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Encyclopedia > Ole Miss Rebels
Mississippi Rebels
Mississippi Rebels athletic logo
University University of Mississippi
Conference Southeastern Conference (SEC) West Divisioin
Association NCAA Division I
Athletics director Pete Boone
Location Oxford, MS
Varsity teams 14
Football stadium Vaught-Hemingway Stadium/Hollingsworth Field
Basketball arena C. M. "Tad" Smith
Coliseum
Baseball stadium Oxford-University Stadium/Swayze Field
Other arenas Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center
Ole Miss Soccer Stadium
Ole Miss Track & Field Complex
Ole Miss Softball Complex
Gillom Sports Center (volleyball)
University Golf Course
Mascot Colonel Reb
Nickname Rebels
Previous: the Flood; Red and Blue
Fight song Forward Rebels
Colors Harvard Crimson and Yale Blue (adopted in 1893)[1]

              Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The University of Mississippi, also known as Ole Miss, is a public, coeducational research university located in Oxford, Mississippi. ... The Southeastern Conference (SEC) is a college athletic conference headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, which operates in the southeastern part of the United States. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... Pete Boone is the Director of Athletics for the Ole Miss Rebels and a former president of Sunburst Bank. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Vaught-Hemingway Stadium/Hollingsworth Field is an outdoor stadium in Oxford, Mississippi. ... Tad Smith Coliseum is a 8,700-seat multi-purpose arena in Oxford, Mississippi. ... Swayze Field is a baseball stadium in Oxford, Mississippi. ... Origin of Colonel Reb Blind Jim Ivy Noted University of Mississippi historian David Sansing has long pointed out that the model for the original Colonel Rebel emblem was a black man. ... Johnny Rebel or Johnny Reb was the slang term for any Confederate soldier, or the Confederate army as a whole, during the American Civil War. ... Image File history File links ForwardRebels. ... For other uses, see Crimson (disambiguation). ... Yale Blue – the dark blue color used in association with Yale University – varies with use and history. ...

Homepage OleMissSports.com

University of Mississippi sports teams, originally known as the "Mississippi Flood", were re-named the Rebels in 1935 and compete in the competitive twelve-member Southeastern Conference (West Division) of the NCAA's Division I. The school's colors are cardinal red (PMS 199) and navy blue (PMS 280), purposely chosen to mirror the school colors of Harvard and Yale, respectively. With a long history in intercollegiate athletics, the university competes in 18 men’s and women’s sports. Student-athletes, 630 in all, received all-conference academic honors from 1995-2004. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... The University of Mississippi, also known as Ole Miss, is a public, coeducational research university located in Oxford, Mississippi. ... The Southeastern Conference (SEC) is a college athletic conference headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, which operates in the southeastern part of the United States. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... For the record label, see Pantone Music. ... Harvard University is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, and a member of the Ivy League. ... YALE (Yet Another Learning Environment) is an environment for machine learning experiments and data mining. ...

Contents

Football

The University of Mississippi boasts a long and colorful football history, which includes the formation of the first football team in the state, as well as one of the winningest programs in the history of collegiate football, ranking 31st all-time.[2] The University of Mississippi, also known as Ole Miss, is a public, coeducational research university located in Oxford, Mississippi. ...


In its 114-year history, the Ole Miss football program has claimed three national championships (1959, 1960 and 1962), six Southeastern Conference titles (1947, 1954, 1955, 1960, 1962, and 1963), and one SEC Western Division title (2003), produced 43 first-team All-Americans and numerous All-SEC selections, appeared in 31 bowl games, and sent over 200 players into the professional ranks.


Beginnings

The beginnings of the program can be traced all the way back to 1890, when Dr. A.L. Bondurant, who would later serve as dean of the Graduate School, urged Ole Miss students to help in the formation of an Athletic Association in the interests of football, baseball and tennis. Such a group became a reality a short while later, and in 1893, a football team was organized, with Bondurant serving as the manager-coach. That first squad set a precedent that was to become an Ole Miss tradition, winning four of five games during that maiden season, including a 56-0 victory over Southwest Baptist University of Jackson, Tenn., in the inaugural game on Nov. 11, 1893.


