During his time with the print media at Thursday’s Southeastern Conference Media Days session, Chizik was asked a handful of questions in different ways about the NCAA and rules violations. His answers didn’t vary much, although he did talk publicly about his conversation with an NCAA official that is involved with infractions. (July 22, 2011, Page 8A)
The Ole Miss Rebels got men in scoring position, but couldn’t come up with the big hit when they needed to early as Ole Miss dropped the series finale to No. 4 Florida on Sunday by a score of 7-2.
Ole Miss (24-20 overall, 9-12 Southeastern Conference) put men in scoring position in four of the first five innings, but couldn’t get a run home until a Will Allen single in the seventh inning put the Rebels on the board. Matt Smith added a home run in the eighth inning to move into sole possession of second place on the all-time list for home runs at Ole Miss with 41 for his career. (May 2, 2011, Page 4B)
An opportunity to earn a rare road win and gain a tremendous boost in the RPI is what the Ole Miss Rebels and head coach Andy Kennedy are hoping to gain in the Southeastern Conference opener at Florida Saturday.
Ole Miss (12-3 overall) will be opening the SEC season on the road for the 10th time in the last 13 seasons and facing arguably the best team in the SEC in the Gators, who are 11-3 and coming off two impressive wins over Xavier and Rhode Island. (January 7, 2011, Page 6A)
Life without Tim Tebow. That’s what Florida coach Urban Meyer is facing currently as he prepares his team for the 2010 season opener against Miami of Ohio on Sept. 4. Meyer, who has won two national titles for the Gators since he was hired before the 2005 season, said not having the Heisman Trophy award winner around has been different, but exciting because it brings a new opportunity for the team. (August 26, 2010, Page 7)
SEC MEDIA DAY NOTEBOOK — Sports agents shouldn’t expect to get a Christmas card from Alabama head coach Nick Saban this year. If Saban had it his way, agents who violate the rules by funneling money to players still in college would get a year ban from their profession.
Alabama is one of the schools that has been in the unfortunate position recently of having to deal with questions regarding agents and players. A report surfaced Wednesday at the Southeastern Conference’s Media Days that Crimson Tide defensive lineman Marcel Dareus had been ruled ineligible to play this year. The school denied that claim, which was originally reported by the Tuscaloosa News, saying that no action had been taken.
But if the Crimson Tide did lose Dareus, who apparently attended a party in Miami that was funded by an agent, it would be a sizable blow to their chances of repeating as national champions.
Saban, who is not known to always be the best coach to talk about anything let alone something controversial, blasted agents that don’t do things the right way by equating them to pimps. (July 22, 2010, Page 2B)
And the streak continues. In short, Sundays have been unkind to the Ole Miss Rebels baseball squad. For the fourth Sunday in a row, the No. 17 Rebels have been unable to not only piece together timely hits but also find pitching that gives them a chance to take the game.
One game after the Rebels’ offense exploded for 15 runs, the No. 8 Gators returned the favor, routing the Rebels 13-1 to avoid a sweep at Oxford-University Stadium. (March 29, 2010, Page 1B)
One game after Ole Miss plated 15 runs on 19 hits, the Florida Gators returned the favor by routing the Rebels 13-1.
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The Rebels scored four runs in the first inning and didn’t let off of the gas until they had routed the Gators 15-3 at Oxford-University Stadium. (more…) (March 27, 2010)
Friday night’s game between the No. 8 Florida Gators and No. 17 Ole Miss Rebels lived up to the hype.
In what turned out to be a pitcher’s duel, Ole Miss junior left-hander Drew Pomeranz pitched the Rebels to a 3-2 victory.
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