New sports complex presents athletic options for students and Oxford residents. A privately owned and operated sports complex is coming closer to being built after the Lafayette County Planning Commission approved a location off Highway 7 South last week. Property owners Chuck Trost and Michael Perry, who are awaiting the commission’s approval of their final plan,...

This year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit was much like the previous two shows to which I have been. It was chock-full of gorgeous models, free booze and German journalists who hounded the models and took all the booze. But there were also some pretty good introductions and concepts this year, the most significant of which I have written about here. Production...

File PhotoCars drive past buildings on The Square. It has been a big year for The University of Mississippi, not only with sports and academics, but also for the City of Oxford. Livability.com has honored Oxford by ranking it as the No. 2 college town in its third annual listing of top college towns, behind College Station, Texas, home to the main campus of Texas A&M...

I have been in the U.S. since August 2011. Since then, I have been to two football games at Ole Miss and three NBA basketball games in Memphis. I still remember the first football game I went to last September against BYU. American sports enthusiasm was beyond my imagination. It is odd to me that people can spend several days driving across the country just to watch a...

I stepped on to the Ole Miss football beat for The Daily Mississippian at the beginning of the 2010 football season and immediately realized that the Ole Miss football program, which had won 18 games and back-to-back Cotton Bowls over the past two seasons, was headed in a drastically different direction. The Rebels lost 49-48 that day in double overtime against Jacksonville...

  The Lady Rebels improved to 3-1 on the young season Tuesday night, defeating Mississippi Valley State, 62-60. It was far from easy, however. The Lady Rebs led by 15 at one point and never trailed in the contest, but thanks to a surge by Delta Devilettes, it took a missed three-pointer at the buzzer by MVSU to give Ole Miss the win.    “One of the...

Although she is new to The University of Mississippi, assistant professor Jasmine Townsend has ambitious plans in store for the recreational therapy program in the Department of Health, Exercise Science and Recreation Management. She began teaching therapeutic recreation courses at Ole Miss this semester and has purchased 12 sports wheelchairs through the university to...

  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...

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...