It’s a rivalry as old as time as the No. 9 Ole Miss Rebels (11-1) welcome in the Princeton Tigers (0-4) to Oxford, Miss. this weekend for a three-game tilt. The Ivy League stalwart hasn’t won a conference title in nearly 20 years and have missed the NCAA Tournament the last three seasons, but the sheer prestige and valor that is associated with El Tigre is enough to keep Mike Bianco and the Rebs on their toes before starting SEC play next weekened.
The Princeton skipper, Scott Bradley, is in his 23rd season on the top step in New Jersey after bouncing around the big leagues for eight seasons. Under the tutelage of Bradley, the Tigers have seven postseason appearances and have won the conference title 11 times.
But, this weekend they will have their hands full with a top-10 foe that has a pitching staff that is starting to find itself and a lineup that can blow you up in a half inning faster than you can say “Marshawn Lynch safe space”. Princeton has only played four games this season, losing all of them to Penn State in a four-game series that was played in Cary, N.C. and their team batting average is an abysmal .149(!).
The team earned run average isn’t much better (8.90) and you have to think this is shaping up to be a get-right weekend for the Rebels before welcoming in another group of Tigers next weekend.
How to watch
Friday: 6:30pm CST
Saturday: 1:30pm CST
Sunday: 12:00pm CST