Dr. Ron Rychlak To Receive NFF Award

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Dr. Ron Rychlak
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM
Dr. Ron Rychlak
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

Nov. 8, 2012

OXFORD, Miss. – The Ole Miss Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame will honor Dr. Ron Rychlak of Oxford with its Contribution to Amateur Football Award here Saturday at halftime of the Ole Miss-Vanderbilt football contest.  Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium/Hollingsworth Field.

The Contribution of Amateur Football Award is presented by the Ole Miss Chapter in honor of those who have made numerous contributions to the college athletics world through a lifetime of service to their fellow man.

“We are pleased to honor Ron for his many contributions to Ole Miss athletics,” said Frank Crosthwait of Indianola, Miss., president of the Ole Miss Chapter.  “He is most deserving of this recognition.”

Dr. Rychlak is the Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association Professor of Law at the University of Mississippi School of Law, where he has been on the faculty since 1987.  For 13 years, he served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and he is currently in his sixth year as Chair of the Intercollegiate Athletics Committee and the university’s Faculty Athletic Representative.  

Saturday’s presentation to Dr. Rychlak will mark the fourth time for the Ole Miss Chapter to present the  Contribution to Amateur Football Award  to the Chair of the Intercollegiate Athletics Committee.   The Ole Miss Chapter, which has presented the award since 1967, previously honored Dr. T. A. Bickerstaff in 1968, Dr. Max Williams in 1998 and Dr. Robert Weems in 2007.  

Dr. Rychlak is a graduate of Wabash College (cum laude) and Vanderbilt University School of Law (Order of the Coif).  Prior to joining the faculty at Ole Miss, he worked in Memphis, Tenn., as a clerk to Judge Harry Wellford of the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, and he practiced law in Chicago with Jenner & Block, where he was a member of the Chicago Bar Association’s Sports Law Committee.  

He is a member of the committee appointed by the Mississippi Supreme Court to revise the state’s criminal code, and also serves as a member of the Mississippi Advisory Committee to the U.S. Civil Rights Commission.  He has been published in the Mississippi Law Journal, Notre Dame Law Review, UCLA Law Review, Boston College Law Review, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and numerous other periodicals and journals.  

Ron and his wife, Claire, have six children, three of whom are currently students at Ole Miss.

Ole Miss Gear
    Facebook
    Twitter
    • Loading Tweets...
      1 second ago
    Blog
    • Rebels Unable to Overcome Slow Start

      Saturday, November 22, 2014 - Football

      Arkansas jumped out to a 17-0 in the first quarter and took advantage of six Ole Miss turnovers on the way to a 30-0 shutout win Saturday in Fayetteville."I was concerned all week, for whatever, that we weren't totally locked... read more

    • Three and Out: Keys to Ole Miss-Arkansas

      Saturday, November 22, 2014 - Football

      Three areas to watch as No. 8 Ole Miss travels to Arkansas in its final road game of the regular season Saturday. Slowing the Hogs' Ground Attack The extra week of preparation, defensive coordinator Dave Wommack said, should prove beneficial... read more

    • Rebels Ahead of Schedule in Year Three

      Thursday, November 20, 2014 - Football

      It's sometimes easy to forget where the Ole Miss football program was just three short years ago, when Hugh Freeze was interviewing for the head coaching position. The Rebels had won just two games in 2011 and had lost 14... read more

    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (Nov. 10-16, 2014)

      Monday, November 17, 2014 - Athletics

      Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewNov. 10-16, 2014Women's Basketball- The Ole Miss women's basketball team opened up the 2014-15 season with two wins over the weekend. The Rebels took down Grambling 92-67 in the season opener on Friday and followed... read more

    • Observations from the Best Seat in the House -- Nov. 16

      Sunday, November 16, 2014 - Athletics

      The Ole Miss football team was off, but it was a busy week in Ole Miss athletics nevertheless, as the men's and women's basketball teams opened their respective seasons. Here are some thoughts and opinions on the week that was:-... read more

    • Getting Healthy, Staying Sharp on the Bye Week

      Friday, November 14, 2014 - Football

      No. 10 Ole Miss was without several starters and regular contributors against Presbyterian, and many others were limited.  But given an extra week of rest, head coach Hugh Freeze said he expects everyone, with the exception of the players out... read more

    • The Season: Ole Miss Football Episode 11

      Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - Football

      The Season: Ole Miss Football - Episode 11 - Presbyterian (2014) from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (Nov. 3-9, 2014)

      Monday, November 10, 2014 - Athletics

      Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewNov. 3-9, 2014Football- Ole Miss took a break from the rugged Southeastern Conference and earned a 48-0 shutout win over Presbyterian on Saturday.- It was the Rebels' first shutout since beating Tulane 39-0 in 2012.-... read more

    • Observations from the Best Seat in the House - Nov. 9

      Sunday, November 9, 2014 - Football

      Austin Miller handled all of this week's edition of the Observations from the Best Seat in the House. Check out what he had to say below:- The nation's best scoring defense finally got its first shutout of the season, as... read more

    • Wilkins, Dodson Shine in Blowout Win

      Saturday, November 8, 2014 - Football

      Ole Miss racked up the second-most yards in school history, totaling 640 yards, including 402 yards on the ground, in a 48-0 rout of Presbyterian. The Rebels were able to limit the reps for several players in the contest, with... read more

    • Three and Out: Keys to Ole Miss-PC

      Saturday, November 8, 2014 - Football

      Three areas to watch as No. 11 Ole Miss hosts FCS opponent Presbyterian in its final non-conference matchup of the regular season. Execute, Stay Heathy Saturday's game with Presbyterian is more about Ole Miss than its opponent, as the team's... read more

    • Injuries Create Opportunities for Young Players

      Thursday, November 6, 2014 - Football

      With injuries mounting on both sides of the ball, Saturday's game against Presbyterian presents an opportunity for young players and backups to gain experience and make an impression on the coaching staff. Among those injured players, head coach Hugh Freeze... read more

    • The Season: Ole Miss Football Episode 10

      Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - Football

      The Season: Ole Miss Football - Episode 10 - Auburn (2014) from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • Path To Atlanta: A Little Homecookin'

      Monday, November 3, 2014 - Football

      A question we keep hearing is what needs to happen in order for the Rebels to get to the SEC Championship game. It's pretty simple, just cheer for the home team. The lone exception to that notion is Ole Miss'... read more

    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (Oct. 27-Nov. 2, 2014)

      Monday, November 3, 2014 - Athletics

      Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewOct. 27-Nov. 2, 2014Football- No. 4 Ole Miss lost a heartbreaker to No. 3 Auburn on Saturday night, 35-31.- In addition to losing the game, the Rebels lost star receiver Laquon Treadwell on what looked... read more