July 7, 2014 9:57 PM
BATON ROUGE - All week long, WBRZ will be looking at the football teams in the SEC West, going position group by position group to determine the best in the west.
On the defensive line, the Ole Miss Rebels appear to have one of the best combinations of talent,... more »
June 25, 2014 6:57 PM
GREENVILLE, N.C. - East Carolina has hired Cliff Godwin as baseball coach. Godwin spent the past three seasons as an assistant coach at Mississippi, helping Ole Miss return to the College World Series this year for the first time since 1972. Godwin was a four-year letterman for the Pirates and... more »
June 20, 2014 11:12 PM
OMAHA, NE -The College World Series game between Virginia and Mississippi was suspended after a 93-minute lightning and rain delay at TD Ameritrade Park on Friday night, while Texas beat Vanderbilt 4-0 to set up a winner-take-all game between those two Saturday night.
The game between the Rebels and... more »
June 9, 2014 6:31 PM
LAFAYETTE - The Ragin Cajuns haven't been to the College World Series since 2000 - the Rebels haven't visited since 1972.
One of the teams, however, will punch their ticket in the showdown Monday night for the right to go to Omaha.
After falling behind 3-1 in the... more »
June 8, 2014 9:27 PM
LAFAYETTE - The Ragin Cajuns, for the second straight game, fell behind in the early part of the ball game, and for the second straight game the ULL squad fought back to tie the game.
The Rebels put up a run in the first inning with a Will Allen... more »
June 7, 2014 7:56 PM
LAFAYETTE - The Ragin Cajuns fell behind 3-0 before answering the Rebels with a scores in the second, third, and fifth innings to outlast Ole Miss 9-5 Saturday night.
Tyler Girouard scored on a fielding erros by Austin Bousfield in center field to start a big inning in the... more »
May 23, 2014 6:50 PM
HOOVER, Ala. - Joe Serrano scored on Brian Anderson's sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth in Arkansas' 8-7 win over Mississippi Friday, eliminating the Rebels from the Southeastern Conference tournament. The Razorbacks (38-22), who trailed 6-0 after three innings, meet LSU Saturday for a berth in the championship... more »
April 27, 2014 11:43 PM
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Southeastern Conference on Sunday announced the format for future football scheduling that is a continuation of the existing format and adds a strength-of-schedule component that requires all schools to play an ACC, Big 12, Big Ten or Pac-12 opponent on an annual basis. The announcement comes... more »
April 18, 2014 9:18 PM
OXFORD, Ms. - The magic LSU had in Game One against Ole Miss wasn't present in the second game of the three-game series Saturday night, as the Tigers lost 5-1.
Mississippi starting pitcher, and Madisonville native, pitched seven innings, only allowing one (unearned) run to the Tigers.
LSU... more »
February 18, 2014 10:44 PM
OXFORD, Ms. - Mississippi football players Denzel Nkemdiche and Robert Nkemdiche are being sued for $2 million after allegedly beating a man at a fraternity party last year. According to a complaint filed in Lafayette County Circuit Court on Friday, plantiff Matthew Baird claims Denzel Nkemdiche punched him from behind... more »
February 18, 2014 7:32 PM
OXFORD, MISSISSIPPI- The FBI joined the case to find who tied a noose around the statue of James Meredith on the Ole Miss campus.
In addition, a pre-2003 Georgia state flag with the Confederate battle symbol was draped on the statue's face.
Meredith's admission into the university marked... more »
January 29, 2014 4:53 PM
OXFORD, Ms. - Mississippi freshman defensive back Bobby Hill has been indefinitely suspended after being arrested and charged with sexual battery. The 19-year-old Hill was arrested by Oxford police on Tuesday, according to jail documents. Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze said in a statement released through the school that he... more »
January 26, 2014 3:41 PM
OXFORD, MISS. (AP) - Theresa Plaisance scored 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as No. 15 LSU held Mississippi without a point over the final three-and-a-half minutes of the game to secure a 66-56 win on Sunday. Diara Moore's two free throws with 3:44 left to play cut the LSU... more »
January 15, 2014 10:59 PM
OXFORD, MS - The LSU Tigers watched a late lead slip away at Ole Miss in regulation, and Rebels guard Marshall Henderson provided his usual flair as the Tigers lost to the Rebels 88-74 in overtime.
Henderson had 19 of his 25 points in the second half and overtime,... more »
January 15, 2014 6:52 PM
BATON ROUGE - The LSU Tigers get ready to face off against the Ole Miss Rebels and their prolific shooter Marshall Henderson.
