Mississippi Rumors & News

  • Epps' dismissal a blow to Ole Miss' tight end depth

    The Clarion-Ledger "Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze described his depth at tight end as "a little thin" this spring. On Wednesday morning, it got a little thinner. Redshirt freshman tight end Sammie Epps has been dismissed for a violation of team rules, an Ole Miss spokesman said, which leaves the Rebels' future at..." June 18

  • Ole Miss WR Laquon Treadwell will be 'full go' by fall

    The Clarion-Ledger "Hugh Freeze spent most of his time on the Southeastern Conference spring football teleconference running down a long and winding list of injuries. At one point, Ole Miss' coach stopped midsentence to ask, "Who am I forgetting?" The build of injuries, especially along the offensive line and..." May 12

  • Ole Miss player: stepdad was man shot, killed by S. Carolina police

    College Football Talk "A tragic situation in South Carolina, as it turns out, apparently has a connection to the world of college football. Saturday morning, a white North Charleston, South Carolina, police officer shot and killed a 50-year-old black man following a traffic stop. A cellphone video of the shooting..." April 08

  • Hugh Freeze says he would vote to eliminate spring games

    Sporting News - NCAAF "For the next two Saturdays, many of the major programs in college football will wrap up practices with their annual spring games. Ole Miss will be one of those teams, but coach Hugh Freeze says he would rather have his Rebels not play in one this Saturday, according to ESPN's Mark..." April 07

  • Ole Miss QB Chad Kelly completes community service requirements

    CBSSports.com "Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly has completed his community service requirements following a December arrest. Kelly was arrested Dec. 21 after getting into a fight with bouncers outside of a night club in Buffalo, N.Y. After reaching a plea agreement in January, Kelly admitted to a charge of..." March 09

  • Sean Patterson has been hired by Ole Miss

    The Clarion-Ledger "The brother of quarterback recruit Shea Patterson is officially an Ole Miss employee. Sean Patterson is in the Ole Miss online directory, with the title of "associate director for recruiting operations." He was added on Monday, although spokesman Kyle Campbell said Patterson started work on..." March 04

  • Ole Miss WR Laquon Treadwell Is Taking Part In Rebels’ Spring Practice

    College Spun "Roughly four months after gruesomely breaking his ankle against Auburn, Ole Miss wide receiver Laquon Treadwell will be back on the field for the Rebels. With his team’s spring practice period set to begin, Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze met with the media Tuesday afternoon. During his session..." March 03

  • QB Shea Patterson commits to Ole Miss for 2016

    ESPN.com "Shea Patterson, a four-star Class of 2016 quarterback and the No. 28-ranked prospect in the ESPNJr 300, committed to the Ole Miss Rebels over the LSU Tigers and USC Trojans on Tuesday. The No. 3-ranked pocket passer in the 2016 class is a huge coup for Hugh Freeze since the future of the..." February 17

  • LSU assistant Sean Patterson Jr. leaves LSU after brother commits to Ole Miss

    USA Today "Sean Patterson Jr. left his job as a quality control assistant with the LSU football team last week just days before his younger brother Shea Patterson, the No. 1 high school quarterback in the nation out of Calvary Academy in Shreveport, decided to commit to Ole Miss on Tuesday. Sean Patterson..." February 17

  • Ole Miss WR Laquon Treadwell running again in injury recovery

    SI.com "Ole Miss wide receiver Laquon Treadwell posted an Instagram video on Sunday showing him running alongside teammate Denzel Nkemdiche as he continues to recover from a fractured fibula and dislocated ankle. Treadwell sustained the gruesome injury during a Nov. 1 game against Auburn after he was..." February 17

  • DaMarkus Lodge gives Ole Miss a big win on signing day

    The Clarion-Ledger "Ole Miss has its elite wide receiver in the class of 2015. DaMarkus Lodge of Cedar Hill, Texas just announced on ESPNU that he'll sign with the Rebels. He's a four-star wide receiver according to the 247 Sports Composite, though Scout.com considers Lodge a five-star prospect. "I'm taking my..." February 04

  • LSU LB target Leo Lewis decommits from Ole Miss

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Huge news on the recruiting trail Friday evening as Mississippi standout linebacker Leo Lewis decommitted from Ole Miss. Lewis is taking his official visit to LSU this weekend, so the timing is an extremely good sign for the Tigers. " February 01

  • Ole Miss’ Trae Elston issues mea culpa for arrest

    College Football Talk "Very early Thursday morning, two Ole Miss football players were arrested and charged. A day later, one of the two publicly apologized. Defensive back Trae Elston and wide receiver Damore’ea Stringfellow were each charged with disorderly conduct, while Elston had a charge of resisting arrest..." January 26

