OLE MISS MEN’S HOOPS — Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy is a college basketball junkie. He’s admitted that fact several times over his four-year tenure. When he’s not crunching numbers and evaluating tape of the Rebels’ next opponent, he’s usually watching games from across the nation. (March 4, 2010, Page 7)
AROUND THE SQUARE AND BEYOND — Professional fisherman Mike Iaconelli talks about his recent fishing trip to Memphis and why he enjoys his show on the Versus Network. Also: LHS coach Amy Sutton says she’s pulling for New Albany in the Class 4A title game, and Dexter McCluster surprises with his 40-yard dash time. (March 4, 2010, Page 6)
OLE MISS BASEBALL — At times during Ole Miss’ first seven games, freshman infielder Alex Yarbrough seemed like he couldn’t buy a hit. On Tuesday, Yarbrough looked like a seasoned veteran during No. 21 Ole Miss’ 7-2 victory against the Memphis Tigers at Oxford-University Stadium. (March 3, 2010, Page 8)
OLE MISS BASEBALL — The No. 21 Ole Miss baseball team will look to extend its winning streak tonight when it hosts the Memphis Tigers at 6:30 p.m. The Tigers come into the game having dropped two of three over the weekend.
LHP Matt Tracy will get his second start of the season for Ole Miss. (March 2, 2010, Page 8)
After a 4-0 week, the Ole Miss baseball team (6-1 overall) is on the move. In Baseball America’s rankings, the Rebels jumped up to No. 21 from No. 24.
The Week That Was:
Looking back at the week that was, there’s a few interesting stats that stand out — but keep in mind, Ole Miss played Oakland and Arkansas State.
- The Ole Miss outfield appears to be pretty slick at the plate. Freshman LF Tanner Mathis batted a team-best .500 (4-for-8), with junior RF Matt Smith (.462, 6-for-13) and junior CF Tim Ferguson (.429, 6-for-14) close behind him.
- Senior IF Zach Miller had a team-high nine RBIs, although he hit .250 (3-for-12).
- OF Cliff Vaughn is hitting 1.000 on the year, after hitting a single against Oakland in mop-up duty.
- Senior SS Kevin Mort and junior C Miles Hamblin are off to tough starts, hitting .077 (1-for-13) and .000 (0-for-10) on the week. Mort’s some-what saving grace is that he only Kd once, where Hamblin had five strikeouts with zero walks.
- The team was 5-for-6 on stolen base attempts (Ferguson had four, Smith had one, and Alex Yarbrough was caught stealing).
(March 1, 2010)
OLE MISS BASEBALL NOTEBOOK — Ole Miss sophomore first baseman Matt Snyder has not only shown power in the Rebels first seven games, he’s also showing an improved plate discipline. Also — Drew Pomeranz comes within one of tying his own strikeout record, catcher Miles Hamblin continues to struggle, Ole Miss is still ironing out the signs and pitcher Blair Wright will miss season with Tommy John surgery. (March 1, 2010, Page 8)
OLE MISS BASEBALL — Ole Miss may have plated 28 runs this weekend, but the number that made coach Mike Bianco most proud was one — the number of errors the No. 24 Rebels committed in their three-game sweep of the Oakland (Mich.) Golden Grizzlies at Oxford-University Stadium. In three games, the Rebels knocked off Oakland 9-1, 10-2 and 9-3. (March 1, 2010, Page 8)
OLE MISS MEN’S HOOPS — The Ole Miss Rebels showed fans in attendance Wednesday night two different teams. The first, was the team that shot 24.1 percent from the floor in the first half. The second, was the team that rallied from a 34-22 defecit to knock off Auburn 85-75 at the C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum. (February 25, 2010, Page 6)
OLE MISS MEN’S HOOPS — The Ole Miss men’s basketball team will need to put its most recent let downs behind it when it faces the Auburn Tigers tonight at the C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum. (February 24, 2010, Page 9)
AROUND THE SQUARE AND BEYOND — Among this week’s topics, the LHS girls-New Albany North Half Finals showdown was one of the ages, NAHS head coach and former Ole Miss great John Stroud deserves to have his number retired by the University and former area high school baseball players are beginning to suit up for Northwest C.C. (February 24, 2010, Page 8)