I'm not sure if this is a permanent thing, but for today, MSU News and Notes are back. I thought about writing a game recap for last night's 13-5 win over Austin Peay, but then there were one or two more links that I wanted to share, so I decided that notes would work. So! Here goes, folks.
- After another lackluster start from a starting pitcher, MSU was able to use a late offensive outburst to pull away from Austin Peay, beating the Governors 13-5 last night in a non-conference matchup at The Dude. MSU started Will Cox, who they hoped might pitch well and earn a spot in the weekend rotation, but that was not the case, as Cox struggled to retire Governors, and ended up only lasting an inning and a third. It's safe to say that this pitching staff, so far this year, has not lived up to expectations that were placed upon them at the beginning of the year. Where those expectations slightly unreasonable? Possibly, but there is undoubtedly a good deal of talent on this staff, they just have to figure out how to get it together. And soon, please, Arkansas looms this weekend.
- MSU announced yesterday that the annual "away from home" home game would take place in Tupelo next year instead of Jackson, as has been the case in recent years. State will travel to the BancorpSouth Arena just an hour up the road to take on Southeastern Louisiana on December 13th at the recently renovated downtown arena. Expect tbradenbishop to talk about this matchup quite a bit from now until December.
- Though the baseball team was able to pull out a somewhat close matchup, the softball team was unable to do the same yesterday, as the girls fell 2-1 to UAB in Birmingham. State fell to 20-10 on the season, while UAB improved to 19-7.
- Sixpackspeak user Xenomorph was able to take quite a few pictures at the under-renovation Davis Wade Stadium, and it shows really well where construction currently stands. Things seem to be coming along nicely in the north endzone, while it seems that there is quite a bit left to do in the west side concourse before September. It is going to look completely different (and 100% better) on that west side next fall.
- I don't know if you are a soccer head or not, but if you are, it appears that last night's 0-0 draw with Mexico in Mexico City was quite a feat. USA USA USA.
- In case you haven't heard us squawking about it, there's a cool new app called Fancred, and it's all the rage in discussing sports on your iPhone. Oh, and did we mention that their creator and CEO is an MSU alumn? Check out this Q&A; that the Reflector did with Hossein Razzaghi. The man is a Starkville native AND his middle name is Kash. I shouldn't have to tell you anymore for you to know that he is legit. And and go make sure you check out Fancred in the App Store on your iPhone (and soon, your Android device).
- IPADS FOR EVERYONE! No but seriously, if you are a football player, here's an iPad. At least that's what new WR coach Billy Gonzales says the players are getting. This is a good idea, as most schools and/or programs are starting to go to this. COMING SOON TO EBAY: some of those ipads, probably.
- Oh nothing, just MSU pitcher Ross Mitchell singing the national anthem. It's pretty! (it's not)
- Marshall Henderson waves at fans but with only two fingers.
That's it for today's news and notes. Here's your bonus music video, and it ain't even Friday!