Thursday, April 29, 2010

Nutt On New Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs clearly trust Coach Houston Nutt's tutelage, after drafting a pair of his former pupils in last weekend's draft. Their official team site recently interviewed Coach Nutt about Dexter McCluster and Kendrick Lewis and today put up the audio and an article. The Chiefs blogger also posted the former Rebels' new jersey numbers, and McCluster is keeping 22 while Lewis is switching from 1 to 49.

Speaking of Coach Nutt, our fearless leader will be speaking in his hometown of Little Rock tonight for the Central Arkansas Club Meeting. Visit our earlier post for a complete schedule of upcoming club meetings.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Looking Ahead To 2011

With the 2010 NFL Draft in the books, the ESPN experts are quickly looking ahead to the 2011 event, and prominent in their talks is Ole Miss icon Jerrell Powe. Draft genius Mel Kiper has Powe listed as the No. 2 senior defensive tackle in the class, and Todd McShay projects him as the No. 13 overall pick by the Denver Broncos. Preseason draft billings don't mean much, but it's nice to know that at least one Rebel is on the radar.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Jonathan Randolph Featured In Golfweek

Ole Miss junior golfer Jonathan Randolph dishes on the Palmer Cup, Ole Miss golf and life in Oxford in this week's "Wildman's Corner" Q&A at Click here to read the Q&A.

Precedent For Snead

Our departing QB Jevan Snead caught his fair share of heat from the media for his decision to leave Oxford a year early, and while he went undrafted, he has landed in a good situation signing a free agent deal with Tampa. The list of undrafted free agents that have gone on to NFL stardom is endless, and two of the best examples played under center, as noted in today's Clarion Ledger column by Rick Cleveland.

Rejected Snead can take solace in 2 unheralded QBs who became NFL superstars

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Teammates Again

The Chiefs are quickly becoming the Rebels North with the weekend's drafting of both Dexter McCluster and Kendrick Lewis. The Kansas City Star has already devoted plenty of ink on the Ole Miss duo, including yesterday's article on the reuniting of the former roommates.

Being teammates again in NFL is better than a dream

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Reaction From Draft Day Two

A pair of former Rebel All-Americans heard their names called on Friday, and while the draft continues, the reviews are rolling in from the media, particularly on the ever-popular Dexter McCluster. The Associated Press talked about the Chiefs' plans for Dex, while the Kansas City Star weighed in on his character and his potentnial impact. Hear some reaction from the players on each of their new respective teams' official sites. McCluster Media Teleconference John Jerry Interview

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Stanley Featured On

After a strong spring, Nathan Stanley has taken the lead in the Rebel quarterback race. He spoke with Chris Low on Wednesday for the following feature on

Stanley's shot comes earlier than expected

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Nutt Talks With Sentinel

Check out a recent Q&A Coach Houston Nutt did with the Orlando Sentinel. With club meeting season upon us, you may soon have the chance to ask Coach Nutt a question of your own. Visit our earlier post of club schedules to see if he is visiting your town. His next speaking engagement is the Little Rock Ole Miss Club on April 29.

ESPN Blogs On Rebel D

The Ole Miss defensive front can't sneak up on offenses anymore. After topping the SEC in TFLs the past two years, everyone knows about the talent along the line, and that trend expects to continue in 2010. SEC czar Chris Low talked with DC Tyrone Nix and posted his analysis of the Rebel D earlier today. Chris will chat with Nathan Stanley on Wednesday for a future story on his site. Nix, Ole Miss defense back for more in 2010

Elvis Night at Swayze Field Tonight

Ole Miss baseball fans and fans of Elvis Presley can get the best of both worlds tonight at Swayze Field with Elvis Night. The first 2,000 fans through the gates will receive a complimentary Elvis fan. Also, fans with a Tupelo ID will receive free admission to the game. Fans will also get to enjoy songs from The King throughout the night and on the video board.

