Ole Miss sports highlights for the spring and summer
Ole Miss sports highlights for the spring and summer
With the Ole Miss spring sports season well underway and more in the coming weeks, it’s time to get things together so you don’t miss a thing. As part of your Red Cup Rebellion membership, we offer help in the social calendar organization department.
Below is a list of event dates to keep an eye on if you want to keep your finger on the pulse of Ole Miss sports through June. That’s right, I said it. Until June You know what that means.
Obviously, this list doesn’t include every event because I’m trying to value my time, but it does focus on what I find most interesting or important. I’ve organized it by month, so if you’re trying a Dry Ole Miss February*, go right ahead.
*No Ole Miss don’t play sports for a month, and your life expectancy will probably increase by 3 years. If you do this in the fall, there is a chance that you will become immortal.
- Jan. 28 at Oklahoma State
- Jan. 31 vs. Kentucky
With the way the season is shaping up, it’s entirely possible that either of those could be Kermit Davis’ last game. Although you wouldn’t see good basketball, you could witness history.
After documenting your photograph of the airport last weekthere have been new developments in his photographic options as he looks to expand his portfolio.
Recent work includes water tower art, high school exterior photos, and concession stand prices at Gulfport High School:
- All Month: Interim Coach Watch
- Feb. 2 in Tennessee
- Feb. 16 at LSU
- Feb. 19 vs. South Carolina
The combined record of the only 3 SEC teams ahead of Ole Miss in the standings? 56-6 overall and 24-0 in the SEC. Kind of good, I guess.
Having LSU and South Carolina back to back (combined 40-0) is particularly nasty, but this is a 3 week stretch that also includes other games and is limited to HOOOOOO BOY. My goodness, Lady Rebs.
- From February 10 to 18 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Well, that’s a great way to open the season. Playing 10 games in 9 days can be taxing though [gestures at a Mexican resort beach town in February] versus [gestures at Mississippi weather in February].
- Opening weekend from February 17 to 19
The defending national champions kick things off by hosting the Delaware Blue Hens in Oxford. In case you didn’t hear me the first time, I said the defending national champions kick things off by hosting the Delaware Blue Hens in Oxford.
This is a good time to remind everyone that Ole Miss went to Omaha in June and won the College World Series. It was fun, and they should try again IMO.
Quick aside: I wish my broken brain would tell you that Joe Flacco went to Delaware because that’s the first thing I like to say to myself when I read the words “University of Delaware.” Every time.
- Interim coach view or view
- Coaching Search Szn, depending on the goals that continue to train in their seasons
- March 1-5 – SEC Tournament in Greenville, South Carolina
Depending on how February goes, it’s a chance to improve your NCAA Tournament seeding or make the NCAA Tournament.
- March 17-18 – First round of the NCAA Tournament
- March 19-20 – Second round of the NCAA Tournament
- March 24-25 – Sweet 16
- March 26-27 – Elite 8
- March 31 – Final Four
- March 24-26: SEC home opener (LSU)
This reminded me of the baseball team that swept LSU last year in Baton Rouge, helping them into the postseason. Then, if you remember, they won the College World Series in Omaha and are currently the reigning national champions.
- March 10-12 vs. Purdue
Not a huge series, but it gives me a chance to reminisce about the days of former Ole Miss great Stephen Head hit a home run off a Purdue pitcher that landed in the middle of the old tennis courts beyond right field.
As of that post, it looked something like this:
As I mention in this post, I have never heard a PING like this.
- March 24-26: SEC home opener (Florida)
DID YOU KNOW Florida State is where Ole Miss won the Miami Regional on their way to winning the College World Series in Omaha.
- Spring practice starts sometime
No official date has been set, but they will have some practices this month. These could include quarterback battles, a lot of “who’s that guy” and the realization that they need a handful of more defensive players through the transfer window ASAP.
- Coaching Search Szn, depending on if it doesn’t happen until the entire college basketball season is over
- April 2 – National Title Game
Just in case!
- April 6-8 vs. Arkansas
THE PIGS WILL BE SALTY.
If you remember last season, Ole Miss defeated Arkansas in an elimination game in Omaha to reach the championship series. Once Ole Miss was in the championship series, they won the first two games to win the College World Series in Omaha, something Arkansas has never done.
However, Arkansas made it to the championship series in 2018. You’d have to ask an Arkansas fan what happened next.
Right now, it’s unclear if Ole Miss will sweep LSU again, return to Omaha and win the College World Series in back-to-back years, but it wouldn’t hurt to find out.
- Spring practice continues and concludes with the Grove Bowl
Spring practices can potentially have the power of a nuclear reaction, in this case:
I, for one, will need them all as if they were oxygen.
- May 10-14 – SEC Tournament in Fayetteville, Arkansas
- May 19-21 – NCAA Regional
- May 26-28 – NCAA Super Regional
Always be prepared.
Hopefully Ole Miss will be in a better position than needing wins in the final SEC regular season series to keep alive their chances of repeating as College World Series winners, but with Ole Miss, the anxiety crippling is always on the table.
- May 23-28 – SEC Tournament in Hoover, Alabama
Last year, Ole Miss proved that you can do exactly that squat in the SEC Tournament and still win the College World Series in Omaha.
- May 1-15 – 2 Portal 2 Season
The second transfer portal window is open, which means Ole Miss and others will be looking for guys who want to move out of their current situation after spring practice. SPOILER: Ole Miss has to beat other schools.
It could also mean Ole Miss loses more players. While it certainly seems like most everyone who wanted to transfer already entered the portal, you’re dealing with 18-22 year olds and people in their ears.
[side eye in the direction of the quarterback room]
- June 1-9: College World Series in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
If the baseball team can get on a heater and win the College World Series in Omaha, there’s always a chance the softball team can do the same in OKC.
You still have time to get to Oxford and settle in before the August practice, future transfers. Especially if you’re an experienced defensive back or an edge rusher who dreams of becoming a terror for offensive tackles.
- June 2-5 – NCAA Regional
- From June 9 to 12 – NCAA Super Regional
While it wasn’t necessary to win the College World Series in Omaha last year, it would have been nice if Ole Miss had hosted a regional and a super regional before winning the College World Series in Omaha. The crowd would have been electric, and there would have been a great deal of shouting and screaming.
I think everyone would appreciate them trying to host this year en route to defending their College World Series title in Omaha.
- June 16-26: College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska
As a reminder, Omaha is where Ole Miss won the College World Series in 2022. They should do it again because it would be great to win the College World Series in Omaha again.
In the history of the College World Series, only 6 schools have ever made it won back-to-back titles:
- South Carolina – 2010 and 2011
- Oregon State – 2006 & 2007
- LSU – 1996 and 1997
- Stanford – 1987 and 1988
- Southern Cal – 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973 & 1974 (LMAO what)
- Texas – 1949 and 1950
That just goes to show you how hard it is to do that, and we should accept the reality that it probably won’t happen at Ole Miss. On the other hand, BOOK YOUR ROOMS AND FLIGHTS NOW BECAUSE YOU KNOW WE’RE BACK.
#Ole #sports #highlights #spring #summer