Rebel Nation Magazine™ Report Card: DEFENSE

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By Greg Pevey, Publisher
Rebel Nation Magazine™
September 18, 2014

RANKINGS: After Ole Miss’ 56-15 win over ULL, the Rebels have moved up to #10 in the AP Poll and #12 in the USA Today/Coaches Poll. This could change up or down even with Ole Miss being off this week depending on the results from this weekends games across the country.

STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE: Ole Miss’ SOS is ranked 15th in the country as of Week 3 (Jeff Sagarin/USA Today). So you can take that however you want to when basing your thoughts on just how good this team is right now.… Read more...

Rebel Nation Magazine™ Report Card: OFFENSE

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Bo Wallace – Photo by Angie Ledbetter

By Greg Pevey, Publisher
Rebel Nation Magazine™

SEPTEMBER 16, 2014 – We are already through a quarter of the 2014 Rebel football season and what have we learned so far? Boise State is a pretty decent team, Vandy is back to being the Vandy we all know and love, and Dan Mullen’s job is safe from ULL’s Mark Hudspeth.

Although the Rebs first three games have been blowouts (other than the first half of the Boise St. game) Coach Hugh Freeze has been able to play pretty much everyone on the team. This in turn gives the young guys some valuable experience and the starters some valuable rest as they get closer to the meat of their schedule.… 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...

Who has the BEST Tailgate on Campus?

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How does the old saying go? “At Ole Miss, we may not win the game, but we never lose a party!” Well it’s time to walk the walk! Beginning in the November/December issue of Rebel Nation Magazine™, we will be showcasing the best tailgating tents Ole Miss has to offer! We will be around campus and in the Grove before every home game taking photos of who we think has the best set-up and parties going on.

If you think your tent has what it takes to be featured in an upcoming issue (throughout they year) then contact us during the week and we’ll come by your tent.… Read more...

September/October Issue Now Available! (Pickup Locations)

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

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

Ole Miss To Rename Coliseum Drive, Chucky Mullins Drive

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Drive To Be Renamed For Ole Miss Football Great

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

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

Ole Miss’ Shackelford Named Senior CLASS Award Candidate

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

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

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

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

Ole Miss, Bianco Agree to Four-Year Extension

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CWS Press Conference – Photo by Angie Ledbetter

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

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

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

Ole Miss Sports Productions Raising the Bar with SEC Network +

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SEC Network Digital Platform Excels with Ole Miss Sports Productions

OXFORD, Miss. – There’s never been a better time to be an Ole Miss Rebel. There’s also never been an easier time to follow the Rebels thanks to the Ole Miss sports productions team, the SEC Network and its digital counterpart, SEC Network +.

SEC Network + is only available through WatchESPN (accessible through the WatchESPN app and on SECNetwork.com). Currently, the Ole Miss sports productions team has broadcast five soccer games and four volleyball matches on SEC Network + this year, but even more coverage is on the way, as three more volleyball matches will be produced on the digital platform by Saturday.… Read more...

Ole Miss Baseball Begins Fall Practice Friday

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Rebels at the 2014 CWS – Photo by Angie Ledbetter

Rebels to Host Open Practices for Fans Throughout Fall Season Beginning Friday

OXFORD, Miss. – As the days of summer draw to a close and temperatures around Oxford begin to slide, the Ole Miss baseball team is just starting to heat up. The Rebels, fresh off a trip to the 2014 College World Series, begin fall practice Friday and will hold intrasquad scrimmages open to the public on Friday and Saturday at Oxford-University Stadium/Swayze Field.

Ole Miss will begin practice Friday at 2:45 p.m. The Rebels will then play again Saturday at 9:30 a.m.… Read more...

Rebel Pole Vault Champ Sam Kendricks to Pursue Professional Track Career

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Sam Kendricks – Photo Ole Miss Athletics

Two-Time NCAA Champ Leaves Tremendous Legacy as a Collegian

OXFORD, Miss. – In order to pursue professional and international athletic opportunities, USA champion pole vaulter Sam Kendricks has elected to forego his senior year of eligibility with the Ole Miss track & field team.

Kendricks, who is also a member of the Ole Miss Army ROTC program, will remain in school and graduate in May with a bachelor’s degree in general studies. He is on track to be commissioned as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army. This decision to complete his college athletic eligibility will allow him to compete at professional events that would otherwise be unfeasible.… Read more...

Ole Miss-Memphis to Kick Off at 6:30 PM

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Rebels Host Tigers Sept. 27 at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium

OXFORD, Miss. – Ole Miss’ Sept. 27 home football game against the Memphis Tigers will kick off at 6:30 p.m. CT and be televised by FSN, the Southeastern Conference office announced Monday.

This will be the Rebels’ first game of the year on FSN.

The No. 10 nationally ranked Rebels (3-0, 1-0 SEC) defeated Louisiana-Lafayette 56-15 in the home opener this past Saturday. Ole Miss has a bye this weekend, while Memphis (1-1) hosts Middle Tennessee.

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

“SEC Nation” Show to Visit Oxford for Tennessee Game

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SEC Network’s Traveling Pre-Game Show Reveals Upcoming Stops

OXFORD, Miss. – The SEC Network’s traveling pre-game show, “SEC Nation,” will visit Ole Miss and The Grove for the Tennessee game on Oct. 18, the network announced Wednesday.

The show, featuring Joe Tessitore, Tim Tebow, Marcus Spears, Paul Finebaum and Kaylee Hartung will bring the sights and sounds of every SEC campus before the college football season ends. SEC Nation airs live on SEC Network every Saturday from 9-11 a.m. CT.

The Oct. 18 date is scheduled to be the first time an ESPN college football pre-game show has telecast from The Grove.… Read more...