Thursday, December 31, 2009

Lights, Camera, Action!

The 2009 Rebels finally took the team photo at today's practice at Cowboys' Stadium. The players and coaches lined up behind the AT&T Cotton Bowl logo at mid-field.

Cotton Bowl photographer the great Brad Bradley, who has been snapping photos for the Classic since 1947, took the shot.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Stollings To Appear On Ohio Radio Show

Ole Miss women's basketball assistant coach Marlene Stollings is scheduled to appear on the radio show Talking Sports with Mr. Bobbie. It's a weekly sports talk radio show out of Columbus, Ohio. Stollings is slated to be a guest on the show Wednesday at 7 p.m. and will discuss women in sports. You can listen live by following this link.

Monday, December 28, 2009

They're men but they're not 40

In case you didn't already catch it in all the pre-bowl hype, Houston Nutt was an assistant coach at Oklahoma State while Mike Gundy was the Cowboys' quarterback. The Dallas Morning News had a good story today about their relationship.

DallasNews.com: Cotton Bowl coaches Nutt, Gundy cut from same cloth

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Bowl Week Begins

Cotton Bowl Week in Dallas has officially kicked off, and we wish all of the fans could experience the hospitality that we are already enjoying here in the Big D. The kickoff party was tonight at Cowboys Stadium, which is virtually indescribable. The HD videoboard is truly beyond words. You fans are in for a real treat on Jan. 2. We published our first daily report earlier this evening, and we will continue to post these on the official site leading up to the big game. Most of the reports will include video and photo galleries.

Once again this season, the Ole Miss Radio Network will be broadcasting a daily Cotton Bowl show live from the team hotel, which can be heard on OleMissSports.com as well as affiliates across the state. Be sure and check out OleMissSports.com later in the week for all the latest happenings from Dallas.

Blog On Oher, Wallace

Great ESPN.com blog post on two former Rebels shining in their NFL debut season.

ESPN.com: Rookies Oher, Wallace share a strong bond

Friday, December 25, 2009

Rebels In Holiday Spirit

In case you missed it on the official site, check out the great story about young cancer patient Jacob Partlow and his time spent with some of his Ole Miss heroes. It's a great example of some of the good works in the community done by our Rebel student-athletes.

Rebels Give Young Cancer Patient Day To Remember

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

ESPN's Andy Katz On The Rebs

ESPN college basketball analyst Andy Katz has high praise for Chris Warren and Ole Miss in his SEC review of the first six weeks. He says Warren has had the top (two) performances of the season by an SEC player, and he pegs Ole Miss as one of the league's two locks for the NCAA Tournament.

Katz also mentions Ole Miss as a dangerous team to track in his national blog review of the first six weeks of play.

Katz SEC Review of first 6 weeks
Katz National Review of first 6 weeks

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Rebels Featured On PFW

Like every other publication, Pro Football Weekly also publishes an All-America team and listed Dexter McCluster as an Honorable Mention RB in its announcement Monday. Their site also has a great quote about Patrick Willis as the NFL's best linebacker and a feature on Mike Wallace that ran today. Links below.

PFA All-America Team

Insider: Willis best linebacker in NFL

Rookie Meter: Wallace quite a catch

Monday, December 21, 2009

Harris Called Up

In case you missed it on Saturday's NFL transaction list, former Rebel OL Darryl Harris was promoted to the Kansas City Chiefs' 53-man active roster for yesterday's game against Cleveland. We can't get our hands on a participation list, so we're not sure if he got in the game or not. Over his six years in the Red and Blue, Harris worked at every position along the Ole Miss line. The Clarksdale native played in 35 games for the Rebels with 22 starts.

Oher Nabs All-Decade Honors

We blogged last week about Patrick Willis making the SI All-Decade squad. Some of the other media outlets are releasing their best of the 2000s, and CollegeFootballNews.com weighed in today. Among the selections is Michael Oher, who is on their second team and listed as the seventh-best O-lineman of the era. Here is the rest of the list.

CFN 2000-2009 All-Decade Team

Big Play Mike

If you saw the lead highlight on SportsCenter this morning, then you know what Mike Wallace did yesterday -- two TD catches, including the game-winner with no time left on the clock for the Steelers. Click the link below to watch the highlight.

Mike Wallace Keeps Steelers Playoff Hopes Alive With Spectacular Catch

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Warren On ESPN.com

ESPN hoops czar Andy Katz sent some love Chris Warren's way in his Friday blog. Check it out.

ESPN.com: At full strength, Warren is special

Friday, December 18, 2009

Hodge, Jerry Among CFN Honorees

For the first time in his accomplished career, Shay Hodge received All-America honors today, as CollegeFootballNews.com chose him Honorable Mention All-America. The website also named John Jerry Second Team All-America and Bradley Sowell Honorable Mention All-Sophomore. Hodge, Jerry and Dexter McCluster were also listed among the top 20 players in the SEC, regardless of position. Check out the full list.

2009 CFN All-SEC Team & Top 30 Players

Experts Like The Rebs

ESPN.com's Pat Forde may not think much of Ole Miss' chances at the Cotton Bowl, but a lot of other "experts" do. Check out the bowl predictions of some of the other media outlets.

CBSSports.com Expert Picks

Sporting News 2009 Bowl Picks

LA Times: Bowl picks, predictions and a few downright guesses

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Willis Named To SI All-Decade Team

Former Ole Miss linebacker Patrick Willis was recently named to the SI.com All-Decade. Here's what SI had to say about the Reb mike linebacker:

A consensus All-America and Butkus Award winner as a senior in 2006, a second-team All-America in '05 and three-time All-SEC honoree, Willis led the SEC in tackles as a junior (128) and senior (137). Despite only 22 starts, he finished his career with 355 tackles, 33 tackles for loss and 11 sacks.

Hoops Rebels On CBS Site

After last night's thrilling OT win over UTEP, the 20th-ranked Rebels are among the lead stories today on CBSSports.com. The following is a great story from Hernando resident and former Commercial Appeal writer Gary Parrish.

CBSSports.com: Kennedy, Ole Miss enjoying young season's reversal of fortune

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

More Honors For McCluster

Dexter McCluster is piling up honors this postseason as both an all-purpose player and running back. College football guru Phil Steele released his All-American teams and listed Dex as his third team wide receiver. Last week, Steele honored eight Rebels on his various All-SEC squads, while listing Jesse Grandy as his national freshman second team kick returner. Here are the rest of Steele's award winners.

Phil Steele's 2009 Postseason Teams

Hot Ticket Tonight

If you haven't made your plans, don't miss tonight's Ole Miss hoops action at the DeSoto Civic Center in Southaven, especially if you're a Rebel in the Memphis area. Our office has credentialed a whopping 15 NBA scouts for tonight, the most for a Rebel game in recent memory.

There is certainly talent on both the Ole Miss and UTEP benches, but the two key players drawing the attention of the pros are Terrico White and the Miners' Arnett Moultrie, who were teammates for the U.S. squad at this summer's FIBA U19 World Championships. Both Memphis natives, the duo helped Team USA win a gold medal in Auckland, New Zealand.

Tickets for tonight's game can be purchased online at www.desotociviccenter.com or www.ticketmaster.com, by phone at 1-800-745-3000 or at the DeSoto Civic Center box office. Prices are $100 for courtside seats and $16 for all other seats.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

With the first pick of the 2009 NFL Draft ...

... the Detroit Lions select Michael Oher, Offensive Lineman, Ole Miss.

Wait, what?

We all know it didn't go down that way. Oher, the All-American tackle, was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens No. 23 overall and has started all 13 games for the Ravens.

However, with hindsight being 20-20 and all, the venerable Don Banks over at SI.com had a do-over of the most recent draft and decided the Lions needed Oher at No. 1.

