Archive for December 29th, 2008

FOOTBALL: Evening Update

December 29, 2008


I just returned from my first NHL experience. (See Zamboni above.) It was cool, as I imagined it would be, and the fact that I left in the second period is not a reflection on the quality of the evening. Got things to do this evening.

The Cotton Bowl had great seats for us. I was about 10 rows up from the glass.

It was disappointing that I did not see a fight and did not see the home team score, but there were a few good body checks against the glass, and a coupe of penalties. Looked like the Egg Bowl on ice.

Nothing earth shattering on the bowl front today. Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt thought practice went well.

I congratulate the Rebels for being punctual to their 1 p.m. presser. Texas Tech was 45 minutes late.

The Rebels visited a children’s hospital in the afternoon. We should hear results of the Beef Bowl sometime in the morning.

Nutt and Texas Tech coach Mike Leach appear at 9 a.m. presser tomorrow, the last day of player and coach access.

I’ve gotten most of my interview stuff done, and now it’s mostly a matter of cranking out copy for the game day tab.

— PA


FOOTBALL: Ole Miss DL vs. Tech OL

December 29, 2008

Here’s the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal perspective on that key matchup.

— PA

HOOPS: SEC honors Holloway

December 29, 2008

Nice recognition for Murphy Holloway, who has been the Rebels’ most productive freshman this year.

— PA

SEC Freshman Of The Week
Murphy Holloway
Ole Miss
F * 6-7 * 225 * Fr. * Irmo, S.C.

Ole Miss’ Murphy Holloway has been named SEC Freshman of the Week after he posted season highs with 15 points and 16 rebounds in an 86-63 win over Florida A&M, collecting the first double-double by a Rebel this season. His 16 boards, the most by an Ole Miss player this season, helped the Rebels out-rebound the Rattlers by 25, 47-22. He also added three steals, two assists and a blocked shot in the contest.

FOOTBALL: Morning update

December 29, 2008

Full day on tap for Ole Miss.

The Rebels practice at 10:30 at SMU. They visit a children’s hospital at 3:30 and participate in the Lawry’s “Beef Bowl” from 4:45 to 6:30. They’re at the NHL game tonight, the Dallas Stars vs. San Jose.

There’s a 1 p.m. presser that features Ole Miss offensive players Dexter McCluster, Jason Cook, Michael Oher, Jevan Snead and Mike Wallace, along with coordinator Kent Austin.

— PA

FOOTBALL: Monday morning links

December 29, 2008

Greg Hardy’s last game?

Cotton Bowl Notebook

— PA