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Bulldogs Prevail 76-72 at Ole Miss

Posted on 26 February 2015 by Allen

The Georgia Bulldogs won their second consecutive SEC road contest with a 76-72 victory over Ole Miss at the C.M. Tad Smith Coliseum on Wednesday night.

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Georgia improved to 18-9 on the season and 9-6 in SEC play with the win while Ole Miss fell to 19-9 overall and 10-5 in the league.

The Bulldogs were ahead of the Rebels 34-23 at the break and led by as much as 12 points with 10:07 to go in the second half, but Ole Miss clawed its way back into the contest towards the end of the game, slimming the margin to as much as two points before the Bulldogs regained their momentum with a late surge.

Junior Kenny Gaines scored 22 points as he went 8-for-15 from the field and 4-for-7 from three-point range to lead Georgia in scoring. Senior Marcus Thornton chipped in with 18 points of his own in addition to a game-high 13 rebounds to secure his fifth double-double of the season. Senior Nemanja Djurisic and junior Charles Mann also posted double-digit scoring totals with 17 and 22 points, respectively. Sophomore Cameron Forte was second on the team with 8 rebounds.

“Our kids really came with a determination about them,” said head coach Mark Fox. “I’m really proud of them. We had a bad week and we gave up a couple of home games to teams that maybe people didn’t think we should have lost to, and maybe we didn’t think we should have lost to, but we went on the road and beat two really good basketball teams this week. I think Ole Miss is a lock for the NCAA tournament and I’m really proud of our team for their resiliency and certainly our start was key for our victory today.”

The Bulldogs led for 36:48 of the game and enjoyed a comfortable spell in the first half as they took the lead with 15:15 to play in the opening period and never looked back. Djurisic paced Georgia in scoring early on, netting three of his six shots from three-point range to post a team-high 11 points going into the locker room.

It was Gaines, though, who gave the Bulldogs a double-digit advantage right before halftime as he sank a buzzer beating three to put the score at 34-23 in Georgia’s favor.

“We handled that possession perfectly,” said Fox. “Give Kenny credit for finishing it at the horn with a three, but our guards managed the clock perfectly. We took the last shot of the half, they didn’t get the ball back, and that was a sign of really good maturity from us.”

A 9-3 run midway through the second half extended Georgia’s lead to as much as 12 points, but the Rebels cut the margin down to just two points with 4:04 to play.

Thornton was able to dominate on the next three Georgia possessions, however, as he sank five-straight points to give the Bulldogs some breathing room. The senior then added five more before the final buzzer sounded to put the game beyond doubt.

“Marcus Thornton was terrific in the second half,” said Fox. “He got a double-double and he has his legs back. He was in foul trouble in the first half but he got in a groove late on. They guarded him, it was physical, but he went and got some rebounds there late in the game that nobody else way getting. He was just outstanding tonight.”

As a team the Bulldogs shot 37 percent (23-62) from the field and 48 percent (11-23) from three-point range. The Rebels shot 35 percent from the field (23-66) and were led in scoring by Stefan Moody’s 19 points.

The Bulldogs will return home to face Missouri (8-20, 2-13) on Saturday in a noon tip-off at Stegeman Coliseum. The game is scheduled to air on ESPNU. It will be the two teams’ first meeting this season. Georgia swept the Tigers on the road (70-64 OT) and at home (71-56) last year.

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Bulldogs and Rebels on SI Cover

Posted on 07 October 2014 by Allen

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For the first time in the magazine’s storied history, Mississippi State football graces the cover of this week’s Sports Illustrated that hits shelves Wednesday following the Bulldogs’ 48-31 win over sixth-ranked Texas A&M last Saturday in Davis Wade Stadium.

The Bulldogs share the cover with Ole Miss after a historic weekend in the Magnolia State that saw both teams take down top-10 opponents. MSU is off to a 5-0 start and has earned its highest national ranking ever — No. 3 in the Associated Press Top 25 and No. 6 in the USA Today Coaches poll.

