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.’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.

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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/

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'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.

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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 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'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.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Ole Miss Vault Hits Bookshelves

You have probably seen the impressive football vault books that have been done on most of the other SEC schools. The much anticipated Ole Miss version is finally landing in bookstores for sale, although Oxford's Square Books has had a display copy for some time. The book will begin hitting bookshelves on Friday and is available to order online at Below is the cover. Click here to read more about the publication.

Coghlan's Two Home Run Day

Former Rebel Chris Coghlan continues to light it up for the Florida Marlins. Today, the MLB rookie went 3-for-4 at the plate and came up with two solo shots for the Fish to provide two of the three runs scored on the afternoon. His first home run was on a 2-2 count in the first inning to open the game for the Marlins. You can check out video of it below.

Chris Coghlan's Lead-off Home Run

Devin Britton Draws Roger Federer At U.S. Open

2009 NCAA Champion Devin Britton received a wildcard into the men's singles at the U.S. Open Championships, and his reward, a date with the all-time greatest tennis player in history, 15-time grand slam champion Roger Federer. Yes that's right, the former Rebel will do battle with the game's best on center stage at the U.S. Open. To read the story about it, go here.

Complete coverage of the U.S. Open can be found at

Season Tickets Sold Out

Ole Miss officials announced Thursday that football season tickets are sold out. It is believed to be the first time the Rebels have sold out of season tickets.

A limited number of individual game tickets remain for the three non-conference encounters with Southeastern Louisiana, UAB and Northern Arizona. Prices are $40 for sideline and south endzone and $25 for the north endzone.

To purchase these remaining tickets, visit the ticket office or call 1-888-732-8587.

ESPN Experts Weigh In On Rebels

Check out the following ESPN clip where Craig James, Todd McShay, Mark May and Kirk Herbstreit give their take on the Rebels' biggest question, biggest surprise, turning point game and their prediction.

Rank and File: Ole Miss Preview

Countdown To Kickoff: 10 Days

No caption needed.

Next up: Speed Kill.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Special Student Ticket Mini-Package Offer

With student football tickets selling out so quickly, Ole Miss Athletics is seeking to help those students that were left out with a special mini-package.

The package includes one reserved ticket to each of the Rebels' three non-conference games against Southeastern Louisiana, UAB, and Northern Arizona.

The mini-package is $25 each and may only be purchased by visiting the Coliseum Ticket Office, between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Only a limited number are available.

Students who received a student season ticket are not eligible for the mini-package.

Countdown To Kickoff: 11 Days

Today's countdown to kickoff highlights former Rebel QB Romaro Miller, who finished his Ole Miss career as the school leader in passing yards and TD's. He was eventually overtaken by No. 10 in our countdown.

Next up: Son of No. 18 in the countdown.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Order An Official Team Helmet

Ole Miss fans can now grab one of the same football helmets worn by the Rebels on gameday.

The athletics department has a limited number of official Ole Miss football team helmets for sale to the general public for $225 each, and shipping is included in the price. Autograph requests will not be accepted.

Helmets can be ordered by contacting Candee Meyer at or (662) 915-1596.

AP Shines On Snead

Associated Press writer Chris Talbott takes a look at the Rebel quarterback' rise from a Longhorn backup to a Heisman candidate.

AP: Snead's Time To Shine

World Championship Leap

For those of you who didn't get a chance to see former Ole Miss All-American Brittney Reese capture the gold medal at the Track and Field World Championships over the weekend, take a look at this clip to see her winning jump.

Countdown To Kickoff: 12 Days

Signed in 2001, Seth Smith quickly discovered that there was a pretty good QB in front of him (Eli Manning) and turned his attention to baseball.

And, it has worked out pretty well for him.

Next up: Second all-time in career passing TD's.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Tons of Ticket and Schedule News

Football is quickly running out of tickets, while several of the other Rebel sports are not going to require a ticket this year. Also the women's hoops schedule has been announced. See links below.

