Vaught Ranked No. 30 CFB Coach of All-Time

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Sports on Earth - "No. 30 John Vaught: Ole Miss has never been crowned national champion by the AP poll, but in 1960 it shared titles honors with Minnesota, thanks to the FWAA vote, and the Rebels also claim shares of championships in 1959 and 1962. Needless to say, it was a remarkable era of success for Ole Miss football, all under the watch of Vaught, who led the Rebels to seven straight top-11 rankings from 1957-63 and ultimately coached 10 top-10 teams that played in eight Sugar Bowls and two Cotton Bowls in his career. Far more than anybody else, Vaught is Ole Miss football, having won all six of the program's SEC titles, with the only two undefeated teams and the top 11 teams in school history, according to Sports-Reference's SRS data. Plus, he finished out his career by bringing Archie Manning to Oxford, setting the stage for Eli to play for the Rebels too in the early 2000s."

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Tradition is a common word that comes up when discussion Ole Miss football, and that's due in large part to what the Rebels accomplished under Johnny Vaught. Ole Miss under Vaught was as successful as any team in any era. The Rebels earned 14-straight bowl appearances that included five Sugar Bowl victories from 1957 to 1970 under Vaught. He was at the helm for 25 years in Oxford, and only once did Ole Miss experience a losing season. 

When he took the job, Ole Miss sat at ninth in the all-time SEC standings. By the time he was finished, he had elevated the Rebels up to third. The stadium namesake and statue on campus were well-earned. 

Ole Miss to be Well-Represented in Rio

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Ole Miss track and field will be represented in a big way as the world's attention turns to Rio for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. A school-record seven members of the Rebel family will compete at the Games while Ole Miss head coach Connie Price-Smith will serve as the head coach for the U.S. women's track and field squad.

"It's an exciting time for me as the head coach of the US Olympic Team," Price-Smith said. "It's exciting to be the head coach of athletes that are actually going to the Olympics with me." 

Two current Rebels, sophomore Raven Saunders and volunteer assistant coach Gwen Berry, will don a different red and blue as they represent the United States of America this summer. Saunders, who holds the all-time indoor and outdoor collegiate records in the event, will be the first Rebel to compete in the shot put at the Olympics. Berry, a three-time All-American thrower during her college career at Southern Illinois, will be the first Rebel to compete in the hammer throw at the Olympics. 

"I'm excited," Saunders said. "It doesn't feel any different because I don't want it to change my work ethic at all."

That work ethic helped propel Saunders to the 2016 NCAA title in the shot put during the outdoor season. She set the goal to make the Olympics early on and worked towards it all year.

"After how freshman year went and seeing how much more I had to improve on along with coming down to Ole Miss and having a few more resources, I knew that I would be capable of a lot more," Saunders said. "Every practice going in, I was going in super hyped. This was in September, I was screaming about going to the Olympics on every throw." 

Berry will once again be competing for a Price-Smith squad as she did during her collegiate career at Southern Illinois after serving as an assistant coach at Ole Miss this season. 

"It's a good feeling," Berry said. "I had confidence in myself that I would make the team. I wasn't as happy as everyone else probably because I didn't have my greatest performance (to qualify), but I'm grateful."

For Berry, the student-athletes at Ole Miss have helped her stay motivated during training while she passed on knowledge of her own to them. 

"I train with them as much as possible," Berry said. "The students listen. They take in everything you say. You give them advice, and they keep you motivated. I'm 27. (Raven) is 20. If she can make it, I need to make it too. We motivate each other."

The Olympics kick off for Price-Smith and the seven Rebels with the opening ceremony on August 5. 

"Ole Miss has great tradition. One of my goals when I came here was to keep building on that tradition," Price-Smith said. "It's great to go and represent the United States and Ole Miss at the same time."

