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MIKE DENNIS: An Ole Miss Rebel

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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

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...

Ole Miss’ Tony Conner Makes Jim Thorpe Award Watch List

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Award Goes to Nation’s Best Defensive Back

OKLAHOMA CITY – Ole Miss junior Tony Conner has been named to the preseason watch list for the 2015 Jim Thorpe Award, announced Monday by the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame.

The Thorpe Award is given annually to the best defensive back in college football. The 2015 watch list includes 42 players, with three hailing from the Southeastern Conference.

A Batesville, Mississippi, native, Conner has been a force in the Rebels’ defensive backfield during his first two seasons. He has racked up 135 tackles, 14 TFLs, two sacks and two interceptions. A two-year starter at the hybrid Huskie position (a safety who has to cover passes and often lines up in the box, as well), Conner has the size (6-0, 215) and speed to create big problems for the opposing offense.… Read more...

Ole Miss’ Freeze Named to Dodd Trophy Watch List

Photo by Greg Pevey, Rebel Nation Magazine™

Photo by Greg Pevey, Rebel Nation Magazine™

Freeze is one of 23 Coaches Listed

ATLANTA – Ole Miss’ Hugh Freeze is one of 23 college football head coaches on the preseason watch list for the 2015 Dodd Trophy, announced Friday by the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Foundation and Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.

Freeze was one of 12 finalists for the award last year when he led Ole Miss to a 9-3 regular season and a berth in one of the inaugural New Year’s Six bowl games, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. Alabama’s Nick Saban claimed the 2014 trophy.

In three seasons at the helm, Freeze’s Rebels have won more games each year.… Read more...

NCAA Honors Jones, Bjork with New Diversity Awards

UM AD Ross Bjork and Chancellor Dan Jones at today's press conference announcing Bjorks move to Ole Miss.  Photo by UM Photographer Kevin Bain

UM AD Ross Bjork and Chancellor Dan Jones. Photo by UM Photographer Kevin Bain

A new NCAA initiative recognizing individuals who support diversity and inclusion has selected UM Chancellor Emeritus Dan Jones and UM Athletic Director Ross Bjork as it first honorees.

The NCAA announced the awards Wednesday in the following release:

An NCAA committee is introducing a new initiative to spotlight individuals who are working to support the interests of ethnic minorities and other underrepresented populations.

The Champions of Diversity and Inclusion recognition was created by the Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee, comprised of athletics directors, faculty members, college athletes and others affiliated with NCAA member schools.… Read more...

Ole Miss’ Evan Engram Named to Mackey Award Watch List

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Photo by RebelNation Magazine™

Award Honors Nation’s Most Outstanding Tight End

NEW YORK – Ole Miss junior Evan Engram has been recognized as one of the nation’s top returning tight ends, as he was named to the 2015 John Mackey Award preseason watch list Wednesday.

The John Mackey Award has been given annually to the most outstanding collegiate tight end since 2000. Engram is one of 33 players on this year’s watch list, including six from the Southeastern Conference. He was a semifinalist for the award last year.

A native of Powder Springs, Georgia, Engram has established himself as one of the nation’s top receiving tight ends through his first two years of college with 59 career catches for 930 yards and five touchdowns.… Read more...

Ole Miss QB Club Kickoff Meeting set for July 17

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If you have not yet done so, you still have time to make a reservation and mail in your check for the kickoff meeting on July 17 with Archie Manning as our featured speaker.

To make a reservation, send an email to omqbclub@gmail.com. You can also email us to check on the current status of your membership since you must be current to attend. Next, mail us your check for $30 per person to our P.O. Box 571 in Oxford 38655. Credit card payments can be made by calling Lee Meek at 601-613-9234.

Next Tuesday, July 14, is the last day we can accept reservations as we have to give the final count to the caterer for food.… Read more...

Treadwell, Nkemdiche Make Maxwell, Bednarik Watch Lists

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Treadwell a Candidate for Player of the Year, Nkemdiche for Defensive Player of the Year

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – A pair of Ole Miss juniors were named to watch lists for two of college football’s most prestigious honors Tuesday as announced by the Maxwell Football Club.

Wide receiver Laquon Treadwell is among 80 offensive players on the preseason watch list for the 79th annual Maxwell Award, which has been given to America’s College Player of the Year since 1937.

Defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche is among 78 defensive players on the preseason watch list for the 21st annual Chuck Bednarik Award, presented to the College Defensive Player of the Year every season since 1995.… Read more...

2015 Football Preview Now Available In Stores (Purchase Locations)

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Are you ready for some Ole Miss Football? Summer is here and football season is just around the corner. Our Ole Miss Rebels are coming off their 3rd straight bowl season and expectations are at an all-time high in Oxford.

Since it’s debut issue in July 2013, Rebel Nation Magazine™ has become the #1 publication on the market today covering the University, Ole Miss sports, and all of Rebel Nation. Every issue features writers you all know and love, who cover Ole Miss on a daily basis. No other publication can take you inside Ole Miss sports like Rebel Nation Magazine™.… Read more...