While the sharp-shooter may be hard to contain on the perimeter, he's shown a knack for turning the ball over or, simply, missing shots inside the arc.... more »
January 13, 2014 11:13 PM
BATON ROUGE - The LSU men's basketball team ended a two-game losing streak by beating South Carolina Saturday, 71-68.
While it's tough giving up a starting lineup spot, the case could be made it's even harder to do for the State of Louisiana Mr. Basketball last year and a... more »
December 20, 2013 6:46 PM
BIRMINGHAM, Al. - The Southeastern Conference fined four schools a combined $60,000 for violating league policies during the football season. Mississippi State and Mississippi were the hardest hit, with each school receiving a $25,000 fine. Mississippi State was fined for violating the league's artificial noisemaker policy a second time. The... more »
December 5, 2013 10:57 PM
MANHATTAN, KS. - Marcus Foster and Thomas Gipson scored 15 points each to lead Kansas State, and Marshall Henderson's go-ahead 3-point try with 2 seconds left missed everything, allowing the Wildcats to hang on for a 61-58 victory over Mississippi Thursday night. Wesley Iwundu added 10 points, including a free... more »
October 28, 2013 6:59 PM
FAYETTEVILLE, Ar. - The Arkansas Razorbacks' Nov. 9 football game at Ole Miss will start at 11:21 a.m. to accommodate a regional telecast. Two years ago in Oxford, Arkansas took a 29-24 victory over the Rebels. This year's game will be televised on the Southeastern Conference's regional television network. Arkansas... more »
October 18, 2013 7:12 AM
OXFORD, Miss. - LSU's Zach Mettenberger and Mississippi's Bo Wallace were quarterbacks who appeared on the brink of stardom last season.
Mettenberger has made the jump. Wallace isn't quite there yet.
The two will meet in a potentially touchdown-filled showdown when No. 6 LSU (6-1, 3-1) travels to... more »
October 17, 2013 12:07 PM
JACKSON - Ole Miss is planning a new basketball arena and parking garage that would cost up to $100 million.
The Ole Miss Athletic Foundation plans to borrow almost $80 million for the project. The College Board approved plans today for the university to lease over 8 acres on... more »
October 11, 2013 9:13 AM
OXFORD, Miss.- Mississippi coach Hugh Freeze is trying to think of some creative ways to stop Texas A&M's prolific duo of Johnny Manziel and Mike Evans. He admits it's not easy. Nobody's been able to do it so far. Manziel is having a stellar encore season after winning the Heisman... more »
August 28, 2013 10:05 AM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Vanderbilt Commodores are hoping experience provides that little something extra against Mississippi.
These teams are so very similar with coaches busy trying to turn struggling programs around with James Franklin going into his third season at Vanderbilt and Hugh Freeze coming off a successful first... more »
August 27, 2013 2:01 PM
The Mississippi-Vanderbilt rivalry may never have a cool name like the Iron Bowl or the Egg Bowl. But there's little doubt the annual game is beginning to gain added importance now that both schools are upwardly mobile in the notoriously competitive Southeastern Conference. The fact they're meeting in a season-opening... more »
July 4, 2013 10:46 AM
EGYPT, Miss. - A member of the University of Mississippi football team was killed Wednesday in a traffic accident in Chickasaw County, Miss. The Highway Patrol says in a statement that 20-year-old Park Stevens of Columbus was killed when his pickup collided with the rear of an 18-wheeler at Egypt... more »
July 2, 2013 1:29 PM
OXFORD, Ms. - Bo Wallace's unpredictable, risk-taking style in the pocket made him one of the Southeastern Conference's most exciting players last season. These days, the Mississippi quarterback is a little boring. That's by design. The 6-foot-4, 204-pound junior is coming back from offseason shoulder surgery in January and is... more »
May 23, 2013 2:21 PM
HOOVER, Ala. - Mikey White hit a two-run single in the 10th inning to give Alabama a 7-5 victory against Mississippi at the Southeastern Conference tournament on Thursday. Alabama (34-25) trailed 3-0 early in the elimination game, but rallied for two runs in the fourth, one in the fifth and... more »
May 16, 2013 5:40 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. - LSU junior second baseman JaCoby Jones has been diagnosed with an injury to his left hand and will be held out of the starting lineup during this week's series versus Ole Miss, coach Paul Mainieri said Thursday.
"We're certainly disappointed that JaCoby won't be in... more »
May 16, 2013 10:55 AM
BATON ROUGE - Second-ranked LSU (46-7, 21-6 SEC) plays host tonight to Ole Miss for the start of their last regular season three-game series.
