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Thank you, Oxford

COLUMN: Oxford wasn’t much more than a blip on the radar of a soon-to-be high school graduate from Atlanta prior to 2002. (more…) (August 16, 2013)

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    Predicting the SEC schedule, for embarrassment’s sake

    COLUMN: No one is ever really right when delivering preseason predictions. Yet I find myself salivating annually for the arrival of Phil Steele’s guide, which is nothing more than really educated guesses. (more…) (August 9, 2013, Page 7A)

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      Khayat reflects on college All-Star Classic

      The NFL preseason begins every year, as it did this past Sunday night, with the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio. It was not always so. (more…) (August 7, 2013, Page 10)

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        In the season of hope, here’s five realities of Ole Miss football

        COLUMN: August nears, and optimism reigns. College football is never more popular in the drowsiest of the summer months, if only because fans starved for the game begin hoping and explaining away potential problems about their team with a litany of best case scenarios. (more…) (July 30, 2013, Page 6)

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          Sanderson comes to aid Mississippi golf

          COLUMN: When it became clear Mississippi was about to lose its only tournament on the PGA Tour, Gov. Phil Bryant sought a savior.

          “I needed a successful businessman who was passionate about golf and passionate about Mississippi,” Bryant said. (more…) (July 23, 2013, Page 6)

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            Visor to visor: Spurrier’s endorsement boosts Freeze

            COLUMN: HOOVER, Ala.—Hugh Freeze could have walked away from his second SEC Media Days without speaking a single word and his reputation would’ve still been enhanced. (more…) (July 17, 2013, Page 8)

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              New rules for The Marshall Plan

              COLUMN: Feel free to express any and all opinions regarding the suspension and subsequent rumors swirling around Ole Miss shooting guard Marshall Henderson. (more…) (July 16, 2013, Page 6)

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                A time for reflection at All-Star Game break

                COLUMN: We baseball followers are at All-Star break 2013. It’s time to reflect on what we’ve seen thus far, time to anticipate the pennant races that will follow. (more…) (July 15, 2013, Page 6)

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                  Henderson has bigger issues than just playing

                  COLUMN: It has become painfully obvious that Marshall Henderson has bigger problems than just getting into a rhythm shooting the ball during a game or garnering a steal on defense.  (more…) (July 12, 2013, Page 6A)

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                    Rebels won’t headline Media Days, and that’s a good thing

                    COLUMN: This column, an advance commentary on SEC Media Days, is ostensibly a preview of an event created to preview a sporting season. That’s the level of absurdity at which we’re operating at in college football. If you’re fine with this, I suppose I am, too. (more…) (July 9, 2013, Page 7)

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