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Why an ACC proposal helps OM tremendously

COLUMN: The Ole Miss community gets its fair share of participation in most of the national conversations surrounding college athletics, but none of the years-long tumult involving conference realignment has been much in the way of concerning to the Rebels. (more…) (May 2, 2013, Page 9)

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    Bjork signs extension with Ole Miss

    On the one year anniversary of his introduction, Ross Bjork’s contract as Ole Miss Athletics Director has been extended to reach the state maximum of four years while his base salary will increase from $400,000 to $460,000 annually, it was announced Thursday.

     (March 22, 2013, Page 8A)

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      Bjork discusses Wiggins’ firing

      VIDEO BLOG: Ole Miss Athletics Director Ross Bjork met with the media Monday to discuss the university’s decision to place women’s basketball head coach Adrian Wiggins on “administrative leave.”

      (more…) (October 22, 2012)

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        Hartwell named Troy’s next AD

        Ole Miss Senior Executive Associate A.D. John Hartwell will be named Director of Athletics at Troy University Friday at 11 a.m. in a press conference at the Rane Auditorium in the Tine Davis Fieldhouse. (more…) (September 13, 2012, Page 9)

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          All 18 Ole Miss sports clear the multi-year APR mark

          Ole Miss athletics recorded 10 single-year perfect 1000 scores and two teams had multi-year perfect 1000 scores in the latest Academic Progress Rate (APR) report released by the NCAA Wednesday. (more…) (June 21, 2012, Page 7)

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            Using the past to deal with the present, future

            Editor Don Whitten writes about using the past to learn lessons, to deal with the present and to make plans for the future, and points out that Ole Miss officials are having to deal with the plusses and minuses of that while searching for a new football coach. (November 16, 2011, Page 4)

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              Boone, Jones talk about Nutt decision

              VIDEO BLOG: Ole Miss Athletics Director Pete Boone and Dan Jones both talk about the decision to not retain Houston Nutt as the program’s head coach after this season. (more…) (November 9, 2011)

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                Boone to step down no later than Dec. 2012

                Four years ago, Pete Boone stated that Houston Nutt would be the last football coach he hired.

                The Ole Miss athletics director appears to have been telling the truth.

                On Monday, Boone reaffirmed his statement by announcing that he plans to step aside as athletics director no later than Dec. 2012. (November 8, 2011, Page 8)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Jim Shollenberger writes to say that, from his point of view, the scathing criticism of Ole Miss Athletic Director Pete Boone doesn’t make a lot of sense. (October 19, 2011, Page 4)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    OHS swimming coach Rebecca Van Oostendorp and parents of team swim members write to thank Bubba Robinson and others with the Oxford Park Commission for making their recent home meet a big success, while Nathan A. Yow writes to question the approach the University of Mississippi appears to have in deciding who to accept donations from. (October 4, 2011, Page 4)

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