The next year, 1894, Bondurant passed on his coaching duties. Ole Miss Football, a book published in 1980 by Sports Yearbook Company of Oxford, MS, says J.W.S. Rhea was the first coach at Ole Miss having been hired part-time by Bondurant and having led the 1894 team to a 6-1 record. The annual Ole Miss media guide lists C.D. Clark as the coach of the 1894 team and further says about him, Although it has never been documented, it is thought that C.D. Clark of Tufts was the first paid football coach at Ole Miss. His name appears as manager of the team as shown in the Ole Miss Magazine dated November 1894. The College Football Data Warehouse also lists Clark as the coach for the 1894 team.[3] This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Success under Vaught

John Vaught, a line coach under Drew and a former All-American at TCU, remained in Oxford as head coach in 1947 and led the Ole Miss program to national prominence over the next 24 years. John Howard Vaught (May 6, 1909 – February 3, 2006) was an American college football coach at the University of Mississippi from 1947 to 1970 and again in 1973. ...


In his first season at the helm in 1947, the Rebels posted a 9-2 record and won the first of six SEC crowns (1947, 1954, 1955, 1960, 1962, 1963). That 1947 season also saw Ole Miss great Charlie Conerly become the first Rebel player to be a contender for the Heisman Trophy, placing fourth in the voting for the prestigious honor. Vaught’s first year proved to be a sign of good things to come for Ole Miss. During his 24-year tenure, the Rebels would have only one losing campaign. Charles Albert Conerly, Jr. ... Brennan redirects here. ...


Vaught’s squads, however, didn’t stop at just winning league titles, as the Rebels claimed three national championships in 1959, 1960 and 1962. Ole Miss won the 1959 Dunkel System national crown, the 1960 Football Writers Association of America, Dunkel System, and Williamson System national championships and the 1962 Litkenhous Ratings national title. Vaught’s 1959 squad, which was honored as the “SEC Team of the Decade,” was ranked the third best collegiate football team from 1956 to 1995, according to the Jeff Sagarin Ratings released in January of 1996.


The Rebels were also among the winningest programs in the country under Vaught during the 1950s and 1960s. From 1950-59, Ole Miss posted an 80-21-5 record (.778 winning percentage). The 77.8 winning percentage was third to only Oklahoma and Miami (OH) during that decade. In the 1960s, Vaught guided the Rebels to a 77-25-6 record and a 74.0 winning percentage, which was the ninth best during that decade. The Rebels 1962 season under Vaught is, to this day, the only undefeated season in Ole Miss history. The Rebels ended that season 10 and 0 and as national champions.[4]


Under Vaught’s guidance, Ole Miss made Hemingway Stadium (later named Vaught-Hemingway Stadium) one of the toughest places in the nation for opposing teams to play. In his 24 seasons at the helm, Vaught’s teams compiled an impressive 57-6-2 record in Oxford for an astounding 89.2 winning percentage. From 1952-1964, the Rebels put together an incredible 34-game home field unbeaten streak (33-0-1), including 21-straight victories from 1952-59.


In the 1950s and 1960s under Vaught, Ole Miss was a fixture in the national polls. The Rebels were ranked atop the Associated Press poll for three weeks during the 1960 season and one week during the 1961 campaign. In 1964, Ole Miss was ranked preseason No. 1 in the Associated Press poll. Vaught also made going to postseason play the norm rather than the exception for the Rebel football program. Ole Miss played in 15 consecutive bowl games from 1957-71 which, at that time, was a national record. In all, Vaught led Ole Miss to 18 bowl game appearances, posting a 10-8 record in those contests. For his efforts, Vaught was named SEC Coach of the Year six times (1947, 1948, 1954, 1955, 1960, 1962).


During his time at the helm, Vaught coached some of the best players ever to wear the Red & Blue. In 24 seasons, Vaught produced 26 All-America first teamers. He also coached four players who finished in the top five in the Heisman Trophy voting. Along with Conerly in 1947, Charlie Flowers (5th in 1959), Jake Gibbs (3rd in 1960) and Archie Manning (4th in 1969, 3rd in 1970) were in the running for college football’s top honor. Failing health forced Vaught to resign his position in 1970 and the reins of the Ole Miss football program were turned over to Billy Kinard.


