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Football always safe? Ask folks at UAB

Shut down a college football program — naaah, never happen. OK, then, what happened this week at Alabama-Birmimgham. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the UAB situation and the surprise is must be to see a football program in that state actually shut down. (December 3, 2014, Page 4A)

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    Football gods need to smile on Rebels

    Publisher Tim Phillips, after suffering through a replay of the Ole Miss-Auburn game, wonders when the football gods will finally let the bounces and calls go Ole Miss’ way. Could it be this year or will it be, as usual, on down the road? (November 9, 2014, Page 4A)

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      So how much do you know about GameDay

      GameDay is coming. Finally. Chris and Herb and Lee and the gang will be set up in, or near, the Grove Saturday morning to make Oxford and Ole Miss the center of college football. Editor Don Whitten relates a conversation he had about GameDay, including some questions and answers that might prove interesting. (September 29, 2014, Page 4)

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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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