Mississippi State football locker room at Davis Wade Stadium.

Sports and More Sports

Occasionally sporting events converge with the opportunity to spend time with family and I took full advantage over the last couple months.

Sports and Family

This past October, I made my way from Arkansas to Bowling Green, Kentucky for the Army West Point vs. Western Kentucky University football game. My nephew plays for Army, so it was a great time to see some family and friends who were also traveling in for the game.

Mississippi State Bulldogs taking the field to face the future National Champion Louisiana State University Tigers.
Mississippi State Bulldogs taking the field to face the future National Champion Louisiana State University Tigers.

It was then a quick dash south for an SEC football match-up between Mississippi State and the future champions Louisiana State. Before the game, my son arranged a unique behind the scenes tour of Davis Wade Stadium, including a walk-through of the locker room.

If you’re afraid to fail, then you’re probably going to fail.

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Army West Point taking the field to face Western Kentucky.
Army West Point taking the field to face Western Kentucky.

While in Starkville, I saw a sneak peak of SEC basketball at Mississippi State’s Maroon Madness season kick-off. The exhibition was complete with a dunking contest, player introductions and we even scored a free t-shirt.

Then it was back north to Murray, Kentucky. My daughter and I went to the Murray State vs. Tennessee Tech football game followed a couple days later with a basketball double-header. The Murray State women played Georgetown, Kentucky followed by the men taking on Martin Methodist.

The Murray State Racer Marching Band all wearing Halloween costumes for the October half-time show.
The Murray State Racer Marching Band all wearing Halloween costumes for the October half-time show.

In January, we made a quick trip to Nashville to experience a college football bowl game and support the Mississippi State Bulldogs facing Louisville at the Music City Bowl.

Mississippi State men's basketball locker room in Humphrey Coliseum.
Mississippi State men’s basketball locker room in Humphrey Coliseum.

Just a few days ago, we took in the Mississippi State versus Tennessee men’s basketball game. And once again, we were able get a behind the scenes tour. This time it was Humphrey Coliseum.

Mississippi State versus Tennessee in the Humphrey Coliseum in Starkville, Mississippi.
Mississippi State versus Tennessee in the Humphrey Coliseum in Starkville, Mississippi.

And now with University of Dayton Flyers solidly in the men’s basketball Top Ten, perhaps there is a March Madness game in my future.

Murray State and Martin Methodist basketball pre-game.
Murray State and Martin Methodist basketball pre-game.

RVing Revealed

Where am I headed? South! Gradually making my way to Marianna, Florida for a Habitat for Humanity build, followed by a collegiate challenge in Mobile, Alabama.

On the field at Mississippi State University's Davis Wade Stadium.
On the field at Mississippi State University’s Davis Wade Stadium.

About RVing Revealed: For those new here: I am retired and have spent the last year and a half living and traveling in my RV – and sharing my experiences with you. Here is more info on my background: Brad Saum