Post-Vaught years

Kinard became the first Ole Miss alumnus to head up the football program, while Frank “Bruiser” Kinard, an offensive line coach under Vaught since 1948, was named to replace Smith as athletic director that same year.


The Rebels went 16-9 under Billy Kinard, including a 10-2 record and a 41-18 Peach Bowl victory over Georgia Tech in his first year in 1971. Kinard’s 10 victories are tied for fourth most by a first-year head coach in NCAA Division I history.


Kinard coached the Rebels through the 1972 campaign and the third contest of the 1973 season, before startling developments following the Sept. 22, 1973, game with Memphis State saw both Kinards replaced by Vaught. Vaught returned to the field to guide the Rebels through the remainder of the 1973 season while also taking on the responsibility of athletic director.


Following the 1973 football campaign, Vaught resigned once again as head coach, but remained on as athletic director. His final record with the Rebels was an amazing 190-61-12. The 190 victories still rank Vaught among the top 25 winningest coaches in NCAA Division I history, and he is the fourth-winningest coach in SEC history behind Bear Bryant’s (Alabama) 323 wins, Lou Holtz’s (South Carolina) 238 wins and Vince Dooley’s (Georgia) 201 victories. In 1979, Vaught was inducted in the National College Football Hall of Fame.


Ken Cooper, an assistant under Kinard since 1971, was named head coach on Jan. 17, 1974, and took Ole Miss through the 1977 season. Cooper compiled a 21-23 record during his four years at the helm, and his tenure is probably best remembered for one hot and humid day in September 1977. In one of the most memorable games in Rebel football history, Ole Miss upset Notre Dame, 20-13 in Mississippi Memorial Stadium on Sept. 17, 1977, in Jackson. That loss was the Irish’s lone setback of the 1977 campaign, as Notre Dame finished the season with an 11-1 record and claimed the national title. Ken Cooper is a Canadian Conservative Party hack who was the Conservative Party candidate for St. ...


Following the 1977 season, Steve Sloan was hired as the new Rebel boss and began his five-year stint in 1978. Sloan posted a 20-34 record from 1978-82.

Eli Manning led the Rebels to a 10-3 record and a Cotton Bowl championship in 2003.

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Billy Brewer

After stepping outside the Ole Miss family football tree the previous nine seasons, Ole Miss looked for a familiar face to lead the football program, and the Rebels found that person when Billy Brewer returned to Oxford to take over as head coach in December of 1982. Billy Brewer (born 1930) is a former head football coach for Southeastern Louisiana University, Louisiana Tech University and University of Mississippi and the current host of Hotty Toddy Hotline, an Ole Miss Rebel football post-game call-in show. ...


In only his first season in 1983, Brewer put the Ole Miss program on the road back to national prominence. Brewer guided the Rebels to their first winning regular season since 1977 with a 6-5 mark. The Rebels also received their first bowl game invitation since 1971 and met Air Force in the Independence Bowl. Ole Miss dropped a 9-3 decision to the Falcons and finished with a 6-6 record.


Brewer followed his first season with 10 more at the helm of the Rebel program. During his tenure, he led the Rebels to five more winning seasons and four additional bowls, including Ole Miss’ 1990 New Year’s Day Gator Bowl appearance. The Jan. 1 bowl game was the program’s first since 1969. He was named SEC Coach of the Year in 1986 (8-3-1 record) and 1990 (9-3 record), and the 1986 season saw the Rebels return to the national rankings for the first time in over a decade. In his 11 seasons, Brewer also led Ole Miss to eight Egg Bowl victories over rival Mississippi State.


Brewer coached 11 years (1983-93) and compiled a 67-56-3 record, making him (at the time) the second winningest Ole Miss football coach behind Vaught. Brewer was dismissed just prior to the 1994 season, and Ole Miss defensive coordinator Joe Lee Dunn took over as interim coach, directing the Rebels to a 4-7 record under difficult circumstances. Joe Lee Dunn is the former defensive coordinator of the Memphis Tigers football program. ...


