Terrico White’s gamble to leave Ole Miss early and become an first-round selection in the 2010 NBA Draft didn’t go as planned Thursday night. Instead of being taken in the first round, the Memphis native was taken by the Detroit Pistons in the second round as the 36th overall pick. (June 25, 2010, Page 6A)
When Jerrell Powe speaks, people listen.
The Ole Miss coaching staff is hoping the Waynesboro native will be able to harness some of the respect he garners this season and help lead what some are calling one of the best defensive line units in the Southeastern Conference. (June 25, 2010, Page 6A)
Life isn’t exactly easy if you’re the lone returning senior in the Ole Miss secondary.
For the soft spoken Johnny Brown, being the elder statesmen in a unit that lost three seniors means speaking up more often and being more of a leader.
Brown admits that’s something that will take some getting used to. (June 24, 2010, Page 2B)
How much of a difference can five pounds make? A world of difference according to Ole Miss rising junior Brandon Bolden.
On Tuesday, the Rebels’ running back said he weighed in at a svelte 213 pounds, and as long as he stays under 217 pounds, he’s happy. (June 23, 2010, Page 2B)
David Goforth has opted to return to Ole Miss for his junior season.
On Monday, the right-hander confirmed to RebelGrove.com that he has decided not to sign with the Cleveland Indians.
The Tribe, who drafted him in the 31st round of this month’s Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, had planned on “drafting-and-following” Goforth and keeping up with his progress in the Cape Cod Summer League, but that did not interest the former Neshoba Central standout. (June 22, 2010, Page 6)
Former Diamond Rebels are scattered throughout the minor leagues from coast to coast.
In an effort to try and keep up with all of them, I’ve going to link all of their stat pages here: (more…) (June 21, 2010)
Although the 5-foot-11 shortstop hit .284 for the Rebels during his senior season, he held out hope a team would take a chance and select him in part because of his superb defense.
After the three-day draft concluded on June 9, Mort was hanging out when his cell phone rang. On the other end was a scout with the Pittsburgh Pirates offering Mort a chance to keep his baseball career alive.
It took no time at all for Mort to agree to sign with the Pirates organization. (June 18, 2010, Page 6A)
Bobby Ray Franklin, a former Ole Miss Rebel standout and current head football coach at Northwest Mississippi Community College, will be one of five members inducted into the Mississippi Association of Coaches Hall of Fame. The awards banquet will be held June 25 at 7 p.m. in the Hilton Hotel in Jackson. Joining Franklin as this year’s group of honorees are Mike Bain, Pontotc High’s championship cross country and track coach, Milton Kuykendall, championship basketball coach at Nettleton and Horn Lake, Jimmy Guy McDonald, championship basketball and baseball coach at Houlka and Kossuth, and Isaiah Peterson, a championship basketball coach at Shelby-Broad Street and Coahoma County.
For more information regarding the banquet or to purchase tickets, contact the MAC offices at (601) 924-3020 or www.mscoaches.com. (June 18, 2010, Page 7A)
As soccer captivates the world’s attention this week and the next with the World Cup, another international sport took center stage in the mountains of Colorado this past weekend.
Glendale, Colo., was the site of the National All-Star Championships and one former Oxford High School football standout was able to help the South win the Tier I title.
Oxford’s Will Belk was a member of the South All-Stars who defeated Southern California and then Pacific Coast 14-13 to win the title. Belk was the lone player from Ole Miss to join the team that was made up mostly of players from Life College in Atlanta and Arkansas State. (June 17, 2010, Page 6)
After another successful prep season at Hillcrest Christian for Austin Hartzog, the Ole Miss signee is taking a bit of a breather until he reports to Oxford in August.
That doesn’t mean he’s just hanging out, however.
When he’s not fishing (“I love fishing,” he made that clear during a phone interview on Wednesday), he’s playing for the Mississippi Bandits, a travel team based out of Jackson. (June 17, 2010, Page 6)