Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Yet Another One Bites The Dust

Another member of the 2004 men's basketball recruiting class has decided to transfer from Mississippi State.Jerrell Houston, a 6-foot-7 swingman who redshirted during the 2004-05 season, will attend Mineral Area College, that school announced today. Mineral Area is a junior college in Park Hills, Missouri.
Houston is the third member of the three-person freshmen class to leave or say he is contemplating leaving MSU. In the past week, forward Charles Rhodes announced his will transfer and forward Walter Sharpe said he will "more than likely" transfer, too. Rhodes and Sharpe did not make public their choices for schools, though Rhodes said he will make recruiting visits to other schools.The status of point guard Gary Ervin, who received permission to talk to other schools about the possibility of transferring, is still unclear."I'm just waiting to see what happens," Ervin said recently.Because Houston is transferring to a junior college, and not another NCAA Division I-A school, he did not need request permission to speak with other schools, according to MSU coordinator of compliance Bracky Brett.

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Who You Want????

The question floating around many of the message boards, is who should Ole Miss play in its non-conference schedule. This is a big question now that it appears we are trying to do away with Memphis State on our schedule. We are adding Georgia Tech six or seven years from now. Schools that have been thrown around are Wake Forrest, NC State, Virginia, Illinois, North Carolina, Tulane, and many others. One of the above schools is rumored to have already been signed to play the Rebs. Personally I would like to play Tulane(traditionally not an average team) in years that we do not play LSU in Baton Rouge. When Ole Miss plays in New Orleans, many fans will follow. This was a tradition for many years and I really feel like we should bring it back. The Ole Miss crowd would rival the size of the Tulane crowd. In addition I would also like to play any of the schools mentioned above. However if we are plan on playing these schools we are going to have to step our play up. I would love to know some of yalls ideas on the subject and who yall think we should be playing in non-conference games.

Monday, April 25, 2005

MS High School Sensation Monta Ellis

Another One Bites The Dust

Mississippi State has lost another player that was expected to be on next year's team. Mississippi high school basketball sensation Monta Ellis has declared he will enter the NBA draft. Early reports said he would not sign with an agent, however it appears he will sign now. Ellis, who some claim is the best high-school player ever to come out of Mississippi, is projected to go mid first round in the draft. Ellis joins a long line of players who are contemplating leaving the Bulldog basketball team. Charles Rhodes has already left the team and players Walter Sharpe and Gary Ervin have both hinted at leaving the team. Between the basketball team and the football team, they are dropping like flies in Starkvegas.

Sunday, April 24, 2005

SEC Tournament As of Monday

5. LSU (0-3 vs. South Carolina)
7. VANDERIBILT (2-1 vs. Ole Miss)
8. OLE MISS (1-2 vs. Vanderbilt)
9. AUBURN (2-1 vs. Arkansas)
10. ARKANSAS (1-2 vs. Auburn)


Former Pillow Academy Product Signs With Vikings

The Vikings signed undrafted rookie placekicker Jonathan Nichols of Mississippi early Sunday evening, a move that should help address the team's most obvious remaining weakness.

Nichols, a four-year starter for the Rebels, converted 20 of 27 field-goal attempts (74.1%) and all 19 extra-point opportunities as a senior in 2004. His best season came as a junior, when he converted 25 of 29 field-goal attempts -- including a career long of 54 yards -- and won the Lou Groza Award as the nation's top kicker over future third-round draft pick Nate Kaeding.

The 5-foot-11, 182-pound kicker set 15 school records at Ole Miss, including becoming the school's all-time leading scorer with 344 career points.

**Even though Jonathan was not drafted, this looks like it might not be a bad move for Nichols. From my brief research it looks like the Vikings have struggled in the kicking game. Hopefully Nichols will get a fair shot and I feel confident he will capitalize on it. Congratulations J.R.

Two Out of Three Ain't Bad???

This is the saying most Ole Miss fans are expressing. I have to disagree with this statement. The Rebels who came back in the ninth inning Friday night and the eleventh inning Saturday, struggled to get both of these wins. Losing Sunday was dissapointing. Eric Fowler continues to pitch well for the Rebels and went six innings. Will Kline was brought in and was absolutely rocked. Why we brought a pitcher with an above nine ERA, I dunno. One answer is there is that we have no pitching. While this is true we have more in the bullpen better than Kline. In such a very important game, I dunno why we put the game in Kline's hands. However, he did not solely lose the game for the Rebs. Poor hitting and a few errors did not help out in the loss.