Tommy Tuberville

In the mid-1990s, Ole Miss football was somewhat down, but not out, and it needed a boost of energy to revitalize the program. On Dec. 2, 1994, Tommy Tuberville was selected as the coach in charge of getting the Rebels on the right track. Thomas Hawley Tuberville (born September 18, 1954) is an American college football coach and current head coach of the Auburn Tigers football team. ...


After serving as an assistant coach on the collegiate level for nine seasons (eight at Miami and one at Texas A&M), Tuberville began creating excitement in his first season in 1995, finishing the campaign with a 6-5 record and a Egg Bowl victory over Mississippi State.


That excitement grew to a fever pitch in 1997, when Ole Miss recorded its best season since 1992 with an 8-4 record, a thrilling 15-14 Egg Bowl victory over Mississippi State and a Motor City Bowl win over Marshall. The bowl appearance was the program’s first since 1992, and the Rebels earned a final national ranking of No. 22 in both polls.


The revitalized Ole Miss program continued its winning ways in 1998, despite a coaching change following the regular season.


David Cutcliffe

David Cutcliffe took over as head coach on Dec. 2, 1998. Cutcliffe, who came to Ole Miss from his offensive coordinator post at Tennessee, took over the reins just 29 days before the Rebels’ Sanford Independence Bowl date versus Texas Tech. Despite the short preparation time for the game, Cutcliffe led the Rebels to a 35-18 victory over the Red Raiders, quite arguably the biggest upset of the 1998 bowl season. David Cutcliffe, former head football coach at the University of Mississippi David Cutcliffe (born September 16, 1954) is the offensive coordinator for the University of Tennessee Volunteers and the former head coach of the Ole Miss Rebels. ...


Cutcliffe, who is recognized as one of the top offensive minds in collegiate football, brought with him to Oxford a high-powered offensive style that had Rebel fans waiting with anticipation for each season to start.


In the time from 1997-2003, the Rebels played in six bowl games, tied with Arkansas for the most bowl appearances among SEC Western Division schools during that span. The only SEC teams that made bowl appearances all seven years were Florida, Georgia and Tennessee, all Eastern Division squads.


In 2003 Cutcliffe guided the Rebels, who many picked to finish fifth in the SEC’s Western Division, to a 10-3 overall mark and a share of the SEC West title with eventual BCS National Champion LSU. Following their 31-28 victory over Oklahoma State in the SBC Cotton Bowl Classic, the Rebels ended the 2003 campaign with a No. 13 national ranking. It was Ole Miss’ first New Year’s bowl since the 1991 Gator Bowl against Michigan.


Cutcliffe preceded his 2003 campaign with four winning seasons in 1999 (8-4), 2000 (7-5), 2001 (7-4) and 2002 (7-6) becoming the first Rebel mentor since Harry Mehre (1938-41) to post winning marks in his first five years. Cutcliffe also directed Ole Miss to four bowl appearances in his first five seasons, and is the only head coach in Ole Miss history to do so. Despite his 44-29 record, five straight winning seasons, and guiding the team to its first 10 win season in over 30 years, Cutcliffe was fired by Ole Miss's Athletic Director Pete Boone in December 2004.


Ed Orgeron

Ed Orgeron, regarded as one of college football’s premier defensive line coaches and recruiters, was named the 35th head football coach in the history of the University of Mississippi on December 16, 2004.[5] Orgeron, who took control of the Ole Miss program after serving the previous seven seasons as defensive line coach at the University of Southern California, played a key role in Pete Carroll’s Trojan championship in 2004. He also served as USC’s recruiting coordinator from 2001-2004 and was named assistant head coach in 2003. Orgeron was named the 2004 National Recruiter of the Year by The Sporting News and Rivals.com. Ed Orgeron (born July 27, 1961) is the head football coach at the University of Mississippi. ...


