Mississippi Rumors & News

  • NCAA expanding Ole Miss investigation

    USA Today "The NCAA’s current investigation into Ole Miss’ football program may have grown beyond former offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil saying he received money from staffers. NCAA enforcement staff interviewed players from Auburn and Mississippi State and possibly another Southeastern Conference program..." August 25

  • Ole Miss RB Jordan Wilkins to miss season due to 'administrative error'

    Yahoo! Sports "Ole Miss will be without one of its top running backs in 2016. The reason? Academics… sort of. The school announced Thursday that because of an “administrative error,” junior Jordan Wilkins will miss the entire 2016 season. “Jordan Wilkins will miss the 2016 regular season after not..." August 18

  • Ole Miss' Chad Kelly says he's the best QB in U.S.

    ESPN "Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly stole the spotlight on the fourth and final day of SEC media days Thursday, making a bold statement about his talent and taking a veiled shot at Clemson, his former school. The SEC's top returning quarterback was certainly confident, overshadowing Les Miles and..." July 14

  • Hugh Freeze: No coach can control everything the NCAA expects us to

    CBS Sports "Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze said Thursday he believes he set the proper atmosphere in his program for NCAA compliance but acknowledged "we'll see at the end of the day" how the NCAA views the violations. Ole Miss is the first major football program that largely falls under a new NCAA penalty..." July 14

  • Ole Miss' Chad Kelly takes swipe at Clemson, makes clear who has 'real Death Valley'

    Alabama "Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly didn't miss an opportunity to give people at SEC Media Days in Hoover, Alabama, on Thursday a little insight into his feelings about Clemson. Kelly, who was kicked off the Clemson team by coach Dabo Swinney in the spring of 2014, told the media gathered that LSU..." July 14

  • Tunsil's stepfather claims Ole Miss gave family improper assistance

    The Score "The Laremy Tunsil-Ole Miss saga took another turn Wednesday, as the offensive tackle's stepfather Lindsey Miller is claiming people associated with the school helped improperly fund the family's move to Oxford, Miss. The NCAA is currently investigating multiple infractions against Ole Miss and..." June 29

  • Mississippi WR Brandon Smith Announces Commitment To Iowa

    College Spun "Iowa doesn’t often make big recruiting splashes in the Deep South, but after a very strong 2015, the Hawkeyes are off to a very nice start on the recruiting trail. On Sunday night, three-star wide receiver Brandon Smith, a Mississippi native, announced his commitment to Kirk Ferentz’s program." June 27

  • Ole Miss lands 4-star LB Willie Gay Jr.

    The Score "Ole Miss increased its depth on defense Friday when four-star linebacker Willie Gay Jr. announced his commitment to the Rebels. At 6-foot-2, 215 pounds, Gay Jr. provides Ole Miss with the 153rd-ranked recruit on the ESPN 300. " June 18

  • Rebels land future Landshark as LB Josh Clarke commits to Ole Miss

    Saturday Down South "Rumors of Ole Miss’ demise on the recruiting trail have proven to be greatly exaggerated, as the Rebels reached into LSU’s backyard and snagged a commit from New Orleans linebacker Josh Clarke Monday. The 6-foot-3, 225-pound Clarke in currently rated as a three-star recruit, the No. 32 outside..." June 14

  • Freeze admits recruiting mistakes, insists Ole Miss didn't cheat

    ESPN "Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze told ESPN.com on Monday that he accepts responsibility for the Rebels' NCAA troubles, but he adamantly denies that he or anybody on his staff knowingly violated rules. Ole Miss last week self-imposed the loss of 11 football scholarships over a four-year period from..." May 31

  • Ole Miss self-imposes double-digit reduction in football scholarships

    ESPN "Ole Miss has self-imposed a double-digit reduction of scholarships for football, as well as an already served postseason ban for women's basketball, as part of its response to an NCAA notice of allegations that was released Friday morning. In its 154-page response to the NCAA, Ole Miss..." May 27

