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  • An In-depth Interview with Attorney Tom Mars (truncated)

    12/12/2017 5:21:12 AM PST · by MuttTheHoople · 2 replies
    Winning Cures everything ^ | Monday, December 11, 2017, 3:43 PM | Gary Segars
    Several players from Ole Miss made a trip to Michigan to visit with Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverine football program this past weekend. After the events of the last few weeks – Matt Luke hired as coach, the NCAA sanctions handed down, players stating that they wanted to transfer, etc – I wanted to dig into what all is happening. As I was putting information together for this story, it was announced that Lee Tyner is resigning from his post. On December 7th, I read an article by Brad Logan at Gridiron now, titled “Ole Miss Must Defend Itself –...
  • University of Mississippi to rebuild Confederate statue despite student protest

    10/17/2017 6:42:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    redalertpolitics.com ^ | 10/16/2017 | Isaiah Denby
    The University of Mississippi is replacing a Confederate statue on campus which was damaged by a pickup truck last month. Now, students are outraged after learning that the Confederate statue on the Oxford campus will be rebuilt. Ole Miss student groups are coming together to protest the forthcoming restoration. The University of Mississippi NAACP chapter released a statement in collaboration with the Students Against Social Injustice (SASI) in which they lambasted Ole Miss for their decision to fix the damaged statue instead of retiring the controversial artwork. “The repair and continued display of this monument by the University of Mississippi...
  • Hugh Freeze resigns from Ole Miss after 'misdial' call to escort service on school-issued phone

    07/21/2017 3:20:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 20, 2017 | Pat Forde
    In a stunning turn of events, Hugh Freeze has resigned from Ole Miss. The move comes after the school found at least one call from the coach to an escort service on his school-issued cell phone. Athletic director Ross Bjork said the initial phone call originally was “attributed to a misdial.” But further vetting of Freeze’s phone records disclosed a “pattern of conduct” that led the school administration to confront Freeze this week. Bjork said he and school administrators spoke to Freeze Wednesday night.
  • Rebel Rags files lawsuit against MSU's Leo Lewis and Kobe Jones, Lindsey Miller

    06/12/2017 3:49:23 PM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 6 replies
    The Clarion Ledger ^ | Published 10:26 p.m. CT June 11, 2017 | Antonio Morales
    NOTE: Ole miss is the school of Shep Smith, Thad Cochran, and Trent Lott. OXFORD – More fallout from the NCAA's probe into Ole Miss' football program continued Sunday. Rebel Rags, an Oxford-based retail clothing store specializing in Ole Miss gear, has filed a lawsuit against Mississippi State's Leo Lewis and Kobe Jones, and Lindsey Miller in Lafayette County Circuit Court. Charlie Merkel, one of the attorneys representing Rebel Rags, confirmed the suit was filed Friday afternoon and the servicing process was completed Sunday. Mississippi State had no comment on the situation.
  • 20-Year Fox News veteran details coming out as gay while working at ‘craziest conservative network’

    05/08/2017 12:06:28 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 116 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 7, 2017 | Sarah Taylor
    Shepard Smith, a Fox News anchor since 1996, revealed last week that he had no intention of opening up about his sexuality the way he did during an April speech at his alma mater.Speaking at a conference, Smith was tapped to talk on a panel titled “It Starts With MEek,” one that was meant to promote inclusivity and diversity. According to a report made by the Clarion-Ledger, Smith changed his speech at the last minute to reflect the crux of the conversation and decided to tell his own story of inclusivity and diversity.“It wasn’t until seven, or eight, or nine...
  • Ole Miss Student Arrested for Possession of State Flag

    10/04/2016 6:10:38 PM PDT · by brucedickinson · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10-04-2016 | John Binder
    Dylan Wood, a third-year Ole Miss student told Breitbart Texas he was simply enjoying the game when a security officer approached him and said he had to take his mini version of the Mississippi flag from him because it was larger than what the stadium allows. Wood said he agreed to leave the game and exited the Ole Miss stadium without any issues. Once outside, though, Wood said a security guard told him he would have to agree never to bring the state flag with him to another Ole Miss game or run the risk of being arrested. When Wood...
  • For Ole Miss sports, ‘Dixie’ is dead

