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.


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'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. 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.'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

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 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. Capital One vs. Penn State/Iowa Cotton Bowl vs. Oklahoma State Cotton Bowl vs. Oklahoma Outback Bowl vs. Wisconsin 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.


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's Mark Schlabach tonight for an upcoming story on the site. 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.