Tuesday, February 28, 2012

New Home For The Blog

If you haven't seen the new OleMissSports.com, flip over to the mothership and check out the fresh, innovative design. The clutter has been eliminated, and everything you need to know about the Rebels is much easier to locate. In conjunction with the relaunch, Ole Miss Sports Blog also has a new home. While the design is consistent with the rest of the site, the content remains the same, and fans will still have the opportunity to let us know what they think. Posts from 2009 through January 2012 will continue to live here on the Blogger site, but for February 2o12 and moving forward, visit the link below.

Click here for the new Ole Miss Sports Blog.

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Friday, February 24, 2012

Terrico White Headlines NBA D-League Contests

Former Ole Miss star Terrico White has been selected to participate in the Dream Factory Dunk Contest and the Shooting Stars Competition this Saturday during the NBA D-League’s All-Star Weekend festivities.

White, a member of the Idaho Stampede, will be one of four contestants to show off his dunking skills in the competition modeled after the NBA Slam Dunk Contest. Not only a high-flyer, the former Rebel will also display his shooting ability, battling 11 others in a contest that tests players’ accuracy from a variety of ranges and locations on the floor.

White is averaging 13.1 points per game, while shooting at a 48.9 percent clip from the floor and 40.8 percent from behind the arc in his first season in the D-League after a stint with the Detroit Pistons. While in an Ole Miss uniform, White earned SEC Freshman of the Year honors in 2009 and helped lead the Rebels to the NIT in 2010, averaging 15.1 points and 4.6 rebounds.

You can watch Terrico in the Dunk Contest during halftime of the D-League All-Star Game, which begins at 1 p.m. CT, on NBA TV. The Shooting Stars Competition will take place at the conclusion of the game and can be watched via live streaming video on www.nba.com/futurecast.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Ole Miss Baseball 2012 Walk Out Songs

Every year I get dozens of calls, texts, and e-mails from fans asking what the new walkout songs are going to be for the players entering the season. Below is the first draft of songs. As you know most players do not end the year with the same songs they begin with. My personal favorite has to be "Return of the Mack." Be sure to comment with your favorites.

#1 Preston Overbey: Rockstar by Ludacris and Kid Rock

#2 Alex Yarbrough: Moment of Clarity by Jay Z

#3 Austin Knight: 5 Seconds by Canton Jones

#4 Will Jamison: Opposite of Adults by Chitty Bang

#6 Blake Newalu: Bust a Move by Young MC

#7 Senquez Golson: Everything by Young Jeezy

#8 Austin Anderson: Jump by Kris Kross

#9 Austin Bousfield: Blow Up by J. Cole

#10 Chris Ellis: Still Fly by Drake

#11 Zach Kirksey: Without Me by Eminem

#12 Tanner Mathis: Nonfiction by Mike Stud

#13 Taylor Hightower: Whatever you like by T.I.

#16 Chase Reeves: Explosive by Dr Dre

#17 Casey Mulholland: Not without a fight by Pillar

#18 Tyler Roach: Juicy by Notorious B.I.G

#19 Bobby Wahl: I’m on It by J. Cole

#20 Josh Laxer: Square Dance by Eminem

#21 Hawtin Buchanan: The Next Episode by Dr. Dre

#22 Jake Overbey: Somebody watching me by Yo Gotti

#24 Sikes Orvis: Let it fly by Maino

#25 Andrew Mistone: Danza Kuduro by Don Omar

#27 R.J. Hively: Suffering by Rebelution

#28 Mike Mayers: Halloween Theme Song

#29 Sam Smith: OOH AHH by Grits

#30 Will Allen: Strong Tower by Kutless

#31 Tanner Bailey: Lights by Elle Goulding (Bassnectar Remix)

#32 Dylan Chavez: For whom the Bell Tolls by Metallica

#33 Matt Snyder: Sound of Madness by Shinedown

#34 Jon Andy Scott: Levels by Avicii

#37 Blair Wright: Seven Nation Army Remix by The Glitch Mob

#38 Brett Huber: Knock Knock by Mac Miller

#40 Scott Weathersby: Bulls Intro Remix by Pretty Lights

#43 Kody Sepulveda: Only God Can Judge Me by Tupac

#44 Aaron Greenwood: Return of the Mac by Mark Morrison

#46 John Gatlin: (Hitting) Toy Soldiers by Eminem (Pitching) Red Nation Intrumental by The Game

*We have all edited versions of the songs for in-stadium use. If you are going to youtube the songs you may get unedited versions. USER BEWARE! Follow me @B_Hud

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Ole Miss Baseball Media Guide Online

The 2012 edition of the Ole Miss baseball media guide is online now and fans can go check it out at the official Ole Miss website or place an order for one as we kick off the 2012 baseball season.