Come on out and celebrate Ole Miss Baseball and The King tonight at Swayze Field.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Sport Science: Jevan Snead

ESPN's Sport Science recently hooked up with former Ole Miss quarterback Jevan Snead to test how quickly a QB can read the field, lock onto a target and throw the ball. The results were pretty interesting and placed Jevan along side some of the best signal callers in the NFL.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Chat With Dex Tuesday

The NFL Draft is just days away, and Dexter McCluster is on all of our minds. Dex has been in Oxford lately and was a big part of Grove Bowl festivities. His rising draft stock has been the topic of articles across the web from national sites to local outlets from Tampa Bay to Green Bay.

Dex will be chatting with fans online Tuesday (April 20) on ESPN SportsNation. Click here to send in your question.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Welcome Back

A couple of former Rebel netters were in attendance at Wednesday's match against No.5 Ohio State. Three-time All-American in singles and doubles, Erling Tveit, and 2009 NCAA Singles Champion Devin Britton were spotted watching their former team in action. They both plan to stick around for the Rebels' match against Mississippi State Saturday at 3 p.m.

Former Women's Tennis Player Wins World Title

Former Ole Miss women's tennis player Fran (Spencer) Chandler recently won her first ever world title. Playing for the United States Margaret Court Cup team, Chandler took the singles title and with it, her first world crown. Chandler defeated Belgium's Klaajek VanBaarle 6-2, 3-6, 6-1.

The United States took the team title, defeating France (3-0) after downing Great Britain (2-1) in the semifinals. For Chandler, who served as the U.S. team captain, it was her seventh team title in the last eight years.

Chandler played for Ole Miss from 1982-84 and helped the Rebels to the SEC Finals in 1982, the AIAW Nationals and the program's first top 20 national ranking. In 1983, she earned All-SEC first team honors.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Grill Featured In Ledger

With a 21-18 record, the Ole Miss softball squad is making a push for its first NCAA Tournament bid, and as has been the case since her arrival in Oxford, Lauren Grill is leading the way. The senior from Tualatin, Ore., owns the all-time hits, runs, walks and total bases records in Ole Miss history and is just five RBI away from that record. Lauren, who is batting an impressive .436 this year, recently spoke with David Brandt for today's Clarion Ledger.

Grill's new patience at plate may lift Ole Miss to NCAA bid

The Rebels are at Samford tonight before a tough three-game SEC series at No. 5 Alabama.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

JUCO Transfers Drawing Attention

Ole Miss' February signees were praised as one of the top 15 classes in the country. However, it's a pair of December signees making noise of late, as Mississippi Gulf Coast CC products Wayne Dorsey, DE, and Damien Jackson, S, have provided an immediate impact during spring drills. Include QB Randall Mackey of East Mississippi CC, who is set to arrive this summer, and the Rebels could get some serious punch in their 2010 lineup from the JUCO ranks. Chris Low with blogged about it this morning. JUCO additions could be key for Rebels

Fans can get a good look at Dorsey, Jackson and the rest of the Rebels Saturday at the Cellular South Grove Bowl. Click here for all the details. Other events surrounding the weekend include the Chucky Mullins Courage Award Banquet Thursday at 7 p.m., and the Grove Stage program with Dexter McCluster the morning of the Grove Bowl at 11 a.m.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Ole Miss Draft Preview

The NFL Draft is just two weeks, and Ole Miss has the potential for its largest draft class yet. A video preview of the Rebels' prospects is featured on the SEC Digital Network by clicking here. Providing the voice-over is our own Assistant AD Jamil Northcutt, who is handling the audio for all of the SEC's draft previews as a side gig.

In addition, if you're an Ole Miss student looking for experience in sports, the SEC Digital Network is taking applications for a campus internship. Click here for details.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Baseball America Honors Pomeranz

Drew Pomeranz was honored by Baseball America on Thursday when the junior left-hander was named the publication's midseason Player of the Year.

It's high praise for the southpaw as the national baseball magazine honored what it considered to be the top players in the nation through the first half of the 2010 season. Pomeranz was also named to the publication's midseason All-America team.

Aaron Fitt also wrote a great feature on the Rebel pitcher.