BASEBALL #ProRebs: Weekly Update 06.24

Former Rebel Chris Coghlan of the Chicago Cubs slides safely into third base. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Former Rebel Chris Coghlan of the Chicago Cubs slides safely into third base. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Chris Coghlan is baseball’s new ‘Iron Man’ with 134 consecutive starts, the longest active streak in MLB

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Ole Miss Baseball has a history of student-athletes playing professionally following their careers as Rebels. Currently, six former Rebels are on Major League Baseball rosters, while 21 others are working their way up through the minor leagues. Each week during the summer, OleMissSports.com will update Rebel fans about the current #ProRebs making their mark on professional baseball diamonds across the country.

Here is a look at how the former Rebels are performing on the field during the 2015 season.… Read more...

Ole Miss Baseball Summer Update

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Errol Robinson | IF | Hyannis Harbor Hawks (Cape Cod) – Photo © by Bobby McDuffie for Rebel Nation Magazine™

The 13 ‘Rebs of Summer’ are continuing to produce in summer leagues across the country

The Ole Miss baseball team has 13 Rebels playing in various leagues this summer. Diamond Rebels are competing in five different summer collegiate baseball leagues across the country from Massachusetts to Alaska. Below is a look at how the current Rebels, dubbed as the `Rebs of Summer,’ are performing on the field during the summer break.

For the daily updates on the #RebsOfSummer, follow Ole Miss Baseball on Twitter (@OleMissBSB).… Read more...

Times, TV Set for Early Ole Miss Football Games

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Photo by Rebel Nation Magazine™

Sept. 19 at Alabama Will Kick Off at 8:15 PM on ESPN

OXFORD, Miss. – Game times and television designations have been set for Ole Miss’ first three football games, the Southeastern Conference announced Thursday.

The Rebels’ first two weekends will feature day games at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. The season opener against UT Martin on Sept. 5 will be at 11 a.m. CT on the SEC Network Alternate channel, and the Fresno State meeting on Sept. 12 is confirmed for 2:30 p.m. on either ESPN2 or ESPNU.

Week three kicks off SEC play with a primetime heavyweight bout between Ole Miss and Alabama in Tuscaloosa on Sept.… Read more...

REBEL ALLEY: Highly Motivating

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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...

BASEBALL #ProRebs: Weekly Update 06.17

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Zack Cozart – Photo MLB.com

#ProRebs
#MLB Rebs

Ole Miss Baseball has a history of student-athletes playing professionally following their careers as Rebels. Currently, six former Rebels are on Major League Baseball rosters, while 18 others are working their way up through the minor leagues. Each week during the summer, OleMissSports.com will update Rebel fans about the current #ProRebs making their mark on professional baseball diamonds across the country.

Here is a look at how the former Rebels are performing on the field during the 2015 season. For a complete look of season stats for #ProRebs, click here.

For the latest updates on Ole Miss Baseball, follow the Rebels on Twitter (@OleMissBSB) and like the team’s Facebook page (Ole Miss Baseball).… 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

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...

BASEBALL #ProRebs: Weekly Update 06.10

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Seven former Rebels are currently on MLB rosters, tied for the most out of SEC schools

#ProRebs
#MLBRebs

Ole Miss Baseball has a history of student-athletes playing professionally following their careers as Rebels. Currently, seven former Rebels are on Major League Baseball rosters, tied for the most out of Southeastern Conference schools, while 17 others are working their way up through the minor leagues. Each week during the summer, OleMissSports.com will update Rebel fans about the current #ProRebs making their mark on professional baseball diamonds across the country.

Here is a look at how the former Rebels are performing on the field during the 2015 season.… Read more...

Shea Patterson Update: Ole Miss Football Camp

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By John Davis – Oxford Citizen
Contributing Writer – Rebel Nation Magazine™

Before stepping on a plane bound for California to take part in the Elite 11 Semifinals, quarterback Shea Patterson made sure to take part in Friday’s Ole Miss football camp.

Ole Miss’ 2016 quarterback commitment was just one of the many standout players at the invitation-only camp held both in the Manning Center and at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Patterson, who said he is now a full 6-foot-2 and 200 pounds, was up to doing his part, which was convince other players to become Rebels.

“I got a few guys up here with me and I think we’re getting close to building this class,” Patterson said.… Read more...

Rebels’ Semien ready to roll at NCAA meet

During the Ole Miss Open track meet in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, March 22, 2014. (Photo/Thomas Graning)

During the Ole Miss Open track meet in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, March 22, 2014. (Photo/Thomas Graning)

By John Davis
Sports Editor – Oxford Citizen
Contributing Writer – Rebel Nation Magazine™

There are two Ole Miss seniors who are headed to Eugene, Oregon to compete in the NCAA Track & Field Championships. Hurdler Robert Semien is one of them. A year after making the field in 2014, the return trip is a big honor to Semien.

“I really felt confident going in. I felt like I was going to do well, but knowing that I made it for a second year, and that I was the only guy senior to make it, makes me feel like a leader,” Semien said.… Read more...

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

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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...

