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November 15, 2012

 
Another week, another top-25 opponent for Ole Miss. This Saturday, the Rebels will travel to No. 8 LSU to take on one of the most relentless defenses in the country. The Tigers rank third in the Southeastern Conference in scoring defense (15.5 ppg), second in total defense (262.9 ppg), second in rush defense (97.2 ypg) and first in pass defense (165.7 ypg). 

 
Another week, another top-25 opponent for Ole Miss. This Saturday, the Rebels will travel to No. 8 LSU to take on one of the most relentless defenses in the country. The Tigers rank third in the Southeastern Conference in scoring defense (15.5 ppg), second in total defense (262.9 ppg), second in rush defense (97.2 ypg) and first in pass defense (165.7 ypg). 
 

November 9, 2012

 
The Ole Miss Rebels (5-4, 2-3 Southeastern Conference) will look to become bowl eligible this weekend when they take on the visiting Vanderbilt Commodores (5-4, 3-3 SEC) Saturday at 6 p.m. in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. The game will be televised on ESPNU. 

 
The Ole Miss Rebels (5-4, 2-3 Southeastern Conference) will look to become bowl eligible this weekend when they take on the visiting Vanderbilt Commodores (5-4, 3-3 SEC) Saturday at 6 p.m. in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. The game will be televised on ESPNU. 
 

November 7, 2012

 
Ole Miss will have another tough task this Saturday when they face a much-improved Vanderbilt defense. The Commodores (5-4, 3-3 Southeastern Conference) enter the game ranked fifth in the conference in scoring defense (20.7 ppg.), seventh in total defense (351.5 ypg), 12th in rushing defense (197.8 ypg), and first in pass defense (153.7 ypg.)

 
Ole Miss will have another tough task this Saturday when they face a much-improved Vanderbilt defense. The Commodores (5-4, 3-3 Southeastern Conference) enter the game ranked fifth in the conference in scoring defense (20.7 ppg.), seventh in total defense (351.5 ypg), 12th in rushing defense (197.8 ypg), and first in pass defense (153.7 ypg.)
 

November 1, 2012

 
After Saturday’s game against Arkansas, the Georgia-Florida football game was playing on the TV in the bus on the way back to Oxford. 
 
It’s safe to say that Ole Miss co-offensive coordinator Dave Werner didn’t like what he saw. 

 
After Saturday’s game against Arkansas, the Georgia-Florida football game was playing on the TV in the bus on the way back to Oxford. 
 
It’s safe to say that Ole Miss co-offensive coordinator Dave Werner didn’t like what he saw. 
 

October 26, 2012

 
Heading into year one in the Hugh Freeze era, there were relatively low expectations for the play on the field, but coming off their bye week, the Ole Miss Rebels (4-3, 1-2 SEC) will make the trip to Little Rock, Ark., to face the Arkansas Razorbacks (3-4, 2-2 SEC), as they look to take another step forward in their quest to become bowl eligible. 

 
Heading into year one in the Hugh Freeze era, there were relatively low expectations for the play on the field, but coming off their bye week, the Ole Miss Rebels (4-3, 1-2 SEC) will make the trip to Little Rock, Ark., to face the Arkansas Razorbacks (3-4, 2-2 SEC), as they look to take another step forward in their quest to become bowl eligible. 
 

October 25, 2012

 
Ole Miss athletics director Ross Bjork announced Tuesday that Brett Frank, who was previously listed as the associate head coach, will serve as the acting head coach of the Ole Miss women’s basketball program for the upcoming season.

 
Ole Miss athletics director Ross Bjork announced Tuesday that Brett Frank, who was previously listed as the associate head coach, will serve as the acting head coach of the Ole Miss women’s basketball program for the upcoming season.
 
Rebecca Kates-Taylor will continue serving as an assistant coach, and Taja Edwards has been promoted from coordinator of video services to assistant coach. Bjork said that they will go into the season without hiring a third assistant coach, but he did indicate there will be administrative additions to the staff.

October 25, 2012

 
Ole Miss enters Saturday’s showdown against Arkansas with the potential of having one of their biggest offensive games of the season. The Rebels (4-3, 1-2 SEC) will take on a Razorback defense that is ranked 13th in the SEC in total defense, 12th in scoring defense, last in pass defense and fifth in rush defense. 

 
Ole Miss enters Saturday’s showdown against Arkansas with the potential of having one of their biggest offensive games of the season. The Rebels (4-3, 1-2 SEC) will take on a Razorback defense that is ranked 13th in the SEC in total defense, 12th in scoring defense, last in pass defense and fifth in rush defense. 
 

October 23, 2012

 
Ole Miss will be facing off with one of the Southeastern Conference’s most powerful offenses in Arkansas this weekend. The Rebels (4-3, 1-2 SEC) will be forced to stop senior quarterback Tyler Wilson, who leads the SEC in passing yards per game (326.2 ypg), and senior receiver Cobi Hamilton, who leads the SEC in receiving yards per game (107.7 ypg).

