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Freeze ‘happy’ with tabling of 10-second rule

BLOG — Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze received some good news shortly before the Rebels’ second spring practice started late Wednesday afternoon. His offense won’t have to slow down in 2014. (more…) (March 5, 2014)

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    Tank – a special guy who will be missed

    Death rarely, if ever, has any rhyme or reason, Editor Don Whitten writes, and certainly makes the present and the future difficult to deal with. It’s the past that begins the healing, he writes, as he remembers Lafayette County’s Alan Arrington, who died earlier this week from injuries in an auto accident. (December 26, 2013, Page 4)

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      Heisman Trophy makes stop in Oxford

      The Heisman Memorial Trophy will be awarded to the nation’s most outstanding college football player for the 79th time Saturday night in New York. Until then, fans in and around Oxford have an opportunity to get a first-hand look at the sport’s most prestigious piece of hardware. (December 12, 2013, Page 6)

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        Final weeks decide Heisman as well as title matchup

        Editor Don Whitten takes a look at college football and its premier individual award, the Heisman Trophy, and notes how one game seems to take on as much importance as the other 11 a player or team has. (December 11, 2013, Page 4)

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          Time to start watching TV

          Some people watch a lot of TV and build their weekly schedules around their favorite shows. Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks isn’t one of them – except during football season. Eubanks writes about his viewing habits as he begins his time in front of the TV. (September 6, 2013, Page 4A)

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            Vandy’s ticket woes should be cautionary tale for OM fans

            Sports columnist Steven Godfrey takes a look at Vanderbilt football ticket sales and fan support and issues a warning to Ole Miss fans that they’d better take notice so that something like that doesn’t happen to them. (August 23, 2013, Page 6A)

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              Khayat reflects on college All-Star Classic

              The NFL preseason begins every year, as it did this past Sunday night, with the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio. It was not always so. (more…) (August 7, 2013, Page 10)

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                Greasy Chicken Bones

                With the Ole Miss-LSU game coming up this weekend, local columnist Jimmy Reed was reminded of a trip to Baton Rouge to watch the Rebels and Tigers play. Reed writes about that trip and an exchange with LSU’s cheerleaders and then the response the following year. (November 13, 2012, Page 4)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Melvin S. Arrington Jr. writes to point out that history does repeat itself, noting all of the similarities between Alabama’s 21-0 rematch win over LSU earlier this week and Ole Miss’ 21-0 rematch win over the Tigers in the 1960 Sugar Bowl. (January 12, 2012, Page 4)

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                    Favorites, underdogs both pick up wins

                    There are favorites – think Lafayette Commodores – and there are underdogs – think Hugh Freeze in the search for a new Ole Miss football coach – who both win as they did this past weekend. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the LHS success story as well as the quick move up the coaching ladder by Freeze. (December 5, 2011, Page 4A)

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