NASCAR COLUMN — Don’t be sad because NCAA March Madness is over and you didn’t win your bracket pool, just get ready to fill out your bracket again.
That’s right, bracket madness is coming to NASCAR in the form of DirecTV’s head2head knockout. The bracket starts with 32 drivers racked and stacked and then paired in four regions to come down to the final four fastest drivers. The brackets starts this Sunday at Texas, travels to the ever-unpredictable Talladega, followed by Richmond and finishes in Darlington. (April 15, 2010, Page 7)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — Lafayette defensive coordinator Eric Robertson just got the opportunity to add a new title to add to his resume as he accepted the open position of boys basketball coach today. (more…) (April 14, 2010)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — A violation of team rules over the weekend has cost the Lafayette baseball team three starters for the remainder of the season. (more…) (April 14, 2010)
Once the rumor the University of Mississippi might start charging rent for people to set up tents in the Grove on game days hit the social networking scene, it spread like wildfire.
On Tuesday, the university’s Game Day Committee extinguished that fire when it unanimously voted not to charge fees for tailgating during the upcoming 2010 Rebel football season. (April 14, 2010, Page 1A)
Describing what Brandon Blake meant to the Oxford Chargers on the hardwood this season can’t be accomplished in just a word or small phrase. His value to coach Drew Tyler and his teammates was all encompassing. His role always seemed to change from game to game. From being the team’s leading scorer to the team’s leading rebounder to leading the Chargers in assists, he simply did it all when called upon. (April 14, 2010, Page 1B)
Following No. 18 Ole Miss’ 6-5 loss to Memphis at AutoZone Park on Tuesday, head coach Mike Bianco’s message to his team was simple — the Rebels need to make the plays they’re expected to make. (April 14, 2010, Page 2B)
The Standard, a men’s conference geared toward making men more in touch with Jesus Christ, returns to Oxford and the Ole Miss community Friday and Saturday. The two-day conference, which features challenging talks and presentations from the likes of Ole Miss football coach Houston Nutt and men’s basketball coach Andy Kennedy, will be held at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum. (April 14, 2010, Page 2B)
There were a few moments after Oxford scored five runs in the bottom of the second inning in Tuesday’s District 2-5A home game with New Hope that Chargers’ coach Bradley Roberson said he felt good about his team’s chances the rest of the way.
“I knew that these guys were going to come out and compete tonight. When we were up 5-3, I had a good feeling about the game to be honest,” Roberson said. “But again, I knew even though it was 5-3, (New Hope) had barreled up some balls early themselves. I knew we needed to try and get some more (runs) if we were going to win the ballgame.”
Unfortunately for Roberson and his team, his intuition proved to be right as the Trojans exploded offensively, scoring four runs in three different innings after the third en route to an eventual 16-5 win. (April 14, 2010, Page 3B)
Oxford’s tennis’ dominance over Division 1-5A opponents continued Tuesday with a 7-0 win over Saltillo in Tupelo. (April 14, 2010, Page 3B)
A solid pitching performance by Stormy Robison helped lift the Lafayette Lady Commodores softball team to a 4-1 win over Southaven Tuesday night at LHS. (April 14, 2010, Page 3B)
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