Also of note, Banks had former Rebel speedster Mike Wallace going back to the Steelers, this time just two round earlier with the last pick of round one.

Gillom Takes Over LA Sparks

Former Ole Miss women's hoops star Jennifer Gillom continues to rise up the coaching ranks and today was named head coach of the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks. Check out the full story below at wnba.com.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Devin Britton Hangs With Tennis Greats

Former Rebel NCAA Champion Devin Britton has enjoyed a whirlwind few months since turning pro this past summer, including facing the world's best player, Roger Federer, in the first round of the U.S. Open.

Last night he got to hang around some more tennis greats, in addition to Elton John, as part of the 17th World TeamTennis Smash Hits, a fundraiser to benefit the Elton John AIDs foundation and various AIDs charities. The event was held at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge, La.

17th Annual World Team Tennis Smash Hits

Britton (far left), who was on the team coached by Billy Jean King, played doubles with 2003 U.S. Open Champion, Andy Roddick. Click here to read about the event, including thoughts from Britton.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Vote For Nix for Coaching Honor

Rebel defensive coordinator Tyrone Nix is one of three finalists for FootballScoop.com Linebackers Coach of the Year. Cast your vote at the link below.

FootballScoop.com: Linebackers Coach of the Year

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Vote For Rebelette

Athlon Sports has selected Ole Miss Rebelette Anna Taylor to compete in the final round of its 2009 national spirit contest. Voting for the finals runs through midnight the morning of Dec. 22.

Place your vote at www.athlonsports.com/spirit or find Athlon on Facebook.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Personal Q&A With Nutt

The Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year website spotlights every DI head man, and the following is a Q&A with our own Houston Nutt. Check it out.

Coach Insider: Houston Nutt

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Gracious Dex

Dexter McCluster wasn't able to secure this year's Conerly Trophy as the state's top collegiate, but as always, the Rebel senior was gracious. Video courtesy of WJTV.



Also, in case you missed it late last week, David Brandt with the Clarion Ledger had a great personal story on Dex. Check it out.

Clarion-Ledger: Talented UM RB McCluster has changed life off field

Friday, November 27, 2009

Flashback to 1997

The Egg Bowl has produced countless classic bouts through the years. Amongst those encounters in Starkville, few have been sweeter for Rebel fans than 1997 and the Patridge-to-Peterson game-winning connection. Check out the Clarion-Ledger's account of the events of Nov. 29, 1997.

FRIDAY FLASHBACK: 1997 Egg Bowl

Thursday, November 26, 2009

American Cancer Society Relay Bowl

As part of the American Cancer Society Relay Bowl, fans can give to the charity in the name of their favorite school from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday.

If you are attending the Egg Bowl, the American Cancer Society Relay for Life logo will be posted on the Scott Field videoboard at various times throughout the game with information on how to "Text to Give" to the Relay for Life. You can text from your cell phone while at the game, or if you can't make it to Starkville, text from your house, shopping, etc.

To donate to Ole Miss, text "life" to 20222. You will be billed $5 on your cell phone bill, and your donation will go to Ole Miss Relay for Life.

Ole Miss and MSU are the first SEC colleges to take part in this worthwhile charity through the National and Division American Cancer Society. Click here for more info the Relay for Life.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

MSU Saves Rebel Dog

On the friendly side of the Egg Bowl rivalry, the following is a great story about a diehard Ole Miss family, their badly injured dog and the efforts by the veterinary staff at Mississippi State to save the dog's life for their son serving in Iraq.

Dog care at MSU gives Rebel fans their “paws”

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Chris Warren heats up in Puerto Rico

After missing most of last season with a knee injury, Rebel point guard Chris Warren used the team's recent Puerto Rico trip to display the type of speed and scoring prowess that led to him being an SEC All-Freshman pick and back-to-back preseason All-SEC selection the last two years.

The 5-foot-10, 168-pound junior scored a game-high 27 points in the win over Kansas State and a game-high 24 in the championship game against No. 5 Villanova. He led all scorers at the O'Reilly Auto Parts Puerto Rico Tip-Off with 22.3 ppg and was named to the All-Tournament Team and honored on ESPN.com's Weekly Watch.

Warren and his Rebel teammates have a few days before their next game, which is a Sunday matinee (3 p.m.) in Oxford against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Catch 22

Dexter McCluster has been all the buzz this week after his record-breaking performance against Tennessee last Saturday. Yesterday, he was named the AT&T All-America All-America Player of the Week as voted nationally by fans. Here are a couple of interesting reads on the Rebels' all-purpose beast.

ESPN.com: Ole Miss' McCluster a first-rounder?

Times Picayune: LSU's football team to have hands full with Ole Miss' Dexter McCluster

Thursday, November 19, 2009

McCluster powerful on and off field

We've all seen how amazing Dexter McCluster is on the field. Off the gridiron, he is actively involved in the Oxford community and several spiritual groups. Below is a video Dex recently did for Ole Miss Campus Crusade.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Oxford: America's cool college town

CNN has figured out what the rest of us already knew, that Oxford is an awesome place. CNN.com's American Road Trips series recently broke down 10 of "America's cool college towns" and topping the list is the home of the Rebels, saying:

On autumn Saturdays when Vaught-Hemingway Stadium is packed with 65,000 whooping fans, it may be tough to associate Oxford with anything but football.

But in a place named for a scholarly English city and that is home to William Faulkner's columned retreat, Rowan Oak, paperbacks take precedence over quarterbacks, especially at Square Books. Its tens of thousands of volumes include autographed copies of works by southern authors like Eudora Welty.

When not reading, residents pedal the city's fast-growing network of bike trails. "I was surprised to learn Mississippi could be so progressive," says Kevin Stuart of Oxford Bicycle Company.

Check out full list at CNN.com.

They're ba-ack!

You loved it so much at Saturday's football game, here it is again by popular demand ...

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Bowl Season Nears

With a 7-3 record and two games left, bowl excitement and speculation has begun for the Rebels. Ole Miss season ticket holders can go ahead and secure their seats for the various bowl options starting this Monday, Nov. 23 in the OleMissSports.com ticket office. Some bowls provide larger allottments than others, thus ticket availability may be limited pending the final bowl selection on Dec. 6. Therefore, ticket orders may be reduced if necessary. If any remaining tickets are available for non-season ticket holders, purchasing opportunities will be announced at a later date.

The ESPN experts are projecting the Capital One Bowl for the Red and Blue. Here are some of the websites' latest bowl picks.
ESPN.com: Capital One vs. Penn State/Iowa
CBSSports.com: Cotton Bowl vs. Oklahoma State
SportingNews.com: Cotton Bowl vs. Oklahoma
Scout.com: Outback Bowl vs. Wisconsin
Rivals.com: Outback Bowl vs. Penn State

A partial account of Dexter McCluster's exploits amidst the Volunteers

Here is a pretty funny, tongue-in-cheek post from the Yahoo! Sports Blog Dr. Saturday about Dexter McCluster's phenomenal day against the Volunteers last Saturday.

A partial account of Dexter McCluster's exploits amidst the Volunteers

Former Rebs Bidding For All-Pro

Former Rebels Patrick Willis and Michael Oher are in the running for All-Pro honors according to Sports Illustrated's Peter King. Oher is the only rookie on the list. Check out the link below.

SI: Midseason All-Pro Team & Awards

Friday, November 13, 2009

Former Rebel Golfer Realizes A Dream

Former Ole Miss golfer Haymes Snedeker realized a life-long dream this week when he teed it up at the PGA TOUR Children's Miracle Network Classic. What made it more special for Snedeker was getting to play along side his brother, PGA TOUR regular Brandt Snedeker. Haymes got a spot in the event for winning "Big Break X: Michigan" on The Golf Channel last year. Haymes, a lawyer and municipal judge in Fairhope, Ala., did not make the cut shooting 74-76--150, but he enjoyed the experience. Click here to read about the pair in the Mobile Press Register.

