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The University of Mississippi

OLEMISS/UMiss Campus News

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Schedule set for
by Daily Mississippian
Jul 22, 2008
“OXFORD, Miss. - A pair of showdowns with nationally ranked BIG EAST teams and eight Southeastern Conference home games highlight the 2008-09 Ole Miss men's basketball schedule, head coach Andy Kennedy announced Tuesday.
On the docket for Ole Miss are 16 teams that won 18 or more games a year ago and 13 teams that advanced to postseason play.”

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Rebs hope switches help DBs
by Daily Mississippian
Jul 22, 2008
“Under the direction of former Ole Miss football coach Ed Orgeron, one facet of the Rebel football program that always seemed to struggle was the team's secondary.
With Orgeron out and former Arkansas head coach Houston Nutt at the helm, the Rebels are looking to change their fortune when it comes to covering their opponents' wide receivers.”

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University Ave. roadwork impacts local businesses, vendors say
by Daily Mississippian
Jul 21, 2008
“As construction on University Avenue continues to cause transportation difficulty for Oxford residents, many businesses located on the congested street are battling profit losses as a result.
Many Oxford businesses are attributing the roadwork as the cause for a recent decline in business.”

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LBs still trying to fill the void
by Daily Mississippian
Jul 17, 2008
“While former Ole Miss linebacker Patrick Willis was tearing up the National Football League last season as a rookie, the University of Mississippi football team was struggling on defense, thanks in part to a huge hole at Willis' former position.
Going into the 2008 season, the position is far from one of the team's strengths, but is improved from a season ago.”

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Ontog added to female tennis staff
by Daily Mississippian
Jul 17, 2008
“OXFORD, Miss. - Jason Ontog, a native of Chattanooga, Tenn., has been named Ole Miss women's tennis assistant coach, as announced by head coach Mark Beyers Wednesday. Ontog replaces Whitt Taber, who resigned at the end of last season.
Ontog comes to Ole Miss from Chattanooga, where he has spent the past two years as the head girls' coach at Baylor High School.”

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Powe clearence imminent
by Daily Mississippian
Jul 17, 2008
“The final hurdle standing between long-time Ole Miss football recruit Jerrell Powe and his journey to suit up for the Rebels appears to be cleared.
According to Parrish Alford of the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, Southeastern Conference commissioner Mike Slive has cleared Powe to play this fall.”

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Receivers ready to stand out
by Daily Mississippian
Jul 15, 2008
“A season ago, the Ole Miss football team's most pleasant surprise was its wide receiving corps, but inefficiency at quarterback may have kept the Rebel receivers from reaching their full potential.
Heading into the 2008 season, first-year head coach Houston Nutt is sitting pretty as his inherited team returns all of its receivers from last year.”

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Newcomers ready to impact on hardwood
by Daily Mississippian
Jul 14, 2008
“The University of Mississippi men's basketball team is coming off of one of the most successful seasons in program history.
Andy Kennedy's team finished the season with 24-11 (7-9) record, which included making it all the way to Madison Square Garden where the Rebels eventually fell to Ohio State in the National Invitation Tournament's Final Four.”

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Jerry, Hardy on Bednarik watch
by Daily Mississippian
Jul 10, 2008
“ROSLYN Pa. - Ole Miss' Greg Hardy and Peria Jerry are among 75 players named to the 2008 Watch List for the 14th Chuck Bednarik Award, as announced by Maxwell Football Club President Ron Jaworski.
The Chuck Bednarik Award has been presented to the College Defensive Player of the Year since 1995 and is named in honor of Chuck Bednarik, a former University of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Eagle great.”

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Reese prepares for Olympics
by Daily Mississippian
Jul 10, 2008
“Brittney Reese finished her collegiate career with an undefeated junior season and her second NCAA championship. Now Reese takes aim at professional track and field and the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.
After winning her second NCAA championship in the women's long jump, Reese decided to forgo her senior season and become a professional long jumper.”

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Track adds Stringer to staff
by Daily Mississippian
Jul 09, 2008
“OXFORD- Ole Miss track and field head coach Joe Walker announced Wednesday the hiring of Greg Stringer as an assistant coach. Stringer arrives in Oxford following a 10-year stint at Southern Mississippi, where he worked primarily with the Golden Eagle jumpers.”
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Bonner trial set for late October
by Daily Mississippian
Jul 09, 2008
“Christian Bonner, the man accused of shooting Ole Miss Track star Rodney Lockhart in early October 2007, will stand trial for capital murder Oct. 27, 2008.
Judge Andrew Howorth ordered Monday that Bonner go to trial July 21, but attorneys on both sides agreed later that day to firmly set the October date, according to Assistant District Attorney T.”

