Ole Miss Physician Preps SEC Officials for Football Season

Team doctor raises university's sports medicine reputation

OXFORD, Miss. – Physical fitness is a requirement not only for Southeastern Conference football players taking the field; officials also must demonstrate their physical abilities. An Ole Miss team physician is helping ensure that the officials are physically up to the grinding SEC schedule. The physical fitness test was part of a fall clinic earlierRead the story …

Giving Ole Miss Athletics a Stamp of Approval

Hankins gift supports facilities and programs for student-athletes

OXFORD, Miss. – The Hankins name is stamped on every piece of lumber that leaves the family’s mill in Ripley. “It’s because we want people down the line to know who made it, and it represents that our family believes in the quality of the product we produce,” said David Hankins, a registered forester andRead the story …

Athletics Administrator Completes Boston Marathon

Shannon Singletary offers insights on training with the Center for Health and Sports Performance

OXFORD, Miss. – Life’s a marathon, not a sprint. That motto, a little help from a friend and guidance from the University of Mississippi Center for Health and Sports Performance gave Ole Miss athletics administrator Shannon Singletary the tools he needed to complete the Boston Marathon this spring. Singletary serves as co-director of the CenterRead the story …

Fund Honors Rebels’ Biggest Fan: Super Henry

Ole Miss student-athletes to benefit from endowment for sports nutrition

OXFORD, Miss. – For three years, 9-year-old Henry Ullrich, an Illinois native, has been an Ole Miss athletics super fan. Unlike a lot of children who are born into Ole Miss fandom, it was the Rebel student-athletes – specifically, Ole Miss baseball players – who captured Henry’s attention three years ago, nine months after heRead the story …

Frious’ Gift Supports Ole Miss Athletics

Stadium gate named for longtime supporters of university programs and students

OXFORD, Miss. – New signage at Gate 14 of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium will serve as a lasting tribute to University of Mississippi alumnus Roger Friou and his wife, Susie, who have made a major gift in support of Ole Miss athletics. “When Billy Brewer was coach here, I was a real insider,” said Roger Friou, whoRead the story …

Rebels Help Satisfy Yen for American Football

College students from Japan visit UM for academic collaboration, gridiron observations

OXFORD, Miss. – Hoping to understand and replicate the University of Mississippi’s football program, a delegation from Kobe Gakuin University in Japan has been meeting Rebel players and observing scrimmages on campus this week. Three student athletes and three administrators representing the Navy Seals, KGU’s American football club, arrived Monday (March 18) for three daysRead the story …

Gift Honors Ole Miss Football Great, Restaurateur

Doug Cunningham's wife sets up scholarship in tribute to his life

OXFORD, Miss. – The late college and pro football player Doug Cunningham enjoyed a life defined by great affection for his family and friends, the University of Mississippi and his two restaurants. But there was something else – the great value he placed on education – and that has inspired a scholarship in his name.Read the story …

Arianne Hartono Aces Academics and Athletics

After winning the NCAA singles tennis championship, the Ole Miss graduate is going pro

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi student-athlete Arianne Hartono has faced such challenges as recuperating from a broken wrist her freshman year and missing as many as three out of five days of classes during the weeks when she had to travel to away matches. Considering such challenges, Hartono’s accomplishments are all the more impressiveRead the story …

Ole Miss Legend Billy Brewer Passes Away

Rebel great played for Johnny Vaught and later served 11 years as head coach

OXFORD, Miss. – Homer E. “Billy” Brewer, 83, who played on three of Johnny Vaught’s greatest teams at the University of Mississippi and then returned years later to become the second-winningest head football coach in school history, passed away late Saturday afternoon (May 12) at Tresevant Manor in Memphis, Tennessee, following a brief illness. ARead the story …

Holloway Gift to Athletics Kicks Off Gate-Naming Initiative

Latest contribution goes toward Forward Together capital campaign

OXFORD, Miss. – Fans entering the south entrance of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium at the University of Mississippi may have noticed new signage, displaying the names of Diane and J.L. Holloway and serving as a lasting tribute to the Ridgeland couple’s recent gift in support of Ole Miss athletics. The Holloways’ $1 million gift to the university’sRead the story …