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Ross Bjork

Want more March Madness? Be prepared to work for it

COLUMN: If you’re still angry or upset about Ole Miss’ last possession loss to La Salle in the NCAA Tournament, that’s OK. It wasn’t the easiest way to end things, to end a previously unthinkable run back to March Madness.  (more…) (March 27, 2013, Page 8)

Bjork signs extension with Ole Miss

On the one year anniversary of his introduction, Ross Bjork’s contract as Ole Miss Athletics Director has been extended to reach the state maximum of four years while his base salary will increase from $400,000 to $460,000 annually, it was announced Thursday.

 (March 22, 2013, Page 8A)

Freeze discusses Ole Miss’ 2013 signing class

VIDEO BLOG: Wednesday was a big day for the Ole Miss football program and there’s really no way around it.

For a while now the Rebels have been rumored to be piecing together one of the country’s top signing classes, but that was all just talk.

Until Wednesday.

(more…) (February 6, 2013)

Rebels earn spot in BBVA Compass Bowl

A win over Mississippi State in the annual Egg Bowl game Nov. 24 enabled the Ole Miss Rebels to extend their first season under coach Hugh Freeze. Now the Rebels know where that final game will be played after the bowl selection process came to an end Sunday evening. (more…) (December 3, 2012, Page 1B)

Ole Miss pays fine stemming from Egg Bowl

Ole Miss Athletics Director Ross Bjork confirmed on Rebel Yell Hotline on Monday that Ole Miss has paid a $5,000 fine levied by the Southeastern Conference. The fine stems from Saturday night’s football game against Mississippi State at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium when Ole Miss fans were allowed on to the field following the Rebels’ 41-24 win. (November 27, 2012, Page 7)

Ole Miss names Brett Frank acting head coach

BLOG: Ole Miss recently announced that assistant coach Brett Frank has been elevated to interim head coach of the women’s basketball team. (more…) (October 24, 2012)

Bjork elaborates on decision to let go of Wiggins

Not 12 months on the job and new Ole Miss Athletics Director Ross Bjork has already fired his first hire.

Monday, Bjork met with the media to elaborate on the university’s surprising decision to relieve Adrian Wiggins of his duties as women’s basketball head coach. (October 23, 2012, Page 6)

Bjork discusses Wiggins’ firing

VIDEO BLOG: Ole Miss Athletics Director Ross Bjork met with the media Monday to discuss the university’s decision to place women’s basketball head coach Adrian Wiggins on “administrative leave.”

(more…) (October 22, 2012)

Freeze addresses local media prior to beginning drills

BLOG: It’s not officially football season until Media Day has come and gone.

Well, as far as Ole Miss is concerned, today marked the start of the fall season when first-year head coach Hugh Freeze addressed the local media at the Indoor Practice Facility. (more…) (August 3, 2012)

Football recruiting is ever evolving

Recruiting isn’t what it used to be.
Sure, coaches are still scouring the country for the best available talent, but the way in which programs are going about evaluating recruits — and more specifically the way potential prospects are getting noticed — has changed drastically over the last 15 years thanks in part to the increased popularity of “elite camps” and 7-on-7 passing tournaments. (July 6, 2012, Page 6A)

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