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Patterson Leading an Impressive New Ole Miss Offense in Spring Practice

Photo by Greg Pevey, Rebel Nation Magazine

 

Longo liking his talent at quarterback and tight end

For sophomore quarterback Shea Patterson, everything is starting to click.

With eight spring practices in the books, the Ole Miss quarterback is starting to understand just how dangerous he can be in this new Rebel scheme, and that’s making new offensive coordinator Phil Longo happy.

“He’s where I’d want him to be at practice No. 8,” Longo said of Patterson. “He’s a gifted passer, and we all know how mobile he is. We’ve got to do a good job at utilizing both of those things.… Read more...

Baseball Hosts No. 15 Vanderbilt to Begin SEC Play

No. 14 Rebels and No. 15 Commodores Ready for Top-15 Matchup at Swayze Field This Weekend

SEC OPENING WEEKEND
Matchup: No. 14 Ole Miss (12-5) vs. No. 15 Vanderbilt (12-6)
Dates: March 17-19
Location: Oxford, Miss.
Venue: Swayze Field
Capacity: 10,323
Television: SECN+ (Fri./Sat.)/SEC Network (Sun.)
Richard Cross, play-by-play
David Dellucci/Kyle Peterson, analyst
Radio: Ole Miss Radio Network
Eli Savoie/David Kellum, play-by-play
Keith Kessinger, analyst
Live Audio: OleMissSports.com
Series: Ole Miss leads 63-56-2
Last Game: May 26, 2016
Ole Miss won 12-9
Hoover, Ala. (SEC Tournament)

PROMOTIONS
Alumni Weekend
Friday, March 17, 7 PM
» Special recognition of the 1977 team before the game
» Rebel Towel Giveaway (First 2,000 fans)
» Friday Night Fireworks presented by Newks

Saturday, March 18, 1:30 PM
» Special recognition of the 1972 team and all Ole Miss Baseball alumni prior to the game

Sunday, March 19, 3 PM

 

» Baseball Card Pack (1 of 5) Giveaway (First 1,000 fans)
» Meet the Rebels Poster Giveaway
» Kids Run the Bases Presented by Belles and Beaus.… Read more...

Tickets on Sale for BancorpSouth Rebel Road Trip

OXFORD, Miss. – Dallas and Nashville headline the 2017 BancorpSouth Rebel Road Trip, Ole Miss’ sixth annual tour of the state and surrounding areas. Tickets are now on sale at www.rebelroadtrip.com.

Headlined by Ole Miss head football coach Hugh Freeze and athletics director Ross Bjork, the BancorpSouth Rebel Road Trip (#RRT17) will feature 11 fan meetings across the region beginning Sunday, April 23 in Nashville. Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter and other Rebel coaches will also speak at select stops.

This year’s caravan reaches three states and two new destinations with Laurel and Olive Branch. Other stops from April 23-28 include Greenville, Corinth, Pascagoula, Tupelo and Oxford.… Read more...

Saiz Earns First Team All-SEC Honors

Senior Leads SEC In Rebounding

OXFORD, Miss. – Ole Miss senior forward Sebastian Saiz has been named to the All-SEC first team by the league’s coaches, the conference office announced Tuesday.

The 2017 C Spire Howell Trophy winner, as the best men’s collegiate player in Mississippi, is the 16th All-SEC honoree under head coach Andy Kennedy, which is the third most in the league over the last 11 years trailing only Kentucky and Florida. Saiz is also the first Ole Miss big man to earn first team All-SEC honors since Justin Reed in 2004.

A native of Madrid Spain, Saiz leads the SEC, and ranks seventh in the nation, in rebounding this season pulling down 10.9 boards a game.… Read more...

Tickets Available for Chucky Mullins Award Ceremony

Former Award Winner Alundis Brice to Speak at Annual Breakfast on April 8

OXFORD, Miss. – Ole Miss Athletics will host a breakfast and ceremony for the 28th annual Chucky Mullins Courage Award, presented by the M-Club, on Saturday, April 8 at the Manning Center’s Grill at 1810.

Breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. CT, followed by the ceremony that includes featured former winner Alundis Brice. The annual Regions Bank Grove Bowl will be held at 11 a.m. that day at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, marking the culmination of Ole Miss spring football practice. Admission is free to the game.

A limited number of tickets are available for fans to attend the Chucky Mullins Courage Award breakfast.… Read more...

Rebels Installing New Systems in the Beginning Stages of Spring Practice

Longo’s Offense will be Installed by Practice Four

By Dylan Edwards, OleMissSports.com

OXFORD, Miss. – Spring practice for Ole Miss this season has a bit more significance than other years. It gives the new coordinators Phil Longo and Wesley McGriff an early opportunity to implement their systems.

For the offense in particular, the players have the weighty task of digesting an entire system within the first four days of spring ball.

“They have new terminology,” Longo said. “They have new formations and new plays. Everything is Greek to them right now. They did a good job in the month that we had to prepare.”

Obviously at this point so early in with that new system, there are some growing pains.… Read more...

Ole Miss Begins Spring Football Practice

 

QB Shea Patterson – Photo by Greg Pevey, Rebel Nation Magazine

Rebels Hit the Field for Spring Drills on Tuesday

OXFORD, Miss. – Ole Miss hit the practice fields to officially open 2017 spring football drills on Tuesday.
The team will train throughout the month of March and into early April, culminating with the annual Grove Bowl on Saturday, April 8.

Head coach Hugh Freeze addressed the media prior to Tuesday’s practice (see video above).

Among the top things to look for this spring are the return of senior running back Jordan Wilkins and sophomore running back Eric Swinney to help bolster the Rebels’ rushing attack, senior defensive end Marquis Haynes leading the way for the defense, and sophomore Shea Patterson taking his next steps as the Rebels’ signal caller.… Read more...

Baseball Sets Season Tickets Record

Ole Miss Baseball has more than 6,000 Season Ticket Holders Heading into the 2017 Season

OXFORD, Miss. – Rebel Nation is ready for the 2017 Ole Miss Baseball season after breaking a school record for season tickets sold. With three days remaining until the opening game, Ole Miss Baseball season ticket holders have grown to more than 6,000 and counting, snapping the mark of 5,877 last season.

“This new season tickets record truly shows that we have the best fans in college baseball,” said Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco. “More than 6,000 members of Rebel Nation are dedicated to Ole Miss Baseball.… Read more...

Mike Bianco Season-Opening Press Conference

Photo by Angie Ledbetter, Rebel Nation Magazine

Ole Miss Head Coach Addressed the Media Monday Afternoon

Ole Miss head baseball coach Mike Bianco addressed reporters Monday afternoon as part of the Rebels’ official Media Day. Ole Miss Baseball begins the season this Friday, Feb. 17, at 4 p.m. versus No. 6 East Carolina at Swayze Field.
Opening Statement …

“Thank you Adam, I appreciate it. Many of you know Adam our sports information director, he does a great job. We’ve had several over the years and he’s certainly been the best we’ve ever had. He’s an ace, and we’re thankful for him.… Read more...

Blackman and Bortles Named Preseason All-SEC

Colby Bortles

Tate Blackman

Conference Coaches Voted Ole Miss Infielders to Second Team

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – With opening day for the 2017 Ole Miss baseball season just eight days away, infielders Tate Blackman and Colby Bortles were named Preseason All-SEC by the conference coaches. The two Rebels were selected to the preseason all-conference second team, the league office announced Thursday afternoon.

A pair of team captains, Blackman and Bortles have been mentioned as players to watch during the 2017 season. Bortles was named a Preseason All-American by Collegiate Baseball, while D1Baseball.com ranked the senior as the No. 12 third baseman in the country.… Read more...