Thursday, March 30, 2023’s Daily Ole Miss Sports Roundup

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Diamond Rebs climb poll after impressive series win file photo file photo

Two out of three ain’t bad — especially considering the competition.

Ole Miss took a pair of games from then-No. 2 Louisville and used the success to vault up the new Baseball America rankings. The Rebels jumped eight spots to No. 13.

The Southeastern Conference claimed the two top spots of the poll with Florida top ranked and Texas A&M second. Vanderbilt is fifth, LSU seventh, Arkansas 17th and Mississippi State 24th. Kentucky fell out of the poll.

Over the weekend, Ole Miss held the Cardinals’ offense — which had averaged 14 runs per game — to just 11 in the three-game set. The Rebels took the first game 6-5, dropped game two, 4-0, and won the rubber game, 4-2.

Louisville fell just two spots to illustrate the respect the Rebs have garnered around the nation.

Courtesy of Steve Barnes and the Rebel

Johnson Prasies QB Chad Kelly

Photo by John Bowen
Photo by John Bowen

Ole Miss linebacker C.J. Johnson sang the praises of Rebel quarterback Chad Kelly on Saturday when he met with the media at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis.

Kelly, who opted not to enter this year’s draft and to return to Ole Miss for his senior season, is considered by many to be a Heisman Trophy hopeful heading into his final season in Oxford.

“From all the stuff he’s had in the past, I don’t think people give him enough credit for how much of a leader he is,” Johnson said. “He always strives to push everybody. He’s real vocal. He always finishes first in drills and stuff like that. He’s a competitor. That’s what I like about him. From the time he stepped on campus, you just look at him and know he’s going to compete. Once I saw he had all the leadership qualities, I knew that we were going to have a special year.”

Kelly led Ole Miss to a 10-3 record, a victory over Alabama and a second-place finish in the SEC West, culminating the season with a Sugar Bowl championship and top 10 finish. Kelly completed 298-of-458 passes for 4,042 yards, 31 touchdowns and 13 interceptions in 2015. he was the first quarterback ever to lead Ole Miss to victories over Alabama, Auburn and LSU in single season, leading the SEC in passing. Along the way, he broke or tied 14 Ole Miss single-season records.

Kelly’s cumulative season marks of 4,542 yards total offense and 4,042 yards passing are both third most in a season in SEC history.

Courtesy of David Johnson and

Softball Time Change for March 15 Game with Central Arkansas

 Photo by Joshua McCoy/Ole Miss Athletics @olemisspix

Photo by Joshua McCoy/Ole Miss Athletics

Ole Miss softball’s March 15 contest against Central Arkansas has been changed to a 6 p.m. start time.

The game was originally set for 3 p.m., but has now been pushed back three hours. The Rebels return to the field this weekend for the Red & Blue Classic, hosting Penn State, UMASS and Belmont.

For all Ole Miss Softball news and information, go to and follow the Rebels on Twitter at @OleMissSoftball, on Facebook at Ole Miss Softball and on Instagram at Fans can also follow head coach Mike Smith on Twitter at @msmithsb16. Additionally fans can get a behind the scenes look at Ole Miss Athletics on Snapchat under the handle, @WeAreOleMiss.

Courtesy of Ole Miss Sports Information Sports 

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