Mississippi Sports Watch

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi State's Jarvis Varnado is in no hurry to decide whether he should test the NBA waters. His father, Winston Varnado, says his son signed an NCAA memo earlier in the week that basically said he knows what's associated with the decision. It enables him to seek an NBA advisory committee's advice on his draft stock. But that doesn't mean the 6-foot-9 center has declared for the draft or will. Varnado, who still has a year of eligibility remaining, has until April 26th to make his decision.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen threw out the first pitch prior to yesterday's baseball game against Auburn. His appearance in front of fans is another bit of promotion for Super Bulldog Weekend, which will take place April 17th-19th and include a baseball series and the spring football game. Mullen has spoken in front of about 20 different campus groups in recent weeks promoting the event.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- The MHSAA State Powerlifting Championships was held on Saturday at the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson. Madison Central High School won its seventh state championship and had five individual champions. There are a dozen weight classifications. The competition is open to both boys and girls.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) -- Ole Miss held a football scrimmage on Saturday and Dexter McCluster, one of the Rebels' most explosive playmakers, didn't play. McCluster sat out because of a slightly sprained ankle. He's expected to return to practice today. While coach Houston Nutt was disappointed with the offense, he had mostly good things to say about the defense.


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