On Friday afternoon, the 2015 season begins for the Ole Miss baseball team. And for the first time in the Mike Bianco era, the goal is not to get to Omaha, but to get back to there. (February 12, 2015, Page 5A)
The 2015 Ole Miss baseball season begins Friday at 4 p.m., and the City of Oxford wants fans to have zero excuses to miss opening day. In conjunction with the Oxford Chamber of Commerce and the Ole Miss athletics marketing department, Mayor Pat Patterson sent out a letter via social media encouraging business owners and their employees to begin their weekend early and to attend the baseball game. (February 11, 2015, Page 1B)
The lineup will look different come Friday for the Ole Miss baseball team. Heavy bats may have departed from last season’s squad, but there is still some firepower remaining as well as new additions to bolster around centerpiece Sikes Orvis and the rest of the Rebel offense. (February 10, 2015, Page 6)
When Houston Roth got the chance to lock down his future in baseball, he didn’t waste any time. The Oxford High standout gave his verbal commitment to Ole Miss on Sunday. Roth visited the campus early in the day and gave his pledge to head coach Mike Bianco before leaving. (February 9, 2015, Page 6)
Making a return trip to Omaha and the College World Series is a tough task for any baseball team no matter how talented. That is just what Ole Miss plans to do though after getting back to the CWS for the first time since 1972 last season and becoming one of the final four teams fighting for a national championship before being ousted by eventual runner-up Virginia. That journey began last Friday as teams were allowed to begin formally practicing across the country. Ole Miss is preparing for its season-opening series against William & Mary beginning on Feb. 13. (January 28, 2015, Page 1B, 3B)
Former Ole Miss pitcher Cecil Burford, who helped lead the Rebels to the 1956 College World Series, passed away Thursday in Madison, Mississippi (January 18, 2015, Page 3B)
Lafayette Elementary Student Brett Williams has an extraordinary gift for both learning and baseball. Together he combines the two and goes above and beyond expectations in education. (October 21, 2014, Page 1)
Follow a College World Series appearance and the most successful season in program history, Ole Miss baseball coach Mike Bianco’s contract has been extended to run through the 2018 season, athletic director Ross Bjork announced Friday. (September 21, 2014, Page 1B)
Ole Miss baseball coach Mike Bianco has dipped into the Big 12 for his newest assistant coach.
Kansas State hitting coach Mike Clement has been hired to the same position by the Rebels, according to media reports. Perfect Game first reported the hiring Thursday night. (July 11, 2014, Page 6A)
John Gatlin hasn’t pitched in a game since he was in junior college. But that’s exactly what the Houston Astros want the Ole Miss senior to do.
Gatlin signed a free agent contract with the Astros on Monday as a pitcher. He will report to the Astros’ rookie team in the Gulf Coast League in Florida later this week. (June 24, 2014, Page 8)