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Bruce and Trenia Reynolds get Special Tour of VHS from Ross Bjork

Bruce and Trenia Reynolds – Photo courtesy Bruce Reymolds

I wanted to share this brief story with all of you. I’ve known Bruce and Trenia Reynolds my whole life. They are GREAT Rebels and I’m also proud of Ross Bjork for doing this for them! #HottyToddy! This is one reason why Ole Miss has the BEST A.D. in the Country! #WAOM

From Trenia:
Today I was treated to a personal tour of the Ole Miss athletic facilities by Athletic Director Ross Bjork. The highlight of the tour was a trip through the team tunnel from the Manning Center to Hemingway Stadium.… Read more...

Ole Miss’ Raven Saunders Selected Bowerman Award Finalist

Ole Miss Track and Field at the 2016 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Birmingham Crossplex in Birmingham, AL.
Photo by Joshua McCoy/Ole Miss Athletics
@olemisspix

One of Three Women’s Finalists for Top Award in College Track & Field

NEW ORLEANS – The names of past Bowerman Award finalists represent the most elite recent track & field athletes in not only U.S. colleges, but the world. Ole Miss sophomore Raven Saunders can now count herself among that select company.

On Thursday, Saunders was selected as one of three women’s finalists for the Bowerman Award by the Bowerman Advisory Board.… Read more...

STADIUM EXPANSION TO FEATURE BELL TOWER

Artist rendering of the Lloyd Bell Tower.

Lloyd Family Supports Construction with Additional Gift

Ole Miss football fans are accustomed to the cacophony of sounds in the Grove on game day – the chatter of classmates reuniting, the laughter of children playing catch, the rousing horns and drums of the Pride of the South, the cheers as Rebels parade along the Walk of Champions – but in the 2017 season and beyond, one sound will be heard over all others: chimes.

“Our hope is that the bell tower can be seen and its chimes heard from one end of campus to the other,” said Bob Lloyd of Jackson, Mississippi.… Read more...

BancorpSouth Rebel Road Trip Coming to Memphis, Jackson

Fifth-Annual Tour Wraps Up July 18-19

OXFORD, Miss. – Tickets are now on sale for the final two stops of the 2016 BancorpSouth Rebel Road Trip in Memphis and Jackson, Miss. Visitwww.rebelroadtrip.com for tickets and full details of each event.

Headlined by Ole Miss head football coach Hugh Freeze, athletics director Ross Bjork and Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter, the fifth-annual caravan wraps up its 12-stop tour of the region with stops at the Memphis Botanic Garden on Monday, July 18 and the Country Club of Jackson on Tuesday, July 19. Both events are set for 5:30 p.m. CT, and food will be served.… Read more...

Rebel Nation Magazine 2016 Ole Miss Football Preview Video Teaser

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I’m not a pro at video by any means, but here is a first attempt at making a commercial spot promoting the 2016 Football preview. #FinsUp

*I do not own the rights to this song.… Read more...

Ole Miss’ Archie Manning Named 2016 NFF Gold Medal Recipient

Organization Will Present Highest Honor to Manning in December

IRVING, Texas – The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame announced today that Archie Manning has been named the 2016 recipient of the NFF Gold Medal in recognition of his exceptional leadership and unblemished reputation. He will be honored for his achievements and contributions to our nation during the 59th NFF Annual Awards Dinner Dec. 6 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.

“Archie Manning became an icon as one of the greatest players to ever set foot on the gridiron, and he subsequently used his standing to become one of the game’s greatest ambassadors,” said NFF President & CEO Steve Hatchell.… Read more...

School-Record 13 Rebels Earn All-America Honors

Ole Miss Track and Field at the 2016 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Birmingham Crossplex in Birmingham, AL.
Photo by Joshua McCoy/Ole Miss Athletics
@olemisspix

Six Ole Miss Athletes Tabbed to First Team after NCAA Championships Performances

OXFORD, Miss. – Ole Miss sent 13 athletes to Eugene, Oregon, last week for the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, and all 13 came away with All-America honors as announced Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

The total of 13 All-Americans breaks last year’s previous school record of nine.

The USTFCCCA awards first team All-America status to those athletes who finish 1-8 in their events at the national finals, while those who place 9-16 earn second-team accolades.… Read more...

Robinson and Lartigue Taken on Day Two of MLB Draft

Errol Robinson – Photo by Bobby McDuffie for Rebel Nation Magazine

Dodgers Draft Robinson in Sixth Round; Phillies Select Lartigue with First Pick of the Seventh Round

SECAUCUS, N.J. – During the second day of the 2016 Major League Baseball Draft, two more Rebels heard their names called by professional ballclubs. The Los Angeles Dodgers used the 25th pick of the sixth round to select shortstop Errol Robinson, while catcher Henri Lartigue was chosen by the Philadelphia Phillies to begin the seventh round.

Robinson is the highest Ole Miss shortstop drafted since current Cincinnati Reds shortstop Zack Cozart was taken in the second round of the 2007 draft.… Read more...

Ole Miss’ Saunders Wins NCAA Shot Put, Shatters Collegiate Record

Ole Miss Track and Field at the 2016 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Birmingham Crossplex in Birmingham, AL.
Photo by Joshua McCoy/Ole Miss Athletics
@olemisspix

Sophomore Breaks 33-Year-Old Collegiate Women’s Shot Put Mark

Ole Miss Meet Notes 

Eugene, Ore. – Ole Miss sophomore Raven Saunders defended her NCAA outdoor shot put title Thursday, and she did so in the most impressive way.

On her fifth throw from the rain-soaked Hayward Field shot put ring, Saunders launched the 8.8-pound metal ball such that it seemed to stay in the air forever. It flew over the 60-foot mark, then 61 feet, 62 feet, 63 feet.… Read more...

J.B. Woodman Chosen in Second Round of MLB Draft

May 26, 2016: Ole Miss Rebels outfielder J.B. Woodman (12) scores during the Ole Miss versus Vanderbilt Third Round game of the SEC Baseball Tournament at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium, Hoover, AL. (Photo by: Bobby McDuffie/Rebel Nation Magazine™

Ole Miss Outfielder Selected 57th Overall by the Toronto Blue Jays

SECAUCUS, N.J. – Ole Miss Baseball All-American outfielder J.B. Woodman heard his name called in the second round of the 2016 Major League Baseball Draft Thursday night (June 9) on MLB Network. The Toronto Blue Jays selected the junior Rebel with the 16th pick of the round and the draft’s 57th overall.

Woodman is the highest Rebel chosen in the MLB Draft since Drew Pomeranz was taken in the first round back in 2010.… Read more...

Ole Miss-Wofford Football Kickoff Set for 3 PM

Rebels’ Sept. 10 Home Opener Televised by SEC Network

OXFORD, Miss. – The Ole Miss Rebels’ 2016 football home opener against Wofford will kick off at 3 p.m. CT and be televised by the SEC Network, it was announced Tuesday by the Southeastern Conference office and ESPN.

Ole Miss now knows game times for its first three contests of the 2016 season.

Monday, Sept. 5 – Florida State – Orlando, Fla. –
7 p.m. CT – ESPN Saturday, Sept. 10 – Wofford – Oxford, Miss. –
3 p.m. CT – SEC Network Saturday, Sept. 17 – Alabama – Oxford, Miss. – 2:30 p.m.… Read more...

Ole Miss Falls to Utah 6-5 in Extra-Inning Regional Battle


The game’s attendance of 10,166 was the eighth-largest crowd in Swayze Field history. – Photo by Greg Pevey, Rebel Nation Magazine

Rebels will Play No. 2 Seed Tulane Tomorrow at 1 p.m. CT

Box Score 

Ole Miss Postgame Quotes 

Utah Postgame Quotes 

OXFORD, Miss. – In a back and forth matchup in Ole Miss’ opener to the Oxford Regional, the No. 1 seed Rebels (43-18) were unable to get past No. 4 seed Utah as they fell 6-5 in 10 innings.

Despite Will Golsan and Holt Perdzock both picking up two hits apiece, the Rebels managed seven hits over the 10 frames.… Read more...

NCAA Baseball Oxford Regional – Practice/Media Day Quotes

All four teams participating in the Oxford Regional of the 2016 NCAA Baseball Championship practiced Thursday afternoon at Oxford-University Stadium/Swayze Field. Quotes from players and coaches following each team’s practice can be found below and are attached.

OLE MISS

Head Coach Mike Bianco

On hosting a regional…

“I think it is always a great time of the year to be in the postseason, but certainly to play at home. I think it is a great reward, not only for our players but for our fans alike. I heard yesterday they had already sold 6,700 books, so a lot of people are still excited about baseball still being played in Oxford.”

On facing Utah…

“We’re still studying up and still looking.… Read more...

Ole Miss Begins NCAA Regional Against Utah

Complete Notes  | Tournament Central

NCAA TOURNAMENT – OXFORD REGIONAL
Teams: #1 Seed Ole Miss (43-17), #2 Seed Tulane (39-19), #3 Seed Boston College (31-20), #4 Seed Utah (25-27)
Dates: June 3-6, 2016
Location: Oxford, Miss.
Venue: Swayze Field
Capacity: 10,323
Television: ESPN3/SECN+
Richard Cross, play-by-play
David Dellucci, analyst
Radio: Ole Miss Radio Network
David Kellum, play-by-play
Keith Kessinger, analyst
Live Audio: OleMissSports.com
Series vs. Utah: First Meeting
Series vs. Tulane: Ole Miss leads 84-37-2
Series vs. Boston College: Never Met

REGIONAL SCHEDULE (All times CT)
Friday, June 3
Game 1: #2 Tulane vs. #3 Boston College, 3:00 p.m.
Game 2: #1 Ole Miss vs.… Read more...

Ole Miss-Alabama Football Game Set for 2:30 CBS Kickoff

Evan Engram – Photo by Greg Pevey, Rebel Nation Magazine™

Rebels Will Seek Third Straight Win over Crimson Tide on Sept. 17

OXFORD, Miss. – The highly anticipated September 17 showdown between Ole Miss and Alabama in Oxford has been picked up for a 2:30 p.m. kickoff as the CBS Game of the Week.

Both teams are expected to start the 2016 season near the top of the national rankings. The Rebels have defeated the Crimson Tide in back-to-back years for the first time in series history. Hugh Freeze’s squad earned a 23-17 home win in 2014 before beating the Tide in Tuscaloosa last year by a 43-37 margin.… Read more...

Ole Miss to Host Tulane, Boston College and Utah in NCAA Regional

Rebels Begin Tournament Play Friday Night at 7 p.m. CT versus Utah

NCAA Release (Bracket Included) | Oxford Regional Ticket Information

OXFORD, Miss. – After being selected as a regional host Sunday night, the Ole Miss baseball team officially earned its 21st postseason appearance Monday, May 30 as the 2016 NCAA Baseball Tournament draw was announced on ESPNU. The Rebels will host Tulane University, Boston College and the University of Utah.

Ole Miss is the No. 1 seed in the regional and will kick off its Road to Omaha against the Utah (25-27), the No. 4 seed and Pac-12 Tournament champions, on Friday, June 3 from Swayze Field.… Read more...

Baseball’s SEC Tournament Ends in Semifinals

Tate Blackman / Photo by Bobby McDuffie for Rebel Nation Magazine™

No. 1 Texas A&M Rallied to Defeat No. 10 Ole Miss 12-8

Box Score 

HOOVER, Ala. – After winning its first three games of the week, the No. 10 Ole Miss baseball team saw its 2016 Southeastern Conference Tournament run come to an end at the hands of the nation’s top ranked team. No. 1 Texas A&M scored seven runs in the last two innings to rally from a three-run deficit and defeat the Rebels (43-17), 12-8.

As they have been for the entire week, the Ole Miss bats were on fire throughout the game.… Read more...

No. 10 Rebels Advance to SEC Tournament Semifinals with 12-9 Win over No. 6 Vanderbilt

May 26, 2016: Ole Miss Rebels outfielder J.B. Woodman (12) scores during the Ole Miss versus Vanderbilt Third Round game of the SEC Baseball Tournament at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium, Hoover, AL. (Photo by: Bobby McDuffie/Rebel Nation Magazine™

Ole Miss Scores Double Digits in Back-to-Back Conference Tournament Games for First Time in School History

Box Score  | Postgame Notes and Quotes 

HOOVER, Ala. – No. 10 Ole Miss jumped out to a 10-0 lead and never looked back, holding off No. 6 Vanderbilt for a 12-9 victory Thursday evening in the third round of the SEC Tournament. With the win, the Rebels (43-16) advanced to the single elimination semifinals on Saturday, May 28.… Read more...

No. 10 Ole Miss Powers Past No. 4 South Carolina, 10-4

Photo by Bobby McDuffie for Rebel Nation Magazine™

Lartigue’s Four Hits and Four RBI Led the Rebels to Another Top-10 Win

Box Score 

HOOVER, Ala. – In the second round of the 2016 Southeastern Conference Baseball Tournament, the middle of the batting order powered No. 10 Ole Miss past No. 4 South Carolina, 10-4, Wednesday afternoon at the Hoover Metropolitan Stadium. The three through seven hitters in the lineup went 12-for-21 (.571) with nine runs and seven RBI to lead the Rebels (42-16) to victory.

Junior catcher Henri Lartigue led Ole Miss at the plate, going 4-for-5 with a career-high four RBI and three runs.… Read more...

Woodman Leads Rebels to SEC Tournament Win

Photo by Joshua McCoy/Ole Miss Athletics @olemisspix

No. 10 Ole Miss Advances with 5-1 Victory over Georgia

Box Score 

HOOVER, Ala. – Tracking down balls in the outfield gaps and knocking in three runs at the plate, All-SEC outfielder J.B. Woodman led No. 10 Ole Miss to a 5-1 victory over Georgia in the first round of the SEC Tournament Tuesday afternoon. Woodman hit a two-run, added an RBI double and made a season-high seven catches in center field to help the Rebels (41-16) advance to the double elimination portion of the tournament.

