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Untold story: High school football player who died after 1961 homecoming game injury remembered at 50th class reunion

In November of 1961, students of the predominantly black Oxford Training School, that would be renamed Central High School in 1962, paraded around Oxford square with floats to the beat of a marching band showing their school pride and purple and gold colors. (more…) (July 23, 2014, Page 1)

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    Despite ties to Missouri, this heart stays true to Ole Miss

    Columnist Steve Stricker has strong ties to Missouri but he is, and always will be, an Ole Miss fan. (November 22, 2013, Page 1B)

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      We may not know where, but we know we’re goin’ bowlin’

      History columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield gives us some history of Ole Miss and bowl games and speculates where this year’s Bowl game will be since Ole Miss became bowl eligible last week in its win against Arkansas. (November 15, 2013, Page 3B)

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        Fans hold own competitions before kickoff on game days

        Rebel fans spend hours leading up to the football game by playing a host of other often competitive games like Cornhole and LadderBall. (October 25, 2013, Page 1B)

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          Texas A&M and the origin of the ‘Twelfth Man’

          Historian Jack Mayfield writes this week about E. King Gill and the legend of the “Twelfth Man” for the Texas A&M Aggies. (October 11, 2013, Page 2B)

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            Are we ready — for big crowds?

            Since the first home football game, the city of Oxford and the University of Mississippi have been tweaking parking and traffic plans to help accommodate what many expect to be the largest football crowd of the season when the Ole Miss Rebels take on Texas A&M Saturday. Hear the public announcement from the Oxford Police Department. (October 11, 2013, Page 1A, 3A)

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              Post Vandy game and the 2003 season

              Columnist Steve Sticker writes about the Vandy v. Ole Miss game two weeks ago and the 2003 football season. (September 13, 2013, Page 1B)

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                Khayat shares insights, motivation in memoir

                Why did Robert Khayat make the choices and decisions he did when he served as chancellor of the University of Mississippi from 1995 to 2009? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at Khayat’s memoir, “The Education of a Lifetime,” that’s out this week and shows how Khayat’s upbringing helped shape him into the person who led his alma mater to unprecedented heights and accomplishments. (September 9, 2013, Page 4A)

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                  City tries to ease game-day gridlock

                  The Downtown Parking Commission did not meet quorum on Friday but still met and discussed upcoming parking issues including this year’s home football games with the university now charging parking on campus. (June 10, 2013, Page 1, 5)

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                    Freeze leads Rebels to Compass Bowl

                    A quick glimpse at the Ole Miss Rebels 2012 season and plans to celebrate the Compass Bowl this weekend. (January 4, 2013, Page 1B, 2B)

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