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Former Rebels making major splashes

Loyal Ole Miss and college baseball fans may recognize a slew of former Rebels that are appearing more and more on Major League Baseball rosters and post-game highlights.

Currently, Ole Miss has seven former players on active rosters of MLB teams. (April 18, 2012, Page 9)

The debut of “Around the Net” touches on coaching search and more

AROUND THE NET: This has been a long time coming and is probably well over due.

In an effort to better keep y’all in the know with all things related to Ole Miss, Oxford High, Lafayette High and Water Valley High athletics, I’m going to attempt to blog more regularly in the form of an “around the net” entry. (more…) (November 28, 2011)

Bianco doesn’t expect to see Golson, Brown until January

Dual sport standouts Senquez Golson and Chief Brown took swings in the batting cage on Monday.

While Ole Miss baseball coach Mike Bianco said it was nice to see them, he cautioned not to expect to see them very often during the fall considering they have other — more timely — obligations to the football team. (September 16, 2011, Page 6A)

Cozart’s debut not enough to lift Reds

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Zack Cozart’s lasting memories of his major-league debut will be better when he looks back at the night’s souvenirs. Right now, the former Ole Miss Rebel’s biggest memory is the rally-killing double play he hit into. (more…) (July 8, 2011, Page 7A)

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)

What pressure? Newalu confident heading into season as Rebs’ SS

Ole Miss baseball coach Mike Bianco admitted on Monday that sometimes defense — well, reliable defense — can be taken for granted at times.

That was never more evident than in 2008, when the Rebels transitioned from Zack Cozart at shortstop to a combination of Sean Stuyverson, Tim Ferguson and Evan Button and the trio committed 27 errors.

The next two seasons, Ole Miss was lucky enough to have Kevin Mort restore order to the position and with any luck, the Rebels are hoping junior college transfer Blake Newalu will be an extension of Mort’s dependability. (February 16, 2011, Page 7)

BLOG: Ole Miss alumni game roster released

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)

Sifting through the minors & majors

Former Diamond Rebels are scattered throughout the minor leagues from coast to coast.

In an effort to try and keep up with all of them, I’ve going to link all of their stat pages here: (more…) (June 21, 2010)

Mort signs with Pirates

Former Ole Miss shortstop Kevin Mort has signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates organization. (more…) (June 17, 2010)

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