Woodman went 2-for-3 with three RBI for his team-leading 23rd multi-hit and 14th multi-RBI game of the year.… Read more...

Ole Miss to Host Baylor in SEC/Big 12 Challenge

Bears Travel to Oxford Jan. 28

OXFORD, Miss. – Ole Miss will host Big 12 foe Baylor next season, as the matchups for the Big 12/SEC Challenge Presented by Sonic were announced Tuesday.

The Rebels will host the Bears, who have advanced to the Sweet Sixteen three times in the last seven seasons, Jan. 28 at The Pavilion at Ole Miss. The two teams have only one previous meeting, with Baylor winning a neutral-site affair in 1971.

The other matchups – which will again be staged on a common bye date of Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, during the conference schedule – are headlined by a potential top-10 matchup between No.… Read more...

Three Rebels Earn All-SEC Accolades

J.B. Woodman / Photo by Joshua McCoy/Ole Miss Athletics @olemisspix

J.B. Woodman, Henri Lartigue and Tate Blackman Named All-SEC by Conference’s Coaches

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Ole Miss baseball team had three Rebels earn All-Southeastern Conference honors, the conference office announced Monday afternoon (May 23). Juniors J.B. Woodman and Henri Lartigue was tabbed First Team All-SEC, while sophomore Tate Blackman collected Second Team All-SEC accolades. Woodman also made the SEC All-Defensive Team.

All three Rebels were named All-SEC for the first time in their respective careers. For the 21st time in program history, Ole Miss has three all-conference honorees. The Rebels have had at least three All-SEC players in four of the last five seasons.… Read more...

Baseball Treks to Hoover for SEC Tournament

Ole Miss will Face Georgia in the First Round Tuesday

Complete Notes 

SEC TOURNAMENT
Matchup: No. 7 seed Ole Miss (40-16, 18-12 SEC) vs. No. 10 seed Georgia (27-29, 11-19 SEC)
Date: May 24, 2015
Location: Hoover, Ala.
Venue: Hoover Met
Capacity: 10,500
Television: SEC Network
Clay Matvick, play-by-play
Ben McDonald, analyst
Radio: Ole Miss Radio Network
David Kellum, play-by-play
Keith Kessinger, analyst
Live Audio: OleMissSports.com
Series: Ole Miss leads 39-38
Last Series: May 6-8, 2016
Ole Miss won two-of-three
Athens, Ga.

QUICK HITS
– Ole Miss won 40 regular season games for the fourth time in school history, all within the last 12 years.… Read more...

Ole Miss Softball’s Historic Season Ends in NCAA Regional

Photo by Josh McCoy, Ole Miss Athletics

Rebels Cap Season of Firsts in Norman

Box Score | Final Stats

NORMAN, Okla. – Ole Miss softball’s historic and memorable 2016 campaign came to an end Sunday, as the Rebels fell in a hard-fought contest, 3-0, to No. 3 Oklahoma in the NCAA Norman Regional at Marita Hynes Field.

The run in regional play caps what’s been an incredible year for the Rebels (41-22), who set a new standard for the program with a school record 41 wins, record-tying 11 SEC wins, first NCAA Tournament appearance, first SEC Tournament win, and first win in an NCAA Regional.… Read more...

Ole Miss Softball Survives and Advances in NCAA Regional

Photo by Josh McCoy – Ole Miss Athetics

Rebels Shut Out Wichita State, 4-0, Advancing to NCAA Regional Final

Box Score | Final Stats | Postgame Press Conference

NORMAN, Okla. – Senior Madi Osias and the Rebel softball team refused to see their season come to an end, as Ole Miss shut out Wichita State, 4-0, Saturday night in an elimination game at Marita Hynes Field in the NCAA Softball Norman Regional.

With the win, the Rebels improve to 41-21 on the year and advance to play No. 3 Oklahoma again Sunday afternoon. The Rebels will need two wins against the Sooners to win the regional, in what will be a 3:30 p.m.… Read more...

Rebels Reach 40 Wins with 3-2 Victory over No. 2 Texas A&M

Ole Miss Earns 40 Regular Season Wins for the Fourth Time in Program History

Box Score 

COLLEGE STATION, Texas  — Fighting off a two and a half hour rain delay and a tough team in No. 2 Texas A&M, the No. 6 Ole Miss baseball team earned a hard-fought 3-2 victory in the 2016 regular season finale at Blue Bell Park. With the victory, the Rebels (40-16, 18-12 SEC) tied a school record for wins in a regular season with 40.

Ole Miss starter Chad Smith went 4.0 innings, allowing one run on three hits and four walks. With the majority of the bullpen available, the Rebels had the luxury of bringing in Will Stokes (2-0) early in the game.… Read more...

Rebels Cruise Past Tulsa for First NCAA Tournament Win

Ole Miss Tops Tulsa, 5-1, in NCAA Norman Regional Opener

Box Score | Final Stats | Postgame Press Conference

NORMAN, Okla. – Ole Miss, in its first ever NCAA Tournament game, took care of business cruising to a 5-1 victory over Tulsa Friday afternoon in the opener of the NCAA Norman Regional at Marita Hynes Field.

It was an all-around effort from the Rebels (40-20), who continue to add on to their record-breaking season win total. Ole Miss posted seven hits on the day, took advantage of three Tulsa errors, and got another solid start in the circle from senior pitcher Madi Osias.… Read more...

No. 6 Ole Miss Falls to No. 2 Texas A&M, 11-5

ix Unearned Runs in the Second Inning Helped the Aggies Take Game Two

Box Score 

COLLEGE STATION, Texas  – No. 6 Ole Miss scored three runs in the first inning to jump out to an early lead, but a six-run second inning helped lift No. 2 Texas A&M to an 11-5 victory in the second game of the weekend series at Blue Bell Park.

Sophomore David Parkinson (4-3) was saddled with the loss, despite only two of his eight runs surrendered being earned. Freshman Connor Green pitched a career-high 4.1 innings out of the bullpen. Green also struck out a career-high seven.… Read more...

Sixth Inning Dooms Rebels in 6-1 Loss to No. 2 Texas A&M

Colby Bortles Homered, but a Five-Run Sixth Gave the Aggies the Series-Opening Win

Box Score 

COLLEGE STATION, Texas  – Kicking off a series against the No. 2 team in the country, No. 6 Ole Miss could not overcome a five-run sixth inning by the opposition as Texas A&M claimed a 6-1 win. The setback was the first series-opening loss in the past seven Southeastern Conference series for the Rebels (39-15, 17-11).

Sophomore Will Golsan continued his hot hitting, going 2-for-4 to increase his hitting streak to 12 games. Junior Colby Bortles hit his seventh home run of the season, while classmate J.B.… Read more...

SEC West Crown Within Reach as No. 6 Ole Miss Faces No. 2 Texas A&M

Two of the Nation’s Top Teams will Finish the Regular Season in College Station, Texas This Weekend

Complete Notes 

WEEKEND SERIES
Matchup: No. 6 Ole Miss (39-14, 17-10 SEC) at No. 2 Texas A&M (39-12, 18-9 SEC)
Date: May 19-21, 2016
Location: College Station, Texas
Venue: Blue Bell Park
Capacity: 6,100
Television: SEC Network/SECN+
Clay Matvick, play-by-play
Mike Rooney, analyst
Radio: Ole Miss Radio Network
David Kellum, play-by-play
Keith Kessinger, analyst
Live Audio: OleMissSports.com
Series: Texas A&M leads 7-6
Last Series: May 14-16, 2015
Series tied 1-1
Oxford, Miss.

QUICK HITS
– Ole Miss is ranked sixth in the RPI and as high as No.… Read more...

BARNEY FARRAR: Getting off the Farm

Ole Miss Football vs Texas A&M on Saturday, October 12th, 2013 in Oxford, MS. – Photo by Josh McCoy – Ole Miss Athletics

By John Davis – Oxford Citizen
Featured Writer – Rebel Nation Magazine™
As published in the July/August 2015 Football Preview

Barney Farrar knew he wanted to be a football coach and use his abilities to help change lives

Barney Farrar knew his way out of Kossuth would be through football. The most inspirational people in his life growing up were always coaches. They were the ones that showed and told him there was a better way of doing things.… Read more...

Rebels Begin Road Trip Against Arkansas State

No. 6 Ole Miss will Play its Final Non-Conference Game of the Regular Season

Complete Notes 

MIDWEEK GAME
Matchup: No. 6 Ole Miss (39-13) at Arkansas State (24-26)
Date: May 17, 2016
Location: Jonesboro, Ark.
Venue: Tomlinson Stadium-Kell Field
Capacity: 1,200
Television: None
Radio: Ole Miss Radio Network
David Kellum, play-by-play
Keith Kessinger, analyst
Live Audio: OleMissSports.com
Series: Ole Miss leads 71-21
Last Game: February 24, 2016
Ole Miss won 4-3
Oxford, Miss.

QUICK HITS
– Ole Miss is ranked fifth in the RPI and as high as No. 6 in the national polls.
– The Rebels are coming off a three-game sweep of Kentucky.… Read more...

J.B. Woodman Tabbed a Ferriss Trophy Finalist

Ole Miss Baseball vs UAB on March 24th, 2015 at Swayze Field in Oxford, MS. – Photo by Josh McCoy, Ole Miss Athletics

Ole Miss Outfielder One of Five Finalists up for the Award Given to the Best Baseball Player in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. — Ole Miss junior outfielder J.B. Woodman has been named a finalist for the C Spire Ferriss Trophy, the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum announced Monday morning, May 16. Woodman is one of five finalists up for the award, named for Mississippi baseball legend Boo Ferriss, which will be presented to the most outstanding baseball player in the state of Mississippi at a luncheon on May 23 at the Cleveland Country Club in Cleveland, Mississippi.… Read more...

Ole Miss Softball NCAA Tournament Bound

Photo by Angie Ledbetter, Rebel Nation Magazine™

Rebels Earn First Tournament Bid in School History

NCAA Championship Bracket | Norman Regional Info

OXFORD, Miss. – It’s already been a record breaking year for Ole Miss softball, and the historic season continues as the Rebels are NCAA Tournament bound for the first time ever, which was announced Sunday night in the reveal of the NCAA Division I Softball Championship bracket.

The Rebels will head to the Norman Regional hosted by the No.3 national seed University of Oklahoma, joining Wichita State and Tulsa as the four teams who will compete for a shot at Super Regional play.… Read more...

Lartigue’s Walk-Off Homer Completes Comeback Victory

Rebels Rally from a 5-0 Deficit to Win 7-5, Sweep Series versus Kentucky

Box Score 

OXFORD, Miss. – Henri Lartigue hit his second walk-off of the season when he sent a three-run homer to right field in the bottom of the ninth, giving No. 6 Ole Miss a 7-5 victory over Kentucky Saturday evening at Swayze Field. The Rebels (39-13, 17-10 SEC) rallied from a five-run deficit to complete a three-game sweep of the Wildcats (29-23-13-14 SEC).

Offensively, the Rebels earned a total of 11 hits on the night. Two Rebels hit home runs, including J.B. Woodman’s solo shot and Lartigue’s walk off three-run homer.… Read more...

No. 6 Ole Miss Crushes Kentucky, 14-2, on Senior Night (w/ Video)

Rebels Pounded 21 Hits, Including a Career-High Five by Errol Robinson

OXFORD, Miss. – Hot bats were the theme of the night for the No. 6 Ole Miss baseball team as 21 hits lifted the team to a 14-2 series-clinching win over Kentucky. On a Friday night where four senior Rebels (Connor Cloyd, Matt Denny,Cameron Dishon and Holt Perdzock) were honored before the game, a crowd of 9,142 secured a new regular season total attendance record at Swayze Field.

The Rebels (38-13, 16-10 SEC) were outstanding offensively on the night as each Ole Miss starter tallied at least one hit. Twenty-one hits on the night were the most this season by Ole Miss.… Read more...

No. 6 Rebels Use Two-Out Hitting to Beat Kentucky, 3-1 (w/ Video)

Ole Miss Went 6-for-11 and Scored All Three Runs with Two Outs

OXFORD, Miss. – Clutch, two-out hitting propelled No. 6 Ole Miss to another Southeastern Conference victory on Thursday evening. The Rebels (37-13, 15-10 SEC) went 6-for-11 and scored all of their runs with two outs to defeat Kentucky (29-21, 13-12 SEC), 3-1.

The win over the Wildcats gave Ole Miss its ninth win in the last 10 SEC games at Swayze Field. Along with its two-out hitting, the Rebels kept UK hitless with runners in scoring position (0-for-11).

Tate Blackman, Colby Bortles Henri Lartigue and Errol Robinson all tallied two hits apiece on the night.… Read more...

Ole Miss Softball Stuns No. 15 Georgia, Advances in SEC Tourney

Photo by Angie Ledbetter, Rebel Nation Magazine™

Rebels Cruise in 4-2 Win Over No. 8 Seed Bulldogs

Box Score | Final Stats

STARKVILLE, Miss. – It’s been a season of firsts for Ole Miss softball, and the theme continued Wednesday in the opening round of the SEC Tournament as the Rebels took down No. 15 Georgia, 4-2.

With their first win in the tournament in school history, the Rebels (39-18) survive and advance to play No. 1 seed Florida Thursday at 4 p.m. at Nusz Park in the second round.

As has been the case the last few weeks, it was senior Madi Osias who led the charge in the circle, providing another stellar effort in a complete game effort.… Read more...

Baseball Hosts Kentucky for Final Homestand of 2016

 

Four Seniors Set to Play Final Regular Season Games at Swayze Field

WEEKEND SERIES
Matchup: No. 6 Ole Miss (36-13, 14-10 SEC) vs. (RV) Kentucky (29-20, 13-11 SEC)
Date: May 12-14, 2016
Location: Oxford, Miss.
Venue: Swayze Field
Capacity: 10,323
Television: ESPNU (Thurs.)/SECN+ (Fri., Sat.)
Richard Cross (Thurs.)/Will Kollmeyer (Fri., Sat.), play-by-play
Nick Belmonte (Thurs.)/David Dellucci (Fri., Sat.), analyst
Radio: Ole Miss Radio Network
David Kellum, play-by-play
Keith Kessinger, analyst
Live Audio: OleMissSports.com
Series: Ole Miss leads 47-31
Last Series: April 25-27, 2014
Ole Miss won three-of-three
Lexington, Ky.

