Vic Schaefer's Mississippi State Bulldogs lost four starters from last season's SEC championship team.
They lost their leading scorer, first-team All-American Victoria Vivians. They lost 90 percent of their 3-point shooting. Seven weeks ago, they lost their best 3-point shooter this season, Chloe Bibby.
In 1861 Mississippi seceded from the United States, and, amazingly, some folks still argue about why.
There should be no argument. Mississippi stated the reason in its regrettable declaration of secession:
Tired of getting one bid annually to the NCAA Basketball Tournament – and believing it deserved more – Conference USA is trying something bold and different this season.
It almost surely won't work. It will probably cost the schools more money. But at least they are trying something.
From the back of the bar, a voice bellowed: “Take the three, Sean Payton, don't be stupid, take the three!”
Mississippi golf now has a hall of fame. Seeing as how Mississippians have played the sport for at least a century and 11 years, the Mississippi Golf Hall of Fame can be considered overdue.
When you get to the quarterfinals of the NFL playoffs – as the New Orleans Saints had this past weekend – there are no easy outs.
NFL MVP, who you got?
You ask me it comes down to New Orleans Saint Drew Brees, who will turn 40 next month, and 23-year-old marvel Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs. (Keep in mind, because of early holiday deadlines, this is written before the last weekend of the season.)
So, this question was posed to me on Twitter: “As much as State and Ole Miss have had talent over the years, how did they both miss on Brett Favre, Steve McNair, Walter Payton and Jerry Rice? Some of the NFL's greatest athletes and record holders, all from Mississippi, but none went to the state's two biggest universities.