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Rebels use nine-run inning, strong outing from Ethridge to top UAB

By Brian Scott Rippee | March 8, 2019

Two days after being within a single strike of being no-hit, Ole Miss’ fortune at the plate turned in a 15-9 win over UAB on Friday night. The Rebels’ offense has covered some blemishes this year, predominantly formed by the struggles of the starting rotation. In this game, it masked a lethargic first inning defensively … Continue reading “Rebels use nine-run inning, strong outing from Ethridge to top UAB”

Rebel Report: Will Ole Miss Hoops punch its ticket on Saturday?

By Brian Scott Rippee | March 8, 2019

Brian Scott Rippee and Collin Bister discuss what is at stake for Ole Miss Basketball this weekend at Missouri, Will Wade wiretap news and what to look for in Ole Miss Baseball’s series against UAB.  

Borkey Show: No, LSU shouldn’t fire Will Wade, even with the incriminating reports

By Michael Borkey | March 8, 2019

LSU head basketball coach Will Wade was allegedly caught on tape discussing “offers” that were made to recruits, according to a Thursday report by Yahoo. But should this cause LSU to fire him? No, they should not. Not right now, anyway. No matter what the moral high horse riding columns say.

Thunder & Lightning: Mississippi State Faces Another Huge Weekend Across All Spring Sports

By Brian Hadad | March 7, 2019

March means high pressure situations across all spring sports, as Mississippi State men’s and women’s basketball prepare to begin postseason play, while the baseball team has one final tune-up before the grinding conference schedule begins. Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman preview everything maroon and white on this second weekend of March.

How much of a post-combine bump did Mississippi prospects get?

By Michael Borkey | March 7, 2019

Chad Reuter of NFL.com joined STM to give his take on how the Mississippi players did at the combine, and what it means for the future.

Ole Miss announces Koonz as inside linebackers coach

By Brian Scott Rippee | March 7, 2019

Ole Miss has officially announced the hiring of Jeff Koonz as its inside linebackers coach. The hire was first reported by the Ole Miss Spirit on Tuesday. Koonz spent the last two seasons at North Texas, serving as linebackers coach. “Coach Koonz has a proven track record of success as a recruiter and defensive coach,” … Continue reading “Ole Miss announces Koonz as inside linebackers coach”

Borkey Show: Has Dabo Swinney surpassed Nick Saban as CFB’s best coach?

By Michael Borkey | March 7, 2019

Most every ranking and list from college football media still puts Nick Saban over Dabo Swinney, but is that the right move anymore? Plus a funny Alex Trebek clip and Lebron passes MJ in points

Mississippi State Makes it Eight Straight, Wins 14-1 Over Arkansas Pine-Bluff

By Brian Hadad | March 6, 2019

It took seven innings for the Mississippi State bats to heat up on a cold Wednesday at Dudy Noble Field, but when they did, the Bulldogs had exploded for an 8 run 7th inning, all part of a 14-1 win over Arkansas Pine-Bluff. That’s now eight straight wins for the Diamond Dawgs, who pushed their … Continue reading “Mississippi State Makes it Eight Straight, Wins 14-1 Over Arkansas Pine-Bluff”

ECU’s Jake Kuchmaner tosses gem as Ole Miss’ comeback effort falls short in ninth inning

By Brian Scott Rippee | March 6, 2019

His velocity wasn’t overwhelming and the stuff was far from crippling, but East Carolina starter Jake Kuchmaner pieced together a gem as Ole Miss fell to the Pirates, 3-2 on Wednesday. Kuchmaner placed the baseball where he pleased, painting the corners and working each side of the plate, keeping a potent Rebels’ offense off balance … Continue reading “ECU’s Jake Kuchmaner tosses gem as Ole Miss’ comeback effort falls short in ninth inning”

Ole Miss adjusting to mentality change in running game

By Brian Scott Rippee | March 6, 2019

There is a good bit of unknown regarding what Ole Miss’ offense will actually look like under new coordinator Rich Rodriguez. Last week, Rodriguez asked by a reporter if he has an idea of what the offense will look like. “If I knew, why the hell would I tell you?,” he retorted with a grin, … Continue reading “Ole Miss adjusting to mentality change in running game”