FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Mississippi State made more national news for its early season non-conference losses than most anything else over the first few months of the college basketball season.
After claiming a pair of victories during three tournament games to close out 2016, the 15-3, 2-1 Gentry High Rams have also opened the New Year with a win in the first of a trio of Region 3-4A contests played on their home court.
You are the New Orleans Saints. You have had three straight seasons with seven victories vs. nine defeats. You are under contract to pay your head coach, Sean Payton, $45 million over the next five seasons.
This old curmudgeon grew up in a time when there were the four major college football games: the Rose, the Sugar, the Cotton and the Orange Bowls. All were played on New Year’s Day.