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Breaking down the backfield
by Daily Mississippian
Jul 08, 2008
“The BenJarvus Green-Ellis era is officially behind the Ole Miss football program after the running back's consecutive 1,000-yard rushing seasons, and now first-year head coach Houston Nutt's search for a replacement is underway.
Cordera Eason, who has been lurking in Green-Ellis' shadows for the past two seasons, seems to have the advantage on the starting job.”

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Riding down recruiting trail
by Daily Mississippian
Jul 02, 2008
“While most Ole Miss basketball fans spend the summer months the same way the latest crop of freshmen will help fill the void along the front court, head coach Andy Kennedy's mind will be four years down the road.
NCAA restrictions prevent Kennedy and staff from having any interaction with his team outside of strength and conditioning workouts until late July.”

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Kennedy excited for BPF
by Daily Mississippian
Jun 26, 2008
“When initial plans for the basketball practice facility were announced more than a year ago, there were many who speculated the project would never come to fruition- but Ole Miss men's basketball coach Andy Kennedy was not one of them.
"A lot of people were wondering if this was going to be a reality, and we never doubted that it was," he said.”

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Bids opened for BPF construction
by Daily Mississippian
Jun 19, 2008
“OXFORD - The UMAA Foundation received four bids Thursday for construction of a 51,000 square-foot basketball practice facility, with those bids ranging from $10.6 to $11.3 million.
"The UMAA Foundation board could meet as early as Friday in order to make a decision concerning the awarding of the contract," said Ole Miss Athletics director Pete Boone.”

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Reese field athlete of year
by Daily Mississippian
Jun 18, 2008
“NEW ORLEANS - On the heels of one of the most decorated individual seasons in school history, Ole Miss junior jumper Brittney Reese was selected as the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association's National Women's Field Athlete of the Year, the publication announced Tuesday.”
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Tveit, Berg named All-Stars
by Daily Mississippian
Jun 18, 2008
“OXFORD - Ole Miss men's tennis players Erling Tveit and Jonas Berg have been named to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Collegiate All-Star Team as announced by the organization recently.
The ITA Collegiate All-Star Team dates back to 1984 and includes the nation's top-ranked men's and women's tennis players from the season-ending ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings at the NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA and NJCAA levels, as well as champions from the previous season's ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships and NCAA Championships.”

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Lynn and Bittle honored again
by Daily Mississippian
Jun 18, 2008
“OXFORD - Junior right-handers Scott Bittle and Lance Lynn were named All-South Region Second Team selections by the American Baseball Coaches Association the organization announced on Wednesday.
The team included three conference players of the year: Gordon Beckham (Georgia, SEC), Clay Whittemore (Jacksonville State/Ohio Valley) and Chris Dominguez (Louisville, Big East), as well as two conference pitchers of the year in Joshua Fields (Georgia, SEC) and Christian Friedrich (Eastern Kentucky/Ohio Valley).”

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Freshmen bolster soccer Rebs
by Daily Mississippian
Jun 18, 2008
“The Ole Miss soccer team had a senior-laden team last season with six seniors but will be recycling the leadership with seven rising seniors. These seniors will be relied on heavily not only on the field but in the tutelage of the eight incoming freshman the Rebels will be adding to the roster.”
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Give back to your community this summer
by Daily Mississippian
Jun 17, 2008
“There are plenty of ways to have fun this summer - swimming, shopping, boating and camping, to name a few.
These activities provide happiness for a short time, but there are other things that leave a more lasting impact on you and others in your community.”

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Retooling on the hardcourt
by Daily Mississippian
Jun 16, 2008
“The Ole Miss men's tennis team has consistently maintained its position as Ole Miss' most decorated team over the past fourteen years, and this past season was no exception to that tradition.
The Rebels captured the SEC Tournament Championship this year, beating Florida 4-1 in the championship.”

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Bittle given All-American honors
by Daily Mississippian
Jun 12, 2008
“OXFORD - Junior right-hander Scott Bittle continued to pull in the All-America honors as he was named a reliever on Baseball America's All-America First Team, the publication announced on Thursday.
It is the third First Team All-America honor for Bittle this season as he was also named a first team selection by the National Collegiate Baseball Writer's Association and Rivals Baseball.”

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Reese's final jump at NCAA's
by Daily Mississippian
Jun 10, 2008
“NEW ORLEANS - Ole Miss junior jumper Brittney Reese continues to add to her growing list of postseason accolades as Monday she was named the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association's Outdoor South Region Female Field Athlete of the Year.
The nation's top long jumper, Reese heads into this week's NCAA Championships in the midst of one of the greatest seasons in school history.”

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Wellermann nets academic honor
by Daily Mississippian
Jun 10, 2008
“OXFORD - Ole Miss men's tennis player Matthias Wellermann has been named to the CoSIDA ESPN the Magazine National Academic All-American Men's At-Large third team, as announced by the organization, Tuesday.
The at-large team is one of the toughest to make because it includes student-athletes from several sports, including fencing, golf, gymnastics, hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, tennis, volleyball, water polo and wrestling.”

