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Monday, October 20, 2014

Jake Gibbs

Sharing stories about our friend, Stan

The news was shocking and hard to accept — Stan Sandroni had passed away. Editor Don Whitten takes a look back at his time working and playing with Sandroni, and recalls one of the stories that shows exactly who and what Stan Sandroni was. (September 11, 2014, Page 4)

Here again — with Omaha on the horizon

Here we are again. Two wins away from the Ole Miss baseball program making its first appearance in the College World Series since 1972. Editor Don Whitten looks at how close the Rebels have come in the past decade as they prepare to take on Louisiana-Lafayette in this weekend’s super regional. (June 6, 2014, Page 4A)

Bianco becomes winningest coach

Heading into his 13th season as Ole Miss’ skipper, it was a matter of when, not if, for Mike Bianco.

Friday, Bianco tied legend Jake Gibbs as Ole Miss’ winningest baseball coach when the No. 7 Rebels clobbered Lipscomb 10-1. (more…) (March 11, 2013, Page 1B)

Bianco ties Gibbs as Rebs’ winningest coach with 10-1 victory

VIDEO BLOG: The No. 7 Rebels have been weekend wizards in a sense, finding various ways to remain undefeated in three-game sets.

After topping then-ranked TCU to open the season, Ole Miss has swept Rhode Island and Florida International in subsequent series to post a 9-0 weekend record.

Tonight, the Rebels (13-1 overall) host the Lipscomb Bisons (6-7) in the first of three games with a 6:30 p.m. start at Oxford-University Stadium.

(more…) (March 8, 2013)

WVHS baseball hosting first pitch banquet

The Water Valley baseball team will host a first-pitch banquet at the Water Valley multipurpose building Feb. 11 at 6 p.m.

Water Valley’s guest speaker will be former Ole Miss baseball and football legend Jake Gibbs. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased from any baseball player or by calling (601) 624-1142 or (601) 473-2468. (January 30, 2012)

Oxford’s Gibbs chooses Rebels

Ole Miss is set to have another Gibbs on its baseball diamond.

Recently, current Oxford senior Luke Gibbs committed to play for the Rebels following in the cleat marks of his All-American grandfather, Jake, his father, Monte and his uncle, Dean. (November 15, 2011, Page 7)

M-Club Hall of Fame inductees a special group

The M-Club inducts a new class of former Ole Miss athletes and coaches each fall into its Hall of Fame, and Editor Don Whitten says members of this year’s class hold special meanings to him as a writer, fan and member of the community. (September 26, 2011, Page 4A)

Game day at Ole Miss

Guest columnist Loran Smith of Georgia gives an outsider’s perspective of the game day experience at Ole Miss as he talks about trips to Oxford for games and about the friendships he’s made over the years with members of the community. (September 23, 2011, Page 4A)

Gibbs’ skills make him prime recruit

A lot has been made about the new BBCOR bats and their impact on power numbers at the college levels.

What those bats have also done is put a premium on players who can play “small ball.”

One player who could benefit greatly from the switch is Oxford’s Luke Gibbs.
(more…) (July 7, 2011, Page 6)

‘Mississippians’ coming to coffee table near you

OXFORD TOWN – “Mississippians,” a coffee-table book featuring more than 250 famous, notable, extraordinary and colorful Mississippians makes its official debut Tuesday, Nov. 2, at Off Square Books. The launch event begins at 5 p.m. Page 5 of this week’s issue of Oxford Town has full details. (October 28, 2010, Page 5)

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