REBEL HOOPS: Game 1 Notes – Louisiana (0-0) at Ole Miss (0-0)

The Pavilion at Ole Miss in Oxford, MS. – Photo by Josh McCoy, Ole Miss Athletics

GAME 1
Matchup: Louisiana (0-0) vs. Ole Miss (0-0)
Date: Friday, November 10, 2017
Time: 7 p.m. CT
Location: Oxford, Miss.
Arena: The Pavilion at Ole Miss (9,500)
Television: SECN+
Seth Austin, play-by-play
Marc Dukes, analyst
Radio: Ole Miss IMG Sports Network
David Kellum, play-by-play
Keith Carter, analyst
Live Audio: OleMissSports.com
Live Video: WatchESPN.com
Series: Louisiana leads 4-3
Last Meeting: Dec. 14, 2011
Ole Miss won 66-54
Oxford, Miss.

PROMOTIONS
– Military Appreciate Night: Free tickets to all veterans and military personnel with I.D.

TIPOFF
– Ole Miss will tip off its 108th season of basketball at home Nov.… Read more...

GAME TEN NOTES: Louisiana at Ole Miss

OLE MISS REBELS (4-5, 2-4 SEC) VS. LOUISIANA RAGIN’ CAJUNS (4-4, 3-2 Sun Belt)
Date: Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017
Time: 11 a.m. CT
Location: Oxford, Miss.
Venue: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium (64,038)
Surface: Natural Grass
Series: Ole Miss leads 4-0
    In Oxford: Ole Miss leads 4-0
Streak: Ole Miss, W4
Live Stats: OleMissSports.com
Live Audio: OleMissSports.com
Twitter Updates: @OleMissFB
Television: SEC Network
Dave Neal, Play-by-Play
Matt Stinchcomb, Analyst
Dawn Davenport, Sideline
Satellite Radio: Sirius 157, XM 191

WHAT TO WATCH FOR
• Ole Miss and Louisiana will be meeting for just the fourth time in a series that started in 1986.
• The Rebels lead the all-time series vs.… Read more...

GAME NINE NOTES – Ole Miss at Kentucky

OLE MISS REBELS (3-5, 1-4 SEC) AT KENTUCKY WILDCATS (6-2, 3-2 SEC)
Date: Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017
Time: 3 p.m. CT
Location: Lexington, Ky.
Venue: Kroger Field (61,000)
Surface: Natural Grass
Series: Ole Miss leads 27-14-1
    In Lexington: Kentucky leads 11-9-1
Streak: Kentucky, W1
Live Stats: OleMissSports.com
Live Audio: OleMissSports.com
Twitter Updates: @OleMissFB
Television: SEC Network
Dave Neal, Play-by-Play
Matt Stinchcomb, Analyst
Dawn Davenport, Sideline
Satellite Radio: Sirius 137, XM 190

 WHAT TO WATCH FOR…
• Ole Miss and Kentucky will be meeting for the 43rd time in a series that dates back to 1944.
• The Rebels lead the all-time series vs.… Read more...

Ta’amu Confident in Ability to Lead Offense

Jordan Ta’amu is preparing for his first start this Saturday vs. Arkansas. – Photo by Greg Pevey, Rebel Nation Magazine

Matt Luke is Confident in His New Signal Caller

By Brian Scott Rippee, OleMissSports.com

Oxford, Miss – Jordan Ta’amu endured a wave of emotions when he found out Shea Patterson was going to miss the remainder of the season with a torn PCL.

“I was devastated,” Ta’amu said. “I wouldn’t wish that upon anybody,”

His phone began to flood with text messages, a heavy portion of them from teammates rallying behind their new signal caller.

“They were saying they had my back and I have theirs too,” Ta’amu said.… Read more...

Matt Luke Weekly Press Conference

Photo by Greg Pevey, Rebel Nation Magazine™

Luke Recaps LSU Game, Previews Saturday’s Tilt with Arkansas

Ole Miss Football Head Coach Matt Luke met with the media Monday to recap the LSU game, and preview Saturday’s tilt with Arkansas (11 a.m., SEC Network).

