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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). 

There was a time this season in which teams looked forward to having their defenses go up against LSU junior quarterback Zach Mettenberger. That time, it’s safe to say, has come and gone. 

Many thought the 6-foot-1, 254 pound Issac Gross wouldn’t make it in the Southeastern Conference as a defensive tackle, but the Ole Miss freshman is proving those critics wrong. 

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

The Ole Miss Lady Rebel basketball program will look to continue its successful start to the 2012-13 campaign when they take on Northwestern State Friday morning at Tad Smith Coliseum in the 10th annual “Kid’s Day” game. All local students — eighth grade and under — and bus drivers will be admitted into the game for free.

The Ole Miss Lady Rebel volleyball team will take a five-game losing streak on the road this weekend to play Mississippi State and Arkansas. Earlier this season, at home, Ole Miss defeated Mississippi State 3-1 and lost a four-set match to Arkansas. This past weekend, the Lady Rebels were swept in matches against Tennessee and Florida. 

University of Mississippi student and journalism senior Jared Burleson was robbed at University Trials apartments Tuesday night.

The University of Mississippi is investigating a racial crime on campus. The University Police Department (UPD) said someone on Nov. 5 allegedly vandalized the truck of freshman Jamal Woods, a black liberal arts major and ROTC member at Ole Miss.

One hundred and two University of Mississippi faculty members have signed a letter expressing their concerns with how the university handled the disturbance that happened on election night. The letter was sent directly to Chancellor Dan Jones this past Friday.

On election night, communication sciences and disorders senior LaQuoyia Murray posted a response to the disturbance on campus that followed the reelection of President Obama on her Facebook page.

Coastal Carolina gave Ole Miss a scare early with a 39-36 lead at halftime, but junior guard Marshall Henderson helped bring the Rebels (2-0) back, as they dominated the second half and won 90-72.

It’s that time of the year where few players are completely, 100 percent healthy. 
That is the case for Ole Miss and was the reason sophomore quarterback Bo Wallace sat out the majority of Tuesday’s practice. Wallace has dealt with a shoulder bruise and soreness for most of the season. 

Redshirt freshman middle blocker Ty Laporte had a frustrating start to her college volleyball career. On the second day of practice last season, she tore her ACL and was forced to sit out the entire year and rehab her knee.