COLUMN: The NFL’s recent decision to lockout players on all 32 teams has given those individuals a chance to catch up on some loose ends.
In the case of former Ole Miss standout running back/wide receiver Dexter McCluster, his down time has led him back to Oxford where he is currently trying to finish up his degree.
McCluster said he only needs to finish two classes, broadcast journalism and an advanced class in English, to secure a degree that he was encouraged to finish by the Kansas City Chiefs organization. (more…) (March 23, 2011, Page 7)
BLOG: Shortly after we ran the article on Tyler Baker committing to play football at Ole Miss I had a chance to chat with the athlete’s trainer, Bob Stroupe. (more…) (March 9, 2011)
Tyler Baker has a sizable chip that resides squarely on the shoulders of his 5-foot-10, 187-pound frame.
That’s not to say Baker, a football standout at Brook Hill School in Bullard, Texas, is mad at the world.
The first day for high school football prospects to sign with college programs may be 11 months away, but Lafayette quarterback Jeremy Liggins is already starting to investigate schools that have offered him a scholarship. Liggins, a rising senior for the Commodores, will be in Tuscaloosa, Ala., this weekend to take part in Alabama’s Junior Day activities. (more…) (March 4, 2011, Page 6A)
(VIDEO) BLOG: On Tuesday, the media met with transfer quarterback Barry Brunetti for the first time. (more…) (February 17, 2011)
(VIDEO) BLOG: Today the media got a chance to meet with junior college transfer quarterback Zack Stoudt for the first time in person.
(more…) (February 16, 2011)
The third book covering the story of former Ole Miss football standout Michael Oher may well be the most inspirational, Editor Don Whitten writes. Oher, who has combined with best-selling author Don Yaeger to give his side of the story in “I Beat The Odds – From Homelessness to The Blind Side and Beyond,” will be at Off-Square Books on Tuesday to sign copies of the just-released book. (February 14, 2011, Page 4A)
A decision to get closer to an ill family member has left Ole Miss without its most productive return player and one of the team’s most productive wide receivers from the 2010 season. (more…) (February 9, 2011, Page 8)
A year of hard work on the recruiting trail ended up paying off for Ole Miss football coach Houston Nutt and his staff Wednesday on National Signing Day. Following a year where the Rebels went 4-8 on the field, Nutt was able to land his best class of freshmen and newcomers since he arrived in Oxford from Arkansas. (more…) (February 3, 2011, Page 6)