Mike Bianco is the head coach of the Ole Miss baseball team. A graduate of LSU, he joined Ole Miss in 2000 and has been instrumental in making the Diamond Rebels a mainstay on the national collegiate baseball scene.
Heading into the 2010, Bianco had a record of 365-203-1 in nine seasons as Ole Miss' coach. For more about his tenure from Ole Miss Sports Information, click here.
Swinging the new BBCOR (ball-bat coefficient of restitution) bats that have been implemented by the NCAA for the 2011 season, the Ole Miss baseball squad officially got started on the practice field on Friday.
On Saturday and Sunday, it was the pitching staff that appeared to get the best of the batters in two intrasquad scrimmages as a total of 10 runs were scored during the two games. (January 31, 2011, Page 6)
It’s been a long time coming and on Feb. 5, Ole Miss baseball fans will get a chance to see some former Rebels up close one more time when Oxford-University Stadium plays host to the program’s first Alumni Game. (more…) (January 28, 2011, Page 7A)
The gang is getting back together. The official roster for Ole Miss’ alumni game, set to take place on Feb. 5 at Oxford-University Stadium, is starting to take form. (more…) (January 18, 2011)
On Monday the Ole Miss baseball program announced it plans to host the first-ever alumni game under head coach Mike Bianco.
The game is set for Feb. 5 at 1 p.m. and will be played at Oxford-University Stadium. The game is expected to feature current pros such as Chris Coghlan, Matt Tolbert, Lance Lynn and Drew Pomeranz facing off against the 2011 Rebels.
Tickets are $5 for general admission with the proceeds going the Ernie LaBarge Bullpen Club and can be purchased at OleMissAlumni.com/Events.
For more information contact Ole Miss Director of Baseball Operations Fuller Smith at (662) 915-7795. (December 14, 2010, Page 9)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — The coaching salaries for the biggest coaching names at Ole Miss were approved last month by Mississippi’s Institute for Higher Learning Board of Trustees. (more…) (November 19, 2010)
Matt Smith has a completely new appreciation for what Ole Miss head baseball coach Mike Bianco goes through on a day-to-day basis.
The baseball team’s annual end-of-the-fall three-game series lovingly called the “Pizza Bowl” commenced on Wednesday at Oxford-University Stadium with the Red team coming from behind to top the Blue team 3-2. (more…) (October 28, 2010, Page 7)
Potential bond referendum voters discussed the issue in a town hall setting on Tuesday night at the Oxford High School cafeteria. Oxford residents discussed their support for the new high school and concerns about voting on an issue when not all the information is available – such as where the new school would be built and when the athletic facilities would be moved.
A vote is set for Oct. 26 for a $30 million bond referendum to build a new high school and renovate existing schools. (October 13, 2010, Page 1, 3)
As if getting used to new players with new abilities wasn’t enough during the 2010 fall ball season, the Ole Miss baseball team — and every other college program in the country, for that matter — will have to adapt to using new “BBCOR” bats this fall in order to play with them during the spring season.
Two years ago, the NCAA passed a rule in which all bats used by teams must be “BBCOR” certified by Jan. 1, 2011.
The new certification (which stands for batted ball coefficient of restitution) refers to the way bats are tested.
Instead of measuring the speed of the ball after it is batted, BBCOR measures the “bounciness” of the ball and bat, or the “trampoline effect”. (September 22, 2010, Page 6)