I stated last week, we needed to win four out of the next six. Well we are halfway there. MSU comes into the series, with several of their best hitters hurt. However they are still a very good team. There will be another weekend of big crowds due to it being Double Decker weekend. We MUST win this series. By my calculations, Ole Miss is currently in third place in the SEC West. Two games behind Alabama, who is in first. While we are in o.k. position, we need to continue to take two of three as we wrap up SEC play over the next several weeks.

The Rebels will host a mid-week series with Memphis State. The Tigers will travel to Oxford on Tuesday and the Rebels will return the favor on Wednesday as they travel to Autozone park.

Thursday, April 21, 2005

New Opponent

The Atlanta Journal Consitution is reporting Ole Miss and Georiga Tech have agreed to add each other to their football schedule. Ole Miss will be in Atlanta in 2010 Georgia Tech in Oxford in 2011. More to come as the story develops.

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Former Ole Miss offensive lineman and current Chicago Bear guard Terrance Metcalf, has been re-signed to a one year contract with the Bears. The Bears release another guard on the team and expect Metcalf to step up this year in that role.

Commish Rules

Posted by HelloSoutheastern Conference games are conspicuously absent from the ESPN schedule. The league wanted ESPN to pay for the rights to televise the games, while ESPN felt the national exposure carried enough worth on its own. "I can tell you our institutions pretty much decided that with no rights fee we were not going to be part of the package," SEC assistant commissioner Charles Bloom said. "We talked in our meetings that to increase national exposure of college baseball is a positive, and we feel our games are attractive for TV, but our institutions felt that they wanted a rights fee for them coming into stadiums and broadcasting games."
The Atlantic Coast, Big 12, Big West, Conference USA, Missouri Valley or Pacific-10 did not require a rights fee to show games from the home parks of its members. (Because SEC member Louisiana State plays at Tulane, that game falls under the discretion of CUSA.)
ESPN had to work around previous television arrangements between conferences and other national, regional and local distributors. For instance, the Florida-based Sunshine Network signed on to show a large number of games involving Florida, Florida State and Miami prior to ESPN showing interest. The SEC expressed hope that a deal could be worked out in the future.
"We'll just see how it goes," Bloom said. "Will there be SEC games (on ESPN) next year? Hopefully, we can get these things ironed out." (Baseball America)

I think this is ridiculous, just about every other conference in America signs on, but we do not. This is one of the more bone-headed moves I have seen our conference make.

House Searching in Oxford

Searching for a house to live in Oxford is the most outrageous thing I have ever been involved in. There is no easy way to find a rental house. Every house is owned by some random person around town. When you find a house, and quit searching expecting the landlord to be a reasonable person, don't bet on it. We found this house and were expecting to live there next year, cause the landlord said it was all ours. Then one day he up and decides to rent it to someone else. So now all the houses that aren't located on some random county road somewhere are taken. So if anybody knows of any houses around town available for rent or the name of one of the these random landlords please let me know, you might even be compensated.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

The Delta Devils and the Rebels????? has released its projections for the NCAA tournament. I have to say, I am not sure we will make it the rate we are going, but I have faith we will turn it around. At any rate, I do not like their projections one bit. They have Ole Miss as a #2 seed in the Tulane regional. Ole Miss would play #3South Alabama and #1Tulane would play the #4 Delta Devils from Mississippi Valley State. Not only do I not like it for the fact that the #1 and #3 teams are pretty good in this regional, I am not sure I could handle Ole Miss playing my hometown Delta Devils if it came to it. How I could ever pull against the Delta Devils I do not know. Without a doubt the most talented baseball team in the SWAC(a powerhouse conference). These are some pretty good projections, check them out at the link below.

O on Finebaum

Everytime I am in the state of Alabama, I like to tune into the Paul Finebaum show. This guy is a lunatic. If you want to get your blood pressure going just tune into his radio show when you are in the state. Coach O was on Finebaum today. Follow the link below and listen to his converation with Coach O.

Monday, April 18, 2005

Rebs Fall, Can They Get Back Up

For the first time all year, the Ole Miss Baseball team has dropped out of the polls in all major rankings. This is probably the first time since early last year that we have dropped out of the polls. Do the Rebels have the talent to turn it around? Without a doubt they are capable of doing this. Will they turn it around? I dunno, it is gonna depend on how Coach Mike Bianco can motivate this team. If history has a way of repeating, this team is done and will not make the SEC Tournament. However I hope history does not repeat itself.

Sunday, April 17, 2005

They Did It Again

The Ole Miss Men's Tennis team defeated Mississippi State to become BACK TO BACK
SEC CHAMPIONS. They now move on to the SEC Tournament to try and conquer that crown. These guys are very very talented. They are also great people. They love Ole Miss and are very dedicated to winning. I saw them on the Square Saturday night and they were yelling Hotty Toddy together. Hopefully we will not play the same as last year when the Rebs lost to Vandy in the finals of the tournament. The team will definitely be hosting a regional in the next couple of weeks. I encourage everyone to go out and support this team, even if you have not been to a match or do not like tennis. Congrats again to Coach Chadwick and the team.

Second Verse Same As The First

Once again, Ole Miss has lost a weekend SEC series. The Rebels are now 24-12 and 7-8 in the league. The question now is will the Ole Miss Baseball team even make the SEC Tourney. If you would have told me last year I would be asking the question of whether or not we would even make the tournament, I would have told you, you were crazy. Halfway through SEC play the Rebels are making some bad moves from a coaching and players standpoint. I thought after the romping we put on LSU on Friday night, we would at least win the series if not sweep them. Yesterday's 7-6 loss in the bottom of the ninth really hurt the confidence. A question raised in that game was, why pull Mark Wright one of the hottest hitters on our team, for Miles Franklin and then bat C.J. Ketchum for Franklin. I did however feel that Bianco made better decisions this weekend about pulling pitchers. Eric Fowler pitched a very impressive game today and I believe established himself as a weekend starter. Anyway, we are halfway through and are in dire need of winning at least two series if not more. Bianco really needs to get the fan support back behind himself and the team. Hope is not lost, but it is moving in the wrong direction.

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Very Impressive

As you read in my post below, I believe this is a very impressive step in the right direction we have made. The fact FedEx is giving us $2.5 million is outstanding. I am really excited about this gift. Congrats to FedEx and the UMAA

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Expect a big announcement this afternoon concerning a new relationship between FedEx and the University of Mississippi Athletic Department. FedEx is expected to announce a multi-million dollar gift to the University, specifically for a new athletic academic center. It is my understanding the Starnes Center is going to be converted into an academic center for student-athletes. Some are saying this is a gift concerning the North Endzone, but from what I hear this is strictly for the academic center. Expect this to only be the beginning of gifts from FedEx to Ole Miss. FedEx is an outstanding corporation and probably the best corporate friend Ole Miss has. They have always given to various parts of the Ole Miss campus. Hopefully the administration now realizes how much money FedEx has and, that they are willing to give it to us. Several high-executives in FedEx are graduates of Ole Miss. So remember this next time you have to ship a package.

Whose In Charge???

The latest debate among Memphis State rednecks and the UMAA is the length of contract on our football game together. While all of this has been thrown around in the media and on message boards. Neither A.D. has officially made an announcement about the debate. Pete Boone and Ole Miss claim that the current football contract with Memphis State ends in 2007. George Lapides and the Memphis media are claiming Memphis has a contract that lasts through 2011, and it was signed by Eddie Crawford of all people. If this is true, you are going to see me absolutely lose it. Crawford should not, nor never have had the authority to sign an extension on a contract to play Memphis. I am going with the crowd claiming our contract only goes through 2007. I hate playing these idiots, and always have even before they beat us the past two years.

The Goose Leads The Flock

Michael Wakefield"aka The Goose" picked up his first collegiate start of his career tonight against Southeastern Louisiana. Wakefield had a tough first inning, but bounced back in the next two allowing only one runner to reach a base. The Goose was then relieved in the fourth inning. Ole Miss started in the hole tonight, but bounced back to beat SELA 10-8. This was a good win for the Rebels who coming into the game had lost five of the last six. However, they committed way to many errors and mistakes tonight. The Rebels stay in the Cajun state as they travel to Baton Rouge to take on the Fightin Tigas of LSU. If the Rebels could take two of three this weekend, they will make up for last weekend.

