Basketball

Mississippi State news, notes, and nonsense: The Bulldogs have a head coach

Photo: Aaron Cornia/Mississippi State Athletics

It feels good to have a head coach for the women’s basketball team again. After Vic Schaefer surprisingly left Mississippi State to lead the Texas Longhorns, the Bulldogs went over to Old Dominion and hired their head coach, Nikki McCray-Penson, who is now the Bulldogs’ head coach.

McCray-Penson hasn’t been a head coach for very long, but she’s already a proven winner.

The Mississippi State news release about the hire does a great job of explaining her credentials (she’s played in the SEC at a high level, she’s been an assistant coach in the SEC at a high level for a very long time, and immediately turned Old Dominion into a winner).

I’m on board with the hire.

I think John Cohen hired someone who will step into Starkville and continue elevating the Mississippi State women’s basketball program.

But it doesn’t really matter what I think, in all honesty. What does matter is whether or not McCray-Penson can win. And up to this point, she’s shown that she can win, and she can win a lot.

Here’s to watching McCray-Penson continue those winning ways in Starkville.

Good luck, coach. Whenever the world does return to normal, I think we’ll all be looking forward to seeing your team take the court in the Hump.

Let’s do some good

Parts of Mississippi were hammered by tornadoes on Easter Sunday. At least 11 people died, multiple people were injured, and houses were destroyed, according to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency.

We have an opportunity to do some good here. We’ve got a chance to help. Erin and Ben Napier (Ole Miss alumni, I believe) of HGTV’s “Home Town” and of Laurel, Mississippi have jumped in and are raising funds for those impacted by the storms.

Click here for more information on how to help.

How to help after Easter Sunday tornadoes in Mississippi

On Sunday, storms swept through Mississippi, bringing tornadoes and destruction to various parts of the state. According to a tweet from Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, there are 11 confirmed deaths from the storms in Mississippi as of Monday morning. MSEMA said that, as of Monday morning, 18 counties […]

Today’s tunes:

Let’s get a little weird today. But, really, this isn’t weird musically. Joshua Hedley is a phenomenally talented musician who, stylistically, is very much a throwback to classic country. He’s a bit of an oddball, but I’m here for it. Check out his work:

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