 
Ole Miss will be facing off with one of the Southeastern Conference’s most powerful offenses in Arkansas this weekend. The Rebels (4-3, 1-2 SEC) will be forced to stop senior quarterback Tyler Wilson, who leads the SEC in passing yards per game (326.2 ypg), and senior receiver Cobi Hamilton, who leads the SEC in receiving yards per game (107.7 ypg).
 

October 14, 2012

 
With the start of basketball season less than a month away, the Ole Miss athletics department generated excitement with Square Jam. On Friday night, following the homecoming parade, the men’s and women’s basketball teams began practice for the season outside on the Square, where a portable basketball court was set up in front of City Hall, along with lights, speakers and a smoke machine.

 
With the start of basketball season less than a month away, the Ole Miss athletics department generated excitement with Square Jam. On Friday night, following the homecoming parade, the men’s and women’s basketball teams began practice for the season outside on the Square, where a portable basketball court was set up in front of City Hall, along with lights, speakers and a smoke machine.
 

October 11, 2012

 
To be a freshman and be a leader, particularly in the Southeastern Conference, is rare, in the words of head coach Hugh Freeze. However, Ole Miss redshirt freshman linebacker Denzel Nkemdiche has done just that.

 
To be a freshman and be a leader, particularly in the Southeastern Conference, is rare, in the words of head coach Hugh Freeze. However, Ole Miss redshirt freshman linebacker Denzel Nkemdiche has done just that.
 
“There’s no age, there’s no perfect rubric for being a leader,” Nkemdiche said. “If you want to be courageous and step up and lead by example, lead vocally, why not? If my teammates take that into their perspective and respect that, why not keep doing it and show up every weekend?”
 

October 11, 2012

 
Two years removed from playing high school football at Sylva-Bay Academy, and one year removed from being thrown into the Southeastern Conference mix as a true freshman, sophomore safety Cody Prewitt has emerged as a leader and playmaker for a young but improving Ole Miss defense. 

 
Two years removed from playing high school football at Sylva-Bay Academy, and one year removed from being thrown into the Southeastern Conference mix as a true freshman, sophomore safety Cody Prewitt has emerged as a leader and playmaker for a young but improving Ole Miss defense. 
 
A new defensive scheme under defensive coordinator Dave Wommack has allowed Prewitt to be more confident in his actions on the field. 
 

October 11, 2012

 
Ole Miss enters Saturday’s Homecoming game seeking its first conference win since defeating Kentucky 42-35 in 2010, and Auburn may be the perfect opportunity for it to do so. 

 
Ole Miss enters Saturday’s Homecoming game seeking its first conference win since defeating Kentucky 42-35 in 2010, and Auburn may be the perfect opportunity for it to do so. 
 

October 10, 2012

After facing an effective scrambling quarterback last weekend in freshman Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M, the Ole Miss defense will once again have to prepare for the unexpected when the Rebels (3-3, 0-2 SEC) take on Auburn (1-4, 0-3 SEC) this Saturday.

Auburn has had its share of struggles on the offensive side of the ball this season, but Ole Miss defensive coordinator Dave Wommack said that at some points it is like the Tigers are running five or six different offenses.

October 10, 2012

While most college students use their coveted week of Spring Break to soak up the sun, a group of Ole Miss students took the opportunity to travel to Belize, an impoverished Central American country.

While most college students use their coveted week of Spring Break to soak up the sun, a group of Ole Miss students took the opportunity to travel to Belize, an impoverished Central American country.

This faculty-led trip was for both undergraduate and graduate students in The University of Mississippi’s Teacher Education Program. Deborah Chessin, professor of curriculum and instruction and coordinator of service learning and study abroad, was one of the faculty members who led the trip.

October 10, 2012

 
Ole Miss isn’t sure what to expect from Auburn offensively on Saturday, but co-offensive coordinator Dan Werner knows exactly to expect when the Rebels’ offense takes the field Saturday against Auburn’s defense. 

 
Ole Miss isn’t sure what to expect from Auburn offensively on Saturday, but co-offensive coordinator Dan Werner knows exactly to expect when the Rebels’ offense takes the field Saturday against Auburn’s defense. 
 
“They’re really good on defense," Werner. "You look at some of their scores; they’ve only given up a couple touchdowns all year long, so they’re really fast and really physical. It’s going to be a real good test for us.”
 

October 9, 2012

 
After facing an effective scrambling quarterback this past weekend in freshman Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M, the Ole Miss defense will once again have to prepare for the unexpected when the Rebels (3-3, 0-2 SEC) take on Auburn (1-4, 0-3 SEC) on Saturday. 

 
After facing an effective scrambling quarterback this past weekend in freshman Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M, the Ole Miss defense will once again have to prepare for the unexpected when the Rebels (3-3, 0-2 SEC) take on Auburn (1-4, 0-3 SEC) on Saturday. 
 
Auburn has had its share of struggles on the offensive side of the ball this season, but Ole Miss defensive coordinator Dave Wommack said some times it looks like the Tigers are running five or six different offenses.
 

