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Ole Miss Releases Vaught-Hemingway Expansion Plans

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Seating Capacity Will Rise to 64,038 in 2016

OXFORD, Miss. – With the excitement surrounding the team’s third straight bowl appearance in three seasons under the direction of head coach Hugh Freeze, today is a milestone day in the Forward Together campaign, as Ole Miss moves one step closer to making the master plan for Vaught-Hemingway Stadium a reality.

Launched in the fall of 2011, the Forward Together Campaign has now reached $125 million in total cash and pledges, and between the ongoing construction of The Pavilion at Ole Miss and the parking garage, the front door for Ole Miss is beginning to take shape.… Read more...

Ole Miss Invests in Coaching Staff, to Announce Stadium Expansion Plans

Hugh Freeze wants the Rebels to focus on Idaho.

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Freeze, Assistants Receive Salary Increases

OXFORD, Miss. – After becoming the first Rebel coach to open his tenure with three straight bowl appearances, Ole Miss has finalized salary increases for head coach Hugh Freeze and his staff, as announced Friday by Athletics Director Ross Bjork.

Ole Miss is also investing in its football program with an expansion of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium as part of the Forward Together campaign. Those plans, including visuals and timelines, will be unveiled Monday at 10 a.m. CT in a public announcement at the Burns Team Room in the Manning Center. … Read more...

No. 9 Ole Miss, No. 6 TCU Square Off In Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

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Rebels Make Second Appearance in Peach Bowl

OXFORD, Miss. – For the second straight year, Ole Miss will end its season in the same city in which it began it. The Rebels have accepted an invitation to play in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, as Ole Miss continues its rich bowl tradition on Dec. 31 in Atlanta’s Georgia Dome.

The ninth-ranked Rebels (9-3, 5-3 Southeastern Conference) will face No. 6 TCU (11-1, 9-1 Big 12 Conference) in the 47th Peach Bowl. Kickoff is slated for 12:30 p.m. ET and televised by ESPN. The official Ole Miss fan color is red, and tickets, travel and other bowl information is available at www.olemissfb.com.… Read more...

Rebel Nation Magazine Joins The Rebel Rags Family

REBEL RAGS MAG 2 COLOR

By John Davis
Sports Editor
The Oxford Citizen
As published in the November 6, 2015 Oxford Citizen

Terry Warren has always strived to offer the biggest selection of Ole Miss apparel anywhere in the country through his company, Rebel Rags. His goal of supporting anything and everything about the Rebels has included a radio show, television advertising and now, a magazine.

Warren’s goal of starting a magazine has led to a partnership with Greg Pevey, the publisher of Rebel Nation Magazine™. Through their partnership, the duo has converted Rebel Nation Magazine™ into Rebel Rags Magazine™, a six-time a year publication that is exclusively geared to Ole Miss athletics.… Read more...

Nov/Dec Issue Hits Stores This Week! (Pickup Locations)

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BEAU RIVAGE RESORTS, INC.… Read more...

The Mystique of Oxford and Ole Miss

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By Seph Anderson
Feature Writer
As published in the May/June issue of Rebel Nation Magazine™
All photos ©Rebel Nation Magazine

Way down south lies a town, university and campus that have come together to create one of the most surreal, storybook settings across the entire collegiate landscape. 

It’s through this collective effort that Ole Miss has achieved such an endearing, enduring mystique.

To many graduates like my wife and myself that decided to stay and raise a family in Oxford, there’s something undeniable about the charming small town that just makes it very special. The late Frank E. Everett Jr. described what Ole Miss means to so many as well as words allow:

There is a valid distinction between The University and Ole Miss even though the separate threads are closely interwoven.… Read more...

2015 Ole Miss Football Schedule Unveiled

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Rebels Get SEC Home Games Against Vandy, A&M, Arkansas, LSU

OXFORD, Miss. – Ole Miss announced its 2015 football schedule Tuesday evening, after the Southeastern Conference unveiled the full league slate for next season.

The Rebels begin next season with back-to-back home games against UT Martin (Sept. 5) and Fresno State (Sept. 12) before kicking off league play in Tuscaloosa against the Alabama Crimson Tide (Sept. 19).

A matchup with Vanderbilt marks the SEC home opener on Sept. 26, while the Rebels also host SEC foes Texas A&M (Oct. 24), Arkansas (Nov. 7) and LSU (Nov. 21). League games on the road include Florida (Oct.… Read more...

