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sports round up -01HottyToddy.com is giving readers a roundup of all the commentary and information about the Ole Miss Rebels from various publications around the Web.

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Today’s roundup features stories from Ole Miss Sports, ESPN.com and GridironNow.com

Rebel Hoops Announces SEC Slate

Photo by Danny Dickey
Photo by Danny Dickey

Ole Miss finalized its 2016-17 schedule Tuesday, as the Southeastern Conference office announced the ‘16-17 league slate.

The Rebels will open conference play at The Pavilion at Ole Miss Dec. 29 when they welcome the Kentucky Wildcats to Oxford (ESPN2, 6 p.m.). This marks just the fifth time in the last 19 years Ole Miss will open SEC play at home and the third-straight season the Rebels will open conference action with the Wildcats.

Ole Miss will play five home-and-home games, four home games and four road games as part of the 18-game league schedule. The Rebels’ five home-and-home opponents this season are Auburn, Mississippi State, Missouri, South Carolina and Tennessee with all 18 league games televised as part of the SEC’s TV contract with ESPN.

Following the SEC opener against UK, the Rebels hit the road for a two-game swing at Florida Jan. 3(ESPNU, 6 p.m.) and at Auburn Jan. 7 (SEC Network, 5 p.m.). Ole Miss returns home Jan. 11 to host the Georgia Bulldogs (ESPNU, 6 p.m.) before heading to Columbia, South Carolina to face the Gamecocks Jan. 14 (ESPNU, 5:30 p.m.). A home game against Tennessee Jan 17. ( SEC Network,8 p.m.) and a road game at Missouri Jan. 21 (SEC Network, 2:30 p.m.) follow before Ole Miss closes out the month with three-straight home contests against Texas A&M Jan. 25 (ESPN2, 6:30 p.m.), Baylor Jan. 28 (ESPN2, 5 p.m.) and Mississippi State Jan. 31 (SEC Network, 6 p.m.).

Ole Miss starts February with back-to-back road games at Vanderbilt Feb. 4 (ESPNU, 2 p.m.) and Tennessee Feb. 8 (SEC Network, 5:30 p.m.) before two-straight home contests against Auburn Feb. 11 (SEC Network, 5 p.m.) and LSU Feb. 14 (SEC Network, 8 p.m.). Road games at Arkansas Feb. 18 (SEC Network, 5 p.m.), at Mississippi State Feb. 21 (ESPN2, 8 p.m.) and at Alabama March 1(SEC Network, 7:30 p.m.) are sandwiched around a home game versus Missouri Feb. 25 (SEC Network, 2:30 p.m.).

The Rebels close out the 2017 conference slate March 4 at home against South Carolina (SEC Network, 7:30 p.m.) before heading to Nashville, Tennessee for the SEC Tournament March 8-12.

Ole Miss opens the 2016-17 regular season in The Pavilion Nov. 11 against UT-Martin before hosting UMass Nov. 14 The Rebels then head to St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands for the Paradise JamNov. 18-21. Ole Miss will face Oral Roberts in the opening round Nov. 18 and either Loyola or Saint Joseph’s Nov. 19. A possible matchup with either Creighton or N.C. State awaits the Rebels in the championship game Nov. 21.

The Rebels return home for three-straight games against Montana Nov. 24, Middle Tennessee Nov. 30 and Memphis Dec. 3 (ESPNU, 9 p.m.) before hitting the road again for a game at Virginia TechDec. 11.

Ole Miss returns to The Pavilion for three-straight home games against Murray State Dec. 15, Bradley Dec. 19 and South Alabama Dec. 22 before opening SEC play against Kentucky Dec. 29.

Season tickets for The Pavilion at Ole Miss are on sale now and feature an 18-game home schedule including nine SEC games. Fans can visit OleMissHoops.com for more information and to purchase tickets. Single game non-conference tickets will be made available for sale beginning Oct. 1.