October 5, 2012

 
The Ole Miss Rebels return to the friendly confines of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on Saturday night after a two-game road trip. The Rebels (3-2, 0-1 SEC) will welcome Southeastern Conference newcomer Texas A&M (3-1, 1-1 SEC) to Oxford for a 6 p.m. kickoff on ESPNU.

 
The Ole Miss Rebels return to the friendly confines of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on Saturday night after a two-game road trip. The Rebels (3-2, 0-1 SEC) will welcome Southeastern Conference newcomer Texas A&M (3-1, 1-1 SEC) to Oxford for a 6 p.m. kickoff on ESPNU.
 
The Rebels are coming off a hard-fought loss to No. 1 Alabama this past weekend, while the Aggies defeated Arkansas last weekend 58-10 and appear to be settling into the SEC well so far. Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze knows he and his team will have a tough challenge this weekend.

October 4, 2012

 
After head coach Hugh Freeze announced on Monday that the quarterback race was back open, the competition between sophomore Bo Wallace and junior Barry Brunetti heated up. Wednesday was another good day for Wallace and Brunetti, as the duo again split reps during practice. 

 
After head coach Hugh Freeze announced on Monday that the quarterback race was back open, the competition between sophomore Bo Wallace and junior Barry Brunetti heated up. Wednesday was another good day for Wallace and Brunetti, as the duo again split reps during practice. 
 

October 1, 2012

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Ole Miss shifted its base defense from a 4-2-5 to a 4-3 this past Saturday, inserting senior Joel Kight as a third linebacker along with redshirt freshman Denzel Nkemdiche and junior Mike Marry.
 
After giving up 676 yards and 350 yards on the ground against Texas, Ole Miss held Alabama to 305 total yards and only 125 yards on the ground. The Crimson Tide had been averaging 425 total yards and 204 yards on the ground.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Ole Miss shifted its base defense from a 4-2-5 to a 4-3 this past Saturday, inserting senior Joel Kight as a third linebacker along with redshirt freshman Denzel Nkemdiche and junior Mike Marry.
 
After giving up 676 yards and 350 yards on the ground against Texas, Ole Miss held Alabama to 305 total yards and only 125 yards on the ground. The Crimson Tide had been averaging 425 total yards and 204 yards on the ground.
 

September 26, 2012

This year, the Croft Institute for International Studies at The University of Mississippi awarded scholarships to eight freshmen: six from Mississippi, one from Louisiana and one from Texas. The scholarships are funded through the Joseph C. Bancroft Charitable and Educational Fund and gives $8,000 per year for four years.

This year, the Croft Institute for International Studies at The University of Mississippi awarded scholarships to eight freshmen: six from Mississippi, one from Louisiana and one from Texas. The scholarships are funded through the Joseph C. Bancroft Charitable and Educational Fund and gives $8,000 per year for four years. “I knew that I wanted to be in Croft because they have such intensive and specialized programs,” said scholarship recipient Mackenzie Breeland.

September 23, 2012

 
NEW ORLEANS — Ole Miss surpassed its win total from last season and bounced back from the previous week’s 66-31 loss to Texas with a 39-0 win against Tulane in New Orleans this past Saturday. 

 
NEW ORLEANS — Ole Miss surpassed its win total from last season and bounced back from the previous week’s 66-31 loss to Texas with a 39-0 win against Tulane in New Orleans this past Saturday. 
 
“Any time you shut somebody out at the Division I level — everyone has got some playmakers — you’ve had a good afternoon,” head coach Hugh Freeze said.
 

September 20, 2012

 
There is only one more nonconference game on the schedule for Ole Miss, and the Rebels (0-2) are hoping to take full advantage of it heading into Southeastern Conference play. The Rebels will take on Tulane (0-2) Saturday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. 

 
There is only one more nonconference game on the schedule for Ole Miss, and the Rebels (2-1) are hoping to take full advantage of it heading into Southeastern Conference play. The Rebels will take on Tulane (0-2) Saturday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. 
 
The Rebels are coming off a 66-31 loss to No. 14 Texas, while the Green Wave are trying to bounce back from a 45-10 loss to Tulsa. The meeting is the 71st between the two teams, with Ole Miss leading the series 42-28.
 

September 18, 2012

 
Ole Miss went back to work Tuesday afternoon in the Indoor Practice Facility after suffering its first loss of the season to Texas 66-31 this past Saturday.

 
Ole Miss went back to work Tuesday afternoon in the Indoor Practice Facility after suffering its first loss of the season to Texas 66-31 this past Saturday.
 
Head coach Hugh Freeze was anxious to see how his team would respond, and he was pleased with what he described as one of their most productive practices of the season.
 

September 14, 2012

 
Before David Ash caught a six-yard touchdown pass from wideout Jaxon Shipley in the second quarter of last year’s Holiday Bowl, the Texas Longhorns had gone 25 straight drives without finding the end zone with Ash behind center. 

 
Before David Ash caught a six-yard touchdown pass from wideout Jaxon Shipley in the second quarter of last year’s Holiday Bowl, the Texas Longhorns had gone 25 straight drives without finding the end zone with Ash behind center.