Ole Miss is now one of 16 college campuses green lit by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education for their free speech codes which were modified after the KKK visited campus two years ago. (January 30, 2012, Page 1, 2a)
Ole Miss’ final recruiting weekend before National Signing Day on Wednesday netted three new football verbal commitments for the 2012 signing class and one for 2013.
Athlete Quintavius Burdette (5-foot-19, 185-pounds, 4.5 seconds in the 40-yard dash: Senatobia), wide receiver Cody Core (6-3, 175; Auburn, Ala.) and place-kicker Andy Pappanastos (5-11, 170; Montgomery, Ala.) all visited Oxford this past weekend and all three made a pledge to be Rebels. (more…) (January 30, 2012, Page 1B)
Saturday’s 66-62 win for the Ole Miss Rebels over South Carolina wasn’t the prettiest piece of basketball ever played at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum. Both teams combined for 31 turnovers and shot under 50 percent (although the Rebels were close to breaking even at 49 percent).
Both teams gained momentum only to let the other back into the game. In short, it was the most ugly — and at the same time exciting — game of the year for Ole Miss fans simply because of the outcome. (January 30, 2012, Page 1B)
Doing so to advance to the Class 5A North Half finals makes the Lady Chargers’ 2-0 victory over Starkville at Bobby Holcomb Stadium on Saturday even sweeter.
Almost from the opening kickoff, Oxford set the tone in the game, controlling possession and dictating the pace of the game with strong passes to one another. (January 30, 2012, Page 4B)
Saturday night’s game against South Carolina was special for Ole Miss junior forward Murphy Holloway, a native of Irmo, S.C., that was actually a member of the Gamecocks last season.
Holloway was unable to see any time last season due to transfer rules following his exit from Ole Miss, but he still spent a lot of time with the Gamecocks and got close to several members of the team. (more…) (January 30, 2012, Page 4B)
Motivated by what Starkville head coach Brian Bennett described as a less than desired performance in their regular-season matchup with Oxford, the visiting Jackets played an aggressive breed of soccer that netted them a 4-2 road victory and a trip to the third round of the Class 5A playoffs.
The loss eliminates the Chargers (13-3-3 overall) from the playoffs. (January 30, 2012, Page 2B)
The season-long learning experience continued for the Lady Rebels on Sunday.
Region championships are something the Oxford Chargers and Lady Chargers are used to winning, so Friday’s accomplishments are no surprise.
Both teams earned regular-season Region 2-5A crowns Friday night with wins over New Hope on the road before returning home to sweep Amory in the OHS gym Saturday. (more…) (January 30, 2012)