A pair of track athletes with Ole Miss ties will be in action Tuesday at the London Olympics.
Rebels junior Isiah Young runs at 5:50 a.m. CT in the first round of the men’s 200 meters.
Here is a link to an Ole Miss website story.
Young was third at the U.S. trials and is making his first Olympic appearance.
If he advances, the 200 semifinals are Wednesday.
Gulfport’s Brittney Reese, the favorite in the women’s long jump, will tackle the qualification round at 1:05 p.m. The finals are set for Wednesday afternoon.
It’s been 16 years since an American has medaled in the women’s long jump. Reese has the best jump in the world this year, 7.15 meters (23 feet, 5.5 inches).
Reese finished fifth at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
(We’re counting down to the first Saturday of college football, now 26 days away)
There's nothing I can write in this space today that will top the analysis of the Mississippi State football team at the fine website PreSnapRead, which listed the Bulldogs 31st in their countdown of all 124 major college teams. Link to the MSU profile here.
Previous SEC teams that have been profiled:
93-Ole Miss (Link here).
(We’re counting down to the first Saturday of college football, now 28 days away)
As Parrish Alford and I were talking earlier this week on his Rebel Sports Radio podcast about the Ole Miss stadium, it sent me looking for a list of the SEC stadium sizes. I thought I would share that today.
Tennessee: 102,455 (3)
Alabama: 101,821 (5)
Georgia: 92,746 (8)
LSU: 92,400 (9)
Florida: 88,458 (11)
Auburn: 87, 451 (12)
Texas A&M: 83,002 (13)
South Carolina: 80, 250 (20)
Arkansas: 72,000 (23); refers to Fayetteville's Razorback Stadium
Missouri: 68,349 (30)
Kentucky: 67,942 (31)
Ole Miss: 60,580 (44)
Mississippi State: 55,082 (49)
Vanderbilt: 39,773 (80)
The nation's two biggest stadums are Michigan (109,901) and Penn State (107,282). One of these is much more likely to have a sellout this fall than the other.
Sorry, got too busy dealing with some other things today, but I will point you toward the USA Today coaches preseason poll released on Thursday. Link here.
The one team here that's caused some static today is Florida, which was 7-6 last season and has had back-to-back mediocre seasons.
We'll have a poll story in Friday's Daily Journal. The AP media poll is released on Aug. 18.