Little details and getting them done right is something Ole Miss Program Director Chyna Ward-Poley loves to do well. For the last 10 years, she’s been making sure that women from around the state, region and nation have been enjoying the little details about college football through her Ladies Football Forum. (July 16, 2010, Page 6A)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — Ole Miss sophomore running back Rodney Scott was arrested and charged with disturbing the peace Thursday afternoon after being apparently being involved in an on-campus dispute with another student. (more…) (July 15, 2010)
Rating the most impressive, athletic football player in Mississippi isn’t always the easiest thing to do.
Some years there are a handful of players with very similar abilities, while other years it’s a split decision between two. While recruiting gurus often times have lengthy discussions on which player to put at the top of the list, it’s rare not to see those players hail from the public school system.
This year things are a little different on the recruiting front. Sure there is another great crop of talent at the skill positions to choose from, but for the first time in recent memory, one of the best athletes/players hails from an academy. (July 15, 2010, Page 6)
It’s been quite a busy summer for Itawamba AHS quarterback Maikhail Miller. A bevy of camps has fully engrossed the Fulton native’s time and while the things he has learned has helped him get ready for his senior season, it has also enabled him to impress college recruiters and figure out which school he would like to attend in the future.
His most recent camp activity was held in Oxford at the O-Zone Classic 7-on-7 tournament at FNC Park. For the 6-foot-3, 235-pound Miller, it was his first opportunity to throw with his Indian teammates as they prepare for the season opener on Aug. 20. (July 14, 2010, Page 9)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — In a little over a week, the unofficial start of football in the Southeastern Conference will get underway at the annual SEC Media Days, which is also known as Kickoff 2010. (more…) (July 13, 2010)
Some of the questions Oxford coach Johnny Hill had about certain positions on his team were answered over the summer with extensive work in 7-on-7 drills.
The culmination of a long, hard summer of work was on display Friday and Saturday in the inaugural O-Zone Classic held at FNC Park. While the Chargers were unable to capture the title, Hill saw a group of players show better effort and improvement under less than ideal conditions and demonstrate that his receivers and defensive backs, two areas that lost a number of starters from 2009, have the potential to be good this year. (July 12, 2010, Page 6)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — Oxford’s head football coach Johnny Hill was pleased with how the O-Zone Classic at FNC Park turned out for all 12 of the teams involved. He was also very thankful for the support shown by the local community on several fronts. (more…) (July 10, 2010)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — Impressive. That one word is the best one to describe how well Ole Miss senior associate athletic director Derek Horne performed in his recent interview with Florida A&M for the school’s vacant athletics director position. (more…) (July 10, 2010)
The start of the 2010 high school football season may still be a little more than a month away, but fans that have been in need of some passing, catching and running from players can get their fix this weekend at FNC Park.
Oxford will serve as the host school for a 12-team 7-on-7 tournament held Friday and Saturday at FNC. Members of the Chargers’ offense and defense have been working on their skills in preparation for the season as well as the tournament. (July 8, 2010, Page 1B)
Ole Miss’ Derek Horne may have a new position in the athletic world if an interview today in Tallahassee, Fla., goes well.
Horne, the senior associate athletic director for external affairs at Ole Miss, is interviewing for the vacant athletics director job at Florida A&M University. Horne, who graduated from Ole Miss in 1987, has worked in the Ole Miss athletics department since May 1995. Horne is reportedly one of the two finalists to fill the vacancy that was previously occupied by Bill Hayes until December. (July 8, 2010, Page 1B)