It’s the first time that any MSU sport has been featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated. Senior writer Pete Thamel spent the entire week with the Bulldogs, going all-access from team meetings to the postgame locker room celebration. He documents MSU’s blue-collar approach to achieving success with interviews from head coach Dan Mullen, Heisman Trophy candidate Dak Prescott and Director of Athletics Scott Stricklin.

Simon Bruty, one of the world’s elite sports photographers, shot photos during the week of the Bulldogs’ preparation leading up to the game. The images illustrate the cover story that saw MSU beat top-10 opponents in back-to-back games for the first time in school history.

In addition, MSU has garnered national attention from Rolling Stone, Washington Post, New York Times, Yahoo Sports, ESPN.com, FoxSports.com, The Wall Street Journal, CBSSports.com and USA Today during the past two weeks’ historic run.

Ole Miss is coming off a big win over #2 Alabama last week in Oxford.

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Nick Saban Postgame Press Conference Video after Ole Miss Loss

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Nick Saban Postgame Press Conference Video after Ole Miss Loss

Posted on 04 October 2014 by Allen

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The Crimson Tide fell today in Oxford to Ole Miss. It was a crazy game that went back and forth but in the fourth quarter the Rebels made the plays to win the game. After trailing 14-3 at halftime Hugh Freeze’s team score 13 points in the fourth quarter to pull the upset.

Ole Miss QB Bo Wallace shook off a shaky first half to finish with 251 yards passing and 3 touchdowns in the win. He hit Jaylen Walton with the game winning touchdown with just under 3 minutes to go in the game.

T.J. Yeldon rushed for 123 yards in the defeat.

Alabama heads to Arkansas next week. The Rebels travel to Texas A&M.

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Rebels open fall practice

Rebels open fall practice

Posted on 04 October 2014 by Allen

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The Ole Miss basketball squad opened fall practice Friday at the team’s practice facility at the Tuohy Center.

Although this marked the Ole Miss’ first official practice of the season, the Rebels have worked together much of the off season, including individual work and the team’s trip to the Bahamas in August.

Head coach Andy Kennedy, the all-time winningest coach in school history, noted the team’s extra work is already paying dividends.

“We’re so far ahead based on what we had the opportunity to experience in the Bahamas,” Kennedy said. “We have been with this team for 10 practices in July and August, and then we had two games in the Bahamas, so I feel much further along with this group.

“We already put in some of our baseline stuff so that we can start to make adjustments based on what we saw this summer. Our foundation is pretty much set. Now, we’re building off that based on the skill-set of our players.”

The Rebels boast one of the most experienced teams in the SEC, with a league-high five seniors led by returning All-SEC performer Jarvis Summers. Summers is the SEC active career leader with 1,233 career points and 370 assists.

“This is the most-experienced team I have coached at Ole Miss, where nine of our 13 scholarship players are upperclassmen. I’m pleased with where we are and the prospects of this team.”

Ole Miss also added five newcomers to this year’s squad highlighted by a pair of fifth-year transfers in M.J. Rhett and Terence Smith. A presence in the low post, Rhett ranked 18th in the nation last year with nine double-doubles at Tennessee State, while Smith was a career 1,000-point scorer and 40 percent 3-point shooter (101-253) at Tennessee-Martin, and averaged 14.6 points a game last year for the Skyhawks.

Stefan Moody, a junior college transfer, also joins the Rebels after being named the Sunbelt Conference Freshman of the Year at FAU, where he averaged 15.7 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game.

Ole Miss tips off the 2014-15 season Nov. 14 with Charleston Southern and will play a non-conference slate that includes Cincinnati, Creighton, Dayton, Oregon and Western Kentucky. The Rebels open the conference play Jan. 6 on the road at Kentucky.

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Rebels top Memphis 24-3

Rebels top Memphis 24-3

Posted on 28 September 2014 by Allen

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On a night where the Ole Miss offense couldn’t avoid the dreaded turnovers, the Rebel defense bowed up to shut down the visiting Memphis Tigers for a 24-3 victory on a beautiful Saturday night at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.