Ole Miss Basketball 2016-17 Schedule

Date                Opponent

Nov. 5              Morehouse College (Exhibition)

Nov. 11            UT-Martin

Nov. 14            UMass

Nov. 18            Oral Roberts (Paradise Jam, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands)

Nov. 19            Loyola/Saint Joseph’s (Paradise Jam, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands)

Nov. 21            Paradise Jam (St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands)

Nov. 24            Montana

Nov. 30            Middle Tennessee

Dec. 3              Memphis

Dec. 11            at Virginia Tech

Dec. 15            Murray State

Dec. 19            Bradley

Dec. 22            South Alabama

Dec. 29            Kentucky

Jan. 3              at Florida

Jan. 7              at Auburn

Jan. 11            Georgia

Jan. 14            at South Carolina

Jan. 17            Tennessee

Jan. 21            at Missouri

Jan. 25            Texas A&M

Jan. 28            Baylor (SEC/Big 12 Challenge)

Jan. 31            Mississippi State

Feb. 4             at Vanderbilt

Feb. 8             at Tennessee

Feb. 11           Auburn

Feb. 14           LSU

Feb. 18           at Arkansas

Feb. 21           at Mississippi State

Feb. 25           Missouri

March 1          at Alabama

March 4          South Carolina

March 8-12     SEC Tournament (Nashville, Tenn.)

Ole Miss Volleyball Takes Down Arkansas State 3-1

Photo courtesy of Ole Miss Sports Information

Arkansas State was a top-20 RPI and NCAA Tournament team in 2015 and they returned just about everybody from last year, but the Ole Miss volleyball team was up for the challenge Tuesday night at The Pavilion at Ole Miss, coming away with a 3-1 win to remain undefeated at 7-0.

The Rebels got off to a hot start, hitting .455 in the first set to win it 25-17 and take the early momentum. They never let up dominating the second set 25-14 to go into the locker room at the break up 2-0.

Arkansas State rebounded in the third set, hitting .294 stay alive for at least one more set. The Red Wolves built a 10-6 lead early and increased it to seven (19-12) late. They held on for 25-20 to force a fourth set.

Not wanting to go to a fifth set in back-to-back matches, Ole Miss raced out to a quick 10-4 lead in set four and never looked back, winning it 25-16 to close out the win.

Earlier in the day, senior Aubrey Edie was named the SEC Setter of the Week after a record-setting weekend in which she earned MVP honors at the Rebel Classic to lead the team to their 10th straight regular season tournament title. Edie passed out 50 assists, setting up the Rebels to hit .369 in the match with five players above .300.

One of the players who continues to shine early in the season is junior outside hitter Lexi Thompson, who posted her SEC-leading sixth double-double in seven matches. She finished with 18 kills and 11 digs and hit .375. Kate Gibson also was strong from the outside, powering her way to 16 kills on a .333 clip. From the right side, Kathryn Cather posted 14 kills on a .500 mark and tallied 5 blocks.

Freshman Nicole Purcell finished the night with a team-leading 14 digs. Junior middle blocker Taylor Alexander tallied 7 blocks, one off her career high, and chipped in 5 kills on a .333 clip.

Quick Hits

• Ole Miss improved to 7-0 on the season and 4-0 at home.

• The Rebels improved to 35-1 in non-conference matches under head coach Steven McRoberts.

• Ole Miss now owns a 36-20 all-time record against Arkansas State.

• The Rebels posted 10 blocks, marking the fifth time in seven matches to reach double-digits.

• With their .369 hitting percentage, the Rebels have hit above .200 in four of their seven matches this season and improved their overall percentage to .251.

Next up

Ole Miss heads to Nashville, Tennessee Sept. 9-10 for the Lipscomb Invitational.

For more information on Ole Miss Volleyball, follow the Rebels on Twitter, @OleMissVB, on Facebook atOleMissVolleyball and on Instagram at OleMissVB. Also follow Coach McRoberts on Twitter, @CoachMcRoberts.

Courtesy of Ole Miss Sports

Ole Miss Track & Field Ribbon Cutting on Friday

Courtesy of Ole Miss Communications
Courtesy of Ole Miss Communications

This weekend will be an historic one for the Ole Miss track & field program.

