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August 29, 2012

Another crop of freshmen have made the journey from their homelands to Oxford. Once again, about half of them are from Houston and Dallas.
As I have split my life between New Orleans, Oxford and Dallas, I think I have a helpful perspective about Texans in Oxford. I’ve heard rumor that Texans can be obnoxious and irritating with our pride about our home state. I have a few tips to help these Texans make a smooth transition between the Once and Future Republic of Texas and Oxford.
Call Texas “The Once and Future Republic of Texas.”

August 24, 2012

To some, the Delta is known for cotton fields and the origin of the blues, but for those involved in the Sunflower County Freedom Project (SCFP), the Delta is home to kids who need them.

To some, the Delta is known for cotton fields and the origin of the blues, but for those involved in the Sunflower County Freedom Project (SCFP), the Delta is home to kids who need them.
An after school program, the SCFP was founded in 1998 by three Teach for America instructors with the purpose of giving children from middle school to high school extra help in their studies and providing enrichment opportunities that many schools in the Delta cannot offer.

March 7, 2012

Slowly but surely, attention is being drawn to an issue that many of us are uncomfortable thinking about. Sex trafficking is a difficult subject. No one wants to think about anyone being forced into slavery in any form, let alone sex slavery. And the fact that children and runaway girls are preyed on by human traffickers makes the topic that much more painful. But I can’t help but feel that 50 years from now, people will look back and wonder why it took so long for us to start caring in the same way that we look back on the slavery of blacks and the injustices they suffered during segregation and ask the same question.  

 

February 23, 2012

Through the doors of the University of Mississippi Museum stands a vase painted with a scene from the classic Chinese play “Romance of the West Chamber.”

 

Through the doors of the University of Mississippi Museum stands a vase painted with a scene from the classic Chinese play “Romance of the West Chamber.”

The green and red glaze set the stage for the tale of a secret love between a young scholar and a minister’s daughter.

February 17, 2012

As the Ole Miss baseball season gets set to begin, junior second baseman Alex Yarbrough hopes to get off on the right foot at home.

Yarbrough played his high school ball in Allen, Texas, which is just north of Dallas. Needless to say, he is excited about the opening weekend at TCU.

As the Ole Miss baseball season gets set to begin, junior second baseman Alex Yarbrough hopes to get off on the right foot at home.

Yarbrough played his high school ball in Allen, Texas, which is just north of Dallas. Needless to say, he is excited about the opening weekend at TCU.

February 14, 2012

As members of the Ole Miss family, we have a special mindset. We have certain standards for who we welcome into our family. 

 

As members of the Ole Miss family, we have a special mindset. We have certain standards for who we welcome into our family. 

A stroll through the Grove on a Saturday in the fall will prove that: beautiful women in colorful sundresses, gentlemen in sports coats and old men in sweater vests. Other than those types of people, there isn’t much room for outsiders.

This concept saddens and frightens me, but it is how we have done it in Oxford for as long as anyone can remember.

October 24, 2011

 

For the first time this football season, The Daily Mississippian breaks down the upcoming week in fantasy football with the best and worst matchups, so you can make your push for the playoffs or the top of your league as bye weeks continue for NFL teams. Look for this feature every Tuesday, just in time for most leagues’ waiver wire deadlines.

 

Best Matchups

Quarterback — Joe Flacco, Ravens (vs. Cardinals) — The Cardinals have a poor secondary and if they load the box to try to stop Ray Rice and the Ravens’ running game, Flacco should have a big day at home versus Arizona.

October 23, 2011

Soon, Texas-based alumnus will be able to show off their University of Mississippi Spirit.
The Ole Miss–Texas license plate is a joint effort by the Rebel Club of Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston Rebel Club and San Antonio and Austin Ole Miss Club.
MyPlates, the specialty plate’s vendor for the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, has assisted the foundation with marketing.
Rebecca Bertrand, vice president of Houston Rebel Club, said the plates will showcase Ole Miss.

July 26, 2011

 

The hot topic heading into the Big 12 Football Media Days in Dallas this week was the University of Texas’ Longhorn Network and what could possibly become of the conference itself. And it didn’t take long to surface.

Texas A&M head coach Mike Sherman was first to address the media Monday morning and his response to the burning debate seemed to be a repeating one.