Opening Statement…
“After looking at the tape, offensively, I thought the O-line did a nice job in the run game, and I liked our balance. I credit LSU – they did a nice job of taking away our explosive plays. We had some nice opportunities down the field and didn’t hit them. To win those games, you have to make those plays.… Read more...

Official Release on the Passing of Justin Reed

Reed, 35, was a Four-Time All-SEC Selection

OXFORD, Miss. – Justin Reed, the first Rebel to earn All-SEC honors all four years and the first two-time Wooden Award candidate from a Mississippi college, passed away early Friday morning (October 20, 2017) at the age of 35 following a battle with angiosarcoma.

“We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of an all-time Rebel great,” said Ole Miss men’s basketball head coach Andy Kennedy. “J. Reed epitomized the qualities of what it means to be an Ole Miss Rebel. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and to all those who mourn with us.”

A four-year starter during his time at Ole Miss (2001-04), Reed etched his name in the school record books.… Read more...

REBEL NATION REWIND: The Vandy Game

By Jason Scarborough – Contributing Writer
Photos by Greg Pevey, Rebel Nation Magazine™

After the Auburn game, we all heard Ole Miss coaches and players talk about how halftime of the Auburn game could be, and should be, a turning point for the rest of the season. We hear stuff like that sometimes and honestly don’t give it a second thought because we honestly believe it is just “coach speak” or the players trying to rally themselves. However, this time, it may be spot on.

In the 2nd half of that Auburn game, as we chronicled last week, this Ole Miss team appears to have finally woken up.… Read more...

Matt Luke Weekly Press Conference

Luke Recaps Win Over Vanderbilt, Previews Matchup with No. 24 LSU

Ole Miss Football Head Coach Matt Luke met with the media Monday to recap the win over Vanderbilt, and preview Saturday’s contest with No. 24 LSU (6:15 p.m., ESPN).

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Opening Statement…
“After reviewing the tape I was really excited. Anytime you get an SEC win, it’s a good thing. Watching the tape, it was the obvious. I’m really pleased with our balance offensively and I thought that really helped. Defensively, I really liked our energy — (we had) seven sacks, and they got some turnovers. So I’m really pleased with that.”

Injury Report…
“Injury wise, we had some bumps and bruises offensively but nothing major.… Read more...

Luke Talks Practice, Vanderbilt Preparation

Photo by Greg Pevey, Rebel Nation Magazine

Ole Miss Hosts Vanderbilt on Saturday

By Brian Scott Rippee, OleMissSports.com

Oxford – A dip in temperature gifted Ole Miss with crisp, cool practice conditions on Wednesday, something the team savored while aware it is only temporary as the weather is supposed to get hotter as Saturday approaches.

“It was really hot yesterday and cooler today,” head coach Matt Luke said. “I think it is going to be hot again on Saturday. It is going to be a big deal on Saturday it being hotter than it has been for a couple games. I think our depth will be key.”

The Rebels are looking for their first win in over a month after a strenuous road trip came to a close.… Read more...

A.J. Brown Named to Biletnikoff Award Watch List

Sophomore WR Added to Watch List After Solid Start to 2017 Season

2017 Biletnikoff Award Watch List

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Sophomore wide receiver A.J. Brown has been added to the watch list for the 2017 Biletnikoff Award, the Tallahassee Quarterback Club (TQC) Foundation released Wednesday.

Brown is one of nine players nationwide added to the watch list after totaling 500+ yards receiving through the first five games. The 2017 Biletnikoff Award winner will be presented live on Dec. 7, 2017, on The Home Depot College Football Awards Show, which will air on ESPN from 6-8 p.m. CT. College Football Hall of Famer, Heisman Trophy winner, and Biletnikoff Award voter Desmond Howard will present the trophy on the show.… Read more...