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 …

UM Earns Highest Graduation Success Rate in School History

Four Rebel teams post perfect scores

OXFORD, Miss. – Coming on the heels of a successful weekend on the football field and basketball courts, the University of Mississippi has received more great news, this time on the academic side of things. In the most recent NCAA Graduation Success Rate Report released Tuesday, Ole Miss student-athletes recorded the highest GSR in school historyRead the story …

Ole Miss and Hopscotch Launch New Mobile App

Technology offers new fan-engagement capabilities

OXFORD, Miss. — Just in time for the college football season, Ole Miss and Hopscotch, a mobile-technology leader for sports and live events, launched a new mobile app. The Ole Miss Athletics app is free and available for immediate download on the App Store and Google Play. “The new Ole Miss Athletics app gives RebelRead the story …

Ole Miss’ Saunders Places Fifth in Olympic Shot Put in Rio

Rising Junior Tosses Big PR of 19.35m/63-6

RIO DE JANEIRO – Raven Saunders trained and competed all year to get to the Olympics, and her first appearance on the world’s biggest stage did not disappoint. The Ole Miss rising junior used a personal-best heave of 19.35 meters (63-6) on her last throw of Friday night’s shot put final to earn fifth place. HerRead the story …

Sixth Annual Rebels’ Choice Awards on Tap for April 25

Student-athlete award show moves to The Pavilion at Ole Miss

OXFORD, Miss. – Spring is in full bloom on the University of Mississippi campus and that means the sixth annual Rebels’ Choice Awards are just around the corner. The annual event, celebrating the accomplishments – both academic and athletic – of Ole Miss student-athletes, is slated for April 25 in The Pavilion at Ole Miss. RichardRead the story …

Schedule Set for BancorpSouth Rebel Road Trip

Fifth annual tour kicks off April 17 in Atlanta

OXFORD, Miss. – The schedule is set and tickets on sale for the 2016 BancorpSouth Rebel Road Trip, Ole Miss’ fifth annual tour of the state and surrounding areas. Visit http://www.rebelroadtrip.com for tickets and full details of each event. Headlined by Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze and Athletics Director Ross Bjork, the BancorpSouth Rebel Road Trip (#RRT16)Read the story …

Summer Research Program Focuses on Concussion Prevention for Athletes

Grant will get high school students involved in wiring Vaught-Hemingway to aid in impact awareness

OXFORD, Miss.­­­ – A University of Mississippi engineering professor is helping tackle the risks of head injuries in athletes engaged in contact sports, particularly football, and is inviting bright high school students to help with the project this summer. Matthew Morrison, an assistant professor of electrical engineering, is using high-tech sensors to monitor the forcesRead the story …

UM Extends Contract for Athletics Director

Deal will keep Ross Bjork at Ole Miss through 2019

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi and Athletics Director Ross Bjork have agreed in principle to a contract extension that will keep him at Ole Miss through 2019 at a base salary of $650,000 with $100,000 in academic and on-the-field performance incentives. This extension, announced Friday by Chancellor Dan Jones, adds a year toRead the story …