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Golson turns down offer from BoSox

The wild roller coaster that surrounded the Boston Red Sox late courtship of dual-sport standout Senquez Golson finally came to an end Monday night with the passing of Major League Baseball’s midnight (ET) deadline for drafted players to sign professional contracts.

Golson, who had been practicing with the Gridiron Rebels up until flying to Boston early Monday, turned down at least one offer of $1.3 million according to RebelGrove.com to retain his amateur status.

It was believed all along that Golson’s decision would go down to the wire, so much so that following Monday’s football practice Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt asked reporters if there was any news. (August 16, 2011, Page 8)

What a Knight: Rebs land Sumrall catcher

When San Jacinto catcher Ryan Hornback was drafted — and eventually signed — by the Pittsburgh Pirates, that opened up a void for the Ole Miss baseball team that Austin Knight was more than happy to fill.

Over the weekend it was made public that the standout Sumrall catcher will be joining the incoming Rebel freshmen. (more…) (July 11, 2011, Page 7)

Keeping up with the Rebels plus more MLB Draft stuff

BLOG: It’s about that time of the year again to update the where-are-they-now Diamond Rebels blog. It’s no easy task attempting to keep up with all the Rebels that are now spread throughout the minor (and major) leagues. (more…) (July 6, 2011)

Rebels will have to wait on Jamison

Incoming freshmen pitchers Hawtin Buchanan and Josh Laxer appear to be big Ole Miss leans that will be in Oxford well before the Aug. 15 signing deadline.

The same can’t exactly be said for speedy Evangelical Christian (Tenn.) outfielder Will Jamison, who was selected in the 45th round by the Cleveland Indians. (more…) (June 10, 2011, Page 9A)

Day 2 of MLB Draft picks on Rebs

Tuesday was anything but quiet for the Ole Miss baseball team.

After evading the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft’s first 60 picks on Day 1, the Rebels weren’t so lucky on Tuesday as 12 current or future Rebels were selected during the next 28 rounds. (June 8, 2011, Page 6A)

Day 2 heats up for Diamond Rebels

BLOG: After a quiet Day 1 the Rebels saw several players selected on Day 2 of the MLB First-Year Player Draft. (more…) (June 7, 2011)

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