NEW ORLEANS — Heading into this season, it looked like Ole Miss freshman infielder Alex Yarbrough was going to be a key reserve that got chances to start when injuries or slumps would befall starters. After the Tulane series, it’s going to be hard to take the Allen, Texas, native out of the lineup. (March 8, 2010, Page 6a)
NEW ORLEANS — The baseball gods were not kind to Ole Miss on Sunday. Or they were wearing green shirts and were sympathetic to Tulane’s previous two losses. Either way, they made sure there was no doubt which team would win the series finale at Turchin Stadium.
In Sunday’s 12-4 win over No. 21 Ole Miss, Tulane was able to get hits by the bushel, tallying 20 total hits — 18 of which were singles — and chased Rebels starter Trent Rothlin after 3.2 innings of work. (March 8, 2010, Page 6a)
A day after Ole Miss outlasted South Carolina in the first round of the Southeastern Conference women’s tournament, the Lady Rebels were eliminated by No. 1 seed Tennessee 76-51 at the Gwinett Center in Duluth, Ga., Friday afternoon.
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St. Stanislaus standout wide receiver Krisjon Wilkerson is still looking for a school to play college football at. Ole Miss is one of the schools where the 6-foot-2, 205-pounder may end up as a walk-on. While Wilkerson doesn’t have blazing speed – he runs the 40-yard dash in 4.7 seconds – he led the state with 103 catches for 2,0102 yards and 25 TDs last year. (March 5, 2010, Page 6A)
The No. 21 Ole Miss baseball team travels to New Orleans this weekend to play Tulane in a three-game series. The series begins tonight at 6:30 and concludes Sunday at 1 p.m. It’s the first set of games away from Oxford for the 7-1 Rebels and coach Mike Bianco said the experience should only help his team going forward into SEC play. (March 5, 2010, Page 6A)
Chris Warren led four Ole Miss players in double figures with 22 points, while Zach Graham came off the bench to score 16 points. The Rebels earned their first sweep of LSU since 1999 and also secured another 20 win season for coach Andy Kennedy, who now has been a part of three of the eight seasons where the Rebels have won 20 or more games. (March 4, 2010, Page 6A)
OLE MISS MEN’S HOOPS — Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy is a college basketball junkie. He’s admitted that fact several times over his four-year tenure. When he’s not crunching numbers and evaluating tape of the Rebels’ next opponent, he’s usually watching games from across the nation. (March 4, 2010, Page 7)
AROUND THE SQUARE AND BEYOND — Professional fisherman Mike Iaconelli talks about his recent fishing trip to Memphis and why he enjoys his show on the Versus Network. Also: LHS coach Amy Sutton says she’s pulling for New Albany in the Class 4A title game, and Dexter McCluster surprises with his 40-yard dash time. (March 4, 2010, Page 6)
OLE MISS SOFTBALL — After gaining a large 6-1 lead, the Ole Miss softball team ended up having to scrap for its 7-6 victory over the Central Arkansas Bears at the Ole Miss Softball Complex on Wednesday. Transfer Brittany Barnhill tallied the game-winning double, scoring Lauren Grill from second in the bottom of the sixth. (March 4, 2010, Page 6)
OLE MISS BASEBALL — At times during Ole Miss’ first seven games, freshman infielder Alex Yarbrough seemed like he couldn’t buy a hit. On Tuesday, Yarbrough looked like a seasoned veteran during No. 21 Ole Miss’ 7-2 victory against the Memphis Tigers at Oxford-University Stadium. (March 3, 2010, Page 8)
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