Orgeron’s talent as a recruiter has created a buzz among Rebel fans and drew national attention when Ole Miss’ 2006 signing class ranked as high as fifteenth in the rankings, but that ranking included several high-profile players that did not qualify by NCAA rules. His 2007 recruiting class was also listed among the best in college football (#31 according to scout.com). However, his recruiting success has not translated to on the field performance. As of November 20, 2007, Ole Miss was last in the SEC in scoring offense, turnover margin, rushing offense, rushing defense, punt returns, opponent first downs, red-zone offense, opponent third-down conversions, field goal percentage, time of possession and kickoff coverage.


In 2007, 20 Ole Miss football players were placed on indefinite probation by the University for having stolen pillows and clock radios from hotels in which the team had stayed in. All 20 players paid for the stolen items and therefore no NCAA rules were broken, according to the NCAA. Coach Orgeron stated that the incident would be dealt with internally and that no one would miss the season finale against arch-rival Mississippi State, because none of the 20 players had been a discipline problem before. For the same reason, that being no previous discipline issues, the school refused to release the names of the players.[6]


The 2007 season was a historic one for Ole Miss. The Rebels went winless in the SEC for the first time since 1982 - 25 years. The Rebels, under Orgeron, ended the season at 3-9 (0-8 in SEC play).


The 2007 season culminated with the firing of Orgeron on November 24, 2007, and the hiring of former Arkansas head coach Houston Nutt on November 27, 2007. The Arkansas Razorbacks, also known as the Hogs, are the names of college sports teams at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas. ... Houston Dale Nutt (born October 14, 1957), is an American football coach and current head coach at the University of Mississippi. ...


Mississippi hired former Murray State, Boise State and Arkansas coach Houston Nutt to replace Ed Orgeron on November 27, 2007. This follows Nutts win, coaching unranked Arkansas over then 1st ranked LSU the previous week.


Houston Nutt

Houston Nutt was the former head football coach at Murray State, Boise State and Arkansas. He became Ole Miss' 36th head football coach on November 27, 2007. Houston Dale Nutt (born October 14, 1957), is an American football coach and current head coach at the University of Mississippi. ...


Team of the Century

1883-1992

Offense
OE-Floyd Franks
OE- Barney Poole
OL-Jim Dunaway
OL-Gene Hickerson
OL-Stan Hinedman
OL- Everett Lindsey
OL- Marvin Terrell
OC-Dawson Pruett
QB- Archie Manning
RB- Charlie Conerly
RB- John Dotley
RB- Charlie Flowers
PK-Robert Khayat
Robert Eugene (Gene) Hickerson (born February 15, 1935) is a former American Football offensive guard who played for the Cleveland Browns in a fifteen year career from 1958 to 1973. ... Archie Elisha Manning (born May 19, 1949 in Drew, Mississippi) is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League. ... Charles Albert Conerly, Jr. ...

Defense
DL- Bruiser Kinnard
DL- Kelvin Pritchett
DL- Ben Williams
DL- Freddie Joe Nunn
LB- Tony Bennett
LB- Kenny Dill
LB- Larry Grantham
DB- Billy Brewer
DB- Glenn Cannon
DB- Chris Mitchell
DB - Jimmy Patton
DB- Todd Sandroni
P- Jim Miller
Kelvin Pritchett (born October 24, 1969) was an American football player. ... For the NFL football player of the same name see Ben Williams (football player). ... Freddie Joe Nunn (born April 9, 1962 in Noxubee County, Mississippi) is an American former professional football player who was selected by the St. ... For other persons named Tony Bennett, see Tony Bennett (disambiguation). ... Larry Grantham is an American Football player, born 1938. ... Jimmy Patton(born September 29, 1933) was a defensive back in the NFL for the New York Giants. ...

Conferences[7]

  • From 1893 until 1898, Ole Miss football teams were independent and did not compete as a member of a conference.
  • From 1899 until 1921, Ole Miss football teams competed as a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association.
  • From 1922 until 1932, Ole Miss football teams competed as a member of the Southern Conference.
  • From 1933 until presently, Ole Miss football teams compete as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC).
There was not an Ole Miss football team in 1897 and 1943.

