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When Ole Miss entered big time college football

Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield tells us when Ole Miss moved into the ranks of big time college football after the university hired Harry Mehre as head coach. (September 2, 2011, Page 3B)

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    Next three days are big for Ole Miss Rebels

    When the media met with Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco two weeks ago he didn’t hide how important the next three days would be for the Diamond Rebels moving forward.
    With Major League Baseball’s First-Year Player Entry Draft kicking off tonight at 5, the next three days will go a long way in shaping the future of the Rebels. (June 6, 2011, Page 6)

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      Rebels miss chances, fall to AU in opener

      AUBURN, Ala. — It wasn’t the Ole Miss Diamond Rebels that made the bulk of the errors on Thursday night. Unfortunately for the visiting Rebels, they didn’t take advantage of Auburn’s three miscues and eventually sputtered their way to a 6-3 loss at the hands of the Tigers at Plainsman Park. (April 22, 2011, Page 6A)

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        Remember the good years during a bad football season

        When the Ole Miss Rebels have a not-so-great football season, Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield likes to think about some of those great years in the past when the Rebels saw lots of Bowl action — particularly under the direction of Coach John Vaught from 1946 through 1970. (December 30, 2010, Page 2B)

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          Bear named UM mascot

          So long Colonel Rebel. Hello Rebel Black Bear.

          The Rebel Mascot Selection Committee announced this morning that the Rebel Black Bear will be the new on-field mascot for the Ole Miss Rebels. The bear now becomes the official mascot, replacing Colonel Reb, who was removed as the on-field mascot seven years ago and whose image was officially retired this summer.

          The selection committee made the recommendation to University of Mississippi leaders Wednesday night following a thorough analysis of the latest poll of Ole Miss students, faculty, staff, alumni and season ticket holders (October 14, 2010, Page 1)

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            Sharing a meal, fellowship in the Grove

            St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and Second Baptist Missionary Church are bridging the racial gap in Oxford through communication, education — and football.

            The two churches broke bread — and finger foods — Saturday in the Grove before the Ole Miss-Fresno State game during their annual tailgating get-together. (October 1, 2010, Page 1B)

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              Five to be inducted into the M-Club Hall of Fame

              Some athletes have passed through the halls of Ole Miss whose names will never be forgotten. Some of those unforgettable faces were the best of the best here at Ole Miss, and each year they are honored for their dedication to their sport and their school by being inducted into the M-Club Hall of Fame.

              This season, Deuce McAllister, Ansu Sesay, David Dellucci, Yolanda Moore and Jerry Montgomery are the five memorable individuals selected to be inducted into the M-Club Hall of Fame. Bobby Bailess is this year’s recipient of the M-Club Service Award. (September 24, 2010, Page 1B)

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                The Commodores and the Rebels: More than 11 decades of history

                Local historian Jack Lamar Mayfield takes a look back at the Ole Miss-Vanderbilt football series, writing about the first few meetings between the two schools and then taking a look at a notable 1947 meeting when John Vaught’s Rebels overcame an early-season loss to the Commodores to win the Southeastern Conference championship. (September 17, 2010, Page 4B)

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                  Taking a look back at great Rebels of the past

                  “Rebel Rewind: Where are they Now?” is a half-hour documentary by associate professor Brad Shultz that features some of the University of Mississippi’s top sportsmen, including Larry Grantham, Jake Gibbs, Ben Williams, Billy Ray Adams and former basketball standout, John Stroud. Ole Miss alumnus and ESPN broadcaster Ron Franklin hosts the documentary. (September 17, 2010, Page 1B)

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                    Masoli cleared to play

                    Ole Miss fans are happy again, transfer quarterback Jeremiah Masoli has been cleared to play. Three days after the NCAA originally ruled the former Oregon QB ineligible to play this season for the Rebels, the NCAA Division I Subcommittee for Legislative Relief overturned the original decision today. (more…) (September 3, 2010)

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