Sunday’s Super Bowl in New Orleans will have lots of great storylines – former Ole Miss standouts on both teams, brothers coaching against one another, Ray Lewis retiring, et cetera. But don’t forget about the ads. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at what has become an integral part of watching the big game. (February 1, 2013, Page 4A)
BLOG: Introductory press conferences that are open to the public are meant to be full of rah-rah, feel-good speak.
Hugh Freeze‘s press conference at the Gertrude Castellow Ford Center for the Performing Arts today had plenty of that.
(more…) (December 5, 2011)
For News Editor Jonathan Scott, Christmas and books are practically synonymous. With the big shopping weekend coming up, Scott takes the opportunity to point out the large number of local authors and locally-oriented books that are available for those looking for gift ideas. (November 23, 2011, Page 4A)
Deborah Patterson writes to thank all involved with the 2011 Women’s Football Forum at Ole Miss and to mention a local teacher she learned more about at the event. (July 29, 2011, Page 4A)
OXFORD TOWN – Just weeks after wrapping up his second NFL season with the Ravens, Michael Oher is now touring in support of his new book and its message. The former Ole Miss Rebel tackle will be back in Oxford next week (Tuesday, Feb. 15) signing copies of “I Beat The Odds” at 5 p.m. at Off Square Books. Page 10 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has Oxford EAGLE Editor Don Whitten’s review of Oher’s book and complete information about next Tuesday’s signing at Off Square Books. (February 10, 2011, Page 8)
Ole Miss’ struggles on the gridiron this season have not been taken lightly by the players and coaching staff.
Why is that blatantly clear?
Well, in part because of head coach Houston Nutt’s opening statement that kicked off his weekly press conference on Monday.
During his nine-minute speech, Nutt focused on the state of the program over the last 50 years and where he thought it was headed. (November 16, 2010, Page 4B)
Running back Brandon Bolden may have said it best when he said, “Sometimes you just let go of the rope.”
At the half, the Rebels held a commanding 31-10 lead. Not only was the Ole Miss offense scoring almost at will, but the Rebel defense was thwarting its Football Championship Subdivision opponent’s best efforts to march down the field.
Then, for whatever reason, the Rebels let go of the rope as Bolden simply put it. (more…) (September 6, 2010)
Things have definitely improved in Oxford for Ole Miss junior offensive tackle Bradley Sowell. A year after a heap of pressure was put on him as the man who had to replace All-America tackle Michael Oher in the starting lineup, the 6-foot-7, 310-pound Sowell is now the strength of the line.
Sowell represented the offense Friday at the Southeastern Conference’s Media Days where he talked about his growth as a leader and player and how he worked through some of those struggles last year. (July 26, 2010, Page 7)
THE GODFREY SHOW – Oxford Town columnist Steve Godfrey takes a look into Ole Miss football in the middle of spring drills, taking notice of running back Brandon Bolden and tackle Bradley Sowell and what they mean to the 2010 Rebels. (April 1, 2010, Page 8)