The majority of Ole Miss’ spring football practices can be summed up in two words — dominant defense.
Lately, however, the offense has been fighting back.
If the offensive line is going to continue to progress, it’s going to need junior left guard Alex “Tank” Washington to fill in for some of the departed veterans.
More specifically, though, it’s going to need Washington, who currently tips the scale at 350 pounds, to shed some weight. (April 13, 2010, Page 2B)
And the Sunday woes continue.
For the sixth week in a row, the No. 17 Ole Miss Rebels were unable to close out a weekend series on a high note, falling to the Georgia Bulldogs 6-3 at Foley Field on Sunday.
The Rebels won the first two games of the three-game series, 4-1 on Friday and 4-3 in 13 innings on Saturday. (April 12, 2010, Page 1B)
During Saturday’s 4-3 Ole Miss victory in 13 innings, Rebel designated hitter Matt Snyder was hit in the side of the head by a wild pitch from Alex McRee and was taken to the hospital. Following the game, Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco said Snyder’s CAT scan came back negative and that he expected the sophomore to be OK. (April 12, 2010, Page 1B)
Ole Miss senior guard Bianca Thomas is taking her premier jump shot pro. On Thursday, Thomas was selected 12th overall in the 2010 WNBA draft by the Los Angeles Sparks. (more…) (April 9, 2010)
After starting the Southeastern Conference season with two-straight series wins, the No. 17 Ole Miss Rebels suddenly find themselves in a bit of a funk with a three-game series at Georgia set to start tonight. (April 9, 2010, Page 6A)
The first of two home meets for the Ole Miss men’s and women’s track team will be held Saturday. The annual Ole Miss Invitational will get underway at the Ole Miss Track and Field Complex at 11:30 a.m. with the men’s hammer throw and women’s javelin. Admission is free of charge. (April 9, 2010, Page 7A)
Instead, the Trojans were able to capitalize on several mistakes from freshman second baseman Alex Yarbrough and the Ole Miss relief pitchers to overcome an early 4-1 deficit and defeat the No. 17 Rebels 9-6 at Oxford-University Stadium. (April 8, 2010, Page 6)
A final push to capture the Southeastern Conference Western Division title begins this weekend for the Ole Miss men’s tennis team. The Rebels (13-5 overall, 4-4 in the SEC) host Auburn (8-9, 4-4) at 2 p.m. Friday at the Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center and then Alabama on Sunday at 1 p.m. (April 8, 2010, Page 6)
The No. 17 Ole Miss baseball team will host the Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans tonight at 6:30 before hitting the road for Athens, Ga., to face SEC-East opponent Georgia for a three-game series this weekend. (April 7, 2010, Page 6)
Shortly after the Ole Miss defense stopped another play for a minimal gain during Monday’s spring practice session, senior end Kentrell Lockett told running back Rodney Scott he knew what play the offense was going to run.
Whether Lockett really meant what he said or not, his message was clear: the Rebel defense can shut down most anything the offense is throwing their way. (April 6, 2010, Page 8)