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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Mississippi Flood

Mississippi Flood invited to first bowl game

Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield tells us about the first time the University of Mississippi football team was invited to a bowl game in 1935. (December 30, 2011, Page 2B)

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    Superhuman faith and tenacity in the face of inhuman adversity

    This week, local historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield writes about a young man from Alabama who made Ole Miss his home and forever became an honored member of the Ole Miss family — Roy Lee “Chucky” Mullins.

    It was just a short 21 years ago that Chucky was a vibrant, 20-year-old member of the Ole Miss football squad. He had worked his way onto the Ole Miss team with exceptional ability that Coach Billy Brewer had seen when he was first introduced to Chucky. (September 24, 2010, Page 2B)

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      Before we were the Ole Miss Rebels

      Oxford and Ole Miss historian Jack Lamar Mayfield takes a look back at who the Ole Miss Rebels were before they were Rebels. He traces them back to their days as the Red and Blue and then the Mississippi Flood, a name picked in a contest in the 1920s. (April 2, 2010, Page 3B)

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