Putting the sting of not making the NCAA Tournament in the the past is the biggest challenge facing Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy heading into Wednesday’s National Invitation Tournament game against Troy. (March 16, 2010, Page 7A)
The Ole Miss baseball team fought back from an early seven-run deficit, but in the end it wasn’t enough as the No. 8 Louisville Cardinals held on to win 10-8 on Sunday and win the series at Oxford-University Stadium. (March 15, 2010, Page 8)
The disappointment of not making the NCAA Tournament will have to end quickly as the Rebels earned a spot in the 2010 National Invitation Tournament Sunday night. The Rebels (21-10 overall) are a NO. 2 seed in the field of 32 and will host Troy (20-12) on Wednesday at 7 p.m. (March 15, 2010, Page 10)
A four-game winning streak at the end of the Southeastern Conference regular season, a share of the SEC West title and two strong wins over non conference teams wasn’t enough to place the Ole Miss Rebels in the 2010 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Sunday evening.
The Rebels failed to make the field of 65 for the eighth straight season despite winning 21 games and playing a schedule that featured road/neutral site games against West Virginia and Villanova, two teams that earned No. 2 seeds in the NCAAs.
Ole Miss is expected to continue its season this week, however, in the National Invitation Tournament. The NIT field will be announced later tonight. (March 14, 2010)
Less than 24 hours after losing a heartbreaking 6-1 game to Louisville in 12 innings on Friday, the Ole Miss baseball team rebounded to win Game 2 of the three game series 8-3 on Saturday at Oxford-University Stadium.
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NASHVILLE — Ole Miss’ chances of making the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2002 took a considerable hit Friday in the quarterfinals of the Southeastern Conference Tournament. Led by the outside shooting of Cameron Tatum, and another double-double effort from Wayne Chism, No. 15 Tennessee defeated the Rebels 76-65 in front of a crowd of 19,123 at the Bridgestone Arena. (more…) (March 12, 2010)
An opportunity to secure an NCAA Tournament bid is on the line for the Ole Miss Rebels today when they meet the No. 15 Tennessee Volunteers in the quarterfinals of the Southeastern Conference Tournament at Bridgestone Arena. (March 12, 2010, Page 6A)
The following are excerpts from a 30-minute phone conversation with Louisville head baseball coach Dan McDonnell regarding recruiting, baseball, memories from Ole Miss and other things. (March 12, 2010, Page 6A)
For the majority of his drive from Louisville, Ky., to Oxford on Thursday, Dan McDonnell did part of what made him a college baseball commodity — talk on his cell phone. During the six years McDonnell spent as assistant coach to Ole Miss skipper Mike Bianco from 2000 to 2006, it’s arguable that he did his best work on the phone, convincing some of the best high school and junior college baseball players from the Southeast to take a chance on the new Rebels’ regime and buy into the vision.
Today, McDonnell will get to see some of the tangibles that came as a result of the early years, when he first steps foot at Oxford-University Stadium — new to him since he left for Louisville in 2006. (March 12, 2010, Page 6A)
If you’re an Ole Miss fan that looks at the positive side of things, then the Rebels have already done enough to earn a spot in next week’s NCAA Tournament. If you’re a glass-is-half-empty type person, then you believe the Rebels need to beat either LSU or Tennessee in Friday’s quarterfinal game in the Southeastern Conference Tournament to make the “Big Dance.” (March 11, 2010, Page 6A)