Once the rumor the University of Mississippi might start charging rent for people to set up tents in the Grove on game days hit the social networking scene, it spread like wildfire.
On Tuesday, the university’s Game Day Committee extinguished that fire when it unanimously voted not to charge fees for tailgating during the upcoming 2010 Rebel football season. (April 14, 2010, Page 1A)
THE GODFREY SHOW – The five-star defensive tackle Jerrell Powe has traveled quite a path getting to where he is today, an impact player on the Rebel defense. Oxford Town sports columnist Steven Godfrey dissects Powe’s journey to stardom and explains why this season will be Powe’s to shine. (April 8, 2010, Page 10)
THE GODFREY SHOW – Oxford Town columnist Steve Godfrey takes a look into Ole Miss football in the middle of spring drills, taking notice of running back Brandon Bolden and tackle Bradley Sowell and what they mean to the 2010 Rebels. (April 1, 2010, Page 8)
THE GODFREY SHOW – Behold! Placebo Football! As the Ole Miss football team prepares for spring practice and the “fake” football season, the quarterback issue heats up in a big way. With the exodus of Jevan Snead, three QBs stand out as candidates for the starting position: Nathan Stanley, Raymond Cotton and Juco transfer Randall Mackey. Oxford Town sports columnist Steven Godfrey dissects the issue and leaves no stones unturned this week as the annual Red Blue game creeps up on the team and fans everywhere. (March 26, 2010, Page 11)
OLE MISS FOOTBALL — A strong final push turned into an outstanding National Signing Day for the Ole Miss football program and Houston Nutt Wednesday. Ole Miss was able to sign some important players for the 2010 class and, in the process, vault up the national recruiting rankings. The Rebels signed 22 new players in addition to two junior college players the team signed in December. (February 6, 2010, Page 6)
After earning a reprieve from having to compete with the Ole Miss spring football game, now Double Decker officials are hearing from some local businesses that they’d like to see the local festival, always held on the final weekend of April, moved to a summer date. Are their reasons good enough to dictate a change? (January 21, 2010, Page 4)
OPINION – Who would ever have imagined that the annual Red-Blue spring football game, known as the Grove Bowl, would be scheduled on the same Saturday as the popular Double Decker Arts Festival? It has happened this year, however, and local businesses and merchants will have one less “big weekend” in the spring. (January 11, 2010, Page 4)