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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...

Diamond Rebels Tabbed for 12 Television Appearances


All Home Games Featured on SEC Network +

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Ole Miss baseball team will be featured 12 times on television in the inaugural season of ESPN’s SEC Network’s baseball coverage. In addition, 33 additional games, including all home games, will be SEC Network + events available to stream on and WatchESPN.

The Rebels will appear eight times on SEC Network, three times on ESPNU and once on ESPN. The eight SEC Network broadcasts will be the Saturday and Sunday contests against LSU, the Friday game at Arkansas, the Saturday Vanderbilt game, the Saturday Alabama game and the entire Mississippi State series.… Read more...

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED: What’s Next for Mike Bianco?


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

Photo Courtesy Ole Miss Athletics

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...

Ole Miss Releases Vaught-Hemingway Expansion Plans

Photo Ole Miss Athletics

Photo Ole Miss Athletics

Seating Capacity Will Rise to 64,038 in 2016

OXFORD, Miss. – With the excitement surrounding the team’s third straight bowl appearance in three seasons under the direction of head coach Hugh Freeze, today is a milestone day in the Forward Together campaign, as Ole Miss moves one step closer to making the master plan for Vaught-Hemingway Stadium a reality.

Launched in the fall of 2011, the Forward Together Campaign has now reached $125 million in total cash and pledges, and between the ongoing construction of The Pavilion at Ole Miss and the parking garage, the front door for Ole Miss is beginning to take shape.… Read more...

Ole Miss Invests in Coaching Staff, to Announce Stadium Expansion Plans

Photo by Greg Pevey, Rebel Rags Magazine™

Photo by Greg Pevey, Rebel Rags Magazine™

Freeze, Assistants Receive Salary Increases

OXFORD, Miss. – After becoming the first Rebel coach to open his tenure with three straight bowl appearances, Ole Miss has finalized salary increases for head coach Hugh Freeze and his staff, as announced Friday by Athletics Director Ross Bjork.

Ole Miss is also investing in its football program with an expansion of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium as part of the Forward Together campaign. Those plans, including visuals and timelines, will be unveiled Monday at 10 a.m. CT in a public announcement at the Burns Team Room in the Manning Center. … Read more...

Rebel Nation Magazine Joins The Rebel Rags Family


By John Davis
Sports Editor
The Oxford Citizen
As published in the November 6, 2015 Oxford Citizen

Terry Warren has always strived to offer the biggest selection of Ole Miss apparel anywhere in the country through his company, Rebel Rags. His goal of supporting anything and everything about the Rebels has included a radio show, television advertising and now, a magazine.

Warren’s goal of starting a magazine has led to a partnership with Greg Pevey, the publisher of Rebel Nation Magazine™. Through their partnership, the duo has converted Rebel Nation Magazine™ into Rebel Rags Magazine™, a six-time a year publication that is exclusively geared to Ole Miss athletics.… 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

Randy Baldwin vs. Air Force 1989 Liberty Bowl

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

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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


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...

Rebels End Season at #17 in final AP Poll


Rebels Finish with Highest Ranking since 2008 Season

Keith Lewis hoists the Golden Egg trophy after the win over Mississippi State. (photo by Joshua McCoy)
Jan. 13, 2015OXFORD, Miss. - After going 9-4 with a berth in the “New Year’s Six” Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and claiming several significant victories, Ole Miss was ranked No. 17 in the final Associated Press poll and No. 19 in the final Amway Coaches poll Tuesday.The Rebels are ranked in the final postseason polls for the first time since the 2009 season. They have their highest final rankings since being 14th in the AP and 15th in the Coaches polls after the 2008 season.Ole Miss was ranked in every version of both polls throughout the 2014 season, rising as high as No.… Read more...

Ole Miss’ Wommack, Jones Named National DB Coaches of the Year

Photo by UM Photographer Kevin Bain

Rebel Coaching Staff Receives National Recognition in 2014

OXFORD, Miss. – The Ole Miss coaching staff has been garnering national recognition after guiding the 2014 Rebels to nine wins and a berth in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, one of the inaugural “New Year’s Six” bowls.

Defensive coordinator Dave Wommack and cornerbacks coach Jason Jones have been honored by FootballScoop as the National Defensive Backs Coaches of the Year.

Head coach Hugh Freeze has been named a finalist for the Bear Bryant Award and Dodd Trophy, which both honor the national coach of the year. He was also a semifinalist for the Maxwell Football Club coach of the year.… Read more...