Mike Bianco jogged out of Ole Miss’ dugout Thursday afternoon, saw several television cameras in addition to the usual group of reporters and asked anyone within ear shot if the No. 16 Rebels were playing the New York Yankees.
This weekend the Rebels will host the consensus No. 1 Florida Gators.
Florida (23-2 overall, 5-1 Southeastern Conference) comes to the Magnolia State fresh off a 4-1 victory over No. 4 Florida State on Tuesday.
Through 25 games, the Gators lead the SEC in slugging percentage (.499), home runs (37, 12 more than second-place Kentucky) and fielding percentage (.982), and are fourth in ERA (2.81). (March 30, 2012, Page 8A)