Summer camps aren’t just for high schoolers and aspiring collegiate football players.
Two weeks ago Ole Miss quarterback Nathan Stanley joined a handful of other college signal callers, and a slew of high schoolers, in Thibodaux, La., for the 2010 Manning Passing Academy.
During the four-day camp, Stanley possibly got as much out of being around pros like Peyton and Eli Manning, as the high schoolers who were in attendance. (July 20, 2010, Page 6A)
Just one day after landing Raleigh receiver Donte Moncrief, the Rebels added another commitment for the 2011 signing class. According to The Blog’s friends over at OMSpirit.com and RebelGrove.com, Taylorsville outside linebacker Marcus Mayers committed to Ole Miss this morning.
(more…) (July 19, 2010)
The Palmer-SalloumTennis Center on Ole Miss’ campus was getting plenty of work on Friday.
In town for a friend’s wedding, pro tennis star James Blake spent just over an hour at Ole Miss training.
“I know Ole Miss is a pretty darn good tennis school, so I knew they’d have someone around who would be able to hit with me,” said Blake following his practice session.
For the handful of tennis fans that were privy to Blake’s training with Ole Miss women’s assistant coach Jason Ontog, they couldn’t help but be impressed. (July 19, 2010, Page 7)
Professional tennis player James Blake is in Oxford for a friend’s wedding and took time today to train for next week’s Atlanta Tennis Championships (and next month’s U.S. Open) at Ole Miss’s Palmer-Salloum Tennis Center. (more…) (July 16, 2010)
Ole Miss sophomore running back Rodney Scott was arrested on Thursday and charged with misdemeanor disturbing the peace stemming from an altercation with another student that took place in front of the Turner Center. (July 16, 2010, Page 6A)
Little details and getting them done right is something Ole Miss Program Director Chyna Ward-Poley loves to do well. For the last 10 years, she’s been making sure that women from around the state, region and nation have been enjoying the little details about college football through her Ladies Football Forum. (July 16, 2010, Page 6A)
Over the course of Jordan Poole’s high school career at Calhoun (Ga.) High, the Ole Miss signee hit plenty of home runs (46 in his final three seasons).
Realizing that once he arrived at Ole Miss he wouldn’t be able to always out-muscle pitchers like he did in high school, the 6-foot-3, 2-5-pound outfielder/first baseman made a conscious effort to become a more complete batter and get his average up. (July 16, 2010, Page 7A)
Rating the most impressive, athletic football player in Mississippi isn’t always the easiest thing to do.
Some years there are a handful of players with very similar abilities, while other years it’s a split decision between two. While recruiting gurus often times have lengthy discussions on which player to put at the top of the list, it’s rare not to see those players hail from the public school system.
This year things are a little different on the recruiting front. Sure there is another great crop of talent at the skill positions to choose from, but for the first time in recent memory, one of the best athletes/players hails from an academy. (July 15, 2010, Page 6)
The freshmen blew his teammates away in the fall when he not only led his team with a .410 batting average, but the outfielder also had the second-best ERA on the team at 2.77.
Mathis then turned an impressive fall into a productive start to the actual season and it looked as if his introduction to Ole Miss fans was no fluke.
As the season continued, however, Mathis began to lose his confidence.
During the April 4 game against Tennessee the sky figuratively crashed down on Mathis. (July 15, 2010, Page 6)
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