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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.)

It’s been a wild and crazy ride for Ole Miss senior forward Murphy Holloway the past few years. He has ventured between South Carolina and Mississippi multiple times, but now, his focus is all on one thing: getting the Rebels to the NCAA Tournament.

Back in October at Ole Miss basketball Media Day, head coach Andy Kennedy said this year’s squad may be the most experienced team he’s coached in Oxford. The Rebels are led by three seniors in forward Murphy Holloway, forward Reginald Buckner and guard Nick Williams.

Supporters of President Barack Obama gathered at the watch party at City Grocery on the Square on Tuesday night to watch the election results and cheered as President Obama was declared the winner after he was projected to win the state of Ohio.

Jesse Kelley, a third-year law student, could not contain her enthusiasm.
“I’m so excited,” she said.

Kelley explained why she voted for Obama in the election.

“I worked with the women’s campaign fund this past summer, and we support non-partisan women candidates who are pro-choice, and so that’s my keynote issue,” she said.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama rolled to re-election Tuesday night, vanquishing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney despite a weak economy that plagued his first term and put a crimp in the middle class dreams of millions. In victory, he confidently promised better days ahead.

US House of Representatives race Republican Alan Nunnelee has been re-elected to Mississippi’s first congressional district House of Representatives seat. Nunnelee’s strongest opponent was 37-yearold Democrat Brad Morris, a businessman and attorney from Oxford. Nunnelee will begin a two-year term in January.

Grant Beebe

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Hundreds of Ole Miss students exchanged racial epithets and violent,politicized chants in response to the announcement of the re-election of President Barack Obama.

Various news sources have called New Hampshire for President Obama with 25 percent of the precincts reporting.  The president is beating Gov. Romney 54 to 44 percent.
Gov. Romney has been projected to win in Utah with 15 percent of the state's precincts reporting.  He currently holds an 18 percent margin over President Obama. 
Currently, President Obama has 147 electoral votes to Gov. Romney's 158 votes.  The popular vote is still in Gov. Romney's favor.  He holds 51 percent of the popular vote to the president's 48 percent.

Various news organizations have called Mississippi's Senate seat.  Roger Wicker will remain Mississippi's junior United States Senator with 14 percent of precincts reporting.  Wicker is beating challenger Albert Gore 57 to 41 percent.
District one's House seat has also been called.  With 22 percent of precincts reporting incumbent Republican Rep. Alan Nunnelee has defeated challenging Democrat Brad Morris.  Nunnelee is beating Morris 64 to 33 percent.

President Obama projected by various news sources to take Illinois, Maryland, Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware, and Washington D.C.  He is leading in battleground states Ohio and Florida by 19 percent and one percent respectively.
Gov. Romney is projected to have gained Oklahoma.  He is leading in Virginia and North Carolina by 19 percent and one percent respectively.
Obama has 64 electoral votes to Romney's 40.  270 electoral votes is required to win.

News sources say Gov. Romney wins  the five electoral votes of West Virginia and the nine electoral votes of South Carolina, 0 percent and 1 percent of precincts reporting respectively.

Ohio results are beginning to come in.  Romney leading 57 percent to Obama's 42 percent with one percent of precincts reporting.

Follow conservative columnist @tgwinford and liberal columnist @phillmccausland for election analysis.

According to various news sources President Obama has won Vermont's four electoral votes with 0 percent of precincts reporting.  Gov. Romney has won Kentucky's eight electoral votes with 15 percent of precincts reporting and Indiana's 11 electoral votes with eight percent of precincts reporting.
Currently, Gov. Romney is leading in the polls in Virginia with 58 percent of the vote to President Obama's 41 percent.  Only 1 percent of precincts are reporting in Virginia.

Whether they hired taxis, rode bicycles, or used walkers, Oxford MS voters arrived in droves to cast their ballots.

Young voters came early to Oxford's first precinct polling location to cast their ballots.