SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — A great showing in the Senior Bowl earlier this year turned out to be very beneficial for Ole Miss offensive guard John Jerry Friday night in the NFL Draft. (more…) (April 23, 2010)
As members of the No. 27 Rebels (25-13 overall, 8-7 SEC) trotted out of the locker room and into the dugout at Oxford-University Stadium for practice on Thursday they were already met by a sea of red and blue chairs filling right field. (April 23, 2010, Page 6A)
When Ole Miss’ Dexter McCluster hears his name called tomorrow night during the second or even third round of the NFL Draft, his transformation into the person/player he has become will have taken yet another step in his spiritual awakening. (April 22, 2010, Page 6)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — Eniel Polynice’s future as a member of the Ole Miss men’s basketball team was clearly written on the wall over a month ago when he was suspended before the Rebels’ final regular season road game at Arkansas. (more…) (April 21, 2010)
For the second time in the last four games, Ole Miss starting pitchers have gone deep into games without surrendering a hit, but fell just short of tallying the Rebel program’s fifth no-hitter and first since Russ Johnson’s in 1966.
On Friday, Ole Miss ace Drew Pomeranz took a no-hitter into the sixth inning before having it broken up by a bunt single.
During Ole Miss’ 7-2 victory over Southern Miss on Tuesday at Oxford-University Stadium, left-hander Matt Crouse had his bid broken in the top of the sixth when a pop-up from Southern Miss catcher Travis Graves dropped in for a hit between Alex Yarbrough and Miles Hamblin behind the first base bag. (April 21, 2010, Page 8)
The No. 27 Ole Miss baseball team will be looking to sweep its season series against in-state rival Southern Miss tonight when the two Magnolia State squads meet at 6:30 at Oxford-University Stadium. (April 20, 2010, Page 8)
A dominating spring by the Ole Miss defense was replaced by a solid offensive show by the offense and quarterbacks Nathan Stanley and Raymond Cotton Saturday during the annual Grove Bowl at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.
Both quarterbacks, who have battled all spring to replace the departed Jevan Snead, had their moments in the Blue team’s 49-28 win over the Red squad. (April 19, 2010, Page 1B)
Redshirt freshman quarterback Raymond Cotton is at a crossroads in his Ole Miss playing career. While Cotton performed well this spring in his attempt to become the starter under center in 2010, his health may not allow him to compete for the starting job in the summer.
Medical examinations recently showed that Cotton has a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder and the prognosis for his recovery, at least long term, is surgery. Whether that surgery, which could sideline him for up to six months, happens before the upcoming season or after the season in January remains to be decided. (April 19, 2010, Page 2B)
Headlines throughout the spring have repeatedly asked who will fill the shoes of quarterback Jevan Snead, running back Dexter McCluster and the three offensive linemen who have all graduated and are poised to play on the next level.
But one vacated position that has flown somewhat under the radar is that of cornerback.
With Marshay Green and Cassius Vaughn having graduated, the Rebels are faced with the tough task of replacing two experienced cornerbacks.
On Saturday, redshirt freshman Charles Sawyer showed Ole Miss fans and coaches alike why he might be the perfect guy to step up and start at cornerback opposite Jeremy McGee or Marcus Temple. (April 19, 2010, Page 2B)
David Phillips and Matt Smith both homered and the No. 18 Ole Miss Rebels put together a big inning in the fifth to help earn a 5-4 win over No. 5 South Carolina Sunday at Carolina Stadium.
The win on Sunday ended a six-game losing streak in Sunday games for the Rebels (24-13 overall, 8-7 in the Southeastern Confernce). South Carolina (28-8, 11-4) won the first two games of the weekend to take the series. (April 19, 2010, Page 4B)