Just got off the phone with former Oxford EAGLE Player of the Year and current Alcorn State Brave Keith Searcy.
This offseason has been an exceptionally busy one for the Ole Miss men’s basketball team.
And not exactly in a good way.
Shortly after the Rebels’ loss to Dayton that eliminated them from the National Invitation Tournament, sophomore Terrico White and junior Eniel Polynice declared for the draft, and sophomore forward Murphy Holloway announced he was going to transfer to be closer to his family.
Add into the mass exodus equation that senior forward DeAundre Cranston graduated and forwards Kevin Cantinol and DeAngelo Riley won’t be returning next season, and it becomes apparent why the Rebels are hoping several newcomers are going to be able to step in and contribute immediately.
During Monday’s Southeastern Conference coaches teleconference, Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy mentioned several newcomers he’s hoping can contribute this upcoming season. (June 30, 2010, Page 8)
Monday night’s gusty weather at the New Albany Sportsplex could be attributed to the thunderstorms that rolled in. Or it could be attributed to the amount of swings and misses that took place during the North Delta Dealers’ showdown with the Tallahatchie Rascals.
To say Tank Hervey was dialed in on Monday night would not do his performance justice.
Not even close.
Of the 17 Rascals outs that the right-hander collected during the rain-suspended Cotton States Baseball League game, which was called after 5.2 innings with the Dealers ahead 3-0, 12 were strikeouts. (June 29, 2010, Page 8)
Partners Clark Richey, Sam Creekmore and Frank Dodds believe it’s a possibility.
Last week the New Albany-based league announced on its website that it will play two exhibition games at Itawamba AHS Field in Fulton and New Hope High School Field in New Hope “to promote future expansion.” (June 29, 2010, Page 8)
Justin Dedman will not be returning to the Ole Miss baseball team’s coaching staff next season.
Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco confirmed on Monday that the former Director of Operations has left the team to pursue other opportunities.
Dedman was in his first season with the Rebels after serving as a volunteer assistant coach at Austin Peay State University in 2009.
Dedman was hired after Rob Francis was promoted to volunteer assistant coach.
Francis held the position for two seasons.
Prior to his stint at APSU, Dedman was the head coach at Denison University, his alma mater, for two seasons.
As Ole Miss’ Director of Operations, Dedman was in charge of handling day-to-day functions, including travel arrangements, budget management, equipment inventory, on-campus recruiting, serving as strength and nutrition liaison and assisting with management of the Bullpen Club. (June 29, 2010, Page 9)
When Jerrell Powe speaks, people listen.
The Ole Miss coaching staff is hoping the Waynesboro native will be able to harness some of the respect he garners this season and help lead what some are calling one of the best defensive line units in the Southeastern Conference. (June 25, 2010, Page 6A)
Life isn’t exactly easy if you’re the lone returning senior in the Ole Miss secondary.
For the soft spoken Johnny Brown, being the elder statesmen in a unit that lost three seniors means speaking up more often and being more of a leader.
Brown admits that’s something that will take some getting used to. (June 24, 2010, Page 2B)
How much of a difference can five pounds make? A world of difference according to Ole Miss rising junior Brandon Bolden.
On Tuesday, the Rebels’ running back said he weighed in at a svelte 213 pounds, and as long as he stays under 217 pounds, he’s happy. (June 23, 2010, Page 2B)
David Goforth has opted to return to Ole Miss for his junior season.
On Monday, the right-hander confirmed to RebelGrove.com that he has decided not to sign with the Cleveland Indians.
The Tribe, who drafted him in the 31st round of this month’s Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, had planned on “drafting-and-following” Goforth and keeping up with his progress in the Cape Cod Summer League, but that did not interest the former Neshoba Central standout. (June 22, 2010, Page 6)
Former Diamond Rebels are scattered throughout the minor leagues from coast to coast.
In an effort to try and keep up with all of them, I’ve going to link all of their stat pages here: (more…) (June 21, 2010)