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Ross Bjork

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)

Ole Miss to renew rivalry with Memphis

BLOG — Ole Miss Athletics Director Ross Bjork continued to tinker with the upcoming football schedule Wednesday with the announcement that the Rebels would play Memphis again on the gridiron. (more…) (July 18, 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)

Letters to the Editor

Rhea Tannehill writes to thank all of the businesses and individuals who have helped with the development of local recreational facilities, Will Hunt writes about the Downtown Council’s Happy Birthday Oxford Summer Fest dunk tank raising funds for the Barksdale Boys and Girls Club of Oxford, and Basil Richmond writes about the Historic Preservation Commission and how we have to do what is best for our town. (July 5, 2012, Page 4)

Ole Miss makes two new hires

In an effort to build on the foundation of Ole Miss’ external efforts, Athletics Director Ross Bjork has added a new multifaceted position in the administration, announcing Stephen Ponder as the Senior Executive Associate A.D. for External Relations. (more…) (June 25, 2012, Page 7)

Bjork ready to add new position at OM

Ross Bjork’s stamp as Ole Miss Athletics Director is expected to reach another level today with the announcement of a new position within the department. Bjork said Tuesday that with the departure of Danny White from the UMAA Foundation this past May, he was able to create a position — Senior Executive Associate Athletic Director for External Relations — that will tie everything together. (June 22, 2012, Page 6A)

Bjork busy building relationships

Ross Bjork has been on the job as Ole Miss’ Athletics Director for 66 days now. He knows the number exactly because he’s actually counting each day in the attempt to know what he’s accomplished and where he wants to take the school’s athletic department in the future. (June 21, 2012, Page 6)

Private funding getting more crucial in higher ed

The biggest challenge facing colleges and universities everywhere is simple: funding. Editor Don Whitten looks at how funding has changed over the years and shares some of University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones’ insights on how private funding is becoming more important in higher education. (May 2, 2012, Page 4)

Bjork extends Andy Kennedy’s contract at Ole Miss

BLOG: Ole Miss men’s basketball coach Andy Kennedy has a new contract thanks to recently hired athletics director Ross Bjork. Bjork released a statement about some of the details surrounding Kennedy’s extension. (more…) (April 11, 2012)

Wiggins ready to lead Lady Rebels

As new Ole Miss Athletics Director Ross Bjork noted before a near capacity crowd at the Basketball Practice Facility, he’s no longer the new guy on the block.

Wednesday, Adrian Wiggins was officially introduced as the next Lady Rebels women’s basketball coach.

Ole Miss initially approached Wiggins the day after Fresno State was selected to its fifth consecutive NCAA Tournament.

After tabling discussion until the Lady Bulldogs’ season was over, Wiggins said the courting process moved quickly. (March 29, 2012, Page 6)

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