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Soccer schedule announced for fall
by Daily Mississippian
Jun 10, 2008
“OXFORD - Five Southeastern Conference home matches and additional non-league home contests with Big 12 powers Colorado and Oklahoma highlight Ole Miss Soccer's 2008 schedule, announced by head coach Steve Holeman Monday.
"We're all getting excited about the upcoming season," Holeman said.”

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Football video board bid accepted
by Daily Mississippian
Jun 09, 2008
“OXFORD - Ole Miss has chosen to partner with Daktronics Inc., to design, manufacture and install a $6 million integrated system featuring a large high definition video display at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium/Hollingsworth Field.
"We are very pleased to have teamed with an industry-leader in Daktronics," said Ole Miss athletics director Pete Boone.”

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Rebs reveling in rejuvenation
by Daily Mississippian
Jun 09, 2008
“I know it's barely even June, but I just can't help myself. Combined with the conclusion of the baseball draft and the Rebels exit in the Regional, it just feels time to turn the page on the 2007-08 Ole Miss season. Yes, 12 members of the Ole Miss track still have to perform in NCAA Championships (where long jumper Britney Reese will go for her second straight national championship).”
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Track sends 12 to NCAA field
by Daily Mississippian
Jun 06, 2008
“OXFORD - A total of 13 Ole Miss track and field athletes have been selected to compete in the 2008 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships beginning June 11 at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa.
To automatically qualify for the event, an individual must finish in the top five of their event at the regional meet, while the top three relay squads advance.”

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Three pitchers taken in draft
by Daily Mississippian
Jun 06, 2008
“A trio of Ole Miss pitchers got the news to vindicate a lifetime of devotion to the diamond as the first four rounds of the Major League Baseball draft concluded Thursday.
Junior Lance Lynn became the first Rebel off the draft board as the St. Louis Cardinals selected the 6-foot-3 right hander with the 39th overall pick in the compensation round between rounds one and two.”

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Track runs into NCAAs successful
by Daily Mississippian
May 29, 2008
“The Ole Miss Lady Rebels finished sixth in the Southeastern Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championship, while the men left Hutsell-Rosen Track with a last place finish in the competition.
The event was won by the LSU lady tigers and the Arkansas Ravorbacks men.”

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Keys to advancing in Miami
by Daily Mississippian
May 29, 2008
“Its hard to remember the last time the Ole Miss baseball team didn't advance out of the first regional in NCAA tournament play.
The streak stretches all the way back to the spring 2004, when the Rebels were swept out of their own Oxford regional. Stunned by fourth seeded Western Kentucky 1-0 in the opening round, and dismissed by Washington 7-2 the next day, Ole Miss' first hosting experience had ended before it started.”

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Ty Talks: A final Rebel farewell
by Daily Mississippian
May 01, 2008
“Saying goodbye.
It's one of those things in sports that's never easy, and has almost become cliché.
Michael Jordan tried three times and never could get it right. Brett Favre is still trying. Roger Clemens? Nobody cares about his goodbye anymore.
So now that it's time for me to say goodbye, I'm not exactly sure how.”

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Rebs take away honors at banquet
by Daily Mississippian
Apr 30, 2008
“OXFORD - The Ole Miss men's basketball team celebrated its 24-win season and NIT Semifinals appearance with its annual awards banquet on Tuesday night at the Oxford Conference Center.
Approximately 175 members of the team, staff and Rebel supporters gathered to celebrate a season that saw the Rebels amass the second-most wins in school history, make their first trip to the Final Four of the National Invitation Tournament and pile up over 25 school records along the way.”

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Randolph ahead of learning curve
by Daily Mississippian
Apr 30, 2008
“In the seventh grade Ole Miss true freshman golfer Jonathan Randolph was already challenging the seniors at Jackson Prep High School for a spot on the team.
The Brandon native has accomplished a similar feat at Ole Miss, participating in every tournament that the Rebels have played in.”

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Lady Rebs sign JUCO All-American
by Daily Mississippian
Apr 29, 2008
“Ole Miss women's basketball head coach Renee Ladner announced the completion of her 2008-09 signing class Tuesday after inking junior college All-American Katorra Lewis to a national letter of intent to play for the Lady Rebels.
A native of Clinton, Miss.”

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Track prepares for Drake relays
by Daily Mississippian
Apr 23, 2008
“This weekend the Ole Miss Rebels track and field team will head north to Des Moines, Iowa to compete in the Drake Relays, hosted by the Drake Bulldogs.
At the annual event, numerous world, national and collegiate records have been set over the years. The Drake Relays has seen 14 world records, 45 American records and 59 national collegiate records.”