  • Two Ole Miss players arrested in Oxford

    The Clarion-Ledger "Two more Ole Miss football players are in trouble with the law. Safety Trae Elston and wide receiver Damore'ea Stringfellow were both arrested shortly after midnight today and charged with disorderly conduct, according to the Lafayette County Detention Center's booking log. Elston was also..." January 22

  • Former Ole Miss RB I'Tavius Mathers signs with MTSU

    DNJ "I'Tavius Mathers is coming home. The former Blackman standout running back, who announced last week that he was leaving Ole Miss after three seasons, signed a letter of intent with MTSU on Thursday. He will begin classes when the spring semester starts on Tuesday. Mathers, a 5-foot-11,..." January 16

  • Ole Miss recruit Chad Kelly agrees to plea baragin

    USA Today "Ole Miss quarterback signee Chad Kelly has reportedly agreed to a plea bargain. He has pled guilty to disorderly conduct and agreed to apologize to Buffalo police as well as perform 50 hours of community service, according to a local television report. Kelly appeared in Buffalo city court today..." January 05

  • Ole Miss QB signee Chad Kelly arrested in scuffle with police

    Buffalo News "Chad Kelly, a former local high school football star who signed a major college football scholarship offer last week, was arrested early Sunday after police say he fought with bouncers trying to evict him and a companion from a downtown bar and restaurant and later scuffled with police. Kelly,..." December 22

  • Auburn, Ole Miss plan stadium upgrades to keep up with SEC West

    Sporting News - NCAAF "The on-field competition in the SEC West is brutal enough among the likes of Auburn, Alabama, LSU, Ole Miss and Mississippi State. The same be said for their football stadiums. It's a fierce arms race for all those schools to upgrade their facilities and gain a competitive edge for recruits and..." December 17

  • Ole Miss' Aaron Morris will miss bowl game with torn ACL

    The Clarion-Ledger "Ole Miss guard Aaron Morris will miss the Peach Bowl with a torn ACL. It is the same knee he injured in 2013, causing him to miss the last 12 games of that season. Morris, a redshirt junior, started 11 games this season at left guard. Coach Hugh Freeze said Morris tore his ACL before the Egg..." December 16

  • Former Clemson QB Chad Kelly tweets he's going to Ole Miss

    Yahoo! Sports "Chad Kelly is heading to Ole Miss in 2015. The former Clemson quarterback tweeted he was a Rebel on Wednesday. Kelly was dismissed from Clemson in April for "conduct detrimental to the program." He was competing with Cole Stoudt and freshman Deshaun Watson to be Clemson's starting quarterback..." December 11

  • Hugh Freeze agrees to deal with Ole Miss

    ESPN.com "Ole Miss coach Huge Freeze, who has been rumored to be a candidate for the Florida Gators' coaching vacancy, has agreed to a contract extension with the Rebels, it was announced Tuesday. Freeze and Ole Miss athletic director Ross Bjork announced the agreement Tuesday morning on Twitter. The..." December 02

  • FBI investigating note threatening Ole Miss' Grove

    CBSSports.com "It appears the Mississippi State fan base might have its own Harvey Updyke. The FBI is looking into a note that threatened to damage the trees and shrubs of The Grove on the Ole Miss campus. The note was signed "Hail State." "What's going to happen to ya'll on the field Saturday Aint nothing..." November 26

  • Auburn's Kris Frost plans to reach out to injured Ole Miss star Laquon Treadwell

    Alabama.com "Auburn linebacker Kris Frost wasn't sure how he was going to get up field. Frost blitzed over the center on Ole Miss' crucial pass to Laquon Treadwell with 90 seconds remaining Saturday. Auburn called a zero blitz on the play. Two players missed tackles, changing Treadwell's trajectory and..." November 03

  • Denzel Nkemdiche done for season

    ESPN.com "Ole Miss redshirt junior linebacker Denzel Nkemdiche will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a broken ankle in Saturday's 10-7 loss at LSU. Coach Hugh Freeze confirmed Nkemdiche's injury to ESPN.com and said that Nkemdiche underwent ankle surgery Sunday. Nkemdiche, who had..." October 27

  • Mississippi governor declares Oct. 4, 2014, as “Football Celebration Saturday”

    College Football Talk "The events of Oct. 4, 2014, will live in the hearts and minds of Magnolia State residents forever. Now, governor Phil Bryant has made sure Saturday’s glorious afternoon and evening will be forever remembered in a legal sense, declaring Saturday, October 4 as “Football Celebration Day” on..." October 07

