OXFORD, Miss. - Highlighted by trips to some of the elite meets in the country and three exciting outdoor home events, Ole Miss Track & Field released its 2013-14 schedule on Friday.
"Our goal as a program is to keep getting better each year as we pursue excellence here at Ole Miss," said second-year head coach Brian O'Neal. "The quality of competition throughout the indoor and outdoor schedule will help us improve and reach our goals of being a nationally ranked team."
The Rebels are coming off a program-best eighth-place men's finish at the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Championships. Returning men's All-Americans include 2013 NCAA pole vault champion Sam Kendricks, six-time SEC champion high jumper Ricky Robertson and four-time All-American sprinter Mike Granger. For the women, sprinter Asia Cooper and multi-eventers Fabia McDonald and Mary Ashton Nall are returning All-Americans.
Ole Miss begins the indoor season with a tune-up meet at the BSC Panther Indoor Icebreaker on Dec. 6 in Birmingham, Ala. The full indoor season gets underway on Jan. 10 with the second of three straight meets at the Birmingham CrossPlex.
The indoor schedule is highlighted by nationally elite meets such as the Armory Collegiate Invitational (Feb. 7-8 in New York City) and the Don Kirby Elite Invitational (Feb. 14-15 in Albuquerque, N.M.).
Texas A&M will host the 2014 SEC Indoor Championships Feb. 27-March 1 in College Station, while the NCAA Championships will be held in Albuquerque March 14-15.
The Rebels will kick off the outdoor season on March 22 when they host the Ole Miss Open at the Ole Miss Track & Field Complex in the first of three home events this spring.
Other home meets are the Ole Miss Invitational on April 5 and the Ole Miss Duals meet on April 26 that will feature a head-to-head matchup between the men from Ole Miss and Ohio State. All home meets are free to the public.
The Rebels will also participate in two of the nation's prolific track meets - the Texas Relays (March 26-29) and the Mt. SAC Relays (April 17-19).
The SEC Outdoor Championships will be held May 15-18 in Lexington, Ky., followed by the NCAA East Preliminary Round on May 29-31 in Jacksonville, Fla. Ole Miss athletes who qualify at the East Preliminary will advance to the NCAA Outdoor Championships, held in Eugene, Ore., June 11-14.
THE SEASON: Ole Miss Basketball (2014) - Episode 7 from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.In case you missed it, here are each of the first six episodes of The Season: Ole Miss Basketball:Episode 1 (Season overview, Auburn, Mississippi State games)Episode... read more
In less than a full indoor season with the Ole Miss track & field team, Australian distance runner Daniel Bulmer has had a significant impact on the school record books and set the stage for a lot more to come... read more
What a Win tonight... Very Proud of our team #ProudCoach #Passion #Process #1MISSion-- Matt Insell (@minsell) March 6, 2014 What a great win for our program tonight! This team has come so far! Watch us take on Auburn tomorrow night... read more
Proceeding from 1995 to 1996, we will highlight moment No. 23 in head coach Billy Chadwick's career. This particular moment will accentuate a tremendous individual accomplishment. In 1996, Sweden's Johan Hede became the first Rebel in Ole Miss tennis history... read more
The Ole Miss women's basketball team looks to carry the momentum from a 73-71 overtime win over Auburn on Senior Day this past Sunday into this week's Southeastern Conference Tournament at the Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Ga. The Rebels are... read more
Ole Miss and Arkansas are both looking to improve their Southeastern Conference standing and possibly play their way into a top-four seed and a double bye to the quarterfinals of the conference tournament next week in Atlanta. The Rebels are... read more
Senior Bo Wallace returns at quarterback and will go through spring drills for the first time since 2012, having missed spring practice last year recovering from offseason shoulder surgery."I feel like strength-wise, I'm a lot better than I was at... read more
Audio of Ole Miss head coach Matt Insell's time on the SEC teleconference Monday as well as audio of Arkansas head coach Tom Collen and Auburn head coach Terri Williams-Flournoy. Ole Miss is the No. 14 seed in this week's... read more
Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewFeb. 24-March 2, 2014Baseball- Ole Miss posted four straight walk-off wins this past week on the way to two wins over ULM and a sweep of UCF.- Junior right-handed pitcher Chris Ellis has not allowed... read more
To begin this week, we are ending 1995 for moment No. 24. This moment is another first for the Ole Miss tennis program and is the product of a true collective effort by Coach Chadwick and the Rebels.By now, you... read more
Photo GalleryA total of 25 scouts representing 22 NFL teams were on hand at Ole Miss' annual Pro Day Monday, including former Rebel Von Hutchins, now with the Oakland Raiders organization. Donte Moncrief, who participated in the 2014 NFL Combine,... read more
Highlights of Ole Miss head coach Andy Kennedy's time on the SEC teleconference Monday, as well as selected questions and answers from Arkansas head coach Mike Anderson and Vanderbilt head coach Kevin Stallings. The Rebels close out the regular season... read more