Ole Miss picked up its 16th and 17th verbal pledges for the 2013 signing class within 24 hours of each other. Thursday, Canton offensive lineman Daronte Bouldin picked the Rebels over Mississippi State. Today, Grenada athlete Trey Bledsoe committed. (more…) (July 20, 2012, Page 6A)
Mississippi’s public institutions received mixed grades on their report card from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce this week. (July 10, 2012, Page 1)
Jason Roberts of Clarksdale now has his own art table set to his special standards thanks to UM engineering students with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. (June 18, 2012, Page 1, 8)
Ole Miss lost another of its football legends Monday with the passing of Roland H. Dale, 84, an outstanding player with the Rebels who later became one of Coach John Vaught’s top assistant coaches before enjoying a successful career in athletics administration as Director of Athletics at the University of Southern Mississippi. (more…) (April 26, 2012, Page 7)
Housing and meal plan hikes were approved state wide on Thursday and tuition is expected to increase after a May 7 meeting for UM and other state universities. (April 20, 2012, Page 1A)
Ole Miss’ search to find the next person to lead the athletics department is finally over. After searching for Pete Boone’s replacement since he announced his decision to step aside as AD last November, Ole Miss officially hired Western Kentucky Athletics Director Ross Bjork to the same position today. He is expected to be introduced at a press conference Thursday.
According to a release from Ole Miss, Bjork will take over in mid-April. A committee led by former Ole Miss quarterback Archie Manning and FedEx executive Mike Glenn helped recommend Bjork to Chancellor Dan Jones. (March 21, 2012, Page 6)
BLOG: According to various reports Ole Miss has found its next athletics director.
How did you first come to know Robert L. “Mr. Pat” Patterson? In his work with FCA? With the Kiwanis Club? As the bailiff at the courthouse? As a softball umpire? At church? At an Ole Miss ballgame? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the relationships we’ve had with the man who’s been a local icon for longer than most of us have been around. (February 1, 2012, Page 4)
A week after announcing Houston Nutt would not be back to coach the Ole Miss Rebels in 2012, the search to find Nutt’s replacement continues to take shape.
One of the biggest coaching names that has been associated with the search in some fashion is former Texas Tech coach Mike Leach, who has emerged as one of the fan favorites. Leach, who went 2-1 against the Rebels during his time at Texas Tech, has been out of coaching since the end of the 2009 season. He is currently living in Key West, Fla., and co-hosting a daily radio show, “College Football Playbook” with Jack Arute. (more…) (November 15, 2011, Page 6)
Ole Miss graduate Will Belk has been selected as Cosmopolitan’s Mississippi Most Eligible Bachelor. He is up against about 50 other men to earn the Most Eligible Bachelor award of $10,000. He will appear in the November issue which hits newsstands on Oct. 16. (October 7, 2011, Page 3A)