JACKSON — Ole Miss’ hiring of Hugh Freeze as head football coach last December is already paying dividends in June. While the Rebels entered Monday with 11 verbal pledges for the 2013 football class, gaining a commitment from Jackson Prep quarterback Ryan Buchanan was a major coup and a huge building block for Freeze and his offensive staff moving forward. (more…) (June 5, 2012, Page 7)
The biggest challenge facing colleges and universities everywhere is simple: funding. Editor Don Whitten looks at how funding has changed over the years and shares some of University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones’ insights on how private funding is becoming more important in higher education. (May 2, 2012, Page 4)
Hugh Freeze knew his first spring game as Ole Miss’ football coach couldn’t end in a tie. Instead of the annual BancorpSouth Grove Bowl ending in a 17-17 deadlock Saturday at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Freeze gave each squad a chance to score in an overtime setting. (more…) (April 23, 2012, Page 1B)
Ole Miss senior defensive end Jason Jones was named the 23rd recipient of the Chucky Mullins Courage Award Thursday. He will wear Mullins’ No. 38 jersey throughout the 2012 season. (more…) (April 20, 2012, Page 6A)
Three of the biggest weekends of the year in Oxford – outside of home game football weekends and baseball regionals – are coming up in the next month. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at some of what’s going on with Grove Bowl Week, the Double Decker Arts Festival and graduation at Ole Miss. (April 18, 2012, Page 4)
BLOG — New Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze and his coaches may have been off from leading the Rebels through practice Wednesday but it didn’t stop them from being seen around Oxford. (more…) (March 29, 2012)
As the Ole Miss Rebel football team took the practice field for their first spring practice, Coach Hugh Freeze knew his team wouldn’t be perfect, but requested during the team meeting that they show maximum effort and attitude for all 15 days.
The team showed just that under a blue sky Friday afternoon. (March 26, 2012, Page 7)
Ole Miss’ transition on the football field will officially get a jump start today when the Rebels take the practice field with first-year head coach Hugh Freeze for the first time. The next 15 days are expected to be a time of learning, not only for the players but the coaching staff as well. (March 23, 2012, Page 7A)
It’s spring break time across the nation but instead of hitting the beaches or taking a cruise to a tropical destination, two former Maryland Terrapins are planning to visit Oxford.
Sophomore quarterback Danny O’Brien and offensive tackle Max Garcia are scheduled to visit with Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze and his staff today before traveling to other schools looking for the best fit after both were released by Maryland coach Randy Edsall on Feb. 13. (more…) (March 20, 2012, Page 6)