“Our kids showed great resolve and I’m extremely proud of our defense,” said Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze, whose birthday was Saturday. “We haven’t had a better effort than that in our two and a half years here. They were phenomenal, and Memphis is a team that has been putting up really good numbers.”

Ole Miss (4-0) recognized the M-Club Class of 2014 at halftime, and celebrated the career and life of former player Chucky Mullins, after renaming Coliseum Drive in his honor on Friday. It was fitting then that the defense was led by linebacker Deterrian Shackelford, the only two-time recipient of the Chucky Mullins Courage Award. Shackelford, who wears the No. 38 jersey in Mullins’ honor, led the Rebels with eight total tackles, including four solo tackles and one tackle for loss.

“Chucky would have been proud of the helmets and particularly, how the defense played,” Freeze said. “He would have loved that. We’ll continue to honor his character traits: his selflessness and his attitude about life and against adversity.”

The Rebels allowed just 104 total yards the entire evening, including 23 rushing yards on 31 carries. Excluding one 42-yard pass play by Memphis (2-2) in the first quarter, the Rebel defense allowed just 62 total yards on the other 61 plays from scrimmage.

Sophomore Tony Conner and junior Denzel Nkemdiche each had two tackles for loss, while junior C.J. Johnson, freshman Marquis Haynes, senior Bryon Bennett and senior Lavon Hooks each had a sack. Haynes also forced a fumble, which junior Issac Gross recovered, and junior Trae Elston recorded an interception.

The Ole Miss offense generated 426 total yards, but 10 penalties for 117 yards, four turnovers and two missed field goals limited its final score. Sophomore wide receiver Laquon Treadwell had five catches for 123 yards and two touchdowns, while junior running back Jaylen Walton had 10 carries for 78 yards and a touchdown. Senior quarterback Bo Wallace finished 22-37 for 248 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions.

Ole Miss opened the game’s scoring on a 63-yard strike from Wallace to Treadwell with 12:01 remaining in the first quarter. The first quarter ended with the Rebels leading just 7-3 though, as Memphis hit a 40-yard field goal with 2:51 remaining.

The Rebels didn’t get on the board again until the fourth quarter, but they scored 17 points in the final frame to stretch their lead out to 21 points. Following a 19-yard field goal from senior Andrew Fletcher, Walton ran 23 yards to pay dirt, and Treadwell caught a 17-yard pass in the back of the end zone with 1:18 remaining.

Ole Miss will now turn its attention to a highly anticipated matchup against No. 3 Alabama on Oct. 4, where the popular ESPN college football pregame show “College GameDay” built by the Home Depot will visit Oxford for the first time in its history. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. and the game will be televised by CBS.

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Gleeson Named National Punter of the Week

Gleeson Named National Punter of the Week

Posted on 04 September 2014 by Allen

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Ole Miss’ Will Gleeson played in his first ever American football game last Thursday at the Georgia Dome, and the results were more than favorable.

The Rebels’ redshirt-freshman punter from Melbourne, Australia, showed power and accuracy in the team’s 35-13 win over Boise State, which earned him national honors from a pair of organizations.

Gleeson was tabbed Ray Guy Award Player of the Week by the Augusta Sports Council and Ray Guy Award and also National Punter of the Week by the College Football Performance Awards.

Gleeson, who grew up playing Australian-rules football, punted four times for 189 yards in his collegiate debut. He averaged 47.25 yards per punt, pinned three inside the 20-yard line, and had a net punting average of 47.7 yards. Gleeson’s longest punt was a 70-yard bomb that sailed over the Bronco punt returner’s head.

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8 Rebels named to preseason All-SEC Team

Posted on 23 August 2014 by Allen

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Eight Ole Miss Rebels were selected to the preseason All-Southeastern Conference teams as voted on by the league’s 14 head coaches, it was announced Thursday evening during a live telecast on the SEC Network.

Three Rebels made the All-SEC first team – sophomore offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil, sophomore defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche and senior free safety Cody Prewitt.

