The new Lady Rebel hoops staff loaded up on transfers and junior college talent in its first recruiting class this past year.
With an eye towards the 2013 signing class, Ole Miss looks to be focusing on the prep ranks and recently landed its second ‘13 verbal commitment in the form of guard/forward Lyndsay Leikem.
The Tuscon, Ariz., resident has yet to step foot inside the relatively new Basketball Practice Facility, take in a game at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum or even visit Oxford, but that didn’t prevent her from pledging her signature to Adrian Wiggins and the newly-installed coaching staff two weeks ago. (July 11, 2012, Page 6)
Four Ole Miss teams have been recognized among the elite academic programs in the country in their sport with the NCAA’s announcement of the public recognition awards on Thursday. The Ole Miss men’s basketball, women’s basketball, softball and women’s golf programs received the prestigious honor for their latest Academic Progress Rates (APR). (more…) (June 15, 2012, Page 6A)
Brandy Broome (Natchitoches, La.) and Diara Moore (Cedar Hill, Texas) have each signed a National Letter of Intent to study and play basketball at Ole Miss, head coach Adrian Wiggins announced Wednesday. (more…) (April 26, 2012, Page 7)
Brett Frank was happy at Fresno State.
During his nine years in California, the Lady Bulldog associate head coach helped build Fresno State into a Western Athletic Conference power and a perennial NCAA Tournament team.
Despite the success and possibility of taking over the program when former head coach Adrian Wiggins took the head gig at Ole Miss, Frank opted to follow his long-time pal to Oxford. (April 12, 2012, Page 8)
The 2012 season was a tough one for the Lady Rebels.
As new Ole Miss Athletics Director Ross Bjork noted before a near capacity crowd at the Basketball Practice Facility, he’s no longer the new guy on the block.
Wednesday, Adrian Wiggins was officially introduced as the next Lady Rebels women’s basketball coach.
Ole Miss initially approached Wiggins the day after Fresno State was selected to its fifth consecutive NCAA Tournament.
After tabling discussion until the Lady Bulldogs’ season was over, Wiggins said the courting process moved quickly. (March 29, 2012, Page 6)
BLOG: Adrian Wiggins was officially introduced as the new Ole Miss women’s basketball coach today at the Basketball Practice Facility. (more…) (March 28, 2012)
Just days after Ole Miss unveiled its next athletics director the university announced it has also found its next women’s basketball coach.
Monday evening the university confirmed that Fresno State head coach Adrian Wiggins is leaving his current post and will be in charge of turning around a Lady Rebels program that finished last in the Southeastern Conference with a 2-14 league record. (March 27, 2012, Page 10)