LSU is No. 2 in the SEC with a 2.37 team ERA, and the Tigers' staff is fourth in the league in strikeouts with 412.... more »
April 13, 2013 6:44 PM
OXFORD, Ms. - Quarterback Bo Wallace tossed a football up and down on the sidelines. Receiver Donte Moncrief stood holding his helmet, offering encouragement to teammates. Mississippi's annual Grove Bowl wasn't about watching the team's stars on Saturday. Instead, it was one more opportunity for second-year coach Hugh Freeze to... more »
April 12, 2013 10:12 PM
OXFORD, Ms. - Mississippi basketball coach Andy Kennedy has earned a raise and an extension to his contract after leading the Rebels to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2002. The school said Friday that Kennedy's contract has been extended through the 2017 season and will pay him... more »
April 3, 2013 5:39 PM
OXFORD, Ms. - Mississippi guard Marshall Henderson posted a letter on the school's athletic website on Wednesday apologizing for some of his actions during a successful but turbulent season. The 6-foot-2 junior averaged more than 20 points per game this season, leading the Rebels to their first NCAA tournament since... more »
March 22, 2013 2:32 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo.- Marshall Henderson shook out of a shooting slump and scored 17 points in the second half, leading 12th-seeded Mississippi past No. 5 Wisconsin 57-46 on Friday, giving the Rebels their first NCAA tournament win since 2002. For the cold-shooting Badgers (23-12), the upset loss snaps a string... more »
February 13, 2013 9:58 PM
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Elston Turner had 37 points, including a career-high seven 3-pointers, to give Texas A&M a 69-67 win over Mississippi on Wednesday night. Derrick Millinghaus made a free throw before the Rebels got the ball back after a shot-clock violation. Millinghaus hit a layup with 44 seconds... more »
February 13, 2013 9:55 PM
OXFORD, Miss. - The No. 10 LSU softball team blasted four home runs and used another Rachele Fico gem in the circle to claim a 9-1 six-inning victory over Ole Miss Wednesday in a rare non-conference meeting at the Ole Miss Complex.
LSU's (5-1) four homers in a game... more »
February 7, 2013 5:58 PM
OXFORD, Miss. - Mississippi forward Demarco Cox will miss the remainder of the season because of a stress fracture in his left foot. The 6-foot-8, 272-pound junior has already missed extended time because of the injury. He's played in just seven games, averaging 1.6 points and 1.1 rebounds. But there... more »
February 6, 2013 7:16 AM
Loganville, Ga.- The nation's No. 1 football prospect made it official this morning, as Robert Nkemdiche signed with the Ole Miss Rebels and not with LSU.
Nkemdiche, a 6-foot-5, 265-pound defensive end from Loganville, Georgia, revealed his decision live on ESPNU just before 7 a.m.
LSU got an... more »
November 27, 2012 11:02 AM
OXFORD, Miss. - Mississippi has been fined $5,000 by the Southeastern Conference after "fans entered the competition area" following the football team's 41-24 victory over No. 25 Mississippi State in the Egg Bowl on Saturday. Fans rushed the field after Ole Miss' victory over the Bulldogs. The win snapped the... more »
November 21, 2012 10:31 AM
OXFORD, Miss. - The University of Mississippi doesn't want to see any cowbells at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium during the Egg Bowl on Saturday.
The school sent out a statement saying that cowbells are "strictly prohibited" from the stadium during the annual football game between Ole Miss and Mississippi State, citing... more »
November 15, 2012 10:26 AM
BATON ROUGE - LSU great Billy Cannon will be on hand to greet fans Saturday morning, November 17, 2012 at The Cook Hotel and Conference Center at LSU.
In conjunction with LSU's 2:30 p.m. clash with Ole Miss, Cannon will sign autographs at the hotel from 9 to 11... more »
September 26, 2012 10:29 AM
OXFORD, Miss. - Mississippi's defense is undersized, inexperienced and doesn't have much depth.
The No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide has a punishing, effective offense that has steamrolled every team it has faced this season.
The mismatch that presents is obvious. Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze says his team's... more »
September 19, 2012 10:43 AM
OXFORD, Miss. - Mississippi coach Hugh Freeze said his defense made too many foolish mistakes in last weekend's lopsided 66-31 loss to Texas.
