1. Road experience   This will be the first true road game of the year for Ole Miss (Sorry, Tulane doesn’t count). Bryant-Denny Stadium will be packed and loud for an 8:15 p.m. start on ESPN.   For Ole Miss, a team playing a large number of freshmen and redshirt freshmen, this will be its first taste of Southeastern Conference road play. Saturday’s...

1. How much does Bo Wallace play?   Bennett Hipp (@bennetthipp): To me, it depends on how the game goes. If Alabama jumps out to a big lead early, and the Crimson Tide defense is teeing off on Wallace, it would make sense to limit his playing time to make sure he’s healthy for potentially winnable games coming up on the schedule.   Matt Sigler (@SigNewton_2):...

The Ole Miss women’s soccer team (9-2, 2-2 Southeastern Conference) finishes a four-game road swing with matches at No. 24 Florida and Auburn this weekend, beginning with a Friday night match in Gainesville before returning home to play Georgia and Kentucky next weekend.   “We’re sitting on about six points, right about mid-table of all of the teams,”...

After capturing their first Southeastern Conference win this past weekend against Mississippi State, the Lady Rebels (7-5, 1-2 SEC) hit the road to take on Alabama (12-4, 1-3 SEC) and South Carolina (13-2, 2-2 SEC) this weekend.   “Both teams are playing really well right now, probably the best they’ve ever played,” assistant coach Shannon Wells...

The University of Mississippi and Oxford communities had the opportunity to hear U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder speak last night at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Holder, who spoke for the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College fall convocation, discussed the progress integration has made and the journey still ahead. Chancellor Dan Jones also...

The Ole Miss Rebels are hoping to make history this Saturday, as they travel to Tuscaloosa to take on No. 1 Alabama (8:15 p.m. on ESPN). The Rebels (3-1) are 0-8 all time against the top-ranked team in the nation and trail in the head-to-head series against Alabama 48-9-2.   Ole Miss has lost eight straight games to Alabama, including 10 in a row on the road, last...

  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 undoubtedly a tough task, but they received some good news...

Bill Nye is in the news this week following the release of an online video in which he criticizes the teaching of creationism, calling on parents to “question their beliefs” before passing the philosophy on to children. Nye is known as “the Science Guy” in middle school classrooms everywhere, and his foray into the evolution debate comes as a surprise...

  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...