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.
On a day where offense was tough to come by it was defense that made the play when it mattered most. No. 18 Ole Miss beat Wright State 3-2 in Game 2 of Sunday double header thanks to a double play that started with shortstop Errol Robinson snagging a liner hit by Raider Andrew McCafferty then tossing it to second baseman Tate Blackman for the final out and securing the series win. The Rebels (4-2) dropped the first game of the day by a score of 3-1 to create the rubber match. Game 2 was a shortened seven-inning affair. (February 23, 2015, Page 6)
It was a cold, rainy and windy afternoon with icicles hanging off the dugouts, but a career performance from Christian Trent and a four-run fifth inning powered the Ole Miss baseball team past Wright State, 10-3, in the opening game of the weekend series Friday at Oxford-University Stadium. (February 22, 2015, Page 4B)
It was a cold, rainy and windy afternoon with icicles hanging off the dugouts, but a career performance from Christian Trent and a four-run fifth inning powered the Ole Miss baseball team past Wright State, 10-3, in the opening game of the weekend series Friday afternoon at Swayze Field. (more…) (February 20, 2015)
With potentially bad winter weather hitting the area today, the No. 18 Ole Miss baseball team finished its opening series with William & Mary on Saturday with a doubleheader. The first game was one to forget as Sam Smith had a bad outing that did not last four innings as the Rebels fell 8-1 to the Tribe. The Rebels would come back to win the second game 16-2 to claim the weekend series. (February 15, 2015, Page 1B, 3B)
An uncharacteristic outing by Christian Trent and a big effort from freshman Kyle Watson made for an interesting season opener for No. 18 Ole Miss who pulled away late for a 9-4 win over William & Mary Friday evening at O-U Stadium (more…) (February 13, 2015)
On Friday afternoon, the 2015 season begins for the Ole Miss baseball team. And for the first time in the Mike Bianco era, the goal is not to get to Omaha, but to get back to there. (February 12, 2015, Page 5A)
The lineup will look different come Friday for the Ole Miss baseball team. Heavy bats may have departed from last season’s squad, but there is still some firepower remaining as well as new additions to bolster around centerpiece Sikes Orvis and the rest of the Rebel offense. (February 10, 2015, Page 6)
When Houston Roth got the chance to lock down his future in baseball, he didn’t waste any time. The Oxford High standout gave his verbal commitment to Ole Miss on Sunday. Roth visited the campus early in the day and gave his pledge to head coach Mike Bianco before leaving. (February 9, 2015, Page 6)
Making a return trip to Omaha and the College World Series is a tough task for any baseball team no matter how talented. That is just what Ole Miss plans to do though after getting back to the CWS for the first time since 1972 last season and becoming one of the final four teams fighting for a national championship before being ousted by eventual runner-up Virginia. That journey began last Friday as teams were allowed to begin formally practicing across the country. Ole Miss is preparing for its season-opening series against William & Mary beginning on Feb. 13. (January 28, 2015, Page 1B, 3B)