The Rebels take the field this weekend for a three-game set at #10 TCU with the first pitch Friday night set for 6:30 p.m.

Take a look at the media guide here and meet the 2012 edition of the Ole Miss Diamond Rebs.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

AK Drains Free Throws For A Good Cause

Ole Miss head coach Andy Kennedy has been making one free throw after another and has moved into the “Elite Eight” of the Shots from the Heart head coaches’ free throw contest.

Organized by CollegeInsider.com and the Skip Prosser Foundation, the “Shots from the Heart” tournament was created to increase awareness for the growing problem of heart disease and to raise money to benefit the Skip Prosser Foundation. Further promoting the tournament and educational aspects of heart disease is the American Heart Association, which will be a beneficiary of the Skip Prosser Foundation.

Kennedy is one of 64 coaches participating in the tournament, and he has drained nearly all of his free throws during each round to advance to the final eight. On the way, he has defeated Ben Jacobson of Northern Iowa, Bryce Drew of Valparaiso and Xavier’s Chris Mack in head-to-head matchups.

Next up for Kennedy is a matchup with Arizona’s Sean Miller with a chance to move to the “Final Four.” The other six head coaches still left are Illinois’ Bruce Weber, Oklahoma State’s Travis Ford, Albany’s Will Brown, Iowa State’s Fred Hoiberg, Detroit’s Ray McCallum and UNC-Wilmington’s Buzz Peterson.

Former Ole Miss point guard and assistant coach Michael White, who is currently the head man at Louisiana Tech, and current Rebel assistant Bill Armstrong also participated in the head coach and assistant coach tournaments, respectively.

Follow this link for more information about the tournament.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

On The Tee: Joe David

In his final campaign, senior golfer Joe David hopes to put it all together for an All-American year and lead his team to the National Finals.

The Madison, Tenn., native had an excellent fall earning three top five finishes in five tournaments and ending the 2011 year with a fifth-place showing at the Patriot All-America Invitational. Here are a couple of stories out today on David.

Daily Mississippian: David leads men's golf into start of 2012 season

Golfweek: Men's Preview - SEC

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Super Sunday Morning Paper

Super Sunday has arrived, and it's time for Ole Miss fans to choose sides. The good news is regardless of whether you are cheering for BenJarvus Green-Ellis' Patriots or Eli Manning's Giants, a Rebel will be crowned a champion tonight. It's been two weeks of hype, and below are some good articles on our two stars. I'll have some in-game nuggets tonight on twitter, and check out the official site afterward for some of our postgame congratulations.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Swayze Field Ranked Second For Gameday

It's something Ole Miss fans have known for years, but many on the national level are quickly catching on that Oxford-University Stadium/Swayze Field is the place to be in the spring to truly experience college baseball.

Swayze Field was ranked the second best college baseball stadium and atmosphere in America on Wednesday, paying tibute to the support Ole Miss baseball has received in the last decade. That's a testament to the work that head coach Mike Bianco and company have put in to build Rebel baseball into a player on the national secene.

More importantly, it's a testament to a fan base that has grown rabid in its support of its baseball program and come out to do its part to make Swayze Field one of the best places to be for a weekend of college baseball in America. From Sweet Caroline to the Love Is Gone to a guy in a mask in left field with his own theme song, there's no shortage of entertainment and some unique traditions in Oxford in the spring.

Read about it here to see the programs O-U Stadium and Rebel baseball stacked up with (and in many cases suprassed).

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

New Rebels Announce On ESPN

It's been a busy day in the IPF, as National Signing Day has provided a lot of excitement for the first-year Ole Miss staff. Check out the front page of OleMissSports.com for all the info on the new Rebels. The site is highlighted by three Under Armour All-Americans, including defensive back Trae Elston and lineman Channing Ward. If you missed it earlier today, here is Elston's announcement in front of a nationally-televised audience on ESPNU, followed by Ward's announcement at the All-American game back on January 5.

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