The No. 20 Ole Miss baseball team has come a long way in terms of finding itself during its nonconference schedule. For starters, roles on the field have begun to be defined with freshmen Alex Yarbrough and Tanner Mathis solidifying positions at second base and left field respectively heading into this weekend’s three-game series at No. 26 Kentucky (14-3 overall).
In addition to David Goforth and Aaron Barrett locking down the closer and Saturday starter roles, one player who has flown under the radar is senior outfielder Taylor Hashman. (March 19, 2010, Page 7A)
Memphis and Ole Miss will renew its long-standing rivalry tonight in front of a packed C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum and a national television audience via ESPN2 in the second round of the Men’s National Invitation Tournament. (March 19, 2010, Page 6A)
Tickets for Friday’s Men’s NIT game between the Memphis Tigers and Ole Miss Rebels have became very limited according to Ole Miss ticket officials. Tickets sold to the general public were sold out this afternoon and the only tickets left to purchase are general admission tickets available to Ole Miss students, faculty and staff (with valid Ole Miss IDs) at $4 each, up to two per ID. Those can be picked up at the ticket office in front of C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum anytime before noon on Friday. (March 18, 2010)
Terrico White scored 27 points in Ole Miss’ win over Troy in NIT action Wednesday night. Ole Miss’ march toward a second trip to New York for the National Invitation Tournament Final Four began with a bang, thanks to a one-sided 84-65 home win over Troy in the first round. (March 18, 2010, Page 6)
A longtime rivalry between the Ole Miss Rebels and Memphis Tigers that has been dormant over the past few seasons will be renewed Friday evening in the second round of the National Invitation Tournament. Both the Rebels and Tigers advanced into the second round of the NIT Wednesday with home wins. Ole Miss defeated Troy 84-65 to advance to Friday’s meeting, which will be played at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum at 5:30 p.m. and can be seen across the nation on ESPN2. (March 17, 2010)
A run toward winning the overall title in the National Invitational Tournament begins tonight for the Ole Miss Rebels when they host the Troy Trojans at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. and the game can be heard locally on 93.7 FM. (March 17, 2010, Page 6A)
Just under one year ago, the Ole Miss baseball team routed Arkansas-Pine Bluff 22-2. On Tuesday, the Golden Lions didn’t fare much better, falling to No. 20 Ole Miss 17-1 at Oxford-University Stadium.
The Rebels mounted a five-run first inning on three hits and one error and cruised the rest of the way.
“It’s hard to say that we could have played much better tonight,” Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco said. “We swung, we played defense, we pitched well, so it was a good, solid game.”
Right fielder Taylor Hashman led the offensive charge, tallying an Ole Miss record six runs scored. (March 16, 2010, Page 6A)
No. 21 Ole Miss will return to action tonight at home against Arkansas-Pine Bluff. Rory McKean will make his second start on the mound for the Rebels, who will then travel to play No. 26 Kentucky to open Southeastern Conference play. (March 16, 2010, Page 6A)
The Ole Miss women’s basketball team accepted a bid to play in the WNIT and will travel to Birmingham, Ala., to take on Samford Thursday. (March 16, 2010, Page 7A)
Putting the sting of not making the NCAA Tournament in the the past is the biggest challenge facing Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy heading into Wednesday’s National Invitation Tournament game against Troy. (March 16, 2010, Page 7A)
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