When it comes to the spring and Ole Miss football we are waiting for the Grove Bowl but there is much more to Ole Miss athletics besides just football.
As hardcore Ole Miss football fans we are all excited about the future of the Ole Miss football program. However spring has sprung and after a dismal 2018 football season some Rebels fans have elected to pursue other Ole Miss athletics programs. Right now we are nearing the SEC Tourney for Ole Miss basketball and just beginning Ole Miss baseball. Times are good.
Friday evening Ole Miss baseball picked up their 10-1 opening win over Wright State in the first of two games in a weekend series; the Sunday game was cancelled due to inclement weather. While some Ole Miss baseball fans are worried over the Saturday loss to Wright State we should keep in mind what a very good team the Raiders are. Of course, the season just began and we can expect the Rebels to bounce back in a long season.
Then There Was Hoops
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So while we await the 2019 Ole Miss football season we’ve had some time to think about the other sports. One of the biggest Ole Miss sports in 2019 has been Ole Miss basketball under first year head coach Kermit Davis. The Rebels (18-7, 8-4) picked up a big 75-65 SEC win Saturday over Mizzou and are poised to make a postseason run.
Ole Miss women’s basketball has had a somewhat tougher season under first year head coach Yolett McPhee-McCuin. The Rebels are 9-17 and 3-9 in the SEC but continue to play hard every game. Coach Yo will have a chance to recruit and the Rebels will get better in the future.
Then There Was Hockey
Another exciting Ole Miss athletics program which has gone largely unnoticed is the Ole Miss hockey program. Ole Miss hockey just finished a great season which saw the club play for the SEC Championship. While the Rebels fell to Georgia in the championship game, the Rebels finished the season with a 20-4 record and one of the best seasons in club history.
Then There Was Softball
The highly anticipated 2019 Ole Miss softball season is underway and despite the drama surrounding coach Mike Smith and his five game suspension to begin the season the Rebels are very good. At 6-3 the Rebels have been hitting the road for tourney play to begin 2019. The Rebels had 17 road games scheduled before the first home game in Oxford. Two of those games have been cancelled due to weather thus far. The Rebels have quality wins over UCF, Minnesota and Oregon State so far.
As we draw near to the beginning of Ole Miss football’s spring practice and subsequent Grove Bowl there are clearly other sports programs to be excited about. Good luck to all Ole Miss athletes throughout the spring. Please be sure to check back here or visit and like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter for the latest Ole Miss Rebels news and updates. Hotty Toddy!