Second-team honorees included sophomore wide receiver Laquon Treadwell, senior quarterback Bo Wallace and sophomore defensive back Tony Conner. Third-team honors went to senior linebacker Serderius Bryant and junior linebacker Denzel Nkemdiche.

Several of these have already garnered preseason All-America status from various media outlets, including Prewitt, Robert Nkemdiche, Tunsil and Treadwell. All eight of them were also voted preseason All-SEC by the league media last month.

All 14 SEC schools were represented by at least one member on the All-SEC teams, including seven schools with seven or more selections each. Ten SEC schools had at least one first team All-SEC selection, including a conference-best eight from Alabama.

Coaches were not permitted to vote for their own players.

Ole Miss faces Boise State in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game on Aug. 28 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. For more information on the game and all the festivities surrounding the game, go to the Rebels’ Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game webpage.

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Preseason honors bestowed on Rebels

Preseason honors bestowed on Rebels

Posted on 31 July 2014 by Allen

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The college football season is less than a month away, and the Ole Miss Rebels are well represented in the preseason honors that have been handed out this summer.

As Hugh Freeze’s team prepares for the highly anticipated 2014 season, Ole Miss has been tabbed a top-25 team by such publications as Phil Steele (16th), Athlon (18th), Lindy’s (18th) and Sporting News (20th).

Senior Cody Prewitt and sophomores Evan Engram, Robert Nkemdiche, Laquon Treadwell and Laremy Tunsil have all been tabbed preseason All-Americans by various outlets. Watch lists for the nation’s top awards like the Maxwell, Outland and Walter Camp are littered with Rebels.

Prewitt, a first team All-America selection at free safety last year, has been named to four major award watch lists this preseason – the Walter Camp Award, Chuck Bednarik Award, Jim Thorpe Award and Bronko Nagurski Trophy.

Nkemdiche, a defensive tackle, finds himself on three watch lists – Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Outland Trophy and Rotary Lombardi Award. Bo Wallace, the Rebels’ third-year starting quarterback, is on watch lists for the Maxwell Award and Davey O’Brien Award.

The Rebels get the college football season started in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game against Boise State on Thursday, Aug. 28 in Atlanta’s Georgia Dome (7 p.m. CT, ESPN).

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Ole Miss Preseason Honors (broken down by player):

Serderius Bryant
CFPA Linebacker Trophy watch list
No. 6 OLB in the nation (Lindy’s)
No. 6 LB in the SEC (ESPN.com)
All-SEC 2nd team (Birmingham News, CFB Matrix, Lindy’s, Phil Steele)
All-SEC 3rd team (League Media, Athlon, College Sports Madness)

Tony Conner
All-SEC 2nd team (League Media, Athlon, Lindy’s, Phil Steele
All-SEC 3rd team (College Sports Madness)
No. 3 safety in the SEC (ESPN.com)

Evan Engram
John Mackey Award watch list
CFPA Tight End Trophy watch list
All-America 3rd team (Sporting News)
All-SEC 1st team (CFB Matrix)
All-SEC 3rd team (Athlon)
All-SEC 4th team (Phil Steele)
No. 3 TE in the SEC (ESPN.com)

Issac Gross
No. 8 DT in the SEC (ESPN.com)

C.J. Johnson
All-SEC 3rd team (College Sports Madness, Lindy’s)
All-SEC 4th team (Phil Steele)
No. 8 DE in the SEC (ESPN.com)

Aaron Morris
All-SEC 2nd team (Athlon)

Denzel Nkemdiche
All-SEC 2nd team (League Media)
All-SEC 3rd team (College Sports Madness)

Robert Nkemdiche
Bronko Nagurski Trophy watch list
Outland Trophy watch list
Rotary Lombardi Award watch list
All-America 2nd team (Athlon)
All-America 3rd team (College Sports Madness)
All-America 4th team (Phil Steele)
All-SEC 1st team (League Media, Athlon, Birmingham News, College Sports Madness, Phil Steele)
All-SEC 2nd team (CFB Matrix, Lindy’s)
No. 9 DT in the nation (Lindy’s)
No. 18 player in the SEC (ESPN.com)
No. 3 DT in the SEC (ESPN.com)

