Archives for 2014

EGG BOWL 2014: Dan Mullen/Dak Prescott Press Conference

DAN MULLEN, DAK PRESCOTT PREVIEW MSU’S EGG BOWL SHOWDOWN

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Fourth-ranked Mississippi State has turned its attention to its final regular season game of 2014 as the Bulldogs renew their rivalry with No. 18 Ole Miss at 2:30 p.m. CT Saturday in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.

MSU head coach Dan Mullen and select players, including Heisman Trophy candidate quarterback Dak Prescott, previewed the showdown at Monday’s news conference.

The Bulldogs (10-1) are vying for the first 11-win season in school history and are still alive in the Southeastern Conference Western Division race. For MSU to clinch the division, the Bulldogs (6-1 SEC) must defeat Ole Miss and Auburn must beat Alabama Saturday in Tuscaloosa, Ala.… Read more...

The Mystique of Oxford and Ole Miss

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

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...

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...

COMMENTARY: It’s OK to Yell!

By Greg Pevey
Publisher, Rebel Nation Magazine™
Photos and artwork by Rebel Nation Magazine™

SEPTEMBER 24, 2014 – First of all, I love the emotion of college football. I’m not the biggest stat guy or someone who can breakdown an offensive or defensive scheme. I enjoy the pageantry and atmosphere that I get to witness on campus on a fall day in Oxford. This weekend tens of thousands of you will make the trek to Oxford to watch the 10th Ranked Ole Miss Rebels take on the University of Memphis. I can hardly wait myself.

The motto over the past 2-3 years that’s caught on at Ole Miss is the phrase “Lock The Vaught.”

So, what does that actually mean?… 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...

REBEL LEGENDS: John Fourcade

BY MARK STOWERS
Contributing Writer
Photos courtesy Ole Miss Media Relations

John Fourcade is one of those players who would thrive in any era of football. He chose Ole Miss after his high school career at Arch Bishop Shaw High School in Louisiana because the bigger schools said he’d have to ride the bench. This was in the late 1970s before 24-hour sports channels, social media and digital recordings. Before kids put college hats on a table and performed the three card Monty with their college selection on National Signing Day. Fourcade, like many, actually signed late. He was being chased by Notre Dame, Oklahoma, LSU, Alabama and a long list of other Division 1 schools to work under center.… Read more...

Year One vs. Year Two Under Hugh Freeze: Stats that Matter

Here’s a sample of what you’re missing in Rebel Nation Magazine™

As published in the Jan/Feb 2014 Issue
BY SEPH ANDERSON, Contributing Writer
Photos Greg Pevey

In his second year leading the Ole Miss Rebels enterprise, Head Coach Hugh Freeze continued to move the program in the right direction. The Rebels improved upon a six-win regular season in 2012 to a seven-win regular season in 2013. Further, the Rebels went bowling in back-to-back seasons for the first time since the 2009 and 2010 Cotton Bowls. Sure, there were a couple of games that the Rebel faithful feel slipped away this year.… Read more...