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Netters have earned respect
by Daily Mississippian
Apr 22, 2008
“Ole Miss' men's tennis team is ranked No. 4 in the nation, boasts a 21-4 record, just won its seventh straight SEC Western Division title and is coming off an SEC Tournament victory over the weekend.
But chances are, most Ole Miss students and fans can't even name one player on the team.”

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Rebs take series with 6-2 victory
by Daily Mississippian
Apr 20, 2008
“FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - The University of Arkansas softball team dropped the final game of a SEC series 6-1 to Ole Miss on Sunday afternoon at Lady's Back Yard. Ole Miss won the series 2-1 and improved to 22-26 overall and 6-19 in the SEC. The Lady Razorbacks fell to 33-22 and 6-16 in league play.”
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Mixed results for Golf
by Daily Mississippian
Apr 20, 2008
“ST. SIMON'S ISLAND, Ga. - Junior Jesse Speirs tied for seventh at the SEC Championship to lead the Ole Miss men's golf team to a seventh-place finish at the Frederica Golf Club Sunday.
The Rebels, ranked No. 21, could not find the magic to post a low score like the leaders were able to do, shooting a 296 in the final round for a total of 884.”

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SEC Champs: Netters take tourney title
by Daily Mississippian
Apr 20, 2008
“FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - The No. 2-seeded Ole Miss men's tennis team downed fourth-seeded Florida 4-1 to capture the SEC Tournament Championship Sunday at the Billingsley Tennis Center. This marks the Rebels' second tournament championship as they also captured the event in 1997.”
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Golf heads to SEC Tourney
by Daily Mississippian
Apr 17, 2008
“The Ole Miss women's golf team, looking to build on a third-place finish in its last tournament, will begin play in the SEC Championship Friday at the Tennessee National Golf Club in Loudon, Tenn.
The University of Tennessee is serving as host for the conference championship.”

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Hoop squads ink new 2008-09 players
by Daily Mississippian
Apr 16, 2008
“After inking two outstanding players during the early signing period, Ole Miss women's basketball coach Renee Ladner announced Wednesday that both Whitney Hameth and Tori Slusher have signed national letters of intent to play for the Lady Rebels beginning in the 2008-09 season.”
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Klaeson: netters' secret weapon
by Daily Mississippian
Apr 16, 2008
“When opposing SEC men's tennis coaches are scouting and strategizing for the No. 6 Ole Miss Rebels heading into the SEC Tournament, they shouldn't forget about Rebel senior Jakob Klaeson - just ask Florida.
For two straight seasons, the Swedish native has clinched matches in the SEC Tournament, both of which knocked out Florida and advanced the Rebels (18-4, 9-2) to the next round.”

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Softball knocks off No. 9 UT
by Daily Mississippian
Apr 16, 2008
“KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tara Willitt turned in a brilliant pitching performance, and Lauren Grill hit a solo home run to help the Ole Miss Rebels knock off the No. 9-ranked Tennessee Lady Vols 1-0 in the first game of a double header on Wednesday at Lee Softball Stadium.”
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Grill leads late season charge
by Daily Mississippian
Apr 15, 2008
“The Ole Miss softball team (19-24, 3-17 SEC) is fresh off a series victory over the 12th-ranked LSU Tigers after winning the last two games of the set.
One Rebel who stood out over the weekend was sophomore Lauren Grill. Grill led the way with two three-run home runs on the weekend, including the game winning shot on Saturday.”

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Rebs await spring signature
by Daily Mississippian
Apr 15, 2008
“With the opening of the spring signing period, the Ole Miss basketball team expects at least one signature.
The 6-foot-7 forward Murphy Holloway from Irmo, S.C., has been committed to Ole Miss and to head coach Andy Kennedy, despite a late charge from recently hired South Carolina head coach Darrin Horn.”

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'Leatherheads' offers a cinematic touchdown
by Daily Mississippian
Apr 13, 2008
“I laughed more while watching "Leatherheads" than I did during a majority of the comedies that were released in the past two years.
This movie chronicles the birth of professional football. Dodge Connelly (George Clooney) is an old dog who refuses to believe pro football can't be a true job.”

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Softball takes LSU series
by Daily Mississippian
Apr 13, 2008
“BATON ROUGE, La. - Becky Nye turned in a dominating pitching performance to help the Ole Miss Rebels take the series-deciding game against the No.12-ranked LSU Tigers by a score of 2-0 on Sunday at Tiger Park. It is the Rebels' first-ever series win against the Tigers.”
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Rebels succeed at UM Invitational
by Daily Mississippian
Apr 13, 2008
“Saturday, the Ole Miss men's and women's track and field teams hosted the Ole Miss Invitational at the Ole Miss Track and Field Complex.
Teams from around the country such as Notre Dame, Southern Illinois and Tulane were in attendance, in addition to in-state universities Mississippi State, Jackson State and Mississippi Valley State.”

