The threat of snow and bad weather in the Oxford and Lafayette County area tonight will not cancel tonight’s game between the Ole Miss Rebels and LSU Tigers at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum. Tipoff is set for 8 and the game can be seen locally on CSS. (more…) (February 9, 2011, Page 8)
Buckner’s shot-blocking ability was a great strength for the Memphis native even before he helped lead the Rebels to an upset win of then No. 10 Kentucky and Arkansas last week, but his ability to add points, rebounds and minutes to his resume ended up making a huge difference for the Rebels in those two wins.
Against Arkansas, Buckner blocked eight shots to tie former Ole Miss standout Ansu Sesay for the most in a single game as well as added 12 points, including a 3-point shot, and 11 rebounds to fall just short of his first triple-double. (February 8, 2011, Page 1B)
While Ole Miss’ Gridiron Rebels were busy making headlines last week with their strong in-state signing class, the Diamond Rebels quietly added a verbal commitment from Madison Central left-handed pitcher Zach Irwin.
Although Irwin’s step parents are Mississippi State supporters, the 6-foot-3, 240-pounder said Ole Miss recruiting coordinator Carl Lafferty made him an offer he couldn’t refuse and as a result, he decided to give his verbal commitment to the Rebels last Friday.
Because baseball teams are allotted just 11.7 scholarships to distribute amongst 27 players on a 35-man roster — each of the 27 scholarship players must have at least .25 percent of a scholarship — the amount in which a recruit is offered is a big deal, unlike in sports like football and basketball where student athletes are awarded full scholarships. (February 8, 2011, Page 1B)
COLUMN: Fans in attendance of Saturday’s 7-0 win for the current Rebel squad over the alumni team got a glimpse at what the backbone of Ole Miss’ pitching staff will likely resemble when the season opens on Feb. 18 against Wright State.
Against the professional Rebel squad — which, admittedly, for the most part had not faced live pitching in over four months — Ole Miss’ three likely weekend starters and closer allowed just two hits during nine innings of work. (more…) (February 7, 2011, Page 2B)
Andy Kennedy knows there’s nothing Ole Miss can do about its four-game losing streak to open Southeastern Conference play.
The Ole Miss coach knows it happened. It’s not going away.
While the Rebels can’t change the past, they continued to try and climb out of the early hole with a 69-60 win over Arkansas on Saturday night. Chris Warren, the hero of a last-second win over Kentucky earlier in the week, scored 15 of his 19 points in the second half as the Rebels (15-8, 3-5) pulled away for their third win in four games since the dismal conference start. (February 7, 2011, Page 1B)
Any inability to stop the long-range 3 point shot — in combination to score consistently — led to a lopsided 76-38 loss at the C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum on Sunday for the Ole Miss women against former OM head coach Van Chancellor’s LSU Lady Tigers.
The Lady Tigers (16-9 overall, 6-5 Southeastern Conference) held a 42-26 lead at halftime and never trailed. (February 7, 2011, Page 3B)
Hello from chilly Oxford-University Stadium, where the current Rebels and former Rebels will face one another at 1 p.m. (more…) (February 5, 2011)
While many of the former Rebels will be looking to have a good time and re-connect with former teammates, one in particular will have a bit more in mind.
Ole Miss will look to continue the momentum it gained in a home win over No. 10 Kentucky against Arkansas on Saturday at Bud Walton Arena.
The Rebels’ biggest win under coach Andy Kennedy on Tuesday against the Wildcats was the first win over a team ranked in the Top 10 since 2002. It may also be the spark needed for the team to rebound from a 1-5 start in Southeastern Conference play. (February 4, 2011, Page 6A)
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