Thunder & Lightning: What Will 2020-21 Look Like For Mississippi State Athletics?

Mississippi State learned on Monday that Robert Woodard will indeed head on to the NBA, which means now we finally know the shape of all four major sports’ rosters. Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman discuss what all four teams might look like in the coming academic year. Thunder & Lightning · 8-4-20: What Will 2020-21 … Continue reading “Thunder & Lightning: What Will 2020-21 Look Like For Mississippi State Athletics?”

Mississippi State’s Robert Woodard Will Remain in the NBA Draft

It came down to the final hours, but Mississippi State’s sophomore Robert Woodard has made his decision. He will remain in the 2020 NBA Draft and forgo his final two years of eligbility, per Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. Mississippi State's Robert Woodard tells me that he's staying in the 2020 NBA Draft. Significant SEC … Continue reading “Mississippi State’s Robert Woodard Will Remain in the NBA Draft”

Thunder & Lightning: Decision Day Arrives For Mississippi State’s Robert Woodard

Mississippi State basketball will learn in the next 24 hours if their super sophomore forward Robert Woodard will be part of their lineup or move on to the NBA. Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman take a look at what Bulldog basketball will look like on both sides of that decision. Thunder & Lightning · 8-3-20: … Continue reading “Thunder & Lightning: Decision Day Arrives For Mississippi State’s Robert Woodard”

Thunder & Lightning: SEC Football is Finally Scheduled to Start

It’s been five long months without college sports, and it will be two more before it actually starts, but finally a date has been set for SEC football to return. Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman look at Thursday’s massive announcement by the conference as the road back to Davis Wade Stadium looks open. Thunder & … Continue reading “Thunder & Lightning: SEC Football is Finally Scheduled to Start”

Thunder & Lightning: The Annual T&L All-22 Rankings

It’s a summer tradition, and it’s finally here. Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman set up an early depth chart, then rank the Mississippi State starters by their own confidence in them. Who tops the chart, and who should Bulldog fans be concerned about in 2020? Thunder & Lightning · 7-30-20: The Annual T&L All-22 Rankings

T&L SEC Preview: P&C’s David Cloninger Breaks Down South Carolina

What will South Carolina bring to the table in 2020, a move back up the standings, or the kind of season that would lead to a coaching change in less uncertain times? Brian Hadad talks with longtime Gamecock beat writer David Cloninger of the Charleston Post and Courier about what to expect in Columbia. Photo … Continue reading “T&L SEC Preview: P&C’s David Cloninger Breaks Down South Carolina”

Thunder & Lightning: Mississippi State Basketball Lands a Big Transfer

Regardless of Robert Woodard’s upcoming decision in the NBA Draft, MIssissippi State basketball needs some players in the front court this season. Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman look at the newest addition to Ben Howland’s squad. Thunder & Lightning · 7-28-20: Mississippi State Basketball Lands a Big Transfer

T&L Opponent Preview: Brett Hudson of the Tuscaloosa News Looks At Alabama

Is the SEC set for another year of Alabama domination, or are there chinks in the crimson armor? Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman welcome their old friend Brett Hudson of the Tuscaloosa News to the show to get a look at the Tide. Photo courtesy of Mississippi State athletics Thunder & Lightning · T&L Opponent … Continue reading “T&L Opponent Preview: Brett Hudson of the Tuscaloosa News Looks At Alabama”

Mississippi State Basketball Adds Alabama Transfer Javian Davis

Mississippi State basketball hit the transfer market for a second time this offseason, and in doing so brought home a Magnolia State native, as Canton native Javian Davis announced his decision to head to Starkville after two seasons at Alabama. I’m headed to StarkVegas, I’m coming HOME🏚 HAILSTATE🐶 #BBM #LetsWork pic.twitter.com/LT8OtR31xq — Javian Davis (@jayxbbm) … Continue reading “Mississippi State Basketball Adds Alabama Transfer Javian Davis”

Thunder & Lightning: Can Mississippi State’s Tight Ends Be Productive in the Air Raid Offense?

It was almost a running joke the past few seasons, as Mississippi State would hype the tight end position in the summer only to ignore them almost all together come fall. This year, in a offense where the tight end position really doesn’t exist, how will those players figure in to Mike Leach’s plans? Brian … Continue reading “Thunder & Lightning: Can Mississippi State’s Tight Ends Be Productive in the Air Raid Offense?”

T&L Classic: Mississippi State Returns to the College World Series

Mississippi State has been to Omaha nine times, but no trip had more magic around it than the 2019 visit. Here’s the Thunder & Lightning recorded after the Super Regional clinching win over Stanford that saw one of the most improbable innings in Dudy Noble Field history. Thunder & Lightning · T&L Classic: Mississippi State … Continue reading “T&L Classic: Mississippi State Returns to the College World Series”