The first day junior college football players could sign with a four-year school came and went without a commitment and signature from Northeast Mississippi Community College defensive tackle Lavon Hooks. The 6-foot-4, 300-pound Georgia native was scheduled to announce a final decision Wednesday afternoon via his Twitter account. (December 20, 2012, Page 6)
Temario Strong has shown the physical promise to be a linebacker in the Southeastern Conference.
Aided by extra practice time thanks to preparation for the BBVA Compass Bowl on Jan. 5, the 6-foot, 240-pound South Panola High product may begin to tap his potential sooner rather than later. (December 20, 2012, Page 7)
Carlos Thompson has the green light to do what most middle-aged American men can only dream of: Eat whatever he wants without consequence.
This past season the former four-star defensive end from Hollandale-Simmons High redshirted in large part because he was deemed as completely underweight for his 6-foot-4 frame. (December 19, 2012, Page 8)
Mike Bianco will need to get used to wearing a different red, white and blue this summer.
Tuesday it was announced that the long-time Ole Miss head baseball coach will be the pitching coach for the 2013 Collegiate National Team, headed by TCU head coach Jim Schlossnagle (December 19, 2012, Page 9)
The most challenging portion of Ole Miss’ basketball schedule to date begins tonight against the Loyola Marymount Lions in Los Angeles. The Rebels (7-1 overall) will be on the road through Christmas as they take on LMU (5-4) and then head further west to Hawaii to play three games in the annual Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic in Honolulu. (December 19, 2012, Page 8)
Ole Miss returned to the practice field as a full football team Monday morning in the Indoor Practice Facility with a workout geared toward the future as well as the Rebels’ upcoming contest with Pittsburgh in the BBVA Compass Bowl.
Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze said he liked the energy he saw from his team in their return to practice, the first as a team since before the Rebels defeated Mississippi State 41-24 in the Egg Bowl on Nov. 24. (December 18, 2012, Page 8)
BLOG — Ole Miss picked up an important verbal pledge from a needed position — defensive tackle — this morning when East Mississippi Community College’s Jarran Reed chose the Rebels over offers from several programs, including North Carolina, Florida and Mississippi State. (more…) (December 10, 2012)
Saturday will make the 85th time the Ole Miss Rebels and MSU Bulldogs compete for the coveted Egg Bowl trophy. Jack Lamar Mayfield writes about the schools’ rivalry and the history of the Egg Bowl in today’s Oxford Living. (November 22, 2012, Page 2B)
Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze has had a lot on his mind this week. From trying to figure how to slow down an LSU offense that has become more balanced the last two weeks to figuring out which of his injured players would even make the trip to Tiger Stadium and Baton Rouge, La., Freeze has had to balance a lot in a short amount of time. The Rebels (5-5 overall, 2-4 Southeastern Conference) are banged up heading into Saturday’s contest against No. 8 LSU (8-2, 4-2). Vanderbilt’s 27-26 victory last week at Vaught-Hemingway did more than just hurt the team’s heart, it also physically hurt the Rebels. (November 16, 2012, Page 6A)
The Ole Miss Rebels squandered a prime opportunity Saturday to put a cherry on what’s been a mostly surprising season by earning win No. 6.
Instead, the Rebels (5-5 overall, 2-4, Southeastern Conference) must now turn its attention to No. 8 LSU in the hopes of gaining bowl eligibility. (November 13, 2012, Page 6)