Ole Miss men’s basketball coach Andy Kennedy spent more time talking about his team’s inability to play consistently this season and the future of the program with him leading it than he did about Saturday’s opponent, Alabama, on Thursday.
Kennedy’s weekly meeting with the media was filled with questions about why his team hasn’t been able to back up talk of improving on the court and how he keeps a team that is not in line to make the upcoming NCAA Tournament focused the final three regular season games. (February 25, 2011, Page 6A)
Senior leadership is something all three area high school baseball teams have in abundance heading into the 2011 season.
Lafayette, Oxford and Water Valley all return multiple position players from teams that were more than competitive on the diamond in 2010.
The Blue Devils advanced the farthest of any team from the area last year and with seven returners back from a team that won the Class 3A North Half title, successful results are expected again this year. (February 25, 2011, Page 7A)
There is a lot of reason to be excited about the upcoming high school softball season if you’re one of the three area coaches from Lafayette, Oxford and Water Valley.
The Lady Commodores, led by Cay Papagolos, return a bevy of talented players from a team that advanced to the Class 4A playoffs last season. In Oxford coach Lauren Hill’s case, a new field and several newcomers have given her program a brand new start at turning things around, while in Kendra Bensch’s case, Water Valley has the best player in the area in Ashley Phillips as well as a talented nucleus that includes four seniors and three juniors overall. The 2011 season begins this weekend for the three teams, with Oxford hosting the second annual Charger Classic at its new softball field on campus and at FNC Park. (February 25, 2011, Page 7A)
BLOG — Ole Miss men’s basketball coach Andy Kennedy spent a considerable portion of his weekly meeting with the media Thursday talking about the Rebels’ future and the job he has done coaching the Rebels heading into the final three regular season games. (more…) (February 24, 2011)
Ole Miss’ regular season has reached the final four games and coach Andy Kennedy is looking for his team to stay focused on the present rather than worrying about how the first 12 games of the Southeastern Conference season went. (February 22, 2011, Page 6)
Sophomore forward Renardo Sidney may not want to talk with the print media following Mississippi State’s games, but his aversion of discussing his skills in public is not lost on Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy or his Rebels. (more…) (February 21, 2011, Page 6)
Oxford’s planned run in the MHSAA’s Class 5A North Half tournament came to stop before it really got started Friday night at Jackson’s Lanier High School gym. After playing so well against Clarksdale in the opener of the 5A playoffs, the Lady Chargers were unable to duplicate that effort in a 69-57 setback to Callaway. (more…) (February 21, 2011, Page 6)
Oxford boy’s basketball coach Drew Tyler pointed out the positives of his Chargers and a season that saw them advance to the Class 5A North Half tournament at Indianola-Gentry. It was hard to be critical of much the Chargers have done the last two weeks of the season even after they lost 61-34 to Jackson’s Provine in the North Half semifinals Friday night. (more…) (February 21, 2011, Page 8)
BLOG — Ole Miss’ momentum heading into Saturday’s game against Mississippi State was short lived as the Bulldogs defeated the Rebels 71-58 at Humphrey Coliseum. (more…) (February 19, 2011)
COLUMN — Wednesday’s revelation that the 130-year old oak trees that serve as the centerpiece of yearly celebrations at Auburn started me think about where the rivalry between Ole Miss and Mississippi State is really at right now. (more…) (February 18, 2011)