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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)

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)

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)

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