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Men's, women's tennis down State
by Daily Mississippian
Apr 13, 2008
“The No. 7 nationally ranked Ole Miss men's tennis team clinched the No. 2 seed in the upcoming SEC Championship on Senior Day, Saturday with a 4-3 win over archrival Mississippi State in front of a packed house at the Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center.
The Rebels finished the regular season with an 18-4 overall record, 9-2 in the SEC, while Mississippi State ended at 8-11 and 2-9 in league play.”

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Willis, Manning entertain UM fans
by Daily Mississippian
Apr 13, 2008
“As the Ole Miss football team marched down the Walk of Champions, surrounded by a sea of Oxonians wearing red and blue Saturday morning, two very familiar alumni - Eli Manning and Patrick Willis - joined the Rebels.
On April 1 Mayor Richard Howorth and the Board of Aldermen declared Saturday Eli Manning-Patrick Willis Day, honoring the two men's accomplishments for the 2007 NFL season.”

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Track hosts Saturday Invitational
by Daily Mississippian
Apr 10, 2008
“The Ole Miss No. 30 men's and No. 21 women's teams are set to host the Ole Miss Invitational Saturday at the Ole Miss Track and Field Complex.
Competition starts at 10 a.m. with the men's hammer and concludes at 5:45 p.m. with the men's 4x400.
"We're really excited for people to come in here and see what we have," coach Joe Walker said.”

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Lady Rebs fall short against USM
by Daily Mississippian
Apr 10, 2008
“Ole Miss (17-22, 1-16 SEC) tangled with their second straight in-state opponent of the week in the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles (19-20) Thursday afternoon at the Ole Miss Softball Complex.
The Golden Eagles scraped up just enough offense and received a complete game, two-hit, shutout from pitcher Hannah Griffin as the Golden Eagles took the game 1-0.”

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Senior day for Poole, Netters
by Daily Mississippian
Apr 10, 2008
“OXFORD - The No. 7 nationally ranked Ole Miss men's tennis team can clinch the No. 2 seed in the SEC Championship with a win over arch-rival Mississippi State on Senior Day Saturday. The Rebels will kick off Red/Blue festivities at 11 a.m., at the Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center.”
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Schedule set for Red Blue weekend
by Daily Mississippian
Apr 09, 2008
“OXFORD - Ole Miss fans will not only be celebrating Eli Manning-Patrick Willis Day as part of Grove Bowl 2008 but will also be benefiting the M-Club's scholarship fund.
On Saturday, the Grove Bowl features head coach Houston Nutt's Rebel football team in its annual spring intrasquad scrimmage in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.”

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Proud to wear Red and Blue
by Daily Mississippian
Apr 09, 2008
“This weekend should be a time for Rebel fans, young and old, to appreciate a time when Ole Miss athletics are improving on a daily basis, something that couldn't be said at this time last year - about football anyway.
The Red-Blue Game on Saturday is going to be the Ole Miss faithful's first real taste of what first-year head coach Houston Nutt is doing to turn around this once-proud football program.”

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Red hot Rebels host Jaguars
by Daily Mississippian
Apr 07, 2008
“Ole Miss used a weekend sweep of then-No. 6 Vanderbilt to climb back into the top 20 of several major college baseball polls released Monday.
The Rebels reached No. 18 in both the ESPN/USA Today coaches poll, as well as the most recent Baseball America poll.”

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Earmarks leave little room for competitive grants
by Daily Mississippian
Apr 07, 2008
“Being students, one would hope that funding for higher education is foremost on our minds when we evaluate our elected officials this election year, but there's a bit of a shell game confusing it all. It's hard to track what's happening. We need to look at the big picture and ask a few questions: How much money are we receiving? How are we receiving it? Where is it going?
According to a somewhat critical, if not scathing, report published in The Chronicle of Higher Education, a total of $37.”

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Golf hosts tournament
by Daily Mississippian
Apr 06, 2008
“The Ole Miss men's golf team, along with the Reunion Golf and Country Club in Madison, Miss., are joining to host the Bank of America Intercollegiate, which will take place today and Tuesday.
"The golf course down there at Reunion is a great golf course," Ole Miss golf coach Ernest Ross said.”

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Defense dictates Saturday practice
by Daily Mississippian
Apr 06, 2008
“Only a day after what Ole Miss head football coach Houston Nutt said was the best practice in his first spring, the Rebel offense was bogged down by penalties and an inspired defensive performance Saturday in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.
Jevan Snead connected with wide receiver Mike Wallace for a 25-yard touchdown on the opening drive of the scrimmage, but it was one of only two touchdowns for the first team offense of the afternoon.”

