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Chancellor Jones’ contract not renewed by College Board

The Board of Trustees Institutions of Higher Learning decided last week not to extend Ole Miss Chancellor Dan Jones’ contract, which expires in September. The board did vote, 9-2 with one abstention, to direct Commissioner of Education Dr. Jim Borsig to begin preparations to conduct a search for the next UM chancellor. (March 22, 2015, Page 1A)

BLOG: Free admission, open parking for Ole Miss-UGA hoops

Getting to Wednesday’s basketball game between Ole Miss and Georgia at the Tad Pad is going to be a risk for some, and the school is giving a break to those who feel they can make it to the coliseum safely. (more…) (February 25, 2015)

Ole Miss unveils plans for stadium expansion

Since the announcement of the Forward Together Campaign in the fall of 2011, Ole Miss fans have been wondering when the expansions to Vaught-Hemingway Stadium and other projects would begin and finish and even what they would look like. Athletic director Ross Bjork shed some light on those questions in an announcement Monday morning inside the Manning Center. (December 16, 2014, Page 6)

Freeze, staff receive hefty pay raises

Hugh Freeze was going to get a raise. The question was how much. The answer’s about $1.2 million. The base salary for Ole Miss’ football coach will go from $3.15 million to $4.3 million annually as part of a new four-year contract that runs through 2018, the school announced Friday. Freeze and Ole Miss Athletics Director Ross Bjork announced on Twitter earlier this month that a new deal had been reached, though the terms are just now being released. (December 14, 2014, Page 1B)

BLOG: Ole Miss’ Freeze, assistants get hefty raises

Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze was going to get a raise. The question was how much. (more…) (December 12, 2014)

Bjork: Freeze, Ole Miss agree on new deal to keep coach

 After all that, Hugh Freeze is staying put. Ole Miss’ football coach has agreed to a new contract with the school, athletic director Ross Bjork announced via Twitter this morning. Details of the contract weren’t revealed, but Bjork said last month Freeze could be in for a payday at or above a base salary of $4 million annually. (December 2, 2014, Page 6)

Report: Florida offers job to Freeze

Hugh Freeze reportedly has a decision to make. Ole Miss’ football coach is mulling an offer to be the next coach at Florida, according to a report from SBNation.com The report, which cites several sources, states that the Gators are offering Freeze a base salary ranging from $4.2 to $4.3 million per season. (December 1, 2014, Page 6)

It’s official: Ole Miss, Florida State to open 2016 season on Labor Day

Ole Miss’ first game two years from now is a done deal. The Rebels will open the 2016 season against Florida State on Labor Day at the newly renovated Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida. The game will be played Monday, Nov. 5, 2016 as the inaugural Orlando Kickoff game and will be televised nationally on ESPN. (November 20, 2014, Page 6A)

Ole Miss’ Freeze brushes off Florida rumors

Hugh Freeze isn’t interested in talking about other jobs. Ross Bjork is set to do everything he can to make sure Ole Miss’ football coach keeps the one he’s got. Freeze’s name is trending in national circles as a candidate to replace the recently fired Will Muschamp at Florida. Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman named Freeze as a coach who could be under consideration by Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley. ESPN.com listed Freeze as one of eight possible replacements. (November 18, 2014, Page 6)

Letters to the Editor

Joanne and Mark Wilkinson write to urge giving all local law enforcement officers at least a 50 percent raise, John Hunter writes to say that Ole Miss receiver Laquon Treadwell deserves to wear Chucky Mullins’ No. 38 jersey next season and Margie Merritt writes to give an Auburn fans perspective after the Ole Miss-Auburn game. (November 5, 2014, Page 4A)

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