Knight Gate Honors Rebel Legend

Couple's gift supports Ole Miss athletics, pays tribute to 'Chucky'

OXFORD, Miss. – A recent $250,000 gift to the University of Mississippi has given Amy and Alex Knight, of Germantown, Tennessee, a lasting family tribute while honoring a beloved fallen Rebel. The Knights’ name adorns Gate 38 of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, representing in perpetuity the family’s desire to help improve athletics facilities and help recruit student-athletesRead the story …

Ole Miss Esports Grows in Size, Expectations

Program preparing for second annual Esports Egg Bowl

OXFORD, Miss. – Last year, a single team on the University of Mississippi campus finished No. 1 in the nation. The players didn’t compete on a field, court or track. No orange, yellow, white or brown balls were involved. But the players did rely on skills sharpened by hours of practice, intense focus and teamwork. Most importantly,Read the story …

FedEx Gift Honors Ducker

Donation for UM alumnus benefits university's academic and athletics programs

OXFORD, Miss. – With a $250,000 gift to the University of Mississippi, FedEx Corp. honored Ole Miss alumnus Mike Ducker upon his retirement as a longtime leader of the global transportation company. “Whether in Europe, Asia or the Americas, Mike Ducker always answered the call when FedEx asked him to lead in a variety ofRead the story …

UM Endowment Builds to Record $736 Million

Eighth straight year alumni, friends provide more than $100 million in gifts

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi’s alumni and friends contributed approximately $103 million in private support during FY19, a year that saw the university’s endowment grow to $736 million – the largest in the state at a public university. For the eighth consecutive year, new gifts aimed at strengthening UM totaled in excess ofRead the story …

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 …