Tipping off

It has arrived. Basketball season tips off today with the men's/women's doubleheader at the Tad Pad. Finally healthy, the Rebel men are garnering some attention and receiving votes in both major polls. In fact, ESPN The Magazine ranked Ole Miss the No. 24 most talented team in the nation. Check out Parrish's Alford's season preview below.

Daily Journal: Rebels finally healthy again, aim for NCAA tourney return

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Horne Blog

Ole Miss senior associate AD Derek Horne blogged today on the some of the positive projects that Rebel student-athletes are participating in. Check it out.

STAFF BLOG: Student Leaders Making A Positive Impact

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Keith Carter Talks Hoops With Sporting News

The Sporting News continues to feature Ole Miss hoops with the season right around the corner (opener is this Friday vs. UALR, 6 p.m., at Tad Smith Coliseum). This time, former Rebel All-American Keith Carter talks about the Rebels' chances in the SEC and breaks down sophomore sensation Terrico White and returning point guard Chris Warren.

Read it here.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Dori Carter Earns Futures Tour Card

Former Ole Miss women’s golfer Dori Carter earned her playing card on the Duramed Futures Tour for the 2010 season, after finishing 14th in the qualifying tournament Friday at Lake Region Yacht & Country Club. In her first attempt to qualify, Carter shot 73-72-73-69-76—363 during five days of competition.

Carter will most likely earn full exempt status on the Futures Tour, when the final status is awarded after the LPGA Tour Qualifying School in December.

The Duramed Futures Tour is the LPGA’s Developmental Tour. It’s the equivalent to the Nationwide Tour on the men’s side. More than 250 players from across the country and world begin competing on Monday to earn a spot.

Click here to read her comments and the full story.

Flashback to 2000

The Rebels have never faced Northern Arizona and rarely matched up with any team from out west, including no Pac 10 schools. One exception occurred in 2000 when Ole Miss hosted UNLV in an exciting battle of Rebels on homecoming. Check out the Clarion-Ledger's article from Oct. 28, 2000.

FRIDAY FLASHBACK: Ole Miss - UNLV 2000

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

No Tents Before 6 p.m. Friday

Ole Miss is cracking down on tailgaters who pop tents up on campus before 6 p.m. Fridays.

Tents are prohibited from campus before 6 p.m. on Fridays preceding a Saturday football game. The rule applies to all portions of campus, not just the Grove.

"Tents that are set up before 6 p.m. will be removed," said Andy Mullins, Ole Miss executive assistant to the chancellor.

Tents in violation will be stored at Ole Miss' Physical Plant Department and must be picked up by 4 p.m. Fridays.

Vehicles transporting tents and other gameday items are also prohibited from parking on campus before 5 p.m. Fridays. Violators are subject to ticketing and/or towing.

The strict enforcement goes into effect this weekend, when Ole Miss hosts Northern Arizona, and will continue through the remaining football schedule.

Anyone in the university community can report violations by calling 662-915-7234.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Everybody Loves Rodney

After his presence of mind on Saturday helped prevent more serious injury to Auburn safety Zac Etheridge, Rodney Scott has peeked the interest of the media. Below is an AP and staff report on the freshman tailback, who is speaking with ESPN.com's Mark Schlabach tonight for an upcoming story on the site.

OleMissSports.com: Scott Drawing Praise For Sportsmanship, Awareness

Monday, November 2, 2009

Laurent Featured In AJC

The Rebel defensive linemen garner their fair share of ink, and nose tackle Ted Laurent is the latest to join the media frenzy, as the Georgia native is the subject of a feature in the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

AJC: At Ole Miss, McEachern's Laurent doing his part

Join Nutt In Support Of Boys & Girls Club

Join Ole Miss head coach Houston Nutt and his wife Diana in supporting the Oxford Boys & Girls Club this weekend.

Mention the Nutts or the Boys & Girls Club with any Papa Johns Pizza order in Oxford over the weekend, and Papa Johns will donate 18 percent of the order back to the Boys & Girls Club.

Fifty of the Club's children and their parents will attend the NAU game as special guests of the Nutt family.

Friday, October 30, 2009

The Perfect Gift For That Special Ole Miss Fan (Or Blogger)

If you are looking for a great gift for the special Ole Miss fan (or blogger) in your life, be sure to check out the photo store at OleMissSports.com. It has a great selection of photos from football, baseball, basketball, as well as campus shots. Trust me they make a really nice gift.

Here are a few examples of the photos available to purchase. Click here to see the entire selection of photos.


McCluster Runs Over The Hogs


















Rebels Touch Chucky's Bust


















Landshark!


















Cotton Bowl Champs!



















Lockett Can Block It

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Are You Ready for Hoops?

video

Season starts Nov. 13 vs. UALR.

Exhibition game Nov. 6 vs. Auburn-Montgomery where fans can meet the Rebels and get their autographs after the game.

Click here to purchase your season tickets.

Are you ready?

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Hoops Posters & Guides Out

Ole Miss is continuing to use the cool horizontal format for its team posters this year, and the next wave of posters are out. Check out the new hoops posters below, and you can grab a copy or the new media guides in the OleMissSports.com Publication Store.


Fans Can Vote Coghlan For Rookie Of The Year

Rebel fans have a chance to help one of their own receive recognition for his performance on the field this season as MLB.com is holding a fan's choice vote for several awards, including Rookie of the Year.

Former Rebel Chris Coghlan is among those eligible to receive votes for the MLB.com Rookie of the Year Award and fans can go cast their vote for him here. Vote early and vote often!

Terrico Profiled

Sporting News is a big fan of Terrico White, but then again, aren't we all? Last month, TSN's Mike DeCourcy labeled Rico the No. 5 shooting guard in the nation, and in the latest edition of Sporting News Today, Jeff D'Alessio publishes a personal profile of the star Rebel guard. Check it out.

Sporting News Today My Profile: Terrico White

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Former Rebs Taking Off In The NFL

Former Ole Miss wide out Mike Wallace took his game to the NFL this season and has been a hit with his new team, the Pittsburgh Steelers. Wallace scored his second career NFL touchdown on Sunday against the Vikings and flipped into the endzone, much to the delight of the home fans. Anyways, Wallace has already caught the attention of his coaches, teammates and the media.

Post-Gazette: Steelers' Wallace making most of opportunity

Oh yeah, if Wallace is still available in your fantasy football league, pick him up now. And then invite me, because I want to play in your league. BenJarvus Green-Ellis also might be worth a waiver pick. Check out Yahoo's love for the law firm.

Yahoo: Law offices of BenJarvus Green-Ellis now open

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Former Rebel Earns 2010 PGA TOUR Card

Former Ole Miss men’s golfer Vance Veazey was among 25 members of the Nationwide Tour who were awarded 2010 PGA TOUR cards Sunday at the Nationwide Tour Championship here at Daniel Island in Charleston, S.C., by finishing among the year’s top-25 money winners.

Veazey, a native of Memphis, Tenn., finished 23rd on the money list with earnings of $193, 243. He won the first event of the year (Panama Digicel Championship) and posted three top-10 finishes.

Click here to read more about it.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Gameday Reads

Here are a couple of good articles as you enjoy today's early game. Also check out our gameday blog on the official site, and feel free to email in your questions and comments. The blogger is sitting right beside me and fired up to hear from you.

ESPN.com: Rebels can't afford another home SEC loss

Clarion-Ledger: DE Lockett leads with chirpy style

OleMissSports.com: Blog from the Box

Friday, October 23, 2009

Flashback to 1963

Despite being conference rivals only since 1992, the Ole Miss-Arkansas series has a rich history that includes a pair of Sugar Bowl meetings. The first of which capped a perfect season for the Rebels and provided their third national title. The following is the Clarion-Ledger's account of the events of January 1, 1963.

