A clear vision for the future of the Oxford High girls soccer program is just one of the many reasons Laura Flint was chosen as the Lady Chargers’ new coach. The former Ole Miss player, who was officially approved by the school board Monday night, possesses several qualities that OHS athletics officials think will help make a program that has consistently made the playoffs and won the Division 1-5A title last year. (July 12, 2011, Page 6)
BLOG: Over the weekend Ole Miss unveiled its pre-season video touting the upcoming football season starring senior running back Brandon Bolden. (more…) (July 11, 2011)
When San Jacinto catcher Ryan Hornback was drafted — and eventually signed — by the Pittsburgh Pirates, that opened up a void for the Ole Miss baseball team that Austin Knight was more than happy to fill.
Ole Miss senior offensive tackle Bradley Sowell was named to the 2011 Outland Trophy Watch List this morning. The award, given annually to the best interior lineman, is selected each year by members of the Football Writers Association of America. Sowell is one of 11 players from the Southeastern Conference who was named to the preseason watch list and one of 65 total from around the country.
Joining Sowell on the list from the SEC includes Florida’s Xavier Nixon and Jaye Howard, Alabama’s William Vlachos and Barrett Jones, Georgia’s Ben Jones and Cordy Glenn, Tennessee’s Malik Jackson, South Carolina’s T.J. Johnson and Rokevious Watkins and Kentucky’s Larry Warford. The Outland Trophy is the third oldest award in major college football and will be announced on Dec. 8 at The Home Depot College Football Awards. (July 8, 2011, Page 6A)
For senior free safety Damien Jackson, the vision for getting the team over the hump and back to a bowl is clear: he has to be a more consistent leader for the defense and team overall.
Constantly challenged by his coaches to be more vocal during the spring, Jackson wants to make more plays. He wants to garner a bevy of interceptions like he did when he was in junior college and he feels a year of experience learning how all the top quarterbacks in the Southeastern Conference play should help him achieve that goal. (July 8, 2011, Page 6A)
Ray Buchanan Jr. only spent a couple of hours in Oxford on Wednesday but the standout Georgia cornerback left with a good impression of the Southeastern Conference school. (more…) (July 8, 2011, Page 6A)
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Zack Cozart’s lasting memories of his major-league debut will be better when he looks back at the night’s souvenirs. Right now, the former Ole Miss Rebel’s biggest memory is the rally-killing double play he hit into. (more…) (July 8, 2011, Page 7A)
What those bats have also done is put a premium on players who can play “small ball.”
BLOG: It’s about that time of the year again to update the where-are-they-now Diamond Rebels blog. It’s no easy task attempting to keep up with all the Rebels that are now spread throughout the minor (and major) leagues. (more…) (July 6, 2011)
In her first official meeting with the media on Tuesday, Thees started to outline a plan on how she would get the women’s softball program up and running and into the NCAA Tournament, a feat that no other coach has been able to do before her. (July 6, 2011, Page 8)
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