PROMOTIONS
Thursday, May 12, 6:30 p.m.
Diamond Girls Senior Night

Friday, May 13, 6:30 p.m.… Read more...

Baseball Heads to Georgia to Battle Bulldogs

No. 7 Ole Miss Faces Georgia in Cross-Divisional Weekend Series

WEEKEND SERIES
Matchup: No. 7 Ole Miss (34-12, 12-9 SEC) at Georgia (22-23, 12-9 SEC)
Date: May 6-8, 2016
Location: Athens, Ga.
Venue: Foley Field
Capacity: 3,291
Television: SECN+
Kaleb Frady/Matt Stewart, play-by-play
Jason Jacobs, analyst
Radio: Ole Miss Radio Network
David Kellum, play-by-play
Keith Kessinger, analyst
Live Audio: OleMissSports.com
Series: Series tied 37-37
Last Game: May 9-11, 2014
Ole Miss won two-of-three
Oxford, Miss.

QUICK HITS
– Ole Miss is ranked sixth in the RPI and as high as No. 7 in the national polls.
– The Rebels are coming off a 12-1 victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Wednesday.… Read more...

Ole Miss Force Awakens in 12-1 Win over UAPB

Chad Smith Recorded a Career-High 11 Strikeouts in 7.0 Innings

OXFORD, Miss. – The Force was with the Rebels on Star Wars Night at Swayze Field as No. 7 Ole Miss blasted Arkansas-Pine Bluff 12-1. Right-handed pitcher Chad Smith posted a career-high 11 strikeouts on the night to help propel the Rebels (34-12) over the Golden Lions (17-22).

With the win, Ole Miss improved to 22-3 in non-conference games and 11-2 in midweek matchups. Head coach Mike Biancoalso collected his 400th victory at Swayze Field.

Smith (4-4) had an outstanding night on the mound. Along with recording a new career high in strikeouts, the junior surrendered just one unearned run on four hits over 7.0 innings, which ties a career-long outing.… Read more...

Updates Announced for Baseball Renovations

Ed and Jan Trehern Make Major Contribution, CDFL Sports will Serve as the Architect

Project Renderings 

OXFORD, Miss. – In February 2016, Ole Miss Athletics announced plans for a $13 million baseball project that will enhance the student-athlete experience as well as the gameday atmosphere for Rebel fans. There will be multiple phases to the renovations with the goal for entire project be completed by the start of the 2018 season. The project will include the construction of a team performance center, dugout club and rooftop plaza on the first base side of the stadium.

Cooke Douglass Farr Lemons Architects (CDFL Sports) has been chosen as the architect for the project.… Read more...

Baseball Hosts No. 8 LSU on Alumni Weekend

Photo by Angie Ledbetter for Rebel Nation Magazine™

Two SEC Rivals will square off in a Three-Game Series at Swayze Field

WEEKEND SERIES
Matchup: No. 9 Ole Miss (31-11, 10-8 SEC) vs. No. 8 LSU (27-14, 10-8 SEC)
Date: April 28-30, 2016
Location: Oxford, Miss.
Venue: Swayze Field
Capacity: 10,323
Television: SEC Network (Thurs.)/SECN+ (Fri.)/ESPN2 (Sat.)
Tom Hart (Thurs.,Sat.)/Richard Cross (Fri.), play-by-play
Kyle Peterson (Thurs.,Sat.)/David Dellucci (Fri.), analyst
Radio: Ole Miss Radio Network
David Kellum, play-by-play
Keith Kessinger, analyst
Live Audio: OleMissSports.com
Series: LSU leads 170-149
Last Series: March 14-16, 2015
LSU won two-of-three
Baton Rouge, La.

PROMOTIONS
Thursday, April 28, 6 p.m.… Read more...

One More Day until Ole Miss Players’ NFL Dreams are Realized

Photo by Joshua McCoy/Ole Miss Athletics @olemisspix

Rebels Expect to Boast Huge Presence at Tomorrow’s NFL Draft First Round

CHICAGO – Ever since National Signing Day on February 6, 2013, Ole Miss fans, players and coaches have anticipated the moment when the pillars of that signing class would take their games to the next level to represent Ole Miss in the NFL.

Tomorrow, that moment will be here.

Ole Miss All-Americans Robert Nkemdiche, Laquon Treadwell and Laremy Tunsil are all in Chicago for the 2016 NFL Draft, which gets underway with the first round on Thursday night at 7 p.m. CT (ESPN, WatchESPN, NFL Network).… Read more...

No. 9 Ole Miss Falls 2-0 to No. 3 Mississippi State

Baseball’s Five-Game Winning Streak Ends at the Governor’s Cup

PEARL, Miss. – In front of a sellout crowd at Trustmark Park, No. 9 Ole Miss saw its five-game winning streak come to an end as No. 3 Mississippi State claimed the 2016 Governor’s Cup, 2-0. The crowd of 8,542 was the largest in Trustmark Park history.

Henri Lartigue and J.B. Woodman both continued their hot hitting with two hits apiece. Lartigue put together his fourth straight multi-hit game, and Woodman produced his team-leading 15th game with multiple hits. Ole Miss (31-11) out-hit Mississippi State (28-13-1) 9-8, but stranded 11 on base.… Read more...

2016 Rebels’ Choice Awards a Success (with Video)

Sixth annual student-athlete award show held in brand new Pavilion at Ole Miss

OXFORD, Miss. – The Ole Miss athletic department celebrated the accomplishments of its student athletes at the 2016 Rebels’ Choice Awards held at The Pavilion at Ole Miss on Monday night. Women’s soccer and football were the big winners as each team took home multiple awards.

The semi-formal event took place at The Pavilion at Ole Miss and was hosted by Richard Cross and for the first time featured football’s Derrick Jones as a co-host and DJ Babi Mac provided music for the event. The event also featured a red carpet for student-athletes and Ole Miss athletic department staff prior to the start of the awards show.… Read more...

No. 9 Ole Miss Battles No. 3 MSU for Governor’s Cup

Annual Rivalry Game at Trustmark Park Features Two Top-10 Teams

GOVERNOR’S CUP
Matchup: No. 9 Ole Miss (31-10) vs. No. 3 Mississippi State (27-13-1)
Date: April 26, 2016
Location: Pearl, Miss.
Venue: Trustmark Park
Capacity: 8,480
Television: SEC Network
Clay Matvick, play-by-play
Ben McDonald, analyst
Radio: Ole Miss Radio Network
David Kellum, play-by-play
Keith Kessinger, analyst
Live Audio: OleMissSports.com
Series: Series tied 18-18
Last Governor’s Cup: April 28, 2015
Ole Miss won 11-1
Pearl, Miss.

QUICK HITS
– Ole Miss is ranked fifth in the RPI and as high as No. 9 in the national polls.
– This is the 37th meeting in the neutral site rivalry series known as the Governor’s Cup, formerly the Mayor’s Trophy game; each team has won 18 games in the series
– Ole Miss won last year’s Governor’s Cup 11-1 behind seven scoreless innings from Scott Weathersby.… Read more...

Rebels Rally in the Ninth to Sweep Auburn, 6-5 (w/ Video)

Ryan Olenek’s Three-Run Homer Tied the Game, Henri Lartigue’s Fourth Hit Ended It

OXFORD, Miss. – No. 14 Ole Miss scored four runs in the bottom of the ninth to earn a thrilling comeback victory over Auburn Sunday afternoon at Swayze Field. The Rebels (31-10, 10-8 SEC) rallied from five runs down, scoring six in the last two innings to win 6-5 and complete the series sweep of the Tigers (18-22, 5-13 SEC).

Freshman Ryan Olenek belted a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth before Henri Lartigue delivered the game-winning hit for the walkoff victory. It was only fitting that Lartigue drove in the winning run.… Read more...

Fast Start Clinches Weekend Series for No. 14 Ole Miss (w/ Video)

Rebels Beat Auburn 7-4 to Secure Their 19th Straight Season of at least 30 Wins

OXFORD, Miss. – No. 14 Ole Miss got off to a fast start, scoring five runs in the first two innings to sail to a 7-4 victory over Auburn. In front of 10,102 in attendance on a perfect Saturday afternoon at Swayze Field, the Rebels (30-10, 9-8 SEC) clinched the series over the Tigers (18-21, 5-12 SEC) and locked up its 19th consecutive season with at least 30 victories.

Sophomore southpaw David Parkinson (2-1) filled the role of the Saturday starter for Ole Miss for the third consecutive week, picking up his second win.… Read more...

No. 14 Rebels Fend Off Tigers, 6-4

Photo by Angie Ledbetter, Rebel Nation Magazine™

Two-Out Rally in the Seventh Led to Four Ole Miss Runs

OXFORD, Miss. – On a picture perfect Friday night at Swayze Field, Ole Miss held on to defeat SEC foe Auburn, 6-4. The Rebels (29-10, 8-8 SEC) used a two-out, four-run rally in the seventh inning to earn the victory over Auburn (18-20, 5-11 SEC) for the eighth conference win of the season.

The Tigers loaded the bases and moved the tying run to second with no outs in the top of the ninth, but they only scored once as sophomore Will Stokes (5) retired three straight hitters to end the game.… Read more...

Rebels and Tigers Set for SEC West Showdown

No. 14 Ole Miss Hosts Auburn for a Weekend Series at Swayze Field

WEEKEND SERIES
Matchup: No. 14 Ole Miss (28-10, 7-8 SEC) vs. Auburn (18-19, 5-10 SEC)
Date: April 22-24, 2016
Location: Oxford, Miss.
Venue: Swayze Field
Capacity: 10,323
Television: SECN+ (Fri.)/SEC Network (Sat./Sun.)
Richard Cross (Fri.)/Clay Matvick (Sat./Sun.), play-by-play
David Dellucci (Fri.)/Todd Walker (Sat./Sun.), analyst
Radio: Ole Miss Radio Network
David Kellum, play-by-play
Keith Kessinger, analyst
Live Audio: OleMissSports.com
Series: Auburn leads 82-81-1
Last Series: April 17-18, 2015
Auburn won two-of-three
Auburn, Ala.

PROMOTIONS
Friday, April 22, 6:30 p.m.
Friday Night Fireworks

Sunday, April 24, 1 p.m.
Kids Run the Bases Presented by Belles and Beaus.… Read more...

Bramlett Named to National Pitcher of the Year Watch List

Photo by Joshua McCoy/Ole Miss Athletics

Ole Miss Ace Earns Watch List Spot from National College Baseball Hall of Fame

National Pitcher of the Year Watch List

LUBBOCK, Texas – Ole Miss ace Brady Bramlett has been named to the watch list for the 2016 National Pitcher of the Year Award, the National College Baseball Hall of Fame announced this week. Bramlett was one of 16 pitchers from the Southeastern Conference on the watch list.

“Every year, the number of quality pitchers across the country makes compiling this list difficult, and this year is no different,” said Raymond Richardson, Pitcher of the Year Award co-chair.… Read more...

Rebels Race Past Murray State, 8-3 (with Video)

No. 14 Ole Miss Improved to 10-1 in Midweek Games with Win over Racers

OXFORD, Miss. – On Wednesday night at Swayze Field, No. 14 Ole Miss defeated Murray State 8-3 to record its 21st non-conference win of the season. In another combined effort from the pitching staff and the Rebel bats, Ole Miss (28-10) earned a midweek win for the second night in-a-row.

Two Rebel pitchers had career nights in strikeouts against the Racers (17-21). Junior right-handed pitcher Chad Smith (3-3) tossed 5.0 scoreless innings in a fantastic outing. Smith only allowed two hits, while striking out nine for a new career high.… Read more...

Three Homers Blast No. 14 Ole Miss Past Memphis

James McArthur Tosses Seven Scoreless Innings in 7-0 Victory

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Three home runs combined with a masterful performance by freshman starting pitcher James McArthur led No. 14 Ole Miss to a 7-0 victory over Memphis Tuesday evening at AutoZone Park. McArthur pitched a career-high seven scoreless innings, while the Rebel bats did the rest to earn the midweek victory.

Will Golsan and Michael Fitzsimmons hit back-to-back homers as part of a four-run sixth inning. It was the third home run this season by each Rebel as the duo became the first Ole Miss sluggers to go back-to-back since Sikes Orvisand Colby Bortles accomplished the feat versus UT Martin, April 15, 2015.… Read more...

No. 14 Rebels Return in Midweek Action


Ole Miss travels to Memphis Tuesday before taking on Murray State at Swayze Field Wednesday night.

MIDWEEK GAME
Date: April 19, 2016
Location: Memphis, Tenn.
Venue: AutoZone Park
Capacity: 14,384
Television: None
Radio: Ole Miss Radio Network
David Kellum, play-by-play
Keith Kessinger, analyst
Live Audio: OleMissSports.com
Series: Ole Miss leads 92-52
Last Game: March 2, 2016
Ole Miss won 9-7
Oxford, Miss.

MIDWEEK GAME
Date: April 20, 2015
Location: Oxford, Miss.
Venue: Oxford-University Stadium
Capacity: 10,323
Television: SEC Network+
Richard Cross, play-by-play
David Dellucci, analyst
Radio: Ole Miss Radio Network
David Kellum, play-by-play
Keith Kessinger, analyst
Live Audio: OleMissSports.com
Series: Ole Miss leads 18-3-1
Last Game: April 9, 2014
Ole Miss won 8-5
Oxford, Miss.… Read more...

Bama takes 2 of 3 from Rebels (Weekend Recap)

Baseball Falls in Rubber Match with Crimson Tide, 7-2

Alabama Used a Six-Run Fifth Inning to Claim the Series Finale

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The No. 8 Ole Miss baseball team fell 7-2 to Alabama in the rubber match of a conference series Sunday afternoon at Sewell-Thomas Stadium. The Crimson Tide (22-14, 8-7 SEC) used a six-run fifth inning to take game three over the Rebels (26-10, 7-8 SEC).

