Ole Miss has a great history in college sports if you look back at old memories. Much of our memories come in the form of past great teams and past great players. We have had good players come and go like Archie Manning, Eli Manning and Patrick Willis. However, there’s more than just football.
We’ve had great players at many sports. For instance, we had players like former tennis star Mahesh Bhupathi and women basketball players like Jennifer and Peggy Gillom. Who could forget watching Sam Kendricks and Raven Saunders in the 2016 Olympics. Even modern day stars that many may not pay attention to like Elantra Cox from the softball team.
Ole Miss has had their share of stars but hasn’t won a lot of national championships in team sports in a long time. If I am correct Ole Miss has only won three National Championship (1959, 1960, and 1962). All of this success came in football. Although there has been periods of success in each sport, National Championships have escaped us.
So far as I look on the year of sports Ole Miss has been having since football kickoff in September, I have been a little bit disappointed as a Rebels fan. Now, don’t get me wrong I am a Rebels fan for life and I will never switch teams for anything. However, (and I think I am speaking for most rebels fans right now) we thought we was going to have more to cheer for this year. In the next few upcoming post, I will break this up into three different sports: Ole Miss Men’s Basketball, Ole Miss Football, and Ole Miss Baseball.