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Coronavirus Chronicles, part 3

I took a walk-through of campus this past weekend. At the same time, it looked both desolate and shockingly put together. Oxford is simply different ... Read more

2 months ago by Nathanael Gabler.

COLUMN: Coronavirus Chronicles, part 2

April Fool’s Day scared me. I’m not one for pranks or really one for putting extra meaning on any day of the calendar for that ... Read more

2 months ago by Nathanael Gabler.

Keith Carter delivered on his promise – now, it’s Lane Kiffin’s turn

When Keith Carter announced the firing of Matt Luke, he said he wanted to find a head coach that could walk into a room and ... Read more

6 months ago by Jake Thompson.

COLUMN: On high school mascots, logos and lack of common sense 

No one expects high school athletic departments to spend the money required to be completely original.  Universities will spend millions of dollars on branding. Over ... Read more

6 months ago by Nathanael Gabler.

COLUMN: At the very least, intentionally playing two quarterbacks is innovative

It seems like Rich Rodriguez has gone into full mad scientist mode. When he talks about the quarterback situation at Ole Miss right now, he ... Read more

7 months ago by Nathanael Gabler.

OPINION: MLB playoffs and burgeoning questions of Mississippi pro sports allegiances

Baseball playoffs are awesome. They do a strangely good job of reminding baseball fans of how great the sport can be after summer months lacking ... Read more

8 months ago by Nathanael Gabler.

On Making March Madness Memories, Ole Miss and Kermit Davis’ history

I’m a football guy. Football has always been what drew me to sports and where the majority of my mental output falls. That said, this ... Read more

1 year ago by Nathanael Gabler.

Do NCAA punishments ever make any sense?

OXFORD – Missouri got the hammer on Thursday. The NCAA, after finding a former Mizzou tutor had committed academic fraud on the count of twelve ... Read more

1 year ago by Nathanael Gabler.

Old guard vs young guns headlines NFL conference championship storylines

When Drew Brees was breaking Texas high school state records, leading Austin’s Westlake High School to a 16-0 record and a 1996 Texas state title, ... Read more

1 year ago by Nathanael Gabler.

COLUMN: Rationally enjoying Ole Miss basketball, through an outsider’s lens

Everything below should be prefaced by saying that I am what many people consider the worst kind of sports fan. Growing up in the Raleigh-Durham ... Read more

1 year ago by Nathanael Gabler.

Phil Longo’s departure a blessing in disguise for Ole Miss

Phil Longo did some good things for the Ole Miss offense. At times, it was electric and exciting, racking up over 500 yards of offense ... Read more

1 year ago by Nathanael Gabler.

This thanksgiving, here’s how to talk to your relatives about the state of Ole Miss football

It hasn’t been the easiest or most positive year for Ole Miss football. Sitting at 5-6 and having one just one game in the SEC. ... Read more

2 years ago by Nathanael Gabler.

COLUMN: Ole Miss still learning how to win in the SEC

Winning a single football game is not easy. Winning a football game in the SEC is even harder. Through ten games in 2018, Ole Miss ... Read more

2 years ago by Nathanael Gabler.

LSU loss offers opportunity for Ole Miss to reevaluate themselves

If Ole Miss hoped to use Saturday’s game against LSU to redeem themselves for their lackluster SEC performance so far this season, things didn’t go ... Read more

2 years ago by Donica Phifer.

After positive defensive performance, Death Valley awaits the Rebels

For Ole Miss, it was a tale of two halves. Saturday’s 38-17 win over Kent State wasn’t pretty, with a first half full of sleepy, ... Read more

2 years ago by Donica Phifer.

Offensive struggles against Alabama further expose Ole Miss’ defense

Outmanned and outmatched would be the most succinct way to describe Ole Miss’ performance against Alabama. The Rebels and their fans had 11 seconds to ... Read more

2 years ago by Donica Phifer.

Ole Miss’ defense not inspiring any confidence with No. 1 Alabama looming

They rolled up 629 yards and found the end zone five times. They had 181 of those yards before the first quarter was over and ... Read more

2 years ago by Davis Potter.

It’s not exciting, but that doesn’t mean Kermit Davis at Ole Miss won’t work

Kermit Davis it is. After weeks of heavy speculation and various reports linking him to the job, Ole Miss made it official Thursday by tabbing Davis ... Read more

2 years ago by Davis Potter.

Non-conference showing leaves Ole Miss little room for error in SEC play

Maybe this is what Ole Miss’ men’s basketball team is this season. The Rebels can score with the best of them, ranking fifth in the ... Read more

2 years ago by Davis Potter.

Ole Miss taking gamble on Matt Luke as permanent coach

Ross Bjork had a head start on his search for Ole Miss’ next football coach, and ended up right where he started with Matt Luke. Read more

2 years ago by Davis Potter.

It’s crunch time for Ross Bjork, Ole Miss in coaching search

Nearly 72 hours have passed since Ole Miss won the Egg Bowl. It’s given the Rebels — and specifically athletic director Ross Bjork — time ... Read more

2 years ago by Davis Potter.

Against all odds, Ole Miss revels in Egg Bowl win

STARKVILLE — Thanksgiving night wasn’t supposed to play out like this. It just wasn’t. Mississippi State came into the latest rendition of the Egg Bowl ... Read more

3 years ago by Davis Potter.

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