The first set of meetings that will be used to determine future schedules in all sports for the Southeastern Conference were conducted in a productive and positive matter according to Ole Miss Athletics Director Pete Boone. (more…) (October 7, 2011, Page 7A)
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)
If the pressure surrounding the start of the Ole Miss football team this year was wearing on athletics director Pete Boone, he didn’t show it during his guest speaking engagement at the Rotary Club of Oxford on Tuesday afternoon. Boone was the featured speaker at the weekly lunch meeting held at the Oxford-University Club and his presentation to the members was well organized, informative and accomplished in a very positive manner. (more…) (September 28, 2011, Page 8)
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)
The disappointment of last Saturday’s 30-7 loss to Vanderbilt by the Ole Miss Rebels and the impassioned feelings stemming from the setback subsided some Monday with an impromptu press conference from Ole Miss Athletics Director Pete Boone at the Indoor Practice Facility.
Boone talked openly about his frustration following the Rebels’ most recent loss as well as his Sunday meeting with head coach Houston Nutt and his staff about where the team was headed moving forward. (September 20, 2011, Page 6)
An Ole Miss fan coalition focused on restoring athletics to a championship level, changing a culture of low expectations and making sure school officials are held accountable when it comes to talk of improvements made another bold statement Monday.
Forward Rebels!, a group that was established over the summer, took out full-page advertisements in six daily papers across the state Monday, including the EAGLE, that focused on the Ole Miss administration and improving results both in athletics and academics. (more…) (September 20, 2011, Page 6)
With the 2011 football season kicking off in 39 days with BYU, Ole Miss Athletics and the UMAA Foundation announced Tuesday that season ticket sales are ahead of where they were at this same time a year ago.
“Not counting student tickets, we have already surpassed last year’s final number with more than five weeks until the season,” Ole Miss Athletics Director Pete Boone said. “We want to thank the fans for this incredible support and we look forward to filling Vaught-Hemingway this fall.” (more…) (July 27, 2011, Page 6A)
A major announcement in the rise of the Ole Miss Rebels will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 9, as the athletics department and UMAA Foundation will unveil its landmark capital campaign. (more…) (July 22, 2011, Page 9A)
A calendar year of sports teams producing subpar results is something Ole Miss Athletics Director Pete Boone wants to avoid during the 2011-12 campaign.
This past year was definitely one Boone wants to forget and his thoughts about how to improve results in sports like football, basketball and baseball were points of discussion during an informal meeting with the media Thursday morning. (June 17, 2011, Page 6A)
Construction and the improvement to existing athletic facilities were two things Ole Miss Athletics Director Pete Boone took time out to discuss during a nearly hour long meeting with the media on Thursday. A finalized plan on building a new basketball arena to replace C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum is expected to be released later in the summer, Boone said, and the goal is to have the Rebels and Lady Rebels playing in the new building by 2015. (June 17, 2011, Page 7A)