If you watched the Olympic trials tonight from Eugene, Ore., you saw a pair of Rebels earn spots on the U.S.A. Track & Field team
in junior sprinter Isiah Young and former long jumper Brittney Reese. They will join India tennis star Mahesh Bhupathi and U.S.A. women's basketball assistant coach Jennifer Gillom among the Ole Miss representation in London. In our history, they will make it 11 Rebels to participate in the Olympics across all sports, and this will mark the seventh games to feature at least one Ole Miss athlete. Here is a breakdown of the all-time list.Women's Basketball
Jennifer Gillom (USA) - gold medalist, player 1988; assistant coach 2012
Peggie Gillom (USA) - gold medalist, assistant coach 2000
Van Chancellor (USA) - gold medalist, head coach 2004
Track & Field
Allan Ince (Barbados) - men's 400 meter hurdles 1988
Gary Kinder (USA) - men's decathlon 1988
Tony Dees (USA) - silver medalist, men's 100 meter hurdles 1992
Alvin Haynes (Barbados) - men's triple jump 1992
Savante' Stringfellow (USA) - men's long jump 2000
Brittney Reese (USA) - women's long jump 2008, 2012
Isiah Young (USA) - men's 200 meters 2012
Mahesh Bhupathi (India) - men's doubles 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012Follow me on twitter @CampbellKyle.
Competing in the Canadian Women's Tour event in Niagara Falls, Ontario,
former Rebel Natalie Gleadall fired the low round of the day, Wednesday,
a 6-under 66 to finish with a 4-under 140, good enough for third
place. Gleadall finished as the low amateur, just one shot off the
pace. After opening with a 74, Gleadall carded six birdies and no
bogeys to jump up in the standings.
Starting this summer and continuing throughout the season, women's basketball redshirt freshman Gracie Frizzell (Little Rock, Ark.) will be writing a blog letting fans and family members know about Ole Miss women's basketball and life in Oxford and at Ole Miss. Below is her first entry. Future entries will be posted on OleMissSports.com and can be found by clicking here.
Hotty Toddy Rebel Fans,
The first session of summer school is drawing to a close, but with that
comes understanding that the first day of practice is drawing nearer...
"It's great to be a Rebel." Ever since I showed up here a year ago
for my first experience of being at Ole Miss, I have heard how great
it is to be a Rebel. It was really hard for me last year to get the full
gist of how great it really was with my knee injury, but going through
summer workouts and enduring preparation for what's to come is
proving to me that I am lucky to be where I am.
Summer school is always a lot of fun, not only because classes are
only two hours a day, but also because I have a lot of time to be able
to get in the gym, workout, AND go shopping and hit the pool. Coach
D, (Randall Dorvin) our strength coach, has really stepped up in
teaching not only technique and agility, but also the mentality of what
it takes to be an Ole Miss Rebel.
As a team, we are thankful for what is to come. It's not going to be
easy...but what's the point of doing something if it's too easy? We
thrive off of competition and the willingness to succeed.
In July, we get to meet our new teammates! We are excited to
extend open arms to the newest members of our Rebel family. This
team has always been close...like a sisterhood. We support each
other on and off the court, and we will treat these newcomers the
exact same way.
It's such a blessed opportunity to be here at Ole Miss. To be able to
play basketball and get an education is the dream of many...it's great
to be a student-athlete, and it's great to be a Rebel.
Fox Sports paid a visit to the Ole Miss campus during spring drills for an inside look at the football team for the SportSouth
program "Under The Lights." It premiered in May to rave reviews on Twitter, but if you missed it, here is the show, broken into four segments.
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They say there's a first time for everything. Three years of hard work finally paid off for former Rebel men's tennis standout Devin Britton who captured his first pro title, the $15,000 Sacramento Futures, on Sunday. In a battle of former NCAA Champions, Britton saved two match points to defeat Jeff Dadamo (Texas A&M) 2-6, 7-6(6), 6-2.
Britton had won eight doubles titles, but was still searching for that elusive singles title until Sunday's triumph. Click here
to read an account of the match, including Britton's comments, from veteran journalist Paul Bauman
You'll note in the picture with the story that Britton, the youngest ever NCAA Singles Champion, is wearing an Ole Miss cap. Once a Rebel, always a Rebel!