Cody Prewitt
Walter Camp Award watch list
Chuck Bednarik Award watch list
Jim Thorpe Award watch list
Bronko Nagurski Trophy watch list
CFPA Defensive Back Trophy watch list
All-America 1st team (CFB Matrix, Lindy’s, Phil Steele)
All-America 2nd team (Athlon, College Sports Madness, Sporting News)
All-SEC 1st team (League Media, Athlon, Birmingham News, CFB Matrix, College Sports Madness, Lindy’s, Phil Steele, USA Today)
No. 1 safety in the nation (Lindy’s)
No. 86 player in the nation (ESPN.com)
No. 12 player in the SEC (ESPN.com)
No. 1 safety in the SEC (ESPN.com)

Deterrian Shackelford
Lott IMPACT Trophy watch list
AFCA Good Works nominee

Laquon Treadwell
Biletnikoff Award watch list
CFPA Wide Receiver Trophy watch list
All-America 2nd team (CFB Matrix)
All-America 3rd team (Athlon)
All-SEC 1st team (Athlon, CFB Matrix, USA Today)
All-SEC 2nd team (League Media, College Sports Madness, Lindy’s, Phil Steele)
No. 15 WR in the nation (Lindy’s)
No. 20 player in the SEC (ESPN.com)
No. 2 WR in the SEC (ESPN.com)

Laremy Tunsil
Outland Trophy watch list
All-America 2nd team (Sporting News)
All-America 3rd team (Athlon)
All-SEC 1st team (League Media, Athlon, CFB Matrix, College Sports Madness, Lindy’s, USA Today)
All-SEC 2nd team (Birmingham News, Phil Steele)
No. 8 OT in the nation (Lindy’s)
No. 66 player in the nation (ESPN.com)
Best Pass Blocker in the SEC (ESPN.com)
No. 15 player in the SEC (ESPN.com)
No. 3 OL in the SEC (ESPN.com)

Bo Wallace
Maxwell Award watch list
Davey O’Brien Award watch list
CFPA Quarterback Trophy watch list
All-SEC 2nd team (Athlon, Lindy’s, Phil Steele)
All-SEC 3rd team (League Media, College Sports Madness, CFB Matrix)
No. 11 QB in the nation (Lindy’s)
SEC’s Most Accurate Passer (Lindy’s)
No. 3 QB in the SEC (ESPN.com)

Jaylen Walton
No. 8 kick returner in the SEC (ESPN.com)

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Rebels Announce Mike Clement As Hitting Coach

Rebels Announce Mike Clement As Hitting Coach

Posted on 13 July 2014 by Allen

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Ole Miss has added Mike Clement as a member of the baseball coaching staff, head coach Mike Bianco announced Friday with the hiring of Clement as the new hitting coach for the Rebels. Clement replaces Cliff Godwin on the staff after Godwin accepted the head coaching position at East Carolina.

“We’re excited to announce Mike Clement as our new hitting coach here at Ole Miss,” said head coach Mike Bianco. “He brings great experience and a wealth of knowledge with him to our program. He’s had success everywhere he has been with some outstanding programs. Mike stood out amongst many great candidates for this position. He will be in charge of our hitters and will assist our recruiting coordinator, Carl Lafferty, on the recruiting trail.”

Clement joins the Ole Miss coaching staff after spending the last two seasons coaching at Kansas State University. In his two years at K-State, he helped vault the Wildcats to success with Kansas State claiming the Big 12 Championship and coming within a game of the College World Series in 2013 and ranking in the top 10 nationally in six offensive categories – including second nationally in batting average.

This past season, Clement again helped produce one of the nation’s top offenses as the Wildcats ranked in the top five in the Big 12 in on base percentage, runs per game and batting average. Kansas State also ranked in the top 25 nationally in on base percentage and 18th in stolen bases while scoring almost six runs per game.

