With the new generation, more people are becoming too soft and afraid of not being politically correct. We can see this in the backlash that Coach Izzo received. Many said what he did was out of line and completely unacceptable.
Like most sports, cheerleading has changed over the years. You rarely see girls in large pleaded skirts randomly shaking their pompoms on the sidelines anymore. Today, cheerleaders are highly skilled, competitive men and women, who take the world of cheerleading to a whole new level.
In the world of sports, a heavily debated topic is the slow, but steady push towards NCAA athletes being a paid a salary in addition to their scholarship.
The Ole Miss Men’s Tennis Team recently began playing again, and they have a long tradition of being one of the better programs in the country.
At age 7, Laurel native Dontario “Drumm” Drummond temporarily lost the man he idolized. He had grown up playing football with his father, who also coached his little league team.
Friday nights in the fall are usually spent at high school football games in Mississippi. Perhaps one of the biggest high school football teams known throughout Mississippi is South Panola in Batesville. Just how did South Panola become so renown and dominant as a football program?
The rush of blood is pumping faster than it has all day. You can feel the butterflies in your stomach from the excitement. The lights are shining down on the field with everyone in the bleachers cheering. You are ready to make an impactful play, then bang you go down and see pitch blackness.
If you have ever been told you cannot play a sport because you are not big enough, or you would not be good at something, let Chuck Swirsky be your motivation.
Rachel Levetzow grew up dancing and attended Southwest Missouri State, where she was on the Sugar Bears Dance Team before becoming a professional dancer. After an injury, she was told by doctors she would never dance again.
“Grow the game” is a phrase often used with golf now. Professionals are doing that. Today’s golfers are competitive, younger, and they win. It keeps things interesting. These young golfers give college students people they can relate to, but there’s a struggle as the sport continues to grow – the fans.
Texas native Madison Jimenez was a cheerleader in high school, a physically demanding sport that resulted in joint inflammation. For relief, she turned to a service that uses freezing temperatures to deaden irritated nerves.
Anyone lucky enough to have a college education knows that juggling your time between attending classes, studying, working, and having fun is difficult. However, Kevin Irwan, of Sporting Life Kennels in Oxford, may have figured out how to achieve the perfect balance.
Junior college transfer Jacob Adams has experienced his fair share of adversity in his first year with the Ole Miss baseball program. The junior, hailing from Conway, Arkansas, took the field on the first official day of the 2018 Road to Omaha with a determined mindset, and the last thing on his mind was a fall without baseball.
While widely known for its country music roots, Nashville is making a name for itself in the hockey world. The Nashville Predators have spiked major interest from natives, especially Ole Miss freshman Jake Evans.
Ole Miss baseball provides an atmosphere unlike any other. At Swazye Field, one can find $1 hot dogs at weekday games, beer showers in the student sections after homeruns, and dancing before the bottom of the fifth inning.
Coaching is sometimes a dictatorship, but to an Ole Miss softball coach, it’s about teamwork.
There are many people behind the scenes at the university of Mississippi who help make sure University of Mississippi athletes get the academic help they need.
In many aspects of Dr. Ed Field’s life, he has stayed put. He holds firm to his home state of Mississippi. He pushed through an additional 10 years of education after college graduation, and he maintains tradition in the family occupation.
Anders Culiner Oxford Stories firstname.lastname@example.org Now that there is only a month left in the semester, I wanted to share my story of how my senior project in high school has paved […]
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By Kara Knapik Oxford Stories A few days ago, University officials including Ole Miss Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter, Vice Chancellor for Intercollegiate Athletics Director Ross Bjork, and Head Coach Hugh Freeze held a […]