Only 2,000 Football Season Tickets Left

Ole Miss Offering Free Admission For Selected Sports

Women’s Basketball Announces 2009-10 Schedule

McCluster On's David Uberti published a feature today on our own "Wild Rebel" Dexter McCluster. Check out the link below. Wild Rebel

Former Rebel Teammates Reunite

Callum Macaulay and Lucas Boyd were teammates for the Rebel golf team when Boyd transfered to Ole Miss back in the fall of 2002. This week, they are back on the same team, albeit in a different way. Boyd is caddying for Macaulay, who is a rookie on the European Tour, at this week's Johnnie Walker at Gleneagles in Perthshire, Scotland. The two will be taking turns blogging from the tournament daily. To read the daily blog go here.

Callum and Lucas inside the tour van

Rebels At U.S. Amateur

The Rebels are well represented at this week's U.S. Amateur Championship at Southern Hills Golf Club with junior Jonathan Randolph and sophomore Joe David. Assistant coach Ryan Potter made the trip to watch the Rebel duo compete in our nation's oldest golf championship.

Stroke play qualifying began today. Jonathan tees off at 1:15, followed by Joe at 2:15. Check later tonight for a recap of their first round. The low 64 scorers will advance to match play, which begins Wednesday.

Countdown To Kickoff: 13 Days

Former Rebel DB Travis Blanchard celebrates Ben Obomanu's drop in Ole Miss' 2003 win at Auburn.

Next up: Eli's Backup.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Nutt Visits Camping Students

Rebel Coach Houston Nutt took time tonight to visit students camping out in front of the Tad Smith Coliseum ticket office to pick up student football tickets in the morning. Click here to see more photos from his visit.

Big Apple Blogger Weighs In On Rebs

New York Times blogger Paul Myerberg is doing a very thorough countdown of each of college football's top teams, and his recent review of the Rebels breaks down every facet of our current club as well as the best players from our past and where a post-rehearsal dinner party should take place in Oxford. Block off some time for this quality read.

NYT College Sports Blog The Quad

Reese Becomes Long Jump World Champion

Former Ole Miss All-American Brittney Reese continued her national dominance in the long jump, as she became the world champion in the event Sunday after leaping a distance of 23-03.50 at the World Championships in Berlin. Click here for the full results.

8-Headed Monster At RB?

Probably not, but the Rebels do have a wealth of talented bodies in their running back stable. Chris Talbott, the Associated Press' bearded wonder, recently wrote about the competition in the Ole Miss backfield.

AP: Competition Heats Up At Rebel Tailback

Reb Receivers Tabbed Best In SEC

ESPN SEC Blogger Chris Low ranked the conference's top receiving corps (tight ends included). Sitting atop his list are your Ole Miss Rebels, writing this: It was a tough call between Ole Miss and Arkansas, but the Rebels get the nod based on the one-two punch of Dexter McCluster and Shay Hodge. McCluster will line up all over the field, but Hodge is one of the more underrated players in the league. He had eight touchdown catches last season. Ole Miss fans (not to mention quarterback Jevan Snead) are going to love freshman Pat Patterson. He can really go get the football. SEC Blog

Countdown To Kickoff: 14 Days

The fourth-straight QB in our countdown, Jimmy "King" Lear engineered the Rebels' historic 21-14 win over No. 3 Maryland in 1952. The win helped Ole Miss reach the Sugar Bowl for the first time in school history and started a string of seven Sugar Bowl appearances in 12 seasons for the Rebels.

Next up: Two hands.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Rebels Earn No. 8 Preseason Ranking From AP

Ole Miss earned a No. 8 preseason ranking Saturday, as the Associated Press released its preseason top-25 poll. It marks the highest preseason ranking in nearly 40 years for the Rebels, who were tabbed No. 10 in the USA Today Coaches poll.

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Countdown To Kickoff: 15 Days

"He's got it! Peterson a yard deep! The Rebels lead 15-14!"

And as an added bonus, here is the radio call from David Kellum on the two-point play.

Next up: The King is Coming.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Blog From Marketing Director

David Krouse, General Manager of Ole Miss Sports Properties, blogs on a few subtle adjustments to improve gameday.

