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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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        Nutt fields questions about his future, team

        Monday’s rain shower in Oxford seemed appropriate considering the current state of the Ole Miss football program.

        Coming off of a 30-7 loss at Vanderbilt and another forgettable start to the football season, the questions during Houston Nutt’s weekly press conference at the Indoor Practice Facility blended what went wrong against the Commodores with what can be done to rectify mistakes moving forward. (more…) (September 20, 2011, Page 6)

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          Season tickets ahead of schedule

          With the 2011 football season kicking off in 39 days with BYU, Ole Miss Athletics and the UMAA Foundation announced Tuesday that season ticket sales are ahead of where they were at this same time a year ago.

          “Not counting student tickets, we have already surpassed last year’s final number with more than five weeks until the season,” Ole Miss Athletics Director Pete Boone said. “We want to thank the fans for this incredible support and we look forward to filling Vaught-Hemingway this fall.” (more…) (July 27, 2011, Page 6A)

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            OM to announce capital campaign August 9

            A major announcement in the rise of the Ole Miss Rebels will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 9, as the athletics department and UMAA Foundation will unveil its landmark capital campaign. (more…) (July 22, 2011, Page 9A)

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              Boone: 2010 a ‘bump in the road’

              BLOG: Ole Miss Athletics Director Pete Boone met with members of the media Thursday morning to discuss issues related to Rebel athletics.

              (more…) (June 16, 2011)

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                Special people, places produce treasured memories

                Funerals, closings and retirements. All spark memories of people, places and events, as they did for Editor Don Whitten this week. Whitten takes a journey back down memory lane while thinking about Quay Hudson, the Downtown Grill and David Wells. (April 15, 2011, Page 4A)

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                  Ole Miss to show university’s first 3-D commercial

                  The 90-second film will be played at the end of half-time during Saturday’s game on the “jumbotron.” The 3D glasses will be placed on each seat in the stadium Friday night and Saturday morning by a local Boy Scout troop. The theme of the promo had been kept tightly under wraps until recently. However, a poster made to promote the event gives away some clues the film will feature Ole Miss athletes as giants.

                  (more…) (October 29, 2010, Page 1B)

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                    Origins of Ole Miss Rebels and Colonel Rebel

                    Oxford and Ole Miss historian Jack Lamar Mayfield takes a look back to the 1930s when the University of Mississippi nicknamed its athletic teams the Rebels and created a mascot named Colonel Rebel. (April 16, 2010, Page 2B)

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