Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze on Mississippi flag: ‘I strongly believe it’s time we move in a different direction’

July 17, 2015 in News, Sports

(AP) Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze says he supports removing the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag. “While I’m not a political figure, I strongly believe it’s time we […]

Ole Miss’ Hugh Freeze on Laremy Tunsil arrest: ‘Proud of him for standing up for his mother’

June 30, 2015 in Sports

(AP) Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze said Laremy Tunsil could’ve handled it differently but was “proud of him for standing up for his mother and protecting his family” after the offensive […]

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 […]

No. 25 Ole Miss gets big road win at Texas

September 16, 2013 in News, Sports

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Jeff Scott ran for 164 yards and a touchdown and also scored on a 73-yard punt return, helping No. 25 Mississippi roll over reeling Texas 44-23 on Saturday night.

Bo Wallace passed for two touchdowns and ran for another for the Rebels (3-0), who led 14-0 midway through the first quarter before Texas scored 23 straight points.

The Rebels rallied when Andrew Ritter kicked a 52-yard field goal on the last play of the first half and Wallace directed consecutive touchdown drives in the third quarter…

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.

Ole Miss QB feels healthy as practice begins

August 7, 2013 in Local Sports, National Sports, News, Sports, Statewide News, Top Stories

Donte Moncrief isn’t concerned about Mississippi quarterback Bo Wallace’s surgically repaired right shoulder.

Thrilled might be the better term.

“I see an arm that’s gotten stronger,” said Moncrief, who led the Rebels in catches and receiving yards last season. “The fade routes look good. The dig routes look good. He’s got more power with his arm and I’m looking forward to seeing what he can do with it in games.”

Ole Miss football player killed in car accident

July 5, 2013 in Local Sports, National Sports, News, Sports, Statewide News, Top Stories

The Old Miss Rebels “are hurting” head coach Hugh Freeze said after one of their own was killed in a car accident Wednesday afternoon.

Park Coleman Stevens was killed on impact when his truck hit the back of a semi that was crossing a four-lane highway in Chickasaw County, Miss.

Although he was not immediately identified, Cpl. Chris Turnipseed told the Mississippi Daily Journal that “the driver of the pickup was killed upon impact.”

Mississippi's Johnson out with broken fibula

March 22, 2013 in National Sports

Mississippi defensive end C.J. Johnson is out for the rest of spring practice after suffering a broken fibula in his right leg during Wednesday’s practice.

Johnson was expected to have surgery Thursday, according to school officials. Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze said Johnson’s recovery time is expected to be about three months.

The 6-foot-3, 233-pound junior played in all 13 games last season and led the Rebels with 61/2 sacks last season.