STAFF BLOG: Krouse On Gamedays This Fall

Gameday In The Grove?

As we inch closer to the season, it seems everyday someone asks me, “Is Gameday coming to The Grove this year?" And the answer is, we don't know.

A production crew from ESPN's uber-popular college football pregame show visited the Ole Miss campus this week to conduct an on-site survey for a possible visit by Corso, Fowler, Herbstreit and the gang. The crew scouted locations for setup of the stage, Home Depot bus and demo field, and discussed technical requirements with Ole Miss officials.

"It was an excellent opportunity to let ESPN know that Ole Miss can meet set location and footprint requirements should they select us to host Gameday," said Senior Associate Athletics Director Langston Rogers (aka my boss). "We had support personnel from all areas of the campus on hand to answer any questions the advance party may have had.

"Of course, there is no guarantee ESPN Gameday will be coming to Oxford, but it's encouraging that ESPN would come see The Grove and scout out a possible location. There is a lot of interest in this year's team, and success on the field will open the door for additional national exposure. Hosting ESPN Gameday would be a tremendous achievement for Ole Miss and we have a strategy in place to ensure a successful event on a national stage."

Reese Qualifies For Long Jump Finals At World Championships

Former Ole Miss All-American Brittney Reese qualified for the finals of the long jump Friday at the IAAF World Championships in Berlin. Reese needed just one jump to automatically qualify for Sunday's finals. Click here for the full results.

Countdown To Kickoff: 16 Days

Continuing our string of quarterbacks, today we highlight former Rebel signal caller Norris Weese. Signed to replace number 18 in our countdown, Weese started three seasons for the Rebels and went on to play in Super Bowl XII for the Denver Broncos.

Next up: Always go for two.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Britton Receives U.S. Open Wildcard

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) made it official Wednesday, announcing that 2009 NCAA Singles Champion and former Rebel Devin Britton was among eight players to receive a wild card entry into the men's main draw at the U.S. Open. The 2009 U.S. Open will be played Aug. 31 – Sept. 13 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y. Click here to read the complete story.

Countdown To Kickoff: 17 Days

Today's countdown features former Ole Miss QB Tom Luke. I'll always remember Luke to Campy Roberts in the 1990 Egg Bowl.

Next up: Played in Super Bowl XII.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

New Posters In New Format

This year's fall sports posters are in a new 28x12 wide format. Check them out below. Visit the Publication Store to order them online, or beginning Saturday, posters may be picked up for free while supplies last at participating sponsors in Oxford, including Papa John's, Rebel Rags and Oby's.

Men's Hoops Schedule Coming Thursday

Ole Miss will announce its 2009-10 men's basketball schedule on Thursday afternoon, in conjunction with the SEC announcing the complete league schedule at that time.

Some opponents and dates that are already known:

- O'Reilly Auto Parts Puerto Rico Tip-Off (Nov. 19-22) - Rebels will face Indiana in the first round on Nov. 19 on ESPN2. Other rounds TBD, but could include Kansas State, Georgia Tech, Villanova or Dayton.

- at Kentucky (Feb. 2) - ESPN "Super Tuesday"

Stay tuned to for the most up-to-date information.

UMAA Foundation Refunding Saturday's Lunch

The UMAA Foundation will be refunding any moneys paid for the "Meet The Rebels Day" luncheon. Anyone that paid by check or cash will receive a check from the Foundation in the mail, while credit card payments will be credited back to the card that was used.

Countdown To Kickoff: 18 Days

Honestly, could it have been anybody else?

Gotcha! For those that don't know that's Tim Ellis, who wore number 18 after today's actual honoree:

And please remember to observe all posted traffic signs.

Next up: From a family of Rebels.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Meet The Rebels Day Cancelled

In an abundance of caution regarding the potential exposure of various flu strains, Ole Miss officials announced Tuesday that Saturday’s planned “Meet the Rebels Day” has been cancelled for this year.