Top 10 Wins in Ole Miss Football History

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By Seph Anderson
Contributing Writer
As published in the July/August 2014 Football Issue
Photos courtesy Langston Rogers

So many games, so many wins. Ole Miss has its share of victories throughout its history, but we’ve come up with our list of the ten we feel put Ole Miss on the college football map.

Dixie Howell (31) runs for positive yards during the 1948 Delta Bowl with Barney Poole (89) leading the way.

#1> 1948 Delta Bowl - Fifty-five years after Dr. A.L. Bondurant led Ole Miss to its first gridiron win in 1893, a 56-0 shellacking of Southwest Baptist University, the red and blue would claim its first bowl game win behind the brilliant mind of first-year head coach John Howard Vaught in 1948.… Read more...

HOW TO LANDSHARK: FinsUp, with Jerrell Powe

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As published previously in Rebel Nation Magazine™

A former Ole Miss great talks LandShark and life in the NFL

Jerrell Powe was one of the top nose tackles to ever play at Ole Miss. Not only that, but Powe was also in on the beginning of the phenomenon Ole Miss fans now call the “Landshark.” Now entering his 3rd season with the NFL’s Houston Texans, Powe returns to Oxford frequently during the off-season and remains a fan favorite. With the “Fins Up” movement taking off like it has we thought it would be fun to catch up with Powe and talk Ole Miss, Landsharks and the NFL.… Read more...

What “ALL IN” means for the Fans

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Are you “All In?”

Tuesday,September 9, 2014
By Greg Pevey, Publisher
Rebel Nation Magazine™

First of all, let me say as publisher of Rebel Nation Magazine™, that I am not a writer. I handle all the behind-the-scenes things that need to be done to put each issue of this magazine together. Sure, I can put a few small stories together if need be, but normally I let my crew of  talented writers like John Davis, Jeff Roberson, Chase Parham, Parrish Alford, Angie Ledbetter and others handle the features we put in front you in every issue. They are the professionals and are in Oxford and follow Ole Miss sports on a daily basis.… Read more...

A Special Message from Ross Bjork: WE ARE OLE MISS

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As published in the July/August 2014 Football Issue of Rebel Nation Magazine™
PUBLISHERS NOTE: We normally don’t publish magazine content on our website. Our goal as a publication is, of course,  to sell copies and subscriptions. When we approached Ross with this column idea I knew at some point we’d have to make this available for everyone across Rebel Nation to read. We hope you enjoy and will share this message with every Rebel fan you know.

By Ole Miss Athletic Director Ross Bjork

We are Ole Miss….

As a member of the Ole Miss family, you have surely heard this phrase said in the course of your discussions about anything and everything related to the University of Mississippi.… Read more...

REBEL HOOPS: Game Notes vs. TCU (SEC/Big 12 Challenge)

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SEC/BIG 12 CHALLENGE
OLE MISS (5-1) vs. TCU (7-0)
Date: Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014
Time: 8:00 p.m. CT
Location: Oxford, Miss.
Arena: Tad Smith Coliseum (8,867)
Television: ESPNU
    Rich Hollenberg, play-by-play
    Stan Heath, analyst
Radio: Ole Miss Radio Network
    David Kellum, play-by-play
    Keith Carter, analyst
Satellite Radio: Sirius 119, XM 199
Live Video: WatchESPN.com
Live Audio: OleMissSports.com
Series: Ole Miss leads 3-1
    Streak: OM, W3
    Last Meeting: OM W, 80-69 (11/21/11)

TIP OFF
• The Rebels host TCU Thursday in the second annual SEC/Big 12 Challenge.
• Ole Miss was among others receiving votes in this week’s Associated Press poll. The marks the first time the Rebels have received votes since week five last year.… Read more...

Ole Miss’ Laremy Tunsil Wins Kent Hull Trophy

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Awarded to Mississippi’s Best Offensive Lineman

JACKSON, Miss. – Ole Miss left tackle Laremy Tunsil has been selected to win the second-ever Kent Hull Trophy as the most outstanding college offensive lineman in Mississippi.

Tunsil was named a Midseason All-American by ESPN.com, The Sporting News and Phil Steele, earlier this year. Playing against some of the most athletic defensive ends in college football in the SEC Western Division, the Lake City, Florida, native has given up only one sack in each of his two seasons with the Rebels.

Tunsil will accept the award at the C Spire Conerly Trophy banquet Dec.… Read more...

EGG BOWL 2014: Hugh Freeze Press Conference

NCAA FOOTBALL: DEC 30 Music City Bowl - Georgia Tech v Ole Miss

Photo by Greg Pevey, Rebel Nation Magazine™

Ole Miss football head coach Hugh Freeze met with the media Monday to discuss the Rebels’ upcoming in-state showdown with Mississippi State (Saturday, CBS, 2:30 p.m. CT).