T&F Rebels in Rio - Event - Years at Ole Miss

Gwen Berry (USA) - women's hammer throw - 2016

Antwon Hicks (Nigeria) - men's 100-meter hurdles - 2002-05

Sam Kendricks (USA) - men's pole vault - 2012-14

Brittney Reese (USA) - women's long jump - 2007-08

Ricky Robertson (USA) - men's high jump - 2010-14

Raven Saunders (USA) - women's shot put - 2016

Khadijah Suleman (Nigeria) - women's 4x100 relay - 2015-16

Sports Management Degree - Autumn-time Saturdays in Oxford, Mississippi, are devoted to Ole Miss and college football. The parties and tailgating start early, and by game time, hundreds of tents, grills, tailgates, and lawn chairs can be seen for acres around the main stadium. Vaught-Hemingway Stadium is easily one of the most iconic in the SEC (and even the country). The north end zone is home to the eighth largest scoreboard in all of college football, while the north end zone has uniquely placed luxury boxes and suites that make for a terrific view if you can snag one. On game day, the stadium is known for being incredibly rowdy, and in 2016, the volume is expected to escalate even more as 5,000 additional seats are being added.

College athletics is always going to be a mix of tradition with staying modern, and that's exactly what Vaught-Hemingway represents. Opened in 1915, making it the second oldest stadium in the SEC, VHS has been the home of six conference champions and three national champions. The upgrades over the last couple of years to go along with the recent expansion that will open this season continues to give Ole Miss fans a stadium to be proud to spend a fall Saturday at. Speaking of that expansion...

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Honestly, grass in the Vaught makes me way too happy. Much like the way I care about uniforms, I care way too much about the some of the superficial aspects of football. Grass looks so much better on television than field turf. Ole Miss' reds on grass with the new north end zone renovation will be more than easy on the eyes. 

The new video boards in the corners of the SEZ have been overlooked I think. There is no such thing as too many large HD screens. The more the merrier.

Back to actual football, the Vaught has been a tough place for opponents since it opened. The Rebels have won 73 percent of games over the 100 years spent in the stadium. Freeze has carried on that tradition since taking over in 2012, sporting a 21-7 home record. That includes an unblemished 4-0 record in trophy games against rivals Mississippi State and LSU, winning those games by an average margin of two touchdowns.

Ole Miss at Media Days 2016

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When Hugh Freeze took the podium at SEC Media Days just four years ago before the 2012 season, the expectations regarding the program were nearly as low as they could go. Freeze said during that press conference the goal of the season was competing for 60 minutes in each game and getting the program out of the "wilderness".

I grew up an Ole Miss fan during some pretty bleak years over the past decade. As a kid, the first whiff of football season every year was when the preseason magazines hit the shelves. Nearly every year was the same process to the point it was essentially a tradition for me. Look at the win-loss projection the magazine provided and figure out how Ole Miss was going to win six games and make a bowl. That would constitute a successful season, and I would be happy with it. 

Flash forward four years, a "new normal" has been established in Oxford due to four straight bowl berths, back-to-back New Year's Six appearances, and back-to-back wins against the college football gold-standard Alabama.  

Hugh Freeze has changed that mindset and upped the expectations each season. Ole Miss returns the best QB in the SEC and one of the best in the nation in Chad Kelly along with a the talented core that already checked off the Sugar Bowl from Freeze and nearly every Ole Miss fan's bucket lists. 

Ole Miss' schedule is far from easy, as it includes the programs that have accounted for six of the last seven national championships in Alabama, Auburn and Florida State to go along already difficult SEC slate.  

"I like to call it pretty much a gauntlet," Evan Engram said. "We want to be the team to take the cake this year, so we accept the challenge week in and week out."

All Eyes on Kelly

While addressing the media, Hugh Freeze mentioned in particular Kelly's playing over the final seven games of the year. Over that span, Kelly tossed 17 TDs and averaged 311 yards per game in the air.