Season Ticket Record In Sight

We are quickly approaching the Rebels' all-time season ticket record. The latest figure from the ticket office today is 47,823. The record is 48,180 in 2004. If you plan to be at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium this year, secure your season ticket now. We blogged last week that there are no individual tickets remaining for any of the four SEC Games. Ticket Office

Snead The Next Bill Dance?

Check out this piece that ran on the weekly TV series "Football Saturdays in the South". The segment, narrated by Dave "Buzz" Baker, features Ole Miss star QB Jevan Snead showing off his fishing skills. What they don't show from that early-morning, three-hour tour of the Castle Hill lake is that the real stud on that boat was not Snead but Rebel kicker/punter Justin Sparks, who you might notice in the background. We knew Sparks was for real when he pulled up to the shoot with his own personal boat hitched to the back of his truck, and he didn't disappoint, reeling in an 8 lb, 11 oz bass. However, as the media relations rep on the trip, I can't be too hard on Snead. I piloted a pontoon boat for the producer and eventually had to be towed back to shore after getting the vessel stuck in algae. Good thing I'm not the SID for a crew team.

Snead on "Football Saturdays in the South"

Countdown To Kickoff: 19 Days

Today's countdown to kickoff features former Ole Miss QB Doug Elmore. A native of Reform, Ala. (that's close to Gordo for those that don't know), Elmore helped lead the Rebels to back-to-back national titles in 1959 and 60 and earned first team All-America honors in 1961.

Next up: Who else, the Redhead from Drew?

Monday, August 17, 2009

On Board With Rebel Golf

The Rebel golf teams will be traveling in style, beginning this season, with the addition of this new van. It features comfortable seating for the entire traveling party, a flat screen tv and wireless internet, among the many amentities.

Check out the inside

ESPN Hoops Schedule Announcement

ESPN plans to announce a portion of the 2010 SEC men's hoops schedule today. A full release will be on later today.

Expect the entire Ole Miss men's basketball schedule to be announced, in conjunction with the full SEC schedule, this week.

Drinkard, Rebels Agree On Contract Extension

Following one of the best seasons in several years that included a trip to the NCAA East Regional, the Rebels and head women’s golf coach Michele Drinkard have agreed to a contract extension Ole Miss announced Monday.

Drinkard’s existing contract will be extended until 2012. Click here to read the story.

Countdown To Kickoff: 20 Days

Many folks are fast, but few are John Avery fast.

Next up: The QB from Reform.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Former Reb Parnell Changes Position

News out of New Orleans Saints camp today was former football/basketball Rebel Jermey Parnell has moved from defensive end to tight end, where the Saints have been hit by injury. The undrafted free agent signee also changed number from 79 to 89. Some of the NOLA message boards are excited and calling him the next Antonio Gates. This from the Saints' official site: At 6-foot-6, 278 pounds, Parnell remains a raw prospect after lettering in basketball for Ole Miss for four seasons and only playing football as a senior. But the coaching staff likes his athletic ability and size. “We want to take a look at him at tight end,” said Payton. “I told him last night we’re interested in him. He’s athletic, big and willing.”

Countdown To Kickoff: 21 Days

Today's countdown to kickoff features Eddie "Bullethead" Crawford. A former associate athletics director for the Rebels, Crawford starred for Coach Johnny Vaught's Rebels in the mid 1950's.

Next up: He's Fast.

Saturday, August 15, 2009's Chris Low In Oxford SEC Blogger Chris Low is in Oxford this weekend to get a close look at the Rebs and talk to some of the key players, including Dexter McCluster and Jerrell Powe after practice last night. He met with Coach Nutt this morning before enjoying some Big Bad Breakfast and catching the scrimmage this evening. Below is his report from the trip. BTW, to further point out the popularity of the SEC, his blog is the second-most visited on, behind only the NFC East blog. SEC Blog

RebelVision's Free Practice Video

In case you hadn't seen it on, the practice reports this preseason have free video highlights. If you look at Friday's report, just click the watch link at the top. Saturday's report will be up about 8 p.m. For future reference, in the RebelVision box on the front page, if the video icon is green it's free. For live video and audio, you'll need to be a RebelVision subscriber, which is well worth the price, especially if you're a baseball fan.