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Foreign players lead Rebs
by Daily Mississippian
Apr 03, 2008
“Fans surrounding the courts at the Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center may not understand the words coming from the players on the Ole Miss men's tennis team during a match.
Not because they are part of tennis lingo, but because they are literally foreign languages.”

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Spring Football heats up
by Daily Mississippian
Apr 03, 2008
“With the end of basketball season and the struggles of the baseball team, many Rebel fans are becoming engrossed in spring practice. With the new coaching regime and the Orgeron era a thing of the past, things are beginning to change, seemingly for the better.”
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ATO Greek Tennis open raises money for county volunteer firefighters
by Daily Mississippian
Apr 03, 2008
“The Alpha Tau Omega fraternity will use all money donated during their Greek Open Tennis Tournament to go toward the purchase of a new squad truck for the Lafayette County Volunteer Fire Department.
This fall marks the fourth anniversary of the ATO house fire in which the house was destroyed and three ATO members died, Richard Walters, ATO philanthropy chair, said.”

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Court will hear child rape, murder cases soon
by Daily Mississippian
Mar 31, 2008
“The upcoming court session could see cases which include sexual battery of a 4-year-old and a capital murder trial involving Christian Bonner, the former Northwest Community College student charged with killing Ole Miss Track star Rodney Lockhart.
The court has charged Timothy Jordan, Glenn E.”

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NIT rejuvinates Rebels
by Daily Mississippian
Mar 30, 2008
“Disappointment and dejection ended for the Ole Miss men's basketball team after Wednesday's win over Virginia Tech. Suddenly the Rebels weren't feeling so inferior about playing in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT); afterall, they were headed to New York.”
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Netters both down Kentucky
by Daily Mississippian
Mar 30, 2008
“LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Ole Miss mens tennis team downed Kentucky 5-2 Sunday afternoon at the Boone Tennis Complex to conclude their final road trip of the season with two wins. The Rebels will return home for three consecutive matches to end the regular season.”
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Mississippi meets Manhattan
by Daily Mississippian
Mar 30, 2008
“I arrived in New York City Sunday morning to cover the Ole Miss basketball team's quest for the National Invitational Tournament crown.
While the Rebels will spend most of their time here in the Big Apple playing basketball, head coach Andy Kennedy decided to let his team see all the sights around this great American city.”

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Start Spreading the News
by Daily Mississippian
Mar 30, 2008
“Dwayne Curtis (left) and Zach Graham (right) of the Ole Miss men's basketball team pose for a character drawing in Battery Park in New York City Sunday afternoon. The team is facing Ohio State in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) on Tuesday.”
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Softball travels to Tuscaloosa
by Daily Mississippian
Mar 27, 2008
“OXFORD - The Ole Miss Rebel softball team will travel to Tuscaloosa, Ala., to the face No. 2 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide this weekend at the Alabama Softball Complex. The Rebels and the Tide will play a double header on Saturday at 1 p.m. and conclude the three-game set on Sunday at 1:30 p.”
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Tennis to play 'Dores and 'Cats
by Daily Mississippian
Mar 27, 2008
“Billy Chadwick's Ole Miss men's tennis team is back in action this weekend, after splitting their matches a week ago.
The Rebels are currently atop the SEC Western Division standings, despite their weekend loss to Florida.
First up for the No. 7 Rebels (14-4, 5-2) are the No.”

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Nutt looking to change mindset
by Daily Mississippian
Mar 26, 2008
“It has not taken newly hired Ole Miss football coach Houston Nutt long to change his mindset from "Pig Sooie" to "Hotty Toddy." Now his next challenge is changing the mindset of his players to a winning one.
The Rebels are coming off three consecutive losing seasons under the direction of former head coach Ed Orgeron, most recently a dismal 2007 campaign where the Rebels finished without any wins in the SEC and 3-9 overall.”

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Advice guides Reese to Title
by Daily Mississippian
Mar 26, 2008
“A little motherly advice prompted junior Brittney Reese to pursue a track and field career at Ole Miss.
That advice paid off on March 15 during the NCAA Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, Ark., when Reese became the first female to win a national championship at Ole Miss in track and field when she captured the title in the long jump.”

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Rebs out-muscle Hokies to advance to NYC
by Daily Mississippian
Mar 26, 2008
“BLACKSBURG, Va. - Hotty Toddy, Gosh almighty the Rebels are headed to NYC.
The Ole Miss men's basketball team went on the road to defeat the Virginia Tech Hokies 81-72 in the quarterfinals of the National Invitation Tournament.
The Rebels were the third No.”

