The Lanier Law Firm, representing the family of University of Mississippi football player Bennie “Buster” Abram who died last year during football practice, announced today they are investigating the circumstances surrounding Abram’s death.
Abram, a walk-on junior defensive back from Southaven, died after collapsing on Feb. 19, 2010. The autopsy report showed the 20-year-old’s death was due to complications from sickle cell trait with exertion and a contributing factor of cardiomegaly, an inflammation of the heart. (January 28, 2011, Page 3A)
The Ole Miss Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame will honor Jimmy “Tank” Crawford of Coldwater with its Distinguished American Award Saturday at halftime of Ole Miss’ home basketball game against Tennessee at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum.
The Distinguished American Award is presented each year by the Ole Miss Chapter to individuals who have carried the lessons learned on the football field into a life of service to their community and fellow man. (January 28, 2011, Page 8A)
Members of the Ole Miss baseball team will be on hand to sign autographs and posters at the annual “Meet the Rebels” event prior to Saturday’s men’s basketball game against Tennessee. (more…) (January 27, 2011, Page 7)
The Ole Miss QB Club will host its annual signing day meeting at the Inn at Ole Miss on Feb. 2. Doors will open at 8 a.m. A continental breakfast will be served during the morning and lunch will be served at 11:30. Chuck Rounsaville and Yancy Porter of the Ole Miss Spirit will be present at the meeting to keep members up to date on which players sign with the Rebels. (more…) (January 25, 2011, Page 8)
Ole Miss rediscovered its outside shooting touch to open the second half and surged away from LSU for a 78-51 victory Saturday.
Valencia McFarland scored 21 points and hit two late free throws to seal the victory, and Ole Miss upset No. 23 Arkansas 69-65 on Sunday.
Ole Miss (9-9 overall, 2-4 in the Southestern Conference) rallied from an early 14-2 deficit to snap a four-game losing streak. (January 24, 2011, Page 6)
An Ole Miss scoring drought midway through the second half allowed LSU to pull away as the Ole Miss women’s basketball team fell 78-43 at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center Thursday night.
With the loss, Ole Miss fell to 8-9 overall (1-4 SEC) while LSU improved to13-7 overall (3-3 SEC). (January 21, 2011, Page 7A)
The Vanderbilt Commodores are aching and hurting. They also are learning how to quit letting games get away from them at the end.
John Jenkins led five Commodores in double figures with 20 points, and Vanderbilt beat Ole Miss 84-74 Wednesday night to send the Rebels to their worst start in Southeastern Conference play since 2000. (more…) (January 20, 2011, Page 7)
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