Blair Schaefer and Mitchell Storm will be heading to Birmingham, Ala., this weekend to represent Mississippi State at the Southeastern Conference's Men's and Women's Basketball Leadership Council meeting.
The councils consist of one male and one female representative from each of the Southeastern Conference's 14 member schools. Schaefer will be attending for the secondstraight year.
The weekend includes a conversation with Commissioner Greg Sankey and reviews of basketball-related NCAA and SEC items. The event also gives the participants the opportunity to speak with men's and women's basketball officials on the rules of the game and student-athlete/referee interaction.
Schaefer and the rest of the women's representatives will also get to discuss careers in professional sports and preparing for the WNBA with Renee Brown, the league's former Chief of Basketball Operations and Player Relations.
Storm and the other men's participants will hear from former ESPN lead basketball reporter Andy Katz on careers in broadcasting and personal and professional imaging and branding.
With the non-conference slate in the books, the Mississippi State soccer team now sets its sights on Southeastern Conference play.
The Bulldogs (6-0-1) will travel to Fayetteville, Ark., to take on the Arkansas Razorbacks (4-4-0) today with kickoff set for 7 p.m. at Razorback Field. The match will be streamed live on SEC Network+.
Last Sunday, State tied South Alabama 1-1. The Bulldogs battled back from a 1-0 deficit when Courtney Robicheaux scored the tying goal on a free kick in the 18th minute from just above the 18-yard box.
Brooke McKee currently leads the Bulldogs with eight points on the season (three goals, two assists), while MaKayla Waldner and A.K. Ward also tie McKee for the team lead with three goals apiece.
In goal, Catalina Perez has started all seven of MSU's contests, recording 17 saves and earning three shutouts.
Mississippi State (7-5) closes out the final weekend of non-conference play at the Newell-Grissom this weekend for the second home tournament of the season.
Today, the Bulldogs face Jackson State (1-10) at noon and North Texas (9-1) at 7 p.m. MSU closes out the Maroon Classic facing Southeastern Louisiana (1-9) at 11 a.m. Saturday.
“We're looking forward to being back home and playing at The Griss this weekend,” Bulldog third-year coach David McFatrich said. “We've stayed relatively healthy so far, and I sure hope that continues because we don't have a lot of depth. We need to improve our attacking efficiency. We've been working hard on that in practice, and it's getting better.”
It has been 15 years since MSU and North Texas last played one another. The Bulldogs lead the series 3-2. College Football SEC Schedule Saturday, Sept. 9 Miss. State 57, Louisiana Tech 21
Ole Miss 45, UT-Martin 23 Northern Colorado at Florida, ccd. hurricane
Kentucky 27, Eastern Kentucky 16 Alabama 41, Fresno State 10
TCU 28, Arkansas 7 Tennessee 42, Indiana State 7 Vanderbilt 42, Alabama A&M 0 Nicholls State at Texas A&M Clemson 14, Auburn 6
S. Carolina 31, Missouri 13 Georgia 20, Notre Dame 19
LSU 45, UT-Chattanooga 10
Saturday, Sept. 16 LSU at Miss. State, 6 p.m.
Ole Miss at California, 9:30 p.m. Louisiana at Texas A&M, 11 a.m. Tennessee at Florida, 2:30 p.m. Mercer at Auburn, 3 p.m. Purdue at Missouri, 3 p.m. Colorado State at Alabama, 6 p.m. Samford at Georgia, 6:30 p.m. Kansas State at Vanderbilt, 6:30 p.m. Kentucky at S. Carolina, 6:30 p.m.
AP Top 25
The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with firstplace votes in parentheses, records through Sept. 10.
1. Alabama (58)…(2-0)
2. Oklahoma (2)…(2-0)
3. Clemson (1)…(2-0)
4. Southern Cal…(2-0)
5. Penn State…(2-0)
8. Ohio State…(1-1)
9. Oklahoma State…(2-0)
11. Florida State…(0-1)
16. Virginia Tech…(2-0)
18. Kansas State…(2-0)
21. Washington State…(2-0)
22. South Florida…(2-0)
Others receiving votes: Utah 101, South Carolina 72, Colorado 66, West Virginia 63, Oregon 61, Maryland 42, Notre Dame 31, San Diego State 16, Houston 10, Boise St. 3, Texas Tech 2, Iowa 2, California 2, Vanderbilt 2, Michigan State 1.
Mississippi State 3, AP Top 25 Schedule
All Times EDT Today
No. 22 South Florida vs. Illinois, 7 p.m. Saturday
No. 1 Alabama vs. Colorado State, 7 p.m.
No. 2 Oklahoma vs. Tulane, 6 p.m. No. 3 Clemson at No. 14 Louisville, 8 p.m.
No. 4 Southern Cal vs. Texas, 8:30 p.m. No. 5 Penn State vs. Georgia State, 7:30 p.m.
No. 6 Washington vs. Fresno State, 9:30 p.m.
No. 7 Michigan vs. Air Force, Noon No. 8 Ohio State vs. Army, 4:30 p.m. No. 9 Oklahoma State at Pittsburgh, Noon
No. 10 Wisconsin at BYU, 3:30 p.m. No. 12 LSU at Mississippi State, 7 p.m. No. 13 Georgia vs. Samford, 7:30 p.m. No. 15 Auburn vs. Mercer, 4 p.m. No. 16 Virginia Tech at East Carolina, 3:30 p.m.
No. 18 Kansas State at Vanderbilt, 7:30 p.m.
No. 19 Stanford at San Diego State, 10:30 p.m.
No. 20 TCU vs. SMU, 3:30 p.m. No. 21 Washington State vs. Oregon State, 5:30 p.m.
No. 23 Tennessee at No. 24 Florida, 3:30 p.m.
No. 25 UCLA at Memphis, Noon
Amway Coaches Top 25
The Amway Top 25 football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses and records through Sept. 10.