Even though it’s mid-December, things have been quite busy on the MSU beat. There’s a full weekend of stuff to recap for you, so I’ll do that now.
• MSU scrimmaged yesterday, and the defense came away looking good.
• In my scrimmage notebook, the young guys talk about how these first few bowl practices have benefited them.
• Back on Saturday, they played the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Classic in Montgomery. Nine MSU commits played for Mississippi, including defensive end Chris Jones, who was named team MVP. He also recently was given a fifth star by 247Sports. Alabama won the game, 21-16.
• In case you missed it, I had a story in Sunday’s Journal about freshman linebacker Richie Brown.
• And finally, the basketball team – which is without injured center Wendell Lewis – lost at Loyola-Chicago on Saturday, 59-51. The Bulldogs (3-6) are back in action Saturday against Central Arkansas; the game will be played at Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson.