Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Who Would Have Thought This????

In the 1980s, Maine was one of the top programs in the nation.
College World Series Appearances: 7 (1964, ’76, ’81, ’82, ’83, ’84, ’86)
NCAA Tournaments: 13 (1964, ’75, ’76, ’80, ’81, ’82, ’83, ’84, ’86, ’90, ’91, ’93, ’02)

The Full Tournament Field

New Orleans
Baton Rouge, La.
1. Tulane (50-9)* (1)4. Southern (29-16)*
3. Louisiana-Lafayette (47-17)2. Alabama (38-21)
1. Louisiana State (38-20)4. Marist* (33-19)
3. Northwestern State (40-18)2. Rice (41-17)*
Corvallis, Ore.
Long Beach
1. Oregon State (41-9)* (8)4. Ohio State (39-18)*
3. St. John's (39-16)2. Virginia (41-18)
1. Long Beach State (36-20)4. Rhode Island (34-19)
3. Pepperdine (38-21)*2. Southern California (37-19)
Oxford, Miss.
1. Mississippi (44-18) (5)4. Maine (34-17)*
3. Oklahoma (33-24)2. Southern Miss (41-19)
1. Texas (45-14)4. Quinnipiac (26-22)*
3. Miami (Ohio) (44-16)*2. Arkansas (37-20)
Waco, Texas
Clemson, S.C.
1. Baylor (39-21) (4)4. UT San Antonio (27-32)*
3. Stanford (32-23)2. Texas Christian (40-18)
1. Clemson (39-21)4. North Carolina A&T (27-25)*
3. Oral Roberts (40-18)*2. College of Charleston (47-13)
1. Georgia Tech (42-16) (2)4. Furman (30-27)*
3. Michigan (41-17)2. South Carolina (38-21)
1. Tennessee (41-19)4. Austin Peay State (38-22)*
3. Wichita State (49-22)*2. Winthrop (43-20)*
Gainesville, Fla.
Tallahassee, Fla.
1. Florida (40-20) (7)4. Stetson (35-26)*
3. Notre Dame (36-22)*2. North Carolina (40-17)
1. Florida State (50-18)4. Army (38-12)*
3. South Alabama (35-25)*2. Auburn (32-24)
Fullerton, Calif.
Tempe, Ariz.
1. Cal State Fullerton (41-15) (6)4. Harvard (29-15)*
3. Missouri (39-21)2. Arizona (37-19)
1. Coastal Carolina (48-14)4. Nevada-Las Vegas (34-27)*
3. East Carolina (35-24)2. Arizona State (34-22)
Lincoln, Neb.
Coral Gables, Fla.
1. Nebraska* (51-13) (3)4. Illinois-Chicago (38-19)*
3. Creighton (46-15)2. North Carolina State (40-17)
1. Miami (38-17)4. Virginia Commonwealth (33-20)
3. Florida Atlantic (36-22)2. Mississippi State (40-20)*

My First SEC Baseball Tournament

I have attended many SEC Basketball Tournaments over the years, but have never made the trip to Hoover. One of the main reasons is the Rebels have made few appearences there until recenlty. I would have to say things for the most part ran smoothly. I really thought there would be more fans there for each team. aside from Ole Miss, Alabama, and MSU there were not many fans for other teams there. Several observations: On the first night, we were forced to park several miles from the stadium and were bussed to the Met in school busses. After the championship game was over, we stayed in the parking lot for AN HOUR AND A HALF. This was absolutely ridiculous, there were only 12,000 people there, it was not like a professional game with 50,000 people there. This really made all fans mad at the SEC and the city of Hoover.It is my honest opinion, the tournament should be moved to Autozone Park in Memphis. The ballpark is amazing and is the perfect size for the tournament. There are plenty of hotels within walking distance of the stadium, many right outside the front gate. People complain about there is no RV parking but, they can easily park on the riverfront and have a transport for them to the stadium. I really hope the city of Memphis makes a push for this tournament, not just for Ole Miss fans but for SEC baseball fans.


OLD TOWN - A year ago, Jason Weymouth was working at Whitetail Golf Course in Charleston as he waited for the American Legion baseball season to begin in June.This May, the freshman lefthander has been among the contributors who helped the University of Maine baseball team win its first America East championship since 2002 Saturday with a 6-5, 11-inning victory over Vermont.Weymouth and the rest of coach Paul Kostacopoulos' Black Bears are gearing up for a trip to Oxford, Miss., where they'll face nationally-ranked Mississippi Friday at 8 p.m. in the first round of the NCAA Tournament."It's wicked exciting right now," Weymouth said Monday as UMaine gathered at the Chocolate Grille for lunch to watch the NCAA selection show on ESPN."I'm looking forward to the trip, just to go down there and see some of the teams," he said. "Hopefully, we'll do well."UMaine (34-17) earned America East's automatic bid and is the No. 4 seed in the Oxford Regional. The Bears face a top-seeded Ole Miss squad (44-18) that is ranked No. 9 in one national poll and 11th in two others.The Rebels, who are the No. 5 seed in the 64-team field, were the runners-up in the Southeastern Conference, which tied a record by placing nine teams in the tournament. They earned one of 34 at-large bids."It's just so exciting to see Maine recognized on a station like ESPN, on the 'Big Board,' and be in the same place at one time as Ole Miss and Oklahoma," said senior co-captain Aaron Izaryk. "To be mentioned in the same breath as them is something special."Second-seeded Southern Mississippi (40-18) and No. 3 Oklahoma (33-24) square off in Friday's 4 p.m. contest at Swayze Field. There are 16 NCAA regionals with four teams each competing in a double-elimination format. Friday's losers play Saturday at 2 p.m., while the first-round winners meet Saturday at 6 p.m.The regional continues with two games Sunday and an "if necessary" game Monday.UMaine is making the 14th NCAA Tournament appearance in program history and its first since competing in the Los Angeles Regional three years ago.The Bears, who had spent the previous 39 hours relishing their gut-wrenching victory in Burlington, Vt., were still trying to enjoy the thrill of the selection show on Monday.Team members admitted not knowing much about Ole Miss."The only thing I know about Mississippi now is how to spell it from my grammar school days," quipped UMaine senior Mike Ferriggi. "I'm very anxious to get down there to experience Mississippi."Kostacopoulos and his staff now face the challenge of getting the Bears refocused to take on a national power. The team has recently experienced both frustration and exhilaration to earn its right to keep playing."That championship day was very emotional and then you get back here and all of a sudden you realize how tired you are," Kostacopoulos said. "We've got the excitement of the selection show today, but now we've got to get ourselves refocused on playing baseball."The Bears, who were scheduled to practice Monday and Tuesday, were awaiting word Monday night on how their travel plans would affect their schedule for Wednesday."I just think we've got to harness some of our emotions and get back to the basics of playing baseball," Kostacopoulos said.One of the best perks for the Bears is escaping the dreary spring they have been enduring in Orono. The players had been hoping for a trip to Long Beach, Calif., but won't be lacking for warmth.Friday's forecast for Oxford, Miss., is sunny with a high temperature of 88 and a chance of isolated thundershowers."It might be nice to be able to warm up within a half-hour and not take 40 minutes to get your arm loose in this cold weather," said UMaine ace Steve Richard."It gives you a little extra hop in your step when you get some nice weather to play in and there's going to be a large crowd there and that's going to be special, too," Izaryk said.UMaine is one of four teams from New England to qualify for the NCAAs along with Ivy League champion Harvard (29-15), Atlantic 10 winner Rhode Island (34-19) and Northeast Conference titlist Quinnipiac (26-22) of Hamden, Conn.From the Northeast, St. John's, Army and Marist also earned tournament berths.

**Taken From A Paper in Maine**

Monday, May 30, 2005

Second Verse Better Be Better Than The First

For the second time in as many years, the Rebels will be hosting a NCAA Tournament Regional in Oxford. This year the Rebels picked up a Number 5 national seed, highest among all SEC teams. The Rebels are paired in the regional with Maine, Oklahoma, and Southern Mississippi. Last year the Rebels did not even make it to the final game of their own regional. Things will hopefully be different this year. However they are not in the easiest of all regionals. Ole Miss has faced Southern Miss three times this year and hold a 2-1 record. The Sooners of Oklahoma are from a tough Big 12 conference and are supposed to have a really good pitching staff, that is very deep. The Rebels will pitch their normal weekend rotation this weekend unlike last year. The first game will be played at 3:00 on Friday afternoon matching up Oklahoma and Southern Miss. The night game between Ole Miss and Maine will begin at 7:00. Hopefully the Rebs will have better luck with the Black Bears of Maine than the Mississippi State football team did. Should the Rebels make it out of their regional, they will host the winner of the Texas regional in Oxford.


Ole Miss lost in the Championship Game to in-state rival Mississippi State on Sunday. The worn out Rebels lost in a 4-1 decision in front of a packed Hoover Met. Ole Miss, which had played 6 games in 5 days never could get the bats going to start a rally. Mississippi State got on the board with a three run inning and that was enough to silence the Rebs as they had few base runners throughout the game. About 5,000 Rebel fans made the trip to cheer on the Rebs.

On Saturday the Rebels were Red hot. Beating Florida in two games in one afternoon was a spectacular accomplishment. Anthony Cups and Tommy Bumgardner pitched two great games for the Diamond Rebs. Ole Miss could not be stopped at the plate in which nearly every player had an RBI on Saturday.

Travelin Man

I am back in the state of Mississippi after traveling through Tennessee and Alabama over the past week and a half. So I appologize for the few posts and hope to post a few more for the next several days. I will be moving to Washington D.C. on Sunday, so I am not sure how the posting will work from there.

Thursday, May 26, 2005

On The Edge of My Seat

Birmingham, AL- For those Rebel fans that stayed up late into the night, last night's game at the Hoover Met made us all nervous. With two runners on in the bottom of the ninth, there was tons of pressure building inside the stadium. However in Stephen Head fashion, he pulled us through. Ole Miss fans were out numbered at least 15-1 but they made plenty of noise to lead the Rebels to a 3-1 victory over Alabama. Mark Holliman pitched a heck of a game with 14 strike outs, an Ole Miss record. All the Rebels played well, we just need to get a few more bats connecting if we are going to make it to the final on Sunday. I liked the way we played and we seemed fired up and focused to win this thing. Tonight, we face Florida, a team we beat twice early in the season. Ole Miss will face ex-Rebel Alan Horne, whom the Rebels rocked in their previous game in Oxford. No doubt, he will be seeking revenge against the Rebels. The set up at the Met is great, and if we win tonight I would encourage Rebel fans to make the quick trip over here for Saturday. Game time is at 8:00, however we did not throw out the first pitch last night until 9:50.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

In Honor of Boo

Reigning Cellular South Ferriss Trophy winner Stephen Head of Ole Miss is among the four finalists for this year's award, officials for the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum announced Monday. The other finalists are Delta State catcher Craig Newton, Ole Miss infielder/pitcher Brian Pettway and Millsaps infielder Garner Wetzel.Pettway leads the SEC in hitting (.415) and is third in homers with 17. Newton is hitting .358 with 13 home runs for the Statesmen, who host the NCAA Division II South/Central Regional Thursday. Wetzel leads the Majors with a .422 average and 12 homers.
The Ferriss Trophy is awarded to the top collegiate player in Mississippi, as selected by a panel of major league scouts, the state's four-year college coaches and one media representative.

Personally, I am pulling for Pettway to win this won. In my opion, Pettway has had more of an offensive impact to the team this year, his batting average is evidence of that. I would like to know who yall would pick between the two.

As far as the award, Boo Ferris is a great man. I have had the privilege of meeting Coach Ferris multiple times. He is a great man, that loves to spend time talking to young people. He has some great stories to tell about his baseball experiences. If you are ever able to hear him speak, please go do so.

1. Cal State Fullerton 37-12 1-0 1
2. Tulane 45-8 3-0 2
3. Oregon State 39-8 3-0 3
4. Miami 38-12 2-1 4
5. Texas 41-11 2-0 5
6. Georgia Tech 37-14 3-1 7
7. Nebraska 41-12 2-2 6
8. Arizona 33-16 1-1 8
9. Baylor 34-18 3-1 10
10. Long Beach State 35-17 2-1 12
11. Tennessee 36-16 1-2 9
12. Rice 36-15 4-0 15
13. Louisiana State 35-17 2-1 16
14. Florida State 45-14 5-0
15. Florida 34-18 2-3 11
16. Alabama 35-18 1-2 13
17. Arizona State 30-19 1-1 18
18. Louisiana-Lafayette 44-12 3-1 19
19. Mississippi 37-16 2-1 22
20. Missouri 34-17 2-1 20
21. Southern California 32-15 4-0 24
22. North Carolina State 36-14 4-1 23
23. Coastal Carolina 42-11 5-0 NR
24. North Carolina 37-14 1-4 14
25. St. John's 35-14 2-1 25

Friday, May 13, 2005


Today is Robert Cook Day on Worldclassglass. Robert will be graduating from the University of Mississippi tomorrow. It only took Robert five years. Known by friends as "Cookie", Robert is an avid Ole Miss sports fan and dedicated reader of Worldclassglass. Rarely does an Ole Miss sporting event go by, when I do not see Cookie there. Robert is always up to speed on his Rebel sports. For those of you that are afraid Robert will be leaving us, have no fear for he will be back next year. Robert is an integral part of the E.F. Yerby Conference Center, serving as Assistant to the Director of Catering Services. Many of the events attended by out of towners at Ole Miss are arranged by Robert. Graduation will not affect Robert's plans for the weekend as he will hold down his normal spot in left field with all those crazy people. From all the staff at Worldcalssglass, we congratulate you Robert.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Its Official

Ole Miss head football coach Ed Orgeron announced Wednesday that he has promoted Ryan Nielsen from graduate assistant defensive coach to the full time position of defensive line coach."Ryan really started preparing to be a coach when he was a player for us at Southern California," Orgeron said. "He has worked hard to earn this position and knows our schemes. We've hired a good one in Ryan Nielsen."Nielsen, who joined Orgeron's first Ole Miss staff as the defensive graduate assistant, spent the 2004 season as an administrative assistant coach at the University of Idaho.Prior to working with the Vandals, Nielsen spent the 2002 season as a volunteer assistant coach at his alma mater, Southern California, where he worked with the defensive line.He started 30 games at defensive tackle, earning four letters with the USC football team, and was voted team Defensive Lineman of the Year in 1999. Nielsen recorded 107 career tackles at USC, including a career-high 39 during the 1999 season.Nielsen spent time as a free agent with the Philadelphia Eagles during the summer of 2002 and played arena football for the Los Angeles Avengers during the 2004 season.He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in public policy from the University of Southern California in 2002

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

The Great Academic School Some Call Mississippi State

INDIANAPOLIS -- Revisions to the NCAA's new report card on academic standards moved dozens of teams off the failing list, but dropped others into danger of punishment.The adjustments released Monday by the NCAA resulted in nine football programs and six men's basketball teams moving above the cutoff line for possible penalties, which could include the loss of scholarships.The most prominent programs revised to now have passing scores are the men's basketball teams at Connecticut, Temple and Houston, along with the football teams at Oklahoma State and Wyoming.The revisions also moved 20 teams that initially had passing scores to the failing list, including the football teams at Tennessee and Mississippi State, the men's basketball teams at Iowa, Utah and Washington, and UCLA women's basketball.The NCAA said the revisions to the preliminary report released in February leave 61 football teams, or 26 percent, below the cutoff score, the worst of any sport. The next worst sports were baseball, with a 21.5 percent failure rate, and men's basketball at 18.4 percent.Overall, 10 percent of men's teams did not meet the academic standards; 2.6 percent of women's teams were subpar.The schools had through March to correct any reporting errors. Some schools criticized the initial results, pointing out errors and saying low scores could hurt recruiting.Teams that consistently fall below the cutoff could face sanctions including scholarship losses.No penalties will be enforced until data from the 2004-05 school year are included. Stronger penalties, such as bans on postseason play, are expected to be enforced by the fall of 2008.

Monday, May 09, 2005

Baseball America Top 25

1. Cal State Fullerton 36-12 3-1
2. Tulane 42-8 4-0
3. Oregon State 36-8 4-0
4. Miami 36-11 3-0
5. Texas 39-11 2-2
6. Nebraska 39-10 2-1
7. Georgia Tech 34-13 2-1
8. Arizona 32-15 3-0
9. Tennessee 35-14 3-0
10. Baylor 31-17 1-0
11. Florida 32-15 1-3
12. Long Beach State 33-16 1-2
13. Alabama 34-16 2-2
14. North Carolina 36-10
15. Rice 32-15 0-0
16. Louisiana State 33-16 2-2
17. Florida State 41-14 4-0
18. Arizona State 29-18 0-1
19. Louisiana-Lafayette 41-11 3-2
20. Missouri 32-16 1-3
21. Stanford 27-16 3-1
22. Mississippi 35-15 3-2
23. North Carolina State 32-13 0-0
24. Southern California 28-15 1-0
25. St. John's 33-13 5-0

If We Could Just Win

Pettway names Louisville Slugger Player of the Week.

OF Brian Pettway, Mississippi: Pettway had a monster week as he belted five home runs and 12 RBI over five games and hit home runs in four straight games. His most memorable game was a two home run game and career-high six RBI in the Rebels' 10-2 win over Murray State.

More Basketball Shake-Up

Eric Bozeman, the last member of Rod Barnes original coaching staff, has left to take the head coaching job at Southern Arkansas. In my opinion this is a step down for Bozeman, who left a head coaching job at Henderson State for the Ole Miss job. Bozeman was a great guy that would always talk to you and enjoyed helping out the fans. I can not make out why he is doing this. For the replacement, who knows what Rod will pull out of his hat. We really really really need an X's and O's guy, this is what the staff lacks. This hire could really save Rods job if he brings in a guy that really knows some offense. Never a dull moment for this basketball program.

Sunday, May 08, 2005

The Road To The Hoover Met will only be traveled by the top 8 SEC teams. Here is a look a the divisional standings as of Sunday

SEC West:
SEC East:

Too Many Missed Opportunities

The battle on the Plains was won by Auburn this weekend. Auburn defeated Ole Miss two out of three games. On Friday night the Rebels let a lead get away from them late in the game. In the ninth it looked like the Rebels might have a shot at the win, but Stephen Head's hit to the outfield was robbed by an Auburn defender. On Saturday, the Rebels came out hot in the first. Maloney did not have the same type outing this week. The Rebs were rocked and suffered a big time loss. The Rebels knew they could not get swept and responded on Sunday. They started off hot and never looked back. Unfortunately they were only able to salvage one game out of the weekend. One major reason, it took Stephen Head two and one half games to get a hit. When your clean up hitter does not get a hit till Sunday, you probably will not win a series. However, Brian Pettway continued to hit the long ball, as he served up several home runs this weekend. The Rebels continue their march for the title as they host the South Carolina Gamecocks this weekend. A sweep would be huge, but series win is a must. Ole Miss has the mid-week off, to prepare for exams. Big weekend in Oxford coming up, I would recommend being here.

Fired Up

For the true Rebel fan, listen to this and you will want to go rip some heads off.


Not Gonna Make It

Ole Miss signee Carl Swanigan, 6-8-320, from West Valley City, Utah will not qualify to enroll at Ole Miss next year. Swanigan will enroll at Chipola Community College in Florida. This is a big man that the Rebels were hoping could step in and fill a roll which Ole Miss has lacked the last several years.

Friday, May 06, 2005

"Don't Ever Give Up"

"It's Time"

The famous words spoken by Chucky Mullins at the Liberty Bowl. Today marks the fourteenth anniversary of Chucky's death. I barely remember sitting in the metal bleachers of the North Endzone at the game when the tragic event happened, and wandering what was going on. I do remember being in The Grove and my parents giving me money to put in the hat as it was passed around to benefit Chucky. Chucky Mullins touched an entire nation. His memory will never be forgotten on this campus.

http://www.c-m-o.com/olemiss/media/video/Chucky2.wmv (ESPN special on Chucky)

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Red Hot!!!!

The Rebel Baseball team continued to roll over teams as they have blown away two team in mid-week games to continue a seven game winning streak. Southeastern Louisiana and Murray State have both sufferred from the red hot bats of the Rebels. Pettway and Cozart have both continued to homer in the past two games as well as several other Rebels. While Will Kline had an o.k. outing tonight, he still has a long way to go before he gains the confidence of many Rebel fans. Michael "the Goose" Wakefield returned to action tonight as he relieved Kline to go 21/3 innings in a good performance. Let's hope the Rebs can carry on the red hot bats to Auburn. Hopefully Bianco and the Rebs will remember the awful way Auburn defeated us last year, robbing us of two seven inning games on Sunday. The Rebels have failed to win a series on the road in a while(thanks cook). We will really see what this team is made of this weekend....... New projections have come out about regional hostings have come out. The Rebels are projected to host, but I will wait until next weekends are out to publish............................................
The Ole Miss baseball team has more overall wins than any other team in the SEC(according to Yellum)......................... Shocker of the week: Southern University defeated LSU on Tuesday, no I do not mean Southern Miss, I mean Southern University of the SWAC, WOW!!

Rebs Are Hosting Again Posted by Hello

Back on The Court

The SEC Champion Ole Miss men's tennis team earned the No. 3 seed overall in the 2005 NCAA Tennis Championships and will host one of the 16 regionals May 14-15 at the Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center. The Rebels will face Jacksonville State in the first round Saturday May 14 at 2 p.m. Middle Tennessee and Auburn will start the day at 11 a.m. The final will be played Sunday at 1 p.m., with the winner advancing to the NCAA "Sweet Sixteen" in College Station, Texas, May 21-24.
The No. 3 seed marks the highest seed for the Rebels since the 1997 season when they went in as the No. 2 seed.

