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Freeze, staff receive hefty pay raises

Hugh Freeze was going to get a raise. The question was how much. The answer’s about $1.2 million. The base salary for Ole Miss’ football coach will go from $3.15 million to $4.3 million annually as part of a new four-year contract that runs through 2018, the school announced Friday. Freeze and Ole Miss Athletics Director Ross Bjork announced on Twitter earlier this month that a new deal had been reached, though the terms are just now being released. (December 14, 2014, Page 1B)

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    BLOG: Ole Miss’ Freeze, assistants get hefty raises

    Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze was going to get a raise. The question was how much. (more…) (December 12, 2014)

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      Ole Miss lands commitment from top JUCO QB Kelly

      Ole Miss may have found its replacement for Bo Wallace. East Mississippi Community College quarterback Chad Kelly verbally committed to Ole Miss on Wednesday following a visit to the school. Kelly, the nephew of NFL Hall of Famer Jim Kelly, is widely regarded as the nation’s top junior college signal caller. Kelly, who has two seasons of eligibility left, announced his decision on Twitter before confirming it later. The 6-foot-1, 210-pound Kelly chose the Rebels over Indiana, Virginia Tech and LSU among others. (December 11, 2014, Page 6A)

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        Rebels, TCU set to make history in Peach Bowl

        Ole Miss is about to put its name in records books forever. But the Rebels would also like to be known as the team that won a historic game rather than one that simply played in it. That’s what the No. 9-ranked Rebels will try to do on New Year’s Eve when they take on No. 6 TCU in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl in Atlanta. It will be the first-ever New Year’s Six bowl game played as part of the new postseason format with the birth of the four-team College Football playoff and the death of the Bowl Championship Series. (December 11, 2014, Page 6A)

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          NWCC LB Caldwell commits to Ole Miss

          Northwest Mississippi Community College linebacker Terry Caldwell was finally given the opportunity to continue his football career at Ole Miss. He didn’t waste any time taking the Rebels up on their offer.

           (December 10, 2014, Page 1B)

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            Rebels’ Walls inducted into College Football HOF

            NEW YORK – Former Ole Miss All-American Wesley Walls was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as part of the 16-member class of 2014 at the 57th National Football Foundation Awards Dinner on Tuesday night at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. (December 10, 2014, Page 1B)

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              Ole Miss draws TCU in Peach Bowl on New Year’s Eve

              Ole Miss is headed back to where it all started. The Rebels will face TCU in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl on New Year’s Eve (11:30 a.m., ESPN) as part of the inaugural New Year’s Six bowl lineup. The bowl pairings were announced Sunday during ESPN’s College Football Playoff selection show. (December 8, 2014, Page 6)

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                Ole Miss holds on for road win over Ducks

                EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – The smallest player on the floor provided the perfect exclamation point for Ole Miss’ statement win on Sunday. Stefan Moody’s two-handed dunk with 36 seconds left punctuated his 22-point performance that helped lead the Rebels (6-2) to a 79-73 victory over Oregon and avenged an overtime loss at home to the Ducks (5-3) last season. (December 8, 2014, Page 6)

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                  Former Ole Miss FB Flowers dies at 77

                  Charlie Flowers, a native of Marianna, Arkansas, who played fullback on three of Johnny Vaught’s finest teams at Ole Miss and finished fifth in the Heisman Trophy voting in 1959, passed away Sunday night in Atlanta following a lengthy illness. Arrangements are incomplete. (December 8, 2014, Page 6)

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                    Ole Miss drops second straight in 96-54 loss to Baylor

                    After suffering a 29-point defeat at the hands of Western Kentucky on Thursday, the Ole Miss women’s basketball team returned home for a chance to rebound against No. 11 Baylor. The chance for a signature win went away quickly as Baylor jumped out to a large lead early and never looked back in a 96-54 win over the Rebels inside C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum on Sunday afternoon. (December 8, 2014, Page 7)

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