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Freeze wins a particularly important day in Hoover

COLUMN: HOOVER, Ala. —He was quick but not rushed, funny but not mocked, informative but not boring, and even managed to find the sunny side of inheriting a 2-10 program with a healthy SEC losing streak.

Measured by his own rhetoric, the consensus among a pool of over 1,000 media members jaded by three days of clichés and no sunlight was that Hugh Freeze won the day in Hoover. The SEC rookie head coach held his own, and maybe even then some during Thursday’s SEC Media Days finale. (more…) (July 20, 2012, Page 6A)

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    Lemming likes Rebs’ attempt to build impact pipelines

    COLUMN: Veteran football recruiting analyst Tom Lemming knew Ole Miss was recruiting differently and on a more national scale back in the spring when standout players from the Chicago area listed offers from the Rebels and interest in new coach Hugh Freeze. Lemming, the pioneer of high school recruiting and current analyst for CBS Sports Network, closely follows prospects from Illinois since he resides in the Chicago area. (more…) (July 10, 2012, Page 7)

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      Stanley’s the man in LHS playoff push

      COLUMN: NEW ALBANY —There are plenty of words to describe Lafayette right-hander Luke Stanley.

      Last week, Amory coach Chad Williams and Lafayette coach Greg Lewis both called the senior ace a “bulldog.”

      Monday, LHS pitching coach Ryan Taylor may have summed up Stanley the best. (more…) (May 8, 2012, Page 6)

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        Tigers take advantage of No. 12 Rebs

        BLOG: Under an overcast sky, the No. 12 Ole Miss Rebels will look to take Game 2 of their three-game set against the Auburn Tigers today.

        First pitch is set for 1:30 p.m.

        (more…) (March 17, 2012)

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          Johns honored to be Mississippi’s captain in Ala.-Miss. Game

          COLUMN: MONTGOMERY — Along side Mississippi’s best seniors on Saturday was former Brookhaven standout Jimmy Johns.

          The one-time Alabama running back turned linebacker hasn’t had an ideal progression to his football career, but his life appears to be trending back in the positive direction. (more…) (December 15, 2011, Page 7)

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            College baseball should benefit from new CBA

            COLUMN: It appears Major League Baseball’s new Collective Bargaining Agreement could have a positive influence on the college game.

            On Tuesday it was announced that a large portion of the five-year deal involves the MLB Draft, which, in turn, could impact the Ole Miss Rebels and the rest of the college baseball world. (more…) (November 23, 2011, Page 6A)

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              Merciful LSU is a team on a mission

              COLUMN: The LSU Tigers are on a roll and right now it doesn’t appear anyone will stop them.

              Not a dominant Alabama team. Not a ragtag group of Rebels. And not an Arkansas squad that hung 44 points on the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Saturday. (more…) (November 21, 2011, Page 1B)

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                Who will be the next leader for the Rebels?

                COLUMN: On Friday I was afforded the luxury of watching the emotional retirement press conference of my childhood idol Mike Modano, hanging up his hockey skates after 22 record-setting seasons in the NHL (21 of which were with the Stars franchise). (more…) (September 26, 2011, Page 2B)

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                  Stoudt should start for Rebels vs. SIU

                  COLUMN: If Zack Stoudt’s play on Saturday didn’t make it obvious he should be Ole Miss’ next starter at quarterback, then his post-game Q-and-A with reporters sure did.

                  The junior college transfer didn’t dodge questions regarding the fumble. (more…) (September 5, 2011, Page 2B)

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                    Rebels hopeful despite exclusion from Hoover

                    COLUMN: It was an different sight to see the Diamond Rebels practicing at Oxford-University Stadium instead of playing at Regions Park in Hoover, Ala., on Thursday.

                    After dropping two of three games at Arkansas last weekend to conclude the regular season, Ole Miss finds itself relegated to playing the wait-and-see game for the first time since the 2002 season. (more…) (May 27, 2011, Page 6A)

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