Ole Miss Adjusts Grove Rules for ‘GameDay’ Broadcast

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Changes are Being Made this Weekend to Ensure Fans’ Safety and Access

OXFORD, Miss. – With ESPN’s live “College GameDay” show coming to the Grove for the first time this weekend, Ole Miss officials are adjusting some of the rules and schedules concerning tailgating to ensure that everyone can enjoy the activities safely.

“We are excited the nation’s premier football pregame show is visiting our campus,” said Ross Bjork, Ole Miss athletics director. “This is one of the biggest events we’ve ever hosted in the Grove, so we ask that everybody be understanding and flexible as we accommodate the production.”

Crews will arrive to begin setting up the “College GameDay” set Wednesday night, and the work will involve moving materials and several pieces of equipment throughout the area Thursday.… Read more...

GAME 5 NOTES: #11/11 Ole Miss Rebels (4-0, 1-0 SEC) vs. #1/3 Alabama Crimson Tide (4-0, 1-0 SEC)

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Date: Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014
Time: 2:30 p.m. CT
Location: Oxford, Miss.
Venue: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium (60,580)
    Surface: FieldTurf
Ole Miss Rankings: 11 (AP), 11 (Coaches)
Alabama Rankings: 3 (AP), 1 (Coaches)
Series: Alabama leads 47-9-2
    In Oxford: Alabama leads 5-3
Live Stats: OleMissSports.com
Live Audio: OleMissSports.com
Twitter Updates: @OleMissFB

Television: CBS
    Verne Lundquist, Play-by-Play
    Gary Danielson, Analyst
    Allie LaForce, Sideline
Satellite Radio: Sirius 91, XM 91

WHAT TO WATCH FOR…
•    The Rebels are 4-0 for the first time since 1970 and looking to start 5-0 for the first time since 1962.
•    Ole Miss and Alabama are two of the 17 remaining undefeated Division I FBS teams.… 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...

September/October Issue Now Available! (Pickup Locations)

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The dog days of summer are slowly drifting by and another season of Ole Miss football is finally here. What better way to keep in touch with our beloved University than reading Rebel Nation Magazine™? The September/October issue is now available and it’s sure to be another issue you’ll want to read cover to cover. Our cover story features one of our favorite Rebels of all time, Roy Lee “Chucky” Mullins. Chucky gave his life for the University and we will celebrate is his legacy in this feature and what he still means to all of us 25 years later.

They say that behind every great man is a great woman, and at Ole Miss that is no exception.… Read more...

College Football Hall of Fame to Honor Wesley Walls Saturday

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Walls will be Inducted into College Football Hall of Fame in December

OXFORD, Miss. – Ole Miss and The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame announced Wednesday that they will jointly honor Wesley Walls with an NFF Hall of Fame On-Campus Salute, presented by Fidelity Investments, this Saturday in Oxford during the game between No. 11 Ole Miss and No. 1 Alabama. Coverage of the game will start at 2:30 p.m. CT on CBS.

“I was ecstatic, with a little bit of emotion as well,” Walls told the Oxford Citizen after the announcement in May.… Read more...

Rebel Baseball Announces 2015 Schedule

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Ole Miss to Play 21 Games against 2014 NCAA Tournament Participants

OXFORD, Miss. – The Ole Miss baseball team will play 21 games against teams that competed in the NCAA Tournament last season, including five games against teams that advanced to the 2014 College World Series, head coach Mike Bianco announced Wednesday.

The Rebels will play a grueling 56-game schedule in 2015, featuring 21 games (37.5 percent) against teams with an RPI inside the top 30 last season. Of the Rebels’ 56 games, 31 will be hosted at beautiful Oxford-University Stadium/Swayze Field, where the Rebels went 27-7 last season and won the NCAA Oxford Regional.… Read more...

COMMENTARY: It’s OK to Yell!

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By Greg Pevey
Publisher, Rebel Nation Magazine™
Photos and artwork by Rebel Nation Magazine™

SEPTEMBER 24, 2014 – First of all, I love the emotion of college football. I’m not the biggest stat guy or someone who can breakdown an offensive or defensive scheme. I enjoy the pageantry and atmosphere that I get to witness on campus on a fall day in Oxford. This weekend tens of thousands of you will make the trek to Oxford to watch the 10th Ranked Ole Miss Rebels take on the University of Memphis. I can hardly wait myself.