FRIDAY FLASHBACK: 1963 Sugar Bowl

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Rebel Report Card

ESPN.com blogger Chris Low is dishing out his mid-term grades, and he offers high marks for Lockett and Hodge, who is also the subject of a spotlight on the official site. Check out the links below.

ESPN.com: Midseason review: Ole Miss

OleMissSports.com: All Eyes Turn To Hodge

Monday, October 19, 2009

Former Rebel Seeks PGA Tour Card

Former Ole Miss golfer Vance Veazey is close to earning his PGA Tour Card for 2010. On Sunday, 25 PGA TOUR cards for 2010 will be awarded to the Nationwide Tour's leading money winners at the conclusion of the Nationwide Tour Championship at Daniel Island in Charleston, S.C.

Veazey is currently 21st on the Nationwide Tour money list. With a $1 million purse and a first prize of $180,000 on the line, every player in the field has a shot at earning a TOUR card. The second-place payout is $108,000.

The Memphis native, who played for Ole Miss in 1987 and 1988, won the first Nationwide Tour event of the year.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Flashback to 1966

The Rebels have faced a variety of opponents for homecoming, and like UAB, some are now members of Conference USA. One such foe is in-state adversary Southern Miss, whom the Rebels matched up against for four straight homecomings from 1966-69.

Ole Miss' six-game win streak to finish out the 2008 campaign was reminiscent of 1966, when the Rebels opened 2-2 before closing out the regular season with six in a row. That streak began with a fourth quarter rally against the Golden Eagles to provide the Ole Miss family with a happy homecoming. The following is the Clarion-Ledger's account of the events of October 15, 1966, and the photo from the Commercial Appeal is of the actual punt return.

FRIDAY FLASHBACK: Homecoming 1966

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Interesting Links

Check out a few football stories that are floating around the web, as well as the final edition of the ESPNU Road Trip to Oxford.

ESPNU Road Trip: Ole Miss Gameday

Clarion Ledger: Speedy Grandy turning heads

Mississippi Press: Despite loss, Ole Miss trip was great

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Wallace Fantasy Sleeper

Former Rebel Mike Wallace is quickly emerging as a rookie weapon for the Steelers, and the fantasy world is taking notice. Check out the Yahoo article, which was even published before he blew up for a 47-yard TD bomb (that's 11 points in standard PPR scoring leagues) against the Lions on Sunday.

Yahoo: Mike Wallace plays hard for a full '60 Minutes'

Monday, October 12, 2009

Oxford No. 65 On "Best Sports Cities" List

With the recent success surrounding Ole Miss football, baseball and basketball, in addition to other sports, Oxford has recently been named No. 65 on The Sporting News' list of the nation's top sports cities. That ranking is up 32 spots from where Oxford was listed a year ago.

“You’ve got to understand that Oxford’s ranking is tied to how Ole Miss fares in football and basketball. It’s a pretty remarkable run the Rebels are on,” said Sporting News chief of correspondents Bob Hille, who has coordinated the rankings since their expansion 13 years ago. “But we know that, win or lose, fans support their teams in that community.”

Pittsburgh was anointed the country's top sports city in 2009 after the Steelers’ Super Bowl victory and the Penguins winning the NHL’s Stanley Cup.

This year’s Best Sports Cities list features 399 cities and towns in the U.S. and Canada, ranked by a system that assigns points to a variety of categories, including a city’s number of teams, their regular-season won-lost records, playoff berths, bowl appearances and tournament bids, championships, applicable power ratings, fan fervor, attendance and more.

The full list can be found at: http://www.sportingnews.com/general/article/2009-10-06/best-sports-city-list

Friday, October 9, 2009

Good Reads

There have been more credential requests for this game than any another Rebel contest in recent memory, and that includes the banner 2003 season. Thus you can count us on sharing a bevy of quality links for you. Here are a couple early ones.

Yahoo/Rivals: Ole Miss, where they've never lost a party

Ole Miss freshman D.T. Shackelford works his way up


ESPNU Road Trips It To Oxford

Along with seemingly every other CBS and ESPN entity, ESPNU Road Trip is in Oxford this week for the big game. The crew arrived in town Wednesday afternoon to talk with Snead and then spoke with Coach Nutt yesterday afternoon before hitting the Square last night for RebTalk and festivities afterwards. Below is their first installment. Today they'll be on hand for landclaim in the Grove and obviously the tailgating on Saturday.

ESPNU Road Trip

Flashback To 1970

Saturday's highly anticipated meeting between the longtime SEC rivals marks the first time since 1970 that both Ole Miss and Alabama entered the game ranked in the top 20. The 1969 encounter is considered one of the greatest games in SEC history, as the Crimson Tide prevailed 33-32 despite Archie Manning's 540 total yards, which still stands today as a conference record. Manning would have his revenge a year later when the No. 7 Rebels faced the No. 17 Tide in Jackson. The following is the Jackson Daily News' account of the events of October 3, 1970.

FRIDAY FLASHBACK: Ole Miss - Alabama 1970

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Devin Britton Featured On Tennis.com

Former Rebel NCAA Singles Champion Devin Britton is in Spain training at the Barcelona Total Tennis Academy. Pete Bodo of Tennis World writes about the Mississippi native in his latest article on Tennis.com. Click here to read the story.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Catch Ole Miss Soccer On TV This Weekend

This year's Rebel soccer team has been performing at a very high level and has just cracked the Top 25 rankings (No. 24, Soccer America) for the first time since 2006. Steve Holeman's team is playing an exciting brand of soccer that has rewarded fans with the 12th-most goals of any team in the nation so far this season.

If you want to catch this group of electrifying young Rebels play high-level SEC soccer this weekend, all you have to do is turn on your television. Ole Miss plays at No. 16 Georgia Friday night (6:00 CT) on Fox Sports South and faces traditional soccer power Tennessee in Knoxville in a Sunday afternoon game (2:00 CT) televised by ESPNU. It's only the second time Ole Miss Soccer has ever been on TV twice in one weekend. And you don't want to miss it!

FoxSports.com Has Rebel Hoops No. 1 In West

The college basketball preseason prognostications continue to roll in with the start of fall practice less than two weeks away.

Jeff Goodman at FoxSports.com thinks highly of Ole Miss and has predicted the Rebels to finish atop the SEC West, ahead of Mississippi State and Arkansas. He also believes the league as a whole will be much improved from last season. Click here to read the full FoxSports.com SEC Preview.

Coghlan, NL Rookie of the Year?

Many in the media seem to think so. Check out a few nice articles praising the former Rebel infielder.

ESPN.com: Chris Coghlan's big second half

Bleacher Report: Chris Coghlan Deserves Rookie Of The Year and No One Can Deny It


ESPN.com: MVPs and LVPs, Cy Youngs and Yuks …

Let The Buildup Begin

Most media and fans tagged Saturday's Ole Miss-Alabama matchup as the SEC West game of the year a long time ago. After Monday's press conferences, the hype has begun and below are a few interesting reads from both sides of the state line. The third article centers around some humorous comments from Jevan Snead.

Commercial Appeal: Matchup vs. Alabama crucial to Ole Miss

OleMissSports.com: No. 16 Ole Miss hosts No. 3 Alabama In SEC West Clash

The Birmingham News: Rebels' Snead wants his shirt back from Tide's McElroy


The Birmingham News: Ole Miss 'the best team we've played up to this point,' Saban says

Friday, October 2, 2009

Friday Flashback

Check out the flashback from this week's all-time series. After seeing Vanderbilt dominate the series for the first half of the 20th century, the Rebels eventually took control and from 1953 to 1990 lost only four times to the Commodores. However, Billy Brewer's ranked Rebels faced a battle in Nashville with the upstart Dores in 1990. Ole Miss was aiming for a second straight season with at least seven wins for the first time since 1970-71 but was without starting QB Tom Like with a leg injury suffered during practice the week before. The following is the Commercial Appeal's account of the events of October 27, 1990.

