Ole Miss junior Robert Nkemdiche to miss Sugar Bowl, enter NFL draft

December 22, 2015 in Sports

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche has played his last college football game. The Rebels star, who was recently charged with marijuana possession after a 15-foot fall at an Atlanta hotel, […]

Ole Miss’ Robert Nkemdiche charged with marijuana possession after hotel incident

December 15, 2015 in Sports

ATLANTA (AP) — Mississippi defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche has been charged with possession of marijuana after being hospitalized following a fall at an Atlanta hotel. Police say the 21-year-old from […]

Ole Miss football player Robert Nkemdiche hospitalized in hotel fall

December 14, 2015 in Sports

ATLANTA (AP) — Police say star Ole Miss football player Robert Nkemdiche was hospitalized after falling from a wall at an Atlanta hotel. Department spokeswoman Kim Jones says it appears […]

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.