One of Ole Miss’ most celebrated basketball players may end up playing in the NFL. Instead of trying to pursue a spot on an NBA team first, Murphy Holloway, the Rebels’ all-time leader in rebounds, is hoping to catch passes from the likes of Tom Brady, Joe Flacco or Drew Brees if at all possible. (more…) (April 24, 2013, Page 9)
Xanaka Burgess, wife of former Ole Mis Rebel and NFL player Derrick Burgess, was killed Thursday when her car hydroplaned on Highway 9 in Pontotoc County. (April 12, 2013, Page 2A)
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees threw a long touchdown pass to take ownership of another prestigious NFL passing record, hit three more scoring passes in an emotional victory, and then spoke hopefully of salvaging a season that had looked lost after defeats in New Orleans’ first four games. (October 8, 2012, Page 3B)
Oh, his personal statistics were impressive. He passed 47 times and completed 33 of them. He totaled 406 yards through the air. He even rushed one time for a positive four yards. (more…) (November 30, 2011, Page 8)
Masoli inked with the San Francisco 49ers as a running back, while Cornell signed with the Tennessee Titans as a linebacker. According to the Twitter account of former Ole Miss cornerback Jeremy McGee, the New Orleans native has been signed to a free agent deal by the New York Jets this morning. (more…) (July 28, 2011, Page 8A)
Former NFL player Todd Wade has qualified to run as a Republican for the Mississippi 9th Senatorial District seat currently held by incumbent Democrat and Oxford attorney Gray Tollison. (May 24, 2011, Page 1)
A league currently embroiled in a lockout stemming from extreme disagreements over financial disbursements and future contracts hasn’t swayed 15 former Ole Miss players from following their dream of playing in the NFL. (more…)
COLUMN: The NFL’s recent decision to lockout players on all 32 teams has given those individuals a chance to catch up on some loose ends.
In the case of former Ole Miss standout running back/wide receiver Dexter McCluster, his down time has led him back to Oxford where he is currently trying to finish up his degree.
McCluster said he only needs to finish two classes, broadcast journalism and an advanced class in English, to secure a degree that he was encouraged to finish by the Kansas City Chiefs organization. (more…) (March 23, 2011, Page 7)
Who’s gonna get locked out? Who’s gonna strike? Will we have NFL football, NBA basketball or NHL hockey next season? Editor Don Whitten ponders these questions as it looks more and more like one or more of the leagues will have one of their every-so-often conflicts between millionaire players and even-richer owners. (January 31, 2011, Page 4)