COLUMN — A different, more experienced Ole Miss team will take the court tonight against Dayton at Madison Square Garden in the National Invitation Tournament Final Four.
Ole Miss was on this same stage two years ago after another strong run through the quarterfinals of the NIT and lost in the first round to a bigger, stronger bunch from Ohio State. (March 30, 2010, Page 8)
Those who have been clamoring for David Goforth to get a stab at starting for the No. 11 Ole Miss Rebels baseball team are about to get their wish.
For the first time since he was a flame-thrower at Neshoba Central High in Philadelphia, Goforth will be a starting pitcher — even if it is on a trial basis.
Prior to Monday’s practice at Oxford-University Stadium, Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco confirmed that the sophomore right-hander will get his shot at the starting role tonight against Mississippi State (14-10 overall, 2-4 SEC) tonight in Pearl in the annual Governor’s Cup game at 6:30. (March 30, 2010, Page 8)
For the first time this spring the Ole Miss football Rebels strapped on their pads on Monday for Day 3 of practice.
With the Rebels still getting their feet wet after over two months away from the gridiron, errors weren’t few and far in between. (March 30, 2010, Page 9)
Taking the right approach, without stressing his team in the process, is the goal of Ole Miss men’s basketball coach Andy Kennedy over the next 36 hours as they prepare to meet Dayton in the Men’s National Invitation Tournament Final Four.
Kennedy’s Rebels are making a return trip to New York for the NIT Final Four Tuesday, and he said before the team left for the “Big Apple” that staying focused without stressing them out too much will be paramount for his young group. (March 29, 2010, Page 1B)
And the streak continues. In short, Sundays have been unkind to the Ole Miss Rebels baseball squad. For the fourth Sunday in a row, the No. 17 Rebels have been unable to not only piece together timely hits but also find pitching that gives them a chance to take the game.
One game after the Rebels’ offense exploded for 15 runs, the No. 8 Gators returned the favor, routing the Rebels 13-1 to avoid a sweep at Oxford-University Stadium. (March 29, 2010, Page 1B)
Defense, defense and more defense is what the Ole Miss Rebels should expect to see when they meet the Dayton Flyers in the semifinals of the National Invitation Tournament next Tuesday at Madison Square Garden in New York. (March 26, 2010, Page 7A)
A huge match that could decide if No. 14 Ole Miss will host an NCAA regional later this year will be played Sunday at the Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center when the Rebels host No. 6 Florida. (March 26, 2010, Page 7A)
There are several questions that need to be answered for the Ole Miss Rebels heading into the 2010 football season and the 15 spring practices at the disposal of coach Houston Nutt will go a ways to help clearing some of those up. (March 26, 2010, Page 7A)
The Ole Miss Rebels are hoping to have better luck than in-state rival Mississippi State this weekend when they host the No. 8 Florida Gators for a three-game series beginning tonight at 6:30. Last weekend, the Gators swept MSU in Gainesville, Fla., outscoring the Bulldogs 16-7. Florida is currently riding a six-game winning streak after rallying to beat Florida Gulf Coast 13-8 on Wednesday. (March 26, 2010, Page 6A)
By David Goforth’s own admission, he has some work to do to become the closer he knows he can be. Entering this weekend’s series against No. 8 Florida, Goforth is the not-so-proud owner of an 8.49 ERA. That’s not to say Goforth hasn’t had some solid outings, like against Saint Louis on Wednesday where after struggling early in the eighth inning he came back out and struck out the side in the ninth.
But at Kentucky last weekend, the sophomore right-hander was shelled for 10 earned runs in just 1.1 innings. (March 26, 2010, Page 6A)
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