Several events will highlight this weekend’s alumni reunion, in which all former members of the program are invited to come back to campus and enjoy seeing the updates and improvements to facilities and student-athlete support.

First will be the ribbon cutting ceremony for the renovated Ole Miss Track & Field Complex at 3 p.m.Friday, which is open to the public. Among those scheduled to speak are Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter, Athletics Director Ross Bjork, Ole Miss and Team USA Women’s Olympic Head Coach Connie Price-Smith, Rio Olympian Raven Saunders and Rio Olympics Bronze Medalist Sam Kendricks.

The $7.2 million project includes a top-of-the-line Beynon Sports Surfaces 2000 full pour polyurethane running surface with hobart texture, a 37-by-26-foot Daktronics video display board and a brand new throwing area adjacent to the track. The complex also includes men’s and women’s locker rooms, team room, coaches’ offices, grandstands for 1,500 spectators, concession area and control room.

A 4 p.m. reception will follow at the Pavilion Club inside the Pavilion at Ole Miss that will incorporate activities from the ribbon cutting ceremony and Community Connection week.

Ole Miss will host the inaugural Rebel Invite cross country meet later that evening at FNC Park in Oxford. The women’s 5K race is slated to begin at 6:45 p.m., followed by the men’s 6K race at 7:15.

Alums are also invited to enjoy pregame tailgating and access to the M-Club Alumni Chapter pregame party on Saturday prior to the 3 p.m. football home opener against Wofford.

If you are an alum of the Ole Miss track & field program, please visit www.OleMissMClub.org for more information on the reunion.

For more information on Ole Miss Track & Field and Cross Country, follow the Rebels on Twitter (@OleMissTrack), Facebook and Instagram.

Courtesy of Ole Miss Sports

Ole Miss commit Jamar Richardson says Hugh Freeze is ‘an amazing guy’

FreezeThree-star defensive back Jamar Richardson just felt comfortable in Oxford. That’s what led him to commit to Ole Miss in July.

“I just felt more comfortable there than anywhere else I went to,” Richardson told GN. “The coaching staff made me feel like they wanted me there.”

Richardson (5 feet 11, 170 pounds) is from Aliceville (Ala.) High, the hometown of NFL Hall of Famer Walter Jones. Ricardson has enjoyed getting to know Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze through his recruitment.

“I’ve really gotten to know him a lot better; he is just an amazing guy. We have a real good relationship,” he said.

Richardson can’t wait to play in front of the Ole Miss faithful.

Courtesy of Ryan Green to read the rest of the article go to GridironNow.com.

SEC Inside and SEC Film Room Return with Double Episodes; SEC NationHeads to Starkville

Courtesy of ESPN
Courtesy of ESPN

SEC Network returns SEC Inside and SEC Film Room for the 2016 football season on Wednesdaywith double episodes of each. SEC Inside kicks off the evening with a fresh perspective on the South Carolina vs. Vanderbilt matchup at 7 p.m. ET. The show features highly-cinematic footage and exclusive sound from the home team before, during and after the week’s matchup.

Following SEC Inside’s first show of the evening, SEC Network sits down one-on-one with South Carolina’s new head coach Will Muschamp for a film room review of the game. SEC Inside airs again at 8 p.m. featuring unique vantage points from Texas A&M’s win over UCLA.  The network doubles down on coverage of the winning game, featuring an exclusive film session with Aggie’s head coach Kevin Sumlin and quarterback Trevor Knight in SEC Film Room at 8:30 p.m.

On Saturday, SEC Nation heads to Mississippi State for the Bulldogs’ game vs. South Carolina. The stop marks host Maria Taylor and reporter Laura Rutledge’s first Starkville, Ms. visit with the traveling pregame show. Analysts Tim Tebow, Marcus Spears and Paul Finebaum are making their third visit.SEC Nation is live from The Junction from 10 to noon ET/ 9 to 11 a.m. local (CT).

Courtesy of ESPN and SEC Network


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