The Lanier Law Firm, representing the family of University of Mississippi football player Bennie “Buster” Abram who died last year during football practice, announced today they are investigating the circumstances surrounding Abram’s death.
Abram, a walk-on junior defensive back from Southaven, died after collapsing on Feb. 19, 2010. The autopsy report showed the 20-year-old’s death was due to complications from sickle cell trait with exertion and a contributing factor of cardiomegaly, an inflammation of the heart. (January 28, 2011, Page 3A)
Mnichowski said he told Chargers coach Jamie Perkins that if he scored four goals, he wanted to score five before being lifted from the game in order to play a younger member of the team. (more…) (January 28, 2011, Page 6A)
A chance to regain some lost ground from the start of Southeastern Conference play is what the Ole Miss Rebels are hoping to achieve in the next two games against Tennessee on Saturday and No. 14 Kentucky on Tuesday.
Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy thought the next two challenges served as two great opportunities for his team as they try and improve on a 1-4 record in the league and an 0-2 mark in the SEC at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum. (January 28, 2011, Page 6A)
National Signing Day has been a big part of Jamie Newberg’s life for the past 20 years. The national football recruiting analyst, who lives in Tampa, Fla., is currently working for ESPN and will be a main member of the network’s coverage team on Wednesday. (more…) (January 28, 2011, Page 6A)
The Ole Miss women’s basketball team folded under pressure on Thursday night.
Clinging to an eight-point halftime lead, the Lady Rebels surrendered 21 points off of 18 second-half turnovers en route to a 74-68 loss to No. 17 Kentucky at the C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum. (January 28, 2011, Page 7A)
It’s been a long time coming and on Feb. 5, Ole Miss baseball fans will get a chance to see some former Rebels up close one more time when Oxford-University Stadium plays host to the program’s first Alumni Game. (more…) (January 28, 2011, Page 7A)
The Ole Miss Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame will honor Jimmy “Tank” Crawford of Coldwater with its Distinguished American Award Saturday at halftime of Ole Miss’ home basketball game against Tennessee at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum.
The Distinguished American Award is presented each year by the Ole Miss Chapter to individuals who have carried the lessons learned on the football field into a life of service to their community and fellow man. (January 28, 2011, Page 8A)
Oxford’s seventh- and eighth-grade boys basketball teams ended the season Thursday at home against South Panola.
The seventh-grade Chargers lost 28-25 to finish 8-2 on the year, while the eighth-grade won 37-25 to finish the year 16-2. D.K. Metcalf led the seventh-grade with 12 points. (more…) (January 28, 2011, Page 8A)
No. 17 Kentucky’s pressure defense paid off as the Wildcats scored 21 points off of 18 second-half turnovers en route to a 74-68 come-from-behind victory at Ole Miss on Thursday night. (more…) (January 27, 2011)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG —ESPN’s Jamie Newberg, who many remember from his TV show ‘Countdown to Signing Day,’ has been evaluating recruiting classes for close to 20 years. His knowledge on how schools are doing on the recruiting front is well respected and he feels like Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt and his staff have done a great job so far. (more…) (January 27, 2011)
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