University of Mississippi sports teams, originally known as the Mississippi Flood, were re-named the Rebels in 1935 and compete in the competitive twelve-member Southeastern Conference (West Division) of the NCAAs Division I. The schools colors are cardinal red (PMS 199) and navy blue (PMS 280), purposely... William L. Billy Driver was a college football coach at Mississippi, TCU, and UC Davis. ... Homer Hazel (born June 2, 1895) was an American football player. ... Harry J. Mehre (September 18, 1901 in Huntington, Indiana - September 27, 1978 in Atlanta, Georgia) was an American athlete and football coach. ... Harold Red Drew was a college football coach at , Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee Chattanooga. ... John Howard Vaught (May 6, 1909 – February 3, 2006) was an American college football coach at the University of Mississippi from 1947 to 1970 and again in 1973. ... Steve Sloan was the head football coach at Duke University from 1983 to 1986. ... Billy Brewer (born 1930) is a former head football coach for Southeastern Louisiana University, Louisiana Tech University and University of Mississippi and the current host of Hotty Toddy Hotline, an Ole Miss Rebel football post-game call-in show. ... Joe Lee Dunn is the former defensive coordinator of the Memphis Tigers football program. ... Thomas Hawley Tuberville (born September 18, 1954) is an American college football coach and current head coach of the Auburn Tigers football team. ... David Cutcliffe, former head football coach at the University of Mississippi David Cutcliffe (born September 16, 1954) is the offensive coordinator for the University of Tennessee Volunteers and the former head coach of the Ole Miss Rebels. ... Ed Orgeron (born July 27, 1961) is the head football coach at the University of Mississippi. ... Houston Dale Nutt (born October 14, 1957), is an American football coach and current head coach at the University of Mississippi. ... The University of Mississippi, also known as Ole Miss, is a public, coeducational research university located in Oxford, Mississippi. ...

Baseball

The Ole Miss Rebel baseball program has made great strides under the leadership of head coach Mike Bianco. Since 2003, the Rebels have hosted four NCAA Regionals and two NCAA Super Regionals. The Rebel baseball team has missed the College World Series by only one game twice, falling to the Texas Longhorns, the eventual National Champions, in 2005 and to the Miami Hurricanes in 2006. In 2007, the Rebels lost to the Arizona State Sun Devils - the #5 overall national seed - in two straight games in the Tempe, Arizona Super Regional. Ole Miss baseball team has also had such standouts as:
Seth Smith, current major-leaguer for the Colorado Rockies
Stephen Head, a freshman all-American who hit 18 home runs in his junior year.
Brian Pettway, a right-fielder and pitcher who hit over 20 home runs his junior year.
Mark Holliman, a right handed pitcher who faced the minimum number of hitters in a complete game win in his junior year.
Will Kline, a right handed pitcher from Tupelo, Mississippi, who was named to the award watch for the Roger Clemens award in 2007. Mike Bianco is the head coach for the University of Mississippi baseball team. ... The NCAA Division I Baseball Championship tournament is held each year in June and features 64 college baseball teams in the United States, culminating in the College World Series. ... The College World Series is the tournament which determines the NCAA Division I collegiate baseball champion. ... For other uses, see Longhorn. ... City Coral Gables, Florida Team Mascot Miami Maniac Head Coach Jim Morris Home Stadium Mark Light Field Conference Affiliation Atlantic Coast Conference Coastal Division Team History All-Time Record (1940, 1946-2006) 2,114-831-18 (.717) National Championships (4) 1982, 1985, 1999, 2001 CWS Appearances (22) 1974, 1978, 1979... // Arizona State University has nine mens and eleven womens varsity teams competing in the NCAA Pacific Ten Conference. ...


