BLOG — Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt issued a statement about Ole Miss junior QB Randall Mackey shortly after noon today. (more…) (August 23, 2011)
A chance to see the next crop of talented football players at Lafayette highlighted the junior varsity game against Charleston on Monday night at William L. Buford Stadium.
Lafayette and Charleston may have played to a 7-7 tie, but the main objective of seeing who can help the varsity as the season moves on was accomplished. (August 23, 2011)
It’s not often that a sophomore has the ability to make big plays, especially on a team that features two senior standouts on offense. But Lafayette running back/wide receiver D.K. Buford isn’t your typical sophomore and he’s not your typical athlete with just average speed.
What separates Buford from the rest of the pack is his ability to streak past defenders on any given play each Friday night. His raw speed, coupled with his great running instincts, showed up in a big way for LHS in its 40-11 win over Tupelo in the opener. Buford scored the first touchdown of the season for the Commodores, one that set up six straight scores, and finished with two touchdowns overall as well as 73 yards rushing and 37 receiving. His outstanding effort didn’t go unnoticed as he earned the first Player of the Week honor in 2011. (August 23, 2011, Page 8)
Fifth-year head coach Renee Ladner’s 2011-12 women’s basketball team will face a challenging schedule again this season.
The team will face 13 teams that advanced to postseason last year including five that played in the NCAA Tournament a year ago. The schedule also features three games against first-time opponents, North Florida, the UMASS and Cleveland State.
In addition, the team’s schedule will give fans numerous chances to cheer on the Rebels as the team will play 16 games at home including eight non-conference and eight SEC games. (August 23, 2011, Page 8)
Last Saturday Ole Miss baseball coach Mike Bianco made prep pitcher Matt Denny an offer he couldn’t refuse.
At the conclusion of Denny’s visit to Oxford, Bianco presented the 6-foot-1 left-hander from Jackson Academy with a scholarship offer.
The Ole Miss women’s tennis team is riding high Tuesday with the addition of blue chip recruit Julia Jones. Jones signed an Southeastern Conference Award letter to become a member of the team. Jones, who hails from Seminole, Fla., rose to as high as No. 6 in the nation by TennisRecruiting.net and No. 1 in Florida.
“The signing of Julia Jones increases the level of this recruiting class,” Ole Miss coach Mark Beyers said. “This class is going to make an immediate impact, and Julia is among those. She was a highly recruited student-athlete.” (more…) (August 23, 2011, Page 9)
After graduating early from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Dorsey enrolled early in Ole Miss to get a jump start on adapting to life in the Southeastern Conference. (more…) (August 23, 2011, Page 2B)
While extensive film study may end up allowing offensive coordinator David Lee and coach Houston Nutt do ultimately decide who that player will be, the verdict was still uncertain immediately after Saturday’s scrimmage at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. (August 22, 2011, Page 1B)
TUPELO — With all the preseason hype surrounding the program, Lafayette Commodores’ head football coach Anthony Hart had some concerns about going into Friday night’s road matchup at 6A Tupelo to open the 2011 season.
It was obvious that the Golden Wave had some concerns of its own — LHS running back Demarkous Dennis and quarterback Jeremy Liggins. They just didn’t count on everyone else pitching in on the 40-11 ‘Dores win. (August 22, 2011, Page 1B)
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