Benefiting Ole Miss Baseball

Tracy family gift enriches Ole Miss athletics, names baseball performance center

OXFORD, Miss. – A $3 million gift from the parents of a University of Mississippi student will bolster the Ole Miss baseball program. Amanda and Todd Tracy, of Dallas, parents of freshman business major Grayson, made the gift, the first of many the family intends to make to Ole Miss. “Amanda and I believe it’sRead the story …

Alumnus Backs Opportunities for Business Graduates, Student-Athletes

UM graduate's gifts support job placement for students, improved facilities

OXFORD, Miss. – After a career spanning more than 30 years across the telecommunication and information technology industries, including leading four companies as CEO, Dean Douglas is giving back to the university he credits for his success. With gifts totaling $250,000, the 1978 graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Business Administration established theRead the story …

Jim Weatherly to Posthumously Receive Inaugural UM Medal for the Arts

Alumnus to be recognized for his songwriting contributions April 21 at Ford Center

OXFORD, Miss. – The late renowned songwriter and University of Mississippi alumnus Jim Weatherly will be honored with the university’s inaugural Medal for the Arts in an April 21 presentation on campus. In partnership with the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and the College of Liberal Arts, the UM Department of Music will recognize Weatherly’s legacyRead the story …

Graduate Student to Represent State in Athletic Trainers Association

Former Rebels pitcher Myers serves on SEATA Student Leadership Committee

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi alumnus and graduate student has been elected to represent Mississippi in the Southeastern Athletic Trainers’ Association‘s Student Leadership Committee. Tyler Myers said he is honored to represent the state for SEATA. He is excited about meeting aspiring and professional athletic trainers in Mississippi to grow his network. “BeingRead the story …

Ole Miss Extends Contract for Athletics Director Keith Carter

New deal reflects remarkable success for athletics programs, enhancement of student-athlete experience

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi has extended the contract of Keith Carter as vice chancellor for intercollegiate athletics. The four-year contract took effect last month and increased his annual salary to $1.1 million. “Since taking the reins of Ole Miss athletics in 2019, Keith has demonstrated exemplary leadership and instilled a culture ofRead the story …

Student-Athlete Finds that Academics Aid Her On-field Performance

Makayla Fick chose UM exercise science program because of the range of opportunities it offers

OXFORD, Miss. – Makayla Fick, a sophomore in the University of Mississippi‘s exercise science program and a student-athlete with the Ole Miss women’s nationally ranked cross country and track teams, discovered early in her college career that her major and her sport have a lot in common. The information Fick has learned as an exerciseRead the story …

Honoring a Grandfather and Rebel Fan

Gate naming reflects Peck family's support of Ole Miss student-athletes

OXFORD, Miss. – A $250,000 gift to the University of Mississippi from Betty Peck, the grandmother of an Ole Miss Rebel, memorializes her late husband, honors her extended family and supports student-athletes. The Ole Miss Athletics Foundation recognized Peck’s gift by placing the family name on entrance Gate 37 of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. “Seeing that wouldRead the story …

SEC Law Schools Collaborate for Series on Future of College Athletics

Virtual panel series runs through April and is open to the public

OXFORD, Miss. – The 12 law schools in the Southeastern Conference are collaborating to host “A Series of Conversations on Name, Image and Likeness and the Future of Intercollegiate Athletics” throughout the academic year. Professors from each law school, as well as professionals within the athletics industry, will speak on a variety of legal topicsRead the story …

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 …