Basketball

The Rebel basketball team, under the direction of first year head coach Andy Kennedy, tied for first place in the SEC West during the 2006-2007 season. Led by the senior trio of Clarence Sanders, Bam Doyne, and Todd Abernethy, Ole Miss finished the year with a 21-13 record, including a 16-1 record at home inside Tad Smith Coliseum. They advanced to the second round of the National Invitation Tournament, before falling at Clemson University. In his debut season with the Rebels, Kennedy was named the 2007 SEC Coach of the Year by the Associated Press after guiding Ole Miss, a preseason last-place pick in the SEC West, to its first division title and most wins since 2001, when they made the Sweet Sixteen in the NCAA Tournament. Andy Kennedy (born March 13, 1968 in Louisville, Mississippi) is the current head mens basketball coach at the University of Mississippi. ... The National Invitation Tournament (NIT) is a mens college basketball tournament operated by the National Collegiate Athletic Association. ... Clemson University is a public, coeducational, land-grant, research university located in Clemson, South Carolina, United States. ...


Tennis

The Ole Miss tennis program is considered to be one of the elite college tennis programs in the SEC and the nation. Rebel tennis is ranked annually in the top 10 and has won 5 Straight SEC Western Division Championships. They also have 4 SEC Overall Championships (1996, 1999, 2004, 2005). The tennis team has 15 NCAA Appearances, which includes 12 Sweet Sixteen appearances and 4 Final Four appearances. They have competed in the National Championship Match once during that span.


Individually, the Ole Miss tennis team has had 20 All-Americans which includes Mahesh Bhupathi (NCAA Doubles National Champion 1995). There have also been 48 All-SEC selections which includes 3 SEC Players-of-the-Year. Billy Chadwick, the head coach, has been SEC Coach of the Year twice (1996, 2004).


Rivals

Ole Miss' major athletic rivals are with the LSU Tigers (the Tigers) and the Mississippi State Bulldogs (MSU). LSU (Louisiana State University) is a member of the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) and the Southeastern Conference. ... The Mississippi State Bulldogs are the athletic teams of Mississippi State University. ...


In football, LSU has a 54-37-4 advantage in the all-time series with Ole Miss. Ole Miss and MSU close each football season with the Egg Bowl, with the victor receiving possession of the Golden Egg Trophy. Ole Miss leads the series, one of the south's most played, 59-38-6 dating back to 1901. In 2005, Mississippi State beat Ole Miss 35-14; however, in 2006, Ole Miss came back to beat the Bulldogs 20-17. The Egg Bowl is a nickname given to the annual college football game between Mississippi State University and the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss). The official name of the game is The Battle for the Golden Egg. ...


In basketball, MSU leads the series 132-103 and has won 10 of the last 12.


In baseball, according to Ole Miss records, Mississippi State now leads the series 224-192-5 (231-186-5 according to MSU records). However, as recently as 1978, Ole Miss led the series by some six games before Mississippi State became a leader both in the SEC and nationally in emphasis of baseball. Since 1978, Ole Miss is 50-88 against MSU. Ole Miss has 1 SEC Tournament Championship. Ole Miss has now won 13 of the last 18 meetings with the Bulldogs on the diamond. Current Ole Miss head baseball coach Mike Bianco is 16-16 against the Bulldogs. Mike Bianco is the head coach for the University of Mississippi baseball team. ...


Songs and cheers

Songs

Listen to Forward Rebels as played by the Ole Miss "The Pride of The South" Marching Band

The school's fight song is Forward Rebels:

Forward Rebels, march to fame,
Hit that line and win this game,
We know that you're fighting through,
For your colors, red and blue,
FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT!

Rebels you're the Southland's pride,
Take that ball and hit your stride,
Don't stop 'til the vict'ry's won for your Ole Miss,
FIGHT FIGHT FOR YOUR OLE MISS! Image File history File links ForwardRebels. ... Image File history File links ForwardRebels. ...


The song, Dixie[8] is an un-official fight song still popular with a large number of fans and alumni, and although not played as often as in the past, it is still performed by the Ole Miss "Pride of the South" Marching Band during the pre-game celebations in the Grove and at least once during home games. Sheet music cover, c. ...


A modification of Dixie called Dixie Fanfare[9] is also played by the Ole Miss "Pride of the South" Marching Band.