Commercial Appeal: Rebels defeat Vandy

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Randolph Featured On Golfweek.com


Jonathan Randolph is highlighted in today's Golfweek College Notebook titled "Four Players Making An Early Impact." The junior from Brandon won the Mason Rudolph Championship last weekend with an 11-under 131 and currently owns a 68.40 stroke average.

The Rebels head to Tampa, Fla. this weekend for the Gary Koch Intercollegiate.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Macaulay Aiming To Keep His Card

Former Rebel golfer Callum Macaulay earned his European Tour card in his first attempt last fall. Now, he is aiming to keep it for another season. Macaulay is 125th on the Race to Dubai Order of Merit, which actually ranks higher as 10 players are likely to fall off the list between now and the completion of the season at the Dubai World Championship in November. Macaulay’s real position is about 115th, the cut-off point for outright qualifiers for next year.

This week the former All-SEC selection is playing in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship after receiving an invitation last weekend. The money is such that a good finish would likely put to rest any doubt of his status for 2010.



Click here to read more about Macualay's race to earn his European Tour card for next year.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Weekend Previews

The Rebels look to get back on the winning track Saturday at Vanderbilt. Check out a few early previews of the matchup.

Tennessean: Ole Miss presents big challenge to Vanderbilt

OleMissSports.com: No. 18 Ole Miss Continues Road Swing Saturday At Vanderbilt

Friday, September 25, 2009

BPF Construction Update

We've posted brand new pictures of the Basketball Practice Facility on OleMissSports.com. The building is coming along great and should be ready for the men and women to move in during the winter break.

For the full photo gallery, click here.


Thursday, September 24, 2009

Coach Nutt on SportsCenter

Coach Houston Nutt visited the "ESPN Drive to the National Title Mobile Studio" on Thursday morning to tape a segment for SportsCenter, and he dropped off an Ole Miss helmet while he was there.

Thursday Night Hype

Other than those Thanksgiving Egg Bowls, tonight's game is the Rebels' first regular-season Thursday night contest in recent memory, and I could have never dreamed the amount of hype these games generate. We are easily the top sports story of the idea, USA Today has a color photo of Dexter that covers up probably 3/4 of the page, and we're all they're talking about on ESPN. Unfortunately, everyone loves the underdog. Mel Kiper, Todd McShay and most every ESPN expert favors the Gamecocks. The only exceptions are Chris Low (read his Three Reasons), Robert Smith and Joe Schad, who has the Rebels winning the West and texted me a Hotty Toddy this afternoon.

If you've made the trip to Columbia, the in-stadium Rebel radio frequency is 90.3 FM. For all other gameday info and live updates on the web, go to OleMissSports.com and follow us on Twitter @OleMissNow.

Football Poster of the Year Finalist - VOTE NOW

The 2009 Ole Miss football poster has made it to the final 10 in TheWizOfOdds.com's contest for the nation's best football poster.

VOTE HERE for the Ole Miss poster. Be a Rebel.

Chadwick National Coach of the Year

Rebel tennis head coach Billy Chadwick has been named the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) National Coach of the Year for the team’s outstanding season in 2009. Chadwick received the award Thursday morning at the annual USPTA World Conference on Tennis held at Marco Island, Fla.



Check out www.olemisssports.com later for the complete story.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Ole Miss Backcourt - 12th-Best In Nation

Jeff Goodman, the senior college basketball writer for FoxSports.com, has come out with the first of what is sure to be plenty of preseason recognition for the outstanding collection of guards on the Ole Miss men's basketball team.

In a list of the nation's top 20 backcourts, Goodman placed the Rebels at #12 (just ahead of #13 Maryland, #14 Gonzaga and #15 Georgetown). Rebel coach Andy Kennedy welcomes back veterans Chris Warren, Eniel Polynice and Trevor Gaskins from injuries to go along with SEC Freshman of the Year Terrico White and returning starter Zach Graham. Could be a fun year of hoops in Oxford!

For the full FoxSports.com top-20 backcourts list, click here.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

AP Spotlights Bolden

The Rebel rushing attack features several talented backs, but the leader of the pack is Brandon Bolden. Chris Talbott with the Associated Press published a feature today on the sensational sophomore who is definitely putting his skills on display.

AP: Bullish Bolden Maximizing Opportunities

Former Rebel Golfer Playing For Maine

Former Rebel golfer Jesse Speirs is competing for his home state of Maine in this week's USGA State Team Championship at St. Alban's Country Club in St. Alban's, Mo. near St. Louis.

The field of golfers will play 18 holes on each of three stroke-play rounds Sept. 23-25 (Wednesday-Friday). The two lowest scores from each three-person team constitute the team score for each round. The three-day total is the team’s score for the championship.

Speirs is the second former Rebel to compete in the USGA State Team Championship, as Dori Carter, a two-time All-American for the Rebel women's golf team, led her home state of Georgia to the women's State Team National Championship two weeks ago.

Click here for a link to the tournament website.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Vote For the Ole Miss Football Poster

The 2009 Ole Miss football poster (designed by Ole Miss Sports Properties graphic designer extraordinaire, Shane Sanford) is one of 69 in the nation up for title of the country's best college football schedule poster on TheWizofOdds.com blog site.

Click here to vote for the Rebels' poster.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Keep The Grove Green

Ole Miss has launched a new gameday recycling campaign. Recycling bins have been placed throughout The Grove and Circle as well as inside Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. See the link below for more details.

Green Grove Initiative

"Be A Rebel" With New Wristband

"Be A Rebel" is the theme of Ole Miss Athletics this year, and fans can show their Rebel spirit by purchasing a wristband with that slogan at the Rebel Shop this weekend.

Proceeds from the $5 band, which is available in Red and Blue, will benefit the Ole Miss Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and the Rebel Ready program, which coordinates community service, personal development and other activities that assist in the growth of Ole Miss student-athletes.

The bands are currently available in the Rebel Shop, which is located in two locations on campus, just west of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium and in the Student Union. Also this year, Ole Miss gameday programs are now for sale in the Rebel Shop.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Vote Michael Oher NFL Rookie of the Week

Former Rebel All-American tackle Michael Oher is up for the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week award after a fantastic debut last Sunday. Oher led an offensive line that helped the Ravens set a franchise record with 501 yards on offense in Baltimore's 38-24 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.

Click here to vote for Oher as this week's Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week.

Gillom Teams Up With Auriemma To Coach USA Basketball Team

Ole Miss great and current Minnesota Lynx head coach Jennifer Gillom was one of two coaches selected to serve as assistant coaches to UConn head Coach Geno Auriemma for the 2010 USA Basketball Women's World Championship Team. Check out this article for more information.

Bianco On Twitter

Ole Miss baseball head man Mike Bianco has now joined the Twitter world with his site, twitter.com/CoachMikeBianco.

Also, don't forget about the official Twitter site of Ole Miss Athletics, twitter.com/OleMissNow, which instantaneously informs fans of important breaking news, score reports, weather updates, and any other key information.

Click here for a complete list of Ole Miss Twitter accounts.

Ole Miss In SI Again

Ole Miss continues to be the darling of Sports Illustrated, although this latest example focuses less on the current football squad and more on the history of the program. Celebrated SI writer John Ed Bradley visited Oxford Tuesday and Wednesday gathering information for a long piece on the culture of the SEC. On Tuesday, Bradley sat down with Robert Khayat, Warner Alford, Jake Gibbs and Houston Nutt. He finished up his interviews Wednesday morning with Jevan Snead, before trekking back to his New Orleans home. The Rebels expect to play prominently in the article, which should run in mid-October.

