There are favorites – think Lafayette Commodores – and there are underdogs – think Hugh Freeze in the search for a new Ole Miss football coach – who both win as they did this past weekend. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the LHS success story as well as the quick move up the coaching ladder by Freeze. (December 5, 2011, Page 4A)
VIDEO BLOG: Ole Miss Athletics Director Pete Boone and Dan Jones both talk about the decision to not retain Houston Nutt as the program’s head coach after this season. (more…) (November 9, 2011)
The Ole Miss athletics director appears to have been telling the truth.
On Monday, Boone reaffirmed his statement by announcing that he plans to step aside as athletics director no later than Dec. 2012. (November 8, 2011, Page 8)
All of the smoke surrounding the Ole Miss football program flamed up big-time Monday with the announcement that Houston Nutt will end his coaching career here this season. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the past and future of the program, which will soon have its fourth head coach in a decade, and writes that a long-term commitment is essential for success for the Rebels. (November 8, 2011, Page 4)
BLOG: It appears Houston Nutt‘s tenure as Ole Miss’ head coach has come to an end. (more…) (November 7, 2011)
A Hinds County judge has ruled the wrongful death lawsuit against the University of Mississippi in the death of football player Bennie Abram will be heard in Oxford at the Lafayette County Courthouse. (October 4, 2011, Page 2)
OHS swimming coach Rebecca Van Oostendorp and parents of team swim members write to thank Bubba Robinson and others with the Oxford Park Commission for making their recent home meet a big success, while Nathan A. Yow writes to question the approach the University of Mississippi appears to have in deciding who to accept donations from. (October 4, 2011, Page 4)
Chancellor Dan Jones talked growth and football at the Tuesday Rotary Club. (September 21, 2011, Page 2)
An Ole Miss fan coalition focused on restoring athletics to a championship level, changing a culture of low expectations and making sure school officials are held accountable when it comes to talk of improvements made another bold statement Monday.
Forward Rebels!, a group that was established over the summer, took out full-page advertisements in six daily papers across the state Monday, including the EAGLE, that focused on the Ole Miss administration and improving results both in athletics and academics. (more…) (September 20, 2011, Page 6)
The 37th annual Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference opening event was ideal. For visitors, the evening was a perfect mix of a hot Mississippi summer, good food, and lots of talk about William Faulkner. This year’s conference focus is Faulkner and film. During the opening event Faulkner scholar Matt Ramsey, introduced the opening night film “Roads of Glory.” (July 19, 2010, Page 1)