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January 4, 2013

 
In this week’s edition of Four Downs, The Daily Mississippian football beat writer Matt Sigler, sports editor David Collier and managing editor Austin Miller answer four questions regarding the week’s matchup.

 
1. How much will the long layoff effect Ole Miss?
 
Matt Sigler (@SigNewton_2): I think the long layoff will show early in the game, but eventually, I believe Ole Miss will settle in and not have any problems getting things back on track.

January 4, 2013

When Ole Miss and Pittsburgh clash in Saturday's BBVA Compass Bowl in Birmingham, Ala., it could be one of the closest matchups of the bowl season.
 
Who has the advantage at each position? The Daily Mississippian sports editor David Collier takes a look. 

 
Ole Miss and Pittsburgh are two of the most evenly matched teams in the bowl schedule this season, so Saturday's BBVA Compass Bowl in Birmingham, Ala., should be a fun one to watch.
 
Here's who has the advantage at each position. 
 

November 30, 2012

The Daily Mississippian’s Bennett Hipp gives a recruiting update for the 2013 Ole Miss football recruiting class, which currently has 20 commits, according to Rivals.com, and 21 commits, according to Scout.com. Hipp also talks about the top prospects to watch during the recruiting season, which ends on national signing day (Feb. 6).

RB Peyton Barber
5-foot-11, 222 pounds — Alpharetta, Ga. — Milton HS
Rivals.com: 3 stars
Scout.com: 3 stars
 
WR Trey Bledsoe 
6-foot-2, 190 pounds — Grenada, Miss. — Grenada HS
Rivals.com: 3 stars
Scout.com: 2 stars
 
OT Daronte Bouldin
6-foot-6, 310 pounds — Canton, Miss. — Canton HS

November 29, 2012

 
Marshall Henderson made quite a few stops before arriving in Oxford, but he is quickly making a name for himself as a Rebel.

 
Marshall Henderson made quite a few stops before arriving in Oxford, but he is quickly making a name for himself as a Rebel.
 

November 29, 2012

One of the three newest residence halls on The University of Mississippi campus will have a new name in the coming weeks after the state college board of trustees approved the university’s request.

One of the three newest residence halls on The University of Mississippi campus will have a new name in the coming weeks after the state college board of trustees approved the university’s request.

North Ridge, one of the three new freshman residence halls that were built within the last year, will be renamed after 1937 Ole Miss graduate Lucian Minor.

“We are currently in the process of scheduling a dedication ceremony,” said Larry Sparks, vice chancellor of administration and finance at Ole Miss. “Also during this time, the exact name of the dorm will be nailed down.”

November 29, 2012

University Trails resident and University of Mississippi student DJ Gregory has started a petition to promote more advanced security after several break-ins and a student being held at gunpoint a few weeks ago.

University Trails resident and University of Mississippi student DJ Gregory has started a petition to promote more advanced security after several break-ins and a student being held at gunpoint a few weeks ago.

“These apartment complexes are so close to the campus and historic Oxford Square, yet there is still so much crime and very little protection of students and residents,” said Gregory, a junior political science major.

He was a victim of a break-in a couple months ago and said $800 worth of electronics were stolen. He said he found the security unacceptable.

November 28, 2012

 
With its 41-24 win against Mississippi State this past Saturday, Ole Miss finished the regular season with a 6-6 record and awaits its postseason fate. The Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl in Nashville, Tenn. (Dec. 31, 11 a.m., ESPN) and the BBVA Compass Bowl in Birmingham, Ala. (Jan. 5, Noon, ESPN) have emerged as the two most likely destinations for the Rebels. Alabama (11-1), Georgia (11-1), Florida (11-1), LSU (10-2), Texas A&M (10-2) and South Carolina (10-2) are expected to accept bowl bids to the BCS National Championship Game, Allstate Sugar Bowl, Capital One Bowl, AT&T Cotton Bowl, Outback Bowl and Chick-fil-A Bowl, in some combination. 

 

November 28, 2012

 
The Southeastern Conference announced Tuesday that Ole Miss was handed a $5,000 fine for violating the league’s policy on access to competition areas when Rebel fans ran on the field at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium following a 41-27 win over Mississippi State in this past Saturday’s Egg Bowl.