  • Sources: Mississippi under investigation for rules violations in multiple sports

    Yahoo! Sports "The University of Mississippi athletic program is under investigation by the NCAA for potential rules violations in multiple sports. Athletic director Ross Bjork confirmed to Yahoo Sports on Wednesday that Ole Miss “is working with the NCAA” in an ongoing investigation. Bjork said the school..." October 03

  • Anthony Alford is leaving the Ole Miss program

    The Clarion-Ledger "Anthony Alford has settled on one sport. The former Mr. Football and Mr. Baseball winner has left the Ole Miss football program in order to play baseball fulltime. Alford is a member of the Toronto Blue Jays organization after the club drafted him in the third round of the 2012 MLB player..." September 30

  • 4-star offensive lineman Drew Richmond commits to SEC West school over Alabama, others

    Alabama.com "One of the country's top offensive tackles announced his commitment to Ole Miss on Tuesday morning. The 6-foot-5, 320-pound Richmond is the No. 1 prospect in the state of Tennessee on the 247Sports composite and the No. 7-ranked offensive tackle nationally. "Laremy Tunsil (offensive tackle..." September 10

  • Ole Miss WR Sammie Epps arrested for no driver's license, marijuana possession

    Biloxi Sun Herald "Ole Miss freshman wide receiver Sammie Epps was arrested in Oxford last Friday night, according to various sources, and it has been confirmed by Ole Miss. It was first reported by the Oxford Citizen. He was charged with driving with no driver's license and possession of marijuana in a motor..." August 19

  • 4-star recruit Benito Jones flips from Alabama to Ole Miss

    The Clarion-Ledger "Class of 2016 four-star Benito Jones on Sunday flipped his commitment from Alabama to Ole Miss. With Jones on board, the Rebels now have commitments from the state's top two 2016 prospects. "Ole Miss has just been on me hardest," Jones said. ".... (Ole Miss wants to) win a championship in..." August 19

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN.com "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 09

  • Nebraska's Bo Pelini calls out Ole Miss for ... something

    SB Nation "Damore'ea Stringfellow looked like he was going to Nebraska, but now he favors Ole Miss. Pelini isn't happy. Former Washington wide receiver Damore'ea Stringfellow is in the process of transferring to another FBS school, and Nebraska was his chosen destination -- that is, until he visited..." July 30

  • Ole Miss QB: 'A lot of guys go to bed hungry at night'

    SI - College Football "The NCAA passed a rule in April allowing for unlimited meals for athletes. The decision came after - but was apparently unconnected to - Connecticut guard Shabazz Napier saying he often went to bed hungry. Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace expressed similar sentiments recently, saying the..." July 18

  • Denzel Nkemdiche back with Ole Miss

    ESPN.com "Ole Miss redshirt junior linebacker Denzel Nkemdiche has returned to the Rebels' football team following his spring suspension, coach Hugh Freeze said on the final day of SEC media days Thursday. Freeze said that Nkemdiche, who has 117 career tackles in two seasons, will be allowed to fully go..." July 18

  • SEC defines QB 'strike zone' for defenders

    ESPN.com "In a move to further protect players from dangerous hits, the SEC has defined a "strike zone" from below the neck to above the knees in which an unabated defender may attempt to tackle an "offensive player in a passing posture." "This is a player safety issue," said Steve Shaw, the SEC's..." July 17

  • Ole Miss' Golson arrested for disorderly conduct

    Biloxi Sun Herald "Ole Miss defensive back Senquez Golson was arrested early Sunday by Gautier police on a charge of disorderly conduct. Gautier Police Department spokesman Jerry Cooksey said Wednesday that Golson was picked up at 4:50 a.m. Sunday morning on Chestwood Drive. "The officer was in the midst of a..." June 26

  • Former Washington WR Damore'ea Stringfellow tweets he's heading to Ole Miss

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Damore'ea Stringfellow looks to be an Ole Miss Rebel. The former Washington WR tweeted Thursday night that he was heading to Oxford, Miss. and also changed his Twitter background to a picture of the Ole Miss flag. Stringfellow left Washington after the 2013 season when he was charged with..." June 20

  • AU's Grimes: Golson won't be eligible until 2015

    The Anniston Star "Austin Golson will have to wait until next spring to start establishing himself on Auburn’s offensive line. Golson, who transferred from Ole Miss and enrolled at Auburn last month, had hoped to be granted a hardship waiver from the NCAA. Had that occurred, it would have made him eligible to play..." June 17

