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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Rebels

Forrest causes trouble for Union forces

Confederate Maj. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest’s troops made several successful attacks against Union forces in 1984, becoming a thorn in the side of the Yankees. (April 18, 2014, Page 2B)

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    Grove tradition like calm before storm

    From school work to listening to music, people found all kinds of ways to pass time while saving a spot in the Grove the day before a football game. (October 11, 2013, Page 1B)

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      If you aren’t near the team you love, love the team you’re near

      Columnist Susan Boehm tells us how her avid Wolverine fan husband easily converted to an Ole Miss Rebel fan when they moved to Oxford many years ago. (November 11, 2011, Page 8B)

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        Ole Miss to show university’s first 3-D commercial

        The 90-second film will be played at the end of half-time during Saturday’s game on the “jumbotron.” The 3D glasses will be placed on each seat in the stadium Friday night and Saturday morning by a local Boy Scout troop. The theme of the promo had been kept tightly under wraps until recently. However, a poster made to promote the event gives away some clues the film will feature Ole Miss athletes as giants.

        (more…) (October 29, 2010, Page 1B)

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          Vaught, Bryant meet for the first time as head coaches in 1947

          The Homecoming game on Sept. 20, 1947, would be the first time Ole Miss football coach John H. Vaught and Kentucky coach Paul “Bear” Bryant would meet as head coaches. Over the next 25 seasons, they would meet again and again as head coaches in the SEC. Oxford and Ole Miss historian Jack Lamar Mayfield takes a closer look at that 1947 game. (October 1, 2010, Page 2B)

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            Origins of Ole Miss Rebels and Colonel Rebel

            Oxford and Ole Miss historian Jack Lamar Mayfield takes a look back to the 1930s when the University of Mississippi nicknamed its athletic teams the Rebels and created a mascot named Colonel Rebel. (April 16, 2010, Page 2B)

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