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Stadium expansion big news for UM, LOU community

The excitement behind the current Ole Miss football team and program is spilling over into the construction business as Ole Miss officials announced expansion plans for Vaught-Hemingway Stadium Monday. Our view is this is a win-win situation for the Rebel football program and the LOU community which benefits from big crowds at home games. (December 16, 2014, Page 4)

Freeze, staff receive hefty pay raises

Hugh Freeze was going to get a raise. The question was how much. The answer’s about $1.2 million. The base salary for Ole Miss’ football coach will go from $3.15 million to $4.3 million annually as part of a new four-year contract that runs through 2018, the school announced Friday. Freeze and Ole Miss Athletics Director Ross Bjork announced on Twitter earlier this month that a new deal had been reached, though the terms are just now being released. (December 14, 2014, Page 1B)

BLOG: Ole Miss’ Freeze, assistants get hefty raises

Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze was going to get a raise. The question was how much. (more…) (December 12, 2014)

Rebels, TCU set to make history in Peach Bowl

Ole Miss is about to put its name in records books forever. But the Rebels would also like to be known as the team that won a historic game rather than one that simply played in it. That’s what the No. 9-ranked Rebels will try to do on New Year’s Eve when they take on No. 6 TCU in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl in Atlanta. It will be the first-ever New Year’s Six bowl game played as part of the new postseason format with the birth of the four-team College Football playoff and the death of the Bowl Championship Series. (December 11, 2014, Page 6A)

Ole Miss draws TCU in Peach Bowl on New Year’s Eve

Ole Miss is headed back to where it all started. The Rebels will face TCU in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl on New Year’s Eve (11:30 a.m., ESPN) as part of the inaugural New Year’s Six bowl lineup. The bowl pairings were announced Sunday during ESPN’s College Football Playoff selection show. (December 8, 2014, Page 6)

BLOG: Ole Miss to face TCU in Peach Bowl

BLOG — Ole Miss is headed back to Atlanta for the holidays. (more…) (December 7, 2014)

Bo Wallace — one of the best ever in red and blue

Publisher Tim Phillips thinks back to where Ole Miss football was before Bo Wallace came to Oxford and where it is after the Rebels reclaimed the Golden Egg by beating Mississippi State, and makes the case that Wallace is one of the best ever to play quarterback for the Rebels. (December 7, 2014, Page 4A)

Bjork: Freeze, Ole Miss agree on new deal to keep coach

 After all that, Hugh Freeze is staying put. Ole Miss’ football coach has agreed to a new contract with the school, athletic director Ross Bjork announced via Twitter this morning. Details of the contract weren’t revealed, but Bjork said last month Freeze could be in for a payday at or above a base salary of $4 million annually. (December 2, 2014, Page 6)

Report: Florida offers job to Freeze

Hugh Freeze reportedly has a decision to make. Ole Miss’ football coach is mulling an offer to be the next coach at Florida, according to a report from SBNation.com The report, which cites several sources, states that the Gators are offering Freeze a base salary ranging from $4.2 to $4.3 million per season. (December 1, 2014, Page 6)

OM claims Egg Bowl, knocks MSU out of playoff

Ole Miss pulled out all the stops to dash its biggest rival’s championship dreams. The 18th-ranked Rebels ripped off their longest run of the season, got a touchdown pass from a running back and shut down Mississippi State’s vaunted running game to end the regular-season with a 31-17 victory Saturday, snapping a three-game Southeastern Conference losing streak in front of 62,058 at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. (November 30, 2014, Page 1B, 3B)

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