Countdown To Kickoff: 22 Days

Outside of the numbers 10 and 18, no other player in Ole Miss history may be more identifiable with a number as Deuce McAllister is with 22. McAllister, a two-time pro bowl pick with the New Orleans Saints, is the Rebels' all-time leading rusher. To this day, I still see a few of these floating around.

Heck, Deuce is the only player I know to have his Heisman campaign promoted on the roof of a house.

For the countdown today, we could have went with any of Deuce's electrifying plays (the 100-yard kickoff against Arkansas in '99, the the 80-yard TD run against Oklahoma in the '99 Independence Bowl), but I picked the play I most remember Deuce for when I was a student: his 72-yard TD romp on the first play of the second half against Mississippi State in 2000.

Deuce was on fire that night against the Bulldogs. He finished 121 yards rushing and three TD's in the Rebels' 45-30 win. He also tossed his first career passing TD on a 20-yard halfback pass to QB Romaro Miller.

Next up: Bullethead

Friday, August 14, 2009

Soccer Media Guide Coming Soon

The 2009 Ole Miss Soccer media guide is at the printers. The first Rebel sporting event of the 2009-10 academic year is just around the corner. Soccer plays at UAB on Sunday, Aug. 23, before its home debut on Friday, Aug. 28, against Morehead State.

Here's a sneak peek of this year's front cover...

Lynn Rising In Cardinals Eyes

Former Rebel pitcher Lance Lynn is making a name for himself as he works his way up the ranks in the St. Louis Cardinals organization. Here's a great story about his rise recently.

Lynn Rising Prospect With Cardinals

BPF Construction Update

Here are a couple of updated photos from the Basketball Practice Facility construction on campus. The exterior is looking good, nearly finished. The interior should be ready for the men and women to move in by December.

Click here for the photo gallery on

No Individual SEC Tickets Left

We just got word from the ticket office that there are no individual tickets remaining for Arkansas. Individual ticket availability for the other SEC games (Alabama, Tennessee and LSU) ended earlier in the summer, so the only way to catch those games now is through a season ticket package. We are fast approaching the season ticket record (48,000+ in 2004), and if you haven't already, secure your ticket NOW! For those who bleed Red and Blue, this is not the season you want to miss. Ticket Office

Countdown To Kickoff: 23 Days

Today's countdown to kickoff is a personal favorite of mine. As the "photo guru" for the office, it's my responsibility to organize all the football photos and as you can imagine we accumulate a lot of photos throughout the season (well over 10,000 from last year alone). After a while all the photos start to run together and look the same, but every once in a while you find a gem.

Honestly, I'm not sure why I like this photo so much; it's just funny. Number 57 is obviously Jerrell Powe, while the guy who looks like he is going to be crushed is special teamer extraordinaire George Helow. The photo was taken just after Powe's interception against Mississippi State in the Egg Bowl as the two teammates (who were also teammates at Hargrave Military Academy) celebrated.

Next up: The Legend from Lena.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

VHS Getting FieldTurf In Time For Season

Ole Miss Head Coach Houston Nutt announced Thursday the selection of FieldTurf to be installed at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium/ Hollingsworth Field in time for the September 19 home opener against Southeastern Louisiana. More than 100 top NCAA programs currently play and/or practice on FieldTurf.

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Wallace Raves, Earns Raves

Former Ole Miss wideout Mike Wallace is one of my favorite all-time Rebels. Besides being a great receiver and making plays like this:

Wallace was the self proclaimed best Madden player on the team last season. He was one of funniest guys on the team and is always full of confidence, but in a good way.

Anyway, Wallace has been drawing rave reviews from his Steeler teammates for his blazing speed, but he recently shared his thoughts on the Rebels' chances this season and needless to say they were good.

And for those out there who play fantasy football, watch out for Wallace this season. I think he could be a sleeper.

