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Carr returns to MSU

January 23, 2012

Mississippi State sophomore wide receiver Michael Carr is back in school after missing last part of the season. (Photo by Michael Wardlaw, SDN)

Mississippi State received a bit of good news last week when sophomore wide receiver Michael Carr returned to class for the spring semester.

Carr missed the last month of the regular season as well as the team’s victory over Wake Forest in the Music City Bowl for unspecified personal reason. During the season however, he had 11 catches for 164 yards and a touchdown in eight games.

The talented West Point native will be a welcome addition to the MSU roster as he is going through his conditioning program and is expected to be back with the team for spring practice.

Bulldogs hold strong
in men's hoops polls

Last week the Bulldogs went 1-1 in men's basketball after dropping a difficult decision to Ole Miss in the midweek and winning a thriller over the Vanderbilt Commodores on Saturday night in Nashville.

In doing so, Mississippi State remained ranked as the No. 18 team in The Associated Press poll while dropping a spot to No. 16 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches poll.

“Anytime you can win on the road it is special," MSU head coach Rick Stansbury said. "It's not easy to do. Do I want to win on the road or lose on the road with confidence? Win for sure. But like all games, it counts as one win. Don’t get too high, don’t get too low. It is a good accomplishment but it just counts as one win. We’ve got to just get ready for the next one. We've got a tough one on Wednesday night and another one on Saturday.”

This week, State will face LSU at home on Wednesday evening and returns to the road on Saturday against the Florida Gators.

Smith remains
away from team

Freshman point guard DeVille Smith remains away from the Bulldogs as he continues to suffer from dizziness and headaches.

“It’s something that I don’t know if they ever figured it out, for sure, what caused it,” Stansbury said. “So, we’ll just play it by ear and see where it goes from here.”

Smith will be away from the hardwood for the foreseeable future.

Jefferson makes 26
for 2012 football class

Over the weekend North Pike defensive end A.J. Jefferson visited the MSU campus on his official visit.

He enjoyed his time so much he decided Mississippi State is where he would like to play college football.
In doing so, he became the 26th commitment to the Bulldogs class of 2012.

“Mississippi State just feels like home to me,” said Jefferson. “It was the best place for me. I have known for a while that Mississippi State was where I wanted to be. It felt great to be able to tell Coach (Dan) Mullen that I am a Bulldog. My host on my official visit was Chris Holmes. He was a great host. He was so down to earth and a great guy. I can see me hanging out with him when I get up there. We will always be good friends.”

National Signing Day is fast approaching on Feb. 1 when high school athletes will officially sign with their school of choice for their college football.

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