If you believe various scouting websites and publications, junior running back Brandon Bolden may have to make a decision during the off season as to whether or not he wants to return to Ole Miss for his senior season. (more…) (November 23, 2010)
A season that has not gone the way Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt wanted at the start of the year will conclude this Saturday night in the annual “Egg Bowl” game against Mississippi State. In a year in which injuries, suspensions and mistakes have garnered the most attention for the Rebels, Saturday’s game serves as a chance for the Rebels to make amends for a disappointing year with a win over the team that caused them so much grief at the end of last season.
Nutt talked about the rivalry, among other things, Monday during his weekly press conference and how last year’s game has been used as motivation to defeat the Bulldogs. (November 23, 2010, Page 8)
The most decorated long distance runner in Ole Miss history ran the final race of his career Monday at the NCAA Cross Country Championships.
It was not a fitting end to Barnabas Kirui’s brilliant college tenure as the senior had been dealing with a back injury ever since he won his third Southeastern Conference Cross Country Championship. After a strong start in Monday’s race, he was forced to drop out because of his back pain. (November 23, 2010, Page 9)
A better overall effort one week after suffering the most disappointing loss in Houston Nutt’s tenure wasn’t enough to lift the Ole Miss Rebels past the No. 5 team in the country Saturday afternoon.
Every ounce of energy the Rebels could muster gave them three different leads against LSU in the second half, including two in the fourth quarter, but in the end it was the Tigers who had just enough energy to pull out a thrilling 43-36 win over the Rebels in front of a capacity crowd at Tiger Stadium and a national TV audience watching via CBS. (November 22, 2010, Page 1B)
The ultimate goal for the Ole Miss Rebels heading into Saturday’s matchup with the No. 5 LSU Tigers at Tiger Stadium was to return to Oxford with a big upset win.
That didn’t work out for the Rebels against one of their biggest rivals, but the effort and overall execution of the team was much improved a week after suffering a disappointing loss at Tennessee.
Ole Miss finished the game with 420 total yards and scored points almost at will in the 43-36 loss. The defense was unable to hold the Tigers late in the game when it mattered most, but the unit didn’t give up a ton of explosive plays that have hindered them in other losses this year. (November 22, 2010, Page 2B)
Former Ole Miss football coach Wobble Davidson will be honored tonight by the Jackson Touchdown Club. Bill Lee, the former president of the club, said the ceremony to honor Davidson would begin at approximately 6:30 following dinner at the River Hills Tennis Club, the site of the ceremony.
Lee said Davidson was chosen to be honored this year because of his importance to Ole Miss football, and the history of Mississippi sports, when he was an assistant to former legend Johnny Vaught. (November 22, 2010, Page 3B)
Sure, there were other issues — like the Rebels 8-for-16 peformance from free-throw line one game after converting 22 of 23 opportunities against Murray State — but after Buckner went down with what head coach Andy Kennedy called a bruise to the inside of his right knee at the 19:13 mark of the second half, the Rebels were never the same on the boards. (November 22, 2010, Page 3B)
A win is a win, but after the Ole Miss women’s basketball team’s 64-60 victory over Nicholls State on Saturday at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliesum, head coach Renee Ladner made it clear that her players will have to show improvement if they want to continue to make strides as a team.
After grabbing an 11-point lead minutes into the second half, Ole Miss relaxed and watched as the Colonels rallied to take a 53-49 advantage with 5:47 remaining in the game. (November 22, 2010, Page 5B)
Inconsistency and unforced errors ended up being the difference on Sunday in the Ole Miss volleyball team’s 3-1 (15-25, 25-13, 20-25, 20-25) loss to No. 21 Tennessee at the Gillom Sports Complex.
After being tied through two sets, the Lady Vols strung together two-straight sets to claim the match. (November 22, 2010, Page 5B)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — Hello to everyone. I’m here at Tiger Stadium getting ready for today’s game between the Ole Miss Rebels and No. 5 LSU Tigers. (more…) (November 20, 2010)
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