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Ole Miss’ Golson, Prewitt Named Thorpe Award Semifinalists

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Rebels Boast Two of Award’s 15 Semifinalists
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OKLAHOMA CITY – Ole Miss seniors Senquez Golson and Cody Prewitt are two of the 15 semifinalists for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award, given to the top defensive back in college football.

Ole Miss is the only school to boast multiple semifinalists for the award, announced Monday by the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame

Golson, a cornerback from Pascagoula, Mississippi, is tied for the national lead with eight interceptions this season. That’s already tied for third-most in a season in school history. He has a pair of multiple-pick games (Louisiana-Lafayette and Tennessee) and has intercepted at least one pass in each of the last four outings.… Read more...

GAME NOTES: #7/9 Ole Miss Rebels (7-1, 4-1 SEC) vs. #4/4 Auburn Tigers (6-1, 3-1 SEC)

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GAME 9
Date: Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014
Time: 6:00 p.m. CT
Location: Oxford, Miss.
Venue: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium (60,580)
    Surface: FieldTurf
Ole Miss Rankings: 7 (AP), 9 (Coaches)
Auburn Rankings: 4 (AP), 4 (Coaches)
Series: Auburn leads 28-10
    In Oxford: Auburn leads 9-3
Live Stats: OleMissSports.com
Live Audio: OleMissSports.com
Twitter Updates: @OleMissFB

Television: ESPN
    Brad Nessler, Play-by-Play
    Todd Blackledge, Analyst
    Holly Rowe, Sideline
National Radio: ESPN
    Bill Rosinski, Play-by-Play
    David Norrie, Analyst
    Joe Schad, Sideline
Satellite Radio: Sirius 85, XM 85

WHAT TO WATCH FOR…
•    Ole Miss is bowl eligible for the third straight season under Hugh Freeze.
•    At 7-1, the Rebels are off to their best start through eight games since they were also 7-1 in 1990.… Read more...

Kickoff Set for Ole Miss-Presbyterian Game

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First Morning Game in Oxford This Season

OXFORD, Miss. – Ole Miss’ Nov. 8 non-conference home game against Presbyterian will kick off at 11 a.m. CT and be televised by the SEC Network, the league office announced Monday.

It’s the first morning kickoff of the season for the Rebels. It will be the team’s second appearance on the SEC Network this year. The Louisiana-Lafayette game was the other.

The No. 7 Rebels (7-1, 4-1 SEC) will host No. 4 Auburn (6-1, 3-1 SEC) this Saturday at 6 p.m., in yet another SEC West tussle with big stakes for each team.

Follow Ole Miss Football on Twitter (@OleMissFB) and Facebook (Facebook.com/OleMissFootball), in addition to www.OleMissSports.com.… Read more...

Hugh Freeze Press Conference: October 27, 2014

Hugh Freeze wants the Rebels to focus on Idaho.

Oct. 27, 2014 Ole Miss football head coach Hugh Freeze and senior quarterback Bo Wallace met with the media Monday to discuss the seventh-ranked Rebels’ upcoming SEC West showdown with No. 4 Auburn on Saturday (ESPN, 6 p.m. CT).

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Opening statement…
“It was obviously disappointing to not get it done on the road with LSU. Anytime the game is that close and competitive, when you watch the film, everything is magnified. We did not play our best game. I certainly don’t mean that to take anything away from LSU. They played with great passion and played a really, really physical brand of football.… Read more...

The Mystique of Oxford and Ole Miss

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

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

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

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

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

Ole Miss Announces Football Series with Wake Forest

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Rebels and Demon Deacons Agree to Two-Game Series in 2024 and 2025

OXFORD, Miss. – Ole Miss Athletics Director Ross Bjork announced Wednesday that Wake Forest has been added to the 2024 and 2025 Rebel football schedules.

The two-year contract calls for the teams to meet in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on Sept. 14, 2024 and Oxford, Mississippi, on Sept. 13, 2025.

Ole Miss recently had a two-game series with the Atlantic Coast Conference team. Wake Forest won 27-3 in Oxford in 2006 and then defeated the Rebels 30-28 in Winston-Salem in 2008.

Follow Ole Miss Football on Twitter (@OleMissFB) and Facebook (Facebook.com/OleMissFootball), in addition to www.OleMissSports.com.… Read more...

2015 Ole Miss Football Schedule Unveiled

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

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

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

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

Top 10 Wins in Ole Miss Football History

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

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

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

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

HOW TO LANDSHARK: FinsUp, with Jerrell Powe

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As published previously in Rebel Nation Magazine™

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

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

What “ALL IN” means for the Fans

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Are you “All In?”

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

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

Jarvis Summers Picks Up Preseason Honors

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Photo by Bobby McDuffie for Rebel Nation Magazine™

Preseason SEC Player of the Year by CBSSports.com

CHARLOTTE – Ole Miss senior guard Jarvis Summers picked up a preseason honor Wednesday, as he was named first team All-SEC by the league’s media.

A Jackson, Mississippi native, Summers is the SEC active career leader in points, assists and minutes played, and earned second team all-conference honors both the Associated Press and the coaches last season.

The senior was joined on the first team by Michael Frazier, of Florida, Aaron Harrison, of Kentucky, Jordan Mickey, of LSU, and Bobby Portis, of Arkansas. The media picked Ole Miss to finished sixth overall in the league standing and tabbed Kentucky as the conference champion.… Read more...

GAME NOTES: #3/3 Ole Miss Rebels (7-0, 4-0 SEC) at #23/24 LSU Tigers (6-2, 2-2 SEC)

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GAME 8
Date: Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014
Time: 6:15 p.m. CT
Location: Baton Rouge, La.
Venue: Tiger Stadium (102,321)
    Surface: Natural grass
Ole Miss Rankings: 3 (AP), 3 (Coaches)
LSU Rankings: 24 (AP), 23 (Coaches)
Series: LSU leads 58-40-4
    In Baton Rouge: LSU leads 38-24-1
Live Stats: OleMissSports.com
Live Audio: OleMissSports.com
Twitter Updates: @OleMissFB

Television: ESPN
    Chris Fowler, Play-by-Play
    Kirk Herbstreit, Analyst
    Heather Cox, Sideline
National Radio: ESPN
    Bill Rosinski, Play-by-Play
    David Norrie, Analyst
    Joe Schad, Sideline
Satellite Radio: Sirius 85, XM 85

WHAT TO WATCH FOR…
•    Ole Miss is bowl eligible for the third straight season under Hugh Freeze.… Read more...

Evening Kickoff for Ole Miss-Auburn on Nov. 1

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Big SEC West Matchup will Air on ESPN or ESPN2

OXFORD, Miss. – The Ole Miss Rebels’ Nov. 1 home game against Auburn will kick off at either 6 or 6:15 p.m. CT and be televised by either ESPN or ESPN2, the Southeastern Conference announced Monday.

The SEC and ESPN will make its final decision after the games this Saturday. The other Nov. 1 game being considered for these two slots is Arkansas at Mississippi State.

The undefeated and No. 3 nationally ranked Rebels (7-0, 4-0 SEC) head down to Baton Rouge this Saturday for an SEC West showdown against No.… Read more...