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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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                Langston Rogers leaves lasting impression

                Ole Miss Sports Information Director Langston Rogers has been in the business for almost 50 years, including the past 30 with the Rebels. Take a look at Rogers’ influence on college athletics and the people in it as he gets set to retire later this spring. (February 17, 2010, Page 4)

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