Monday, April 11, 2005

Will A Change Do Us Good

This weekend's rotation at Louisiana State will be Holliman, Maloney, and Fowler. Bianco says after two not so up to par outings by Cupps on Sunday and three nice starts by Fowler, the Duck Hill lefty will get the start on Sunday.As for Wednesday night's game at SELA, no starter has been decided on. Bianco says he will try to use several pitchers in the contest in Hammond to get them some game action.

Sunday, April 10, 2005

May Slide in April

For the Ole Miss baseball fan out there, you really have to be disappointed in the baseball team right now. The Rebels just can't seem to pull it all together. This team is talented enough to be blowing through teams not having to worry about other things. Instead they lost 2 out of 3 at home to Alabama. They never should lose a series at home especially on a weekend like this. Saturday was an amazing setting, there were people in every corner of the stadium and in the outfields. It was a heckuva game also, with the Rebels pulling through in the clutch. Sunday was flat out embarrassing. No one could hit the ball and stupid errors were made. I might lose it next time one of our batters swing at the first pitch and flys or grounds out. It is evident we do not have a bullpen, our pitching staff is really struggling right now. On another note, it was some pretty terrible umpiring. By no means did they cause us to lose the game or anything, but they were pathetic. I have never seen or heard as much booing as I did this weekend. We must bounce back and perform this week. The Rebels travel to Cajun country this week to play SE Louisiana and LSU. Now is the time.

Questions and Few Answers

Coming into the Spring Game, I did not know what to expect of this football team. After the game, I still have no idea what to expect from this team next year. The Ole Miss fan base is definitely behind the new coaching staff, this was obvious in the number of fans in the stands. On defense, we are going to be pretty darn good. The d-line is looking real good(even without standout McKinley Boykin). Patrick Willis is going to be one of the better players in the SEC next year. He along with the rest of the defense will keep us in most of our games. The offense is a different story. The O-Line still has many questions to be answered. We are really lacking in this department. The quarterback situation has not gotten any better since last season in my opinion. Spurlock is still making the same type decisions he made last year. I just wish BenJarvis Green-Ellis( or whatever his name is) was going to be playing next year, he looked pretty good at the RB position, but he will have to sit out due to transferring. Finally the kicking game looked bad, there is definitely room for improvement and positions up in the air in the kicking department. Hopefully the summer workouts will improve this team. Overall though, not too bad just room to improve.

Over 10,000

What A Weekend

It was a great weekend in Oxford. Football, Tennis, Baseball, and one heck of a party. If you are a Rebel fan you missed one great weekend of activities. Detailed reports to come.

Wednesday, April 06, 2005


Turns out, out University has been caught in some investigative reporting. In the MSNBC report that is linked below, it is revealed that students Social Security Numbers could be accessed by anyone capable of accessing the internet. Turns out some page with fraternity and sorority members listed SSN numbers. Follow the link and read this great PR for Your school.

The Battle For The Green Jacket

A Tradition of Excellence

The Masters, in my opinion the greatest golfing event their is. CBS does a spectacular coverage of this event. It is one of the best live sports productions on t.v. The tradition of the Master's is like no other. Combining southern hospitality with a miraculous golf course is as good as it gets. I have picked Phil, even though he may not win, I just love how this guy plays. Even if you are not a golf fan or do not like to watch golf on t.v., I suggest you watch for at least one hour, and I think your mind will change. However, it looks like they might get rained out Thursday and have to push play back. Good Luck Phil.

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Buzzards Blast Rebels

Many Ole Miss fans were not happy about the move that led to the Rebels loss tonight against the Golden Buzzards from Southern. Tommy Baumgardner was replaced for Brian Pettway to pitch the bottom of the 9th innning. Pettway then gave up a three run homer and the Rebels come home with a loss. Baumgardner was cruising along after coming in to pitch in relief. Maybe there is something we did not know about Tommy's arm or something, but this was definately a questionable call by Bianco and staff. Rebels lose 10-9.

