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Friday, February 27, 2015

Ole Miss Rebels

Do the little things, and the big will follow

You’ve heard the advice before: take care of the little things and the big things usually take care of themselves. Editor Don Whitten looks at how the Ole Miss men’s basketball team has turned that philosophy into winning ways this season, and then gives examples of how we all can do that for ourselves. (February 27, 2015, Page 4)

Not everyone likes SEC pride, unity

Editor Don Whitten takes a look at how most of the non-SEC football fans around the country have little appreciation for the “S-E-C, S-E-C” chant that goes on at SEC games, and are taking their shots at the conference after its top teams struggled in bowl games. (January 4, 2015, Page 4A)

Let’s all enjoy open date week

After seven straight weeks with Ole Miss football games, including five home games, the Rebels and the Lafayette-Oxford-University community gets an open date this week. We suggest enjoying this short break which comes before the big run to the end of the season and the end of the year. (November 12, 2014, Page 4A)

See: Life does move on after tough losses

The world didn’t end Saturday night with Ole Miss’s loss at LSU. The sun did shine Sunday. Our view is that Ole Miss football is important and exciting, but it has its place in life. (October 27, 2014, Page 4)

Magnolia State in football heaven

What a time to be a football fan in Mississippi with two of the nation’s four remaining FBS unbeaten teams located in Oxford and Starkville. Publisher Tim Phillips compares the current situation with what many Rebel fans have endured in the past. (October 19, 2014, Page 4A)

Get ready for Sunday flights of The EAGLE

Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks takes a look at Sunday’s “flight” of The Oxford EAGLE, giving a few hints about what to expect as your local daily newspaper adds a weekend edition. (September 5, 2014, Page 4)

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)

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