COLUMN — Wednesday’s revelation that the 130-year old oak trees that serve as the centerpiece of yearly celebrations at Auburn started me think about where the rivalry between Ole Miss and Mississippi State is really at right now. (more…) (February 18, 2011)
All season long Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy has been searching for at least one player to match the scoring ability of senior standout Chris Warren. There have been times where a player appeared to be on the verge of adding that extra scoring dimension needed to win games in the Southeastern Conference, but nobody has consistently filled that role. (more…) (February 17, 2011, Page 6)
Auburn University says someone deliberately poisoned trees at Toomer’s Corner, where fans have long celebrated big wins and hundreds gathered after the Tigers won the football national championship on Jan. 10. (more…) (February 17, 2011, Page 6)
BLOG — All season long, Ole Miss senior Zach Graham has played second fiddle to fellow senior Chris Warren. That was not the case Wednesday night. (more…) (February 16, 2011)
Finding additional scorers to complement the attention senior guard Chris Warren draws from opposing defenses has been something Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy has tried to work on all season.
Only fellow senior Zach Graham has consistently scored alongside Warren and is the only other player who is averaging double figures. Against Alabama, Warren was limited to just two made shots from the field and while he ended up scoring 15 points, the lack of help he got against the Crimson Tide prevented the Rebels from even being close until the second half. (February 16, 2011, Page 6)
Winter weather may have forced Ole Miss to skip its tournament in New Jersey last month, but with remnants of the recent southern blizzard disappearing the Lady Rebels hoops squad will head east today to continue their Southeastern Conference schedule with a game at Auburn before returning home to host South Carolina on Sunday.
After surging late in the game to top Vanderbilt in its SEC opener, the Rebels stumbled at No. 5 Tennessee last week, dropping a 86-46 contest to the Lady Vols on Jan. 9.
Tonight, Ole Miss (8-6 overall, 1-1 SEC) will face an Auburn Tigers squad (9-7, 2-1) that is coming off of a 73-56 victory over Florida and a 67-59 loss to Vanderbilt. (January 13, 2011, Page 7)
For a brief moment, Michael Dyer stopped running.
Twenty-seven seconds into Saturday’s game at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt’s desire for his Rebels to upset the No. 1 team in the BCS Standings, the Auburn Tigers, looked pretty good.
Freshman running back Jeff Scott had just reeled off an 83-yard run down the Ole Miss sideline for a touchdown at that point and the fifth-largest crowd in stadium history of 61,474 was roaring with approval.
But just as quickly as Rebel fans could get into their “Yell O” rhythm on defense, Auburn was moving right back down the field to score the first of six touchdowns in an eventual 51-31 win.
Led by super-standout quarterback Cam Newton, the Tigers shredded the Rebels for 71 yards on six plays that first drive. Newton completed three straight passes to get across the 50-yard line, while running back Onterio McCalebb’s 15-yard run got the Tigers into the red zone.
Auburn coach Gene Chizik and offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn then sent a message to the Rebels about how the game would eventually play out as they sent Newton out wide to catch his first touchdown of the season. (November 1, 2010, Page 1B)
Just how good is Auburn quarterback Cam Newton? That was the question that Ole Miss defensive coordinator Tyrone Nix attempted to answer prior to the Rebels’ game with the No. 3 Tigers at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.
The plan heading into the contest was to stop Newton from running, from beating the Rebels with his legs like he has so many other teams this year.
Nix’s plan worked as the Rebels held Newton to 45 yards on 11 carries and no touchdowns. But Newton was effective in a lot of other ways for the Tigers, who piled up 51 points and 572 yards, both season highs allowed for the Rebels. (November 1, 2010, Page 1B)