It will be several more weeks before Ole Miss hears from the NCAA about the school’s response to alleged violations, but that doesn’t mean all is quiet on the investigation front.
This week, Parrish talks about a defamation lawsuit filed by Rebel Rags (2:31), an Oxford store that sells licensed Ole Miss merchandise. Among the lawsuit’s targets: MSU player Leo Lewis, who told the NCAA that he was offered money by Ole Miss while being recruited.
In its recent response to the NCAA allegations, Ole Miss disputed Lewis’ version of events. Parrish said that was the only recourse the school had on that particular issue; Logan said that recourse indicates Ole Miss is trying to bring Lewis down with it.
NCAA talk will no doubt dominate the conversation this summer, especially now that baseball season is over. MSU saw its magical postseason run come to an end in the Baton Rouge Regional (12:31), where a thin pitching staff couldn’t hold up against a powerful LSU crew. Logan said coach Andy Cannizaro did a remarkable job guiding the Bulldogs through an injury-strewn season, and the program has a bright future.
One question is who will be part of that future. The Major League Draft was held this week (16:41), with several Bulldogs and Rebels being selected. Also drafted were several signees, and it looks like MSU might have a tougher time holding on to some of its current class than will Ole Miss.