Thursday, Jan. 7
Women's college basketball, Vanderbilt at Mississippi State (8 p.m., Starkville, CSS): The Lady Bulldogs (10-4) play their SEC home opener.
Friday, Jan. 8
College basketball, Southwestern at Millsaps (6 p.m., women, and 8 p.m., men): Millsaps plays host to a SCAC doubleheader.
Saturday, Jan. 9
Men's college basketball, Mississippi State at Ole Miss (12:30 p.m., Oxford, Ch. 12, 105.9 FM, 97.3 FM): Who thinks it's a good idea for archrivals to meet in the first SEC game of the season? Nobody.
Memphis at Southern Miss (7 p.m., CSS, 103.3 FM): The Tigers might not be MEMPHIS anymore, but they have more than enough for the Eagles.
Jackson State at Alcorn State (7:30 p.m., Lorman, 620 AM): The Tigers invade the Scalping Grounds.
NFL football, wild-card playoffs, with the New York Jets at Cincinnati (3:30 p.m., Ch. 3).
Sunday, Jan. 10
Women's college basketball, Tennessee at Mississippi State (1 p.m., Starkville, Ch. 12-digital): The Lady Bulldogs are still looking for their first victoryeveragainst the Lady Vols. ... NFL football, wild-card playoffs, Baltimore at New England (noon, Ch. 12)
Green Bay at Arizona (3:30 p.m., Ch. 40): The Packers and Cardinals meet again.
Monday, Jan. 11
Men's college basketball, Dallas at Millsaps (7 p.m., Jackson): Will purple reign at The Hangar?
Tuesday, Jan. 12
Men's college basketball, Louisiana College at Mississippi College (7:30 p.m., Clinton): Baptists do battle beneath the Golden Dome.
Wednesday, Jan. 13
Men's college basketball, Ole Miss at Georgia (7 p.m., Athens, Ga., Ch. 12, 97.3 FM): Athens is a tough place to play. Like every place in the SEC.
The Slate is compiled by your friendly Doctor S.
Queen, Indeed, the Cowcissies made me sick the last two weeks, but I'm hoping the Minnesota Vikings will cure my ailment this weekend.
I'm hearing Tiger Woods is in Hattiesburg right now getting treated for his addiction. I wish him the best and know as a man he has a hard journey to travel considering those sex dealers, peddlers and throwers are everywhere, and that has always been the case. When will we finally become a civilized country and start going after the dealers instead of just the users.
Oh yeah, the Saints are getting ready to do that job very shortly. I'm worried because of all those points Arizona scored last week in beating Green Bay, Warner has a quick release (although he runs slower than molasses thru a needle-head), and I don't know that the Saints have a pass rush sufficient enough to stop the train coming their way. Anyway, I'll be looking and hoping for a victory on the Saints' behalf. We only need one team down this way to win. I personally need the team the next state over in Texas to lose. If the Houston Texans ain't in it, I want the rest of Texas out of the hunt. Damn the Cowboys and Dallas too.