Tuesday, May 03, 2005


Monday, May 02, 2005

Just Back From A Little Break

1. Cal State Fullerton 33-11 3-0 2
2. Tulane 38-8 3-1 3
3. Texas 37-9 2-2 1
4. Oregon State 32-8 2-1 6
5. Miami 33-11 2-1 5
6. Florida 31-12 1-2 4
7. Nebraska 37-9 3-1 8
8. Georgia Tech 32-12 2-2 7
9. Arizona 29-15 2-1 9
10. Baylor 30-17 3-1 11
11. Long Beach State 32-14 3-0 12
12. Alabama 32-14 3-1 13
13. Tennessee 32-14 4-2 18
14. North Carolina 36-10 3-2 10
15. Rice 32-15 3-1 15
16. Louisiana State 31-14 2-1 16
17. Missouri 31-13 1-3 14
18. Tennessee 29-17 1-2 17
19. South Carolina 32-12 2-1 19
20. Louisiana-Lafayette 38-9 3-1 21
21. Mississippi 32-13 5-0 NR
22. Florida State 37-14 2-1 25
23. North Carolina State 32-13 2-1 NR
24. Stanford 24-15 0-1 20
25. Southern California 27-15 1-3 22

Just In Case Some Of You Forgot In Your Sleep!!!!!!!! Posted by Hello

Sunday, May 01, 2005

My Good Friend Bill's House

I spent a Sunday afternoon doing something I probably would not be doing if it was not for someone reminding me of the idea. Sunday afternoon at Rowan Oak was quite an affair. Rowan Oak, the home of the late great writer William Faulkner was re-opened after a three million dollar renovation. Their were many campus dignitaries in attendance. The most notable of the two were actor Morgan Freeman and best-selling author John Grisham. Grisham, gave a very good talk about the life of William Faulkner. I was really impressed with the way Grisham acted with his former townsfolk. Others in attendance included Chancellor Khayat, Congressman Roger Wicker and Governor Haley Barbour. I was really glad I attended and experienced Rowan Oak for the first time. It made you proud to be a part of the University of Mississippi.

Congressman Roger Wicker Posted by Hello

Grisham At The Podium Posted by Hello

Governor Barbour Posted by Hello

John Grisham Posted by Hello

Hitting Show

The Ole Miss baseball put on a hitting show this weekend like one that I have never seen. Ole Miss greatly improved their standing in the SEC race as they swept the Mississippi State Bulldogs this weekend. This was the first SEC series sweep of the year for the Rebs and the first time in 27 years to sweep MSU. Ole Miss improved to (32-13) tying LSU for second in the West only one game behind Alabama. Many different players led the Ole Miss sweep this weekend, most notable is pitcher Mark Maloney. Maloney pitched the best game of the season for the Rebels going the whole nine innings on about 110 pitches. When a pitcher can go the full nine innings and pitch a shut out it is very impressive. This Rebel team looked real good out there this weekend. If everyone is coming together and playing we are a hard team to beat. It seems to me Bianco is not going to let a May slide happen like he has the past couple of years. However we still have three series left, only one of which is at home. The Rebs return to action Tuesday night in a make up game against Southeastern Louisiana.

Found This Interesting

Murray State football coach Joe Pannunzio was put on paid administrative leave by the school Friday following the campus arrests of a player and former player on drug trafficking charges. "Charges of this severity and magnitude demand stepped-up review of our football program," athletic director Allen Ward said. "A thorough investigation must continue."Ron Lane, a junior running back, and Terrence Biggers, a former wide receiver, were charged with trafficking in a controlled substance within 1,000 yards of a school and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to county court officials.Each pleaded not guilty Friday, and Judge Jeanne Carroll set a preliminary hearing for Thursday. Ward also suspended Lane from the team.Lane and Biggers were arrested Thursday by campus police in a housing area, university spokeswoman Sherry McClain said. The university banned Lane and Biggers from the campus "given the serious nature of these charges," the school said."The type of behavior described is intolerable," Ward said.Pannunzio has been the Racers' coach since January 2000 and has a 28-28 record in five seasons. Murray State finished 7-4 last season.Lane rushed for 789 yards and seven touchdowns and caught 17 passes for 127 yards last season. Biggers caught 16 passes for 175 yards and quit the squad before spring practice, which ended Sunday.