A new year for the Oxford Lady Chargers basketball squad brought with it an even greater emphasis on playing team ball and yet another victory inspired by unselfish play. Oxford’s girls continued to show balance on offense and defense Monday night by posting a 62-36 win over Baldwyn in the OHS gym. The victory improved the Lady Chargers to 13-1 heading into tonight’s game at Grenada, the only team to have defeated the Lady Chargers this year.
Oxford’s boys didn’t fare as well as the girls, falling 73-53 to the Bearcats in the nightcap. (January 4, 2011, Page 6)
Ole Miss may add another quarterback to the roster if former West Virginia quarterback Barry Brunetti chooses to play for the Rebels and coach Houston Nutt. The 6-foot, 200-pound Brunetti, who could enroll at Ole Miss for the spring semester, is expected to decide where he will play in the coming days. The Memphis native was the backup to Geno Smith for the Mountaineers this past season as a freshman and decided to transfer after his mother, Elna, was in a car accident this past year.
According to the (Memphis) Commercial Appeal, the decision to transfer has been brewing for quite a while now.
(January 4, 2011, Page 6)
The opportunity to play on the same college football team for an up-and-coming head coach was something Oxford High standouts Larry Pettis and DeShaun McNeal wanted to explore further in the future. Both Pettis and McNeal were given that opportunity to continue their football careers by Louisiana-Lafayette coach Mark Hudspeth recently and the duo decided that becoming Ragin’ Cajuns was something that suited them best.
McNeal, a 6-foot-2, 205-pound wide receiver, broke Oxford’s single-season receiving record with 81 catches for 1,231 yards and 15 touchdowns this season despite not playing football since he was a freshman. Pettis, a 6-4, 250-pound tight end, also had a great season for the Chargers in 2010 as he caught 29 passes for 409 yards and three touchdowns.
Both felt like playing together under Hudspeth, who got to know the duo when he coached wide receivers at Mississippi State, was the best overall option. (January 4, 2011, Page 7)
A 68-59 win over Southeastern Louisiana wasn’t the only thing that the Ole Miss Rebels gained at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum Sunday night. In the process of earning the win over the Lions, the Rebels (11-3 overall) continued to learn how to overcome a team that forced them to slow down offensively by limiting their shot opportunities and chances for offensive rebounds and putbacks. (January 3, 2011, Page 6)
During halftime of the Ole Miss men’s game game against Southeastern Louisiana on Sunday, the former McDonald’s All-American and newest member of the Rebels was made available to the media for the first time.
While much has been made of Kendrick’s up-and-down prep career and his short-lived tenure at the University of Memphis, the transfer declined to discuss his past, instead focusing on the future and where he hopes to take the Ole Miss basketball program. (January 3, 2011, Page 6)
The first half of Sunday’s game between the Ole Miss women and Vanderbilt had all the makings of a letdown reminiscent of the Lady Rebels’ lopsided loss to Miami (Fla.) in mid-December, where 29 turnovers led to 33 points for the Lady Canes.
On Sunday, 14 turnovers led to 15 points for Vanderbilt and by halftime, the Lady Rebels trailed by 16 points.
Following a spirited halftime speech by head coach Renee Ladner, however, the Lady Rebels flipped the switch and an 11-4 run eventually led to a 72-67 victory for Ole Miss in its Southeastern Conference opener at the C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum. (January 3, 2011, Page 7)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — A late surge led by seniors Chris Warren and Zach Graham helped lift the Ole Miss Rebels to a 69-58 win over Southeastern Louisiana at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum Sunday night. (more…) (January 2, 2011)
Overcoming a 16-point halftime deficit, the Lady Rebels came from behind to top Vanderbilt 72-67 at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum in its SEC opener today. (more…) (January 2, 2011)
Led by Chris Warren’s 24 points, the Ole Miss men’s basketball team cruised to a 100-62 victory over the Alcorn State Braves at the C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum.
(more…) (December 30, 2010)
Ole Miss head basketball coach Andy Kennedy announced today that former Memphis guard Jelan Kendrick is transferring to play for the Rebels.
Due to NCAA transfer rules, the 6-foot-6, 200-pound Atlanta native can start practicing with the team in the upcoming semester and will be eligible to suit up for the Rebels next December. (December 30, 2010, Page 7A)
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