SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — Impressive. That one word is the best one to describe how well Ole Miss senior associate athletic director Derek Horne performed in his recent interview with Florida A&M for the school’s vacant athletics director position. (more…) (July 10, 2010)
Terrico White’s gamble to leave Ole Miss early and become an first-round selection in the 2010 NBA Draft didn’t go as planned Thursday night. Instead of being taken in the first round, the Memphis native was taken by the Detroit Pistons in the second round as the 36th overall pick. (June 25, 2010, Page 6A)
When Jerrell Powe speaks, people listen.
The Ole Miss coaching staff is hoping the Waynesboro native will be able to harness some of the respect he garners this season and help lead what some are calling one of the best defensive line units in the Southeastern Conference. (June 25, 2010, Page 6A)
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Sunday’s 20-16 loss against St. John’s concluded what turned out to be a disappointing and poorly timed slide by the Ole Miss Rebels.
Following a 10-game winning streak midway through the Southeastern Conference schedule that included sweeps against LSU and Mississippi State, the Rebels faltered down the stretch and were plagued by inconsistency. (June 7, 2010, Page 1B)
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — With the season on the line, No. 24 Ole Miss scored 16 runs against St. John’s in the elimination game of the Charlottesville Regional on Sunday.
Normally that would have gotten the job done and kept the Diamond Rebels alive in the NCAA Tournament.
The problem, however, was that not only did Ole Miss starter David Goforth and relief pitcher Trent Rothlin combine to surrender eight runs in the first inning, but the Red Storm was able to respond to Ole Miss’ scores throughout the game en route to a 20-16 victory at Davenport Field. (June 7, 2010, Page 1B)
A strong finish to the regular season not only carried over to a Big East Tournament championship for the St. John’s Red Storm this past week, it may have also set them up for a good run in this weekend’s Charlottesville (Va.) Regional. (June 3, 2010, Page 6)
Bobby Wahl isn’t your typical high school senior.
While most seniors are hanging out with friends, packing for college and planning senior trips, the West Springfield (Va.) High pitching ace is prepping for what will be the biggest decision of his young life — sign with whichever professional team potentially could offer him a six-figure contract, or head to Oxford to play for Mike Bianco and the Ole Miss Rebels. (June 3, 2010, Page 7)
Sure the recently announced Charlottesville (Va.) Regional means a chance at revenge for most of the Ole Miss Diamond Rebels, but to three it has a little extra meaning.
The Rebels trip East will give Matt and Mike Snyder, as well as Matt Crouse, a chance to play in front of friends and family members, a chance most have not had considering the 12-plus hours that separate Virginia from Oxford. (June 2, 2010, Page 7)
HOOVER, Ala. — Drew Pomeranz’s mantle must be running out of space.
On Tuesday, the left-hander became the first Rebel to be named the Southeastern Conference’s Pitcher of the Year. The SEC’s announcement comes one day after the junior was awarded the Ferriss Trophy, which goes to the Magnolia State’s top collegiate baseball player. (May 26, 2010, Page 6A)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — S ophomore forward Murphy Holloway will be leaving the Ole Miss men’s basketball team so that he can get closer to his infant daughter and mother who helps raise the child. (more…) (April 30, 2010)