The Ole Miss men’s and women’s cross-country teams hit the road for Tuscaloosa, Ala., to compete in the NCAA South Region Championships for a chance to advance to the Nov. 23 NCAA Championships. (November 15, 2013, Page 6A)
A good starting point. That’s how Brian O’Neal described his first season as Ole Miss’ track and field coach. The Rebels finished eighth in the nation last week at the annual NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. It was the best finish in school history but made possible thanks to spectacular efforts of just two athletes, sprinter Isiah Young and pole vaulter Sam Kendricks. (more…) (June 14, 2013, Page 6A)
COLUMN: A perfect ending to a near flawless season is the best way to describe Sam Kendricks’ sophomore campaign at Ole Miss. A little over a week ago, the former Oxford High standout was crowned the NCAA pole vault champion, the first for an Ole Miss athelte. Kendricks’ victory also garnered 10 of the 24 points Ole Miss earned at the University of Oregon, a total that ensured its best national ranking in school history. (June 14, 2013, Page 6A)
BLOG — Former Oxford High standout Sam Kendricks finished third in the pole vault at the NCAA Indoor Championships to earn All-American status Friday night. (more…) (March 9, 2013)
Tom Greenway writes about lies and consequences for presidents, while Meridith Wulff and Cal Mayo write to thank those who helped make the 2012 Charger Challenge a big success. (October 19, 2012, Page 4A)
Ole Miss’ replacement for long-time track and field head coach Joe Walker is someone who is very familiar with Walker’s teaching methods, compassion for student-athletes and love for the school. Brian O’Neal was officially introduced Tuesday afternoon as Walker’s replacement in a ceremony held just a few feet away from his mentor’s former office at the track facility.
O’Neal, a native of Pontotoc who was a four-year letterman at Ole Miss from 1989-1993, comes back to Oxford after spending the last four years of his coaching career at Florida and just days after helping leading the Gators to the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championship at Drake University. Leaving Ole Miss after 14 years may have been tough to do initially, but the journey to Gainesville, Fla., and back has made O’Neal a better coach in his estimation. (June 13, 2012, Page 6)
BLOG — Outgoing Ole Miss track coach Joe Walker said Tuesday morning that the hiring of Brian O’Neal as the new track coach at Ole Miss was a good thing moving forward. (more…) (June 12, 2012)