"I've been asked all morning about what he needs to do to improve," Freeze said. "I don't know that I can look at a lot of things and say, man, you're doing this really poorly, or -- he did everything for those last seven games pretty solidly."

Ole Miss has talent all over the field on both sides of the ball, but the 2016 season will go as No. 10 goes. He's every bit talented enough for Ole Miss to once again be in the championship picture again as the calendar turns to November. 

It helps that most of the SEC is in a much less stable position at QB. Last season, Kelly threw 31 TDs. There are nine SEC West QBs still on rosters that played last season. They threw a combined 35 TDs. 

Defensive Line Still a Strength

Losing a first-round talent in Robert Nkemdiche and still feeling very optimistic about the ability of the defensive line gives a good indicator in the quality of the program.  

"If you were to start to build a football team to compete in the Southeastern Conference, you would start with quarterbacks first and defensive line next," Freeze said. "We wish we had a little more depth (at defensive line), but we believe we're really, really talented there."

Jones along with Breeland Speaks, Marquis Haynes and Fadol Brown will no longer have the luxury of Nkemdiche being the focal point of offenses upfront and drawing so many double teams. 

"I think we are a faster defensive line," Jones said. "We are a little more powerful. So I think as a unit we will get better."

Ole Miss also gets one more season of Issac Gross in opponent's backfields after he missed nearly all of last season with an injury. Adding in impact freshman Benito Jones, Ole Miss has nice depth upfront. Freeze said he would like to have more of it, but defensive line depth is a lot like money. You always want more of it. 

Scenes From the Day

Raven Saunders the Talk of Track & Field World

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Saunders_060916i.jpgAfter Raven Saunders won her third NCAA shot put title and broke a 33-year-old collegiate record yesterday, she was due for some headlines in the track & field world. Her outgoing personality and flashy demeanor in front of the huge NCAA crowd at Oregon's Hayward Field made her that much more of a star.

This morning, she was one of five NCAA champions (alongside Tennessee's Jake Blankenship, Southern Illinois' DeAnna Price and Texas A&M's Lindon Victor and Maggie Malone) to be invited to speak at the annual meeting of the Track and Field Writers Association (TAFWA), where she excellently conversed about her beginnings as a thrower after her high school basketball career as a 5-foot-6 center/power forward didn't work out. She gave credit to her coaches for her training, and spoke excitedly about her opportunity to compete for a spot on Team USA at the upcoming Olympic Trials, which are right back in Eugene, Oregon on July 1-10. Media members in attendance, many of which provide the top coverage of track & field in the world, were amazed by her engaging personality and the amount of power she generates from her below-average stature.

Here is a collection of news articles and videos from around the country about the Rebels' sophomore throwing sensation:

OleMissSports.com: Saunders wins NCAA shot put, shatters collegiate record
OleMissSports.com Photo Gallery: Day 2 at NCAA Championships
Clarion-Ledger: Saunders sets national record at NCAAs
Charleston Post Courier: Burke graduate sets NCAA mark, claims third title
Charleston Post Courier: Burke's Saunders primed for Olympic Trials after record throw
FloTrack.org: NCAA day 2: 2 collegiate records fall
FloTrack.org Video: Raven Saunders after breaking collegiate record in the shot put
USTFCCCA: Observations from day 2 of NCAA DI Outdoor Championships
DailyRelay.com: NCAA Championships: Thoughts on day 2

Oxford Regional - The Competition

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Road to Omaha

 By Tate Hawkins, Ole Miss Athletics Media Relations Student Assistant

The 2016 season has been a big one for the Rebels. The 40-16 regular season record was the fourth 40-win regular season in program history. The Rebels went 18-12 in SEC play as well as 3-1 in the SEC Tournament with their run ending in the semifinals after a 12-8 loss to #1 Texas A&M. Of those 40 wins, six of them came against national top-8 seeds, including two against #2 Louisville early in the season. The Rebels won six SEC series, including three sweeps (Arkansas, Auburn, Kentucky), and a big time series win against #8 LSU. With all the success from February to May, it has paved the way for Regional play of the NCAA Tournament to return to Oxford for the first time since 2014, and the seventh time overall ('04, '05, '06, '07, '09, '14, '16).  

