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...

The Sept. 11 opening of Buffalo Wild Wings, a popular sports bar franchise, brings more than another place to eat and drink in Oxford – the restaurant is bringing jobs as well, according to BWW employee Devin Savage. “There’s about 100 people that work there including servers, hostesses, the kitchen and the bartenders,” Savage said. Savage said...

  Ole Miss is the lone Southeastern Conference team that has yet to play a conference opponent. That changes Saturday, when the Rebels head to Tuscaloosa to take on the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide at 8:15 p.m. on ESPN.    Head coach Hugh Freeze hopes Ole Miss’ second experience on primetime television goes better than the first time against...

Fall is slowly but surely creeping in. Football has started. Not long from now the leaves will be changing colors and girls will be breaking out their sweaters and boots. Cooler breezes will begin to stir, and with this weather change comes a change in what fruits and vegetables are in season. There’s a whole host of reasons why you should try to eat in season. High...

  I like having the alcohol we are NOT supposed to have in the stadium rain down on my dress shirts. Nothing brings me greater joy.   I also enjoy hearing visiting students tell me that they never have students arrested in their respective student sections. Temper tantrums that result in full cups of various beverages being heaved toward the field bring prideful...

This is a sensitive issue, I’m quite aware. Native Ole Miss students are hypersensitive to out-of-state students who have not been lifelong Ole Miss fans and have allegiances to more than one football team. I, having grown up in New Orleans to an LSU alum, hold dual fandom and have been called a traitor for even suggesting that I like LSU. Please refrain from tweeting...

Last week I drew from Benedict Anderson to introduce the notion of a national imaginary — those ideas and ideals that help link us to a national community from which we are otherwise separated by space and experience. Last week I discussed football; this week I’ll consider music and celebrity culture.   You might ask why I’m not talking about movies...

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...