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October 10, 2012

 
The Ole Miss basketball teams will begin their seasons in a unique fashion. The men’s and women’s teams will hold a practice on the Square Friday night in the first ever Square Jam.

 
The Ole Miss basketball teams will begin their seasons in a unique fashion. The men’s and women’s teams will hold a practice on the Square Friday night in the first ever Square Jam.
 
On the east side of the Square in front of city hall, a basketball court will be set up along with lights. Square Jam is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m., following the Homecoming parade that will start at 5:30 and travel from the Grove to the Square.
 

September 12, 2012

It was a cool 54 degrees, at 5:30 a.m., as the members of Ole Miss’ ROTC gathered in formation beneath the columns of the Lyceum for the 9/11 Memorial Run.

It was a cool 54 degrees, at 5:30 a.m., as the members of Ole Miss’ ROTC gathered in formation beneath the columns of the Lyceum for the 9/11 Memorial Run.

June 12, 2012

On Tuesday afternoon the University of Mississippi track and field program introduced its third head coach in program history. 

 
On Tuesday afternoon the University of Mississippi track and field program introduced its third head coach in program history. 
Brian O’Neal, a former Rebel and Mississippi native, leaves a University of Florida program that he helped lead to four national championships in the past four years. O’Neal also received national assistant coach of the year honors in 2009. 

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 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.

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 10, 2011

TCU accepted an invitation to join the Big 12 on Monday night, seizing an opportunity to be a part of a conference with natural geographic rivals despite the league's recent instability.

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- TCU accepted an invitation to join the Big 12 on Monday night, seizing an opportunity to be a part of a conference with natural geographic rivals despite the league's recent instability.

October 6, 2011

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- After more than a year of watching their league get picked apart, leaders of Big 12 Conference finally made a proactive move Thursday by voting to add TCU as early as next season.

It was the first aggressive act by a league desperate to secure its membership amid dramatic shifts in conference affiliation. And if the Horned Frogs join the Big 12, it would be another sharp blow to the Big East, which was expecting to welcome TCU next season.

October 4, 2011

 

Leadership is the key to what makes a group of people successful. 

Without effective leadership, the group is bound for failure. An effective leader must power through adversity to make the group as successful as possible. Ole Miss is going through tough times right now. We will get through it if not for one reason: we have very capable leaders that know exactly what they are doing.

October 3, 2011

The University of Mississippi Athletics Department has been hitting the streets since it unveiled its Forward Together campaign on Aug. 10.

 

The University of Mississippi Athletics Department has been hitting the streets since it unveiled its Forward Together campaign on Aug. 10.

In just under two months, the group has reached a miniature milestone, topping $25 million in donations.

The Forward Together capital campaign is a $150 million fundraising effort to build a new basketball arena and expand the football stadium. 

The construction of the Forward Together project will be completed over a two-phase plan for both venues.  

September 14, 2011

 

David Saunders, a former University of Mississippi assistant football coach, filed a notice of claim this summer against the university for a violation of contract and damages.

Saunders said he believes UM athletic director Pete Boone retaliated against him for his work with student athletes with learning disabilities. The former linebackers coach claims Boone violated the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act. He is seeking damages for “anxiety, stress and lost income.”

July 7, 2011

 

Just this once I’m going to tell you a story in which everyone wins.

Last September, the University of California decided to cut four sports (baseball, men’s and women’s gymnastics and women’s lacrosse) due to insuffecient funding.

June 17, 2011

Last season and the overall trend of Ole Miss athletics

June 7, 2011

The Daily Mississippian Editorial Board consists of Amelia Camurati, editor-in-chief; Jacob Batte, news editor; Jon Mosby, opinion editor; Austin Miller, sports editor; Nick Toce, visuals editor; Kelsey Dockery, design editor; and Petre Thomas, photo editor. The board meets weekly to discuss city and campus issues.

The Daily Mississippian Editorial Board consists of Amelia Camurati, editor-in-chief; Jacob Batte, news editor; Jon Mosby, opinion editor; Austin Miller, sports editor; Nick Toce, visuals editor; Kelsey Dockery, design editor; and Petre Thomas, photo editor. The board meets weekly to discuss city and campus issues.

For the first time in 36 years, Mississippi State University was given a second chance with their cowbells. 

April 28, 2011

Ever since Colonel Reb was removed from the sidelines of University sporting events in 2003 the students at Ole Miss have been clamoring for a mascot to represent them.

In 2009, then Associated Student Body President Artair Rogers set in motion the idea of a new mascot for the University.

In 2010 13,310 alumni, faculty and students showed enough support for Rebel Black Bear that it was chosen to be the new mascot for Ole Miss. Only 3,366 students voted.

April 12, 2011

Posters with hundreds of ideas on how to bring Rebel the Black Bear to life still line the walls of senior associate athletic director Michael Thompson’s office.

Posters with hundreds of ideas on how to bring Rebel the Black Bear to life still line the walls of senior associate athletic director Michael Thompson’s office.

Rebel has already made two public appearances in hospitals outside of Oxford, and the black bear is set to be unveiled soon at the University of Mississippi, though Thompson would not release specifics.

Although the University has not announced a date yet, Thompson said he predicts Rebel will be seen on campus within the next few weeks.

October 21, 2010

The day we put the old man in his place, furthering our move from the fear and violence of the sixties to the beautiful campus we know today, the Save Colonel Reb Foundation arrived and began their war on the New South – the suburbs of the Old one. 

 

The day we put the old man in his place, furthering our move from the fear and violence of the sixties to the beautiful campus we know today, the Save Colonel Reb Foundation arrived and began their war on the New South – the suburbs of the Old one. 

 

October 20, 2010

Speculation has arisen that a group of Ole Miss alumni seeks to erect a statue of Colonel Reb in Oxford in light of the recent decision by the Mascot Selection Committee.

Speculation has arisen that a group of Ole Miss alumni seeks to erect a statue of Colonel Reb in Oxford in light of the recent decision by the Mascot Selection Committee.

 

September 10, 2010

Student athletes attended the Backpack to Briefcase etiquette dinner on Wednesday where they learned networking and proper etiquette skills.

 

Student athletes attended the Backpack to Briefcase etiquette dinner on Wednesday where they learned networking and proper etiquette skills.

 

July 21, 2010

The Ole Miss Athletics Department released its “Five-Year Plan” on Friday, which offers a behind-the-scenes view into the entity’s strategies and tactics to meet both short and long-term goals over the next five-plus years.

The Ole Miss Athletics Department released its “Five-Year Plan” on Friday, which offers a behind-the-scenes view into the entity’s strategies and tactics to meet both short and long-term goals over the next five-plus years.

 

July 8, 2010

As the confetti rained down on the Ole Miss football team in Cowboys Stadium after their second consecutive Cotton Bowl victory, the Rebel athletic department was once again thrust into a national spotlight.

 

As the confetti rained down on the Ole Miss football team in Cowboys Stadium after their second consecutive Cotton Bowl victory, the Rebel athletic department was once again thrust into a national spotlight.

 

June 25, 2010

The University of Mississippi athletics department compiled a $43.7 million budget for the 2010-2011 athletic fiscal year, which was approved by the state College Board.

 

The University of Mississippi athletics department compiled a $43.7 million budget for the 2010-2011 athletic fiscal year, which was approved by the state College Board.