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  A quarterback is looked at to command the offense and establish himself as a leader both in the huddle and in the locker room. Sophomore Bo Wallace has done just that in his first season at Ole Miss. The Pulaski, Tenn., native has been welcomed with open arms to the football team and has taken over...

  1. Alabama (7-0, 4-0 SEC, 1st last week)   The Crimson Tide continue to show their dominance in the league, and they have another opportunity this weekend to prove their the elite team in the SEC against Mississippi State.   This week: Mississippi State (7-0, 3-0 SEC), 7:30 p.m., ESPN   2. Florida (7-0, 6-0 SEC, 2nd last week)    The Gators...

  The Ole Miss women’s soccer team (12-7, 5-7 SEC) will wrap up its 2012 regular season against Mississippi State (8-10-1, 1-10-1 SEC) tonight in Starkville. The two teams will be competing for the Magnolia Cup, which Ole Miss won last season with a 2-0 win against the Lady Bulldogs in Oxford. The Lady Rebels lead the overall series 10-5-3 and has won four of...

  After snapping a four-game losing streak with an upset win over Missouri and a sweep of South Carolina last weekend, the Ole Miss volleyball team (10-10, 4-7 Southeastern Conference) will host one match this weekend against the Auburn Tigers (13-8, 4-7) on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.    The two teams are tied for fourth place in the western division, three games...

A few weeks ago, I filled out my absentee ballot at the Madison County Courthouse. On the ballot was a race for Mississippi Supreme Court justice. In the weeks since then, I have noticed quite a bit of campaigning for that race. The more that I think about this race, the more it concerns me. For starters, the incumbent, Bill Waller Jr., is the chief justice of Mississippi....

This week vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan promotes his budget plan around the country. The Romney-Ryan budget promises to reduce the national debt while also both consolidating and lowering existing individual income tax rates from six brackets into 10 and 25 percent categories. The plan offsets these cuts by increasing the age at which Americans receive Social Security...

Oxford Assistant Police Chief Joey East confirmed that 35-year-old Collin Jones of Oxford has been arrested and charged with making a false bomb threat. On the morning of Sept. 18, Oxford police responded to a call about a bomb threat at Lexington Pointe involving the vehicle of an Ole Miss football player. A suspect was arrested within a few hours of the threat but not...

  The Ole Miss Rebels return to the friendly confines of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on Saturday night after a two-game road trip. The Rebels (3-2, 0-1 SEC) will welcome Southeastern Conference newcomer Texas A&M (3-1, 1-1 SEC) to Oxford for a 6 p.m. kickoff on ESPNU.   The Rebels are coming off a hard-fought loss to No. 1 Alabama this past weekend, while the...

Professor and historian David Sansing hosted a discussion at the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics Thursday morning to assess the progress made at The University of Mississippi since the enrollment of James Meredith. The panel was composed of Sansing; Donald Cole, assistant provost and assistant to the chancellor concerning minority affairs; Valeria Ross,...

The memory of Susan Barksdale Howorth, daughter of Sally McDonnell Barksdale and wife of Circuit Court Judge Andrew Howorth, will be preserved in a scholarship named in her honor that will benefit education in the fine arts at The University of Mississippi. Howorth, a graduate of the Ole Miss School of Law, died at the age of 44 in February. She was an avid supporter of...