Quentin Winstine | The Daily Mississippian BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Ole Miss punctuated a turnaround season with a 38-17 win against Pittsburgh in the BBVA Compass Bowl in Birmingham on Saturday. A five-win improvement and the program’s first winning season since 2009 sends the Rebels (7-6) into an offseason filled with optimism.  “It’s more important now...

1. Alabama (11-1, 7-1 SEC, 1st last week) 2. Georgia (11-1, 7-1 SEC, 3rd last week) 3. Florida (11-1, 7-1 SEC, 4th last week) 4. LSU (10-2, 6-2 SEC, 2nd last week) 5. Texas A&M (10-2, 6-2 SEC, 5th last week) 6. South Carolina (10-2, 6-2 SEC, 6th last week) 7. Vanderbilt (8-4, 5-3 SEC, 8th last week) 8. Ole Miss (6-6, 3-5 SEC, 9th last week) 9. Mississippi State...

With its 41-24 win against Mississippi State this past Saturday, Ole Miss finished the regular season with a 6-6 record and awaits its postseason fate. The Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl in Nashville, Tenn. (Dec. 31, 11 a.m., ESPN) and the BBVA Compass Bowl in Birmingham, Ala. (Jan. 5, Noon, ESPN) have emerged as the two most likely destinations for the Rebels....

  The Southeastern Conference is currently – or will soon be – reviewing fans going onto the field after Ole Miss’ 41-24 win against Mississippi State in the Egg Bowl, according to SEC associate director of media relations Chuck Dunlap. There is no timetable for when the league offices will make a decision.   The SEC rule regarding fans entering...

  Another week, another top-25 opponent for Ole Miss. This Saturday, the Rebels will travel to No. 8 LSU to take on one of the most relentless defenses in the country. The Tigers rank third in the Southeastern Conference in scoring defense (15.5 ppg), second in total defense (262.9 ppg), second in rush defense (97.2 ypg) and first in pass defense (165.7 ypg).    “A...

  1. Alabama (9-1, 6-1 SEC, 1st last week)   This week: Western Carolina (1-9), 11:21 a.m., SEC Network   2. LSU (8-2, 4-2 SEC, 2nd last week)    This week: Ole Miss (5-5, 2-4 SEC), 2:30 p.m., CBS   3. Georgia (9-1, 7-1 SEC, 3rd last week)   This week: Georgia Southern (8-2), 12:30 p.m., PPV   4. Florida (9-1, 7-1 SEC,...

  The Ole Miss Lady Rebel volleyball team will take a five-game losing streak on the road this weekend to play Mississippi State and Arkansas. Earlier this season, at home, Ole Miss defeated Mississippi State 3-1 and lost a four-set match to Arkansas. This past weekend, the Lady Rebels were swept in matches against Tennessee and Florida.    “We took...

  The situation Saturday night was all too familiar for Ole Miss. Having the lead with just over two minutes left in the game, a defensive stop would have propelled the Rebels to six wins and bowl eligibility. Instead, they were handed another heartbreaking. This time by the Vanderbilt Commodores, who became bowl eligible themselves with the win.   “Obviously,...

  The Ole Miss Rebels (5-4, 2-3 Southeastern Conference) will look to become bowl eligible this weekend when they take on the visiting Vanderbilt Commodores (5-4, 3-3 SEC) Saturday at 6 p.m. in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. The game will be televised on ESPNU.    Saturday’s meeting will be the 87th between the two schools, with Ole Miss leading the all-time...

  On Oct. 24, athletics director Ross Bjork named Brett Frank as the acting head coach of the Ole Miss Lady Rebel basketball program for the 2012-13 season. Just a day later, Frank was with Andy Kennedy in Hoover, Ala., at SEC media days.   While at SEC media days, Frank said something about his team that caught the attention of many people, who felt the Lady...