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A Sense of Place

Mississippi 11th and the Battle of Ball’s Bluff

Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield brings us back to the Lamar Rifles and the Battle of Leesburg in 1861. (November 24, 2011, Page 3B)

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    Ole Miss only team to beat 1977 Notre Dame

    In 1977, the Ole Miss Rebels were the only team to beat the undefeated Notre Dame in Jackson. (November 18, 2011, Page 2B)

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      Ole Miss coach accused of using ‘ringers’

      In 1909, the Red and Blue had hired an ear, nose and throat physician to teach at the medical school on campus. He came to Oxford from Pennsylvania where he had taught and coached at Dickinson College and Widener University. Dr. Nathan P. Stauffer had been one of the first men in college football history to be paid to coach. He also brought along with him some players that had played for him in Pennsylvania. He was dismissed in 1912 for allegedly paying his players he brought with him. (November 11, 2011, Page 3B)

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        UHS Colonels meet for football team reunion

        Columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield writes about his experience going to the the 1961 University High School Colonels football team reunion recently. (November 4, 2011, Page 2B)

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          Faulkner Heritage Festival next week in Ripley

          Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield writes about the Faulkner Heritage Festival held in Ripley that is planned for Nov. 4 at the Falkner House, a two-story home previously owned by Col. Willian C. Falkner, Faulkner’s great-grandfather. (October 28, 2011, Page 3B)

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            ‘Wild Bill’ Schneller thumbs nose at Arkansas defenders

            Jack Lamar Mayfield tells us about the time “Wild Bill” Schneller’s antics while scoring the game-winning touchdown against Arkansas helped spark post-game brawl in 1938. (October 21, 2011, Page 2B)

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              Bear Bryant visits UM locker room after game

              Historian and local columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield takes us back to 1968 when the Rebels beat Alabama’s Crimson tide 10-8. (October 14, 2011, Page 2B)

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                James Meredith: ‘This is not a happy day.’

                Troops came from near and far to deal with the riots and crowd control connected with the admission of James Meredith to the University of Mississippi in the fall of 1962. Columnist Jack Mayfield continues with his memories of the fateful time in Oxford’s history. (October 7, 2011, Page 2B)

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                  The Battle of Oxford – aka the Meredith Crisis

                  Columnist and local historian Jack Lamar Mayfield remembers the fateful night before riots broke out in Oxford when Ole Miss’s first  black student arrived to his first day of classes at the university. (September 30, 2011, Page 3B)

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                    Coach Harry Mehre takes Rebels to Georgia for rededication

                    Oxford and Ole Miss historian Jake Mayfield takes a look back at the Ole Miss vs. Georgia 1940 football game and the events that surrounding the day the Rebels won 28-14 in Athens. (September 23, 2011, Page 3B)

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