As social distancing continues, state and local tourism employees and those who operate short-term lodging options are feeling the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic as reservations decrease while event cancellations and postponements increase.
Don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone. Those are the wise lyrics of an old Cinderella (the band, not the Disney character) ballad. Some high school and college students are now realizing that as they complete coursework at home and social distance during the COVID-19 pandemic.
You begin to hear what is coming before they reach you. The Ole Miss Drumline is just one part of the Pride of the South Marching Band and, perhaps, the most noticeable.
Based on countless testimonials about this activity completely changing, and even saving lives, one would think it must be some sort of magic. But it’s not. It’s CrossFit.
St. Stanislaus High School is a college preparatory school in Bay St. Louis on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Their mascots are the Rock-a-chaws, those little balls with thorns that sometimes get stuck to your socks and hurt like hell when you step on them with your bare feet.
Mike Bianco signed college baseball’s No. 1 ranked recruiting class in 2016. That class already had Ryan Rolison, who was draft eligible as a sophomore, being drafted 22 overall in May 2018. The 2016 freshman class also contributed to Ole Miss’ SEC Tournament Championship in 2018.
With the new generation, more people are becoming too soft and afraid of not being politically correct. We can see this in the backlash that Coach Izzo received. Many said what he did was out of line and completely unacceptable.
Like most sports, cheerleading has changed over the years. You rarely see girls in large pleaded skirts randomly shaking their pompoms on the sidelines anymore. Today, cheerleaders are highly skilled, competitive men and women, who take the world of cheerleading to a whole new level.
Column: Despite pain, work, and obstacles, it’s a blessing to be a walk-on quarterback for the Ole Miss Rebels
There’s a noise. It’s getting louder and louder with each waking second. Is it the fans cheering my name? Maybe the final buzzer of last nights game? Is it my position coach screaming at me like a drill sergeant? No, it’s just my alarm telling me to head to 6 a.m. workouts.
Never in my life had I dreamed of being a journalist. At first, all I thought journalists did was write. However, after a few minor events in my life, I realized that traveling the road to becoming a professional and successful journalist was one of the most important decisions in my life.
The question of whether or not cheerleading is a sport has been debated. Since I have been involved in this sport since I was 2 years old, I wanted to share the reality of cheerleading at the collegiate level. Cheerleaders are some of the most underappreciated athletes.
Who Dat is now a question you can ask in Oxford. Who Dat’s Drive-Thru & Bar, at 1412 Jackson Avenue, is a drive-thru daiquiri shop that opened in Oxford in February. Owner Wylie Coleman, who also owns part of King’s restaurant in Oxford, has brought a taste of New Orleans to Oxford.
Ryan Rolison was only at Ole Miss for his freshman and sophomore years. That was plenty of time for the Colorado Rockies first round draft pick in 2018 to make a name for himself on the diamond.
The Ole Miss Men’s Tennis Team recently began playing again, and they have a long tradition of being one of the better programs in the country.
New Jersey native Anthony Acklin grew up dreaming of being a chef before he got on track. His earliest sports memory is racing his mother down a hill at a family picnic in grade school. That’s when he became interested in running.
At age 7, Laurel native Dontario “Drumm” Drummond temporarily lost the man he idolized. He had grown up playing football with his father, who also coached his little league team.
Ole Miss parent Todd Halle of Atlanta doesn’t understand why Oxford hotel rates are so high during football and other game seasons.
Former Ole Miss receiver Floyd Allen is currently training with hopes of being called in this year’s NFL draft. He’s come a long way as a student athlete who once slept in his car.
Friday nights in the fall are usually spent at high school football games in Mississippi. Perhaps one of the biggest high school football teams known throughout Mississippi is South Panola in Batesville. Just how did South Panola become so renown and dominant as a football program?
Take a road trip outside of Oxford, down curvy roads or fields, and the journey might lead you to a small, Mississippi town called Waynesboro in Wayne County, population 4,903.
Jones County Junior College in Ellisville, Mississippi is known for its football program and having many successful players move on to D1 schools, including the University of Mississippi, the University of Southern Mississippi, Mississippi State, Virginia Tech, and South Carolina. This fall, the Jones County Bobcats won the Mississippi Bowl Game against Eastern Arizona.
Basketball is easily one of the most entertaining sports in the world. It’s complex, yet simple game play brings excitement in all countries. For me, basketball is one of the most important teachers I have ever had.