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Robert Nkemdiche

Ritter’s ‘dream’ comes true against Tigers

Andrew Ritter envied Josh Lambo.
A week prior to Ole Miss’ matchup with LSU, Ritter, the Rebels’ senior place-kicker, watched Lambo trot out on the field with the score tied at 38 and boot a game-winning field goal as time ran out to send Texas A&M to a three-point victory over Ole Miss. (October 21, 2013, Page 1B)

VIDEO BLOG: Freeze updates injuries; Bennett moves outside

BLOG — Ole Miss’ rash of injuries, particularly on the defensive side of the ball, have the Rebels doing some shuffling this week in practice. (more…) (October 15, 2013)

VIDEO BLOG: Battered Rebels talk No. 6 LSU

BLOG — Ole Miss had a bye three weeks ago, but it hasn’t helped much in keeping the Rebels healthy. Ole Miss is dealing with a plethora of injuries following its latest loss to No. 7 Texas A&M, particularly on the defensive side, and head coach Hugh Freeze said the Rebels will be without “most all” of those injured against another top-10 team this week in sixth-ranked LSU. (more…) (October 14, 2013)

Manziel rallies Aggies, again, past Rebels

For a few minutes, it looked as if Ole Miss wouldn’t have to deal with Johnny Manziel. But Ole Miss did, and the reigning Heisman Trophy winner turned a game in the balance into a case of déjà vu for the Rebels. (October 14, 2013, Page 1B)

VIDEO BLOG: Ole Miss moves on, preps for Auburn

BLOG — It’s been less than 48 hours since Ole Miss was shut out by No. 1 Alabama — a first in the Hugh Freeze era — but the Rebels have to move on quickly with another tough road test this week. The Rebels will continue their tour of Alabama with a trip to Auburn Saturday night. (more…) (September 30, 2013)

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)

Freeze calls Tuesday morning practice ‘ho-hum’

After having up and down practices the last couple of days, Rebel head coach Hugh Freeze said Tuesday morning’s practice was “just kind of ho-hum.” (more…) (August 14, 2013, Page 8)

Game slowing down for Elston

For the game to slow down, you must speed up.

Sounds like an ancient Chinese proverb but in reality that’s how sophomore safety Trae Elston described his rise from highly-touted signee to freshman starter. (more…) (August 8, 2013, Page 6)

Rebels won’t headline Media Days, and that’s a good thing

COLUMN: This column, an advance commentary on SEC Media Days, is ostensibly a preview of an event created to preview a sporting season. That’s the level of absurdity at which we’re operating at in college football. If you’re fine with this, I suppose I am, too. (more…) (July 9, 2013, Page 7)

Millinghaus’ shot, Nkemdiche’s draw are top moments of Ole Miss’ sports calendar

 COLUMN: There’s an unofficial theory out there that if a major university’s football team is doing well, all tickets sales for every other sport increase.

I won’t waste time debunking that (I don’t think folks in Chapel Hill or Lexington would agree), but outside of Big Blue Nation, that’s probably an acceptable rule of thumb in the SEC — at least in terms of morale. (more…) (June 19, 2013, Page 6)

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