Ole Miss senior defensive tackle Jerrell Powe was announced as a member of the All-Southeastern Conference First Team defense this morning.
It was a little over two years ago when Ole Miss football coach Houston Nutt pledged to every Rebel fan that he and his staff would do everything they possibly could to sign more players from the state of Mississippi.
After inking just four high school players from the state in each of his first two classes, Nutt started to show that he and his staff were making traction in the state by signing seven players in the 2010 class. While back-to-back wins in the Cotton Bowl have made things even more attractive for recruits to want to attend Ole Miss, the relationships that Nutt, recruiting coordinator Chris Vaughn, running backs coach Derrick Nix and other coaches have built with players and coaches in the state has really started to pay dividends. (July 20, 2010, Page 6A)
A new era in athletics is about to begin at Regents School of Oxford. Led by new athletics director/head football coach Craig Daniel, the private Christian-based school is ready to tackle football, literally.
Daniel was hired recently to improve a football program that got started with a pee-wee group consisting of fourth through sixth grade players. This year a junior varsity team has been established for kids in grades seven through nine. Daniel will led the JV group along with other members of his staff that includes Brent Frayser, Bobby Peterson, Carl Diffee, Adam Ruff and Jeff Reed. (July 20, 2010, Page 6A)
Summer camps aren’t just for high schoolers and aspiring collegiate football players.
Two weeks ago Ole Miss quarterback Nathan Stanley joined a handful of other college signal callers, and a slew of high schoolers, in Thibodaux, La., for the 2010 Manning Passing Academy.
During the four-day camp, Stanley possibly got as much out of being around pros like Peyton and Eli Manning, as the high schoolers who were in attendance. (July 20, 2010, Page 6A)
It can be difficult to find just the right birthday gift to give a person who inevitably has it all. For the family of Morris C. “Preacher” Lovelady, a man who has given more than he has received during his lifetime, finding the most appropriate way to honor him on his 87th birthday didn’t appear to be an easy thing to accomplish at first.
That all changed a few months ago when Lovelady’s daughter, Lois, and the rest of his loving family started work on creating a golf tournament to honor their father and one of his favorite organizations, the Boy Scouts of America, in the process.
Golf has been more than a sport for Mr. Preacher over the years. From before the time he helped oversee the construction of the University Golf Course in 1965 as the supervising engineer, playing golf has been a passion and a regular part of his daily life. (July 19, 2010, Page 6)
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Just one day after landing Raleigh receiver Donte Moncrief, the Rebels added another commitment for the 2011 signing class. According to The Blog’s friends over at OMSpirit.com and RebelGrove.com, Taylorsville outside linebacker Marcus Mayers committed to Ole Miss this morning.
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The Palmer-SalloumTennis Center on Ole Miss’ campus was getting plenty of work on Friday.
In town for a friend’s wedding, pro tennis star James Blake spent just over an hour at Ole Miss training.
“I know Ole Miss is a pretty darn good tennis school, so I knew they’d have someone around who would be able to hit with me,” said Blake following his practice session.
For the handful of tennis fans that were privy to Blake’s training with Ole Miss women’s assistant coach Jason Ontog, they couldn’t help but be impressed. (July 19, 2010, Page 7)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — The tennis enthusiasts of Oxford, which there are many, have checked out my assistant’s blog about tennis pro James Blake practicing at Ole Miss’ Palmer-Salloum Tennis Center. (more…) (July 18, 2010)
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