Thursday’s local sports briefs included:
- Ole Miss opens its soccer season Friday night at home against Louisiana-Lafayette
- M-Club Hall of Famers for 2013 have been named
- Former Rebel football great James A. “Tank” Crawford dies
In an effort to build on the foundation of Ole Miss’ external efforts, Athletics Director Ross Bjork has added a new multifaceted position in the administration, announcing Stephen Ponder as the Senior Executive Associate A.D. for External Relations. (more…) (June 25, 2012, Page 7)
Funerals, closings and retirements. All spark memories of people, places and events, as they did for Editor Don Whitten this week. Whitten takes a journey back down memory lane while thinking about Quay Hudson, the Downtown Grill and David Wells. (April 15, 2011, Page 4A)
The phone call Ole Miss senior defensive end Kentrell Lockett had been waiting months to receive finally came Thursday afternoon. After losing out on his senior season by tearing his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the third game last season, Lockett was granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA on Thursday to the delight of the Hahnville, La., native and head football coach Houston Nutt.
Lockett is known for his candor, passion and outgoing nature, but even he didn’t get too excited about the news at first because he was unclear if it was really true. (April 1, 2011, Page 6A)