A modification of the Elvis Presley song An American Trilogy, now known as From Dixie with Love[10], is also played during football games, both home and away. Students and fans often refer to it as Slow Dixie. The song was officially dedicated to Ole Miss fans when it was played before the Ole Miss versus LSU football game in 2003, which is to date the largest crowd at a football game ever in the State of Mississippi. Elvis redirects here. ... An American Trilogy is a song arranged by country songwriter Mickey Newbury and made popular by Elvis Presley. ...


Cheers

The school cheer is entitled Hotty Toddy:

Are you ready?
Hell yeah! Damn Right!
Hotty Toddy, Gosh almighty
Who the hell are we, Hey!
Flim Flam, Bim Bam
OLE MISS BY DAMN!


Confederate symbols

Old "Colonel Reb" logo
Old "Colonel Reb" logo

Since 1983, the administration has distanced itself from Confederate symbols, including barring faculty from displaying any Confederate imagery in their offices. In 1997, the university student senate passed a resolution requesting fans not to display the Confederate battle flag at university athletic events. Using this action as encouragement, the university then banned sticks under the guise of fan safety, to discourage fans from displaying the Confederate flag at football games and other athletic events. This controversy began when head coach Tommy Tuberville complained that the battle flag had hampered his attempts to recruit a few top-notch black athletes. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Motto Deo Vindice (Latin: Under God, Our Vindicator) Anthem (none official) God Save the South (unofficial) The Bonnie Blue Flag (unofficial) Dixie (unofficial) Capital Montgomery, Alabama (until May 29, 1861) Richmond, Virginia (May 29, 1861–April 2, 1865) Danville, Virginia (from April 3, 1865) Language(s) English (de facto) Religion... Thomas Hawley Tuberville (born September 18, 1954) is an American college football coach and current head coach of the Auburn Tigers football team. ...


A couple of coaches prior to Tuberville expressed concerns about the difficulty of recruiting top-notch black athletes.


In 1972, Ole Miss' first black football player, Ben Williams, was signed and began playing. The defensive tackle, recruited out of a small school in the Delta region of Mississippi, eventually claimed All-SEC honors and had a long and successful NFL career following his stint at Ole Miss.


See also

There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Houston Dale Nutt (born October 14, 1957), is an American football coach and current head coach at the University of Mississippi. ...

References

  1. ^ Ole Miss Traditions
  2. ^ College Football Data Warehouse: Mississippi Rankings
  3. ^ CFDW: Mississippi Yearly Results
  4. ^ College Football Data Warehouse: Mississippi Undefeated and Untied Seasons
  5. ^ USA Today: Orgeron introduced as football coach at Ole Miss
  6. ^ CBS Sports: Ole Miss gives details of 'embarrassing' thefts by 20 players
  7. ^ College Football Data Warehouse: Mississppi
  8. ^ Listen to Dixie as played by the Ole Miss "The Pride of The South" Marching Band
  9. ^ Listen to Dixie Fanfare as played by the Ole Miss "The Pride of The South" Marching Band
  10. ^ Listen to From Dixie with Love as played by the Ole Miss "The Pride Of The South" Marching Band

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University of Mississippi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2350 words)
Ole Miss did not play in a bowl game following the 1973 season, which led many Ole Miss fans to lay blame for the poor fortune on the recruitment and integration of the football team.
Archie was an Ole Miss football great in the late 1960's and his son Eli Manning led the Rebels to their first ten win season in thirty years in 2003.
Ole Miss' athletic rivals are Louisiana State University (the Tigers) and primarily Mississippi State University (the Bulldogs).
Ole Miss Rebels Football Ticket, Ole Miss Rebels Football Tickets at Aaatix 866-222-8492 - SEC Football (1404 words)
The nickname "Ole Miss" was conceived in 1896 by Miss Elma Meek of Oxford, Mississippi.
Ole Miss' sports teams, nicknamed the Rebels, compete in the competetive twelve-member Southeastern Conference (West Division) of the NCAA's Division I. The school's colors are crimson and blue, purposely chosen to mirror the school colors of Harvard and Yale, respectively.
Ole Miss' athletic rivals are Louisiana State University (the Tigers) and Mississippi State University (the Bulldogs).
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