Two years ago, Chris White was a lightly recruited linebacker who garnered just two scholarship offers from Football Bowl Subdivision programs before deciding to play for Mississippi State.
It’s become pretty obvious the Bulldogs hit the jackpot.
White won the Cellular South Conerly Trophy on Tuesday night, an honor given to Mississippi’s top college football player. The other finalists were Jackson State quarterback Casey Therriault and Southern Miss quarterback Austin Davis. (December 1, 2010, Page 7)
The Ole Miss women’s volleyball team will be making its third NCAA Tournament appearance in program history — and third in the past five seasons — when Ole Miss takes on North Carolina in the first round at California-Berkley.
The first-round matchup will take place on Friday. The winner of the match will face the winner of Cal-Berkley and Utah State in the second round on Saturday. North Carolina enters with a 24-9 overall mark and a 15-5 mark in the ACC. (November 29, 2010, Page 4B)
The Ole Miss women’s basketball team posted a 70-61 win over Illinois in the third-place game of the Waikiki Beach Marriott Rainbow Wahnie Showdown Sunday in Hawaii.
With the win, Ole Miss improves to 5-2 while Illinois fell to 3-4.
Valencia McFarland led Ole Miss with a career-high 24 points and added five rebounds and four assists. Kayla Melson added a career-high 21 points and nine assists. (November 29, 2010, Page 4B)
The Ole Miss men’s hoops squad will look to get back on track Friday, hosting Big Ten opponent Penn State at 6 p.m.
The Nittany Lions (4-0 overall) enter Friday’s matchup at the C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum fresh off of a 77-61 win over Central Connecticut State on Monday.
Leading Penn State offensively is senior forward Jeff Brooks and senior point guard Talor Battle. Brooks is averaging a team-high 17.0 points per game. (November 25, 2010, Page 8A)
The most decorated long distance runner in Ole Miss history ran the final race of his career Monday at the NCAA Cross Country Championships.
It was not a fitting end to Barnabas Kirui’s brilliant college tenure as the senior had been dealing with a back injury ever since he won his third Southeastern Conference Cross Country Championship. After a strong start in Monday’s race, he was forced to drop out because of his back pain. (November 23, 2010, Page 9)
Chris Warren scored 20 of his game-high 26 points in the second half to lead Ole Miss to a come-from-behind 68-60 victory over Arkansas State in Friday’s season opener.
Warren’s 3-pointer from the top of the key with 4:30 left gave Ole Miss a 58-50 advantage — the Rebels’ largest lead of the game until his dunk in the final second. (November 15, 2010, Page 6B)
The Ole Miss men’s basketball team received its first letter of intent this morning for the early signing period from Jamal Jones, a 6-foot-8, 190-pound power forward from Searcy, Ark. Other players expected to officially sign with Ole Miss today include Aaron Jones (6-9, 205; F; Gautier), Jarvis Summers (6-2, 165; SG; Jackson) and Ladarius “Snoop” White (6-5, 200; SG; McComb). A full roundup will be available in Thursday’s Oxford EAGLE. (November 10, 2010, Page 8)
The Ole Miss baseball team has set dates for its two winter baseball camps. The hitting specialty camp will be held Dec. 4-5 and the pitching/catching specialty camp will be on Jan. 15-16. Both camps are for children in grades 1-12. For more information and to register visit OleMissBaseballCamps.com. (October 29, 2010, Page 8A)
Ole Miss was predicted to finish second in the SEC West, while senior point guard Chris Warren was tabbed to the preseason All-SEC first team in voting by a select panel of both SEC and national media members, it was announced Monday.
Each SEC school selected media members that cover their team and additional writers from across the nation were selected by the conference office to form the voting panel.
The Rebels were picked second in the West behind Mississippi State. The in-state rivals shared the division crown last season. (October 19, 2010, Page 8)
For the second week in a row, a Rebel middle blocker has been named the Southeastern Conference’s Defensive Player of the Week, when the league announced junior Regina Thomas as a winner of the weekly award on Monday.
Thomas helped lead Ole Miss (14-5, 8-2 SEC) to a pair of wins over the weekend including a 3-0 shutout of No. 12 LSU and a win over Arkansas. The victories put Ole Miss atop the SEC Western Division standings and second in the overall league standings halfway through conference play. The Texas native averaged 1.43 blocks per set on the weekend as she put down 10 blocks – a team-high five blocks in both sets – to help the Rebels run their win streak out to five consecutive matches. (October 19, 2010, Page 9)
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