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September 9, 2012

 
Saturday’s win over UTEP was a big milestone for a program trying to get out of the bottom of the Southeastern Conference. 

 
Saturday’s win over UTEP was a big milestone for a program trying to get out of the bottom of the Southeastern Conference. 
 
The Rebels’ 28-10 win over the visiting Miners of Conference-USA not only gave Ole Miss their same win total from 2011’s disappointing 2-10 season, but it was the first time Ole Miss opened the season 2-0 since defeating Memphis and Southeastern Louisiana in 2009. It was also the first time the Rebels won back-to-back games since wins over Fresno State and Kentucky in 2010. 
 

March 28, 2012

 

It seems Ole Miss Athletics has started a trend in the past few months.

 

It seems Ole Miss Athletics has started a trend in the past few months.

“I think lightning in a bottle has hit three times,” Associate Athletics Director Lynnette said when she and recently hired Athletics Director Ross Bjork introduced Adrian Wiggins as the next head coach of the Ole Miss women’s basketball team.

January 24, 2012

New Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze has been busy on the recruiting trail since his hiring on Dec. 5. With one week left until National Signing Day on Feb. 1, here’s a look at what has gone on in Ole Miss recruiting since Freeze took over.

New Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze has been busy on the recruiting trail since his hiring on Dec. 5. With one week left until National Signing Day on Feb. 1, here’s a look at what has gone on in Ole Miss recruiting since Freeze took over.

Junior College Signees

Freeze signed four junior college players in the early signing period.

Darone Bailey

Offensive Guard

Coahoma C.C.

Scout.com: 2 Stars

Rivals.com: 3 Stars

October 27, 2011

1. Have to stop the run

Auburn loves to run the football, ranking 35th in the country and fourth in the Southeastern Conference with over 183 rushing yards per game. Sophomore running back Michael Dyer is second in the conference in carries, rushing the ball 159 times already this season (Almost 20 carries per game). Between Dyer, the speedy Onterio McCalleb, and electric freshman Tre Mason, the Tigers have plenty of options on the ground. Arkansas was successful running the ball on Ole Miss last week when they went into three and four wide sets that forced the Rebels to put extra defensive backs on the field and spreading the field. The Tigers certainly will attempt to do the same thing, and it could be a long day if Ole Miss hasn’t made an adjustment to fix this, particularly if freshman quarterback Kiehl Frazier is a big part of the Auburn offense.

 

1. Have to stop the run

October 27, 2011

 

This weekend the Ole Miss Rebels (2-5, 0-4 SEC) will head to the Plains to take on the No. 23 Auburn Tigers (5-3, 3-2 SEC) in hopes of breaking a 10-game SEC losing streak that stretches back to last season’s 42-35 win over Kentucky. Saturday will be the Rebels first road game since traveling to Fresno earlier this month, where Ole Miss came out with a 38-28 win. The atmosphere inside of Auburn’s Jordan-Hare Stadium will be a whole different animal to overcome. 

 

October 19, 2011

 

Bolden addresses and apologizes for suspension

The 2011 football season has been one of highs and lows for senior running back Brandon Bolden. After fracturing his ankle in the season opener against BYU, Bolden was sidelined for the Southern Illinois game. He then returned to the field before he was scheduled to and played sparingly against Vanderbilt and Georgia. The next week at Fresno State, Bolden had his best game of the season and rushed for two touchdowns. 

October 18, 2011

 

Quarterbacks:

Through six games, Ole Miss has started three different quarterbacks, which is never a good thing. Junior Randall Mackey was in line to open the season as the starter, but was suspended for that game against BYU. He played parts of games against Southern Illinois, Vanderbilt and Georgia before earning the first start of his career against Fresno State, where he played well. He struggled this past week against Alabama, and he has plenty of areas to improve as the Rebels start the second half of the season. 

October 17, 2011

 

Melvin Harris dismissed from the team

Ole Miss head coach Houston Nutt opened his Monday afternoon press conference by announcing that junior wide receiver Melvin Harris had been dismissed from the program.

“We’ve really tried to help him for three years,” he said. “I don’t want to get all the way involved in everything — the scenario of this thing –– but he’s going to continue to go to school and hopefully get his life in order.

October 13, 2011

The Ole Miss Rebels (2-3, 0-2 SEC) will face their toughest opponent to date when the No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide (6-0, 3-0 SEC) rolls into Oxford this Saturd

The Ole Miss Rebels (2-3, 0-2 SEC) will face their toughest opponent to date when the No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide (6-0, 3-0 SEC) rolls into Oxford this Saturday. 

Ole Miss will do so without senior running back Brandon Bolden, junior center A.J. Hawkins, senior offensive guard Alex Washington and sophomore wide receiver Philander Moore, who will all serve one-game suspensions for a violation of team rules, head coach Houston Nutt said Thursday.

October 13, 2011

The Daily Mississippian sports editor Austin Miller recently caught up with ESPN.com's SEC blogger and Oxford native Edward Aschoff, who spoke about Ole Miss' season so far and the best/worst case scenario for the rest of the season.

The Daily Mississippian sports editor Austin Miller recently caught up with ESPN.com's SEC blogger and Oxford native Edward Aschoff talks about Ole Miss' season so far, best/worst case scenario for the rest of the season and what it will take for the Rebels to pull the upset of No. 2 Alabama Saturday.

