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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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                  Are we seeing the effects of a curse on the Rebels?

                  There’s the Curse of the Bambino, the Curse of the Goat, the Sports Illustrated jinx, et cetera? Is there a Curse of the Rebels or something akin to that to add to the list. Editor Don Whitten’s not so sure, but he still examines the situation while taking a look at other “curses.” (September 28, 2011, Page 4)

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                    M-Club Hall of Fame inductees a special group

                    The M-Club inducts a new class of former Ole Miss athletes and coaches each fall into its Hall of Fame, and Editor Don Whitten says members of this year’s class hold special meanings to him as a writer, fan and member of the community. (September 26, 2011, Page 4A)

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