Sophomore Tate Blackman and freshman Ryan Olenek both had 2-for-4 days to pace the Ole Miss bats. Blackman earned his team-leading 13th multi-hit game of the season, while Olenek collected his seventh. Seven different Rebels recorded hits to bring the team total to nine during the afternoon.… Read more...

Ole Miss Baseball Treks to Alabama for Weekend Series

Ole Miss Has Won Three of the Past Four SEC Series Versus Alabama

WEEKEND SERIES
Matchup: No. 8 Ole Miss (25-8, 6-6 SEC) at Alabama (20-13, 6-6 SEC)
Date: April 15-17, 2016
Location: Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Venue: Sewell-Thomas Stadium
Capacity: 8,500
Television: SEC Network+
Mick Gillispie, play-by-play
Lance Cormier, analyst
Radio: Ole Miss Radio Network
David Kellum, play-by-play
Keith Kessinger, analyst
Live Audio: OleMissSports.com
Series: Alabama leads 196-147-2
Last Game: April 25-26, 2015
Ole Miss won two of three
Oxford, Miss.

QUICK HITS
– Ole Miss is ranked fourth in the RPI and as high as No. 8 in the national polls.… Read more...

No. 8 Rebels Drop In-State Battle to No. 18 Southern Miss, 5-1

Ole Miss Suffers First Midweek Setback of 2016

Box Score  | Highlights

OXFORD, Miss. – In a battle of two ranked teams, No. 8 Ole Miss suffered its first midweek loss of the season, falling 5-1 to No. 18 Southern Miss Wednesday night at Swayze Field. After five scoreless innings, the Golden Eagles (26-8) used a three-run eighth inning to avenge a loss to the Rebels (25-8) just eight days ago.

Right-handed pitcher James McArthur tossed 5.1 innings on the mound in his seventh midweek start. The freshman tallied five strikeouts while allowing only one run to score in the no decision.… Read more...

Rebel Basketball Adds Graduate Transfer Neal

Photo – Getty Images

New Mexico Transfer Has Two Years of Eligibility at Ole Miss

OXFORD, Miss. – Ole Miss Basketball added a key backcourt piece Wednesday with the signing of New Mexico guard Cullen Neal. A postgraduate transfer, Neal will be immediately eligible for the Rebels in 2016-17 and has two years of eligibility remaining.

A 6-5 point guard and the son of Lobo head coach Craig Neal, Cullen averaged 12.3 points, 3.7 assists and 2.8 rebounds per game for New Mexico last season. He started 31 games for the Lobos, knocked down 53 3-pointers and shot 74.4 percent from the line.… Read more...

Ole Miss’ Sixth Annual Rebels’ Choice Awards on Tap for April 25 at The Pavilion at Ole Miss

2015 Rebels Choice Awards Photo by Thomas Graning.

Sixth annual student-athlete award show moves to brand new Pavilion at Ole Miss

OXFORD, Miss. –Spring is in full bloom on the Ole Miss campus and that mean’s the sixth annual Rebels’ Choice Awards are just around the corner. The annual event, celebrating the accomplishments – both academic and athletic – of Ole Miss student-athletes, is slated for Monday April 25, 2016 inside the brand new Pavilion at Ole Miss. Richard Cross will serve as master of ceremonies and DJ Babi Mac will be a special guest.

The Rebels’ Choice Awards is an event to celebrate Ole Miss student athletes but the Rebels would like to share their special evening with the greater Oxford, Lafayette and University communities.… Read more...

No. 8 Ole Miss Faces No. 18 Southern Miss for Second Time in Eight Days

 

Rebels and Golden Eagles Meet at Swayze Field for a Midweek Matchup between Two Ranked Teams, April 13

MIDWEEK GAME
Matchup: No. 8 Ole Miss (25-7) vs. No. 18 Southern Miss (25-8)
Date: April 13, 2016
Location: Oxford, Miss.
Venue: Swayze Field
Capacity: 10,323
Television: SEC Network+
Richard Cross, play-by-play
David Dellucci, analyst
Radio: Ole Miss Radio Network
David Kellum, play-by-play
Keith Kessinger, analyst
Live Audio: OleMissSports.com
Series: Ole Miss leads 72-49
Last Game: April 5, 2016
Ole Miss won 6-2
Pearl, Miss.

PROMOTIONS
Wednesday, April 13, 6:30 p.m.
80s and 90s Night: Celebrate these decades in style! The first 600 fans will receive 80’s/90’s-themed T-shirts
Kids Night!… Read more...

No. 14 Ole Miss Completes Series Sweep of No. 21 Arkansas

Rebels Claim the Series Finale 8-7 for Their Fifth Straight Victory

OXFORD, Miss. – On a picturesque Sunday afternoon, No. 14 Ole Miss used clutch two-out hitting to complete the series sweep over No. 21 Arkansas. Four two-out hits brought in five runs as the Rebels (25-7, 6-6 SEC) downed the Razorbacks (20-12, 4-8 SEC) 8-7.

The Rebels never trailed at any point during the series. The weekend sweep marked the first time Ole Miss has swept Arkansas since 2009 as well as the first time in school history at Swayze Field.

Ole Miss excelled under pressure Sunday. In two of the three innings Arkansas put multiple runs on the board, the Rebels countered with multiple runs of their own.… Read more...

Rebel Bats Explode in Series-Clinching Win (with Video)

No. 14 Ole Miss Knocked Off No. 21 Arkansas 14-9 Saturday Night

OXFORD, Miss. – No. 14 Ole Miss clinched a Southeastern Conference series win over Arkansas on Saturday night at Swayze field in a battle of the bats. With both teams combining for 29 hits, the Rebels (24-7, 5-6 SEC) used 16 hits to out-slug the Razorbacks (20-11, 4-7 SEC) 14-9.

The hot Rebel bats plated 14 runs, the most scored by Ole Miss Baseball in an SEC game since April 26, 2014, an 18-5 win at Kentucky. Ole Miss scored 10 runs in innings six through eight, marking the third straight game stringing together at least three scoring innings.… Read more...

Bramlett Electric in 7-3 Victory over No. 21 Arkansas (with Video)


The Ole Miss Ace Posted 12 Strikeouts in Seven Scoreless Innings

OXFORD, Miss. – Behind seven scoreless innings from ace Brady Bramlett, No. 14 Ole Miss won its third straight game by taking the series opener over No. 21 Arkansas 7-3 Friday night in front of 9,051 at Swayze Field. Bramlett tied his career high with 12 strikeouts in a season-long outing to give the Rebels (23-7, 4-6 SEC) the Southeastern Conference victory.

Bramlett’s 12 strikeouts marked the fourth time in his career the redshirt junior has reached double digits. Bramlett allowed only three Razorback hits and issued one walk, retiring 16 batters in a row at one point.… Read more...

Baseball Hosts No. 21 Arkansas This Weekend

 

 

No. 14 Rebels Faces a Ranked Opponent for the Third Straight Weekend

WEEKEND SERIES
Matchup: No. 14 Ole Miss (22-7, 3-6 SEC) vs. No. 21 Arkansas (20-9, 4-5 SEC)
Date: April 8-10, 2016
Location: Oxford, Miss.
Venue: Swayze Field
Capacity: 10,323
Television: SECN+ (Fri.)/SEC Network (Sat., Sun.)
Richard Cross (Fri.)/Clay Matvick (Sat., Sun.), play-by-play
David Dellucci (Fri.)/Chris Burke (Sat., Sun.), analyst
Radio: Ole Miss Radio Network
David Kellum, play-by-play
Keith Kessinger, analyst
Live Audio: OleMissSports.com
Series: Arkansas leads 45-37
Last Series: March 26-28, 2015
Fayetteville, Ark.
Arkansas won 2-of-3

PROMOTIONS
Friday, April 8, 6:30 p.m.
Armed Forces Weekend
Friday Night Fireworks

Saturday, April 9, 7 p.m.… Read more...

Fast Start Propels No. 14 Ole Miss Past Southern Miss, 6-2

Rebels Scored All Six Runs in the First Four Innings

PEARL, Miss. – Scoring all six runs in the first four innings, No. 14 Ole Miss remained perfect in midweek games with a 6-2 win over Southern Miss Tuesday night at Trustmark Park. Behind six scoreless innings from freshman starter James McArthur, the Rebels (22-7) improved to 8-0 in midweek contests this season.

McArthur (4-0) allowed just four hits and struck out five to earn his fourth straight victory in as many starts. The six innings of work was a career high for the tall right hander as he kept the team with the nation’s ninth-best batting average off the scoreboard.… Read more...

Spring Update 04.05: Ole Miss Reloading at Receiver 

WR Coach Grant Heard – Photo by Josh McCoy, Ole Miss Athletics

Depth at the Position a Strength for the Rebels

OXFORD, Miss. – Despite losing all-time receptions leader Laquon Treadwell as well as Cody Core from last season, Ole Miss still has a bevy of depth at the wide receiver position through spring practice and into next season.

“Every year you’re going to lose somebody,” Ole Miss receivers coach Grant Heard said. “I don’t know how much it has really changed my room … I think the guys we have here, we can get the same stuff done.”

Senior Quincy Adeboyejo in particular is stepping into a leadership role among the extremely talented, yet young group.… Read more...

Rebels and Golden Eagles to Tussle in Neutral Site Matchup

No. 14 Ole Miss Faces Southern Miss Tuesday at Trustmark Park in Pearl, Mississippi

MIDWEEK GAME
Matchup: No. 14 Ole Miss (21-7) vs. Southern Miss (22-7)
Date: April 5, 2016
Location: Pearl, Miss.
Venue: Trustmark Park
Capacity: 8,480
Radio: Ole Miss Radio Network
David Kellum, play-by-play
Keith Kessinger, analyst
Live Audio: OleMissSports.com
Series: Ole Miss leads 71-49
Last Series: March 4, April 7, 2015
Southern Miss won both games
Final: 5-1, Hattiesburg, Miss.
Final: 6-5, Pearl, Miss.

QUICK HITS
– Ole Miss and Southern Miss will face off at Trustmark Park for the 11th straight season.
– The Golden Eagles are the Rebels’ opponent for the next two midweek games.… Read more...

No. 11 Rebels Renew Rivalry with Mississippi State

Ole Miss Baseball Battles the Bulldogs in Starkville, April 1-3

WEEKEND SERIES
Matchup: No. 11 Ole Miss (20-5, 2-4 SEC) at No. 5 Mississippi State (18-7-1, 4-2 SEC)
Date: April 1-3, 2016
Location: Starkville, Miss.
Venue: Dudy Noble Field
Capacity: 7,200
Television: SECN+
Bart Gregory, play-by-play
Jay Perry/Matt Wyatt, analyst
Radio: Ole Miss Radio Network
David Kellum, play-by-play
Keith Kessinger, analyst
Live Audio: OleMissSports.com
Series: Mississippi State leads 237-211-5
Last Series: May 7-9, 2015
Ole Miss won all three games.
Oxford, Miss.

QUICK HITS
– Ole Miss is ranked in the top 15 of every national poll, including No. 11 in USA Today’s coaches poll.… Read more...

No. 11 Rebels Head North to Face Memphis

Ole Miss Baseball Begins the Week Against the Tigers Wednesday at AutoZone Park

MIDWEEK GAME
Matchup: No. 11 Ole Miss (20-5) at Memphis (9-14)
Date: March 30, 2016
Location: Memphis, Tenn.
Venue: AutoZone Park
Capacity: 14,384
Radio: Ole Miss Radio Network
David Kellum, play-by-play
Keith Kessinger, analyst
Live Audio: OleMissSports.com
Series: Ole Miss leads 92-52
Last Game: March 2, 2016
Ole Miss won 9-7
Oxford, Miss.

QUICK HITS
– Ole Miss is ranked in the top 15 of every national poll, including No. 11 in USA Today’s coaches poll.
– The Rebels are 7-0 in midweek games this year.
– Ole Miss defeated Memphis 9-7 earlier this season at Swayze Field (March 2).… Read more...

Spring Update 03.29: Rebels Focus on Competition and Depth

Dan Werner – Photo courtesy Ole Miss Athletics

Ole Miss Gaining Experience Throughout the Spring

OXFORD, Miss. – The Ole Miss football team returned to the practice field on Tuesday as it continued to work towards replacing the players that participated in the program’s pro day the day before.

“Our guys have bought into our system,” Ole Miss co-offensive coordinator Dan Werner said. “We’re getting better every day. The young guys, we’ve been harping on them, you guys have to be ready to go. You think we have all spring, all summer, all fall, but it happens fast.”

The Rebel defense has been gaining more confidence with each spring practice, as some new faces that will be counted on this upcoming season are getting more comfortable with their roles in the scheme.… Read more...

NFL Eyes Turn Toward Monday’s Ole Miss Pro Day

Both SEC Network and NFL Network Televising Workouts

OXFORD, Miss. – There will be an extra buzz around the Manning Center on the Ole Miss campus this coming Monday.

National Football League scouts, coaches and front-office personnel will be in Oxford by the dozens to check out some of the league’s top prospects at Ole Miss Pro Day. The event is closed to the public.

A total of eighteen recent members of the Rebel football program will work out in front of NFL personnel, highlighted by potential first-round draft picks Laremy Tunsil, Laquon Treadwell and Robert Nkemdiche. See full list below.… Read more...

No. 6 Rebels Suffer 5-1 Setback to No. 10 Gamecocks

South Carolina Takes Game One of the Top-10 Series

OXFORD, Miss. – In the first Southeastern Conference matchup of the season at Swayze Field, No. 6 Ole Miss fell to No. 10 South Carolina, 5-1, Thursday night. Ole Miss hitters were able to tally 11 hits, while Rebel pitching struck out 10 Gamecocks, but it was the road team that took the series opener.

