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)
Monday, Ole Miss’ All-Southeastern Conference guard barely found her way onto the scoresheet as the Lady Rebels fell to Lamar 85-71 at the C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum.
In 29 minutes, the junior registered just three points on 1 of 8 shooting from the floor. (November 20, 2012, Page 8)
There’s no question that the opening weekend of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament once again is spreading “March Madness” across the country. Editor Don Whitten recalls when he first truly felt “March Madness” and wonders when it happened for readers. (March 19, 2012, Page 4)
Saturday is Senior Day at Ole Miss and there has been no bigger player for the Rebels this season than forward Terrance Henry. The difference maker in the Rebels’ most recent win over Arkansas, Henry will be playing his final regular season game at home against the red-hot Alabama Crimson Tide (20-9 overall, 9-6 in the Southeastern Conference). (March 2, 2012, Page 6A)
With all the ice thrown on the floor during Vanderbilt’s 102-76 win over Ole Miss at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum Thursday night — the game had to be stopped twice due to cups being thrown from the student section — some should have been tossed on a couple of Rebels to help them chill out. (February 17, 2012, Page 6A)
Increasing the field for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championships from 65 to 68 teams made the job of picking the teams much easier for the selection committee, right? Not so, says chairman Gene Smith. Editor Don Whitten, whoenjoyed a bit of “bracketology” during his years covering sports, agrees as he takes a look at the possibilities with the larger field. (February 21, 2011, Page 4)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — Ole Miss will be hosting one of the top prep basketball players in the country this weekend. Lepanto, Ark., native Ky Madden will be on campus starting today and if his official visit goes well, then he could end up becoming a Rebel as early as November when high school players can start signing with college teams. (more…) (September 24, 2010)