 
The Southeastern Conference announced Tuesday that Ole Miss was handed a $5,000 fine for violating the league’s policy on access to competition areas when Rebel fans ran on the field at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium following a 41-27 win over Mississippi State in this past Saturday’s Egg Bowl.
 
Ole Miss athletic director Ross Bjork said he knew the fine would be handed down, and they were prepared to handle the situation inside the stadium Saturday night.

November 8, 2012

 

Grayson (Ga.) senior defensive end Robert Nkemdiche, the nation's No. 1 football recruit and the brother of Ole Miss redshirt freshman linebacker Denzel Nkemdiche, has decomitted from Clemson. 

 

Neal McCready of RebelGrove/Rivals.com first reported the news Wednesday night and it was confirmed by Will Hammock of the Gwinnett Daily Post Thursday morning.

Grayson (Ga.) senior defensive end Robert Nkemdiche, the nation's No. 1 football recruit and the brother of Ole Miss redshirt freshman linebacker Denzel Nkemdiche, has decomitted from Clemson, where he previously committed on June 14.
 

September 16, 2012

Staff photographer Thomas Graning spent some time this weekend taking pictures of the packed Grove, the Walk of Champions, the Double Decker bus, and he took pictures at the game as well. Photos by Thomas Graning/The Daily Mississippian.

 

September 14, 2012

The University of Texas has issued an alert on its website ordering an evacuation "due to threats on campus."

UPDATE: (11:40AM) -- The University of Texas issued an alert  earlier today on its website ordering an evacuation "due to threats on campus."
 
Just before 10 a.m. Friday an alert from the university said people on campus should immediately evacuate all buildings and "get as far away as possible."
 

September 14, 2012

The 2012 Ole Miss Rebels cheer squad had its pep rally on the Square. Head Soccer Coach Matthew Mott, and quarterback Bo Wallace also showed up to the event. Photos by Austin McAfee/The Daily Mississippian.

 

 

The 2012 Ole Miss Rebels cheer squad had its pep rally on the Square. Head Soccer Coach Matthew Mott, and quarterback Bo Wallace also showed up to the event. Photos by Austin McAfee/The Daily Mississippian.

September 13, 2012

An overwhelming majority of theDMonline.com voters said the Elston suspension was not fair.

We placed a poll on theDMonline.com, asking "Is the the Trae Elston suspension fair?"

By Friday night, Sept. 14, 221 people voted. Here are the results:

Yes - 10 percent (21 votes)

No - 87 percent (192 votes)

I'm not sure sure - 4 percent (8 votes)

Elston was suspended from the Sept. 15 game against the No. 14 Texas Longhorns.

August 26, 2012

Staff photographer Phillip Waller dropped by the auditions for this football season's national anthem singers.

 

 

 

Students dropped by Nutt Auditorium Saturday to audition to sing the national anthem at the beginning of football games. Video by Phillip Waller, editing by Cain Madden/The Daily Mississippian.

August 24, 2012

 

The Class of 2016 gathered in the Tad Smith Coliseum for the 2012 Freshman Convocation.

 

 

August 22, 2012

American country music artist Dierks Bentley performs on the Grove stage Wednesday, Aug. 22.

 

American country music artist Dierks Bentley performs on the Grove stage Wednesday, Aug. 22. The Cadillac Black opens for Bentley. Photos by Austin McAfee/The Daily Mississippian.

July 2, 2012

Oxford, Miss., celebrated its 175th birthday on the Square Saturday, June, 30. Features of the event included face painting, a dunking booth and a petting zoo.

 

 

1- Calvin James, 4, holds a 175th birthday balloon to his head to block out the sun.

November 30, 2012

When Hunter Hitt came home from school, he couldn’t help but cry as he told his mother what had happened to him. That day, 12-year-old Hunter had received a paddling at school for fighting with another student in his class. The fight was Hunter’s first disciplinary offense at Eupora High School, and James Courtney, a coach at the school, was the instructor who inflicted the punishment.