Prior to his time at Kansas State, Clement spent three years as an assistant at Texas A&M and four seasons at UT-San Antonio. He helped the Aggies advance to the postseason in all three seasons, including a Big 12 regular-season title, tournament title and College World Series appearance in 2011. Texas A&M also claimed the Big 12 Championship in 2010 with Clement directing the offense.

In his nine years as an assistant coach, Clement has coached 11 All-America selections, 17 MLB Draft picks and 57 All-Conference selections. He has also coached a pair of Big 12 Player of the Year selections.

Prior to his stint at UTSA, Clement served as an assistant for one year at Kirkwood Junior College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, and then spent one year at Loyola High School in Los Angeles. He was also an assistant coach for the Orleans Cardinals in the prestigious Cape Cod Baseball League in the summers of 2005 and 2006, including a Cape Cod Championship in 2005.

A former college catcher, Clement played two seasons at Kirkwood, helping the Eagles compile a 91-25 record. He finished his college career at Morningside, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education/secondary education in 2002. Following college, the Marshalltown, Iowa, native played professionally one season for the Canton Coyotes of the Frontier League.

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Engram Named To Mackey Award Watch List

Engram Named To Mackey Award Watch List

Posted on 11 July 2014 by Allen

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Ole Miss sophomore Evan Engram is one of 38 players that have been named to the preseason watch list for the 2014 John Mackey Award, which is given annually to the most outstanding collegiate tight end.

The award recipient is selected by vote of the John Mackey Award Selection Committee. The 2014 John Mackey recipient will be announced on Dec. 10, 2014 and then presented live on Dec. 11, 2014 at The Home Depot College Football Awards Red Carpet Show on ESPNU. Other key dates include the announcement of the 2014 Mackey Midseason Watch List on Oct. 13, the 2014 Mackey Semifinalists on Nov. 17, and the 2014 Mackey Finalists on Nov. 24. All future announcements can be found at www.johnmackeyaward.com.

Engram, from Powder Springs, Georgia, burst onto the scene last year with an Ole Miss freshman tight end record three touchdown catches en route to All-SEC second team honors. He caught 21 passes for 268 yards despite missing five games with a high ankle sprain. He has already been tabbed a preseason All-American by Sporting News and a preseason All-SEC pick by Athlon and Phil Steele, among others.

NFL Hall of Fame member John Mackey is considered to be the best to have played the tight end position. A tight end by whom all others are measured, Mackey was a role model on and off the field as demonstrated by his Super Bowl Championship, his commitment to community and his place in history as the first President of the NFLPA.

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Rebels Make Nagurski, Outland Trophy Watch Lists

Rebels Make Nagurski, Outland Trophy Watch Lists

Posted on 10 July 2014 by Allen

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The preseason honors are flooding in for Ole Miss football players this week.

On Thursday, sophomore defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche was named to preseason watch lists for both the Bronko Nagurski Trophy and Outland Trophy, senior safety Cody Prewitt made the Nagurski list, and sophomore offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil made the Outland list.

Previously announced Ole Miss watch list members are Prewitt (Bednarik Award), Bo Wallace (Maxwell Award), Evan Engram (Mackey Award) and Deterrian Shackelford (Lott IMPACT Trophy).

Nkemdiche was a Freshman All-American last year when he posted 34 tackles, 8.0 tackles for loss and 2.0 sacks. He ranked second among SEC freshmen with 0.73 TFLs per game and also carried the ball five times on offense, gaining 32 yards. The Loganville, Georgia, native has already been tabbed a preseason All-America and All-SEC pick by multiple publications this year.

Prewitt earned first team All-America honors as a free safety last year when he led the SEC and ranked among the nation’s leaders with six interceptions. The Bay Springs, Mississippi, native has been tabbed by most of the preseason magazines to repeat as an All-American in 2014. He was also a semifinalist for the Thorpe Award, which goes to the nation’s top defensive back.

Tunsil exploded onto the college football scene last year as one of the top young offensive linemen in the country. He received All-SEC and Freshman All-America accolades after allowing just one sack all year as the team’s primary starter at left tackle. He has been tabbed a preseason All-America and All-SEC selection, as well.