There were also times the bigger, stronger and faster Longhorns simply manhandled the smaller Rebels. And so it goes for Freeze, the first-year Ole Miss coach... more »
April 6, 2012 6:36 AM
JACKSON, Miss. - The University of Mississippi School of Business Administration and University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Health Related Professions have launched a new part-time option for the online master of health care administration program. Bethany Cooper, director of corporate relations and MBA/MHA services, says the new three-year,... more »
November 18, 2011 12:15 PM
OXFORD, Miss. - In the long history of the LSU-Mississippi rivalry, the chasm between these two programs has rarely been wider.
Top-ranked LSU is closing in on an SEC Western Division championship and is looking to secure a berth in the national title game.
The Tigers are also... more »
November 15, 2011 6:04 PM
BATON ROUGE - Cornerback Morris Claiborne says he and teammates often talk about how they'd like the Tigers' 2011 defense to be remembered as best LSU ever had.
That's a tall order considering the strong defenses fielded by LSU national title teams in 2003 and 2007, which each sent... more »
November 15, 2011 5:54 PM
OXFORD, Miss. - Mississippi coach Houston Nutt has suspended starting quarterback Randall Mackey and leading rusher Jeff Scott for Saturday's game against No. 1 LSU for violating team rules.
Nutt did not say what the violations were, but says the suspensions could also include the season finale against Mississippi... more »
November 7, 2011 12:01 PM
OXFORD, Miss. - Mississippi football coach Houston Nutt will resign at the end of the season.
Mississippi athletic director Pete Boone says Nutt will coach the Rebels' last three games this year. Boone also announced Monday he will step down as athletic director within the next year.
The... more »
March 30, 2011 12:53 PM
RUSTON, La. - Louisiana Tech has introduced 34-year-old Mississippi assistant Michael White as its new head basketball coach.
White says Wednesday that he never dreamed his first head coaching job would be at a school like Louisiana Tech, which has produced several NBA players including Karl Malone and P.J.... more »
February 10, 2011 12:31 PM
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Winter weather across the South has kept a pair of Southeastern Conference basketball teams on the road longer than planned.
Both Arkansas and LSU stayed in Mississippi following games Wednesday night.
The Razorbacks, who lost 67-56 at Mississippi State, stayed because of heavy snow in... more »
November 20, 2010 6:37 PM
Jordan Jefferson passed for a career-high 254 yards, threw for one touchdown and ran for another, and fifth-ranked LSU survived a thrilling upset bid by Mississippi 43-36 on Saturday.
LSU (10-1, 6-1 SEC) trailed 36-35 with 4:57 left when Patrick Peterson returned a kickoff 34 yards to midfield, setting... more »
November 18, 2010 3:43 PM
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) -During his 13 years in the Southeastern Conference, Mississippi coach Houston Nutt has been known to morph from football coach to Southern Baptist preacher when the need arises.
Earlier this week, with the Rebels in the throes of a miserable season, the veteran coach made this... more »
November 13, 2010 3:01 PM
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tyler Bray threw three touchdown passes, two of them to Justin Hunter, and Tauren Poole ran for two more as Tennessee got its first Southeastern Conference win of the season with a 52-14 victory over Mississippi on Saturday.
On Tennessee's first play from scrimmage, Bray attempted a... more »
November 8, 2010 11:32 AM
LSU Tiger football fans will have to get used to cheering on their team in the afternoon once again.
LSU's game against Ole Miss in November 20, is set to kickoff at 2:30 p.m. in Tiger Stadium.
The Tigers are ranked fifth in the latest BCS polls, after... more »
October 14, 2010 4:45 PM
After all that, it's a bear.
It has been more than a decade since the University of Mississippi began stripping away its images of the Old South. Confederate battle flags were first to go. Next was mascot "Colonel Reb," the goateed Southern planter who cheered on the Rebels from the... more »
September 18, 2010 4:50 PM
Warren Norman rushed for 111 yards, including an 80-yard touchdown, as Vanderbilt beat Mississippi 28-14 for coach Robbie Caldwell's first career victory on Saturday. Vanderbilt (1-2, 1-1 Southeastern Conference) snapped a 10-game conference losing streak dating back to 2008. The Commodores have beaten the Rebels four of the past six... more »
September 3, 2010 4:15 PM
In another surprising twist to a month-long saga, Mississippi quarterback Jeremiah Masoli has been cleared to play football just one day before the start of the season.
Three days ago, the NCAA ruled that the former Oregon quarterback had to sit out a season after enrolling at Mississippi. But... more »
September 2, 2010 2:32 PM
When the Ole Miss Rebels take the football field Saturday in Oxford, there will be one mascot on the sidelines.
A yellow-beaked bird known as "Cocky" will be representing Jacksonville State, when they take on the Rebels.
