Mississippi State, Tulane to meet in basketball on Dec. 6


Mississippi State and Tulane finalized a two-game basketball deal, beginning this year as the two teams meet in a game in New Orleans on Dec. 6.

The announcement comes a month after Mississippi State announced it will play Florida State and Oregon State this season in basketball,

This will mark the 93rd meeting between the two schools, with MSU holding a 54-38 advantage. The Bulldogs and Green Wave last met in the Nokia Sugar Bowl Classic on Dec. 27, 2003, with Mississippi State claiming a 72-50 victory.

Del Vescovo takes first at AAU nationals in pole vault: St. Patrick High School senior Anthony Del Vescovo took first place in the pole vault at the AAU Club Nationals Track and Field Meet at Orlando, Fla, this past weekend.

He vaulted 15 feet, 7 inches, to take first place and he set a national club meet record.

He was named an AAU All-American.

Colleges interested in Del Vescovo are Mississippi State, South Alabama, Alabama, Missouri, Ole Miss, Louisville and MIT.

Gautier's Quave brothers up for Lombardi Award: Louisiana-Lafayette offensive linemen Daniel Quave and Mykhael Quave -- both who prepped at Gautier High -- are on the Lombardi Award watch list. The Lombardi Award is presented annually to the top offensive lineman, defensive lineman or linebacker in college football.

Also on the list are Mississippi State defensive lineman Chris Jones and junior linebacker Benardrick McKinney, Ole Miss sophomore defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche and LSU senior left tackle La'el Collins.

Daniel Quave, a 6-foot-3, 324-pound senior, earned second-team All-Sun Belt Conference honors in 2013 after starting all 13 games at right guard for the Ragin' Cajuns and extending his streak to 39 consecutive starts.

Mykhael Quave, a 6-5, 295-pound junior, started all 13 games last season at left tackle and finished second on the team with 30 knock down blocks. He extended his consecutive starting streak to 26 after starting all 13 games in 2012 at left guard.

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