It went down to the final minutes, but Ole Miss pitcher Drew Pomeranz is now a professional baseball player.
Just before Monday’s midnight EDT deadline, the All-American pitcher signed a contract with the Cleveland Indians organization.
According to the Associated Press, the contract includes a $2.65 million signing bonus, which is just over the Major League Baseball suggested slot price for the No. 5 player ($2.52 million). (August 17, 2010, Page 6)
The dream of becoming an athletics director has finally become a reality for Derek Horne. The former Ole Miss basketball player will officially be introduced as the AD for Florida A&M today at 1:30. Horne, who has worked at Ole Miss for the past 15 years and was most recently the senior associate AD for external affairs, said he was excited about his new role at the Tallahassee, Fla., based school. (August 17, 2010, Page 6)
Tyler Campbell has a big-league leg.
He proved that last season when he bombed a punt 71 yards against Alabama, forcing one of the top returners in the country, Javier Arenas, to double back from his original spot. That was just one of the many impressive kicks that led the 6-foot-2, 210-pounder to be considered one of the top punters in the nation with a 43.95 yards per punt average that ranked 12th in the country.
His robust average, which was helped by nine punts of over 50 yards, earned him a spot on the SEC All-Freshman team.
With regards to the upcoming season, Campbell can still improve. (August 17, 2010, Page 6)
While all three signal callers did their best to prove why each deserves to start, it was running back Enrique Davis and receiver Melvin Harris who may have left the biggest impressions with onlookers.
Davis broke free for a 56-yard touchdown on the eighth play of the scrimmage to make a case why he should remain in the conversation as a front-line running back in the Ole Miss offense. (August 16, 2010, Page 6)
Coach Houston Nutt said he was proud of how his first team offensive line, specifically Alex Washington, Bradley Sowell, A.J. Hawkins and Rishaw Johnson, stepped up. (August 13, 2010, Page 6A)
There’s a specific reason “GET” and “BETTER” are prominently displayed where the home and away teams are normally listed on the Gillom Sports Center scoreboard.
One year after posting a 10-20 overall record, it’s obvious what the goal of the Ole Miss volleyball team is, to get back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since the 2007 season. (August 13, 2010, Page 7A)
Ole Miss wore full pads for the first time during the preseason today and the offensive line took full advantage of the additional protection.
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Since then, however, Davis has not lived up to expectations, amassing just 354 yards and five touchdowns.
Davis’ struggles haven’t pertained just to running with the ball, but other responsibilities running backs have. (August 12, 2010, Page 1B)
Since 1995, Ole Miss’ soccer program has only known one head coach — Steve Holeman.
This offseason, the team underwent a big transition when Holeman left Oxford to take over as the head coach at the University of Georgia.
Replacing Holeman, who posted a 158-119-28 overall record, is former Texas assistant Matthew Mott. (August 12, 2010, Page 1B)
What could have been a Heisman Trophy campaign and quest for a national title has now turned into a search for redemption after being dismissed from Oregon and landing at Ole Miss.
During Monday’s Ole Miss Media Day, Masoli never shied away from questions regarding where he’d been and what he may — or may not — have actually done. (August 11, 2010, Page 8)
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