    08/19/2016 8:34:58 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 59 replies
    Mississippi Today ^ | August 19, 2016 | Adam Ganucheau
    The University of Mississippi’s marching band will no longer play any variation of the song “Dixie” – a tradition some seven decades old at football games and other sporting events. The University's Athletic Department confirmed to Mississippi Today on Friday that the song, which was the unofficial anthem of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War, will no longer be played at athletic events.
  • Tom Brokaw to Ole Miss Grads: More Guns Mean More Homegrown Terror

    05/20/2016 8:53:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 69 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/19/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    During a May 14 commencement address to Old Miss graduates, retired news anchor and journalist Tom Brokaw said, “more guns … will mean more homegrown acts of terror.” Tom Brokaw lamented the continuing expansion of gun ownership and the success of gun rights organizations that support that expansion. According to The Commercial Appeal, Brokaw referenced the homicide rate in Democrat-run Memphis, Tennessee, then said: I’m appalled by the determination of organizations and individuals to arm more people without any appreciation of the consequence of evermore lethal weapons in our midst. More guns and more firearm tolerance will mean more homegrown...
  • Ole Miss Lineman Laremy Tunsil’s Draft Night Continues To Spiral Out Of Control

    04/29/2016 7:27:57 AM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 35 replies
    Most of the storylines on NFL Draft night are typically about players realizing their lifelong dreams of playing professional football. But even though he was selected 13th overall by the Miami Dolphins, offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil found himself at the center of headlines for all the wrong reasons. The Ole Miss lineman first sparked buzz when a video of him smoking an unknown substance out of a gas mask was posted to his official Twitter account just prior to the draft’s start. After teams were made aware of the video, Tunsil didn’t deny that it was him featured in the...
  • Laremy Tunsil slides in draft after bong video posted on Twitter

    04/28/2016 6:30:04 PM PDT · by boycott · 57 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 4-28-16 | Eric Edholm
    Laremy Tunsil's draft night will go down in infamy. Minutes before the draft began, a video was posted to Tunsil's Twitter account. It showed Tunsil in a gas mask smoking something, just before he removed the mask to reveal his face. The tweet was quickly taken down and Tunsil temporarily deleted his account, but attentive eyes quickly posted it to Twitter and YouTube. Tunsil's agent later told Ian Rapaport of NFL Network that his client's account had been hacked, but that it was his client in the clip. Rapoport also reported that the agent was calling teams to reassure them...
  • Statement on UM Student-Led Holiday Event (Ole Miss Christmas Event)

    12/09/2015 6:31:49 PM PST · by Cedar · 14 replies
    Ole Miss ^ | Dec. 9, 2015 | Staff Report
    Statement on UM Student-Led Holiday Event Incomplete and sometimes erroneous reports have created misperceptions about a recent student-led event at the University of Mississippi that has for six years including this year involved a Christmas tree lighting and popular Christmas carols. Last Wednesday night (Dec. 2), the Student Activities Association arranged for a Gospel Choir performance of Emmanuel and We Wish You a Merry Christmas, as well as a performance of O Holy Night and Silent Night by Miss University. Students also organized an ice skating event at the Ole Miss Student Union and photos with Santa Claus, as well...
  • Ole Miss renames Christmas event because it 'connoted too much Christianity'

    12/09/2015 1:10:58 PM PST · by Sybeck1 · 66 replies
    AL.com ^ | 12/9/15 | Alex McDaniel
    Ole Miss is attracting attention for renaming its annual holiday celebration to make the event more inclusive for members of the university community. "A Grand Ole Christmas," the university's annual campus tree-lighting ceremony, will now be known as "Hotty Toddy Holidays," according to Kay P Maye, who handles special events for the Student Activities Association
  • ESPN Tweets Photo of Fan’s Sign About ‘Ole Miss Girls,’ Prompting Criticism

    09/19/2015 8:48:42 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    KTLA ^ | September 19, 2015 | CNN Wire
    The picture, taken outside the University of Alabama’s Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday, shows a Crimson Tide fan holding a sign directed at opponents University of Mississippi. “Ole Miss Girls Are Easier Than Their Out-Of-Conference Schedule,” reads the sign, a reference to the first two games on the Rebels’ schedule. They scored 76 and 73 points in those games. The image, posted on the official College GameDay social media accounts, included the caption “Just no chill,” or not cool. Anchor Rece Davis and analyst Kirk Herbstreit rebuked the image as it flashed on the screen during the broadcast among other fan...
  • Is Ole Miss -- Sorry, O** M*** -- NSFW? ['Ole Miss' now racist]

