The disappointment of last Saturday’s 30-7 loss to Vanderbilt by the Ole Miss Rebels and the impassioned feelings stemming from the setback subsided some Monday with an impromptu press conference from Ole Miss Athletics Director Pete Boone at the Indoor Practice Facility.
Boone talked openly about his frustration following the Rebels’ most recent loss as well as his Sunday meeting with head coach Houston Nutt and his staff about where the team was headed moving forward. (September 20, 2011, Page 6)
BLOG — A political action committee with the goal of bringing Colonel Rebel back as the official mascot of Ole Miss got some positive news today when Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann certified an initiative to bring it to a potential public vote. (more…) (September 6, 2011)
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)
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)
A calendar year of sports teams producing subpar results is something Ole Miss Athletics Director Pete Boone wants to avoid during the 2011-12 campaign.
This past year was definitely one Boone wants to forget and his thoughts about how to improve results in sports like football, basketball and baseball were points of discussion during an informal meeting with the media Thursday morning. (June 17, 2011, Page 6A)
Construction and the improvement to existing athletic facilities were two things Ole Miss Athletics Director Pete Boone took time out to discuss during a nearly hour long meeting with the media on Thursday. A finalized plan on building a new basketball arena to replace C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum is expected to be released later in the summer, Boone said, and the goal is to have the Rebels and Lady Rebels playing in the new building by 2015. (June 17, 2011, Page 7A)
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Ole Miss football fans should get used to the word “different” this season when they attend games at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. If the vision of Michael Thompson, Ole Miss’ Senior Associate Athletics Director for Communications and Marketing, goes according to plan, then the gameday experience on Saturdays will be different, diverse and more unique than it has ever been. (more…) (June 7, 2011, Page 6)
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)
Monday was a good night to be a member of the Ole Miss men’s and women’s tennis teams, the men’s basketball team as well as the men’s and women’s track and field teams. Those were just some of the teams that were honored during the inaugural Rebel Choice Awards held at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for Performing Arts on the Ole Miss campus. (more…) (April 12, 2011, Page 2B)