Inspiring Success on the Court

UM graduate's generosity memorializes son at Ole Miss basketball arena

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi alumnus Craig Geno Sr. hopes his gift to Ole Miss athletics will encourage Rebel basketball players to fight hard for the fans they represent. “I want it to inspire them to realize that they’re playing for more than just a win or a loss or for personal glory,” saidRead the story …

Helping Produce Winning Teams

Millettes' gift helps build UM athletics program, names tunnel at stadium

OXFORD, Miss. – Sam Millette Jr. understands that, for Ole Miss athletics to be competitive, it must continually improve, especially in the aftermath of a pandemic that left most collegiate sports programs struggling financially. He and his wife, Lynne, also understand those improvements – along with a return to a program’s peak success – canRead the story …

Keeping Teams Fueled for Maximum Performance

Sports Nutrition Volunteer Program participants gain professional skills while aiding Ole Miss athletics

OXFORD, Miss. – Before, during and after practice and game time, student-athletes at the University of Mississippi rely on sports nutrition staff to keep them properly fueled and hydrated to maximize their performance. Behind the scenes, members of the Sports Nutrition Volunteer Program make sure delicious and nutritious snacks are ready to eat, and thatRead the story …

Dr. Marshall Crowther Honored with SEC Michael L. Slive Award

Sports medicine physician recognized as part of conference's Medical Guidance Task Force

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The medical director and sports medicine physician for Ole Miss Health and Sports Performance is among the members of the Southeastern Conference‘s Return to Activity and Medical Guidance Task Force who were named recipients of the conference’s Michael L. Slive Distinguished Service Award on Wednesday (June 2). Dr. Marshall Crowther is theRead the story …

On Faith, Family and Football

Alumni couple Marty and Bill May support Ole Miss athletics with gift

OXFORD, Miss. – Marty and Bill May place great value on faith, family and football – in that order. The Ridgeland couple serves in their church, First Presbyterian Church of Jackson, where Bill May is an elder emeritus. He shares the gospel every time the Spirit nudges – on planes, on beaches and in prisons.Read the story …

Alumni Offer Wise Words to New Graduates

Ahead of Commencement exercises, 8 Ole Miss alumni share guidance and encouragement

OXFORD, Miss. – As the Classes of 2020 and 2021 celebrate Commencement in early May, they’ll complete an exciting journey, begin their next chapters and join the good company of distinguished alumni. The University of Mississippi is a place where legacies begin, and the following alumni have shown that the greatest achievements are possible whenRead the story …

Generous Donations Smash Record During Ole Miss Giving Day 2021

University family gives $2.485 million to soar past fundraising goals

OXFORD, Miss. – When the last online donation was made this week for Giving Day 2021, University of Mississippi faithful had shattered the fundraising record for the annual event. This year, Ole Miss alumni, students, parents, alumni, friends, faculty and staff contributed 1,575 gifts (1,328 unique donors), totaling more than $2.485 million – gifts dedicatedRead the story …

NFL Legend Patrick Willis to Deliver 2020 Commencement Address

One of the most decorated players in Ole Miss football history to speak May 8 to Class of 2020

OXFORD, Miss. – NFL legend Patrick Willis, who overcame tremendous adversity to become a scholar-athlete and one of the most decorated football players in Ole Miss history, will give the University of Mississippi‘s 2020 Commencement address on May 8. Commencement exercises for the Class of 2020, which were postponed during the COVID-19 pandemic last year,Read the story …

Gift Supports Business Students, Student-Athletes

UM alumnus supports budding entrepreneurs, athletics support programs

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi student-athletes and business students will benefit from recent gifts made by alumnus Steve Rowell, of Brandon. Rowell’s gift stemmed from two thoughts: He was concerned about the impact the pandemic has had on Ole Miss athletics programs. Also, he knows firsthand that starting a business can be challenging andRead the story …

Honoring a Father’s Memory

Waddell gift names mezzanine at The Pavilion at Ole Miss

OXFORD, Miss. – Former Rebel basketball player Ray Waddell, of Dallas, Texas, has made a gift to the University of Mississippi that honors his late father by naming a mezzanine in The Pavilion at Ole Miss, the Rebels’ state-of-the-art arena. Rayburn Waddell, of Madison, died in August 2020. “I enjoy giving back to the communityRead the story …