Hopefully, prospective college basketball recruits have added unlimited texting and more minutes to their cell phone plans if they didn’t have it already. Thanks to new legislation passed by the NCAA Division I Leadership Council, high school basketball prospects who have finished their sophomore year are now eligible to receive unlimited phone calls and texts from college basketball recruiters. The new rules started earlier this month after schools across the nation finally let loose for the summer. (more…) (June 26, 2012, Page 6)
The Ole Miss men’s basketball team added three players to its 2011-12 signing class, including a first-team Junior College All-American, head coach Andy Kennedy announced today. (more…) (April 13, 2012, Page 7A)
BLOG: Ole Miss men’s basketball coach Andy Kennedy has a new contract thanks to recently hired athletics director Ross Bjork. Bjork released a statement about some of the details surrounding Kennedy’s extension. (more…) (April 11, 2012)
Ole Miss men’s basketball coach Andy Kennedy continued to bolster his roster for the 2012-13 season Wednesday when point guard Derrick Millinghaus committed to play for the Rebels. (more…) (April 5, 2012, Page 2B)
Ole Miss men’s basketball coach Andy Kennedy says he is staying in Oxford. Kennedy issued a statement to the media Sunday afternoon stating that reports saying he was offered the head coaching position at UAB were false. (more…) (March 26, 2012, Page 6)
Ole Miss men’s basketball coach Andy Kennedy issued a statement to the media Sunday afternoon stating that reports saying he was offered the head coaching position at UAB were false. (more…) (March 25, 2012)
UAB’s search for a new head men’s basketball coach could end up impacting Ole Miss. Shortly after Mike Davis was relieved of his duties as the Blazers’ coach Friday morning by UAB Athletics Director Brian Mackin, candidates to serve as his replacement quickly surfaced.
Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy was at the top of the media’s list, both regionally and nationally, due to his long-standing connection with UAB. Kennedy played for legendary UAB coach Gene Bartow from 1988-1991 after transferring from N.C. State.
Kennedy also got his coaching career off the ground in Alabama starting off at South Alabama in 1994 and then serving five years as an assistant at UAB before moving on to Cincinnati. (March 19, 2012, Page 7)
Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy didn’t have to look at the stat sheet after Wednesday night’s game to know that Illinois State had just shot the lights out from floor and behind the 3-point arc. About the only thing Kennedy was unsure about was whether the 17 3-pointers the Redbirds made was C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum record or not.
Unfortunately for Kennedy and the Rebels, the 17 makes were a new arena record, for any team, and the end result of the hot-shooting night for the Redbirds was a 96-93 overtime loss for the Rebels in the first round of the Men’s National Invitation Tournament. (March 15, 2012, Page 6)
Unfortunately for White, watching the Bulldogs fall behind early and eventually lose to the Minutemen would have been a good lesson to learn from since it was the way the Bulldogs started that ended up hurting them in the loss, just like Ole Miss’ start hurt Wednesday. (more…) (March 15, 2012, Page 7)
If Ole Miss plays with as much energy and hustle as it has the last six games of the season, then the Rebels should be in position to advance past the first round of the Men’s National Invitation Tournament.
There is still no guarantee the No. 2 seed Rebels (20-13) will beat the No. 7 Illinois State Redbirds (20-13) tonight when the two meet at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum, but a lackluster effort against a team looking to knock off a Southeastern Conference team would likely turn things in favor of the Redbirds. (March 14, 2012, Page 6)