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Wallace, Prewitt Make Preseason Watch Lists

Wallace, Prewitt Make Preseason Watch Lists

Posted on 07 July 2014 by Allen

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Preseason watch lists for two of college football’s top awards – the Maxwell Award and Chuck Bednarik Award – were announced Monday, with Ole Miss seniors Bo Wallace and Cody Prewitt among those listed.

Wallace, entering his third season as the Rebels’ starting quarterback, makes the Maxwell Award watch list for the second straight year. The Pulaski, Tennessee, native who has claimed bowl game MVP honors each of the last two seasons has also been named preseason All-SEC by Phil Steele, Athlon and Lindy’s. He enters his senior year ranked second in school history in total offense (7,085 yards) and passing (6,340 yards) and first in passing efficiency (140.2) and completion percentage (64.3).

Former Rebel Eli Manning won the Maxwell Award in 2003.

Prewitt earned first team All-America honors as a free safety last year when he led the SEC and ranked among the nation’s leaders with six interceptions. The Bay Springs, Mississippi, native has been tabbed by most of the preseason magazines to repeat as an All-American in 2014. He was also a semifinalist for the Thorpe Award, which goes to the nation’s top defensive back.

The Maxwell Award, named in honor of Robert W. “Tiny” Maxwell, has been given to America’s College Player of the Year since 1937. Maxwell’s contributions to the game of football were extensive, including as a player, a sportswriter and an official. The Bednarik Award has been presented to the College Defensive Player of the Year since 1995. Chuck Bednarik, former standout at Penn and with the Philadelphia Eagles, is a member of both the College Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 1969 and the NFL Hall of Fame’s Class of 1967.

Semifinalists for the Maxwell and Bednarik Awards will be announced Nov. 3, 2014, while the three finalists for each award will be unveiled Nov. 24, 2014. The winners of the 2014 Maxwell and Bednarik Awards will be announced as part of the Home Depot College Football Awards Show held on Dec. 11, 2014. The formal presentations of these awards will be made at the Maxwell Football Club Awards Gala hosted by Revel Casino Hotel Atlantic City on March 6, 2015.

The watch list candidates have been chosen by the Maxwell Football Club’s selection committee, which analyzes both past performance and future potential. The Club reserves the right to make additions and deletions to these lists as the 2014 season unfolds. All members of the Maxwell Football Club, NCAA sports information directors, FBS head coaches and selected national media are eligible to vote for the awards.

The Maxwell and Chuck Bednarik Awards are members of the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA), which encompasses the most prestigious awards in college football. The 21 awards boast 699 years of tradition-selection excellence. Visit www.NCFAA.org to learn more.

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Vandy-Ole Miss LP Field tickets on sale now

Vandy-Ole Miss LP Field tickets on sale now

Posted on 24 June 2014 by Allen

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The Rebels and Commodores will square off in LP Field, located on the shores of the Cumberland River in downtown Nashville. The game will kick-off at 3:30 p.m. CT. It will mark the first time ever that Vanderbilt and Ole Miss have met in the 68,000-capacity stadium, which also serves as home to the Tennessee Titans. Vanderbilt fans who have purchased season tickets have the game already included in their ticket package.

Tickets for the game are $68 for club level, $58 for lower level and $38 for third level seats. Additional fees will apply.

A limited number of parking passes for the game at LP Field are also available. Parking passes are $30 total ($25 plus a $5 processing fee). The lots being sold through Vanderbilt are lots D, R and B. Parking orders will be filled based on National Commodore Club priority.

For information on ordering tickets for parking for the Vanderbilt-Ole Miss football game at LP Field, contact the Vanderbilt Ticket Office at 615-322-GOLD (4653).

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Former Huskie Stringfellow picks Rebels over Huskers

Former Huskie Stringfellow picks Rebels over Huskers

Posted on 21 June 2014 by Allen

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Former Washington receiver Damore’ea Stringfellow was thought to be headed to Nebraska but now he is headed to Ole Miss according to his Twitter account.

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