Rebels’ Henderson reprimanded by NCAA

July 1, 2013 in Local Sports, News, Sports, Statewide News

The NCAA has issued an official reprimand to University of Mississippi basketball player Marshall Henderson for his conduct following the Rebels’ third-round NCAA tournament game.

After Ole Miss’ season-ending 76-74 loss to La Salle in Kansas City on March 24, Henderson reportedly extended both middle fingers to the crowd as he left the court. Henderson later apologized in a letter posted on Ole Miss’ website.

The NCAA issued the reprimand Wednesday, June 26, saying Henderson’s actions failed to represent the “highest standards of sportsmanship.” The reprimand letter came from Ron Wellman, chairman of the Division I Men’s Basketball Committee and athletic director at Wake Forest.

Mississippi’s Jones out for season with injury

February 13, 2013 in Local Sports, News, Sports, Statewide News

Mississippi forward Aaron Jones is out for the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during a loss to Kentucky earlier this month.

The 6-foot-9 sophomore has been one of the 16th-ranked Rebels’ most important reserves this season, averaging 3.5 points and 4.1 rebounds per game. He’s also second on the team with 32 blocks.

Ole Miss crushes Fordham 95-68, looks to SEC play

January 7, 2013 in Local Sports, National Sports, News, Sports, Statewide News

Mississippi looked like a team ready to begin Southeastern Conference play Friday night, routing Fordham 95-68 in the final nonconference contest for both teams.

“We’re alive. Not everybody can say their after nonconference games, but we can,” Mississippi coach Andy Kennedy said. “We want the SEC schedule to have significance, and it does.”

The Rebels (11-2) put five players in double figures, led by Marshall Henderson with 21 points. The balanced attack included Reginald Buckner with 18 points, Derrick Millinghaus with 16, Murphy Holloway with 15 and Nick Williams with 11.
The Rebels shot 50 percent from the field (33 of 66) and forced 22 Fordham turnovers.

Wallace leads Mississippi past UTEP 28-10

September 11, 2012 in Local Sports, National Sports, News, Sports, Statewide News

Mississippi quarterback Bo Wallace was not impressed and he certainly wasn’t satisfied.

“I really can’t be, to tell you the truth,” said Wallace, despite throwing for three touchdowns and running for another to lead the Rebels to a 28-10 win over Texas-El Paso Saturday. “I thought I played well for the first half, but I was sloppy in the second half.”

Mississippi’s young defense a work in progress

September 6, 2012 in Local Sports, National Sports, News, Sports, Statewide News

Defensive end C.J. Johnson lived through Mississippi’s nightmare football season in 2011, so he wasn’t complaining that last weekend’s 49-27 season-opening victory over Central Arkansas wasn’t a masterpiece.