Today Mississippi senators face a deadline to reauthorize the state’s Medicaid program. The House of Representatives initially failed to pass the measure last week as Democrats challenged the exclusion of a Medicaid expansion included as part of the Affordable Care Act. Similar arguments continue in the Senate, with Democrats asserting that the expansion makes fiscal...

With National Signing Day quickly approaching, Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze is on track to having arguably one of the best recruiting classes in the history of the program. Freeze spoke with the media Tuesday during halftime of the men’s basketball game against Kentucky. Alex Edward | The Daily MississppianFootball head coach Hugh Freeze talks about recruiting at...

Ole Miss hosted 16 official visitors this past weekend, according to Scout.com. One of those prospects, wide receiver Quincy Adeboyejo, had such a good time that he went ahead and pulled the trigger to commit to the Rebels Cedar Hill receiver Quincy Adeboyejo (18) in High School Football action against Allen at Longhorn Stadium in Cedar Hill, Texas Friday, September 7,...

The beginning of 2013 marks a renewed commitment on the part of United Auto Workers (UAW) to organize Nissan’s manufacturing plant in Canton. The efforts began last summer and continue to receive mixed reactions from employees. Mississippi is a right-to-work state, and lawmakers appear hesitant to endorse any union efforts at the plant, despite increasing complaints...

Ole Miss had arguably the biggest recruiting weekend in history, with 16 official visitors in town to see what the Rebels had to offer, according to Scout.com. The weekend was highlighted by the commitment of wide receiver Quincy Adeboyejo and a surprise visit from defensive end Chris Jones, a Mississippi State commitment. Adeboyejo, who is a 6-foot-3, 175-pound four-star...

Although football season has come and gone, there are still a lot of eyes on the Ole Miss football program as National Signing Day (Feb. 6) steadily approaches. Rebel head coach Hugh Freeze is quickly putting Ole Miss in the national spotlight with the Rebels’ recruiting class, which is currently ranked as high as No. 10 in the country, according to Rivals.com. Courtesy...

It’s an exciting time in Ole Miss athletics. In 10 months time, athletics director Ross Bjork has changed the culture and mindset of Ole Miss athletics, and the results have begun to show on the scoreboard, as well as in other areas. File Photo (Austin McAfee) | The Daily MississippianOle Miss Athletics Director Ross Bjork speaks after being introduced as the new athletics...

Austin McAfee | The Daily Mississippian The past year has been quite a turnaround for Ole Miss athletics, especially Rebel football. At this time last year, it seemed like nothing was going right for any athletics program on campus. Head football coach Hugh Freeze was working tirelessly on the recruiting trail hoping to get Ole Miss out of the SEC cellar, while hoping...

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...

  Keep an eye on 29   Ole Miss is going to have its hands full Saturday afternoon defending No. 29 Jarvis Jones, a junior linebacker. Jones, one of the top linebackers in the country, has been wreaking havoc on opposing offenses all season long. The Bulldogs move Jones around quite a bit and have enough playmakers around him to make teams pay for overcompensating...