The 2016 Oxford Regional will begin on Friday June 3, and it will feature the Rebels, the Tulane Green Wave, Boston College Eagles, and Utah Utes. Before play begins Friday afternoon, we're going to take some time to preview the three teams who will start their journey to Omaha in Oxford with the Rebels.

 

#2 Seed Tulane Green Wave - (39-19) (15-7 American)

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana

Conference: American Athletic Conference (1st)

Head Coach: David Pierce (2nd Season)

RPI Rank: 29

The Tulane Green Wave come to Oxford as an at-large team after winning 11 of their last 16 games and the AAC regular season crown. The championship was the program's first since 2005 as members of Conference USA. They boast three wins against national seeds including two midweek wins against #8 LSU. As a team, the Green Wave has a team batting average of .267 and have been able to blast 60 home runs as a team led by juniors Hunter Hope with 13, Jeremy Montalbano with 11, and Jake Willsey with 10. The pitching staff holds a 3.20 team ERA, allowing 224 runs on the year in 522.1 innings. The starters who will most likely see action on the mound in Oxford this weekend are senior righties Emerson Gibbs and Alex Massey as well as sophomore righty J.P. France. The Green Wave will open up the weekend in Oxford against 3 seed Boston College on Friday, June 3 at 3 pm. 


#3 Seed Boston College Eagles - (31-20) (13-15 ACC)

Location: Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

Conference: Atlantic Coast Conference (5th - Atlantic)

Head Coach: Mike Gambino (6th Season)

RPI Rank: 39

Boston College comes to Oxford as another at-large team after winning seven of their last 10. The trip to the tournament is the 11th time in program history and the first since 2009. The Eagles boast series wins over #2 Louisville and defending national champion Virginia. As a team, Boston College has a .266 batting average led by sophomore outfielder Scot Braren who has hit .322 in 21 games this season. The pitching staff holds a 3.65 ERA coming into Regional play, allowing 213 runs in 455.2 innings. The starters most likely to see action this weekend are junior right handers Justin Dunn and Mike King as well as freshman righty Jacob Stevens. The Eagles will open up the weekend in Oxford against #2 seed Tulane on Friday, June 3 at 3 pm.

 

#4 Seed Utah Utes - (25-27) (19-11 Pac-12)

Location: Salt Lake City, Utah

Conference: Pac-12 (1st)

Head Coach: Bill Kinneberg (13th Season)

RPI Rank: 92

Utah comes to Oxford on an automatic bid after winning the Pac-12 for the first time since joining the league in 2011. The Utes will play in the NCAA tournament for the second time in program history after playing as members of the Mountain West conference in 2009. As a team, the Utes hold a .281 batting average, led by senior infielder Cody Scaggari who has hit .328 in 49 games this season. The power for Utah is a little better than that of Boston College with 27 home runs, and the Utes boast five players hitting .300 or better. The pitching staff holds a team ERA of 4.83 allowing 307 runs in 453.0 innings. The starters who will most likely see action this weekend are senior right handers Dalton Carroll and Nolan Stouder along with sophomore right hander Jayson Rose. The Utes will open up the weekend in Oxford against #1 seed and host Ole Miss on Friday, June 3 at 7 pm.

 

It's an exciting time in Oxford as the Rebels look to return to postseason glory and make a run towards Omaha. So get your lawn chairs, coolers, and sunscreen and head out to Swayze this weekend for possibly your last chance to see the Rebs at home!

From the Tee Box at the 2016 SEC Championships

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As the Ole Miss women's golf team tees it up this weekend at the 2016 SEC Championships at Greystone Golf and Country Club in Birmingham, OleMissSports.com tagged along to record some of the behind-the-scenes action and each day will bring five observations from the round.