Price, Ross begin WNBA Playoffs

Former Ole Miss greats Armintie Price and Carol Ross began their quest for a WNBA Championship Wednesday night as the duo helped the Atlanta Dream reach the playoffs for the first time in franchise history. The No. 2 seed dream will take on the third-seeded and defending WNBA champion Detroit Shock. Check out this article from WNBA writer Mark Bodenrader to see how he thinks the series will play out. The Shock claimed game one with the Dream 94-89 Wednesday night, but the Dream return home to Atlanta for game 2 Friday night at 6:30 p.m. (CT). The game can be seen live on NBA TV.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Britton Meets With Local Media

Former Rebel NCAA Champion Devin Britton is in Oxford this week. He took time out on Tuesday to meet with local media.

Here is what he had to say on his decision to turn pro.

"I felt good and I felt bad, because I knew leaving these guys would be hard," he said. "Of course, I wish I could come back here with the guys and all, because I like all the guys here on the team, and the coaches. They're great coaches. It's tough. This is the choice I made, and I am going to work hard to try and become a top player."


Click here to read the entire story.

Photo Store Giveaway

Ole Miss Athletics launched its new Photo Store a few weeks back, and as part of the Grand Opening Giveaway, the shop is offering a free 9"x12" photo for Rebel fans. Click on the free photo link to receive a promotion code good for $29.95. Select a complementary 9"x12" photo of your choice or upgrade to a custom framed print.

The photo inventory already contains hundreds of spectacular images and will continue to grow daily. The site will feature scenic facility photos, team celebrations and individual action images from the current year as well historical photos highlighting all Ole Miss teams.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Keith Carter Joins Foundation

Former Rebel Hoops great Keith Carter is joining the UMAA Foundation as a major gifts officer. A four-year starter at Ole Miss, Carter helped the Rebels to a pair of SEC Western Division titles in 1997 and 1998 and was an honorable mention All-America selection by the Associated Press after his 1999 senior season in which he scored 542 points and drained 77 three-pointers. After six years in the Italian professional league, he joined the Ole Miss basketball radio team last year as an analyst.

This news was among the many topics discussed today in the premiere of RebelVision's Inside Ole Miss Athletics. The weekly series features Ole Miss Athletics Director Pete Boone and Senior Executive Associate A.D. John Hartwell discussing the key subjects pertaining to Rebel sports and answering fan questions emailed to sportstv@olemiss.edu. Check out the link below.

RebelVision Launches New Show, Inside Ole Miss Athletics

Willis On ESPN Radio

Former Rebel and current San Francisco 49er stud Patrick Willis will be on ESPN Radio's Scott Van Pelt Show at 1:30 p.m. CT. If you miss it, I'm sure they'll have it archived later today at the link below.

Scott Van Pelt Show

Monday, September 14, 2009

Soccer Team Among Nation's Leaders

In case you haven't noticed, the Ole Miss football team (women's, that is) has dominated its opponents in the early going this year. The Rebel soccer ladies are out-scoring foes 22-1 and have fired away 133 shots, while limiting the other team to just 28 shot attempts.

The NCAA released its first version of the national statistics today, and Ole Miss is all over them. The team ranks ninth in the nation in goals per game (3.67) and seventh in goals-against average (0.167). That means Ole Miss is currently one of the nation's top 10 teams both offensively AND defensively. The Rebels are also ranked high in shutout percentage (9th at 83.3), win-loss record (26th at 5-1) and save percentage (14th at 92.9).

A trip to sunny Florida to take on a highly rated Miami Hurricane squad and FAU will put this dominant Rebel team to the test before SEC play opens. Stay tuned for more goals and more shutouts!

Reese Wins Another Title

Former Ole Miss All-American long jumper Brittney Reese claimed another title over the weekend, adding another impressive achievement to her growing list of accomplishments. Reese captured the title in the long jump at the IAAF/VTB Bank World Athletics Final with a leap of 23-02.75. She was almost a foot better than second place finisher Elena Sokolova of Russia. Click here for the full results.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

AP On McCluster, The Defensive Headache

Most in college football agree that Dexter McCluster is one of the best multi-purpose players in the land. Associated Press writer Chris Talbott looks at what a pain he is for opposing defenses.

AP: Versatile McCluster Driving Defenses Wild

Friday, September 11, 2009

Coghlan Featured On Yahoo

Former Reb and current Florida Marlin Chris Coghlan continues to make his case for National League Rookie of the Year, and Yahoo's Tim Brown offers his support in the following feature. It is currently the lead story on Yahoo Sports.

Yahoo: Coghlan’s adaptability makes him the top NL rookie

Snead Needs Your Vote

The fan vote for the 2009 Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award (The O'Brien) is now open, and Ole Miss fans can cast their ballot for Jevan Snead. Fans can register and place their vote for their favorite quarterback by visiting www.VoteOBrien.org.

Registered fans also have the opportunity to be entered into the "Defend Your Pride. VoteO'Brien.org Sweepstakes." The winner and a guest will receive a trip to the 2010 Davey O'Brien Awards Dinner held at The Fort Worth Club on Feb. 15, 2010.

Once registered, voters may vote as often as once daily while voting is open.

Athlon Shows Love To Rebel Hoops

Just picked up my copy of Athlon's 2009-10 college basketball preview, and there's plenty of Ole Miss representation through its 192 pages. Here's where the Athlon prognosticators like the Rebels:

Ole Miss:
NCAA Tournament Team - #10 Seed, East Region
Second Place, SEC West

Chris Warren:
Top Floor Leaders in the Nation - #9
Third Team All-SEC
#57 Fantasy Player Overall
#21 Fantasy Guard

Terrico White:
Top Scorers in the Nation - #4
Honorable Mention All-American
Second Team All-SEC
#97 Fantasy Player Overall
#47 Fantasy Guard

Reginald Buckner:
#23 Fantasy Freshman

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Impressive Debut For Mike

We all love Mike Wallace, but even we were surprised to see him make such an immediate impact, as one of the heroes of the first NFL game of the 2009 season and first of his career. The Pittsburgh Steelers' third-round pick caught three passes for 32 yards, including a clutch 22-yarder in traffic that led directly to the game-winning field goal in overtime. Wallace was targeted six times, and even though he didn't start, he was in on the first drive of the game and targeted by Ben Roethlisberger on third down (Big Ben underthrew him).

Personally, I'd like to see Mike also on kickoff returns for the Steelers. After all, he holds every KO record at Ole Miss.

Wallace is one of 21 former Rebels currently on NFL rosters. Check out the ESPN.com link below and scroll down the page to see the complete list, which includes a few you might not be aware of. For example, center Ben Claxton has made the Arizona Cardinals' roster.

ESPN.com: NFL Players By College

NCAA Champion Going For No. 12

Former Rebel NCAA Champion Mahesh Bhupathi will be playing for his 12th grand slam title, fifth in doubles. The 1995 NCAA Doubles Champion and his partner Mark Knowles, seeded No. 3, will face the No. 4 seeded team of Lukas Dlouhy (CZE) and Leander Paes (IND) Friday in the final. The men's doubles final will be played Friday at 11 a.m. and can be seen on CBS.

In the semifinals, Bhupathi (India) and Knowles (Bahamas) defeated the No. 5 seed, Max Mirnyi and Andy Ram 6-4, 6-2. Bhupathi and Knowles teamed up in 2008 and they have since won five titles.