When you step into Oxford University Stadium/ Swayze Field you can almost immediately tell that there is something different about this place. The first time I was able to walk through the stadium was in 2003, as a student manager. For two years I came to work everyday at Swayze field. I was lucky enough to come back to Ole Miss Athletics in 2008 and see that Swayze had not only grown in popularity, but also in size. As a manager, I remember the detail Coach Bianco always showed when it came to aspects of the program, a characteristic he still has today. Even though the field is named after legendary coach Tom Swayze I believe the case could be made that Coach Bianco is the legal guardian. As a manager you begin to meet all types of people that love Ole Miss and in particular Ole Miss baseball. I remember the first time I met the late Ernie LaBarge, founder and long-time operator of the bullpen club. His love for Ole Miss baseball was unparalleled. The things he did for the baseball program are still shining through today. As the program continues to grow, so does the luster and aura of Swayze field.
Former Ole Miss NCAA Champion Mahesh Bhupathi celebrated his 38th birthday in style Thursday, capturing the French Open Mixed Doubles title with compatriot Sania Mirza. Bhupathi hoisted his 12th Grand Slam trophy including eighth mixed doubles.
Bhupathi and Mirza defeated the Mexican-Polish pair of Santiago Gonzalez and Klaudia Jans-Ignacik in straight sets (7-6, 6-1).
Afterwards, the crowd sang Happy Birthday to the champion. Bhupathi was elated to win his first Grand Slam as a father. "This is my first Grand
Slam title after I became a father, my 4-month old daughter will be
watching this and this is for her."
The win marked the second grand slam title for the Indian duo, as they also captured the 2009 Australian Open title.
While at Ole Miss, Bhupathi led the Rebels to the NCAA team finals. He
became the first Rebel tennis player to win an NCAA title when he teamed
with Ali Hamadeh to capture the Doubles Championship in 1995 and ended
the year as the No. 1 doubles team in the nation. In addition, Bhupathi
was an All-American, 1995 SEC Singles Champion and SEC Player of the
Danny White isn't the only UMAA Foundation staff member headed to the University at Buffalo, as UB announced today
that Allen Greene has been hired as Senior Associate Athletic Director for
Administration. He joins Danny who has named the Bulls' AD last month. Everyone at Ole Miss wishes the very best for Allen, and below are some excerpts from the announcement.Greene spent three years with the UMAA Foundation, the
fundraising arm of Ole Miss Athletics, where he oversaw all aspects
of football, basketball and baseball priority seating drives and
ticket sales, which were the main revenue streams for the UMAA
Foundation. In addition to creating new ways to generate revenue
from priority seating, Greene was also responsible for major gift
"I would like to thank the Ole Miss community for
embracing me and my family during our time in Oxford," Greene
said. "It was a pleasure representing the University of
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Ole Miss women's golf recently announced the addition of transfer Stani Schiavone. For head coach Michele Drinkard, it's a second chance, and for Schiavone, it's a fresh start. Drinkard recruited Schiavone out of Bangor, Pa., and it came down to the Rebels and Baylor. Schiavone chose Baylor, but quickly found out it wasn't the right fit for her. She elected to transfer and after receiving her release, chose Ole Miss. Check out this story
on Schiavone in the Lehigh Valley Morning Call.
The top golfers from the United States and around the world will be at the famed Olympic Club in San Francisco next weekend for the United States Open. Former Rebel All-American Brian Rowell will be right along side them. A total of 58 spots in the field were available Monday at 11 sites across the country where the USGA held Sectional qualifying. Rowell, won a playoff at one of those sites in Houston, a little more than an hour up the road from where he grew up (Alvin, Texas). Check out this story
on Rowell, who now lives in Lafayette, La.
Rowell lettered four years for the Rebels in the middle 90s, and had his best season in 1995, earning honorable mention All-America honors. He qualified for the NCAA East Regional and just missed making the NCAA Championships. Rowell, an All-SEC first-team selection, won one title and had seven top-five finishes that year while closing with a 72.52 stroke average. He followed up the '95 campaign with his second consecutive trip to the NCAA East Regional, concluding the season with five top-10 and seven top-20 finishes. Rowell earned All-SEC honors for the second year in a row after finishing as the runner-up at the SEC Championships.
BBVA Compass Bowl,
Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge,
From The Vault,
Jackson Touchdown Club,
NFL Pro Bowl,
Ole Miss Athletics,
Ole Miss Baseball,
Ole Miss Basketball,
Ole Miss Football,
Ole Miss Men's Basketball,
Ole Miss Men's Golf,
Ole Miss Soccer,
Ole Miss Softball,
Ole Miss Volleyball,
Ole Miss Women's Basketball,
Ole Miss Women's Tennis,
Rebel Media Day,
Rebel Road Trip,
SEC Media Days,
Walk Out Songs,
Women's Basketball; Yolanda Moore,