Round Three - Sunday, April 17, 2016

1. How About Those Rebels

Ole Miss posted its best finish at the SEC Championship in six years with a three-round score of 894 (301-300-293 - 894) good for a seventh-place finish, which is the best finish since 2010 and is tied for the third-best finish at the SEC Championship in program history. Ole Miss' best finish was in 1999 when the Rebels took third place. Additionally, senior Alison Hovatter (Meridianville, Ala.) tied for ninth place, which is the highest individual finish since former Ole Miss women's golfer Sara Grantham tied for fifth in 2010.

2. First Year of Henkes Era In The Books

Ole Miss head coach Kory Henkes has been on the job for exactly 300 days and in that time span the Ole Miss women's golf team has posted six top-10 finishes, taken runner up honors at the 2016 Rebel Intercollegiate and posted a seventh-place finish - tied for third best finish in program history - at the always tough SEC Championship and set 10 new team and/or individual records.  Not too shabby for your first 300 days on the job coach, not too shabby.

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3. Throw The Rankings Out The Window

Ole Miss came into the championships ranked No. 107 and the lowest ranked team in the SEC, but when it was all said and done Ole Miss finished ahead of top 50 programs Tennessee (26), Missouri (31), Vanderbilt (35) and LSU (58). Additionally, the Rebels seventh-place finish was 20 strokes ahead of instate rival Mississippi State who closed the championships in 12th place.

4. Flori Saves Best For SEC Championship

The future is quite bright if the play of freshman Martina Flori (Montecatini Terme, Italy) this weekend is any indication. She posted her three-best rounds of collegiate golf this weekend with a new career low for 18 holes on Friday with a 73 and a career-best 54-hole score of 222. Flori, along with her teammates, saved their very best for last as Ole Miss posted its two best tournaments of the spring at the Rebel Intercollegiate (2nd Place - 888) and SEC Championship (7th place - 894).

5. Final Round Attire

Ole Miss wore white skirts and navy tops for today's final round with red pullovers and red hats to round out the outfits. Ole Miss definitely had the outfits on lock this weekend in pure Ole Miss fashion #WAOM

Additional Tidbits:

TV Time: The Ole Miss women's golf team likes television whether it's a three hour dancing show from her native Italy for Martina Flori or numerous episodes of Vampire Diaries for Maria Toennessen and Abby Newton, these gals like their shows!

End of One Chapter, Beginning of Another: The SEC Championships marked the end of the Ole Miss careers of Abby Newton (Katy, Texas), Alison Hovatter (Meridianville, Ala.) and Katie Voll (Alpharetta, Ga.). This group of young women have been stellar student-athletes both on and off the course and have left Ole Miss women's golf in a much better place! Additionally senior Ole Miss senior media relations employee Connor Hennessey, who has served as the women's golf contact for the last three year, also worked his final event this weekend  #ThankYouSeniors 

Birdie Machine: Junior Maria Toennessen (Grimstad, Norway) was a birdie machine during the final round. She posted a team-best six birdies on the round and had eight on the weekend to lead the Rebels but no worries no birds were hurt during this weekend's championship.

Flori Loves Rory: If you ask Martina Flori who her favorite golfer is, it's Rory McIlroy. In fact, she knows his girlfriend, siblings and numerous other tidbits about his life. She's not a stalker though (just in case you are reading this Rory) just a super fan!


From the Tee Box at the 2016 SEC Championships

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As the Ole Miss women's golf team tees it up this weekend at the 2016 SEC Championships at Greystone Golf and Country Club in Birmingham, OleMissSports.com tagged along to record some of the behind-the-scenes action and each day will bring five observations from the round.

