BLOG — Florida athlete Charles Williams is ready to help the Ole Miss Rebels any way he can. (more…) (July 27, 2012)
JACKSON — Ryan Buchanan is learning just how hard it is to be a recruiter first hand.
JACKSON — Antonio Conner’s athletic ability has been on display at South Panola for years and his potential is unquestioned.
VIDEO BLOG: This afternoon the Clarion Ledger held its annual Dandy Dozen photo shoot at Jackson State’s Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium.
(more…) (July 25, 2012)
Unprecedented sanctions handed down from the NCAA to the Penn State football program Monday will not only affect the Nittany Lions and first-year coach Bill O’Brien, but also several other schools across the nation.
Ole Miss is just one of the many schools which could possibly augment its roster in the future through transfers associated with the loss of scholarships and bowl bans handed down by the NCAA. In a release, the NCAA said it would provide appropriate and immediate relief of some NCAA rules for all eligible football student-athletes. (more…) (July 24, 2012, Page 6)
Trey Bledsoe’s walk into Ole Miss’ IPF on Friday morning rivaled that of a Hollywood star making his way down the red carpet of a movie premier. Just three days after receiving an offer personally from first-year coach Hugh Freeze, the Grenada wide receiver was a Rebel who had suddenly become the focus of the media based on his verbal pledge. (July 23, 2012, Page 6)
Ole Miss picked up its 16th and 17th verbal pledges for the 2013 signing class within 24 hours of each other. Thursday, Canton offensive lineman Daronte Bouldin picked the Rebels over Mississippi State. Today, Grenada athlete Trey Bledsoe committed. (more…) (July 20, 2012, Page 6A)
During Mike Bianco’s tenure at Ole Miss he has seen a long list of catchers drafted and sign professional contracts.
From current Ole Miss recruiting coordinator Carl Lafferty (drafted in the 20th round of the 2001 Major League Baseball First-Year Players Draft by the Florida Marlins) to Kyle Henson (12th round, 2011), Bianco has had six starting catchers drafted. (more…) (July 20, 2012, Page 7A)
A change of heart led Tyler Jackson to Oxford.
In January, the Lexington Catholic (Ky.) senior catcher verbally committed to play baseball at Western Kentucky, but after doing some thinking, Jackson decided what he really wanted to do was make a push to play in the Southeastern Conference. (more…) (July 19, 2012, Page 7)
HOOVER, Ala. — First-year Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze won’t have to worry about answering the question of where standout defensive end Channing Ward is academically when he makes his first appearance at the annual Southeastern Conference Media Days on Thursday. (more…) (July 18, 2012, Page 6)