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Curtis, Goff named finalists
by Daily Mississippian
Mar 25, 2008
“OXFORD, Miss. - Ole Miss senior center Dwayne Curtis has been named a finalist for the Cellular South Howell Trophy and junior center Shawn Goff was selected as a finalist for the inaugural Cellular South Gillom Trophy, the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum announced Monday.”
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Softball looks for first SEC win
by Daily Mississippian
Mar 25, 2008
“OXFORD, Miss. - The Ole Miss Rebel softball team will welcome the No. 15 Georgia Bulldogs to Oxford for a double header on Wednesday beginning at 4 p.m. at the Ole Miss Softball Complex.
Ole Miss (15-15, 0-9 SEC) enters the week after knocking off Central Arkansas and dropping a three-game set to Mississippi State last week.”

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Making the most of the NIT
by Daily Mississippian
Mar 25, 2008
“Maybe it's my seeing the Rebels at their peak that has made the NIT such a tough pill to swallow, but that doesn't mean the secondary tournament doesn't hold value for the present and future of Ole Miss basketball.
I traveled to San Juan, Puerto Rico for Ole Miss' December tournament that ended with an 84-80 win over then-No.”

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LSU, UM seeking new bowl trophy
by Daily Mississippian
Mar 25, 2008
“The Louisiana State University Student Government has begun a text messaging campaign on its campus to establish a rivalry trophy between Ole Miss and LSU for the 2008-09 football season.
The LSU student government has discussed with the Ole Miss Associated Student Body the idea of creating a rivalry trophy for the football game between the schools similar to the current Egg Bowl trophy between Ole Miss and Mississippi State University.”

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Rebs hope for rebound in Pearl
by Daily Mississippian
Mar 24, 2008
“It's no secret that the Ole Miss baseball team has struggled offensively this season.
While the team batting average (.315) has been more than adequate, hitting with runners in scoring position has been somewhat of an Achilles heel for Ole Miss (15-8, 3-3 SEC) through 23 games this season.”

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Better off in America
by Daily Mississippian
Mar 24, 2008
“Today is a big day, sports fans. At least it had the potential to be.
This morning, all the way from the Toyko Dome, Boston's Daisuke Matsuzaka and Oakland's Joe Blanton opened up the 2008 Major League Baseball season.
For some time I had wondered if I was the only unenthused baseball fan left disappointed over the Opening Day plan.”

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Graham rises to occasion in OT, Rebs face Va. Tech
by Daily Mississippian
Mar 24, 2008
“Andy Kennedy was finally given the answer he was searching for in the month of March.
Even as his Ole Miss basketball team was relegated to the National Invitational Tournament, the second-year head coach was hoping to beat the adversity that challenged much of his young team after a 13-0 start.”

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Right field rules are malarkey
by Daily Mississippian
Mar 24, 2008
“I was mildly unaffected by the decision to remove the Confederate battle flag from sporting events, a bit annoyed with the attempts to replace Colonel Reb, and downright embarrassed with anything having to do with "the O-Zone" and poorly designed chopper motorcycles.”
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Softball swept by in-state rival
by Daily Mississippian
Mar 23, 2008
“It seemed like the perfect day to break out of their conference slump. The sky was clear, the stands were filled and the television crew for Fox Sports Net was broadcasting the game live.
Still looking to get its first conference win of the season, Ole Miss (15-15, 0-9 SEC) was unable to capitalize on a two-run first, eventually falling to No.”

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Ole Miss men's golf ranked No. 17
by Daily Mississippian
Mar 19, 2008
“The Ole Miss mens' golf team, after winning its fourth title of the season last weekend, moved up to No. 17 in the latest Golfstat Rankings released Wednesday. The Rebels are one of seven teams from the Southeastern Conference to be ranked in the top 25. Ole Miss held off No.”
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Netters win big vs. Troy
by Daily Mississippian
Mar 19, 2008
“Ole Miss men's tennis coach Billy Chadwick tried his best to make sure his team's match took place outdoors, waiting and hoping that the rainy weather in Oxford would subside.
Even after delaying the match an hour and a half, the Rebels were forced to play yet another match that was scheduled outside, indoors, as they took on Troy inside the Gillom Center.”

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Sugar Bears no match
by Daily Mississippian
Mar 18, 2008
“The Ole Miss softball team (15-12, 0-6 SEC) fought back from an early 2-0 deficit Tuesday afternoon to dispose of Central Arkansas (2-21) by a score of 6-2.
Sophomore Lauren Grill and freshman Molly Goza, who helped plate five of the team's six runs, led the Rebels offensively.”

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Mid-week woes continue for Rebs
by Daily Mississippian
Mar 18, 2008
“Frustrations have started to mount for Mike Bianco and the Ole Miss baseball team.
Ole Miss (13-6) dropped a 4-3 decision in extra innings to Central Arkansas (8-11) at Swayze Field Tuesday.
The Rebels are now 4-6 in their last 10 games after starting the season 9-0.”