 Round Two - Saturday, April 16, 2016

1. Senior Hovatter Goes Low on Day Two
Alabama native Alison Hovatter (Meridianville, Ala.) fired a 1-under par 71 in second day action at the 2016 SEC Championship. Hovatter, who is playing in her fourth SEC championship, carded her first round of under par on the second day and her 71 is the lowest round she's registered in postseason action. Prior to today's 71, Hovatter's postseason best was a 73 at the 2013-14 SEC Championship on the Greystone Founders Course. In fact, Hovatter's round of 71 is the best round for an Ole Miss player in the SEC Championship since former Ole Miss women's golfer Sara Grantham recorded two rounds under par en route to a fifth place finish in 2010. Hovatter entered the SEC Championship with a team-best 74.97 stoke average and has been Ole Miss' top finisher in the last five tournaments.

2. Words From Assistant Coach Drew Belt

Ole Miss head coach Kory Henkes and assistant coach Drew Belt combine to make a great coaching tandem for the Rebels and Belt gave OleMissSports.com a few of his thoughts from today's round:

"I'm really excited about Martina (Flori). This is her best tournament of the year so far and it's her first SEC Championship as a freshman so it's really awesome to see her perform. Alison (Hovatter) also struck the ball really well today. She hit 15 greens and the green's she missed she chipped in. She has really performed well. As a team its lots of fun to see some smiles and play well and compete with some of these better players."

3.  Club of the Day

Some days you have a club that just gets you out of a jam or one that has been making some shots for you. As Alison Hovatter put it "My driver just kept me in play all day" Today, the Ole Miss women's golf team shared their "Club of the Day"

Maria Toennessen - 8 Iron

Martina Flori - Putter

Madisen Bentley - Driver

Alison Hovatter - Driver

Abby Newton - Sand wedge

4.  Looking at the Leaderboard

Ole Miss enters championship Sunday sitting in eighth place, moving up a spot after carding a 300 in the second round. Something interesting to look at is the squad's the Rebels are ahead of in the standings. Ole Miss entered the SEC Championship ranked No. 107 according to the Golfstat ranking but right now sits ahead of No. 26 Tennessee, No. 35 Vanderbilt and No. 48 LSU. 

5. Saturday Attire

The Rebels donned a more traditional outfit for the second round of action. Ole Miss wore white sleeveless tops with light gray polka-dotted shorts. The outfit was topped off with a gray long sleeve top and navy hat.

Additional Tidbits:

Dinner Options: The Rebels have dinned at Kobe Japanese Hibachi and Steakhouse and Carrabba's after rounds while in Birmingham.

I Know You: The Rebels will be paired with Tennessee and South Carolina on championship Sunday. Head coach Kory Henkes knows a thing or two about the Gamecocks as she is a Columbia native and played for the Gamecocks from 2001-04.

Early To Bed: On this trip freshman Martina Flori is hitting the hay pretty early. She enjoys her shuteye and needs 8-10 to function so her 8:45 pm bedtime on Friday night was on the late end of things.

Looking Ahead: Ole Miss is sitting in eighth place entering the final round and should they finish in that same position it would be the best finish for the Rebels at the SEC Championship since a eighth place finish in 2010. Ole Miss' best finishes were in 1999 (Third) and 1998 (Sixth).  

From the Tee Box at the 2016 SEC Championships

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As the Ole Miss women's golf team tees it up this weekend at the 2016 SEC Championships at Greystone Golf and Country Club in Birmingham, OleMissSports.com tagged along to record some of the behind-the-scenes action and each day will bring five observations from the round.

Round One - Friday, April 15, 2016

1.  Martina Flori Likes Big Tournaments

Freshman Martina Flori (Montecatini Terme, Italy) had a great first round of the SEC Tournament. The Italian, who is making her SEC Championship debut, fired a career-best 1-over par 73 to lead the Rebels on the round. The 73 was Flori's best round since her collegiate debut in the first round at the Memphis Intercollegiate where she fired a 75. When being congratulated by her coaches on her round, Flori commented, "It was a tough and stressful round, but I like big tournaments" Here's hoping that Flori can keep that momentum rolling through the rest of the tournament.

