Following Matt Smith’s first season on the field for the Ole Miss Diamond Rebels it became obvious that if he stuck around long enough he’d have a good chance at setting two career marks — strikeouts and home runs.
As a free-swinging redshirt freshman, Smith finished the 2008 season second on the team with 14 home runs and led the nation with 80 strikeouts, 19 shy of the national record. (more…) (March 4, 2011, Page 7A)
The first day for high school football prospects to sign with college programs may be 11 months away, but Lafayette quarterback Jeremy Liggins is already starting to investigate schools that have offered him a scholarship. Liggins, a rising senior for the Commodores, will be in Tuscaloosa, Ala., this weekend to take part in Alabama’s Junior Day activities. (more…) (March 4, 2011, Page 6A)
Saturday’s game against Arkansas will be the last guaranteed chance for fans to see Ole Miss’ second leading scorer, senior Chris Warren, and Zach Graham play at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum.
With Ole Miss (18-12 overall, 6-9 in the Southeastern Conference) losing to Auburn on Wednesday, the chance to earn a first-round bye in the upcoming SEC Tournament is now gone. The Rebels still have to defeat Arkansas (18-11, 7-8) Saturday to become a No. 3 seed and play South Carolina on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. If the Rebels lose to the Razorbacks, they will likely be facing Tennessee in the first round at 6:30 p.m. (March 4, 2011, Page 6A)
The Ole Miss women’s basketball team ended its 2010-11 season with a 62-50 loss to South Carolina on Thursday night in the first round of the SEC Tournament at Bridgestone Arena. (more…) (March 4, 2011, Page 8A)
After surrendering two runs in the top of the first inning, the No. 28 Diamond Rebels responded with six runs in the bottom of the frame and never relented, topping the Austin Peay Governors 11-3 at Oxford-University Stadium to complete the two-game sweep. (March 3, 2011, Page 6)
Ole Miss will look to finish its season on a positive note in the Southeastern Conference Tournament, which is being hosted at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. (more…) (March 3, 2011, Page 6)
The story line for most of the early baseball season has been Ole Miss’ ability to find ways to win and Tuesday was no different as a Zach Kirksey sacrifice fly in the 10th inning lifted the No. 28 Rebels to a 5-4 victory over Austin Peay at Oxford-University Stadium.
Ole Miss trailed for the bulk of the game and after a two-run fourth put the Governors ahead 3-1, Ole Miss remained behind until an RBI-single from freshman Austin Anderson in the eighth inning tied the game 4-4 and eventually sent it into extra innings. (more…) (March 2, 2011, Page 6)
The Ole Miss men’s tennis team has been looking forward to the start of Southeastern Conference play for awhile, but first they had to take care of business against a much improved Memphis team. The Rebels did just that, shutting out the Tigers 4-0 Tuesday at the Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center. (more…) (March 2, 2011, Page 7)
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