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In this week's installment, The Daily Mississippian's sports editor David Collier will rank the 14 Southeastern Conference teams. Opponents, game times and television networks are also included for each team. 

Ole Miss regained two of their most important defensive players Tuesday in junior safety Charles Sawyer and senior cornerback Wesley Pendleton. Both suffered injuries in fall camp that have sidelined them for some time. Sawyer suffered a torn quadricep, while Pendleton dealt with a sprained MCL. However, both feel they are back and ready for the Rebels’ opener against Central Arkansas.

The Ole Miss defense had a much better day than the offense in the Rebels’ first game week practice of the year on Tuesday, according to head coach Hugh Freeze. 

The Daily Mississippian sports editor David Collier caught up with the University of Central Arkansas’ sports editor Lee Hogan to discuss Saturday’s season opener between Ole Miss and Central Arkansas.

“The Season: Ole Miss Football,” a weekly online and television coaches’ show, returns for its second season and will premiere on Thursday on OleMissSports.com’s RebelVision and will also be shown on CSS, Fox Sports South, Cox Cable and other cable networks through Mississippi and the Southeast regions on Thursdays and Fridays during the season.

With the kickoff of his first season as the head coach at Ole Miss just a few days away, it’s clear that Hugh Freeze is just ready to play a game. 

Winning a Southeastern Conference championship, finishing fourth in the NCAAs and competing in the Olympics is quite the resume for any track athlete. But that was just the last four months for Ole Miss sprinter Isiah Young.

When Ole Miss wide receiver Vince Sanders arrived in Oxford a couple of years ago, he did so with a lot of hype. However, a redshirt 2010 season and a lackluster 2011 season left people asking if he was overhyped. 

With just over a week before its first game, the Ole Miss football team is kicking things into high gear to prepare for Central Arkansas. Head coach Hugh Freeze was pleased with the effort his team put into Thursday afternoon’s practice.

While the rest of his teammates spent spring practice working under a new coaching staff and practicing in a new scheme, sophomore linebacker Keith Lewis – who was dealing with a shoulder injury – had to stand by and watch.

After defeating Troy 5-0 Wednesday, the Ole Miss women’s soccer team (3-0) return home this weekend to begin a six-game home stand that starts with a 1 p.m. match against the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns (1-0) on Sunday.

The Ole Miss women’s volleyball team is set to begin the 2012 season with a tough schedule this weekend at the Hurricane Invitational on the campus of the University of Miami. The Lady Rebels will open up play against the host school Miami at 6 p.m. tonight. They will also face Samford and Wofford on Saturday at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., respectively.

The beginning of September marks not only the start of Ole Miss football with the season opener against Central Arkansas, but it’s also the target date for $80 million in contributions for the $150 million Forward Together campaign. 

TROY, Ala. – Freshmen emerged in a big way for the Rebels on Wednesday afternoon as Ole Miss (3-0) picked up a 5-0 road win over Troy (2-1) at the Troy Soccer Complex. 

True freshman Channing Ward made his full-pad debut in Tuesday’s two-hour practice. Ward participated in all of the drills head coach Hugh Freeze had planned.

Ole Miss safety Cody Prewitt found himself in a tough and unenviable position this past spring.

As the final installment of a three-part series, The Daily Mississippian football beat writer Bennett Hipp will give a report on Ole Miss’ fall camp, concentrating on the special teams.

As part two of a three-part series, The Daily Mississippian football beat writer Bennett Hipp will give a report on Ole Miss’ fall camp concentrating on the defense.

Ole Miss was well represented in the 2012 Olympics, as three former Rebels and one current Rebel competed in London.

Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze said he wanted to see improvement from his team as they took part in their second scrimmage of the fall on Saturday as a part of the Meet the Rebels festivities, and that is exactly what he got, especially from the freshman running backs.

Ole Miss exits fall camp the same way it entered it in regard to the quarterback race. Sophomore Bo Wallace and junior Barry Brunetti still sit even at the top of the depth chart and in the race to be the Rebels’ starting quarterback come the Sept. 1 season opener against Central Arkansas.  Both players were up and down throughout camp as a whole.

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. –Jennifer Miller made her first career goal an important one as the freshman put in what proved to be the game-winner on Sunday night to lift Ole Miss (2-0) to a 3-1 victory on the road over Middle Tennessee State (1-1). 

The Ole Miss football team had another successful practice on Friday morning inside the friendly confines of the Indoor Practice Facility, and afterwards, head coach Hugh Freeze received some good news.

The Ole Miss football team resumed practice Thursday morning after completing their final two-a-day Wednesday afternoon. Head coach Hugh Freeze was pleased with the way the team responded.