With the setback, Ole Miss (20-3, 2-2 SEC) dropped just its third game of the season, while South Carolina (21-2, 4-0 SEC) increased its winning streak to 11 games and remained perfect in conference play.

Junior Henri Lartigue posted a perfect night at the plate, going 4-for-4 to post a new career high in hits.… Read more...

Top-10 Battle at Swayze Field Begins Thursday

No. 6 Ole Miss Faces No. 10 South Carolina, March 24-26

WEEKEND SERIES
Matchup: No. 6 Ole Miss (20-2, 2-1 SEC) vs. No. 10 South Carolina (20-2, 3-0 SEC)
Date: March 24-26, 2016
Location: Oxford, Miss.
Venue: Swayze Field
Capacity: 10,323
Television: SECN+ (Thurs., Fri.)/SEC Network (Sat.)
Richard Cross (SECN+)/Mike Couzens (SEC Network), play-by-play
David Dellucci (SECN+)/Ben McDonald (SEC Network), analyst
Radio: Ole Miss Radio Network
David Kellum, play-by-play
Keith Kessinger, analyst
Live Audio: OleMissSports.com
Series: South Carolina leads 32-22
Last Series: March 14-15, 2014
Columbia, S.C.
USC won 2-of-3

PROMOTIONS
Friday, March 25
Friday Night Fireworks

Saturday, March 26
Kids Run the Bases Presented by Belles and Beaus: Kids are invited to come down on the field following the completion of the game.… Read more...

Trio of Home Runs Power No. 6 Ole Miss Over UT Martin, 8-2

Rebels Move to 20-2 for the First Time in School History

OXFORD, Miss. – With over 6,000 children in attendance for the annual School Day at Swayze Field Tuesday morning, Ole Miss powered past UT Martin, 8-2. The Rebels (20-2) blasted three home runs to pick up their 20th win of the season.

The victory improves the Rebels’ record to 20-2 for the first time in school history. That mark is a program best through the first 22 games of a season.

The Rebel bats helped the team pick up the victory as Tate Blackman, Colby Bortles andCameron Dishon each hit a home run.… Read more...

Spring Update 03.21: Rebels Getting Valuable Reps as Practice Continues

Spring Practice 2016 Football Photo by Joshua McCoy/Ole Miss Athletics @olemisspix

Offense shines in first practice after Spring Break

OXFORD, Miss.— The Ole Miss football team hit the field inside the Manning Center Monday afternoon after a week off for the Spring Break holiday.

If you ask head coach Hugh Freeze, the Rebel offense won the first practice back.

“Before we broke for Spring Break it was a dominant practice by the defense, and today it was a dominant practice by the offense,” Freeze said. “I’d love to see some of those 16-play competitions be 9-7 instead of 10-6 or worse in some cases.”

“I felt like it still looked like we were on Spring Break a little bit as far as the conditioning,” he added.… Read more...

No. 6 Ole Miss Hosts UT Martin for School Day Game

Rebels and Skyhawks Begin Play Tuesday Morning at 11 A.M.

MIDWEEK GAME
Matchup: No. 6 Ole Miss (19-2) vs. UT Martin (7-13)
Date: March 22, 2016
Location: Oxford, Miss.
Venue: Swayze Field
Capacity: 10,323
Television: SEC Network+
Richard Cross, play-by-play
David Dellucci, analyst
Radio: Ole Miss Radio Network
David Kellum, play-by-play
Keith Kessinger, analyst
Live Audio: OleMissSports.com
Series: Ole Miss leads 16-1

Last Game: April 15, 2015
Oxford, Miss.
Ole Miss won 11-1

PROMOTIONS
School Day Game
Over 6,000 kids from local school are expected to be in attendance.

QUICK HITS
– After winning four-of-five games last week, the Rebels have the third-best record in the nation at 19-2.… Read more...

No. 8 Ole Miss Opens SEC Play at Tennessee

Rebels Begin Conference Action on the Road for the Fourth Straight Season

WEEKEND SERIES
Matchup: No. 8 Ole Miss (17-1) at Tennessee (11-5)
Date: March 18-20, 2016
Location: Knoxville, Tenn.
Venue: Lindsey Nelson Stadium
Capacity: 4,283
Television: SEC Network+
Mike Keith, play-by-play
Rusty Ensor, analyst
Radio: Ole Miss Radio Network
David Kellum, play-by-play
Keith Kessinger, analyst
Live Audio: OleMissSports.com
Series: Ole Miss leads 45-36-1
Last Series: April 3-5, 2015
Oxford, Miss.
Tennessee won 2-of-3

QUICK HITS
– Ole Miss is 17-1 for the third time in school history, all under head coach Mike Bianco.
– The Rebels have won 12 straight games for the sixth time in program history.… Read more...

Staring Down a Different Opponent

Ole Miss Men’s Tennis vs Texas A&M on March 13, 2016 in Oxford, MS.
Photo by Ellen O’Nan/Ole Miss Athletics

Ole Miss Men’s Tennis Junior Ricardo Jorge Confronts Scoliosis Head on

By Kim Ling,
Associate Athletics Media Relations Director

OXFORD, Miss. — Junior Ole Miss men’s tennis player Ricardo Jorge grew up playing tennis in Portugal and always envisioned playing professionally one day. He was a national champion twice already at the age of 14 when suddenly his life changed.

Ranked No. 1 in Portugal at the time, Jorge was training in Lisbon, nearly three hours away from his hometown of Tavira.… Read more...

Five-Run Fifth Lifts No. 8 Ole Miss Over UAB

Rebels Win 12 Straight Games for the Sixth Time in Program History

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Five runs in the fifth inning were all No. 8 Ole Miss needed to complete the midweek sweep over UAB. The Rebels (17-1) increased their winning streak to 12 games with the 5-1 win over the Blazers (6-11)Wednesday afternoon at Regions Field.

For the second straight day, a freshman dazzled as the Rebels’ starting pitcher. James McArthur (2-0) allowed just one run on five hits to pick up his second victory in as many starts. The tall right-hander also struck out five and did not surrender a walk for the third consecutive outing.… Read more...

No. 8 Rebels Breeze Past Blazers, 8-1

JB Woodman – Photo by Joshua McCoy/Ole Miss Athletics @olemisspix

Ole Miss Baseball’s Win Streak Climbs to 11 Games

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The No. 8 Ole Miss baseball team increased its winning streak to 11 games with an 8-1 road victory over UAB Tuesday night at Regions Field. The Rebels (16-1) scored three runs in the first and never looked back, taking the first game of the midweek series against the Blazers (6-10).

Freshman Andy Pagnozzi (3-0) earned the win in just his second career start. The right-hander went a career-long 6.1 innings and allowed just one run on two hits.… Read more...

Five-Game Road Trip Begins for Ole Miss Baseball

No. 8 Rebels Face UAB for Two Midweek Games at Regions Field

MIDWEEK SERIES
Matchup: No. 8 Ole Miss (15-1) at UAB (6-9)
Date: March 15-16, 2016
Location: Birmingham, Ala.
Venue: Regions Field
Capacity: 8,500
Television: None
Radio: Ole Miss Radio Network
David Kellum, play-by-play
Keith Kessinger, analyst
Live Audio: OleMissSports.com
Series: Series tied 11-11
Last Series: March 24, 2015
Oxford, Miss.
UAB won 2-of-2
Game 1: 1-6 (7)
Game 2: 1-3 (7)

QUICK HITS
– Ole Miss plays five road games in six days this week, its longest road trip of the season.
– Ole Miss is 15-1 for the third time in school history and the second under Mike Bianco.… Read more...

Moody Named To AP All-SEC First Team

Photo by Josh McCoy – Ole Miss Athletics – @OleMissPix

Second-Straight Season To Earn First-Team Honors From Media

OXFORD, Miss. – Senior Stefan Moody was named to the All-SEC first team by the Associated Press Monday. It is the second-straight season Moody has earned first-team honors from the league’s media.

Moody, who was also named to the All-SEC first team by the league’s coaches last week, is the first player since Vanderbilt’s John Jenkins in 2011 and 2012 to earn consensus (Associated Press and coaches) first team All-SEC honors in consecutive seasons.

The Kissimmee, Florida native is the first Rebel since Ansu Sesay in 1997 and 1998 to earn back-to-back first-team honors.… Read more...

No. 13 Ole Miss Baseball Welcomes Grambling State to Oxford

Rebels Battle the Tigers in the Final Non-Conference Weekend Series

WEEKEND SERIES
Matchup: No. 13 Ole Miss (12-1) vs. Grambling State (4-6)
Date: March 11-13, 2016
Location: Oxford, Miss.
Venue: Swayze Field
Capacity: 10,323
Television: SEC Network+
Tyler Springs (Friday) Richard Cross or Will Kollmeyer (Saturday/Sunday), play-by-play
David Dellucci, analyst
Radio: Ole Miss Radio Network
Richard Cross or David Kellum, play-by-play
    Keith Kessinger, analyst
Live Audio: OleMissSports.com
Series: First Meeting
Last Game: N/A

PROMOTIONS
Saturday, March 12, 1:30 p.m.
Celebrate St. Patty’s Day a little early. The team will wear green hats.

Sunday, March 13, 1:30 p.m.
Kids Run the Bases Presented by Belles and Beaus.… Read more...

Clutch Hitting Lifts Rebels to Comeback Victory

Photo by Josh McCoy – Ole Miss Athletics

No. 13 Ole Miss Rallied to Defeat Southeast Missouri 6-4 Wednesday Evening

OXFORD, Miss. – Will Golsan’s two-run homer tied the game in the seventh, and Holt Perdzockdelivered a pinch-hit two-RBI single to lead No. 13 Ole Miss in a comeback victory over Southeast Missouri Wednesday evening at Swayze Field. The Rebels (12-1) were trailing 4-2 before the back-to-back two-run innings propelled them to a 6-4 win, completing the sweep over the Redhawks (6-7).

With the victory, Ole Miss won its seventh straight game. The Rebel offense once again recorded double digits in hits, finishing the night with 11.… Read more...

No. 13 Rebels Roll Redhawks, 10-2 (With Video)

Photo by Josh McCoy – Ole Miss Athletics

Ole Miss Baseball Increases Winning Streak to Six Games

OXFORD, Miss. – Starting a five-game homestand, the No. 13 Ole Miss baseball team defeated Southeastern Missouri on Tuesday night, 10-2. After trailing for the first three innings, the Rebels (11-1) used a four-run rally in the fourth inning to lock in a win in the first game of the midweek series against the Redhawks (6-6).

With the victory, Ole Miss won its six straight game of the season and improved to 11-1 for the third time in the past four seasons.

The fourth-inning rally marks the seventh time this season the Rebels recorded at least four runs in an inning.… Read more...

SEC Tourney Game Notes – Ole Miss vs. Alabama

Ole Miss (20-11, 10-8 SEC) vs. Alabama (17-13, 8-10 SEC)

Date: Thursday, March 10, 2016
Time: 6:00p.m. CT
Location: Nashville, Tenn.
Arena: Bridgestone Arena (19,395)
Television: SEC Network
John Saunders, play-by-play
Jon Sundvold, analyst
Kaylee Hartungm, sideline
Radio: Ole Miss Radio Network
David Kellum, play-by-play
Keith Carter, analyst
Satellite Radio: Sirius 145, XM 190
Live Audio: OleMissSports.com
Live Video: WatchESPN.com
Series: Alabama leads 118-57
Neutral: UA leads 9-3
Streak: OM, W2
Last Meeting: OM, W 82-74 (1/7/16)

TIP OFF
• Ole Miss enters the SEC Tournament as the No. 7 seed and will face 10th-seeded Alabama in the second roundThursday. The Rebels are 30-51 all time in the SEC Tournament and 5-6 tourney games in Nashville.… Read more...

Tickets on Sale for 2016 Chucky Mullins Award Ceremony

April 9 Breakfast and Ceremony, Presented by the M-Club

OXFORD, Miss. – Ole Miss Athletics will host a breakfast and ceremony for the 27th annual Chucky Mullins Courage Award, presented by the M-Club, on Saturday, April 9 at the Manning Center’s Grill at 1810.

Breakfast will begin at 8 a.m. CT, followed by the ceremony emceed by radio and television personality Richard Cross. As a reminder, Ole Miss will not have a spring football game this year due to construction at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.

A limited number of tickets are available for the award ceremony. Tickets can be purchased here at $15 per person.… Read more...

Moody Earns First Team All-SEC Honors             

Photo – CBSSports.com

First Rebel To Earn Back-To-Back First Team Honors Since Ansu Sesay

OXFORD, Miss. – Ole Miss senior guard Stefan Moody has been named to the All-SEC first team by the league’s coaches, the conference office announced Tuesday.

It is the second straight first-team nod for the Kissimmee, Florida native and he is first Rebel since Ansu Sesay in 1997-98 to earn back-to-back first-team honors. The 2016 C Spire Howell Trophy winner, as the best men’s collegiate player in Mississippi, is the 15th All-SEC honoree under head coach Andy Kennedy, which is the third most in the league over the last 10 years trailing only Kentucky and Florida.… Read more...

Ole Miss Football Spring Update – March 7

Issac Gross pressures Bama QB Blake Simms – Photo by Rebel Nation Magazine

Jeremy Liggins at Left Tackle; Issac Gross Healing

OXFORD, Miss. — With spring football practice fully underway, head coach Hugh Freeze’s Rebels took repetitions in full pads for just the second time Monday afternoon. Due to construction, the team was inside the Manning Center for the two-hour practice session.

“It’s very hard, when you don’t have pads, to tell anything,” Freeze said. “We’ve only had pads one day, and that wasSaturday. It was typical spring first day of pads.

The story of the day was the work of, what will be, a new-look offensive line.… Read more...

