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)
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.
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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)
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)
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)
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)
What those bats have also done is put a premium on players who can play “small ball.”
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)
“Rebel Rewind: Where are they Now?” is a half-hour documentary by associate professor Brad Shultz that features some of the University of Mississippi’s top sportsmen, including Larry Grantham, Jake Gibbs, Ben Williams, Billy Ray Adams and former basketball standout, John Stroud. Ole Miss alumnus and ESPN broadcaster Ron Franklin hosts the documentary. (September 17, 2010, Page 1B)