Creating Opportunities for Student-Athletes

Kings’ gift to help upgrade athletics facilities at Ole Miss

OXFORD, Miss. – A $250,000 gift from Denny and Faye King to the University of Mississippi will help upgrade facilities for student-athletes. A longtime donor to the university, King said he feels “an obligation and desire to share (his) good fortune with Ole Miss.” A graduate of the School of Business Administration, King lives inRead the story …

Gift Honors Generations of Rebel Fans

Windham Family Gate stands as tribute to past, future UM supporters

OXFORD, Miss. – Gate 11 at the University of Mississippi‘s Vaught-Hemingway Stadium represents past and future generations. The William Abbott Windham Family Gate memorializes the life of an Ole Miss graduate while also honoring his great-grandchildren and namesakes: siblings William, Abbott and Windham. “My dad lived and breathed Ole Miss and taught us to doRead the story …

Ole Miss Esports Readies for Fourth Annual Esports Egg Bowl

UM, MSU students compete in a variety of games to claim trophy

OXFORD, Miss – The University of Mississippi‘s competitive gaming organization, Ole Miss Esports, is set to face off this weekend against Mississippi State University Esports in the fourth annual Esports Egg Bowl. This year’s Esports Egg Bowl again will be a virtual competition. It begins at 11 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 6), streamed live on theRead the story …

Building a Premier Esports Program

Payne family gift applauded as an investment in the future

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi alumnus Abb Payne, of Hattiesburg; his wife, Jennifer; and their family are football fans who tend to spend fall weekends at university stadiums. One family member, however – the Paynes’ 10-year-old son, Ford – prefers the online gaming competitions of esports over the traditional gridiron. Thanks to the family’sRead the story …

Cultivating National Competitors

Tosh Family Short Course gives Ole Miss golf teams competitive edge

OXFORD, Miss. – A former University of Mississippi faculty member’s gift to the Ole Miss golf program has literally become a game changer. “After the course opened in 2019, I really saw our program take off,” said Kory Henkes, head women’s golf coach. “Since that time, we’ve won eight golf tournaments – two of thoseRead the story …

ESPN Names Oxford as America’s Best College Town

UM home edges out Athens, Georgia, and three Big 10 university towns in ranking

OXFORD, Miss. — Though it should come as no surprise to the tens of thousands of University of Mississippi fans who pack the Grove for seven Saturdays each fall, ESPN has listed the home of Ole Miss Rebels as the country’s best college town ahead of the 2021 NCAA football season.  In a video segmentRead the story …

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 …