Patrick Spach Joins UMAA Foundation

Former Rebel basketball player Patrick Spach has joined the UMAA Foundation as a graduate assistant. He graduated in May with a bachelor's degree in management after playing four years with the Red and Blue on the hardwood. His job announcement comes on the heels of former All-American Keith Carter joining the UM School of Business Administration as a development officer earlier this summer.

p.s. Even though Spach didn't see much playing time as a non-scholarship member of the Rebels, he did show off his mad hoops skills in a pick-up game against an anonymous member of our staff earlier this summer. Let's just say the score wasn't close.

Countdown To Kickoff: 24 Days

Today's countdown to kickoff is former Rebel defensive back Ken Lucas. As a senior in 2000, Lucas led the nation with 30 passes defended en route to first team All-America honors.

Next up: 57 meets 23.

Shepard Smith On The Rebels' SI Cover

Ole Miss' own Shepard Smith never shies away from throwing praise the Rebels' way during his Fox News broadcast, and below is a recent interview with Sports' Illustrated Andy Staples, who wrote the team's season preview in the latest SI that features Ole Miss on the cover. Nice touch with cranking up the fight song.

Fox News On Ole Miss SI Cover

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Rebels Pose For CBS Shoot

A CBS camera crew was in Oxford today to gather footage to be used in their pre-game introductions this season. The crew set up in a corner of the Ole Miss lockerroom with lights and a smoke machine, and took some fierce video of Jevan Snead, John Jerry, Dexter McCluster, Marshay Green, Greg Hardy and Kentrell Lockett. Here is a photo from the shoot, courtesy of Andrew McDowell in the equipment room.

Two Former Rebels Reunite In WNBA

Former Ole Miss All-American Armintie Price was traded to the Atlanta Dream Thursday in exchange for Tamara Young. She reunites with former Rebel head coach Carol Ross, who now serves as an assistant coach with the Dream.

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Coghlan Sets Marlins Franchise Record

Former Rebel third baseman Chris Coghlan worked his way into the record books with the Florida Marlins on Sunday. Coghlan notched two hits in the game for his eighth consecutive multiple-hit game, the most in Marlins franchise history. Check out the video clip and recap on the Marlins' site.

Coghlan Sets Marlins Record

Countdown To Kickoff: 25 Days

Today's countdown to kickoff photo features Travis Johnson, who changed his number from #25 to #9 in his junior season. He most memorable play, however, probably came in his sophomore season when he wore #25. Johnson picked off LSU QB Matt Mauck and returned it 6 yards for a touchdown against Tigers in 2003 giving the Rebels an early 7-0 lead.

Next up: Earned All-America honors in 2000.

Peria Jerry Turning Heads In Atlanta

Former Rebel Peria Jerry has impressed teammates and coaches early on in training camp with the Atlanta Falcons. The former first team All-American is vying to help replace former Falcon Grady Jackson, who was an imposing run-stopper in the middle of last year’s defensive line. Click here to read the complete story.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Listen To Nutt On ESPN Radio

Rebel head man Houston Nutt's media day activities Tuesday included a midday chat with Scott Van Pelt on ESPN Radio. Click below to listen to the podcast.

Van Pelt Show 08.11

U.S. Amateur Times Two Rebels

Not to be outdone by teammate Jonathan Randolph, rising sophomore Joe David of the Ole Miss men's golf team qualified for the U.S. Amateur Championship Tuesday. He shot 65-69--134 (-8) and tied for third at the Willow Creek Country Club in Knoxville, Tenn. David won on the first playoff to earn one of three spots to the prestigious championship. Randolph qualified last week, winning the sectional qualifier at Reunion Golf and Country Club in Madison. The full story is at

Rebels Grace Cover Of SI

Ole Miss is the topic of one of four covers for the annual college football preview issue. Cover is below and a full story is on

Countdown To Kickoff: 26 Days

Today's entry in the countdown to kickoff highlights former Chucky Mullins Courage Award winner Eric Oliver. A three-year starter for the Rebels at safety, Oliver finished his career eighth all time in tackles with 328 stops for the Red and Blue.