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Rebels to host UCSB in NIT
by Daily Mississippian
Mar 18, 2008
“When Andy Kennedy took over as head coach of the Ole Miss basketball team, he campaigned to change the culture that surrounded a program that witnessed five starting losing seasons.
Not only has Kennedy put together back-to-back 20-win seasons, but he has changed expectations, evident by the disappointment surrounding the Rebels as they prepare to host UC Santa Barbara tonight at 7 in the first round of the National Invitational Tournament.”

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Rebel Sports in brief
by Daily Mississippian
Mar 16, 2008
“No. .5 Baylor wins over Lady Netters
The No. 5 Baylor Bears proved too much for the Ole Miss women's tennis team Sunday afternoon, sweeping the Lady Rebels 7-0 at the Palmer / Salloum Tennis Center.
Baylor (16-1) won the doubles with wins at No. 2 (8-4) and No.”

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Rebels' bubble burst
by Daily Mississippian
Mar 16, 2008
“It wasn't the tournament the Ole Miss basketball team expected to be playing after a 13-0 start to the season, but the Rebels gained their second consecutive postseason berth with a No. 2 seed in the National Invitational Tournament.
Ole Miss will host UC Santa Barbara on Wednesday at 7 p.”

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Golf carts a campus menace
by Daily Mississippian
Mar 16, 2008
“We've all seen them. We all know them. We all most likely despise and envy them at the same time. That's right: golf carts.
I, for one, have no idea what the purpose of these God-awful contraptions are, except for lazy people to ride around in all day instead of walking.”

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Will play basketball for food
by Daily Mississippian
Mar 16, 2008
“If you skipped church to get a head start on researching for your NCAA bracket and preparing for the annual Selection Sunday, I'll guarantee that the collection plate isn't the only thing missing money.
Each year, after March Madness comes and goes, I'm always left feeling the athletes should be marching in madness to their coaches, athletic directors, whoever, to demand that they receive some sort of compensation for the copious amounts of money they've raised for their institutions.”

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Golf course sees 'dramatic improvements'
by Daily Mississippian
Mar 16, 2008
“After 35 years of operation, the Ole Miss Golf Course is undergoing extensive renovations.
Construction on the course, which began in January, is scheduled for completion in July, and the course will re-open in September, Nathan Crace of Watermark Golf L.”

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Netters to face AU, UA
by Daily Mississippian
Mar 06, 2008
“Men to host Alabama
and Auburn
The Ole Miss men's tennis team, ranked No. 5 in the nation, will host a pair of top 25 teams this weekend (Auburn and Alabama) at the Palmer / Salloum Tennis Center in its SEC home-opener.
On Friday, the Rebels, who have won six consecutive SEC West titles, will face No.”

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Curtis honored, named All-District
by Daily Mississippian
Mar 06, 2008
“KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Ole Miss center Dwayne Curtis has been honored for his outstanding senior campaign for the Rebels and was named All-District by the National Association of Basketball Coaches this week. The Chicago native was named to the District 6 second team.”
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Softball heads to No. 5 Florida
by Daily Mississippian
Mar 06, 2008
“The Ole Miss Rebel softball team will travel to Gainesville, Fla., this weekend to face the No. 5 Florida Gators (26-1) in the SEC opener for both teams. The Rebels are 13-5 for the season, after posting a perfect 5-0 record at Red and Blue Classic last weekend.”
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Barkesdale signs
by Daily Mississippian
Mar 06, 2008
“The Clarion Ledger's David Brandt reported Thursday that long-time Ole Miss commit, Darius 'Tig' Barkesdale, has signed to play for Butler Community College in Kansas.
The South Panola High School running back-safety rushed for more than 2,900 yards and 35 touchdowns last season,helping South Panola win its fifth straight 5-A football championship.”

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Rebs beat MSU; LSU next in line
by Daily Mississippian
Mar 06, 2008
“NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Bianca Thomas scored seven points in the final 1:46 to hold off a late Mississippi State charge and lead the Ole Miss women's basketball team to a 54-49 victory over the Lady Bulldogs Thursday afternoon at the Sommet Center in the first round of the SEC Women's Tournament.”
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Rebs to close season at UGA
by Daily Mississippian
Mar 06, 2008
“As his team was mired in a two-month long slump, Ole Miss head coach Andy Kennedy said his team lacked the sense of urgency needed to get back on the winning track.
After consecutive wins for the first time since beating LSU and Florida in January, the Rebels might have found the right combination needed for a late season NCAA tournament run.”

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Rebs golf teams teeing off
by Daily Mississippian
Mar 04, 2008
“The Ole Miss men's golf team finished with three consecutive tournament wins in the fall, enough success to earn the Rebels a No. 20 national ranking coming into the spring.
However, the Rebels were unable to continue that momentum into the first event during spring campaign when they competed in the University of Florida's Gator Invitational on Feb.”

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