Is it still Monday? I’ve been awake basically since Sunday morning – a fitful rest of the plane didn’t help much – so it feels like it should be Tuesday. But no, we know it’s Monday because Mississippi State’s women, seeded 11th, haven’t yet played No. 3 seed Ohio State in the second round of the NCAA tournament. That’s coming up at about 6 p.m. in Columbus, Ohio (ESPN2). Here’s the preview.
We’ll know when Tuesday’s here, because that’s when the MSU football team opens up spring practices under new coach Dan Mullen. We’ll have more on that in Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s papers. Remember, practices are open to the public, which Mullen sees as an advantage to his team. “For our players, you put 3,000 people out there on the hill watching practice, that’s going to increase the intensity of the team drills.”
Speaking of hoops, Jarvis Varnado is a finalist for the Howell Tropy, while Lady Bulldog Alexis Rack is a finalist for the Gillom Trophy. Winners to be announced March 30.
And the Bulldog baseball team, which is 13-9 after being swept at Georgia, has a pair of midweek games at South Alabama (Tuesday) and versus Memphis (Wednesday). Then it’s off to Fayetteville for a three-game set with Arkansas.