COLUMN — Wednesday’s revelation that the 130-year old oak trees that serve as the centerpiece of yearly celebrations at Auburn started me think about where the rivalry between Ole Miss and Mississippi State is really at right now. (more…) (February 18, 2011)
Auburn University says someone deliberately poisoned trees at Toomer’s Corner, where fans have long celebrated big wins and hundreds gathered after the Tigers won the football national championship on Jan. 10. (more…) (February 17, 2011, Page 6)
Saturday’s Southeastern Conference encounter between the Ole Miss Rebels and Alabama Crimson Tide at Coleman Coliseum was all about emotion and desire. In the first half, it was the Crimson Tide who had the early edge in those two areas as they hit open shots, got to loose balls and built a 20-point lead at the half. (more…) (February 14, 2011, Page 6A)
BLOG — TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — A fast start to the first half by Alabama and a great defensive effort throughout on Ole Miss senior guard Chris Warren were just two of the reasons why the Crimson Tide posted a 74-64 win over the Rebels Saturday. (more…) (February 12, 2011)
It wasn’t long after the Ole Miss Rebels had just grinded out a win over LSU at home Wednesday night that the focus changed to taking on Alabama on the road Saturday afternoon.
The Crimson Tide has been one of the most consistent and productive teams in the Southeastern Conference this year, and even though their five-game winning streak came to an end Thursday night at No. 24 Vanderbilt, earning a win over the Tide at Coleman Coliseum is going to be the Rebels’ biggest challenge to date in SEC play.
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Critical penalties, a slow first half and a busted tackle on Trent Richardson’s 85-yard touchdown reception proved to be too much on Saturday as the Ole Miss Rebels fell at No. 8 Alabama 23-10.
By the end of the game, the Rebels, who entered the game as the Southeastern Conference’s least-penalized team, committed 10 penalties for 106 yards. (October 18, 2010, Page 1B)
That wasn’t the case at all on Saturday at Alabama’s Bryant-Denny Stadium as the Rebels held a Tide team that had been averaging 35 points to 23, its second-lowest output of the season.
Ole Miss also held Alabama to 97.5 fewer yards rushing (100) than its average dictated.
With the exception of Trent Richardson’s 85-yard touchdown on third-and-long, the Rebels played sound defensively and swarmed to the ball carrier when either Richardson or Mark Ingram had the ball.
Following the game, the coaching staff agreed it was a performance the team can build on moving forward. (October 18, 2010, Page 1B)
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Hello from No. 8 Alabama’s Bryant-Denny Stadium. Tonight’s kickoff is set for 8:10 and will be broadcast on ESPN2. (more…) (October 16, 2010)
A huge opportunity to post a rare road win over No. 8 Alabama has been the driving theme of the Ole Miss coaches and players this week. Buoyed by an off week to mend injures and the Crimson Tide’s loss to South Carolina, the Rebels have come across as inspired heading into the game rather than worried about facing an upset Alabama team looking to rebound. (October 15, 2010, Page 6A)
Starting a new center against one of the nation’s best defenses isn’t exactly what Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt would have planned two weeks ago, but it’s the situation he now faces with starter A.J. Hawkins banged up.
Freshman Evan Swindall has been practicing as the team’s new No. 1 center with Hawkins still recovering from an injury suffered against Kentucky.
The 6-foot-3, 295-pound Swindall came in late for Hawkins against the Wildcats and it appears that he will start for the Rebels when they take on No. 8 Alabama in Tuscaloosa Saturday night. (October 14, 2010, Page 7)