Today was a proud day for Water Valley head football coach Brad Embry. At approximately 7:30 a.m., seven Blue Devil seniors signed National Letters of Intent to play college football; longtime commit Taylor Edwards signed with Troy and recent pledge Devin Fleming signed with Alcorn State.
On the junior college level, Rowdy Williams and Denzel Jones signed with Northeast Mississippi Community College, Justin McCammon and Q. Bailey signed with Northwest Mississippi Community College and Jeoffrey Gordon signed with Itawamba Community College.
Water Valley offensive lineman Taylor Edwards didn’t expect to be playing at a Division I school when he first started playing football. Even though he has the size (6-foot-4, 280 pounds), strength and athletic ability college recruiters are looking for, Edwards didn’t think it was possible he would earn an athletic scholarship. His mindset changed this spring when Troy University offered him a scholarship. After visiting the Troy campus a couple of times and camping at some other schools such as Louisiana-Monroe, UAB and Memphis, Edwards decided Troy was the best fit for him in the future. (June 26, 2012, Page 6)
Terrico White scored 27 points in Ole Miss’ win over Troy in NIT action Wednesday night. Ole Miss’ march toward a second trip to New York for the National Invitation Tournament Final Four began with a bang, thanks to a one-sided 84-65 home win over Troy in the first round. (March 18, 2010, Page 6)
A run toward winning the overall title in the National Invitational Tournament begins tonight for the Ole Miss Rebels when they host the Troy Trojans at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. and the game can be heard locally on 93.7 FM. (March 17, 2010, Page 6A)
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 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)