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Monday, December 22, 2014

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This week in Oxford history

From discussions about expanding Vaught-Hemingway Stadium at Ole Miss in 1995 to William Faulkner announcing his upcoming air show in 1935, this week contained several notable events. (October 29, 2014, Page 1A)

AD search may be coming to a close

BLOG: According to various reports Ole Miss has found its next athletics director.

The Bowling Green Daily News is reporting that current Western Kentucky Athletics Director Ross Bjork will be named Pete Boone‘s successor. (more…) (March 20, 2012)

Walker to leave Ole Miss after season

For Joe Walker, family comes first. After three decades of developing national champions for the Ole Miss Track and Field program, Walker will step away following the 2012 season with plans to join his oldest son, Joe III, on the Louisville track staff. (February 29, 2012, Page 6)

Coaching searches were once very public

There will be lots of news coming out about who the next Ole Miss football coach will, or might, be. Editor Don Whitten recalls a time during his sports writing days when coaching searches were very open and even involved interviews with the media. (November 28, 2011, Page 4A)

Boone, Jones talk about Nutt decision

VIDEO BLOG: Ole Miss Athletics Director Pete Boone and Dan Jones both talk about the decision to not retain Houston Nutt as the program’s head coach after this season. (more…) (November 9, 2011)

Boone to step down no later than Dec. 2012

Four years ago, Pete Boone stated that Houston Nutt would be the last football coach he hired.

The Ole Miss athletics director appears to have been telling the truth.

On Monday, Boone reaffirmed his statement by announcing that he plans to step aside as athletics director no later than Dec. 2012. (November 8, 2011, Page 8)

Coaching merry-go-round has to stop at UM

All of the smoke surrounding the Ole Miss football program flamed up big-time Monday with the announcement that Houston Nutt will end his coaching career here this season. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the past and future of the program, which will soon have its fourth head coach in a decade, and writes that a long-term commitment is essential for success for the Rebels. (November 8, 2011, Page 4)

UPDATED: Nutt will not be retained; Boone to resign

BLOG: It appears Houston Nutt‘s tenure as Ole Miss’ head coach has come to an end. (more…) (November 7, 2011)

Wrongful death suit moved to Oxford

A Hinds County judge has ruled the wrongful death lawsuit against the University of Mississippi in the death of football player Bennie Abram will be heard in Oxford at the Lafayette County Courthouse. (October 4, 2011, Page 2)

Nutt fields questions about his future, team

Monday’s rain shower in Oxford seemed appropriate considering the current state of the Ole Miss football program.

Coming off of a 30-7 loss at Vanderbilt and another forgettable start to the football season, the questions during Houston Nutt’s weekly press conference at the Indoor Practice Facility blended what went wrong against the Commodores with what can be done to rectify mistakes moving forward. (more…) (September 20, 2011, Page 6)

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