Since they’re new to the Southeastern Conference, Missouri Tigers fans were kind enough not to make a big deal about the SEC’s apparent problems with geography and what’s east and what’s west. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the alignment problems major conferences are having and what would appear to be a simple solution for the SEC. (November 25, 2013, Page 4A)
Half of the teams in the Southeastern Conference are ranked in this week’s Associated Press poll. Missouri isn’t one of them. (October 3, 2013, Page 9)
In light of football’s ever-growing concussion crisis, the game is taking precautions at all levels to increase the safety of players.
College football did its part this past offseason to enhance the safety of its players with the introduction of the targeting penalty, where defensive players who hit, or “target,” defenseless ball carriers in the head with the crown of their helmet will automatically be ejected from the game in addition to costing their team 15 yards. (September 26, 2013, Page 8)
Ole Miss is averaging 490 yards per game, yet 32 other teams around the country rank higher than the Rebels in total offense. Such is life in modern-day college football. (September 19, 2013, Page 8)
Ole Miss shortstop Haley Culley hit .526 in seven games last week, helping guide the Lady Rebels to a 6-1 record. On Monday, Culley’s efforts earned her the Southeastern Conference Softball Freshman of the Week. (more…) (March 5, 2013, Page 7)
Ole Miss freshman rover Trae Elston walked by reporters after Tuesday’s practice, unavailable to comment about his one-game suspension levied by the Southeastern Conference for a “flagrant and dangerous” hit he made on UTEP wideout Jordan Leslie last Saturday at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.
In Elston’s place to discuss the suspension, which was announced by the SEC on Tuesday morning, was head coach Hugh Freeze and athletics director Ross Bjork.
Bjork was the first to address the media, while Freeze gave more details on the suspension, including his thoughts when he was first told on Monday night. (September 12, 2012, Page 6)
The Ole Miss Diamond Rebels were picked to finish fourth in the Southeastern Conference’s Western Division and eighth overall by the league’s 12 baseball coaches in the 21st annual preseason poll, which was released this morning. (more…) (February 13, 2012, Page 2B)
Guest columnist Loran Smith of Georgia gives an outsider’s perspective of the game day experience at Ole Miss as he talks about trips to Oxford for games and about the friendships he’s made over the years with members of the community. (September 23, 2011, Page 4A)
HOOVER, Ala. — The first major news bomb delivered at the annual Southeastern Conference Media Days event wasn’t dropped by a coach or a player. It was delivered at the start of the day by SEC Commissioner Mike Slive, who unveiled his thoughts on a new national agenda regarding college football and college athletics as a whole. (July 21, 2011, Page 5)