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March 5, 2012

The Bennie Abram trial is still under way, as the University of Mississippi tries to get the case dismissed. Judge Andrew Howorth will rule on the motion to dismiss soon and is waiting on the plaintiffs to amend their complaints.

 

The Bennie Abram trial is still under way, as the University of Mississippi tries to get the case dismissed. Judge Andrew Howorth will rule on the motion to dismiss soon and is waiting on the plaintiffs to amend their complaints.

Abram, a former Ole Miss football player, died Feb. 19, 2010 from complications involving sickle cell trait following a football practice.

March 4, 2012

 

Renee Ladner announced Friday that she is stepping down as head coach of the Ole Miss women’s basketball team.

 

Renee Ladner announced Friday that she is stepping down as head coach of the Ole Miss women’s basketball team.

“When I was named the head coach five years ago, it was a dream come true,” Ladner said. “And to have the privilege of coaching such incredible young ladies over the last several years is simply priceless. I love Ole Miss and will support this program any way I can moving forward.”

March 4, 2012

Renee Ladner, head coach of the Ole Miss women's basketball team, resigned on Friday. 

(Austin McAfee/The Daily Mississippian)

November 27, 2011

Though the University of Mississippi football team may have taken a step backward this season, fundraising has continued to push forward.
The Ole Miss athletics program announced a new fundraising campaign called Forward Together this past summer. They plan to raise money to build a new basketball arena and expand and renovate Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.

November 13, 2011

The University of Mississippi announced the members of the five-person search committee for the Rebels’ new head football coach on Friday. The committee met for the first time Saturday, according to the university release. 

 

The University of Mississippi announced the members of the five-person search committee for the Rebels’ new head football coach on Friday. The committee met for the first time Saturday, according to the university release. 

The committee represents the faculty, the alumni and the M-Club. Co-chairing the committee are legendary quarterback Archie Manning and T. Michael Glenn, the executive vice president of market development and corporate communication for FedEx Corp. 

November 10, 2011

How does Ole Miss respond?

A chaotic week that included the announcements that Houston Nutt would not return as Ole Miss’ head coach after the season and that athletics director Pete Boone

November 9, 2011

One day after Athletics Director Pete Boone and Chancellor Dan Jones announced Houston Nutt’s tenure as Ole Miss head coach would end after this season’s Egg Bowl, some of the assistant coaches shared their thoughts on the turn of events.

“I was surprised and disappointed because I know the amount of time and effort that has been put into it, but, if you’ve been in the game long enough, you know these things happen,” Ole Miss defensive coordinator Tyrone Nix said after practice Tuesday.

One day after Athletics Director Pete Boone and Chancellor Dan Jones announced Houston Nutt’s tenure as Ole Miss head coach would end after this season’s Egg Bowl, some of the assistant coaches shared their thoughts on the turn of events.

“I was surprised and disappointed because I know the amount of time and effort that has been put into it, but, if you’ve been in the game long enough, you know these things happen,” Ole Miss defensive coordinator Tyrone Nix said after practice Tuesday.

November 9, 2011

Forward Rebels congratulates Ole Miss on taking an important first step in leading the Athletic Department into the future. Recognizing a problem, the administration took decisive action by replacing the top two figures in Ole Miss sports, Athletic Director Pete Boone and Football Coach Houston Nutt. Forward Rebels supports these choices, and is thankful for these wise decisions.

 

PRESS RELEASE

Wednesday, November 9, 2011; 11:00 AM CST | Oxford, MS

November 9, 2011

Forward Rebels congratulates Ole Miss on taking an important first step in leading the Athletic Department into the future. Recognizing a problem, the administration took decisive action by replacing the top two figures in Ole Miss sports, Athletic Director Pete Boone and Football Coach Houston Nutt. Forward Rebels supports these choices, and is thankful for these wise decisions.

 

PRESS RELEASE

Wednesday, November 9, 2011; 11:00 AM CST | Oxford, MS

November 8, 2011

When Athletics Director Pete Boone said that Houston Nutt would be the last University of Mississippi football head coach he hired, he meant it.

 

When Athletics Director Pete Boone said that Houston Nutt would be the last University of Mississippi football head coach he hired, he meant it.

With the lack of on-the-field success over the past two years, Boone recommended to Chancellor Dan Jones that Nutt be replaced. At the same time, Boone said that it was time for a fresh approach and that he would step aside as athletics director.

“The Ole Miss family has accomplished so much in the past decade, but we are poised to go even further, even higher,” Boone said.

November 8, 2011

When Athletics Director Pete Boone said that Houston Nutt would be the last University of Mississippi football head coach he hired, he meant it.