Ole Miss was hoping to have a new mascot to succeed... more »
August 31, 2010 4:55 PM
The NCAA has denied Mississippi quarterback Jeremiah Masoli's request for a waiver that would allow him to play immediately, meaning the former Oregon standout won't be eligible until 2011. Mississippi officials announced Tuesday plans to the appeal the ruling, with a response expected in less than one week. "I'm just... more »
August 24, 2010 1:02 PM
Single-game tickets for LSU home football games against Mississippi State, McNeese State and Louisiana-Monroe will go on sale to the general public Saturday.
In addition, the LSU Ticket Office announced that a limited number of three-game mini-plans will also be available to the general public.
The games in... more »
August 17, 2010 2:25 PM
University of Mississippi basketball coach Andy Kennedy has settled a defamation lawsuit with a cab driver and a valet.
Kennedy had filed a civil suit after he was arrested in Cincinnati in 2008 over an altercation with the cabbie. A valet witnessed the incident.
He denied punching the... more »
July 29, 2010 9:17 AM
The Kansas City Chiefs have signed both of their second-round draft picks, the SEC duo of wide receiver Dexter McCluster of Ole Miss and Alabama's Javier Arenas, a defensive back.
However, as of Wednesday night, the Chiefs still hadn't signed first round selection Eric Berry, a safety who is... more »
July 25, 2010 5:41 PM
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning and his wife, Abby, have given $1 million to an academic scholarship program at their alma mater. A news release Saturday quotes Manning as saying he's giving to the need-based Ole Miss Opportunity program because academics and good grades were very important to him... more »
June 24, 2010 8:23 PM
The search for a new msacot for the University of Mississippi enters a new phase with online voting on Monday. The vote is to narrow the 1,000 suggestions to eleven and students, staff, alumni association members and season football ticket holders have a vote. The ballot closes on July 5th.... more »
May 26, 2010 4:47 PM
In early SEC Tournament scores, Alabama defeated Auburn 7-1 in Game 1. In Game 2, Ole Miss shut out South Carolina 3-0.
Winners Alabama and Ole Miss will square off Thursday at 4:30 p.m. while the elimination game between Auburn and South Carolina is set for 9:30 a.m. more »
February 24, 2010 8:28 PM
The leader of the Rebel Alliance from "Star Wars" fame, Admiral Ackbar, has become an internet and blog darling now that Ole Miss students voted to find a new mascot. An Ole Miss group of "Star Wars" fans are promoting the pop-eye Calamari. But Dean of Students Sparky Reardon says... more »
February 23, 2010 8:36 PM
Students at Ole Miss voted Tuesday to move toward finding a new mascot to replace the abandoned Colonel Reb. It was dropped in 2003 as the school moved away from Old South symbolism. He was an old southern gentleman with a cane and floppy hat. Since then, Ole Miss became... more »
February 22, 2010 8:27 PM
The choice for students at Ole Miss is simple. They can vote yes to a new mascot or vote no to continue being the only school in the Southeastern Conference without a mascot. At the center of debate is the Colonel Reb caricature of a white plantation owner that was... more »
January 7, 2010 2:20 PM
Ole Miss quarterback Jevan Snead has decided he will skip his senior season and will enter the NFL draft this year, according to a person close to the decision.
Snead finished the 2009 season with 2,632 yards passing and 20 touchdowns.
He completed 191 of 351attempts with 20... more »
December 9, 2009 8:19 AM
Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt said he will not pursue the Kansas coaching vacancy.
Nutt and Ole Miss athletic director Pete Boone issued statements after media reports that Nutt was interested in the Kansas job.
Kansas coach Mark Mangino resigned last week in the midst of an investigation... more »
November 23, 2009 1:29 PM
LSU coach Les Miles took the blame for all that transpired in the final seconds of the Ole Miss game during his weekly press conference Monday afternoon. Miles and his coaching received a great deal of criticism from media and fans alike for the game management down the stretch.
... more »
November 23, 2009 10:26 AM
LSU head coach Les Miles will address his team's loss to Ole Miss during his weekly press conference today. It's scheduled to start around noon and you can watch it live on WBTR, cable channel 19. LSU fans have expressed outrage and disappointment over the Tigers' 25-23 loss to the... more »
November 23, 2009 9:08 AM
Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt said at least eight potential football recruits didn't see Mississippi beat LSU Saturday in Oxford because of a Ku Klux Klan protest on campus.
About a dozen Klan members protested the school's decision to drop the song "From Dixie with Love" because some fans... more »