  • Rebels lose Chief Brown for the 2014 season

    Biloxi Sun Herald "The Clarion Ledger reported Tuesday that Ole Miss defensive back Chief Brown will miss the season after tearing his Achilles' heel during an off-season workout. Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze told the Clarion Ledger that Brown tore his Achilles, an injury that typically requires a six to..." June 05

  • Speaks: Missed phone call pushed me away from LSU

    The Clarion-Ledger "The day Breeland Speaks waited months for finally arrived. Hours after his graduation on Wednesday, Speaks and fellow Ole Miss signee Dayall Harris headed to Oxford to begin their college careers. And to think, none of this would have happened had Speaks flipped his commitment to LSU following..." June 03

  • Ex-Ole Miss OL Austin Golson transferring to Auburn as walk-on

    CBSSports.com "Former Ole Miss offensive lineman Austin Golson will transfer to Auburn and join the Tigers as a walk-on, Rebels coach Hugh Freeze announced Monday. "We wish him the very best," coach Hugh Freeze said in a statement released by the school, adding that Golson will follow "normal transfer rules."..." May 12

  • We want our SEC, Gulfport, Miss. councilman says

    Biloxi Sun Herald "Whereas football is akin to religion in the South, Saturday is a holy day of sorts because of college football and Gulfport has its share of rabid fans. Therefore, Cable One should offer viewers the new SEC network in August, the City Council has decreed. Councilman Myles Sharp brought up..." March 25

  • Profanity-laced video could lengthen Denzel Nkemdiche’s suspension

    College Football Talk "Denzel Nkemdiche could wind up being suspended for more than Ole Miss’ season-opener against Boise State after a video surfaced on YouTube of the linebacker directing a profanity-laced tirade toward a group of people believed to be rival fans. The video, according to AL.com, has since been..." March 18

  • SEC Outlook: A&M's potential 1-2 punch, Ole Miss pass rush and Vandy's 3-4

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The loss of Johnny Manziel and Ben Malena at Texas A&M opens the door for a pair of returning running backs to make their mark. Implementing new schemes, changing positions and coming back from injury are also what spring practice is about. RBs could supply Aggies with 1-2 punch With so much..." March 13

  • Denzel and Robert Nkemdiche file counter-suit against accuser

    Clarion-Ledger "Ole Miss’ Denzel and Robert Nkemdiche have denied all allegations made against them in a $2 million civil suit. In addition, the Nkemdiches filed a counter-claim against plaintiff Matthew Baird. The two are seeking an unspecified amount in damages for what they say are “untrue and false..." March 12

  • Ole Miss suspends Denzel Nkemdiche for opener

    CBSSports.com "When Ole Miss linebacker Denzel Nkemdiche was arrested in February, coach Hugh Freeze said that he'd been suspended "until we know more." Well, apparently Freeze knows more, as he announced that Nkemdiche will be suspended for Ole Miss' season-opener against Boise State. Nkemdiche will also be..." March 06

  • Mississippi's Nkemdiches, 5 others being sued for $2M after allegedly beating up man

    The Clarion-Ledger "The bad news is piling up for Ole Miss football. A civil suit seeking $2 million in damages was filed Friday in Lafayette County Circuit Court by a plaintiff alleging Denzel Nkemdiche, Robert Nkemdiche and five unnamed football players beat him unconscious about a year ago. The news broke..." February 19

  • Report: Denzel Nkemdiche arrested for disorderly conduct

    CBSSports.com "It appears that Ole Miss linebacker Denzel Nkemdiche had too good of a time celebrating his 21st birthday over the weekend. The Clarion Ledger reports Nkemdiche was arrested for disturbing the peace, disorderly conduct and failure to comply with a police officer late Saturday night. All three..." February 17

  • Ole Miss DE Channing Ward pleads guilty to DUI

    CBSSports.com "Former blue-chip recruit Channing Ward's Ole Miss career took an off-field setback this week as the rising junior defensive end reportedly pleaded guilty to a DUI charge. The Clarion-Ledger reported that Ward had been pulled over after 1 a.m. on Jan 19 and booked on a first-offense charge of..." February 16

  • Ole Miss DE Channing Ward pleads guilty

    The Clarion-Ledger "Ole Miss defensive end Channing Ward pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges of DUI and lack of insurance. Ward, 21, was pulled over at 1:13 a.m. on Jan. 19 by the Mississippi Highway Patrol and charged with DUI (first offense) of other substance. What that means, a Monroe County Justice Court..." February 14