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 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 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 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'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 later for the complete story.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Ole Miss Backcourt - 12th-Best In Nation

Jeff Goodman, the senior college basketball writer for, 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 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 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,

Also, don't forget about the official Twitter site of Ole Miss Athletics,, 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 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

Registered fans also have the opportunity to be entered into the "Defend Your Pride. VoteO' 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 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. 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

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 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. 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. 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 and check out the new look. The format is much more user-friendly. Also, has relaunched, now as a part of In addition, be sure and check out the new website dedicated to our All-Star QB: 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, and the topic of a feature on and the Memphis Commercial Appeal. Powe's emergence proves patience pays 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

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 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.’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.