Former Ole Miss shortstop Kevin Mort has signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates organization. (more…) (June 17, 2010)
The Ole Miss Ladies Football Forum will be celebrating its 10th year of existence July 23-24. This year’s guest speaker will be CBS sports broadcaster Tim Brando while country music performer Darryl Worley will give a concert following the first night’s activities.
A fashion show, featuring the wives of the Ole Miss coaches and their children, has already sold out, but it will highlight the first day of the event. The cost of Saturday’s forum is $150 and women have the ability to not only get their picture made with Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt and listen to Brando, but tour the Indoor Practice Facility, watch a highlight video and gain valuable football information from the Ole Miss all the defensive coaches and co-offensive coordinator Dave Rader.
For more information about the weekend’s events, contact Chyna Ward 915-1564. (June 17, 2010, Page 7)
It’s all starting to become very real for Ole Miss signee Will Allen.
Ever since his dad bought him his first catcher’s mitt, Allen has had aspirations of playing baseball at an elite level.
This past week it hit home just how real his dreams are when the Pittsburgh Pirates selected Allen, a switch-hitting catcher from Gainesville, Fla., with their 37th round pick in the 2010 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. (June 16, 2010, Page 6)
The Ole Miss baseball team will be holding three summer camps in the coming weeks. The first camp will begin Monday and run through June 25. The day camp is for youth in first through eighth grade.
The final two camps will be held July 12-15 and July 19-22. Both have overnight options for campers and both are open for youth in grades one through 12.
For more information about the camps or to register, call Ole Miss assistant coach Rob Francis at 915-6643 or visit OleMissBaseballCamps.com. (June 16, 2010, Page 7)
AROUND THE SQUARE AND BEYOND: Thursday was a very, very busy day in the world of college football and the Pac-10 conference. Not only did the conference’s top football program, USC, get hit with NCAA sanctions not seen since the early 1990s, but the league expanding by one with the addition of Colorado.
It’s obvious that having USC lose 30 scholarships over the next three years and miss two years of bowl games is not a good thing for the Pac-10, but the blow of seeing the conference’s best football program hurt for the next three years was softened with the arrival of the Buffaloes, who became the first team to enter the league since 1978. (June 11, 2010, Page 6A)
Ole Miss pitcher David Goforth was arrested Monday evening and held at the Lafayette County Detention Center on charges of public drunkeness and disorderly conduct.
In a statement, Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco said he was informed of the situation and will handle it internally. (June 11, 2010, Page 7A)
Redshirt sophomore David Goforth was selected by the Cleveland Indians in the 31st round, while right-handed junior Matt Tracy was selected in the 43rd round by the Florida Marlins.
After struggling for most of the year — 1-6, 9.43 ERA — Goforth said he expected to go later in the draft rather than earlier, but added that he was still excited to be selected. (June 10, 2010, Page 6)
Two more Rebels were selected on Day 2 of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.
Right-handed pitcher Aaron Barrett was selected in the ninth round by the Washington Nationals, while center fielder Tim Ferguson was picked in the next round by the Kansas City Royals. (June 9, 2010, Page 6)
A lot has changed for Drew Pomeranz since 2007.
For starters, when the left-hander was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 12th round — and subsequently was offered “considerably less than I’m about to get” — he was hovering over a computer awaiting his name to pop up via the dial-up connection.
On Monday, he was watching himself being interviewed by Peter Gammons and Harold Reynolds on the MLB Network, after being selected fifth overall by the Cleveland Indians. (June 9, 2010, Page 6)
It’s been long known that Ole Miss pitcher Drew Pomeranz had a chance at being the highest Rebel ever selected in the Major League Baseball Draft. The only question that remained was where would he land.
After months — years, really — of being scouted, analyzed and overanalyzed, the wait is finally over for the former Collierville (Tenn.) High standout.
On Monday, the Cleveland Indians selected the left-hander with the fifth overall pick in the MLB First-Year Player Draft. (June 8, 2010, Page 6)