Baseball America honors Pomeranz

Softball All-Century Team

As part of its centennial celebration, the Texas University Interscholastic League is voting for all-sport teams for every high school sport it sanctions. Several current Ole Miss softball players are on the ballot for the All-Century team including, Brittany Barnhill, Becky Nye, Aly Presswood and Amber Tramp. You can vote for them by clicking here, and for more information on Texas UIL's centennial celebration click here.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Rebels VERY Early Top-25 Pick men's hoops czar Andy Katz certainly doesn't waste time and has already released his preseason top-25 for 2010-11. The early ranking has Ole Miss at No. 22, saying:

The Rebels don't lose a single key player from an NIT final four team. Ole Miss will have a star backcourt in Terrico White and Chris Warren. The only reservation I have with this group is if the Rebels can be counted on to avoid the erratic play in the SEC that has put them on the wrong side of the bubble recently.

The Rebels are the fourth SEC team in Katz's projection behind No. 14 Florida, No. 15 Kentucky (he's assuming five Cats will go pro) and No. 17 Vanderbilt.

WNBA Draft Set For Thursday

The 2010 WNBA Draft is set for Thursday at 2 p.m. on ESPN2. Coverage will shift over to ESPNU at 3 p.m. for the second and third rounds. Ole Miss senior guard Bianca Thomas is projected as a second round pick and could be the fifth Rebel in school history to be drafted into the WNBA. Check out this link for the draft order.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Marlins' Ramirez Sings Coghlan's Praises

Hanley Ramirez, the reigning batting champion for the National League, sang the praises of reigning NL Rookie of the Year Chris Coglan recently. The Florida veteran shared his thoughts on the energy Coghlan brings to the franchise and whether he could someday win the batting title for the National League. Ramirez talks about Chris Coghlan

Professional Soccer Player: Danielle Johnson

Despite getting drafted with the 35th overall pick in January's Women's Professional Soccer Draft, Danielle Johnson still had to proceed through a series of roster cuts to become a member of the New Jersey Sky Blue's 22-person roster.

She made it.

As Johnson showed throughout her standout prep days in Louisiana and her stellar four-time All-SEC career at Ole Miss, she has what it takes to compete at the highest levels. She's one of 22 players for the WPS defending champions, a squad list that includes five members of the U.S. national team and several more national team members from across the globe.

Click here for the complete story on
Click here for Danielle's official bio page with the Sky Blue FC.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Lynn Named Top 10 Prospect For St. Louis

Former Ole Miss pitcher Lance Lynn has been named one of the 10 players to watch in the St. Louis Cardinals organization. Lynn has been assigned to the Memphis Redbirds, but is "just a phone call away" as the article states.

Lynn Named Top 10 Prospect To Watch For St. Louis

Friday, April 2, 2010

Rebel Junior Makes Golfweek

Did you know the No. 7 player in college golf is a Rebel? Coming off his third tournament victory of the year at last weekend's Schenkel Invitational, Jonathan Randolph is making the college golf world take notice, earning both Golfweek and SEC Player of the Week accolades. The junior is just the second Rebel ever to win three tourneys in a season. On Thursday, Randolph was featured in Golfweek as one of the most underrated players in the nation. Link below.

Golfweek: Three unheralded players in the top 20

If you're in Oxford this weekend, head out to the University Course and support the Ole Miss women's golfers in the Rebel Intercollegiate, which features an extremely strong field. Our own freshman Haley Sanders is tied for the individual lead after today's opening round.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Archie Joins Award Selection Committee

It was announced earlier this week that Rebel great Archie Manning and veteran ABC sportscaster Brent Musburger have been designated as the first members of the National Selection Committee for the Maxwell Football Club's Joseph V. Paterno Coach of the Year Award. The Paterno award was established this year, and candidates will be evaluated on criteria that will include, on field success, commitment to the development of well-rounded student-athletes, and involvement in the community. Members of the Paterno Award National Selection Committee will be announced throughout the spring. Full release below. Archie wears many hats including serving as the National Football Foundation Chairman.

Archie Manning & Brent Musburger Announced as First Members of the Joseph V. Paterno Award National Selection Committee