When Hunter Hitt came home from school, he couldn’t help but cry as he told his mother what had happened to him. That day, 12-year-old Hunter had received a paddling at school for fighting with another student in his class. The fight was Hunter’s first disciplinary offense at Eupora High School, and James Courtney, a coach at the school, was the instructor who inflicted the punishment.

“I received three licks for the fight,” Hunter said. “I don’t remember much about the actual paddling, just that it hurt, and Coach Courtney swung it like a baseball bat.”

November 30, 2012

I stepped on to the Ole Miss football beat for The Daily Mississippian at the beginning of the 2010 football season and immediately realized that the Ole Miss football program, which had won 18 games and back-to-back Cotton Bowls over the past two seasons, was headed in a drastically different direction. 

I stepped on to the Ole Miss football beat for The Daily Mississippian at the beginning of the 2010 football season and immediately realized that the Ole Miss football program, which had won 18 games and back-to-back Cotton Bowls over the past two seasons, was headed in a drastically different direction. 
 
The Rebels lost 49-48 that day in double overtime against Jacksonville State, and my first game on the beat was the beginning of the downfall of head coach Houston Nutt.
 

November 30, 2012

On Nov. 6, 2010, Ole Miss junior offensive lineman Derrick Wilson found out that his mother, Jelks Wilson, had been diagnosed with cancer.

On Nov. 6, 2010, Ole Miss junior offensive lineman Derrick Wilson found out that his mother, Jelks Wilson, had been diagnosed with cancer.

Wilson was at Horn Lake High School at the time and wanted to go see his mother when he got the call.

“When I found out, I wanted to go home, but my mother called and told me to stay at school,” Wilson said.

As time went on, Derrick’s mother went through chemotherapy treatments.

November 30, 2012

Every night before bed 21- year old Jori LaVoy washes her face, brushes her teeth and then proceeds to do something that few other college students do- she takes first of 13 pills to control her ulcerative colitis.

 

For many students, college is an important first step in growing up, experiencing freedom and learning how to manage one’s time. For LaVoy, however, that transition was made much harder when she was diagnosed with a severe case of ulcerative colitis during the fall of her junior year.

 

November 30, 2012

Every night before bed 21- year old Jori LaVoy washes her face, brushes her teeth and then proceeds to do something that few other college students do- she takes first of 13 pills to control her ulcerative colitis.

Every night before bed 21- year old Jori LaVoy washes her face, brushes her teeth and then proceeds to do something that few other college students do- she takes first of 13 pills to control her ulcerative colitis.
 
For many students, college is an important first step in growing up, experiencing freedom, and learning how to manage one’s time. For LaVoy, however, that transition was made much harder when she was diagnosed with a severe case of ulcerative colitis during the fall of her junior year.
 

November 28, 2012

On any given Thursday night, you may find a group of musicians strumming and sharing laughs as they play a medley of bluegrass favorites in Hernando’s historic downtown area.

Music lovers and musicians sit nestled in a tiny, rustic cabin, located in the historic town of Hernando, Miss.  Sounds of fiddles and banjos being plucked fill the cool night air.  Slowly the little cabin is bursting with bluegrass music. 

On any given Thursday night, you will find a group of musicians strumming and sharing laughs as they play a medley of bluegrass favorites in Hernando’s historic downtown area.

November 28, 2012

 
The Lady Rebels improved to 3-1 on the young season Tuesday night, defeating Mississippi Valley State, 62-60. It was far from easy, however. The Lady Rebs led by 15 at one point and never trailed in the contest, but thanks to a surge by Delta Devilettes, it took a missed three-pointer at the buzzer by MVSU to give Ole Miss the win.

 
The Lady Rebels improved to 3-1 on the young season Tuesday night, defeating Mississippi Valley State, 62-60. It was far from easy, however. The Lady Rebs led by 15 at one point and never trailed in the contest, but thanks to a surge by Delta Devilettes, it took a missed three-pointer at the buzzer by MVSU to give Ole Miss the win.
  
“One of the good things about sports is we celebrate wins,” Coach Brett Frank said following the close win Tuesday night.