On Tap: Baseball Regionals, SEC Meetings

It promises to be a busy week as we exit May and enter June. Between Parrish Alford and myself, we’ll have you covered on the two biggest happenings.

• Mississippi State’s baseball team finds out today whether it’s earned an NCAA Regional bid. All signs point to that happening. In its final projections, SEBasball.com has MSU (34-23) going to Houston as a No. 3 seed, along with Rice, Manhattan and Oklahoma State.

The host sites were announced yesterday, and no telling where the Bulldogs will actually end up. There was the thought that Southern Miss would get to host and that MSU would land there, but the Golden Eagles kind of sputtered to the finish line.

The entire 64-team field will be announced starting at 11:30 a.m. on ESPN. The Bulldogs will gather in their locker room to watch the show, and then us media types will get a chance to talk to coaches and players about their postseason fate. If they’re selected, the Bulldogs will hold a practice today that matches the projected start time of an opening-round game (if possible).

If you can’t watch the selection show, just follow me on Twitter for updates.

Quick RPI update: BoydsWorld.com has MSU at No. 30.

• The SEC’s coaches, athletic directors and school presidents have their annual meetings in Destin, Fla., this week, and my man Parrish will be on the scene. One big issue on the table is oversigning, and you can bet that the cowbell issue will also be addressed. Hopefully we’ll learn at least two things this week on that front: How much MSU has been fined for violating the noisemaker policy that was established at last year’s meetings, and whether the rule will be modified or kept as is.

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