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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Eli Manning

Bye week will ‘certainly help’ Rebels heal for final stretch

It was tempting, but Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze knew he couldn’t. Senior quarterback Bo Wallace entered Saturday’s game against Presbyterian College just 262 yards shy of breaking Eli Manning’s school record for total offense. Wallace accumulated 155 total yards in two quarters, but with Ole Miss holding a 35-0 lead at the break, his day was done. At this point of the season, health trumps statistics. (November 11, 2014, Page 6)

Could this be the year for Ole Miss sports?

Ole Miss fans have known heartbreak in the past. Publisher Tim Phillips writes that this may be one of those years much like the glory years with the baseball team having made a trip to the College World Series just a few months ago and the football Rebels off to a good start this fall. (September 21, 2014, Page 4A)

CLEVELAND: Mississippi makes its mark at Pro Football HOF induction ceremony

CANTON, Ohio — Pro Football Hall of Fame Induction Weekend here had crooked letters — in the form of Mississippi — written all over it.

 (August 6, 2014, Page 6)

CLEVELAND: Mannings doing their part for healthier Mississippi

Rick Cleveland takes a look at what changes Archie Manning and his family have helped bring to Mississippi in his weekly column. (July 23, 2014, Page 6)

Does NFL really want cold, snowy Super Bowl?

The coldest weather for an “outdoor” Super Bowl was the low-40s several decades ago. With “indoor” Super Bowls in domed stadiums, it’s been a comfortable 70 or so inside even if it was in the teens and snowing outside. In 10 days or so, records could be set with Super Bowl XLVIII set for MetLife Stadium – an outdoor venue in New Jersey! Editor Don Whitten wonders what the NFL really wants that evening and how the experiment will work out. (January 22, 2014, Page 4)

Bowlin’ with the Rebels – 2013 Music City Bowl

Local historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield takes a look back at the past Ole Miss football appearance in the Music City Bowl as well as games against Monday’s bowl opponent, Georgia Tech. (December 27, 2013, Page 2B)

Game day coming – again and again and again

An opening stretch of four road games in five outings, including a rare back-to-back trip to the state of Alabama to play Alabama and Auburn is past. Now, as Editor Don Whitten points out, it’s time for the stretch of six straight home games over a seven-week period to begin. Will it pay off for the Rebels? What about for the Lafayette-Oxford-University community? “Are you ready?” is certainly an appropriate question. (October 7, 2013, Page 4A)

‘Book of Manning’ to debut Tuesday on ESPN

The Manning family is one of the most prominent names in sports. Next week, people will be able to get a closer look into the life of the patriarch, Archie Manning, when ESPN launches its third season of the SEC Storied film series. (September 18, 2013, Page 6)

Educated predictions and out-right guesses for 2013

Editor Don Whitten, with apologies to “seers” like the late-Jeanne Dixon, takes a look at the upcoming year with some thoughts about things that might well happen in sports, education, government, et cetera. (December 31, 2012, Page 4)

Rebels’ Wallace wins annual Conerly Trophy

JACKSON (AP) — Bo Wallace was the backup quarterback at Arkansas State two years ago. Now he’s been honored as the best college football player in Mississippi.

Wallace won the 2012 C Spire Conerly Trophy on Tuesday night at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame, beating out four other finalists, including Mississippi State cornerback Johnthan Banks, Southern Mississippi defensive end Jamie Collins, Delta State offensive lineman Kendall Hunter and Jackson State receiver Rico Richardson. (more…) (November 28, 2012, Page 6)

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