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?

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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.