No. 13 Rebels Host SEMO for Midweek Series

Photo by Angie Ledbetter, Rebel Nation Magazine

Ole Miss Baseball Begins a Stretch of Five Home Games in Six Days

MIDWEEK SERIES
Matchup: No. 13 Ole Miss (10-1) vs. Southeast Missouri (6-5)
Date: March 8-9, 2016
Location: Oxford, Miss.
Venue: Swayze Field
Capacity: 10,323
Television: SEC Network+
Richard Cross, play-by-play
David Dellucci, analyst
Radio: Ole Miss Radio Network
David Kellum, play-by-play
Keith Kessinger, analyst
Live Audio: OleMissSports.com
Series: Ole Miss leads 14-2
Last Game: May 17, 2011
Ole Miss won 10-6
Oxford, Miss.

PROMOTIONS
Tuesday, March 8, 6:30 p.m.
Ole Miss Faculty and Staff Night
Kids Night! Kids 12 and under get in FREE
$1 Hot Dog Night

Wednesday, March 9, 4 p.m.… Read more...

No. 13 Ole Miss Powers Past Ball State, 7-3

Cameron Dishon and Colby Bortles Homered in the Victory

CONWAY, S.C. – In its first game away from the friendly confines of Swayze Field, the No. 13 Ole Miss baseball team cruised to a 7-3 victory over Ball State University Friday afternoon at Springs Brooks Stadium. The Rebels (8-1) used a pair of three-run innings to win the first game of the 2016 Chanticleer Classic, hosted by Coastal Carolina University.

Ole Miss scored seven runs on nine hits. Switch hitter Henri Lartigue went 3-for-3 from the right side of the plate and reaching base all four times he stepped up to the plate.… Read more...

Ole Miss Hoops Game Notes: @ Tennessee

Ole Miss (19-11, 9-8 SEC) at Tennessee (13-17, 6-10 SEC)
Date: Saturday, March 5, 2016
Time: 11:00 a.m. CT
Location: Knoxville, Tenn.
Arena: Thompson-Soling Arena (21,678)
Television: SEC Network
Tom Hart, play-by-play
Joe Dean, Jr., analyst
Radio: Ole Miss Radio Network
David Kellum, play-by-play
Bam Doyne, analyst
Satellite Radio: Sirius 83, XM 190
Live Audio: OleMissSports.com
Live Video: WatchESPN.com
Series: UT leads 70-42
In Knoxville: OM leads 40-11
Streak: OM, W1
Last Meeting: OM, W 59-57 (2/19/15)

TIP OFF
• Ole Miss travels to Tennessee Saturday to face the Volunteers in the SEC regular-season finale. A win would secure the Rebels no worse than the No. … Read more...

Ole Miss Coach Hugh Freeze Spring Press Conference Transcript

Coach Hugh Freeze – Photo by Greg Pevey, Rebel Nation Magazine™

Freeze Met with Media at the Start of 2016 Spring Drills

Opening Statement…

“We are extremely excited about getting year five going here at Ole Miss. I can’t believe it is actually the fifth year already. I was talking to (strength) coach (Paul) Jackson on the practice field the other day, and it has gone by so fast. We are excited about spring ball. With our signing class this year, we are excited to have early enrollees here that come in that we need. We need that depth in certain spots, and we get to look at them.… Read more...

Rebels Hit the Road for First Time This Weekend

Ole Miss Pitcher Wyatt Short / Photo by Angie Ledbetter, Rebel Nation Magazine™

Ole Miss Baseball will Face Three Teams in the Chanticleer Classic, March 4-6

CHANTICLEER CLASSIC
Teams: No. 13 Ole Miss (7-1), No. 18 Coastal Carolina (5-3), Ball State (3-5), Cincinnati (0-7)
Dates: March 4-6, 2016
Location: Conway, S.C.
Venue: Springs Brooks Stadium
Capacity: 2,500
Television: None
Radio: Ole Miss Radio Network
Eli Savoie, play-by-play
Keith Kessinger, analyst
Live Audio: OleMissSports.com
Series vs. Ball State: First Meeting
Series vs. Coastal Carolina: First Meeting
Series vs. Cincinnati: First Meeting

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE (All Times CT)
Friday, March 4
Ole Miss vs.… Read more...

Throwback Thursday / EVAN ENGRAM: A New Attitude

Evan Engram – Photo by Greg Pevey, Rebel Nation Magazine™

As published in the Sept/Oct 2015 Issue
By John Davis – Oxford Citizen
Contributing Writer

It takes a lot for CJ Johnson to be impressed. The Philadelphia native has dealt with his share of injuries, and change during his Ole Miss career. He’s seen a lot, more than most players do, as he gets ready to play his fifth year in Oxford.

So when Johnson praises a teammate for their work ethic, and overall ability, it should be noted. He’s seen a lot of good, and he’s seen a lot of not so good.… Read more...

Ole Miss Football Returning to Haiti over Spring Break

Photo from the Rebels’ 2015 Haiti trip (Christian Russell, Chad Kelly, Hugh Freeze and Jeremy Liggins)

Members of Rebel Team and Staff Back in Haiti for Mission Work for Third Straight Year

OXFORD, Miss. – For the third straight Ole Miss spring break, members of the Rebel football program will spend their precious week off from class, workouts, practice and film sessions doing mission work in Haiti.

A 28-person group will take the trip from Oxford to Camp Marie, Haiti, to continue their work to create a sustainable community for Haitians in need. Now that the village of 10,000 Haitians has access to clean water (which the Ole Miss team helped to start last year), there is a need to further the water into their crop areas.… Read more...

No. 13 Rebels Wrap Up Homestand with Memphis

First Pitch Between Ole Miss (6-1) and Memphis (4-2) set for 3 p.m.

MIDWEEK GAME
Matchup: Ole Miss (6-1) vs. Memphis (4-2)
Date: March 2, 2016
Location: Oxford, Miss.
Venue: Swayze Field
Capacity: 10,323
Television: SEC Network+
Will Kollmeyer, play-by-play
David Dellucci, analyst
Radio: Ole Miss Radio Network
Eli Savoie, play-by-play
Keith Kessinger, analyst
Live Audio: OleMissSports.com
Series: Ole Miss leads 91-52

Last Series: March 31/April 22, 2015
Series split, 1-1
Memphis, Tenn./Oxford, Miss.

PROMOTIONS
Kids Night! Kids 12 and under get in FREE
$1 Hot Dog Night

QUICK HITS
– The Rebels enter this week with a 6-1 record after taking two-of-three from No.… Read more...

Ole Miss Hoops Game Notes vs. Mississippi State

Ole Miss (18-11, 8-8 SEC) vs. Mississippi State (13-15, 6-10 SEC)

Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Time: 6:00 p.m. CT
Location: Oxford, Miss.
Arena: The Pavilion at Ole Miss (9,051)
Television: SEC Network
Dave Neal, play-by-play
Daymeon Fishback, analyst
Radio: Ole Miss Radio Network
David Kellum, play-by-play
Keith Carter, analyst
Satellite Radio: Sirius 83, XM 190
Live Audio: OleMissSports.com
Live Video: WatchESPN.com
Series: MSU leads 142-111
In Oxford: OM leads 81-43
Streak: MSU, W1
Last Meeting: OM, L 77-83 (1/23/16)\

TIP OFF
• Ole Miss returns home to host rival Mississippi State Wednesday. The Rebels have won four of the last five meet ings against the Bulldogs.… Read more...

Moody Named C Spire Howell Trophy Finalist

Photo by Greg Pevey, Rebel Nation Magazine™

Ole Miss Has Won The Award Three Years Straight

OXFORD, Miss. – Senior guard Stefan Moody has been named one of three finalists for the C Spire Howell Trophy the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame announced Monday.

Moody took home the C Spire Howell Trophy last season and an Ole Miss player has won the award each of the last three seasons. Presented to the most outstanding men’s collegiate basketball player in Mississippi, the trophy is named for the great Bailey Howell. The trophy will be presented Monday, March 7, at an 11:30 a.m.… Read more...

Ole Miss’ Shandricka Sessom Gillom Trophy Finalist 

Ole Miss Women’s Basketball vs #6 Tennessee on february 12th, 2015 in Oxford, MS. – Photo by Josh McCoy, Ole Miss Athletics
Photo by Joshua McCoy/Ole Miss Athletics

Award given annually to best collegiate women’s basketball player in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. – Ole Miss sophomore guard Shandricka Sessom (Byhalia. Miss) has been announced as a finalist for the C Spire Gillom Trophy presented annually to the top collegiate women’s basketball player in the state of Mississippi. Mississippi State’s Victoria Vivians and Delta State’s Chelsey Rhodes join Sessom as finalists.

The award is named after former Ole Miss great Peggie Gillom-Granderson. Gillom’s name is etched in the Ole Miss record books as she still stands as Ole Miss’ top scorer and rebounder.… Read more...

No. 21 Ole Miss Takes Series over No. 2 Louisville (Video)

The 4-2 Victory Gave the Rebels Their Third-Straight Winning Series Against a Top-2 Team

OXFORD, Miss. – On a picture-perfect Sunday afternoon at Swayze Field, the No. 21 Ole Miss baseball team claimed the weekend series over No. 2 Louisville with a 4-2 victory in the rubber match. The Rebels (6-1) used a three-run rally, courtesy of four straight hits and a sacrifice fly, in the bottom of the third inning to take the lead and keep it for the remainder of the contest.

The win over the Cardinals (5-2) marks the third straight time Ole Miss has emerged with a series over a top-two team.… Read more...

Schedule Set for BancorpSouth Rebel Road Trip

Fifth-Annual Tour Kicks Off April 17 in Atlanta

OXFORD, Miss. – The schedule is set and tickets on sale for the 2016 BancorpSouth Rebel Road Trip, Ole Miss’ fifth annual tour of the state and surrounding areas. Visit www.rebelroadtrip.com for tickets and full details of each event.

Headlined by Ole Miss head football coach Hugh Freeze and athletics director Ross Bjork, the BancorpSouth Rebel Road Trip (#RRT16) will feature 12 fan meetings across the region beginning Sunday, April 17 in Atlanta at the College Football Hall of Fame. Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter and other Rebel coaches will also speak at select stops.… Read more...

Ole Miss Hoops Game Notes: vs. Georgia

Ole Miss (18-10, 8-7 SEC) at Georgia (14-12, 7-8 SEC)
Date: Saturday, Feb. 28, 2016
Time: 11:00 a.m. CT
Location: Oxford, Miss.
Arena: Stegman Coliseum (10,523)
Television: SEC Network
Paul Sunderland, play-by-play
Kyle Macy, analyst
Radio: Ole Miss Radio Network
David Kellum, play-by-play
Keith Carter, analyst
Satellite Radio: Sirius 83, XM 190
Live Audio: OleMissSports.com
Live Video: WatchESPN.com
Series: Georgia leads series 70-42
In Athens: Georgia leads 39-12
Streak: OM, W1
Last Meeting: OM, W 72-71 (1/09/16)

TIP OFF
• Ole Miss hits the road Saturday riding a two-game winning streak to face the Georgia Bulldogs. The Rebels are looking for their first season sweep of the ‘Dogs since 1989.… Read more...

#21 Ole Miss Baseball Notes: vs. #2 Louisville

No. 21 Ole Miss Hosts No. 2 Louisville for Weekend Series

Rebels Welcome an Undefeated, Top-Ranked Team to Swayze Field for a Three-Game Set

WEEKEND SERIES
Matchup: No. 21 Ole Miss (4-0) vs. No. 2 Louisville (4-0)
Date: Feb. 26-28, 2016
Location: Oxford, Miss.
Venue: Swayze Field
Capacity: 10,323
Television: SEC Network+
Richard Cross (Fri., Sat.)/Will Kollmeyer (Sun.), play-by-play
David Dellucci, analyst
Radio: Ole Miss Radio Network
David Kellum (Sun.)/Eli Savoie (Fri., Sat.), play-by-play
Keith Kessinger, analyst
Live Audio: OleMissSports.com
Series: Ole Miss leads 6-5
Last Series: March 10-11, 2015
Midweek series split, 1-1
Louisville, Ky.

PROMOTIONS
Friday, Feb. 26: Brady Bramlett Poster Giveaway
Sunday, Feb.… Read more...

Ole Miss Sweeps FIU with 16-5 Series Finale Win (w/ Video)

Box Score  | Photo Gallery

OXFORD, Miss. – The bats remained on fire for the No. 24 Ole Miss baseball team as the Rebels scored nine runs in the bottom of the first en route to a 16-5 win over Florida International Sunday afternoon. The victory secured the Rebels (3-0) a three-game sweep to begin the season.

Ole Miss is off to a 3-0 start for the fourth time in the past six seasons, and ninth overall under head coach Mike Bianco.

Every Rebel in the starting lineup recorded at least one hit at the plate. Ole Miss scored 16 runs on 12 hits, led Tate Blackman, Will Golsan and J.B.… Read more...

Rebel Baseball Breaks Season Ticket Record

Photo by Angie Ledbetter for Rebel Nation Magazine™

Ole Miss Baseball Season Ticket Holders at 5,725 and Counting

OXFORD, Miss. – The Ole Miss Ticket Office is pleased to announce that a record number of season tickets have been sold for the 2016 Ole Miss baseball season. Selling 5,725 season tickets and counting, the mark breaks the previous record of 5,709 sold during the 2013 season.

“On behalf of the Ole Miss baseball program, I want to thank all of our season ticket holders for helping set a new record as we begin the 2016 season,” said Ole Miss Baseball Head Coach Mike Bianco.… Read more...

Neumann Named SEC Basketball Legend

Former All-American To Be Honored At The SEC Tournament

OXFORD, Miss. – Former Ole Miss Basketball All-American Johnny Neumann has been named to the 2016 SEC Legends class, the conference office announced Friday.

One of the most exciting players in college basketball history, Neumann electrified crowds in Oxford and across the Southeast in his one season at with the Rebels and left his marks in the record books that might never be touched. Neumann led the nation in scoring as a sophomore at 40.1 points per game and was named to several 1971 All-America squads. The SEC Player of the Year, Neumann holds the Ole Miss single-season scoring record with 923 points.… Read more...