The motto over the past 2-3 years that’s caught on at Ole Miss is the phrase “Lock The Vaught.”

So, what does that actually mean?… Read more...

Bats, Defense Highlight Opening of Ole Miss Baseball Fall Practices

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Rebels to Have Open Practices Again Friday, Saturday

OXFORD, Miss. – Sept. 19-20 marked the opening weekend of fall practices for the Ole Miss baseball team, and the results were very positive. Coming off a thrilling 2014 season that saw the Rebels advance all the way to the College World Series, Ole Miss entertained the fans in attendance at beautiful Oxford University Stadium/Swayze Field with some strong play all around the diamond.

Using a modified scoring system in each of the two intrasquad scrimmages, Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco said he was pleased with how the team performed.

“Two things really stood out; one, how well we swung the bat overall, from our young guys and old guys, our returners and newcomers,” Bianco said Saturday afternoon.… Read more...

GAME 4 NOTES: #10/11 Ole Miss Rebels vs. Memphis Tigers

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Ole Miss will be honoring the late Chucky Mullins.

Date: Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014
Time: 6:30 p.m. CT
Location: Oxford, Miss.
Venue: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium (60,580)
    Surface: FieldTurf
Ole Miss Rankings: 10 (AP), 11 (Coaches)
Memphis Rankings: NR (AP), RV (Coaches)
Series: Ole Miss leads 47-10-2
    In Oxford: Ole Miss leads 18-2
Live Stats: OleMissSports.com
Live Audio: OleMissSports.com
Twitter Updates: @OleMissFB

Television: FSN
Bob Rathbun, play-by-play
Tim Couch, analyst
Olivia Harlan, sideline
Satellite Radio: Sirius 126, XM 191

WHAT TO WATCH FOR…
•    This is the 60th meeting all-time between the Mid-South rivals … It is the Rebels’ most frequent rivalry with any school not currently or formerly in the SEC … Ole Miss holds a 47-10-2 lead in the series and has won the last five encounters, most recently in 2009 … The Rebels have won 14 of the last 18 meetings dating back to 1988.… Read more...

Ole Miss To Rename Coliseum Drive, Chucky Mullins Drive

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Drive To Be Renamed For Ole Miss Football Great

OXFORD, Miss. – The Ole Miss athletic department will honor the life and legacy of former Ole Miss football player Chucky Mullins during the Ole Miss-Memphis football weekend (Sept. 26-27).  The late Mullins, who was paralyzed on the football field in 1989 and died in 1991, is being honored on the 25th anniversary of the injury and will be inducted posthumously into the M-Club Hall of Fame.

“We are extremely blessed to be influenced by the life and values of Chucky Mullins each and every day,” said Ole Miss athletic director Ross Bjork. … Read more...

Ole Miss’ Shackelford Named Senior CLASS Award Candidate

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Honors Seniors for Success in Community, Classroom, Character, Competition

OXFORD, Miss. – Ole Miss linebacker Deterrian Shackelford is one of 30 NCAA® Football Bowl Subdivision student-athletes who have been selected as candidates for the 2014 Senior CLASS Award® in collegiate football.

To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I FBS senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence – community, classroom, character and competition.

Shackelford, who is competing in his sixth year with the Rebels, has proven his commitment in all of those areas throughout his college tenure. He already holds a bachelor’s degree in history with a minor in English, and a master’s degree in higher education.… Read more...

Ole Miss, Bianco Agree to Four-Year Extension

CWS Press Conference - Photo by Angie Ledbetter

CWS Press Conference – Photo by Angie Ledbetter

Bjork Announces Extension Following College World Series Appearance, Record-Setting Season

OXFORD, Miss. – Following a College World Series appearance and the most successful season in program history, Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco’s contract has been extended to run through the 2018 season, Athletics Director Ross Bjork announced Friday.

Bianco’s four-year deal is the longest allowed by the state of Mississippi and includes a base salary of $640,000. It also includes incentives for both academic and on-field accomplishments. The base salary will increase each year in an amount equal to the incentives earned from the previous season.… Read more...