EUGENE, Ore. — Young athletes around the world dream of one day competing for their country at the Olympic Games.
For Ole Miss junior sprinter Isiah Young, that dream became a reality on Sunday. And for former Ole Miss long jump star Brittney Reese, her dream was realized for the second time already in her young career. (July 2, 2012, Page 6)
In 2012, one of the glaring holes in Ole Miss’ roster was the lack left-handed pitchers. The Rebels had just two on the roster, and only one (Dylan Chavez) saw significant innings. With both Chavez and Jon Andy Scott having either been drafted or graduated, the Rebels once again are in search of southpaws who can pitch significant innings. (June 29, 2012, Page 6A)
COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Ole Miss’ season comes down to one game. An early 1-0 lead didn’t hold up as the Rebels lost 5-2 to Texas Christian Sunday night at Texas A&M’s Blue Bell Park. The loss came after the Rebels advanced to the regional championship with a 6-2 win over TCU on Friday and a 6-3 win over Texas A&M on Saturday. Ole Miss (37-25 overall) couldn’t hold off a surging TCU team that got some timely hits down the stretch on Sunday night to earn the victory just hours after the Horned Frogs defeated the Aggies 10-2 to advance. Ole Miss will now face the Horned Frogs in the regional championship tonight at 6:30. (June 4, 2012, Page 6)
COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Don’t make too much of the fact that Ole Miss opened its season at Texas Christian University because long-time friends Mike Bianco and Jim Schlossnagle definitely aren’t.
In fact, the way representatives from both teams talked during Thursday’s media day in the underbelly of Texas A&M’s Blue Bell Park, they might as well have not played one another Feb 17-19. (June 1, 2012)
COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Don’t expect to see a completely emotional Bobby Wahl on the mound today when the sophomore makes his first NCAA Tournament start for the Rebels.
While he’s likely to be amped up by the atmosphere and the circumstance, the 2012 version of Wahl has learned to harness his emotions a bit more than his freshman self. (June 1, 2012, Page 6A)
The feel-good moment of seeing “Ole Miss” appear on the television Monday was short lived. Within an hour of the announcement, the Rebels were back on the diamond at Oxford-University Stadium preparing for this weekend’s College Station (Texas) Regional. Really, as head coach Mike Bianco pointed out, the preparation began as soon as the Rebels returned from the Southeastern Conference Tournament. (May 31, 2012, Page 6)
HOOVER, Ala. — The ninth-seeded Rebels were a part of another shutout Wednesday.
This time, however, it was Ole Miss that did the shutting out. (May 24, 2012, Page 6)
HOOVER, Ala. — The Ole Miss Rebels can take a deep breath and exhale a sigh of relief. Well, sort of.
Like most any team will say publicly, Ole Miss came to Hoover, Ala., to win the Southeastern Conference Tournament. (May 24, 2012, Page 7)
HOOVER, Ala. — A.J. Reed didn’t just do a little of everything for Kentucky on Tuesday.
The southpaw shut out Ole Miss for 5.1 innings in the opening game of the Southeastern Conference Tournament at Regions Park.
And then, as if that wasn’t enough, the freshman also went 4-for-4 at the plate with three singles and a solo home run in the fourth inning that proved to be the difference in the 2-0 Kentucky victory. (May 23, 2012, Page 5A)