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Friday, July 25, 2014

Ole Miss Rebels

No billion dollar tourney, but a good one

Editor Don Whitten admits his billion dollar bracket for the NCAA Tournament didn’t last very long, but he offers several comments and opinions on the first two weeks of the tourney, including a look at the SEC, familiar foes, last-minute strategy and possible rules changes. (April 2, 2014, Page 4)

Giving thanks – that’s what it’s all about

Thanksgiving means a day off for most, but for many in the service industry – including The Oxford EAGLE – it’s a day that includes work. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the special holiday and the many things we have to be thankful for. (November 27, 2013, Page 4)

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)

Khayat shares insights, motivation in memoir

Why did Robert Khayat make the choices and decisions he did when he served as chancellor of the University of Mississippi from 1995 to 2009? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at Khayat’s memoir, “The Education of a Lifetime,” that’s out this week and shows how Khayat’s upbringing helped shape him into the person who led his alma mater to unprecedented heights and accomplishments. (September 9, 2013, Page 4A)

Time to start watching TV

Some people watch a lot of TV and build their weekly schedules around their favorite shows. Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks isn’t one of them – except during football season. Eubanks writes about his viewing habits as he begins his time in front of the TV. (September 6, 2013, Page 4A)

Roundball Rebs’ schedule set for 2013-14

With the Southeastern Conference finalizing its schedule for the upcoming season, SEC schools, including Ole Miss, were able to release their 2013-14 men’s basketball schedules. Dates and TV appearances are set for the Rebels, who are the defending SEC Tournament champions. (August 21, 2013, Page 8)

Ole Miss practices under the lights

Coach Hugh Freeze, after seeing lots of positives from film of Saturday’s scrimmage, sent the Ole Miss football team through a practice session under the lights at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on Monday. (August 20, 2013, Page 6)

Greasy Chicken Bones

With the Ole Miss-LSU game coming up this weekend, local columnist Jimmy Reed was reminded of a trip to Baton Rouge to watch the Rebels and Tigers play. Reed writes about that trip and an exchange with LSU’s cheerleaders and then the response the following year. (November 13, 2012, Page 4)

Oxford – A special place

J.W. “Jay” Mitchell recalls days gone by in Oxford in a guest column, nothing how award-winning author William Faulkner made it a unique place. (July 10, 2012, Page 4)

‘March Madness’ – when did it first hit you?

There’s no question that the opening weekend of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament once again is spreading “March Madness” across the country. Editor Don Whitten recalls when he first truly felt “March Madness” and wonders when it happened for readers. (March 19, 2012, Page 4)

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