It was a game the Ole Miss men’s basketball team had well in hand, but an offense that went cold and a scorching hot performance by Western Kentucky in the second half led to an 81-74 loss for the Rebels at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum on Saturday afternoon. (December 14, 2014, Page 1B)
A former Ole Miss basketball player is returning to Oxford to teach youngsters the game. Murphy Holloway has partnered with the Boys and Girls Club of North Mississippi to host the GrindTime Basketball Camp Friday through Sunday at the Oxford Park Commission Activity Center. The camp, which is open to boys and girls ages 6-17, will run from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and will conclude with a three-hour session from 3-6 p.m. on Sunday. (July 31, 2014, Page 6)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Ole Miss announced on Monday that BL Harbert International has been awarded the $68.9 million contract to build the new Ole Miss Arena. The approximately 230,000-square-foot facility is scheduled to begin construction immediately. (June 25, 2014, Page 6)
The Board of Trustees of State Institute of Higher Learning approved three requests from the University of Mississippi on Thursday. The requests include a new name for the Basketball Practice Facility and changes to the football practice fields and the Gillom Sports Center. (June 20, 2014, Page 7A)
Editor Don Whitten admits his billion dollar bracket for the NCAA Tournament didn’t last very long, but he offers several comments and opinions on the first two weeks of the tourney, including a look at the SEC, familiar foes, last-minute strategy and possible rules changes. (April 2, 2014, Page 4)
BLOG — Marshall Henderson scored 18 points in his final game in front of the home crowd, Jarvis Summers added 12 points and Ole Miss rallied for a 65-62 victory over Vanderbilt in its regular-season finale Saturday afternoon at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum. (more…) (March 8, 2014)
With the Southeastern Conference finalizing its schedule for the upcoming season, SEC schools, including Ole Miss, were able to release their 2013-14 men’s basketball schedules. Dates and TV appearances are set for the Rebels, who are the defending SEC Tournament champions. (August 21, 2013, Page 8)
Tuesday’s local sports briefs include:
– Ben Hubbard made a hole-in-one at the recent Oxford Lady Charger Softball Benefit golf tourney played at the Country Club of Oxford
– ESPN announced Monday it plans to televise Ole Miss basketball games against Kentucky and Oregon this season.
– Ole Miss has promoted Lady Rebel assistant tennis coach Jason Ontog to associate head coach.
– Registration is open for the fifth annual Lafayette Commodore Baseball Golf Tournament set for Sept. 14. (August 20, 2013, Page 7)
“Kansas City, Kansas City, here I come …” The lyrics from that blues tune made famous by Wilbert Harrison, Fats Domino, The Beatles and countless other artists have been on the minds of Ole Miss basketball fans this week as they headed west to follow the Rebels. Editor Don Whitten recalls his previous two trips to K.C. to cover the Rebels and wonders what kind of weekend this one will be. (March 22, 2013, Page 4A)
Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks relates his memories of Ole Miss’ loss to Valparaiso in the 1998 NCAA Tournament and writes that he hopes things come full circle Friday when the Rebels take on Wisconsin. (March 21, 2013, Page 4)