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OXFORD TOWN – Each year in Oxford Town’s Welcome Back Rebel issue, The Oxford Eagle sports guys (John Davis and Patrick Ochs) preview the Rebels’ upcoming fall season in sports including Rebel Football, Lady Rebel Volleyball and Lady Rebel Soccer. This year is no exception as the guys lay it all out on the line in their previews and predictions. Get your season started right by checking out Pages 16, 18 and 21 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town. (August 18, 2011, Page 16, 18, 26)

Getzin looking for more this season

Tournament berth No. 4 won’t be enough for the Ole Miss volleyball this season.

Coming off of three one-and-done appearances in the NCAA Tournament in the last five years (North Carolina defeated Ole Miss last year 3-1 in Berkeley, Calif.), the Lady Rebels have grander goals for the upcoming season. (August 12, 2011, Page 6A)

Lady Rebels fall in NCAA Tourney

It was a tight contest early, but the Ole Miss volleyball team fell to North Carolina in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Friday night by a score of 3-1 (20-25, 20-25, 18-25, 9-25). (more…) (December 6, 2010, Page 3B)

Ole Miss women return to NCAA Tournament

The Ole Miss women’s volleyball team will be making its third NCAA Tournament appearance in program history — and third in the past five seasons — when Ole Miss takes on North Carolina in the first round at California-Berkley.

The first-round matchup will take place on Friday. The winner of the match will face the winner of Cal-Berkley and Utah State in the second round on Saturday. North Carolina enters with a 24-9 overall mark and a 15-5 mark in the ACC. (November 29, 2010, Page 4B)

Lady Rebels regain form against USC

It wasn’t pretty, but coming off of a difficult loss to No. 1 Florida on Friday, the Ole Miss volleyball team will take its 3-1 (25-21 25-16, 20-25, 25-23) victory over South Carolina from Sunday.

Following the match, Ole Miss coach Joe Getzin admitted he was a bit worried about the Lady Rebels coming out flat against South Carolina. (November 1, 2010, Page 4B)

Lady Rebels sitting pretty after sweep

It’s been three seasons since Ole Miss’ volleyball program last graced an NCAA Tournament bracket.

Following Sunday’s hard-fought 3-1 (25-13, 25-20, 22-25, 25-22) victory over Arkansas at the Gillom Sports Complex, the Lady Rebels appear to have positioned themselves for a return trip to the tournament.

The win capped a successful weekend that began with a 3-0 (25-21, 25-18, 25-18) victory against No. 12 LSU on national television and extended Ole Miss’ winning streak to five matches.

With an 8-2 league record (and 14-5 overall), Ole Miss hopes it has done enough halfway through the conference schedule to legitimize its tournament hopes. (October 18, 2010, Page 3B)

No transition season needed by Lady Rebels

The 2010 season was supposed to be a year of transition for Ole Miss women’s volleyball team.

That sentiment couldn’t be further from the truth, and it was blatantly evident on Sunday when Ole Miss dismantled Georgia 3-0 (25-13, 25-14, 25-19) at the Gillom Sports Complex.

Transitioning from a 10-20 overall record a year ago had the potential to make this season a long and difficult one.

That hasn’t been the case, however, as the Lady Rebels have already secured an improved Southeastern Conference record (6-2) and are looking to finish in the top half of the SEC for the first time since the 2007 season. (October 11, 2010, Page 4B)

Lady Rebels looking to bounce back after tough season

There’s a specific reason “GET” and “BETTER” are prominently displayed where the home and away teams are normally listed on the Gillom Sports Center scoreboard.

One year after posting a 10-20 overall record, it’s obvious what the goal of the Ole Miss volleyball team is, to get back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since the 2007 season. (August 13, 2010, Page 7A)

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