  • Ole Miss confirms Laremy Tunsil texts, checking for changes

    ESPN "Ole Miss officials have determined that a text message conversation published to Miami Dolphins rookie Laremy Tunsil's Instagram account during the NFL draft did happen last year, sources told ESPN's Outside the Lines, but the school is still looking into whether the messages were altered before..." May 12

  • Laremy Tunsil’s civil suit with his stepfather threatens to drag Ole Miss into further hot water

    The Clarion-Ledger "Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze's lawyers have stipulations if he's going to testify in the Laremy Tunsil civil lawsuit. Attorneys representing Freeze asked for an outright prohibition of, or for restrictions to be placed upon, a possible deposition after one was requested in conjunction..." May 12

  • Ole Miss draws commitment from Madison Prep's Bryan Jones

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "One of Louisiana's most highly sought-after 2017 football recruits committed to Ole Miss on Sunday. Bryan Jones announced his pledge to the Rebels via Twitter shortly before 10 p.m. and confirmed the decision moments later. "What made me commit to Ole Miss is because I love the great job..." May 11

  • Ole Miss coach 'shocked' at Laremy Tunsil's admission

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze was “shocked” that Laremy Tunsil said he accepted money from an assistant coach while he was a member of the Rebels football team. After a picture of Tunsil smoking a bong attached to a gas mask was tweeted from his account minutes before the draft, Tunsil slipped to..." May 05

  • Mississippi vows to “aggressively investigate” Tunsil’s admission of getting paid

    Pro Football Talk "On a night that the Ole Miss football program should have been celebrating the placement of three of its former players into the first round of the draft, the Rebels are reeling from the admission of left tackle Laremy Tunsil that he was paid while in college. “I’d have to say yeah,” Tunsil..." April 29

  • Chad Kelly injury: Ole Miss QB undergoes sports hernia surgery

    247 Sports "The SEC's top returning passer will be on the sidelines for the remainder of spring practice. Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly had successful surgery last week to repair a sports hernia, according to multiple reports. Kelly's absence will mean extra reps for Shea Patterson and Jason Pellerin,..." April 04

  • Freeze: Ole Miss' NCAA investigation 'like a four-year colonoscopy'

    CBS Sports "NCAA investigations can be pervasive and uncomfortable. Enforcement officers want to dig in to every nook and cranny to ensure compliance and find or find evidence of alleged rules violations. According to Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze, the investigation process is like a pervasive investigation..." March 29

  • Ole Miss’ Robert Nkemdiche and Brother Denzel “Going Their Separate Ways” Ahead Of NFL Draft

    College Spun "The brotherly love between Robert and Denzel Nkemdiche will have to be shown from afar going forward. ESPN’s Edward Aschoff reported this morning that Robert, the former Ole Miss star defensive lineman, and Denzel, the former Ole Miss linebacker, are “going their separate ways” ahead of the..." March 29

  • Alabama adding Ole Miss kicker as grad transfer

    College Football Talk "Unable to add any kicking depth in the Class of 2016 — a prized JUCO commit flipped to Florida a couple of months before signing day — Alabama looked to an SEC West rival to procure some additional foot talent. Montgomery, Ala., native Andy Pappanastos confirmed to WSFA-TV in Tuscaloosa that he..." March 29

  • Laquon Treadwell generates relatively slow 40-yard dashes

    Pro Football Talk "At the Scouting Combine in February, Mississippi receiver Laquon Treadwell chose not to run the 40-yard dash. On Monday, he ran. And he didn’t generate the kind of times that will cause him to rocket up the board. Treadwell ran, officially, a 4.63-second and 4.65-second 40-yard dash at his Pro..." March 28

  • Ole Miss' Breeland Speaks arrested for suspicion of DUI

    The Score "Ole Miss defensive tackle Breeland Speaks was arrested early Friday morning for suspicion of a DUI, according to The Clarion-Ledger's Daniel Paulling. Rebels head coach Hugh Freeze released a statement addressing the matter. "Breeland's poor choice does not meet the expectations of our..." March 08

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