By John Davis
Ever since the 2013 baseball season came to an end at N.C. State, Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco has been looking to improve his team. Outside of garnering talent through recruiting, Bianco wanted to revert back to his first year at Ole Miss, go old school if you will, from a toughness standpoint.
By Steve Vasallo
Johnny Neumann brought a new dimension to Ole Miss basketball in 1970 that had never been present prior and one we have not seen since. A high school All American from Memphis Overton, Neumann was the top recruited player in the nation during his senior year. Following his freshman year at Ole Miss (in the 70’s freshmen had their own separate program), Neumann led college basketball in scoring with a 40 points-per-game average.
Today, he has returned to Ole Miss to complete the requirements for his degree in sports journalism. I met with him recently and reflected back on his “two years of glory” with the Ole Miss basketball team.
With school closed in Lafayette County today, and Ole Miss students going to class until the afternoon, sit back and enjoy three portions of Ole Miss baseball coach Mike Bianco’s pre-season press conference held Monday at Oxford-University Stadium. (more…) (February 11, 2014)
Ole Miss spent the first half building a double-digit lead and a wave of momentum against Missouri. The Rebels used the second half to hold on. (February 10, 2014, Page 6)
ATHENS, Ga. — Ole Miss point guard Valencia McFarland recorded her 1,500th career point, but it came in an 84-63 road loss for the women to Georgia on Sunday at Stegeman Arena. (February 10, 2014, Page 6)
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Ole Miss scored two runs in the opening three innings against Georgetown on Sunday, but errors in the fifth and sixth innings proved to be too costly and the Rebels fell 9-2 in the third-place game of the FGCU/Four Points by Sheraton Invitational. (February 10, 2014, Page 6)
Playing without their No. 1 player, the No. 21 Ole Miss men’s tennis team shut out visiting Southern Miss 7-0 Friday at the Gillom Sports Center. (February 10, 2014, Page 7)
BLOG — Marshall Henderson poured in a game-high 29 points, Jarvis Summers and LaDarius White added 16 apiece, and Ole Miss hung on for its biggest win of the season with a 91-88 victory over Missouri Saturday afternoon at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum. (more…) (February 8, 2014)
The Southeastern Conference’s basketball teams get a bad wrap. At least that’s the opinion of Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy. (February 7, 2014, Page 6A)
An improved effort on the court brought the Ole Miss women’s basketball team closer to No. 8 Tennessee but not close enough to earn a win over the Lady Volunteers. (February 7, 2014, Page 6A)
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