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Opening statment…
“They’ve gotten much better and improved every single week. I told our staff yesterday and shared with our kids that the only thing that I’ve ever known that can take the steam out of disappointment is thankfulness. I’ve found that if I can give thanks in everything regardless of my feelings, I usually can find some joy regardless of my circumstances.… Read more...

EGG BOWL 2014: Dan Mullen/Dak Prescott Press Conference

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DAN MULLEN, DAK PRESCOTT PREVIEW MSU’S EGG BOWL SHOWDOWN

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Fourth-ranked Mississippi State has turned its attention to its final regular season game of 2014 as the Bulldogs renew their rivalry with No. 18 Ole Miss at 2:30 p.m. CT Saturday in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.

MSU head coach Dan Mullen and select players, including Heisman Trophy candidate quarterback Dak Prescott, previewed the showdown at Monday’s news conference.

The Bulldogs (10-1) are vying for the first 11-win season in school history and are still alive in the Southeastern Conference Western Division race. For MSU to clinch the division, the Bulldogs (6-1 SEC) must defeat Ole Miss and Auburn must beat Alabama Saturday in Tuscaloosa, Ala.… Read more...

EGG BOWL 2014 GAME NOTES: Game 12

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#18/19 Ole Miss Rebels (8-3, 4-3 SEC) vs. #4/4 Mississippi State Bulldogs (10-1, 6-1 SEC)

Date: Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014
Time: 2:30 p.m. CT
Location: Oxford, Miss.
Venue: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium (60,580)
    Surface: FieldTurf
Ole Miss Rankings: 18 (AP), 19 (Coaches)
MSU Rankings: 4 (AP), 4 (Coaches)
Series: Ole Miss leads 61-43-6  
    In Oxford: Ole Miss leads 22-11-3
Live Stats: OleMissSports.com
Live Audio: OleMissSports.com
Twitter Updates: @OleMissFB

Television: CBS
    Verne Lundquist, Play-by-Play
    Gary Danielson, Analyst
    Allie LaForce, Sideline
Westwood One National Radio
    John Sadak, Play-by-Play
    Chris Doering, Analyst
Satellite Radio: Sirius 85, XM 85

WHAT TO WATCH FOR…
•    This game is the 111th meeting of one of the nation’s most-played rivalries … Ole Miss holds a 61-43-6 advantage in the series dating back to 1901 … The Ole Miss-Mississippi State series is tied with the Michigan-Ohio State series for the 15th-longest in NCAA Division I history … Saturday’s game will be the 87th “Battle of the Golden Egg,” as the two schools started playing for the trophy in 1927 … Ole Miss holds a 55-26-5 advantage in the “Egg Bowl.”
•    This is the fifth game in the all-time series that both teams have been nationally ranked and the first since 1999.… Read more...

Ole Miss to Open 2016 Season against Florida State

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Rebels, Seminoles Will Play Neutral-Site Affair at Orlando’s Citrus Bowl

OXFORD, Miss. – Ole Miss and Florida State will open the 2016 college football season with a neutral-site game on Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 5) at Orlando’s Citrus Bowl.

The game will be televised nationally by ESPN as the first of an annual Orlando Kickoff game at the newly renovated Citrus Bowl.

“We’re excited to bring regular season neutral-site college football games back to the Citrus Bowl and establish Orlando as a major kickoff destination for the future,” said Florida Citrus Sports CEO Steve Hogan. “Florida State and Ole Miss will undoubtedly be a game worthy of national attention and we can’t wait to welcome fans from Tallahassee and Oxford to Central Florida to start the 2016 season.”

The Rebels and Seminoles are two of the current top-10 teams in the country, with defending national champion Florida State holding down the No.… Read more...

Ole Miss’ Engram Tabbed Semifinalist for John Mackey Award

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One of Eight Semifinalists for Nation’s Top Tight End Award

NEW YORK – Ole Miss sophomore Evan Engram has been named one of eight semifinalists for the 2014 John Mackey Award, which goes to the most outstanding collegiate tight end.

A native of Powder Springs, Georgia, Engram has been a big weapon for the nationally ranked Rebels in his two seasons in Oxford.  With 48 catches, 678 receiving yards and five touchdowns in his short career, he already ranks among the top five Ole Miss tight ends in all three categories.

This season, Engram has 27 catches for 410 yards and two TDs, ranking third among SEC tight ends in all three.… Read more...