“We hope to extend an offer here within the next couple of days and have it wrapped up by the end of the week,” said Ole Miss Senior Executive Associate Athletics Director John Hartwell, who has been leading the search committee since it was announced on May 9 that Missy Dickerson’s contract would not be renewed. (more…) (June 21, 2011, Page 6)
Former Ole Miss standout Stephen Head had a good debut with the Tri City Dust Devils, the Class A short-season affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, on Sunday. The hitter-turned-pitcher struck out five while allowing just one hit and one walk in three innings.
Head is a former second-round draft pick of the Cleveland Indians (2005). (June 20, 2011, Page 9)
Ole Miss left-hander Austin Wright has signed a professional contract with the Philadelphia Phillies. Wright, an eighth-round draft pick earlier this month, was 5-4 with a 4.73 ERA this past season with the Rebels.
Wright joins fellow weekend starter Matt Crouse in the professional ranks. Crouse was a 24th-round draft pick of the Detroit Tigers who signed a professional contract earlier this month. (June 20, 2011, Page 9)
A calendar year of sports teams producing subpar results is something Ole Miss Athletics Director Pete Boone wants to avoid during the 2011-12 campaign.
This past year was definitely one Boone wants to forget and his thoughts about how to improve results in sports like football, basketball and baseball were points of discussion during an informal meeting with the media Thursday morning. (June 17, 2011, Page 6A)
Construction and the improvement to existing athletic facilities were two things Ole Miss Athletics Director Pete Boone took time out to discuss during a nearly hour long meeting with the media on Thursday. A finalized plan on building a new basketball arena to replace C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum is expected to be released later in the summer, Boone said, and the goal is to have the Rebels and Lady Rebels playing in the new building by 2015. (June 17, 2011, Page 7A)
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It’s not often that you find football players who are marking off days on the calendar for the start of two-a-day practices, but Kentrell Lockett isn’t your normal, run-of-the-mill player either. (more…) (June 15, 2011, Page 8)
Led by high jumper Ricky Robertson, the Ole Miss men’s track team was able to finish 19th out of 71 programs at the NCAA Outdoor Championships held at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Ole Miss totaled 13 points in the meet that was won by Texas A&M with 55 points. (June 13, 2011, Page 6)
Former area players helped lead the North Delta Dealers and the Tippah County Tribe to wins in the Cotton States Baseball League on Sunday night in New Albany.
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