2. Sweet Home Alabama

Senior Alison Hovatter (Meridianville, Ala.) is playing in her final SEC Championship and with the championship being held in Alabama, Hovatter had an entourage with her during Friday's round. Her parent's Lou and Freddie were in attendance as were numerous family friends including some members from her home course back in Meridianville. #HovatterFanClub 

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3. Strong Start For the Rebels

Ole Miss fired a 301 in the opening round of the 2016 SEC Championships, which places them in ninth place entering Saturday's second round. It's a tight race at the top with just six strokes separating third through ninth places. Ole Miss' round of 301 is nine strokes better than its opening round last season and is the lowest first round score for Ole Miss since a 291 at the CSU Fall Invitational in October. Additionally, Ole Miss' 301 is the lowest first round score at the SEC Championships since a 284 in the 2010 championship.

4. Family Affair

For Ole Miss head coach Kory Henkes golf is a family affair. She joined her brother Kyle Thompson, who currently plays on the Web.com Tour, and her sister Kacy Thompson in playing collegiate golf at South Carolina and throughout her coaching career her husband Kenneth and her Caryl and Steve can be seen with the team at many tournaments. This week Henkes' parents and husband Kenneth have joined the Rebels in Birmingham.

5. Rebs Rocked The Powder Blues on Friday

Attire is a big deal in the golf world and today Ole Miss sported powder blue tops and red skirts. The Rebels topped off their outfits with white hats and white pullovers. 

Sandroni.jpgBy Steven Oubre, Ole Miss Athletics Media Relations

This weekend, the School of Pharmacy at the University of Mississippi will name former Rebel football player Todd Sandroni their 2016 Distinguished Alumnus Award.

From 1987-1990, Todd Sandroni stalked the football field as a free safety for head coach Billy Brewer, helping lead the Rebels to back-to-back bowl appearances his junior and senior seasons. In 1989 the Rebels defeated Air Force in the Liberty Bowl to post an 8-4 record, while the 1990 Rebels took on Michigan in the Gator Bowl to end a 9-3 year.        

A second team All-SEC selection as a freshman in 1987 by the Associated Press, Sandroni was named to the first team as a sophomore in 1988 by vote of the league's coaches. The free safety was also selected as a member of the Ole Miss Team of the Century.        

Sandroni, a Shaw, Miss.,native, excelled in the classroom as well as on the football field. Selected as an Academic All-SEC honoree all four years of his career, Sandroni earned first team Academic All-America honors as a senior. He was also awarded an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship and was named as the recipient of the CBS/Toyota Leadership Award and the National Association of Collegiate Athletics Director's Award/Disney Scholar Athlete Award.

Join alumni and friends of the pharmacy school as they celebrate this achievement with Todd and his family at the Pharmacy Weekend Awards Banquet April 16 at 6:00 p.m. at The Inn at Ole Miss Ballroom. Reserve your seat by registering online or call Faith in the alumni office at (662) 915-2322 to register over the phone.

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    How can you have five straight top 25 recruiting classes and look as bad as Ole Miss has this year. Easy lack of coaching fundamentals. Look at Mason at Vandy, nothing but 2 and 3 star recruits out of high school and he developers players that want to win. Hugh freeze has 3, 4 & 5 recruits and he expects them to win because of what they were in High School. Mr. Freeze you have not been teaching the fundamentals of football or winning in life. Mr. Freeze you have quit on your players because you have some false expectations of what they are instead of what you can develop in them. Either do your job or quit. Oh yea, please quit running your smoke and mirrors offense, everyone has figured it out. Run a physical offense that can open up holes for your running backs and then your pass attack want require 12 are 14 four and five star receivers. Mr. Freeze you have problems and you need to know that you are not smarter than the rest of the coaches in the SEC.

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