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)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — Madison Central WR Tobias Singleton said he will be an Ole Miss Rebel. (more…) (January 8, 2011)
COFFEEVILLE — A mid-morning disturbance at a home in Coffeeville Thursday has left a 19-year-old Water Valley resident dead and a man in custody facing the charge of murder.
Monica Sayles of Water Valley was shot and killed by a single .22 caliber gunshot, according to Yalobusha County Sheriff Lance Humphreys, who was on the scene shortly after the shooting happened. The man charged with killing Sayles is Reginald Martin, 17, of Coffeeville. (January 7, 2011, Page 1A)
An opportunity to earn a rare road win and gain a tremendous boost in the RPI is what the Ole Miss Rebels and head coach Andy Kennedy are hoping to gain in the Southeastern Conference opener at Florida Saturday.
Ole Miss (12-3 overall) will be opening the SEC season on the road for the 10th time in the last 13 seasons and facing arguably the best team in the SEC in the Gators, who are 11-3 and coming off two impressive wins over Xavier and Rhode Island. (January 7, 2011, Page 6A)