Monday was a good night to be a member of the Ole Miss men’s and women’s tennis teams, the men’s basketball team as well as the men’s and women’s track and field teams. Those were just some of the teams that were honored during the inaugural Rebel Choice Awards held at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for Performing Arts on the Ole Miss campus. (more…) (April 12, 2011, Page 2B)
OXFORD TOWN – Oxford’s 18th Annual Conference for the Book begins today (Thursday, March 24) on the Ole Miss campus featuring Karen Russell (pictured) and many other renowned authors. The conference collaborates with Thacker Mountain Radio at Off Square Books tonight and lasts through Saturday, March 26. Pages 9 and 11 in this week’s issue of Oxford town has participating author photos and more information about the conference. (March 24, 2011, Page 9, 11)
A comprehensive plan to update the 45-year-old C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum has continued to take shape over the last few days.
Ole Miss Athletics Director Pete Boone confirmed Thursday that university officials have given permission to continue forward with a plan that would see the men’s and women’s basketball arena updated and enhanced in one form or another.
Boone said Thursday after Ole Miss’ win over South Carolina that the UMAA Foundation met with Larry Sparks, Ole Miss’ Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance, a little over a year ago about the future of the “Tad Pad” and how improving the aged facility would not only benefit the athletics department, but the overall university student body. (March 11, 2011, Page 6A)
Ole Miss student Amanda Schnugg talks about getting sick during the first couple weeks of the new semester and different it is from being in grade school when you were able to stay home when sick without feeling guilty. (February 4, 2011, Page 1B)
Roy G. Arnold writes to note that The Oxford EAGLE was missing at a recent candidates’ forum and wondered if the paper just covers things it favors, while Richard G. Roberts Jr. wrote to take exception to a recent Sid Salter column about legislators, the public and public universities in the state. (February 2, 2011, Page 4)
The Lanier Law Firm, representing the family of University of Mississippi football player Bennie “Buster” Abram who died last year during football practice, announced today they are investigating the circumstances surrounding Abram’s death.
Abram, a walk-on junior defensive back from Southaven, died after collapsing on Feb. 19, 2010. The autopsy report showed the 20-year-old’s death was due to complications from sickle cell trait with exertion and a contributing factor of cardiomegaly, an inflammation of the heart. (January 28, 2011, Page 3A)
WATER VALLEY — A highly motivated Water Valley Blue Devils team knocked off the Winona Tigers 31-21 at home on Friday at Bobby Clark Field to secure the second seed in Region 2-3A. (more…) (October 23, 2010)
William H. Morris isn’t a professional photographer. He’s just a man with a camera and a knack for taking pictures that capture the spirit of his alma mater, the University of Mississippi, Oxford and the people who call it home.
More than 20 years of photographs are what fills Morris’ new coffee-table book, “Ole Miss at Oxford.” The self-published hardcover book contains 300 full-color photographs on 232 pages. See a few of those photos in today’s Oxford Living. (September 3, 2010, Page 1B)
Colonel Reb is soon to be a remnant of the past as he goes into the vault tomorrow. Today is the last official day his image can be licensed. The College Licensing Company, the agent for the University of Mississippi licensing issues, released a memo in March to all licensees that the image of the Colonel may only be licensed through August 31. Tomorrow he enters the College Vault Program where the image can only be licensed out for special occasions for historical use. (August 31, 2010, Page 1)
Colonel Rebel may have disappeared from the sidelines at Ole Miss games several years ago, but there are many Rebel faithful who still show their support for the vacated mascot.
This fall, as Ole Miss officials continue to work on introducing a new mascot to the public, the Colonel will be seen a lot around town and in the stands of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.