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Thursday, September 18, 2014

John Vaught

Sportswriting career includes no CWS trip

Editor Don Whitten writes, with a bit of envy, about his three-decade sportswriting career and the lack of a trip to cover Ole Miss in the College World Series. (June 12, 2014, Page 4A)

Ole Miss NFF to honor Mitchell, Van Devenders

The Ole Miss Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame will honor Billy and Mollie Van Devender of Jackson with its Distinguished American Award and Jesse Mitchell, also of Jackson, with the Contribution to Amateur Football Award Saturday night during No. 24 Ole Miss’ home game with No. 8 Missouri. (November 21, 2013, Page 8)

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)

Old phone book shows changes in Oxford

Where were you in 1974, almost 40 years ago? Editor Don Whitten, after glancing through a 1974 phone book, writes about some of the people and places around Oxford that have changed and others that have not over the course of four decades. (September 25, 2013, Page 4)

50th reunion for undefeated team this weekend

Members of the undefeated 1962 Ole Miss Rebels will reuniting this weekend during the Ole Miss vs. University of Texas game. Several events are planned to honor the only teams in Ole Miss’s history to have a perfect season. (September 14, 2012, Page 1B, 8B)

Ole Miss football – a family affair

Historian and columnist Jack Mayfield shares former Ole Miss Rebel coach John Vaught’s idea that Ole Miss football is a family affair and hopes the family has a winning season this year. (August 31, 2012, Page 2B)

Using the past to deal with the present, future

Editor Don Whitten writes about using the past to learn lessons, to deal with the present and to make plans for the future, and points out that Ole Miss officials are having to deal with the plusses and minuses of that while searching for a new football coach. (November 16, 2011, Page 4)

Remember the good years during a bad football season

When the Ole Miss Rebels have a not-so-great football season, Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield likes to think about some of those great years in the past when the Rebels saw lots of Bowl action — particularly under the direction of Coach John Vaught from 1946 through 1970. (December 30, 2010, Page 2B)

An eye for potential spots a rising star

Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze talks with Gerald Morgan, a former Ole Miss football player and high school coach at Drew, about life, faith and Archie Manning in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (September 23, 2010, Page 3)

Weatherly very deserving of latest honor

Former Pontotoc High School and Ole Miss football standout Jim Weatherly, who followed his gridiron career with even more success as a singer and songwriter, will be honored with “Jim Weatherly Day” this weekend in his hometown of Pontotoc. Editor Don Whitten, a longtime Weatherly fan, tells why. (August 4, 2010, Page 4)

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