FOOTBALL: Memphis game moved for ESPN

March 24, 2009

The Rebels’ football season opener against Memphis has been moved to an afternoon time slot on the Sunday before Labor Day to allow it to be shown on ESPN. Link.

— PA

FOOTBALL: Spring practice schedule

March 24, 2009

Here’s the link.

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FOOTBALL: Tebow’s speech

March 24, 2009

The Florida quarterback’s impromptu speech following Ole Miss’ 31-30 win has been put on a plaque outside The Swamp. How does this make you feel as an Ole Miss fan?

I’ve never been clear if Tebow was more stunned that he lost or that he lost to Ole Miss.

— PA

HOOPS: The rule is the rule

March 24, 2009

Chris Warren played too many games to be considered for a medical redshirt and will be a junior when basketball practice begins next fall. Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy addressed Warren is a season-ending wrap with Jeff Roberson of the Ole Miss Spirit.

Says Kennedy: “We will appeal (to get Chris Warren another year), but he is one game over,” Kennedy said of the point guard’s situation. “We’ve researched it, and nobody has been able to win that appeal because the rule is the rule. It’s unfortunate for him, but it is what it is.”

— PA

BASEBALL: Coming full circle

March 24, 2009

Some day dreaming from Sunday when the score was climbing to 19-0.

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HOOPS: Howell, Gillom finalists

March 23, 2009

Ole Miss guards Terrico White and David Huertas join MSU center Jarvis Varnado as finalists for the Howell Trophy, which is awarded to the top men’s basketball player in the state.

On the women’s side, guard Bianca Thomas joins MSU guard Alexis Rack and USM forward Pauline Love as finalists for the Gillom Trophy.

— PA

BASEBALL: Henry SEC POW

March 23, 2009

Jordan Henry has been named SEC player of the week.

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From SEC Media Relations
Henry continued to be a key component in the Rebel offense and critical to the Rebels posting a second straight series win in SEC play as he reached base safely in every game this week from the lead-off position … Henry was 7-for-17 with a team-leading seven runs scored and a team-leading five RBI on he week … He was also 5-for-6 in steal attempts.
# In the series opener against #24 Alabama, Henry again reached base safely in 4-of-5 plate appearances and went on to score in twice and also came up with two RBI…In comeback versus Memphis, scored three times and drove in winning run.

BASEBALL: Rebels climb

March 23, 2009

Ole Miss jumps one spot to No. 11 in this week’s Baseball America Top 25.

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BASEBALL: RPI leap

March 23, 2009

According to Boyd Nation the Ole Miss RPI leaped from 70 to 34 with two wins over Alabama. The Tide’s RPI is currently 35. This weekend’s opponent, LSU, check in at 9.

Rankings update as that information becomes available later today.

— PA

BASEBALL: Bittle’s turn

March 23, 2009

Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco toyed with the idea of making Scott Bittle a starter from the get-go. He was more comfortable with Bittle in the pen, but now it looks like he has no choice.

Bianco named Bittle this weekend’s Sunday starter at LSU following the Rebels 19-6 loss yesterday.

The Rebels are at home against St. Louis Tuesday and at Southern Miss Wednesday.

— PA