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Millinghaus’ shot, Nkemdiche’s draw are top moments of Ole Miss’ sports calendar

 COLUMN: There’s an unofficial theory out there that if a major university’s football team is doing well, all tickets sales for every other sport increase.

I won’t waste time debunking that (I don’t think folks in Chapel Hill or Lexington would agree), but outside of Big Blue Nation, that’s probably an acceptable rule of thumb in the SEC — at least in terms of morale. (more…) (June 19, 2013, Page 6)

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    Like the warm and fuzzies? Get involved

    COLUMN: Remember basketball? Oh now, sure you do – it’s that indoor sport you can’t tailgate for, before or during, that Ole Miss fans treat with the horrible paradox of indifference in the way of actual support and fierce, aggressive criticism. (more…) (May 14, 2013, Page 8)

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      WVHS filled with success stories despite defeat

      COLUMN: INDEPENDENCE — Final games are almost always emotional for someone.

      Typically, when a team is eliminated and its season is put on ice the seniors hug and give emotional, tear-jerking speeches to those who will follow in their footsteps. (more…) (May 7, 2013, Page 9)

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        Why an ACC proposal helps OM tremendously

        COLUMN: The Ole Miss community gets its fair share of participation in most of the national conversations surrounding college athletics, but none of the years-long tumult involving conference realignment has been much in the way of concerning to the Rebels. (more…) (May 2, 2013, Page 9)

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          Jerseys don’t win football games, so calm down

          COLUMN: I really should’ve audited some sort of fashion merchandising classes when I was enrolled at Ole Miss. I also should’ve attended some of the classes I was actually enrolled in, but alas. (more…) (April 24, 2013, Page 8)

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            Insell destined to be a coach

            COLUMN: Matt Insell was born for this gig. (more…) (April 17, 2013, Page 9)

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              Want more March Madness? Be prepared to work for it

              COLUMN: If you’re still angry or upset about Ole Miss’ last possession loss to La Salle in the NCAA Tournament, that’s OK. It wasn’t the easiest way to end things, to end a previously unthinkable run back to March Madness.  (more…) (March 27, 2013, Page 8)

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                Kennedy proves critics wrong with title win

                COLUMN: NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Consider Andy Kennedy’s existence justified.

                In the stroke of three wild days in Nashville, the embattled Ole Miss basketball coach not only ended speculation that he’d be fired the same season he became the program’s winningest head coach, but that his style of coaching and development couldn’t get the Rebels to the NCAA Tournament. (more…) (March 18, 2013, Page 1B)

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                  Even after everything, Ole Miss has hope in Nashville at SEC tourney

                  COLUMN: NASHVILLE — It stands to feature an overwhelming amount of bad basketball, but the 2013 Southeastern Conference Tournament bracket reads like a history book of this season’s Ole Miss team, and maybe even tea leaves for its future. (more…) (March 14, 2013, Page 8)

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                    Applying Ole Miss hoops logic to its beloved sport of baseball

                    COLUMN: The latest chapter of the ongoing Andy Kennedy saga will take place tonight when Ole Miss tries to avenge its recent “bad loss” to Texas A&M at home. As it stands, the Rebels are either on the very tip of the bubble or the very edge of the first teams out of the NCAA Tournament, depending on your preferred bracketologist. (more…) (February 27, 2013, Page 7)

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