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)
A university professor suspected of leading a motorcycle gang leader in California could have ties to Oxford and the University of Mississippi. (September 5, 2011, Page 3A)
Ole Miss fans old and young, big and small took part in the filming of a commercial highlighting life at the university.
Students have been moving on campus all week as the residential halls overflowed to the point of some students needing to temporarily live in study halls until enough room can be made. (August 19, 2011, Page 1B)
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)
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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)