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Thursday, August 28, 2014

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Ole Miss, C Spire to debut Wi-Fi network at football games

The Ole Miss football team has gotten better each year under head coach Hugh Freeze, and this season, the Rebel fan experience will do the same with the addition of a new state-of-the-art Wi-Fi network from C Spire at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Officials plan to have the network ready for use in time for the Rebels’ home opener Sept. 13 against Louisiana-Lafayette. The high-capacity network will feature the latest Wi-Fi and fiber optic technology with more than 700 access points strategically located throughout the stadium. (August 21, 2014, Page 7)

Rebels tab Saxon to aid in athlete development

Ole Miss athletics director Ross Bjork added to his leadership team when he announced that Jennifer Saxon would join the Ole Miss Athletics Department as assistant AD of student- athlete development. Saxon joins the Rebel team after a five-year stint at South Carolina State including serving as senior women’s administrator and assistant AD for athletics academic enhancement. (August 12, 2014, Page 8)

NOTEBOOK: ‘Everyone’s eligible’ for Rebels

Some of Ole Miss’ football players won’t play a down this season, but it won’t be because they didn’t make the grades. For the first time in his three-year tenure, coach Hugh Freeze announced the Rebels won’t suffer from an academic casualty. Players reported to campus on Friday — the first day before the start of fall camp — and everyone’s ready to go. (August 4, 2014, Page 6)

VIDEO: Rebels’ Freeze talks 2014 season

BLOG — The numbers are as good as they can be for Ole Miss’ football team heading into the 2014 season. Coach Hugh Freeze needs them to stay that way. (more…) (August 1, 2014)

Ole Miss breaks ground, gives name to new arena

Ole Miss’ new multi-purpose arena is scheduled to open in December 2015. Now people know what to call it. The $85-millon arena will be called The Pavilion at Ole Miss, athletic director Ross Bjork said at a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday morning. (August 1, 2014, Page 6A)

VIDEO: Ole Miss’ multi-purpose arena gets a name, signals ‘commitment to excellence’

Construction on the new multi-purpose arena at Ole Miss technically began back in the spring. Now there’s a name to go with it. (more…) (July 31, 2014)

Ole Miss Athletics Foundation brings in record funds

One year after raising a record $26 million in cash donations, the Ole Miss Athletics Foundation is excited to announce it has raised $27.4 million in the fiscal year which ended June 30, 2014. (July 28, 2014, Page 6)

Hansson ready to take over Ole Miss men’s tennis program

Eight years ago, Toby Hansson. got a phone call from then-Ole Miss men’s tennis head coach Billy Chadwick with an opportunity to become the assistant coach. Hansson accepted the offer and the rest is history.
Earlier this year, Hansson was tapped by athletics director Ross Bjork to replace Chadwick when the latter announced he would retire at the end of the 2014 season. (July 4, 2014, Page 6A)

Former Rebel Malloy hired to lead OM men’s golf

Former Ole Miss student-athlete Chris Malloy has been chosen to lead the Rebel men’s golf program, Athletics Director Ross Bjork announced Monday. (June 17, 2014, Page 3B)

Column: This group of Rebels a team to remember

Lafayette, La. — Let’s face it. Ole Miss baseball has spoiled it fans.

Sports Editor Davis Potter takes a look back at how this year’s team has rewarded them, however, especially with the run to the program’s first trip to the College World Series since 1972. (June 10, 2014, Page 6)

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