Michael Wallace Would Not Know How To Write This Story

OXFORD, Miss. -- Shawn Slocum hadn't been on the Ole Miss campus long when the Rebels new linebackers coach had a player approach him. ''Coach, I can play,'' the player said. ''Is that right?'' Slocum replied. Slocum had no idea who the player was, and understandably so. To this day the most loyal Rebel fan probably can't tell you who No. 46 is. But that may not be for long. Dontae Reed, a walk-on redshirt sophomore, has climbed his way from obscurity to No. 1 on the Ole Miss depth chart at outside linebacker. And the former Oakhaven player is doing everything he can to stay there. ''We started spring training and due to a lack of numbers, even though he's a nonscholarship player, he was on the second group,'' Slocum said. ''He just started making plays and listening to everything I said in the meetings. ''As a coach, if you're truly being objective, you're going to play that guy that make plays. Early on in spring training, he went out in one of the scrimmages and made some plays.'' Reed has taken advantage of what he calls a great opportunity. First-year coach Ed Orgeron and his staff went into spring practice with no preconceived notions about anyone. They opened up the competition at all positions, scholarship and nonscholarship players alike. Reed decided to make the most of his chance. Never mind that sophomore Garry Pack, a highly touted freshman last year who was expected to be an instant starter this year, was a more prominent player. ''The coaches didn't know anything about me or anybody,'' Reed said. ''They gave me a chance to do my thing and this is where I'm at.'' Reed has remained on the field because of his constant ability to make plays, whether it's throwing his body into a running back or coming up with a sack from his outside linebacker position. In fact, playing on the outside has also helped him become noticed. Reed walked on as a safety in 2003, but after redshirting he was moved to linebacker last season. But in Ole Miss's previous 4-2-5 scheme, the undersized Reed played inside at 6-2, 205. In Orgeron's 4-3 defense, Reed is on the outside, enabling him to use his speed. ''He's made plays,'' Orgeron said. ''He is doing it. He's taking advantage of the change. ''He's quick. He's a good pass rusher. He uses his hands well. He's tough. He's always in there studying and watching film. He's motivated. He's a pleasant surprise.'' Reed's emergence early during spring practice came at a time when Pack, who had 27 tackles in 11 games as a true freshman last year, struggled to pick up the system. Since being moved to second team, though, Pack has come on strong the last couple of weeks in an effort to win back his starting role. ''Garry's had some great last couple of weeks as well,'' Slocum said. ''We feel like we've got two first-team guys that are really trying hard and playing hard and starting to learn our scheme. That helps us. It gives us added depth.'' Although Orgeron and Slocum have been pleased with what Reed and Pack have brought to the table, they still must evaluate the talent of their incoming freshman linebackers before making a final decision on who plays. Because of that, Reed isn't content with his current success. ''I've just got to keep stepping my game up every time,'' Reed said. ''I have to be more focused and just try to stay consistent with what I'm doing.'' Don't be surprised if Reed is on the field at some point when the Rebels open the season at Memphis on Sept. 5. ''Based on what I see, I think Dontae and Gary both are going to be playing for us,'' Slocum said. ''(Reed's) a very bright young man. He plays with great effort. He's made a bunch of plays for us. We've rewarded him by putting him in a position to play. Hopefully he'll have a great summer and come back in the fall ready to contribute.''

Monday, April 04, 2005

One Shining Moment

I wait patiently each year to hear this song played and watch the highlights from each tournament. This year's tournament was probably the best ever since I have been alive. There were plenty of upsets and plenty of games that came down to the wire. In my opinion there is no better event in sports than March Madness, and madness it is. I long for the days for the Rebels to return back to the madness. I miss the great days of waiting in the Union Lobby with the basketball team on a Sunday afternoon to see where the Rebels were going to play. Unfortunately I have never been to a tournament game, but hopefully one day we will make it. At any rate this year's madness was awesome, and it is going to take alot for another tournament to be better.

New Top 25

1. Texas26-5 3-1
2. Cal State Fullerton 20-7 3-1
3. Tulane 25-5 4-0
4. Georgia Tech 23-6 2-2
5. Florida 23-7 4-0
6. Arizona 21-10 3-0
7. North Carolina 24-5 4-0
8. Louisiana State 21-8 2-2
9. Mississippi 21-7 2-2
10. Stanford 17-9 3-1
11. Rice 21-10 3-1
12. South Carolina 24-5 5-0
13. Miami 24-9 2-2
14. Arkansas 22-6 1-2
15. Baylor 19-11 3-1
16. Oregon State 24-4 5-0
17. Nebraska 25-3 4-0
18. Texas A&M 22-10 3-1
19. College of Charleston 23-4 3-0
20. Florida State 29-7 2-2
21. Long Beach State 21-10 3-0
22. Auburn 21-10 2-2
23. Missouri 23-5 3-1
24. Arizona State 21-13 3-0
25. Tennessee20-82-1