 

When Athletics Director Pete Boone said that Houston Nutt would be the last University of Mississippi football head coach he hired, he meant it.

With the lack of on-the-field success over the past two years, Boone recommended to Chancellor Dan Jones that Nutt be replaced. At the same time, Boone said that it was time for a fresh approach and that he would step aside as athletics director.

“The Ole Miss family has accomplished so much in the past decade, but we are poised to go even further, even higher,” Boone said.

November 8, 2011

On Monday, Ole Miss announced that head football coach Houston Nutt would not be retained next season, as well as the retirement of Pete Boone by December 2012.

The Rebel nation was also informed that former football great Archie Manning and FedEx Executive Vice President Mike Glenn would co-chair a committee that would be responsible in finding a new Ole Miss football coach and new athletics director.

After a day to take all of this information from Monday, this could be a monumental moment in not just Ole Miss athletics, but for the university as a whole. The two men who are hired to take over such prestigious positions could alter the face of Ole Miss forever.

On Monday, Ole Miss announced that head football coach Houston Nutt would not be retained next season, as well as the retirement of Pete Boone by December 2012.

The Rebel nation was also informed that former football great Archie Manning and FedEx Executive Vice President Mike Glenn would co-chair a committee that would be responsible in finding a new Ole Miss football coach and new athletics director.

November 8, 2011

During his first two seasons in Oxford, Ole Miss head coach Houston Nutt did win. 

During his first two seasons in Oxford, Ole Miss head coach Houston Nutt did win. 

It started with a 31-30 signature win over No. 4 Florida in the Swamp, included back-to-back wins over LSU and finished with the second of back-to-back Cotton Bowl wins. However, after a disappointing 4-8 season, followed by a 2-7 start to this season, Athletics Pete Boone announced that the 2011 football season will be the last for head coach Houston Nutt.

November 7, 2011

University of Mississippi Athletics Director Pete Boone announced today that the 2011 football season will be the last for head coach Houston Nutt.

 

Nov. 7, 2011

 

November 7, 2011

University of Mississippi Athletics Director Pete Boone announced today that the 2011 football season will be the last for head coach Houston Nutt.

 

Nov. 7, 2011

 

November 7, 2011

A press conference has been called for today at 2 p.m. CT at the Indoor Practice Facility Team Meeting Room on campus.

November 7, 2011

What's next for our Atheltics program? 

 

At an afternoon press conference Monday, Athletic Director Pete Boone announced that coach Houston Nutt will not return next season, and that he himself would resign in 2012.

“When coach Nutt arrived four years ago, I said publicly he would be the last coach I would hire,” Boone said. “I meant it.” 

Though Boone will retain his current position until sometime next year, he will not have a part in choosing our next head football coach.

November 6, 2011

After 14 years on and off as the University of Mississippi athletic director, the Forward Rebels believe the best thing Pete Boone can do for the program is resign.

 

After 14 years on and off as the University of Mississippi athletic director, the Forward Rebels believe the best thing Pete Boone can do for the program is resign.

From 1995 to 1998 and from 2002 to the present, which includes Boone’s terms, the Ole Miss football team has gone 81-84 overall and 39-71 in Southeastern Conference play. Lee Habeeb, Forward Rebels spokesperson, said the blame for the poor play should go directly to the top, not with the coaches or the players.

November 6, 2011

After 14 years on and off as the University of Mississippi athletic director, the Forward Rebels believe the best thing Pete Boone can do for the program is resign.

 

After 14 years on and off as the University of Mississippi athletic director, the Forward Rebels believe the best thing Pete Boone can do for the program is resign.

From 1995 to 1998 and from 2002 to the present, which includes Boone’s terms, the Ole Miss football team has gone 81-84 overall and 39-71 in Southeastern Conference play. Lee Habeeb, Forward Rebels spokesperson, said the blame for the poor play should go directly to the top, not with the coaches or the players.

October 27, 2011

Where do you stand on the Ole Miss athletics program?  

 

While roaming a music festival Saturday, a friend of mine turned and asked me two questions: “What is the difference between ignorance and apathy?” followed by, “What is the score of the Ole Miss vs. Arkansas game?”

“I don’t know, and I don’t care,” I replied to both.

October 27, 2011

Where do you stand on the Ole Miss athletics program?  

 

While roaming a music festival Saturday, a friend of mine turned and asked me two questions: “What is the difference between ignorance and apathy?” followed by, “What is the score of the Ole Miss vs. Arkansas game?”

“I don’t know, and I don’t care,” I replied to both.