A coroner says complications of sickle cell trait caused the death of Bennie F. Abram, a Ole Miss football player who collapsed during a Feb. 19 workout.
Officials released the autopsy results Monday for Abram, a 20-year-old junior from Southaven.
Lafayette County Coroner Rocky Kennedy said the official cause of death was the sickle cell trait associated with exertion.
Kennedy said a contributing factor was that Abram had an enlarged heart.
Kennedy said a person with sickle cell trait inherits one gene for sickle hemoglobin and one for normal hemoglobin. The condition can be asymptomatic. However, Kennedy said Abram knew he had sickle cell trait. (May 18, 2010, Page 10)
Former Ole Miss Rebel defensive lineman and NFL player Norman Hand died Friday morning in Colleton County at the age of 37, according to a Charleston, S.C. news report. (May 14, 2010)
Ole Miss enhanced the season ticket package for the 2011 season with the addition of Boise State to the slate in the opener.
Ole Miss Athletics Director Pete Boone announced the move on Thursday. (May 14, 2010, Page 6A)
The win closed out the non-conference schedule for the Rebels (35-15 overall). Ole Miss went 20-6 outside of league play this season. (May 13, 2010, Page 1B)
The 2010 Ole Miss basketball signing class increased by two on Tuesday with the addition of forward Isaiah Massey and guard Donald Williams. (April 28, 2010, Page 7)
David Phillips and Matt Smith both homered and the No. 18 Ole Miss Rebels put together a big inning in the fifth to help earn a 5-4 win over No. 5 South Carolina Sunday at Carolina Stadium.
The win on Sunday ended a six-game losing streak in Sunday games for the Rebels (24-13 overall, 8-7 in the Southeastern Confernce). South Carolina (28-8, 11-4) won the first two games of the weekend to take the series. (April 19, 2010, Page 4B)
Once the rumor the University of Mississippi might start charging rent for people to set up tents in the Grove on game days hit the social networking scene, it spread like wildfire.
On Tuesday, the university’s Game Day Committee extinguished that fire when it unanimously voted not to charge fees for tailgating during the upcoming 2010 Rebel football season. (April 14, 2010, Page 1A)
The No. 11 Ole Miss Rebels baseball team (20-6 overall, 4-2 SEC) will look to take their third-straight SEC series this weekend when they host Tennessee (13-13, 0-6) for a three-game series beginning today at 6:30 p.m. (April 2, 2010, Page 6A)
Terrico White scored 27 points in Ole Miss’ win over Troy in NIT action Wednesday night. Ole Miss’ march toward a second trip to New York for the National Invitation Tournament Final Four began with a bang, thanks to a one-sided 84-65 home win over Troy in the first round. (March 18, 2010, Page 6)
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