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After winning their first game of the season last Saturday against Central Arkansas, Ole Miss (1-0) looks to carry its momentum into tomorrow’s nonconference clash with Conference-USA member UTEP. 

Bennett Hipp

 et al.

In this week’s edition of a weekly feature, The Daily Mississippian football beat writers Bennett Hipp and Matt Sigler, sports editor David Collier and managing editor Austin Miller answer four questions regarding the week’s matchup.

In this week’s installment, Daily Mississippian football beat writer Bennett Hipp will give keys to the week’s matchup. 

Ole Miss began Wednesday afternoon’s practice on the practice fields, but some rain forced the Rebels inside the Indoor Practice Facility for the second straight day. Even though they were not able to stay outside, Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze was pleased with the team’s energy. 

In this week’s installment, The Daily Mississippian’s sports editor David Collier will rank the 14 Southeastern Conference teams. Opponents, game times and television networks are also included for each team.

The Daily Mississippian sports editor David Collier caught up with University of Texas-El Paso’s sports editor Daniel Ornelas to discuss Saturday’s matchup between Ole Miss and the UTEP Miners.

Be early. Be loud. Be rewarded.
This is the calling card for Rebel Rewards – a new program designed to encourage students and fans to attend as many Ole Miss athletic events as possible.

Nineteen Rebels made their first appearances in an Ole Miss uniform Saturday. No debut may have been bigger on the defensive side of the ball than that of redshirt freshman Denzel Nkemdiche, who recorded a team-high eight tackles, three tackles for loss and a sack in Ole Miss’ 49-27 win and played with what Freeze called “reckless abandon.” His numbers could have been even better if not for having to receive an I.V. during the game due to dehydration.

Coming off their first season-opening win since 2009, the Ole Miss football team entered Tuesday’s practice with high energy and confidence in what head coach Hugh Freeze called a “spirited practice.”

It was a feeling that had not been felt in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in nearly a year. 

The Ole Miss football team rebounded from a lackluster second quarter and scored 35 unanswered points in the second half for a 49-27 win against Central Arkansas to begin the season 1-0 for the first time since 2009. The Rebels rushed to the student section to share in the moment, the program’s first home win since last season’s 42-24 win against Southern Illinois in the second week of the season. 


Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze met with the media Monday afternoon for his weekly press conference, and the first-year head coach was pleased with his team’s effort Saturday but knows there were some mistakes that have to be fixed before next Saturday rolls around. 

The Lady Rebel soccer team continued its strong start to the season with a pair of wins against the University of Arkansas-Little Rock on Friday and Texas Tech on Sunday. Ole Miss is 6-0 on the year and has posted four consecutive shutouts. 

 Trailing 20-14 at halftime, Ole Miss responded with 35 straight points in the second half to top Central Arkansas 49-27 and give head coach Hugh Freeze a win in his first game at the helm in Oxford.

Win the day.
That was first-year head coach Hugh Freeze’s message when he spoke before the Rebel faithful for a capacity crowd at the Gertrude Ford Center last December after being named the new Ole Miss head football coach. Today – one day before he coaches the first game of his tenure – the message remains the same.

Hugh Freeze will make his Ole Miss head coaching debut this Saturday against a familiar opponent in Central Arkansas. Last season when he was Arkansas State head coach, Freeze and his team defeated Central Arkansas 53-24. Freeze said he and his team are anxious to get on to the field and get the season underway.


After meeting with his coaching staff on Wednesday evening, Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze announced on Thursday that sophomore Bo Wallace will take the first snaps at quarterback in the Rebels' season opener against Central Arkansas on Saturday.

For many college football players, the offseason is spent dropping weight and reshaping bodies in preparation for the grind of another college football season.

UMAA executive director Keith Carter set a goal of $80 million for the Forward Together campaign by Sept. 1, and Ole Miss Athletics announced Thursday the campaign reached $75 million in total gifts. This puts the campaign halfway to the overall goal of $150 million. The new total includes an anonymous donation of $3.7 million, which is the largest gift in the history of the Ole Miss athletics department by a single individual or organization. Since the start of the campaign, 2,471 donors have contributed gifts that range from $10 to $3.7 million.

In this week's installment, The Daily Mississippian's football beat writer Bennett Hipp will give keys to the week's matchup. 

Bennett Hipp

 et al.

In the first of a weekly feature, The Daily Mississippian football beat writers Bennett Hipp and Matt Sigler, sports editor David Collier and managing editor Austin Miller answer four questions regarding the week's matchup.

As the old saying goes, “Just wait until next year.”
Yes I know, that always seems to be the excuse when it comes to Ole Miss football. But if you said that after last season’s 2-10 debacle that handed Houston Nutt a ticket out of town, you were right.
That “next year” is finally here, and really, things have nowhere to go but up.

For the first time since I began covering Ole Miss football for the Daily Mississippian, there seems to be a sense of calm around the program as the season approaches.

Riding a wave of momentum, the Ole Miss women’s soccer team looks to extend their four-game winning streak as they welcome Arkansas-Little Rock and Texas Tech to Oxford this weekend. The Lady Rebels (4-0) will take on the Arkansas-Little Rock Lady Trojans (0-3) Friday night at the Ole Miss Soccer Stadium. Ole Miss will be facing a first-time opponent for the second time this season in as many games. 

The Ole Miss Lady Rebels volleyball team will look to bounce back from a disappointing result at the Hurricane Invitational and travel to Cincinnati, Ohio this weekend for the Xavier University Tournament this weekend.