The recognition Purvis High School teacher Dana Jones recently received was a slam dunk. The oral communications instructor was chosen by Ole Miss and Purvis basketball player DC Davis as the teacher who had most influenced him as part of a partnership between the Southeastern Conference and the College Football Playoff Foundation’s Extra Yard for Teachers platform. Davis, a former PHS basketball standout, graduated in 2015, but hasn’t forgotten where he came from. According to Adam Kuffner, University of Mississippi athletics communication specialist, each of the 14 Southeastern Conference schools was asked to identify student-athletes who have had a teacher that greatly impacted his or her life. “DC, a senior guard, was chosen by our academic support staff out of all of our student-athletes at Ole Miss,” Kuffner said. He in turn chose Jones. Educators are being honored through a testimonial by the respective student-athlete which will air on SEC … [Read more...] about Ole Miss player honors Jones with Extra Yard recognition
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Evan Barnes Memphis Commercial Appeal Published 4:13 PM EDT Sep 18, 2018 Memphis will host Ole Miss to open the 2019 football season on August 31, the first meeting in the series since 2016. The announcement was a part of the SEC announcing its football schedules for 2019, but the Memphis-Ole Miss game had already been announced as part of a four-year contract in 2012. Memphis and Ole Miss were set to play in 2017 but the game was postponed until 2019. The Tigers defeated Ole Miss in 2015 at the Liberty Bowl 37-24 when Ole Miss was ranked No. 13 in the country. The game attracted 60,241 fans, the largest crowd for a Memphis home game since 2006. Memphis lost its last meeting at Ole Miss 48-28. Mississippi athletic director Ross Bjork said two years ago that he does not foresee the series continuing beyond 2019. The SEC recently instituted a rule that mandated each team play at least one school from the Big Ten, Big 12, ACC and Pac-12. Memphis and Ole Miss … [Read more...] about Memphis football: Tigers to host Ole Miss in 2019
It's May, which means it's time for our annual bold predictions for the upcoming SEC football season. This is the fourth year we've done this column, and my record in that span is 7-8. That's not sterling by any means, but to quote noted philosopher George Costanza, it's "right in that meaty part of the curve -- not showing off, not falling behind." You can check our record for yourself if you want. Here are our SEC bold predictions columns for 2015, 2016 and 2017. Buoyed by our 3-2 (and very nearly 4-1) finish last year, we're ready to make some wild declarations once again. Here are 5 bold SEC football predictions for 2018: 1. No head coach will be fired, but one will come dangerously close After last year's bloodletting resulting in five coaches losing their jobs (and a sixth jumping from one SEC school to another), it only seems natural that there would be some stability in 2018. A wild-card resides in Baton Rouge, where Ed Orgeron inexplicably guided LSU to a 9-4 finish … [Read more...] about AL.com All-Access: 5 bold SEC football predictions for 2018
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Will UT Vols ever beat an SEC West team in football again? Whether Tennessee looks east or west, it sees a losings streak. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. John Adams, USA TODAY NETWORK - Tennessee Published 5:00 a.m. CT April 30, 2018 | Updated 5:15 a.m. CT April 30, 2018 CLOSE Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt was not pleased with the overall effort of his team in Saturday's spring game CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE A won-loss record is usually the preferred means for judging a college … [Read more...] about Will UT Vols ever beat an SEC West team in football again?
Eastern Michigan and Ball State feature the toughest nonconference schedules in the Mid-American Conference this upcoming season.Eastern MichiganAug. 31 vs. Monmouth; Sept. 8 at Purdue; Sept. 22 at San Diego State; Oct. 27 vs. ArmyEastern Michigan is one of five teams in the conference with just one game against a team from a Power 5 conference. But the Eagles also face two teams (San Diego State, Army) with 10-wins from last season as well. Last season, Chris Creighton’s team snapped an 11-game road losing streak to Big Ten teams. The Eagles will look for continued success against Mountain West teams (2-0) with a trip to San Diego.Ball StateAug. 30 vs. CCSU; Sept. 8 at Notre Dame; Sept. 15 at Indiana; Sept. 22 vs. Western KentuckyBall State plays two nonconference games in the state of Indiana for the first time since 2006 as the Cardinals travel to both Notre Dame and Indiana in 2018. The trip to South Bend is the program’s first-ever meeting with the Irish while BSU … [Read more...] about MAC: The toughest nonconference schedules ranked