MSU women getting respect around nation

Staff Writer

People that haven't attended a women's basketball game at Mississippi State for a while are surprised with what's taking place there right now.
Sue Kennedy, a former official in the Southeastern Conference and now someone who evaluates officials, attended Sunday's game between the Bulldogs and the South Carolina Gamecocks.
She saw the record-breaking crowd of 10,626, was impressed and told MSU coach Vic Schaefer about it prior to the game.
Kennedy was the supervisor of officials for the Southland Conference when Schaefer was coaching at Sam Houston State and he was glad to visit with her again.
"Sue is one of the all-time greatest and has been in the league since Pat Summitt's days," Schaefer said. "She was here evaluating on Sunday. She came down before the game and hugged me. I hadn't seen her in so long. She said, 'Wow. I never would have believed this would be going on in Starkville, Mississippi, at Mississippi State.' She said, 'What a tremendous atmosphere and tremendous job,' and was so proud to see the change."
For more on the Bulldogs, see the stories by Starkville Daily News sports editor Danny P. Smith in Thursday's edition.