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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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BL Harbert to build Ole Miss Arena

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Ole Miss announced on Monday that BL Harbert International has been awarded the $68.9 million contract to build the new Ole Miss Arena. The approximately 230,000-square-foot facility is scheduled to begin construction immediately. (June 25, 2014, Page 6)

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    Ole Miss making changes to three athletic facilities

    The Board of Trustees of State Institute of Higher Learning approved three requests from the University of Mississippi on Thursday. The requests include a new name for the Basketball Practice Facility and changes to the football practice fields and the Gillom Sports Center. (June 20, 2014, Page 7A)

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      No billion dollar tourney, but a good one

      Editor Don Whitten admits his billion dollar bracket for the NCAA Tournament didn’t last very long, but he offers several comments and opinions on the first two weeks of the tourney, including a look at the SEC, familiar foes, last-minute strategy and possible rules changes. (April 2, 2014, Page 4)

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        VIDEO: Henderson, Rebels rally past ‘Dores on Senior Day

        BLOGMarshall Henderson scored 18 points in his final game in front of the home crowd, Jarvis Summers added 12 points and Ole Miss rallied for a 65-62 victory over Vanderbilt in its regular-season finale Saturday afternoon at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum. (more…) (March 8, 2014)

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          Roundball Rebs’ schedule set for 2013-14

          With the Southeastern Conference finalizing its schedule for the upcoming season, SEC schools, including Ole Miss, were able to release their 2013-14 men’s basketball schedules. Dates and TV appearances are set for the Rebels, who are the defending SEC Tournament champions. (August 21, 2013, Page 8)

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            Local Sports Briefs

            Tuesday’s local sports briefs include:

            – Ben Hubbard made a hole-in-one at the recent Oxford Lady Charger Softball Benefit golf tourney played at the Country Club of Oxford

            – ESPN announced Monday it plans to televise Ole Miss basketball games against Kentucky and Oregon this season.

            – Ole Miss has promoted Lady Rebel assistant tennis coach Jason Ontog to associate head coach.

            – Registration is open for the fifth annual Lafayette Commodore Baseball Golf Tournament set for Sept. 14. (August 20, 2013, Page 7)

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              Kansas City familiar to Reb basketball fans

              “Kansas City, Kansas City, here I come …” The lyrics from that blues tune made famous by Wilbert Harrison, Fats Domino, The Beatles and countless other artists have been on the minds of Ole Miss basketball fans this week as they headed west to follow the Rebels. Editor Don Whitten recalls his previous two trips to K.C. to cover the Rebels and wonders what kind of weekend this one will be. (March 22, 2013, Page 4A)

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                The calls of March Madness

                Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks relates his memories of Ole Miss’ loss to Valparaiso in the 1998 NCAA Tournament and writes that he hopes things come full circle Friday when the Rebels take on Wisconsin. (March 21, 2013, Page 4)

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                  McFarland can’t lead Lady Rebs past Lamar

                  Acting head coach Brett Frank has said several times Valencia McFarland’s job is to ensure wins by showing up in multiple areas on the score sheet.

                  Monday, Ole Miss’ All-Southeastern Conference guard barely found her way onto the scoresheet as the Lady Rebels fell to Lamar 85-71 at the C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum.

                  In 29 minutes, the junior registered just three points on 1 of 8 shooting from the floor. (November 20, 2012, Page 8)

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                    ‘March Madness’ – when did it first hit you?

                    There’s no question that the opening weekend of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament once again is spreading “March Madness” across the country. Editor Don Whitten recalls when he first truly felt “March Madness” and wonders when it happened for readers. (March 19, 2012, Page 4)

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