Tuesday, September 27, 2022

HottyToddy.com’s Daily Ole Miss Sports Roundup

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HottyToddy.com is giving readers a roundup of all the commentary and information about the Ole Miss Rebels from various publications around the Web.

Readers will be able to check out the latest information in a single post every day throughout the year. Here at HottyToddy.com, we are doing all the leg work to find the information that people may want to hear about Ole Miss sports.

Today’s roundup features Ole Miss Sports and The Rebel Walk.com.

SEC Network Selects Ole Miss-Texas A&M as Wild Card Game

Colby Bortles  Photo by Joshua McCoy/Ole Miss Athletics
Colby Bortles
Photo by Joshua McCoy/Ole Miss Athletics

The Southeastern Conference has announced that the May 19 baseball game between No. 6 Ole Miss and No. 2 Texas A&M will air on national television. The series opener between the Rebels and Aggies will be broadcast live on SEC Network with first pitch moved up to 6 p.m. CT at Blue Bell Park.

The three-game set against Texas A&M is the final regular-season series for Ole Miss. With the last Thursday of the regular season designated as a wild card selection date for television, the series-opening matchup was chosen over the other six SEC games on the schedule that evening. The matchup will feature a pair of the nation’s top teams fighting for the SEC West crown.

Along with Saturday‘s series finale on SEC Network as well, Ole Miss Baseball is slated to finish the 2016 regular season with 11 game that appeared on national television. The Rebels have played nine of those contests thus far, sporting a record of 7-2 that includes a pair of victories over both then-No. 21 Arkansas and then-No. 8 LSU.

For the latest news and updates involving Ole Miss Baseball, follow the Rebels on Twitter at @OleMissBSB, on Facebook at Ole Miss Baseball and on Instagram at olemissbsb. Fans can also follow head coach Mike Bianco on Twitter at @CoachMikeBianco.

Courtesy of Ole Miss Sports

Woodman Tabbed a Ferriss Trophy Finalist

J B Woodman  Photo by Joshua McCoy/Ole Miss Athletics@olemisspix
J B Woodman
Photo by Joshua McCoy/Ole Miss Athletics@olemisspix

Ole Miss junior outfielder J.B. Woodman has been named a finalist for the C Spire Ferriss Trophy, the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum announced Monday morning, May 16. Woodman is one of five finalists up for the award, named for Mississippi baseball legend Boo Ferriss, which will be presented to the most outstanding baseball player in the state of Mississippi at a luncheon on May 23 at the Cleveland Country Club in Cleveland, Mississippi.

Woodman joins Delta State’s Will Robertson along with Mississippi State players Dakota Hudson, Reid Humphreys and Jake Mangum as the five finalists. Major League Baseball scouts and college coaches chose the five finalists and also will vote again this week from among the five. The coaches/scouts voting will comprise 90 percent of the final vote. Fan voting, conducted by C Spire, will account for the other 10 percent of the voting. Fan voting will begin Tuesday and conclude Sunday at www.csopavoting.com.

Woodman has put together an impressive 2016 campaign in all aspects of the game. As the Rebels’ starting center fielder, the Orlando, Florida native has nine outfield assists which is tied for the most in the nation. Seven of his nine outfield assists have been at the plate, keeping runs off the scoreboard. In a weekend series against No. 8 LSU, Woodman threw out three runners at the plate to help the Rebels take two of the three games. He also hit three home runs as part of a .500 week to garner NCBWA National Hitter of the Week honors.

As a team captain, Woodman has been a leader on and off the field all season long. Tied for the SEC lead with 12 home runs, the junior also paces Ole Miss in multi-hit games (19), RBI (47), runs (41) and steals (10), while also ranking among the top Rebels in batting average (.325), hits (62) and doubles (12). Moreover, he is hitting .340 during SEC play, cracking the conference’s top-10 list. Known for his clutch hitting, Woodman is 24-for-54 (.444) with runners in scoring position this season. He also ranks in the top-25 nationally with six sacrifice flies, always finding a way to get a runner across the plate.

Woodman is looking to become the sixth Rebel to win the Ferriss Trophy. Former Ole Miss outfielder Auston Bousfield took home the honor in 2014, joining previous Rebels Stephen Head (2004), Brian Pettway (2005), Scott Bittle (2008) and Drew Pomeranz (2010) in claiming the award.

The C Spire Ferriss Trophy will be presented at a luncheon on Monday, May 23, at the Cleveland Country Club. Former Ole Miss baseball and football standout and baseball coach Jake Gibbs, who played 10 seasons with the New York Yankees, will be the featured speaker.For tickets to the event, call 601-982-8264 or visit online.

For the latest news and updates involving Ole Miss Baseball, follow the Rebels on Twitter at @OleMissBSB, on Facebook at Ole Miss Baseball and on Instagram at olemissbsb.

Courtesy of Ole Miss Sports

Six SEC teams ranked in Athlon Sports’ preseason top 25

Photo by John Bowen
Photo by John Bowen

Athlon Sports released its preseason rankings for 2016 on Monday, and the Southeastern Conference has six teams in the top 25.

Not surprisingly, defending national champion Alabama sits at the top of the list. The Crimson Tide is joined by three additional SEC teams in the top 10: Tennessee sits at No. 7; LSU is ranked No. 9 and Ole Miss comes in at No. 10.

Rounding out the league’s teams in the top 25 are Georgia at No. 17 and Florida at No. 21.

SEC in the Top 25

1)   Alabama
7)   Tennessee
9)   LSU
10) Ole Miss
17)  Georgia
21)  Florida

Courtesy of Evelyn Van Pelt and to read the whole article go to the Rebel Walk.com

Ole Miss basketball adds Drake transfer Dominik Olejniczak

Photo courtesy of Ole Miss Athletics
Photo courtesy of Ole Miss Athletics

Ole Miss head coach Andy Kennedy’s program got a nice boost Sunday when Drake forward/center Dominik Olejniczak told ESPN’s Jeff Goodman he is transferring to play basketball at Ole Miss. The 7-footer, who took a visit to Oxford three weeks ago, had offers from California, Colorado, Florida and Florida State.

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— Dominik Olejniczak (@DOlejniczak44) May 15, 2016

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The Poland native joined a list of roughly 300 collegiate players who are transferring to other schools.  Olejniczak was a solid asset for the Bulldogs as a freshman, emerging as a starter late last season and averaging 10.3 points over his final nine games.

Olejniczak is Drake’s second transfer of the offseason. Former West Des Moines Valley star Kale Abrahamson, who began his college career at Northwestern, averaged 11.1 points and 3.9 rebounds with the Bulldogs, but was downsized to a reserve role by the end of February. He departed soon after the season ended.

Olejniczak will bring athleticism to the Rebels’ frontcourt in 2017. He possesses quick feet and the ability to the run the floor.

Due to NCAA transfer rules, Olejniczak will sit out for the 2016-17 season and will be eligible for the 2017-18 basketball season. He will have three years of eligibility remaining. Olejniczak was progressing as a premier big man in the Missouri Valley Conference prior to his departure. He hit 72.2 percent of his shots (83 of 115) while averaging 6.5 points and 4.1 rebounds per game.

Courtesy of Courtney Smith to read more go to The RebelWalk.com


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