SEC Coaches Tab Robinson Preseason All-SEC

Photo by Bobby McDuffie for Rebel Nation Magazine

Rebels Projected to Finish Fifth in SEC West

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Ole Miss junior shortstop Errol Robinson was named preseason All-Southeastern Conference Second Team, the league announced Thursday morning. The preseason All-SEC teams were chosen by the conference’s 14 head coaches.

The All-SEC honor adds another preseason accolade for Robinson. Ole Miss’ third-year starting shortstop already collected preseason All-America honors from Baseball America and D1Baseball.com. Major League Baseball scouts tabbed Robinson as the best shortstop in the country heading into the season, earning him a spot on Baseball America’s Preseason All-America First Team.… Read more...

Grant Heard is turning Ole Miss into “Wide Receiver U.”

Ole Miss Receivers Coach – Grant Heard

By John Davis – Oxford Citizen
Featured Writer – Rebel Nation Magazine
As Published in the September/October 2015 Issue
Photos Courtesy Ole Miss Athletics

Grant Heard called his return to coach the wide receivers at his alma mater as a “blessing.” For Heard, who played for the Rebels in the late 1990s under Tommy Tuberville and David Cutcliffe, there isn’t another school he would choose to coach at other than Ole Miss.

“Having played here, it’s really just a blessing to be able to come back and help the team out to the point where we can be competitive and be relevant in the SEC,” he said.… Read more...

Baseball Single-Game Tickets Now on Sale

Photo by Angie Ledbetter for Rebel Nation Magazine™

Rebel Fans can Purchase Non-Conference Tickets on OleMissTix.com

OXFORD, Miss. – The 2016 Ole Miss Baseball season is just around the corner, and single-game tickets are now on sale for non-conference games at Swayze Field. Tickets start at only $5 and can be purchased at OleMissTix.com.

Fresh off their 13th NCAA Regional appearance in the last 15 seasons, the Rebels will play 17 non-conference matchups at the friendly confines of Swayze Field. The non-conference slate features a pair of three-game series against two teams that made the NCAA Tournament last year. No. 24 Ole Miss will open up the season with a weekend series versus Florida International, beginning Feb.… Read more...

Ole Miss Football Signs Highest-Rated Class in Program History

Ranked as High as Fourth Nationally by ESPN.com

Signing Day Central | 2016 Signees | Press Conference (Video) | Press Conference Transcript

Ole Miss QB signee, Shae Patterson, has already enrolled at Ole Miss and will participate in Spring drills.

OXFORD, Miss. – Strong relationships built with recruits and their families, first-class academic and training facilities and a winning product on the field have helped Ole Miss significantly raise the level of talent within the football program since head coach Hugh Freeze arrived in 2012.

The Rebels took another step forward Wednesday by signing their highest-rated class on record, one Freeze characterizes as the “deepest” since he’s been the head coach.… Read more...

The March/April issue is Coming Soon!

It’s like a second Christmas in Oxford this time of year! Signing Day has come and gone and the March/April issue of Rebel Nation Magazine™ is just around the corner hitting stores on March 8 (click here to find a store near you). Football recruiting is the second most important season at Ole Miss as Rebel fans across the country take a quick break from basketball to enjoy in the fruits of Coach Freeze and his staffs labor over the past year. Rebel Nation Magazine™ writer John Davis of the Oxford Citizen will give you the inside scoop on another Top 5 Signing Class in 2016.… Read more...

2016 Ole Miss Football Season Tickets On Sale

Coach Hugh Freeze – Photo by Greg Pevey, Rebel Nation Magazine™

Renew or Order by March 31 Priority Deadline

 OXFORD, Miss. – Football season tickets for the 2016 season are on sale for an Ole Miss football team coming off a 10-3 campaign that featured wins over Alabama, Auburn, LSU and Mississippi State, as well as a 48-20 triumph over Oklahoma State in the Allstate Sugar Bowl.

The priority deadline for fans to renew or order season tickets has been moved up to March 31. In past years, the deadline was April 30. Annual memberships to the Ole Miss Athletics Foundation are also due by the same deadline to maintain your seats and priority.… Read more...

Errol Robinson Named D1Baseball Preseason All-American

Errol Robison – Photo by Bobby McDuffie for Rebel Nation Magazine™

Rebel Shortstop Tabbed First Team All-American Heading into the 2016 Season

OXFORD, Miss. – Ole Miss shortstop Errol Robinson has been tabbed a preseason first All-American by D1Baseball.com, the baseball publication site announced Monday morning. Robinson’s “elite range, body control and actions” earned him the nod as the nation’s best shortstop heading into the 2016 season.

The All-American accolade adds to the recognition Robinson has received this preseason. D1Baseball also named Robinson the 28th-best prospect heading into 2016. Baseball America tabbed him No. 21 on its list of top prospects, while Perfect Game had the Rebel shortstop at No.… Read more...

2015 Rebels Shatter School Records

Coach Hugh Freeze – Photo by Greg Pevey, Rebel Nation Magazine™

Ole Miss Broke or Tied 64 Statistical School Records Among 2015 Achievements

OXFORD, Miss. – The 2015 season was one for the ages for the Ole Miss Rebels.

The culmination of a group of superbly talented players, Hugh Freeze and his staff’s up-tempo style of play, a renewed vigor in the Ole Miss fan base, and the opportunity for the highest levels of success in the Southeastern Conference Western Division produced a hallmark season in Oxford, Mississippi.

Ole Miss’ 48-20 victory over Oklahoma State in the Allstate Sugar Bowl capped the team’s first 10-win season since 2003 and the fourth straight season with a higher win total than the previous year.… Read more...

Diamond Rebels Set for 10 Nationally Televised Games

Pitcher Wyatt Short – Photo by Bobby McDuffie for Rebel Nation Magazine™

Ole Miss Baseball will Appear 10 Times Across ESPN Networks

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Ole Miss baseball team will play at least 10 games on national television for the upcoming 2016 season. The Rebels will be featured on SEC Network eight times throughout the season, while also appearing on ESPN2 and ESPNU for one game apiece.

People across the country will be able to get a taste of the best atmosphere in college baseball with eight of the 10 nationally televised Ole Miss games airing from Oxford-University Stadium/Swayze Field, home of the Rebels.… Read more...

Ole Miss Football Cracks Top 10 in Final National Rankings

Photo by Rebel Nation Magazine™

Highest Final National Ranking since 1969

OXFORD, Miss. – The number 10 looks good for the Ole Miss Rebels.

Ole Miss is top 10 in the final national rankings, coming in at No. 9 in the Amway coaches poll and No. 10 in the Associated Press poll. It’s the Rebels’ first top-10 final ranking since the 1969 season (No. 8 AP).

The Rebels won 10 games for the first time since 2003, including major wins over eventual national champion Alabama and SEC West rivals Auburn, LSU and Mississippi State. Hugh Freeze’s squad capped the impressive campaign with a 48-20 win over then-No.… Read more...

David Kellum Named Mississippi Sportscaster of Year for Seventh Time

Awarded by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association

SALISBURY, N.C. – Ole Miss play-by-play voice David Kellum has been named Mississippi Sportscaster of the Year for the seventh time in his career, as announced by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association on Monday.

NSSA members annually elect print and radio/television winners from each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Davis Potter of the Oxford Eagle was selected as the Mississippi Sportswriter of the Year for the first time in his career.

Winners will be introduced at the 57th annual NSSA Awards Weekend, June 18-20, in Salisbury, North Carolina.… Read more...

Laremy Tunsil Declares for NFL Draft

Ole Miss Offensive Tackle Among Top Draft Prospects

OXFORD, Miss. – Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil has decided to join his teammates Laquon Treadwell and Robert Nkemdiche in declaring early for the 2016 NFL Draft, he announced Monday.

Statement from Laremy Tunsil:

“After weighing the decision with my family, I will forgo my senior season and enter the 2016 NFL Draft. It’s been a lifelong dream to play in the NFL, and I’m excited about the challenge in front of me. I will always cherish my time at Ole Miss and the relationships with my teammates, coaches and staff. Those are my brothers, and I will always be a Rebel.… Read more...

Laquon Treadwell Declares for NFL Draft

Laquon Treadwell – Photo by Greg Pevey, Rebel Nation Magazine™

Ole Miss Receiver to Take Talents to Next Level, Forgo Senior Year

OXFORD, Miss. – Ole Miss junior wide receiver Laquon Treadwell is electing to forgo his senior year of college and enter his name for the upcoming 2016 National Football League Draft, he announced Monday.

Statement from Laquon Treadwell:

“After sitting down with my family, we have decided it is time for me to take the next step in my career and enter the 2016 NFL draft. It’s always been a dream of mine to play in the NFL, and I can’t thank my teammates, coaches and our great fans enough for their unbelievable support since the first day I stepped foot on campus.… Read more...

Sweet Victory: Rebels Dominate Oklahoma State in Sugar Bowl

Photo by Rebel Nation Magazine™

NEW ORLEANS – How sweet it was. No. 12 Ole Miss dominated No. 16 Oklahoma State, 48-20, in the 82nd annual Allstate Sugar Bowl Saturday night in front of a sellout crowd at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

In their first appearance in the Sugar Bowl in 46 years, the Rebels left it all on the field, claiming their first 10-win season since the 2003 campaign.

“It’s hard to express all the feelings and emotions that you have,” head coach Hugh Freeze said. “You put so much into a team, the kids you care about, and you go through the disappointments.… Read more...

Six Rebels Make AP All-SEC Teams

Laquon Treadwell – Photo by Rebel Nation Magazine™

Laquon Treadwell Named to First Team

OXFORD, Miss. – Six Ole Miss Rebels have been named to the Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference football first and second teams, the AP announced Monday.

Laquon Treadwell was named a first-team wide receiver, while five Rebels were voted to the second team: quarterback Chad Kelly, defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche, defensive end Marquis Haynes, defensive back Trae Elston and defensive back Mike Hilton.

The Rebels’ six selections were tied with Florida and Tennessee for second-most among league teams behind SEC Champion Alabama. Ole Miss also had six selections on last year’s AP All-SEC teams.… Read more...

Seven Rebels Earn All-SEC Honors

Laquon Treadwell – Photo by Greg Pevey, Rebel Nation Magazine™

Conference Coaches Place a School-Record Seven Rebels on All-SEC Teams

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – With a 2015 regular season that included nine wins, a second-place finish in the Southeastern Conference’s Western division, historic victories and numerous school records broken, the Ole Miss football team landed seven Rebels on All-SEC teams, as voted on by the league’s 14 head coaches.

Senior Trae Elston and junior Laquon Treadwell earned first team All-SEC honors, while five Rebels found a spot on the All-SEC second team: Evan Engram, Marquis Haynes, Mike Hilton, Chad Kelly and Robert Nkemdiche.… Read more...

FedEx and Anonymous Donor Deliver Major Gifts to Ole Miss Athletics

Funds will Enable Facility Expansion to Support Academics for Student-Athletes

OXFORD, Miss. — A gift from FedEx Corporation will help Ole Miss student-athletes succeed in the classroom and beyond.

The company recently donated $2.5 million to the Ole Miss Department of Intercollegiate Athletics to enhance the existing FedEx Student-Athlete Success Center. In addition to the FedEx gift, an anonymous donor has contributed $2.5 million, for a total of $5 million to support the center.

“We are extremely grateful for these major gifts, which will enable us to construct additional one-on-one tutoring rooms, small-group and large-group tutoring rooms, and counselor and student lounges within the FedEx Center,” said Ross Bjork, UM director of athletics.… Read more...

2016 Ole Miss Football Schedule Announced

Ole Miss WR Cody Core. – Photo by Rebel Nation Magazine™

Labor Day Matchup with Florida State in Orlando Kicks Off Season

OXFORD, Miss. – Beginning with a neutral-site season opener against Florida State and featuring key Southeastern Conference home games at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, the 2016 Ole Miss football schedule is sure to get Rebel fans excited.

The Southeastern Conference announced the football schedules for all 14 SEC schools for the 2016 season Thursday.

The Rebels’ season opener against the ACC heavyweight Seminoles will be played Monday, Sept. 5 in Orlando, Florida.

Home conference games that will be played on Hemingway Field’s new natural grass surface will be Alabama (Sept.… Read more...

CHARLIE CONERLY: THE GOLD STANDARD

Charlie Conerly set the Standard for Quarterbacks in Oxford long before Archie, Eli or any other great Rebel QB’s stepped on Campus

By John Davis – Oxford Citizen
Featured Writer – Rebel Nation Magazine™
Photos Courtesy Ole Miss Athletics
As published in the September/October 2015 Issue

1947 All-America Charlie Conerly – Ole Miss File Photo

Five decades before Eli Manning won two Super Bowls for the New York Giants, Charlie Conerly was the former Rebel signal caller making the headlines in the city that never sleeps. Years before Archie, Eli’s father, was the toast of the college football landscape as the latest in a long line of standout quarterbacks from Ole Miss, Conerly was setting the groundwork as a single-wing tailback who could pass.… Read more...

Best Day Ever

Hosting ESPN’s College Game Day and Bama Win Changed Ole Miss Football

By David Collier
Contributing Writer – Rebel Nation Magazine™
As published in the July/August 2015 Football Preview

It was a day every Ole Miss fan will remember. It was a day whenever everything went according to plan. It was a day that catapulted Ole Miss into national relevancy and made everyone realize that things in Oxford, Miss., were a bit different than in the past.

That day, of course, was Oct. 4, 2014 when the 11th-ranked Rebels knocked off No. 3 Alabama in front of a sell-out crowd at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.… Read more...

Ole Miss Makes Major Announcements

A.D. Ross Bjork – Photo by Robert Jordan/Ole Miss Communications

Athletics Director Ross Bjork Announced Major Plans Regarding Ole Miss Athletics on Monday

Ole Miss Athletics Director Ross Bjork announced major plans for Ole Miss Athletics while addressing the media during Monday’s press conference. Following is a transcript.

Opening Statement…
“This week, as we get ready to kick off the football season, but also as we have already started the athletic year with soccer and volleyball being undefeated at this point and time, so we are glad to kick things off. We have done a lot this summer that improves our program in many ways.… Read more...