June 14, 2011

 

With their 105-95 road victory in Miami Sunday night, the Mavericks and 2011 NBA Finals MVP Dirk Nowitzki wrapped up the seven-game series in six and brought the Larry O’Brien trophy to Dallas for the first time in franchise history.

The victory served as redemption for Nowitzki and guard Jason Terry, who were holdovers from the Dallas Mavericks’ 2006 Finals roster that lost to Dwayne Wade’s Heat team in six games.

June 13, 2011

 

After five long years, Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Terry got their long-awaited revenge as the Dallas Mavericks defeated the Miami Heat 105-95 on Sunday night to become the 2011 NBA Champions.

The series began with storyline after storyline penned by the national media, and as the series went on, the attention only grew stronger.

June 2, 2011

The Miami Heat defeated the Dallas Mavericks Tuesday 92-84 in Game 1 of the 2011 NBA Finals. The Daily Mississippian’s David Collier breaks down this year’s championship, including the teams’ history and their prominent players, as well as key factors and trends for the seven-game series.

The Miami Heat defeated the Dallas Mavericks Tuesday 92-84 in Game 1 of the 2011 NBA Finals. The Daily Mississippian’s David Collier breaks down this year’s championship, including the teams’ history and their prominent players, as well as key factors and trends for the seven-game series.

April 7, 2011

When done right, covers aren’t really covers at all. They are interpretations.

When done right, covers aren’t really covers at all. They are interpretations.

April 4, 2011

On Feb. 24, the Ole Miss women’s basketball team’s game against the Lady Vols of Tennessee ended prematurely when rain leaked from the roof of the Tad Smith Coliseum onto the court. From that day on, one of the main topics of discussion regarding the men’s and women’s basketball programs has been about building a new arena for the teams.

On Feb. 24, the Ole Miss women’s basketball team’s game against the Lady Vols of Tennessee ended prematurely when rain leaked from the roof of the Tad Smith Coliseum onto the court. From that day on, one of the main topics of discussion regarding the men’s and women’s basketball programs has been about building a new arena for the teams.

But for those dreams to come true, several issues must be discussed including funding, location, size and amenities.

February 16, 2011

Ole Miss volleyball coach Joe Getzin still remembers the first time he saw Regina Thomas play in a volleyball match. It was the spring of 2006, Thomas’ junior year of high school at a tournament in her hometown of Dallas, Texas.

Ole Miss volleyball coach Joe Getzin still remembers the first time he saw Regina Thomas play in a volleyball match. It was the spring of 2006, Thomas’ junior year of high school at a tournament in her hometown of Dallas, Texas.

December 1, 2010

Four-and-half years went by too fast. So fast that I have to recount the ups-and-downs I’ve experienced while at Ole Miss. I’ve seen some amazing things while at Ole Miss, some of them good and some of them bad.

Four-and-half years went by too fast. So fast that I have to recount the ups-and-downs I’ve experienced while at Ole Miss. I’ve seen some amazing things while at Ole Miss, some of them good and some of them bad.

I was there when Houston Nutt lofted two Cotton Bowl trophies into the air in Dallas.

July 1, 2010

“If you guys want to sleep right now and not wake up [until] July 1st, 2010, go ahead because it’s going to be a big day,” LeBron James teased in a 2008 postgame press conference in New York City, fully aware that ESPN would turn it into a subliminal messaging campaign by replaying it ad nauseam to keep the summer of 2010 warm long enough for even the wittiest of sports journalists to run out of one-liners to describe just how “hot” it is.

 

June 17, 2010

This summer has not been an easy one, and it’s only the beginning of June.

 

This summer has not been an easy one, and it’s only the beginning of June.

 

I’m back at home after a year of independence, and let’s just say that freedom and I have taken a liking to each other.

 

April 26, 2010

Even though it was 1 a.m., the Dallas cafe was packed and filled with incessant chatter.

Even though it was 1 a.m., the Dallas cafe was packed and filled with incessant chatter.

 

As the noise heightened, one man’s voice suddenly peaked above the crowd as he shouted, “Hotty Toddy,” the Ole Miss battle cry amid a crowd of Texans.

 

This man was not a former Rebel or an Ole Miss fan.

 

He also wasn’t crazy.