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Bianco’s extension

Ole Miss baseball coach Mike Bianco has a new four-year contract worth $640,000 a year. That’s a bump of $125,000 and does not reflect other income sources. More money for assistants too. Bianco is 557-323-1 as Ole Miss coach. LINK

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Happy in San Diego

From the Mother Ship, Brandon Speck caught up with former Ole Miss star Seth Smith before a game in Atlanta recently. Smith is having a strong season and recently signed a two-year extension. For the moment, he’s happy in San

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Wednesday Morning Update

Spanning the globe on a Wednesday morning … It’s not often you see SEC football go head up with Cape Cod and the Pacific Coast Highway, but here you go. Business Insiders lists Ole Miss football as a top 50

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Omaha was great, but here’s a way the city can say thank you

I have covered many different events but never the College World Series before this season. I had no doubt I would cover in Omaha eventually. Leading up to this season I’d heard many glowing reports about Omaha and the CWS.

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Bjork expects new contract for Bianco to be finalized soon

Ole Miss athletics director Ross Bjork expects a new contract for baseball coach Mike Bianco to be in place soon. Bianco, in his 14th season, led the Rebels to their first College World Series appearance since 1972. Ole Miss finished

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Bianco gives insight, support for Godwin

  By John Davis, Oxford Citizen Based on reports coming out of Greenville, N.C., Ole Miss baseball assistant coach Cliff Godwin was set to be named the new head coach at East Carolina.

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Report: Godwin to ECU

A Greenville, N.C., television station tonight is reporting that Ole Miss assistant coach Cliff Godwin will be introduced as head coach at East Carolina on Thursday. Godwin did not return a text seeking confirmation earlier this evening. LINK

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Scheduling Note

Just a note to say I’ll be on vacation this week. John Davis will not be, and he’ll be keeping an eye on things at OxfordCitizen.com. Check him out. I’ll be back next week. Thanks.

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Wrapping up the CWS

A few CWS thoughts as we roll through the Ozarks … If I could change one thing about the CWS experience it would have been health – mine. Not sure I’d have made it through if not for my Tupelo

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Final: Virginia 4, Ole Miss 1

A magical season ends. Mike Bianco and the Rebels finally broke through to the College World Series with a team picked to finish sixth in the Western Division by SEC coaches. There were question marks all around this team, yet

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Virginia vs. Ole Miss

— Lineups Virginia (51-14) 2B Cogswell .302 SS Pinero .261 1B Papi .312 3B Towns .275 RF McCarthy .296 LF Fisher .273 CF Downes .228 DH La Prise .258 C Coman .271 RHP Josh Sborz 5-4, 3.04   Ole Miss

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Final: Ole Miss 6, TCU 4

The Ole Miss offense, noticeably absent in the Rebels’ first two CWS games, cranked out six runs on 11 hits against five different TCU pitchers and chased right-handed starter Tyler Alexander after just 3.1 innings. Ole Miss starter Sam Smith

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CWS Thursday Update

After a little hotel fruit basket turnover this morning, I’m now downtown and waiting on the Ole Miss’ 7 p.m. start against TCU. The Rebels are eager for a better offensive showing than they’ve had in their first two games,

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