The May/June Issue In Stores Now! (Purchase Locations)

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Rebel Nation Magazine™ is now the ONLY print magazine devoted solely to Ole Miss, Rebel sports and Rebel Nation! Don’t miss the May/June issue hitting stores beginning on May 5th.

Be sure to stop by a location near you listed below or subscribe online and get every issue delivered to your home or office.… Read more...

Adidas’ shirt gaffe shows how Bulldogs really feel about Rebels

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By John Davis
Contributing Writer – Oxford Citizen

Just when you didn’t think the rivalry between Ole Miss and Mississippi State could get any more heated, the Bulldogs took it to another level. Or Adidas did. Either way, the baseball warmup shirts Mississippi State had on last week prior to Super Bulldog Weekend were over the top. Ole Miss and MSU fans know by now what the shirts had printed on it.

The message of “F—K The School Up North” were tweeted over and over again April 16. The debate about how they got on there and who is responsible was ignited immediately.… Read more...

RECRUITING PROFILE: Greg Eisworth

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Photo courtesy Scout.com

By John Davis
Contributing Writer – Oxford Citizen

There have been a number of football prospects that have fallen in love with the combination of Oxford and Ole Miss over the years.

Count Greg Eisworth, a safety/quarterback from Grand Prairie, Texas, as the latest to fit that mold.

A great first impression of the area, coupled with a comfortable feel from the Ole Miss coaching staff and players, sold Eisworth on his decision to commit to the Rebels Sunday. He became the 12th player to give a verbal pledge for the 2016 class, and the latest player on defense to pick Ole Miss.… Read more...

Sam Smith Is Back On The Mound Again

Photo by Petre Thomas

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

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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”

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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

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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...

Rebel Nation Magazine™ is back!

May_June_CoverIt’s been another memorable academic year for the Ole Miss Rebels on the fields, and courts of play. The 2014 season saw the Ole Miss football team defeat No. 1 Alabama and reach even greater heights under Hugh Freeze. Andy Kennedy led the men’s basketball team to the NCAA Tournament, while Matt Insell recharged the women’s basketball Rebels. Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco took his baseball team to the College World Series for the first time sicne 1972 in 2014, another stellar moment Rebel fans will never forget. Rebel Rags, Inc. was kind enough to be a title sponsor during this journey, and we appreciate Terry Warren’s involvement.… Read more...

Ole Miss Ladies Football Forum Coming Up Soon

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2014 Ladies Forum – Photo by Greg Pevey

Registration Deadline is May 1

OXFORD, Miss. – The Ole Miss Ladies Football Forum, a one-day camp for women who are interested in learning the ins and outs of college football, will be held May 30 on the Ole Miss campus.

The day starts with check-in at the Olivia and Archie Manning Center on campus from 7:30-9 a.m. From there, the ladies will spend the day at the Ole Miss facilities with coaches, staff and players showing them how the team recruits, practices and prepares for games with special presentations along the way.… Read more...

Road to Recovery: Treadwell Getting Better Every Day

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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!

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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...

Rebel Nation Magazine™ Now Available in over 400 Locations across Mississippi and the Southeast

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March/April 2015 Recruiting/Spring Football Preview Issue

Don’t miss the March/April 2015 Recruiting & Spring Football Issue of Rebel Nation Magazine™ available in stores beginning this week. In this issue we feature the 2015 Signing Class, the 2015 Spring Football Preview, an inside look at the battle to replace Bo Wallace at Quarterback, the Legacy of Chance Tetrick, Tami Treadwell talks about Laquon Coach Hugh Freeze, Laquon’s recruitment and his recovery from the season ending injury against Auburn, The annual Ladies Football Forum, a look back at the 1947 Rebels, early signees Chad Kelly and D.J. Jones, “The Run” – Jaylen Walton, Trea Elston, commentary from Brad Logan, Jeff Roberson (The Ole Miss Spirit), Bob Lynch (Redcuprebellion.com), newcomer and message board legend Jose Valdez and so much MORE!… Read more...

Ole Miss, Cal to Play Football in 2017, 2019

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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

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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

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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

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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...

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED: What’s Next for Mike Bianco?

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By Jeff Roberson – Ole Miss Spirit
As published in the Sept/Oct Issue of Rebel Rags Magazine™
Photos by Angie Ledbetter for Rebel Rags Magazine

At long last they made it. The Ole Miss Rebels made it to the College World Series for the fifth time in the program’s long and glorious history. But it was the first time under Mike Bianco in his 14 years as head coach in Oxford.

Ole Miss had been a regular in Omaha, Neb., the site of the College World Series, throughout the 1950s, 1960s, and into the 1970s. But that’s when things suddenly came to a grinding halt.… Read more...

REBEL FLASHBACK: Billy Ray Adams – Rebel Tough

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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

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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

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

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

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

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

HOW TO LANDSHARK: FinsUp, with Jerrell Powe

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As published previously in Rebel Nation Magazine™

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

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

What “ALL IN” means for the Fans

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Are you “All In?”

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

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

A Special Message from Ross Bjork: WE ARE OLE MISS

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

By Ole Miss Athletic Director Ross Bjork

We are Ole Miss….

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