Austin Miller: What do you think the Ole Miss football season to this point?

October 12, 2011

Despite a lackluster start to the Ole Miss football season, sophomore linebacker Mike Marry has given his all each and every play, even with a strained arch in his right foot.
The Clearwater, Fla., native wears a walking boot on his right foot for the first half of each gameweek to give his injury as much rest as possible before taking it off around Wednesday or Thursday to prepare for each Saturday’s game.

October 11, 2011

With the 38-28 win over Fresno State nearly two weeks ago, the Rebels not only got a much-needed win, but they also found themselves a new quarterback in junior Randall Mackey.

Mackey, who completed 8 of 18 passes for 214 yards and a touchdown against the Bulldogs of Fresno State, managed to light a fire under a stagnant offense that struggled through the first few weeks of the season.

October 6, 2011

Mackey settling in, looking forward to Alabama

After making his first collegiate start this past Saturday against Fresno State, junior quarterback Randall Mackey is “getting confidence, getting better” after a good week of practice, Ole Miss head coach Houston Nutt said.

October 5, 2011

When the final seconds ticked off the clock in the Rebels’ 38-28 win over Fresno State Saturday night, it marked the beginning of a two-week period before Ole Miss would hit the gridiron again.
And no one needed the bye week for rest and rehab more than senior running back Brandon Bolden.
Ole Miss head coach Houston Nutt knows the importance of the bye week for guys like Bolden, who has been nursing a fractured ankle since the season opener against BYU.

October 3, 2011

 

Nutt sees improvement leading into bye week

After watching film of Saturday’s 38-28 win over Fresno State, Ole Miss head coach Houston Nutt said Saturday’s performance was just what the team needed.

“It is always good to win,” Nutt said during Monday afternoon’s press conference. “That was the medicine we have been needing.”

The offense, which has struggled all season long, was able to move the ball and put some points on the board Saturday, which Nutt was pleased to see.

October 2, 2011

FRESNO, Calif. -- Running back Jeff Scott rushed for a career-high 138 yards and scored two touchdowns, and senior running back Brandon Bolden added two touchdowns to lead the Ole Miss Rebels (2-3) to a 38-28 win against Fresno State here Saturday night at Jim Sweeney Field.
The Rebels capped their first trip ever to California by earning their first win of the season against an FBS-level team.

October 2, 2011

While walking through the mile long, grassy parking lot that Fresno State calls their tailgating site, the Hotty Toddy chant is sung in the distance.
Even though the Rebels are playing 1,700 miles away from Oxford, there is no shortage of fan support.
“I’m really loving it, the new ‘Grove’ that we made is really fun,” said Ann Elizabeth Miller, an Ole Miss alumna from Collierville, Tenn.

September 29, 2011

On Saturday, the Ole Miss Rebels (1-3, 0-2 SEC) will be in California to take on the Fresno State Bulldogs (2-2, 1-0 WAC) in hopes of putting together a full game and coming away with a much-needed win. The road trip is the furthest out west in program history.

The two teams played last season in Oxford as the Rebels took care of the Bulldogs 55-38, led by senior running back Brandon Bolden’s 228 rushing yards and three total touchdowns in the game.

September 28, 2011

Lee sees improvements

While the win-loss result wasn’t any better, Ole Miss offensive coordinator David Lee said he saw improvement on offense Saturday against Georgia.

“We are showing improvement; we are getting better,” he said. “Execution is getting better, we are staying on our blocks longer and we are starting to finish blocks. All those things are really encouraging.

September 28, 2011

The Daily Mississippian sports editor Austin Miller recently caught up with Fresno State’s sports editor Jerry Huerta to discuss Saturday’s Ole Miss-Fresno State game.

Austin Miller: Talk about the Fresno State football season to this point. What are the Bulldogs’ expectations going into this game and for the rest of the season?

September 27, 2011

 

As humans, we naturally take sides on certain things. 

We learn this profound characteristic as children. We talk back to our parents when we do not agree with something they tell us to do. We get in fights with our siblings when we want something that they have. Here at Ole Miss, especially right now, we know a little bit about conflicting parties involved in a pretty significant occurrence.

September 1, 2011

 

The past year for Ole Miss defensive end Kentrell Lockett has been a rollercoaster to say the least, but as the 2011 season approaches, he is ready to get back out in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium for another year of SEC football.

 

The past year for Ole Miss defensive end Kentrell Lockett has been a rollercoaster to say the least, but as the 2011 season approaches, he is ready to get back out in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium for another year of SEC football.

June 17, 2011

 

Senior defensive end Kentrell Lockett is tired of waiting. After tearing his ACL in his right knee last season against Fresno State, he figured his football days were over.

The coaching staff sent a waiver to the NCAA, requesting for Lockett to be granted a sixth year of eligibility due to the limited action he saw in 2010. The wait took its toll on Lockett.

April 28, 2011

Past the halfway point of the Southeastern Conference portion of the season, the Ole Miss baseball team finds itself in a three-way tie for first place in the SEC West.

Lost in this statement, however, is a relatively disappointing .500 winning percentage and a brutal stretch to end conference play.