That was never more evident than in 2008, when the Rebels transitioned from Zack Cozart at shortstop to a combination of Sean Stuyverson, Tim Ferguson and Evan Button and the trio committed 27 errors.
The next two seasons, Ole Miss was lucky enough to have Kevin Mort restore order to the position and with any luck, the Rebels are hoping junior college transfer Blake Newalu will be an extension of Mort’s dependability. (February 16, 2011, Page 7)
BLOG: The Southeastern Conference’s coaches poll came out today and the league’s skippers selected the Diamond Rebels to finish this season fourth in the Western Division. (more…) (February 15, 2011)
At times this preseason the Ole Miss baseball Rebels have felt like they called Minneapolis home instead of Oxford.
Due to the recent southern blizzards that shut down local school districts for days at a time, the Rebels have had a difficult couple of weeks leading up to Friday’s season opener against Wright State. (more…) (February 14, 2011, Page 8A)
Led by 19 points from Memphis native Jasmine James and 17 points from Jasmine Hassell, the No. 24 Georgia Lady Bulldogs rallied from a six-point halftime deficit to defeat Ole Miss 61-56 on Sunday afternoon at the C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum.
Porsha Phillips had just two points for Georgia in the first half, but she came up big in the second frame by scoring nine to help the Lady Bulldogs rebound. (February 14, 2011, Page 8A)
The Ole Miss women’s softball team dropped both games on opening day of the 2011 season at the Kajikawa Classic. Ole Miss lost to Utah in the opener and then fell to San Jose State on Thursday. (more…) (February 11, 2011, Page 7A)
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)
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)
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