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  When Ole Miss faces No. 1 Alabama on the road Saturday to open Southeastern Conference play, their backs are against the wall. The Rebels continue to rebuild under first-year head coach Hugh Freeze, while the Crimson Tide look stronger than last year’s national championship team.   It’s...

  1. Alabama (4-0, 1-0 SEC, 1st last week)   The Crimson Tide had another dominant outing last week, defeating Florida Atlantic 40-7. Alabama looks like the team to beat in the SEC.   This week: Ole Miss (3-1), 8:15 p.m., ESPN   2. LSU (4-0, 1-0 SEC, 2nd last week)   It was a lot closer than most anticipated, but LSU got a road win at Auburn 12-10....

  The Ole Miss football team returned to practice Tuesday afternoon, as it prepares for Saturday's Southeastern Conference opener against No. 1 Alabama.    Junior Barry Brunetti took first-team snaps at quarterback, while sophomore Bo Wallace was sidelined with a right sprained shoulder that he suffered this past Saturday against Tulane.    "Bo...

  Fresh off his first career start this past Saturday against Tulane, Ole Miss freshman safety Trae Elston is headed for a homecoming of sorts.    The Oxford, Ala., native said the good-natured ribbing has already begun via text messages from friends back home in preparation for Saturday’s Alabama game in Tuscaloosa.    “I’ve...

  McCalla is having a career season offensively. She has scored a Southeastern Conference-leading 10 goals through 11 games this season. Her goal total for this year has already doubled her total from the 2011 season, when she only netted five goals. McCalla leads the SEC not only in goals, but also in points (23), points per game (2.09) and game-winning goals (4). There...

Coming off a disappointing 66-31 loss to Texas this past week, Ole Miss bounced back in a big way in a 39-0 win against Tulane in New Orleans on Saturday, the Rebels’ first shutout since a 45-0 win against Mississippi State in 2008. Ole Miss out-gained Tulane 450-159, including 304-14 on the ground. The Rebels were 10-of-16 on third-down conversions, while Tulane was...

When Ole Miss plays Tulane in New Orleans Saturday, more than football will be on the minds of both teams. It’s the first game for the Green Wave since the injury to senior safety Devon Walker, who fractured his spine during a game against Tulsa on Sept. 8. A New Orleans native, Walker is a cell and molecular biology major who earned a football scholarship after walking...

  There is only one more nonconference game on the schedule for Ole Miss, and the Rebels (2-1) are hoping to take full advantage of it heading into Southeastern Conference play. The Rebels will take on Tulane (0-2) Saturday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.    The Rebels are coming off a 66-31 loss to No. 14 Texas, while the Green Wave are...

  1. How do you think Tulane handles the adversity of playing their first game after the serious injury to Devon Walker?   Bennett Hipp (@bennetthipp): I think it'll be very emotional for them as they get back in the swing of things for the first time since the injury. I don't expect the game to be very close, but I'd be shocked if Tulane gave...

  After finishing a six-game home stand with a record of 5-1, the Ole Miss women’s soccer team begins a four-game road trip starting at No. 15 Missouri tonight before heading to Alabama on Sunday afternoon.    The Lady Rebels (8-1, 1-1 Southeastern Conference) look to rebound from their first loss of the season to No. 10 Texas A&M last Sunday. Missouri (8-1,...