Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Seniors Honored In Jackson

Postseason football honors are now being dished out, and a pair of Rebel seniors are being honored in Jackson. Last night was the Jackson Touchdown Club's Most Valuable Senior Awards meeting at the River Hills Tennis Club, and the Rebels' selection was Jonathan Cornell (photo below, accompanied by defensive coordinator Tyrone Nix). Tonight is the Conerly Trophy announcement at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum, and finalist Jeremiah Masoli will be among the Ole Miss party on hand. If you're interested in attending, call 1-800-280-FAME for ticket information.


Saturday, November 27, 2010

Egg Bowls Remembered

Today will mark the the 83rd Battle for the Golden Egg, and the Rebels hold a 54-23-5 edge. For those historians out there, check out a reprint of the exact Commercial Appeal article from the first Egg Bowl in 1927 on OleMissSports.com. The main site also has a free video highlight reel of the 1966 State game, narrated by the great Stan Torgerson in RebelVision.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

ESPNU Highlights Dash For Hash

As we reported on the main site, last month's "Dash For Hash" was a huge success, as more than 500 people took part to raise money for former Rebel baseball player Taylor Hashman. The event and Taylor's recovery was featured this week on ESPNU in a story produced by Ole Miss student and ESPNU Campus Connection talent Allison Croghan.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Jared Duke Featured

Saturday's trip to Rocky Top provided Rebel freshman Jared Duke a chance to return home, as the starting right guard grew up in nearby Cleveland, Tenn. Duke is one of a trio of true freshman linemen, along with Patrick Junen and Evan Swindall, gaining valuable experience this season. Duke was featured over the weekend in his hometown paper, the Cleveland Daily Banner.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Top 5 All-Time Rebels

With consultation from our retired SID and resident Rebel historian Langston Rogers, the Press Register's Mike Herndon broke down his list of the five best football players in Ole Miss history this week. Naturally, the Manning name was prominent with Archie No. 1 and Eli No. 3. Check out the article and feel free to comment on our post with your opinions.

All-Time Top 5: Ole Miss still loves Archie Manning

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Ole Miss-Tennessee Series

Although in different divisions of the SEC, Ole Miss and Tennessee have a long-standing rivalry that dates back to 1902. Tom Mattingly of the Knoxville News Sentinel provided some thoughts on the history of the series. Personally I'm a little fond of the 2009 meeting, and the performance by a certain scat back. Check out a replay of Dexter's performance from a year ago.

Dexter McCluster vs. Tennessee from Alo Draft on Vimeo.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Oher, John Jerry Meet Today

Former Ole Miss O line mates and good friends Michael Oher and John Jerry will be on opposite sidelines today, as the Ravens meet the Dolphins. Their meeting was the subject of articles yesterday in the Sun Sentinel and the Baltimore Sun.

Here are a few more reunions of Rebel teammates in the NFL this Sunday:
Tampa Bay (Micheal Spurlock) at Atlanta (Peria Jerry)
Arizona (Trumaine McBride) at Minnesota (Jamarca Sanford)
New York Giants (Eli Manning) at Seattle (Chris Spencer)

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Fashion At Forefront

We're not the only school to dress up for football games, but we are probably one of the more recognizable. Gentlemen's Quarterly noticed. GQ Magazine sent correspondent Mark Anthony Green to campus for the Auburn game. Check out his report.

Some of Ole Miss' most stylish women return to campus today for the homecoming queen reunion. Approximately 36 of the 58 crowned queens are expected back. It is one of many events surrounding today's homecoming festivities, including the alumni hall of fame introductions.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Man Behind The Mic

For as long as I've been at Ole Miss, Glen Waddle has faithfully served as the Rebels' football public address announcer. Glen also handles all of our SEC baseball series and will fill in in a pinch for plenty of other Ole Miss sports. He'll do this often on short notice and always refusing to be paid for his services. Here's a great piece on our good friend Glen from WJTV.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Rodney Scott ESPN Interview

We blogged last week about Rodney Scott's interview with ESPN's Tom Rinaldi. Here is the piece that ran during Saturday's College Gameday.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Barnabas Kirui: Thrice As Nice

Senior Barnabas Kirui had already cemented himself as the best long-distance runner in Ole Miss history, but for good measure he went ahead and won his third SEC Cross Country title on Monday.

He won it in 2006 and 2009, while he has also won four SEC titles and an NCAA title in outdoor track.

Watch his post-race interview below:

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SEC Hoops Preview

Memphis-area resident Gary Parrish, the senior college basketball writer for CBSSports.com, posted his SEC preview on Monday. He has the Rebels second in the West and Chris Warren as an All-SEC first teamer.

With the season just days away, Ole Miss will host an exhibition game on Friday at 6 p.m. against Delta State. Admission is free. Come out and support Rebel hoops to kick off the Homecoming weekend!

CBSSports.com SEC Hoops Preview