Ole Miss.

The Lady Dogs return back to the Hump this Thursday to take on the Vanderbilt Commodores.  Tonight’s game is an 8 tip with Brenda VanLengen and Debbie Antonelli on the call for the SEC Network.

Bulldogs closing in on Signing Day:

We are now less than two weeks away from National Signing Day in college football and Mississippi State had another big weekend this past weekend with several committed players on campus.

The Bulldogs currently rank 19-per and 16-per as they have 27-committed players.

The Bulldogs have their final big weekend coming up as several notable players will head to Starkville – as this list is headlined by Bassfield, MS standout Jamal Peters.

Bulldogs play it up in the Senior Bowl:

The North took care of the South squad by the tune of 34-13, this past Saturday in the 2015 Senior Bowl and for four Bulldogs, it was more about the week than the game.  Dillion Day, Blaine Clausell, Preston Smith and Kaleb Eulls spent the week in Mobile, AL working out, practicing and doing everything they could to raise their draft stock in hopes of landing on an NFL team come late April.

Smith – the most notable Bulldog his being projected as a second or third round selection, while the other three Bulldogs will continue to work to jockey for positioning in the NFL.

With the NFL Combine and Senior Day workouts coming, there’s still lot’s of time left for these Bulldogs to impress NFL clubs.