COLUMN: BATON ROUGE, La. — There are very few teams, if any, that have suffered more heartbreaking losses than the Ole Miss Rebels this year. A one-point loss to Vanderbilt two weeks ago, a three-point setback to No. 9 Texas A&M in October and now a six-point loss to No. 8 LSU. (more…) (November 19, 2012, Page 1B)
Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze has had a lot on his mind this week. From trying to figure how to slow down an LSU offense that has become more balanced the last two weeks to figuring out which of his injured players would even make the trip to Tiger Stadium and Baton Rouge, La., Freeze has had to balance a lot in a short amount of time. The Rebels (5-5 overall, 2-4 Southeastern Conference) are banged up heading into Saturday’s contest against No. 8 LSU (8-2, 4-2). Vanderbilt’s 27-26 victory last week at Vaught-Hemingway did more than just hurt the team’s heart, it also physically hurt the Rebels. (November 16, 2012, Page 6A)
Mary Sue Tettleton writes to thank Sports Editor John Davis for his recent article about members of the Ole Miss football team’s act of compassion in taking part in funeral services for John and Sarah Wheat. (November 15, 2012, Page 4)
During Vanderbilt’s go-ahead drive in Saturday’s 27-26 game, quarterback Jordan Rodgers looked like he converted a fourth-and-2 when he scrambled from the Commodores’ 46-yard line and then dove for the needed distance and was officially awarded 3 yards.
Following Tuesday’s practice, Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze was asked if he had heard from the league regarding the spot of the ball, which extended the Commodores’ drive and allowed them to go ahead for the first time four plays later. (November 14, 2012, Page 6)
The Ole Miss Rebels squandered a prime opportunity Saturday to put a cherry on what’s been a mostly surprising season by earning win No. 6.
Instead, the Rebels (5-5 overall, 2-4, Southeastern Conference) must now turn its attention to No. 8 LSU in the hopes of gaining bowl eligibility. (November 13, 2012, Page 6)
Two teams entered Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on Saturday looking to gain bowl eligibility. Until the final minute of the game, it looked like the Rebels would be the team to gain magic win No. 6. Then Ole Miss repeated its unfortunate recent history.
Clinging to a six-point lead late, the Rebels surrendered a last-minute touchdown and fell to Vanderbilt 27-26. (November 12, 2012, Page 1B)
Vanderbilt quarterback Jordan Rodgers didn’t think he was on the verge of a career performance midway through Saturday night’s game with Ole Miss at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. He was just 6-for-13 for 54 yards in the first half, while the Commodores totaled just 128 yards and a mere six points. (more…) (November 12, 2012, Page 1B)
The game is set for a 6 p.m. kickoff and will be televised on ESPNU. (more…) (November 10, 2012)
Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze took a proactive approach to the fallout stemming from the student-led protests that happened on campus late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning. Freeze gave his thoughts and talked about his course of action, as well as what his assistants did, following the unorganized protest outside of two residence halls following the re-election of President Barack Obama. (more…) (November 8, 2012, Page 8)