Ole Miss Announces SEC Schedule, Finalizes 2015-16 Slate

Photo by Bobby McDuffie for Rebel Nation Magazine™

First Game in Pavilion at Ole Miss Set for Jan. 7

OXFORD, Miss. – Ole Miss finalized its 2015-16 schedule Wednesday, as the Southeastern Conference office announced the 2015 league slate, including the first game in the Pavilion at Ole Miss.

The Rebels will begin a new era in the $90 million Pavilion at Ole Miss Jan. 7 when they welcome the Alabama Crimson Tide to Oxford (ESPNU, 8 p.m.) as part of the Grand Opening Weekend on campus. Ole Miss will also host Georgia Jan. 9 (SEC Network, 7:30 p.m.) in the Pavilion, while the Rebel women will play Florida Jan.… Read more...

The Celebrity of Hugh Freeze

By Acey Roberts
Contributing Writer
As published in the July/Aug Football Preview

Hugh Freeze: Embraces his SEC Head Coach Celebrity Status.

In many ways, Ole Miss’ Head coach Hugh Freeze is an unlikely success story.

Relatively few private school coaches break through to the college ranks, much less to be a head coach of an SEC school.

He doesn’t have the pedigree of a Lane Kiffin and he can’t fall back on the coaching tree of a famous head coach (He is in the Orgeron coaching tree for goodness sakes).

Freeze has had to force his way into the limelight in virtually every job. … Read more...

First Down! Oleeeeeee Miss! The Voice of VHS Glen Waddle

The Voice of VHS – Glen Waddle; Photo by Rebel Nation Magazine

By Jeff Roberson
Special to Rebel Nation Magazine™ – As published in the July/August 2014 Football Preivew

For the past 15 years (going on 16 now with the 2015 season), Glen Waddle has used his distinctive voice to start a tradition at Ole Miss football games and to become a staple of Rebel sports on the mic

According to Glen Waddle, former Ole Miss Chancellor Robert Khayat said Waddle was able to do something a lot of others have attempted but not been able to accomplish.

“It was like 2003 when Eli Manning was a senior.… Read more...

Stan Sandroni: Rebel Radio Icon had his own Brand

Stan interviewing Hugh Freeze before the 2014 Chick-Fil-A game with Boise St. – Photo by Michael Thompson

(Publisher’s Note) – When I first met Stan down on the sidelines as a photographer in 2007, he welcomed me as a friend and we talked frequently. I’ll always remember Stan telling me, “Have fun down here, but don’t get run over. Those guys are big!” We here at Rebel Nation Magazine were honored when Chuck Rounsaville said he’d write a feature in memory of his friendship with Stan Sandroni. So without further ado….

A special to Rebel Nation Magazine™
By Chuck Rounsaville
Guest Writer – Publisher, The Ole Miss Spirit
Published in the January/February 2015 Issue

When we leave this life, we’d all like to think we’ll be remembered in a meaningful way for our oneness, our individuality, in this cookie-cutter world.… Read more...

MIKE DENNIS: An Ole Miss Rebel

Mike Dennis will be inducted into the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame, Saturday, August 1, 2015.

By John Davis – Contributing Writer
Oxford Citizen – Photos Courtesy Ole Miss Athletics
As published in the July/August 2014 Football Preview

Coach Vaught had to fend off Alabama’s Bear Bryant, but in the end he got his man.

Football essentially shaped who Mike Dennis is. The former Ole Miss Rebel, and Jackson native, has literally made a living from football. His family was formed while he was a member of the Los Angeles Rams. His toughness and work ethic was set in motion by his high school coach, Jack Carlisle, and then improved through Johnny Vaught.… Read more...

Friendship Keeps Competition in Perspective for Rebel Goalies

2015 Ole Miss Soccer Goalkeepers – Photo courtesy Ole Miss Athletics

Killeen, Merritt Push To Improve, Grab Starting Position For 2015

OXFORD, Miss. – Competition is often said to bring out the best in people.

Usually it’s a phrase used in reference to a primal need to succeed. It describes a drive in people to push past others to achieve success and stake an individual claim to greatness in a profession or sport. It brings out a desire to be the best at all costs.

A pair of young keepers at Ole Miss have found that competition truly can bring out the best in people.… Read more...

REBEL ALLEY: Highly Motivating

Known as the “Official Team Motivational Coordinators” – Rebel Alley has its own style of pumping up the players during the Walk of Champions

By Acey Roberts – Featured Writer
As published in the Nov/Dec 2014 Issue
Photos by Rebel Nation Magazine™

On, October 13, 2007, Alabama was in the Grove.  The Rebel players and fans were mad and ready to fight for a win.  It had been a tough couple of years for Ole Miss and Head Coach Ed Orgeron, but no one wanted to win more or had put in more time and effort than Coach O.

He was a very personable coach that was easily liked and the team adopted his personality. … Read more...

REBEL NATION FLASHBACK: The 1947 Rebels

Dixie Howell (31) runs for positive yards during the 1948 Delta Bowl with Barney Poole (89) leading the way. – Photo Courtesy Ole Miss Athletics

By Seph Anderson
Featured Writer
As published in the Mar/Apr 2015 Issue

Throughout the storied history of Ole Miss Football, there have been many special teams.
The 1935 Orange Bowl Team.
The 1952 Team that upset #3 Maryland.
The 1959, 1960 and 1962 National Champions.
The 1947, 1954, 1955, 1960, 1962, and 1963 SEC Champions.
The 1971 Rebels.
Brewer’s teams from the early 90’s.
Chucky Mullins’ 1989 Rebels.
Eli’s 2003 Rebels.
The 2008 & 2009 Cotton Bowl Champs.… Read more...

HEAVY HITTER: It’s Time for Trae Elston to Rise Up and be the Leader of the Rebel Secondary

Photo by Rebel Nation Magazine

By PARRISH ALFORD
Contributing Writer – Daily Journal
As published in the March/April Issue

The end of the Cody Prewitt Era brings about a change in leadership among the Ole Miss safeties in the months ahead.

The obvious choice to become the voice on the back end is rising senior Trae Elston.

An off-field issue in January has put Elston off to a slow start in replacing a two-time All-American who had everyone’s attention all the time.

Prewitt broke into the starting lineup as a freshman late in the 2011 season.
As the plays and games rolled on he gained the experience and accepted the roles that go along with a four-year starter.… Read more...

Sam Smith Is Back On The Mound Again

Photo by Petre Thomas

By John Davis
Contributing Writer – Oxford Citizen

Sam Smith may not have earned a win last week on the mound, but he was finally able to contribute again.

In a senior season that has been more forgettable than not, Smith logged 6.2 innings of work in two appearances against Southern Miss and then No. 1 Vanderbilt. He only gave up two two runs during his time on the mound, far better results than he had posted earlier in the season where he struggled to even get a batter out.

“It felt good to get back out there and help my team.… Read more...

Ole Miss Launches Celebration of First 100 Years of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium

Ole Miss’ Football Stadium Opened in 1915

OXFORD, Miss. – Football stadiums witness a lot of things in 100 years. Triumphs, defeats, fashion cycles, rain, snow, sleet, hail, sun, and on and on.

Ole Miss will celebrate the First 100 Years of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium this year, including several opportunities for fans to be uniquely involved in the Ole Miss Football experience.

The Rebels’ stadium, known as Hemingway Stadium for much of its existence, began its historic life in 1915 when University of Mississippi students helped in the construction of the first grandstand at the site of the present field. After a three-year construction project, the stadium made its presence felt in the new college sports landscape as a state-of-the-art 24,000-seat venue.… Read more...

JAYLEN WALTON – “THE RUN”

Jaylen Walton’s 91-yard touchdown run in the 2014 Egg Bowl will go down in Rebel lore as one of the top plays of all-time

By Parrish Alford – Contributing Writer
Daily Journal
As published in the Mar/Apr issue

There have been numerous big plays in the 111 football meetings between Ole Miss and Mississippi State.
Whatever happens moving forward there’s no doubt that one of the rivalry’s biggest plays has been produced by one of its smallest participants.

Jaylen Walton’s 91-yard touchdown run didn’t seal the deal in the Rebels’ 31-17 win over the Bulldogs. That came later, requiring a halfback pass from Jordan Wilkins and a later goalline stand by the Rebels’ defense.… Read more...

Hugh Freeze Stakes Claim As The Best Coach In Mississippi History

Photo by Bobby McDuffie, Rebel Nation Magazine™

By ACEY ROBERTS, Contributing Writer
Rebel Nation Magazine™

In his three years at Ole Miss, Coach Hugh Freeze has amassed 24 wins, increasing his win total each year resulting in a 9 win season in 2014.  His 24 wins put Coach Freeze in some rare company in the State of Mississippi and in the SEC.

In fact, since World War II no one has been able to match Hugh Freeze’s three year win total in this State. Famed Ole Miss Coach Johnny Vaught started at Ole Miss with a bang in 1947 and won 17 games in his first two seasons, but a rebuilding year in 1949 resulted in only 4 wins.… Read more...

Road to Recovery: Treadwell Getting Better Every Day

Photo by Greg Pevey, Rebel Rags Magazine

Fan Favorite, Star Receiver 80 Percent Back from Injury

By Austin Miller, OleMissSports.com

OXFORD, Miss. — Everyone remembers the play.

Dragging a defender, wide receiver Laquon Treadwell was hit from behind as he fought his way toward the goal line near the end of the Auburn game last year. He felt it when the injury happened, but he made himself not believe until he tried to stand up.

His outstanding sophomore season came to an abrupt end, and he later underwent surgery to repair a fractured fibula and dislocated ankle.

Amid the devastation, for a player, a team and a community, he had one thought above all else.… Read more...

What A Great Time To Be An Ole Miss Rebel!

Memorable Moments from the 2014 Sports Season

By Seph Anderson – Contributing Writer
As published in the January/February 2015 Issue

What a special year it was to be an Ole Miss Rebel in 2014.

From an epic Saturday in October, to a trip to Omaha, to ground-breaking on the new basketball arena, to celebrating the life of Chucky Mullins on the twenty-fifth anniversary and to crushing the school down south, this past year provided Ole Miss fans with momentous moments to rejoice both what was and what’s to come for Ole Miss Athletics.

A Day to Remember – October 4, 2014
From the moment the 2014 football schedule was released, Rebel fans everywhere began to think, “If we can just beat Boise State in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, then we have a real chance to be undefeated going into the Alabama game.” Well, that’s precisely what unfolded ahead of the Crimson Tide’s first trip to Oxford since 2011.… Read more...

Ole Miss, Cal to Play Football in 2017, 2019

Rebels’ First Pac-12 Opponent in Football

OXFORD, Miss. – Ole Miss and Cal will play a home-and-home football series in 2017 and 2019, the schools and ESPN announced Thursday.

The Rebels, who have never played a Pac-12 school in football, will make the roughly 2,150-mile trip to Berkeley, California, on Sept. 16, 2017. It will be the westernmost game in Ole Miss history, surpassing the 2011 trip to Fresno, which was the program’s only other visit to the Golden State.

The Bears will make a return visit to Oxford on Sept. 21, 2019.

Future Ole Miss schedules also include exciting matchups against other “Power Five” schools such as Florida State (2016), Georgia Tech (2022, 2023) and Wake Forest (2024, 2025).… Read more...

Shack Attack: D.T. Shackelford

By Parrish Alford
Contributing Writer – Daily Journal
As published in the Nov/Dec 2014 Rebel Rags Magazine™

It would be easy to paint a mental picture of a slow walk, gentle descent from the top of the whirlpool bath, settling carefully to the bottom and soaking in the warmth and reviving tired muscles.

In truth, there’s some of that with D.T. Shackelford.

As pictures are worth a thousand words, however, the image Shackelford hopes to leave for Ole Miss fans – after receiving a sixth season of eligibility from the NCAA – is one of relentless pursuit and big strikes from the middle linebacker position he was recruited to play.… Read more...

HEART & SOUL: Anthony Boone

By John Davis
Contributing Writer – Oxford Citizen
Photos Courtesy Ole Miss Athletics and Univ. of Central Arkansas

There aren’t many numbers retired at Ole Miss. Archie Manning’s number 18 and the late Chucky Mullins number 38 are most well known. Former baseball coach Jake Gibbs had his number 41 retired. But in Tad Smith Coliseum the number 41 also hangs in retirement. Anthony Boone didn’t have the dream career at Ole Miss as knee injuries robbed him of large chunks of playing time but the Arkansas native made the most of the hardwood time he did get. He averaged just over seven points a game and five rebounds but it was the intangible facts that don’t fit in a stat column that put his number up.… Read more...

The Mystique of Oxford and Ole Miss

By Seph Anderson – Contributing Writer
As published in the May/June 2014 Iusse

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...

REBEL FLASHBACK: Billy Ray Adams – Rebel Tough

Photo Courtesy Ole Miss Athletics

By Mark Stowers – Contributing Writer
As published in the Nov/Dec Issue

Billy Ray Adams’ Adversity in Life Kept Him On God’s Road

His mother birthed him alone at home, the eleventh of twelve children in a house with no running water, indoor plumbing or electricity. He was the only one of his siblings to finish high school and the only one to go to college. At the age of six he last saw his father. That’s just how life was for Billy Ray Adams. He didn’t know any other way to live. A natural athlete, Adams excelled in any and every sport offered at Lee High School.… Read more...

The Freeze Effect

Freeze Delivering on Promises, Vision Quickly Becoming Reality

By Seph Anderson
As published in the Nov/Dec 2014 Issue

Having survived what seemed like Armageddon at the time, also known as the final two years of the Houston Nutt regime, Rebel Nation was finally able to breathe a sigh of relief when the right reverend was relieved of his duties in late 2011. A collective sigh it may have been, the announcement of Nutt’s successor left some a bit uneasy about the future of the program.

Rebel Nation’s ray of hope in finding the right man to lead the Rebels back to prominence: Archie Manning and Mike Glenn.… Read more...

Top 10 Wins in Ole Miss Football History

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

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

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

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...