    08/06/2014 8:03:56 AM PDT · by markomalley · 52 replies
    National Review ^ | 8-6-2014 | Ryan Lovelace
    The University of Mississippi will require university officials to use discretion when identifying the school as “Ole Miss” because it could be understood as a racist nickname. “UM’s longstanding nickname is beloved by the vast majority of its students and alumni,” says a statement from Ole Miss. “But a few, especially some university faculty, are uncomfortable with it. Some don’t want it used at all and some simply don’t want it used within the academic context.”
  • Ole Miss frat shuttered in wake of noose incident

    04/18/2014 12:16:38 PM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 19 replies
    CBS ^ | April 18, 2014 | Associated Press
    <p>JACKSON, Miss. -- A national fraternity group has closed its University of Mississippi chapter after three members were accused of tying a noose around the neck of a statue of the first black student to enroll in the Southern college that was all-white at the time.</p>
  • Noose tied on Ole Miss integration statue

    02/18/2014 2:01:55 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 62 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 02/18/2014
    OXFORD, Miss. — The FBI on Tuesday was helping investigate who tied a noose around the neck of a University of Mississippi statue of James Meredith, who, in 1962, became the first black student to enroll in the then all-white Southern college. University police on Sunday morning found the rope noose and, on the statue’s face, a pre-2003 Georgia state flag with a Confederate battle symbol, said campus police Chief Calvin Sellers. Two men were seen near the statue early Sunday and investigators were looking at surveillance footage. “It’s a racial hate crime,” Mississippi NAACP president Derrick Johnson said Tuesday...
  • Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze needs to hold players accountable for insensitive behavior (Gay)

    10/04/2013 5:51:24 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 34 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 10/4/2013 | Pat Forde
    OK, Hugh Freeze. Time to lead. Lead your football players at Mississippi out of ignorance and into understanding. Lead your young men toward accountability. Show that the remarkably, distressingly resilient track record for intolerance at Ole Miss can be changed for the better. Because if ever a situation cries out for a coach to set the tone of team behavior, and to firmly establish what is acceptable and unacceptable, it's the situation at Ole Miss today. This is no time for soft-peddling it. There is a reputation at stake for a team, a university and a state. [SNIP] Many Christians...
  • No Smoking allowed on Ole Miss campus

    01/08/2013 9:56:55 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    My FOX Memphis ^ | January 7, 2013 | Tom Dees
    OXFORD, Miss. (FOX13) - If you are looking for a place to smoke on the Ole Miss campus, good luck with that. The new "No Smoking" policy has it covered and is being strictly enforced. Basically the policy reads you can't smoke anywhere on the Ole Miss campus. That includes the interior of all University buildings. As for the property or the grounds, you can't smoke on the sidewalks, parking lots, recreational areas, partially enclosed or open areas such as walkways, breezeways, patios, porches, gazebos, tents and bus shelters. As for University vehicles, you can't smoke in them, you can't...
  • James Meredith: What I've Learned (Since being the first black at Ole Miss)

    12/21/2012 4:10:18 PM PST · by WKB · 51 replies
    Esquire.com ^ | December 21, 2012, | By Cal Fussman
    What I did at Ole Miss had nothing to do with going to classes. My objective was to destroy the system of white supremacy.
  • Obama re-election protest escalates at Univ. of Mississippi; racial slurs, 2 arrests reported

    11/07/2012 10:21:07 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 76 replies
    wapo ^ | Nov 7 2012 | Associated Press,
    JACKSON, Miss. — A protest at the University of Mississippi against the re-election of President Barack Obama grew into crowd of about 400 people with shouted racial slurs as rumors of a riot spread on social media. Two people were arrested on minor charges. The university said in a statement Wednesday that the gathering at the student union began late Tuesday night with about 30 to 40 students, but grew within 20 minutes as word spread. Some students chanted political slogans while others used derogatory racial statements and profanity, the statement said.