The former All-American, who has earned close to five million in doubles since turning pro in 1995, won the U.S. Open Doubles title in 2002 with Max Mirnyi.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Beale Street Pep Rally Footage

In case you didn't make it to Sunday's Ole Miss pep rally in Memphis, check out the home video below to get a taste of the crowd and atmosphere. I wasn't there, but I heard Beale Street was electric with Rebels. Also, don't forget that Ole Miss will host another pep rally next Thursday, Sept. 17. Coach Nutt and the team will be on hand, along with the band, cheerleaders and Rebelettes.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Smith Named National League Player of Week

Colorado Rockies' outfielder Seth Smith was named the National League Player of the Week after hitting.542 for the week and leading the National League in batting average, slugging percentage, total bases and runs for the week. Read all about it and check out the video below.

Smith Named National League Player of the Week

Former NCAA Champion Is Double Trouble

Former Rebel netter and 1995 NCAA Doubles Champion Mahesh Bhupathi continues his quest for his 12th grand slam title, advancing to the doubles semifinals at the U.S. Open Tuesday with his partner Mark Knowles. Bhupathi and Knowles defeated Ivan Ljubicic(CRO)/Michael Llodra(FRA) 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(4) in the quarterfinals.



Bhupathi (left) and Knowles.

Bhupathi is also playing in the Mixed Doubles with Liezel Huber of the United States. They are the No. 1 seeds and will play in the quarterfinals later today.

For complete coverage of the U.S. Open, go to www.usopen.org.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Pep Rally Set For Thursday Before Home Opener

Houston Nutt and the Rebel football team will join the marching band, spirit groups and special guests for a pep rally, Thursday, Sept. 17 prior to the 2009 home opener. The event will begin at 6 p.m. CT in the south endzone of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.

Nutt and numerous key Rebels and special guests will address the crowd, and there will also be a special video presentation on the stadium’s HD videoboard. The “Pride of the South” Marching Band, Cheerleaders and Rebelettes will perform, and leaders from Ole Miss student groups will present some new gameday elements.

Select lucky fans will have the opportunity to win prizes through “extra-point” and other contests on the field.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Seth Smith Has Monster Day To Help Rockies To Sweep

Seth Smith had a monster day at the plate to help the Colorado Rockies to a sweep over Arizona and a two-game lead in the Wild Card standings. Smith hit two home runs and notched five RBI in leading the Rockies to the win. Read the whole story and see the video clip below.

Smith Leads Rockies To Sweep

It's Gameday!

If can't watch the game on ESPN, feel free to catch all the updates on OleMissSports.com: instant score updates and notes, live audio and live stats. There is also a game preview and a new offer from AT&T. You can also get updates via Twitter @OleMissNow.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Eli In NY Post

A short article in today's New York Post has Eli Manning talking up Ole Miss and Oxford. He also mentions his restaurants of choice.

NYPost.com: Eli Manning Aids Alma Mater

Singletary Blogs On Flu Prevention

Swine flu has been a hot topic this summer, and Ole Miss Sports Medicine's Shannon Singletary blogged today on what measures are being taken for prevention with our Rebel athletes.

STAFF BLOG: Singletary On Swine Flu Prevention

AP On The Fan Support For The Rebs

Associated Press Writer Chris Talbott turns in another in his series of features on Ole Miss. The latest looks at the excitement and support of those surrounding the Rebel program.

AP: Rebel Fans Let Good Times Roll

Countdown To Kickoff: 1 Day

Are you ready!?!




















Next up: Kickoff.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Lance Lynn To Make Triple-A Debut

Former diamond Rebel Lance Lynn will make his Triple-A debut tonight for the Memphis Redbirds at Autozone Park. The 22-year-old was drafted by St. Louis in the second round of the 2008 draft out of Ole Miss. Lynn joined Double-A Springfield in May and turned a 11-4 record with a 2.92 ERA in 22 starts.

MiLB.com: Live Stats

Countdown To Kickoff: 2 Days

I'll take that.















































































Next up: No. 1

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Former Rebel Golfer Is A National Champion

Former two-time All-American Dori Carter ended her amateur career in style, leading her home state (Georgia) to the U.S. State Team Championship Thursday at Sycamore Hills Golf Club in Fort Wayne, Ind.

Carter fired a 3-under 69 in the final round and finished with a three-day total of 2-under 214 to capture the individual title as well. The Valdosta native led her team to a nine-stroke victory over Alabama.

Georgia became the first team to win multiple state team titles since the biennial event's inception in 1995. Georgia also won the title four years ago.

Check out the complete story here.

Plenty Of New Rebel Excitement On The Web

First of all, in case you haven't seen it, head over to our sister site OleMissSports.com and check out the new look. The format is much more user-friendly. Also, UMAAFoundation.com has relaunched, now as a part of OleMissSports.com. In addition, be sure and check out the new website dedicated to our All-Star QB: Need4Snead.com. Finally, the athletics department has announced its official Twitter site: OleMissNow. Coach Houston Nutt has also joined the ranks of Twitter with RebelCoachNutt. Be sure and follow all the new accounts on Twitter.

Countdown To Kickoff: 3 Days

Reservation for six.














Next up: Burnell

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

More Features On Powe

Jerrell Powe's route to the Rebels has been well documented, and today, he is the national front-page story on Rivals.com, and the topic of a feature on ESPN.com and the Memphis Commercial Appeal.

Rivals.com: Powe's emergence proves patience pays

ESPN.com: Ole Miss' Powe means business

Commercial Appeal: Ole Miss junior Powe makes commitment to self, team

Countdown To Kickoff: 4 Days

At some point during the season last year (I think it was before the Arkansas game), Ole Miss quarterback Jevan Snead decided to shave his head into a mohawk to match some of his offensive lineman. The results, well, you can decide for yourself ...
















Next up: 86-yard TD.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Devin Britton Not Done In New York

Devin Britton is not quite finished in New York. Britton lost to Roger Federer in the first round of the U.S. Open on Monday and said it was the most fun he has had in a loss. The fun is not over yet, as he and Mallory Cecil, the 2009 women's NCAA Singles Champion, received a wildcard into the Mixed Doubles. They will play fellow Americans Jill Craybas and Eric Butorac, Thursday. The time has not been set yet, but complete coverage of the U.S. Open can be found at www.usopen.org.

There's A First Time For Everything

No team has ever won the USGA Women’s State Team Championship more than once since the biennial event began in 1995. Georgia could be the first. Led by former Rebel and two-time All-American Dori Carter, Georgia holds a four stroke lead over South Carolina after the first round at the Sycamore Hills Golf Club in Fort Wayne, Ind.

Carter shot a 3-under 69 to lead the three-person team from the Peach State to a 1-under 143 total. The best two out of three scores make up the total score.

Rebel assistant coach Alexis Rather is a member of the Mississippi Team, who stands tied for third.

Carter's low round earned her a spotlight on the front page of the official tournament site.

RebTalk Debuts Thursday At Lyric

“RebTalk with Coach Houston Nutt” kicks off Thursday at 7 p.m. CT with a new location, The Lyric on the Oxford Square, and with a new format. Rather than talking calls, fans will now send in their questions through the CellularSouth Coach's Connection. Visit OleMissSports.com/RebTalk to ask your question.

Admission at The Lyric is free, and the first 500 fans to the debut show will receive a free copy of the "One Hearbeat" 2008 season highlight DVD. Catering the event each week will be Taylor Grocery, which is supplying an all-you-can-eat buffet for $10.

A total of 23 affiliates on the Ole Miss Radio Network are airing RebTalk, including WTNM-FM 105.5 in Oxford. OleMissSports.com’s RebelVision will also stream the show live.

Devin Britton To Be On Dan Patrick Show

Former Rebel netter Devin Britton, who lost to Roger Federer in the first round of the U.S. Open yesterday, in his first Grand Slam as a professional, will be on the Dan Patrick Show today at 10:35 a.m. CT. Click here to listen to the interview.

