Hotty Toddy Rebel Nation, and I hope everyone is enjoying this ‘hump’ day. We are half through your work week. Tonight the Rebels will host their final midweek game at Swayze. The No. 10 Rebels will take on Southern Miss with a first pitch scheduled for 6:30 p.m. All of this and more will be covered in today’s headlines.
Left handed freshmen, Evan Anderson will take the mound for the Rebels in the game against Southern Miss. Anderson has a 0.79 ERA through 11.1 innings and has a 1-0 record in his first season. Anderson will be making his third start, as he started in games against Southeastern Louisiana and Arkansas-Pine Bluff earlier in the season.
Ole Miss Tennis
There has been some really exciting news surrounding Ole Miss tennis we would like to share with you. The Ole Miss men’s tennis team has earned their 21st straight bid into the NCAA Tennis Championship. The team will continue its season in South Bend, Ind., for the NCAA first and second rounds, as the field of 64 was revealed Tuesday. The Rebels will face Northwestern in the first round either May 9 or 10, with the time to be announced. Notre Dame is the No. 13 overall seed, and will meet Green-Bay in the first round. The winners will meet in the second round for the right to advance to the NCAA Sweet 16 in Athens, Ga., May 16-21. The Ole Miss women’s tennis team has also earned a NCAA Championship bid, making their sixth consecutive bid. The Ole Miss women’s tennis team earned its’ 17th overall NCAA Championship bid and will travel to Los Angeles for the first and second rounds. The Rebels will face Texas Tech in the first round Friday, May 9 at 12 p.m. CT.
Ole Miss Baseball – Auston Bousfield
Ole Miss center fielder, Auston Bousfield earned the SEC player of the week award due to his performance in the series sweep over Kentucky this past weekend. He was also named the national offensive player of the week by the National College Baseball Writers of America. Bousfield recorded four doubles, a home run, eight runs scored and seven RBI in the Kentucky series. Bousfield put together a .714 batting average against Kentucky and improved his season batting average to .371.
Ole Miss Football – C.J. Johnson
It is great news to hear that Ole Miss defensive end C.J. Johnson will be returning in full health to the Rebel 2014 roster. I ran across an interview with Johnson from ESPN’s Edward Aschoff. Johnson discuss how excited he is to return:
There’s no better feeling than hitting a quarterback. It’s like the ultimate feeling. It’s way harder than it looks. To finally be able to get back there and when you’re doing it consistently is really fun.
After a serious leg injury cost him most of his 2013 season, Johnson is ecstatic about getting back to what he’s good at.
It’s kinda weird because it feels like just yesterday I was just getting here and now I’m one of the leaders of this team and being a heavy contributor, I’m really just trying to cherish it. Time has flown by so fast.
Around the FanSided Network
AJ McCarron Says NFL Teams Think He’s A First-Round Pick – Bama Hammer
ICYMI: Why the Kentucky Wildcats Football team will have WR depth in the Fall – Wildcat Blue Nation
Peyton Manning To Make Appearance On Late Show With David Letterman – All For Tennessee
In Other News
UA swimmer from Tupelo died saving girlfriend – The Clarion Ledger
This is just a sad story. Our condolences go out to the Servati family and everyone who lost everything from Sunday and Monday’s deadly tornadoes across the Southeast.