Head to The Pen

We're going to switch the rotation up a little bit. We're going to go with (Mark) Holliman, (Matt) Maloney and (Anthony) Cupps, and put Head in the bullpen for a couple of reasons. One, physically, it's been difficult on Matt to be the number one reliever and number one closer. I think it will help him as far as having a more specific schedule and know when he's going to throw. It takes a special pitcher to be able to pitch often, every day, or to throw 25-30 pitches and come back on a day's rest. I thought this would give us a good jumpstart to get him out on the mound. Certainly when you lose two out of three and Matt's arguably our best pitcher, and he only threw 13 pitches, we wanted to utilize him better. And Stephen is such a gamer that it doesn't matter if he starts or relieves; he's always going to be there to win the game for you.

Rosamond to Play in Mississippi

Former Ole Miss standout will be a part of Mississippi's newest sports franchise. Someone had asked earlier where Michael was playing and I noticed today he is in the Braves organization. The Mississippi Braves will be playing in a new and impressive stadium being built in the suburb of Jackson.

Rosamond, 26, is entering his seventh pro season. A power-hitting outfielder/first baseman, he was a first-round pick of the Houston Astros in 1999 and has played parts of four years in Double-A. He spent last season in the Colorado and Pittsburgh organizations.

This is the weekend all Ole Miss sports fans love. Here is your schedule

MEN'S TENNISDefending SEC Champion Rebels vs. USC - 2:00 p.m.
BASEBALLOle Miss vs. Alabama - 6:30 p.m.
PUBLIC TOUR OF IPF9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
SOCCER - 10:00 a.m.
WALK OF CHAMPIONS - 10:30 a.m.Ole Miss Spirit Live - 10:30 a.m.
RED-BLUE GAME - 1:00 p.m.
SOFTBALLOle Miss vs. Georgia (DH) - 11:00 a.m.
TRACK AND FIELDMississippi Invitational
BASEBALLOle Miss vs. Alabama - 4:00 p.m.
SOFTBALLOle Miss vs. Georgia - 1:00 p.m.
MEN'S TENNISOle Miss vs. Florida - 1:00 p.m.
BASEBALLOle Miss vs. Alabama - 1:30 p.m.OU

Sunday, April 03, 2005

Ole Miss vs. Arkansas

Cat Gets 100

It was a great day to watch Ole Miss tennis this afternoon in Oxford. The Number Four team in the nation easily defeated Arkansas today defeating the Razorbacks 4-3. Ole Miss Ace Catalin Gard picked up his 100th victory as a Rebel. This team is real good and as long as they play outdoors can beat just about anybody. Next weekend is the final weekend of regular season tennis in Oxford. Although we will probably host a regional when the time comes.

Smart Guys Win

Vanderbilt took the series against the Rebels this weekend in Nashville. Ole Miss managed to win Friday night after a pretty good performance by Mark Holliman. It was great to finally get Holliman to pitch well on Friday, hopefully he will continue this. Saturday and Sunday turned out to be dissapointing. On Saturday the Rebels were playing good until the fifth inning. Consecutive bad calls by the umpires and a home run off of Stephen Head, really shook this Rebel team up and they never could recover. As far as Sunday, Ole Miss never had it. Brian Pettway's streak of games with a hit is over, as he did not get a hit today. The only good thing out of today, was the performance by pitcher Michael Wakefield. Wakefield pitched in the ninth and struck out all three batters he faced. The Rebels really need a sweep this weekend as they face Alabama. Ole Miss will also face the Golden Buzzards from South Mississippi on Tuesday.

Snakes Defeated

John David Sikes of Sigma Chi, tore it up Friday night at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, as the Sigma Chi's defeated the Sigma Nu's 20-7. Sigma Nu could not get going all night long. Fumbles and poor offensive line blocking turned out to be the main factor for the Sigma Nu loss. Sikes, a washed up high school football star made numorous receptions and kick returns to gain numerous yards on the Sigma Nu team. A special appearance by Ed Orgeron at halftime allowed many in the audience to hear him for the first time. The night however was a success, as the chapter raised about $75,000.