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)
A team-first approach made a huge difference for the Lafayette Lady Commodores in their first week of postseason play in the region tournament and again this past Monday in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs.
Lafayette defeated Itawamba AHS Monday to advance to the North Half tournament so it wasn’t shocking to see LHS continue that approach Thursday in a matchup with Kosciusko at Pontotoc High. Five Lady Commodores scored in double figures for coach Amy Sutton’s team and the end result was a 84-53 thrashing and a rematch of last year’s 4A North Half title game against New Albany tonight. (February 18, 2011, Page 6A)
An opportunity to gain a measure of revenge as well as improve their position in the Southeastern Conference Western Division standings is what the Ole Miss Rebels can gain from a win over Mississippi State. The two teams meet for the final time in the regular season at Humphrey Coliseum Saturday afternoon and both looking to gain ground on each other in the race to be the No. 2 seed in next month’s SEC Tournament.
Ole Miss (17-9 overall, 5-6 SEC) lost 69-64 to MSU in the second game of the season in Oxford. Since that loss, the Rebels have been slowly improving on the interior offensively and may be in a better position to deal with the Bulldogs (13-12, 5-6), who have lost two straight entering the contest. (February 18, 2011, Page 6A)
If the Oxford Chargers and Lady Chargers are going to make it to the “Big House” later this month, then they will both have to knock off two of the best teams in the state tonight in Class 5A North Half play. (more…) (February 18, 2011, Page 7A)