Ole Miss LB Denzel Nkemdiche hospitalized for undisclosed reason

November 20, 2015 in Sports

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi senior linebacker Denzel Nkemdiche has been in the hospital this week for an undisclosed reason. Nkemdiche’s father Dr. Sunday Nkemdiche confirmed to The Associated Press […]

Ole Miss linebackers Denzel Nkemdiche, Serderius Bryant arrested over weekend in separate incidents

February 17, 2014 in Sports, The Buzz

OXFORD, Mississippi (AP) — Oxford police chief Joey East says Mississippi linebackers Denzel Nkemdiche and Serderius Bryant were arrested in separate incidents over the past weekend. East says Nkemdiche was […]

Football: Nkemdiche brothers back on the field together as Ole Miss hosts Arkansas

November 8, 2013 in Sports

OXFORD, Mississippi (AP) — When highly-regarded recruit Robert Nkemdiche joined his brother Denzel at Ole Miss , the two had plans of forming the core of the Rebels’ defense. Because […]

Freeze says Mississippi freshmen will contribute

August 20, 2013 in Local Sports, National Sports, News, Sports, Statewide News, Top Stories

Mississippi’s celebrated freshman class won’t be standing on the sidelines for long.

Second-year coach Hugh Freeze said the team’s most highly rated recruits – like defensive end Robert Nkemdiche, receiver Laquon Treadwell and offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil – have played well during the first two weeks of preseason camp and will contribute immediately when the Rebels open the season against Vanderbilt on Aug. 29.

The trio of five-star prospects will be surrounded by other young faces. Freeze expects around 10 freshmen to make their debut against the Commodores.

Freeze said it’s “certainly a challenge” to make sure all the freshmen are ready to contribute. He said the coaching staff is trying to make sure it doesn’t ask the young players to do too much.

Freeze, Mississippi trying to keep momentum

March 20, 2013 in National Sports

Most of the recent news about Mississippi’s football program relates to the surprising and star-studded recruiting class Hugh Freeze landed in February.

The second-year coach is excited about bringing in that new talent. But for the next month, he’s focused on improving what he already has on the roster as the Rebels go through spring practice.

Mississippi’s young defense a work in progress

September 6, 2012 in Local Sports, National Sports, News, Sports, Statewide News

Defensive end C.J. Johnson lived through Mississippi’s nightmare football season in 2011, so he wasn’t complaining that last weekend’s 49-27 season-opening victory over Central Arkansas wasn’t a masterpiece.

Central Arkansas falls to Mississippi, 47-29

September 5, 2012 in Local Sports, National Sports, News, Sports, Statewide News

Central Arkansas couldn’t have scripted a much better first half during Saturday’s game against Mississippi.

The second half was exactly the opposite.

And the end result was a 49-27 loss at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium that left Central Arkansas coach Clint Conque disappointed after a missed opportunity.