College women’s golf
makes a return to Oxford
n For the first time in 11 years, the Ole Miss women’s golf program will host a tournament. The Rebel Intercollegiate opens a three-day run, weather permitting, this morning at the County Club of Oxford.
The list of teams competing this weekend includes four from the Magnolia State – Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Southern Mississippi and Jackson State. The field also includes Oregon State, Missouri, Tulane, UAB, South Alabama, Memphis, Arkansas State, Kennesaw State, Belmont and Murray State.
Admission to the tournament is free. Each day will consist of 18 holes.
The men’s teams will play in a two-day tournament at the Reunion Golf and County Club in Madison on Monday and Tuesday
Elsewhere in spring sports activities:
n TENNIS: At home today, it’s Ole Miss vs. Kentucky (noon) and Mississippi State vs. Vanderbilt (2 p.m.). On Sunday, the Rebels and Bulldogs switch opponents.
On the road today, it’s Ole Miss at Kentucky and Mississippi State at Vanderbilt. Ole Miss and MSU switch opponents for Sunday road matches.
n SOFTBALL: In SEC play, Ole Miss is at Kentucky and Mississippi State at Florida for a Saturday doubleheader and a Sunday single game.
John Pitts 4/2/09 ordered FOX mug
Search ends: Georgia hires
Nevada’s Mark Fox
n ATLANTA – In a surprise move, Georgia has hired Nevada’s Mark Fox to replace Dennis Felton.
Georgia will announce the hire at a news conference on this morning, a person with knowledge of the hire confirmed to The Associated Press on Thursday night.
Georgia athletic director Damon Evans was expected to interview candidates at the Final Four in Detroit but instead chose Fox two days after Georgia was unable to hire Mike Anderson, who instead agreed to a new deal at Missouri on Tuesday.
Fox, 40, led Nevada to a 21-13 record this season, his fifth straight 20-win season as the school’s head coach.
Worst beats best: Wizards
top Cavaliers 109-101
n WASHINGTON – Gilbert Arenas and the Washington Wizards recovered after blowing a 14-point second-half lead and ended the franchise-record 13-game winning streak of LeBron James and Cleveland Cavaliers with a 109-101 victory Thursday night.
Arenas, playing his second game of the season in his latest attempt to return from knee surgery, had 11 points on 3-for-11 shooting and 10 assists and six rebounds in 33 minutes.
Agent hopes QB Vick
can return by September
n NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – An agent for suspended NFL star Michael Vick told a bankruptcy court on Thursday that he hopes the ex-Atlanta Falcons quarterback could return to the league by September.
Joel Segal testified as part of a hearing to assess Vick’s plan to emerge from bankruptcy, which was designed with the goal of Vick returning to a professional football career. Vick, who left a federal prison in Kansas last week to travel to Virginia, was in court for the first time in the case. He is scheduled to testify today.
To return to a team, Vick still must apply to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to be reinstated.
Daily Journal, wire reports
n Due to an editing error, the name of Tupelo Christian Preparatory School athletic director and head football coach Aubrey Boren was spelled incorrectly in Thursday’s Daily Journal.