Tonight’s game at No. 18 Mississippi State is important on so many different levels for the Ole Miss Rebels. Besides having a chance to earn a season sweep of the Bulldogs, the Rebels need a victory to improve their chances of making next month’s NCAA Tournament.
The Rebels (14-8 overall, 4-4 in the Southeastern Conference) let an opportunity to earn a road win at Alabama on Saturday slip through their fingers. Not only did the loss put them behind Alabama in the standings, it dropped their RPI rating down to the mid 50s, a figure that has to be improved if they have a realistic chance of earning a bid as an at-large team in the “Big Dance.” (February 9, 2012, Page 8)
A season and career filled with spectacular moments on the field for Lafayette High quarterback Jeremy Liggins has led to the next chapter of his football career. Tonight is the moment that the 6-foot-3, 275-pound dynamo that helped lead the Commodores to back-to-back Class 4A state titles makes his college choice public.
Liggins is scheduled to make his announcement at Irie on the Square on the weekly Sports Roundup TV show at approximately 7:30. (January 30, 2012, Page 1B)
Thursday night’s 51-46 loss to Mississippi State was a frustrating one for Ole Miss head coach Renee Ladner.
The game at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum was not a pretty game, especially for the Lady Rebels, who shot just 26.6 percent after knocking down 47 percent of their shots from the floor in consecutive Southeastern Conference wins. (January 20, 2012, Page 6A)
COLUMN: With National Signing Day less than two weeks away, it’s obvious that football recruiting is coming down to the wire. College teams across the country already have a number of verbal commitments from high school, prep and junior college players on board and they are looking for more before Feb. 1 comes and goes. (more…) (January 20, 2012, Page 7A)
BLOG: Led by Pontotoc native Diamber Johnson, the Mississippi State Lady Bulldogs pushed their winning streak against Ole Miss to four games Thursday night with a 51-46 victory.
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Renee Ladner has said all along she wants her young squad to get better game by game.
Hugh Freeze’s early journey on the football recruiting trail could gain a huge boost of momentum tonight from one of nation’s best defensive line prospects. Aberdeen defensive end Channing Ward (6-foot-4, 255-pounds) is scheduled to announce his college decision tonight during the annual Under Armour All-American Game. (more…) (January 5, 2012, Page 6)
BLOG: STARKVILLE — Ole Miss’ end to the 2011 season, and the head coaching career of Houston Nutt, resulted in yet another loss Saturday night. (more…) (November 27, 2011)
Houston Nutt’s final game as the head coach of the Ole Miss football program is arguably the most important to his legacy. Coaches, outgoing or not, are remembered by how they finish a season, a career and how they fare against the team’s biggest rival. While some Ole Miss fans still consider LSU the Rebels’ biggest rival, the annual end to a regular season campaign always comes against Mississippi State. (more…) (November 24, 2011, Page 8A)