Next up: Pick Six.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Rebels Open Fall Practice, Barksdale Cleared

The much anticipated 2009 Ole Miss football season officially got underway Monday evening when the Rebels opened fall camp on the practice fields adjacent to Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.

Also, Parade and U.S. Army All-America Tig Barksdale was cleared Monday.

Read about the Rebels' first practice here:'s Chris Low Talks To Rebel QB's Chris Low says Rebel quarterback Jevan Snead has matured into one of the top quarterbacks in college football. Click on the link below to read the story.

Ole Miss' Snead ready for more in 2009

Two Former Rebels Coaching In Oxford

A pair of former Rebels have recently decided to take the opportunity to remain involved in athletics in the Oxford community as Rachel Wenzel (formerly Kieckhaefer) and Melinda Scruggs were both hired to coach at Lafayette High School. Wenzel and Scruggs will be coaching volleyball and soccer, respectively.

The Oxford Eagle had a great write-up about the two former athletes.

Full Story's Chris Low High On Rebs SEC blogger Chris Low has offered some high praise of Ole Miss, rating them second in his power ranking of all 12 conference teams, sitting only behind the nation's top-ranked Florida Gators. SEC Blog

Low will be in Oxford this weekend to get a closer look at the Rebels.

Countdown To Kickoff: 27 Days

In today's countdown to kickoff photo we feature our first current Rebel, sophomore tailback Enrique Davis. Davis rushed for 244 yards in his freshman campaign, including a season best of 70 yards against Alabama.

Next up: A Chucky Mullins Courage Award winner.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

IPF Visual Enhancements

Ole Miss recently invested in some new visual enhancements in the Indoor Practice Facility to better capture the spirit of Rebel football. Among the highlights are a pair of new banners in the field area, images lining the wall by the lockerroom, new display cases in the lockerroom and exciting new images in the gameday tunnel.

Full photo gallery

Countdown To Kickoff: 28 Days

Today's photo in the countdown to kickoff highlights former Ole Miss running back Joe Gunn, who still ranks second in school history with 2,749 yards rushing. Gunn is perhaps most remembered for his three-yard TD reception in the final second of the Rebels' 27-24 win over Alabama in 2001. With 46 seconds remaining and the Rebels trailing by four at a rain-soaked Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Gunn caught an Eli Manning swing pass at the five and barreled over Tide defensive back Hirchel Bolden for the game-winning score.

Next up: Our first current Rebel in the countdown.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Freshmen Report

Below is the official list of freshmen that reported to Rebel football camp today:
Michael Brown
Ryan Campbell
Tyler Campbell
Logan Clair*
Raymond Cotton
Frank Crawford
Craig Drummond*
Corey Gaines
Jesse Grandy
Terrell Grant
A.J. Hawkins*
Dele Junaid
Joel Kight
Ja-Mes Logan
Z. Mason
Bobby Massie
Emmanuel McCray
Korvic Neat
Pat Patterson
Andrew Ritter
Charles Sawyer
Rodney Scott
D.T. Shackelford
Tim Simon
Alex Williams
*Enrolled at Ole Miss in January

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Good Reads On A Couple Former Rebs

Here are a couple articles on some former Rebels now in the NFL:

Carroll County Times Story on Tony Fein

(N.J.) Star Ledger Story on Taye Biddle

Blog From Compliance Office

Ole Miss compliance director David Wells breaks down some of the biggest questions he faces during the summer:
- Why is the Ole Miss football team beginning practice later than other schools that open their seasons on the same weekend?
- Why will some signees not report on the first day of preseason practice?
- Will Ole Miss decide to withhold a signee from practice or is it NCAA rules?

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Countdown To Kickoff: 29 Days

Today's countdown photo features former Rebel linebacker Walker Jones. Folks are still amazed how he chased Georgia wide out Hines Ward down from behind in Ole Miss' 31-27 win over the Bulldogs in 1996.

As a bonus shot, here is a photo of Walker and Tennessee QB Peyton Manning back in their college days.

Next Up: Scored the game-winning touchdown in the Rebels' 27-24 win over Alabama in 2001.