Countdown To Kickoff: 5 Days

For today's countdown to kickoff we went with current Ole Miss offensive coordinator and former Rebel QB Kent Austin. A deadly accurate passer, Austin once completed 18-of-19 passes against Tulane in 1982. Now, he directs the Rebels' deadly offensive attack.














Next up: The Mohawk.

Monday, August 31, 2009

TV Lineup Set For Nutt Show, Game Replays

The weekly television show “Ole Miss Football with Houston Nutt” will be seen on nine channels this season, including FSSouth Sundays at 5 p.m. and Tuesdays at 3 p.m. and CSS Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. The show will begin airing Monday, Sept. 7.

OleMissSports.com’s RebelVision also provides the TV program on-demand.

The CSS Wednesday evening lineup will also include the Rebels' full-game replays, which were televised on Sundays in previous years. The two-hour replays are set for Wednesdays at 6 p.m.

Affiliate List & Times


Britton Makes Most Of U.S. Open Experience

Former Rebel Devin Britton made the most of his experience in his first ever Grand Slam match as a professional. Playing Roger Federer in the first round of the U.S. Open, Britton, the 2009 NCAA Champion, aced him three times in one game in the first set, and broke him twice, once in the second and third sets, respectively. Federer won the match 6-1, 6-3, 7-5, but Britton had a great time despite the loss. A couple hours after the match he tweeted this: "Best time I've ever had losing. Actually best time I've ever had period. Unreal experience. Had a blast. Still pumped even with a loss."


Photo by: Philip Hall/usopen.org


Click here to read a recap of the match and what Federer had to say about Britton.

Click here to watch Devin's Post Match Press Conference

Coghlan Setting Records, Making Case for Rookie Of The Year

Former Rebel third baseman Chris Coghlan continues to set records for the Marlins and he's making his mark in the MLB record books as well. Coghlan recently set the Marlin's record for most hits in a month by a player (46 in August to date) and the last Rookie in the National Leage to hit 46 hits in a month was Wally Moon (St. Louis - 1954) when he hit 52.

Read all about it and see the hit here

Rebels Competing In USGA Championship

Current assistant women's golf coach Alexis Rather as well as former Rebel golfers Dori Carter and Rachel Ingram will be competing in the USGA Women's State Team Championship Sept. 1-3 in Fort Wayne, Ind. Rather is a member of the three-person team from Mississippi. Carter will be competing for her home state of Georgia, while Ingram is a member of the Tennessee team.

"Ole Miss is well represented this week at the National State Team Championship," head coach Michele Drinkard said. "It is quite an honor to be chosen by your home state to play, so to have three Rebels in the field is going to be a lot of fun. Of course the current team will take great interest in following our assistant coach as well as Dori and Rachel."

For more information on the tournament, being played at Sycamore Hills Golf Club, click here.

Countdown To Kickoff: 6 Days

It's game week! Today we highlight former Ole Miss running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis, dubbed Law Firm by his New England Patriot teammates (a great nickname by the way).

BJGE is one of only two runners in Ole Miss history (Kayo Dottley being the other) to rush for at least 1,000 yards in back-to-back years.




















Next up: The Rebs' current OC.

Devin Britton Getting Lots Of Attention

Former Rebel netter and Mississippi native Devin Britton is getting lots of attention since it was announced that he would face Roger Federer in today's first round of the U.S. Open. The match begins at 12 p.m. CT on Arthur Ashe Stadium. ESPN2 will have live coverage of the match between the 2009 NCAA Champion and the 15-time grand slam champion. The following are a few stories written about Devin.


Devin Britton, the Ultimate Underdog

The Tennis Week Interview: Devin Britton

Former Ole Miss standout faces No. 1 Federer in Grand Slam debut

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Team Captains Announced

Ole Miss football players recently voted on permanent team captains for the 2009 campaign, and the Rebel coaching staff announced these selections to the team Sunday night. The seven players are all seniors.

OFFENSE: C Daverin Geralds, T John Jerry, WR Dexter McCluster

DEFENSE: CB Marshay Green, FS Kendrick Lewis, DE Marcus Tillman, LB Patrick Trahan

In addition, the first gameweek of the season means Coach Houston Nutt begins his weekly press conferences. This year, QB Jevan Snead will follow Nutt at the podium. Catch it Monday at 2 p.m. on OleMissSports.com's RebelVision.

Snead In Washington Post

The national media has certainly been concentrating on the Rebels this preseason, and particularly our all-star QB. The latest feature on Jevan Snead comes from the Washington's Post Eric Prisbell.

Full Story

Devin Britton/Roger Federer Match On ESPN2

Ole Miss fans can watch former Rebel netter Devin Britton in his grand slam debut as a professional when he takes on 15-time grand slam champion Roger Federer Monday at Arthur Ashe Stadium. ESPN2 will have live coverage of the match beginning not before 1 p.m.

Tennis Week's David Seminara sat down with Britton Saturday to talk about the match, as well as his time at Ole Miss, among other things. Click here to read the complete story.

Countdown To Kickoff: 7 Days

Safety dance.














Next up: Law firm.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Rebs' Big Man On Campus

Associated Press writer Chris Talbott has been churning out the Rebel football features in recent weeks, and his latest article documents the obstacles, progress and popularity of Ole Miss' one and only Jerrell Powe.

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ESPN Likes Ole Miss Hoops In 2009-10

Even though most of the college sports world's attention is focused squarely on the start of football season in a week, the folks at ESPN.com have not forgotten about college hoops, which will be here before we know it.

Andy Kennedy's Rebs receive a fair amount of love in ESPN.com's Summer SEC Preview. Prominently featured are Terrico White and Chris Warren, while Doug Gottlieb likes Ole Miss to finish second in the SEC West in his early predictions.

Countdown To Kickoff: 8 Days

As the countdown enters single digits we are going to focus more on current Rebels (with a couple of surprises thrown in). Today, it's my favorite play from the Cotton Bowl: Marshay Green's 65-yard interception return for a touchdown.
















Next up: Safety.

Friday, August 28, 2009

NCAA Champ Devin Britton Featured On ATP Site

Former Rebel Devin Britton was quite shocked when his agent told him his first round opponent in the U.S. Open would be Roger Federer. The 2009 NCAA Singles Champion talks about playing the 15-time grand slam champion and perhaps the greatest tennis player ever on the ATP Tour web site. To read the story click here.

Rebels To Invade Beale Street

Ole Miss fans will paint Beale Steet Red and Blue on Sept. 6, as a parade and pep rally for the Rebels will begin at 11 a.m., before the team takes the field against Memphis at 2:30 p.m. at the Liberty Bowl.

The festivities will include Ole Miss' "Pride of the South" Marching Band, Cheerleaders and Rebelettes, as well as the Beale Street Flippers, who just returned from television appearances on NBC's America’s Got Talent.

The parade route will run from Beale Street/Fourth Street westward to Beale Street/Second Street, and the pep rally will be held in front of B.B. King’s Blues Club. Bus service after the pep rally to the Liberty Bowl and back to Beale Street will be $6 per person.

Ole Miss To Make CBS Evening News

Ole Miss' sports medicine efforts will be part of a piece on Monday's edition of CBS Evening News with Katie Couric (it was originally schedule for Friday). The segment, narrated by Daniel Steinberger, looks at heat exhaustion and what is being done in college athletics to combat it.

Countdown To Kickoff: 9 Days

Single digits! Are you ready?

Today's countdown to kickoff features former Ole Miss wide out Jason Armstead. A speedy receiver, Jason was (in)famous (at least to me) for having 'speed kill' tattooed on the back of his calves.




















Next up: Pick six.