It’s tough to think that the basketball season for the Ole Miss Rebels is over just three games into the Southeastern Conference slate, but that’s what an 0-3 start can do to even the most positive perspectives. (more…) (January 17, 2011, Page 6)
A three-day break due to last week’s heavy snowstorm ended up being a huge help to the Lafayette Lady Commodores on Friday night against Senatobia. LHS broke a two-game losing streak in District 2-4A play by downing the Lady Warriors 71-38 in the LHS gym. The win improved the Lady Commodores to 14-3 overall and 4-2 in the district.
Lafayette’s boys weren’t as fortunate as the girls, losting to Senatobia 49-40 in the nightcap. (January 17, 2011, Page 8)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — Here is a closer look at today’s matchup between the Ole Miss Rebels and No. 24 Georgia Bulldogs at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum. (more…) (January 15, 2011)
A late surge by Mississippi State coupled with the inability to make shots at the most critical stages of the game cost the Ole Miss Rebels dearly in their Southeastern Conference home opener Thursday night. (more…) (January 14, 2011, Page 6A)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — Here live at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum getting ready for tonight’s SEC matchup between the Ole Miss Rebels and Mississippi State Bulldogs. (more…) (January 13, 2011)
A change of heart is a common thing for high school players to deal with during the recruiting process leading up to National Signing Day on Feb. 2, but for Philadelphia linebacker C.J. Johnson (6-foot-3, 243-pounds, 4.63 seconds in the 40-yard dash), a recent de-commitment opened the flood gates to some new possibilities and opportunities for schools to sign him.
Johnson broke away from his verbal pledge to Mississippi State for the time being to re-evaluate where he might want to go to school. Although Johnson had been committed to play for the Bulldogs and coach Dan Mullen since the fall of his junior season, the loss of MSU assistant coaches Mark Hudspeth and Manny Diaz in the matter of month made him start to feel like Starkville may not be the best place to go. (January 13, 2011, Page 6)
Ole Miss and Mississippi State may not be undefeated or ranked heading into tonight’s Southeastern Conference game at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum, but the outcome for both teams means just as much as any the two have played for in recent years.
Both the Rebels and Bulldogs are 0-1 in SEC play heading into tonight’s 8 p.m. game that can be seen on ESPN2. Neither team can afford too many losses to SEC West teams this season with the RPI being so low for all those teams on that side of the conference. For the Bulldogs, who have an RPI in the 200s, a setback tonight would make them 8-8 overall, while the Rebels are 12-4 and have an RPI in the mid 60s.
Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy said it’s important to get off to a good start at home in the SEC and build momentum for Saturday’s matchup with No. 23 Georgia. (January 13, 2011, Page 6)
Houston Nutt’s desire to improve the Ole Miss offense and develop the Rebels’ quarterbacks all at the same time become clearer Monday with the hiring of a coach he is very familiar with. (more…) (January 11, 2011, Page 6)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — Ole Miss football coach Houston Nutt is turning to a familiar coach to help lead the Rebel offense and quarterbacks in the coming seasons. (more…) (January 10, 2011)