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Protests build against decision to fire Ole Miss chancellor

JACKSON — Supporters of University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones continue to push for the College Board to reverse itself and extend Jones’ contract. The moves come as the board plans a 4 p.m. meeting Monday in Jackson. Prominent Ole Miss names including former chancellor Robert Khayat and former star quarterback and major donor Archie Manning are assailing the 9-2 ...

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Richard Gershon steps down as Dean of UM Law School

OXFORD — University of Mississippi School of Law Dean Richard Gershon says he plans to return to full-time teaching June 30, at the close of his fifth year as dean. University Provost Morris Stocks said in a news release that Professor Deborah Bell will assume the role of Interim Dean until a national search for a new dean is completed. ...

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Domestic violence charges against Panthers' Hardy dismissed

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Prosecutors have dismissed domestic violence charges against Panthers defensive end and soon-to-be free agent Greg Hardy after they said the accuser in the case couldn’t be found. Hardy’s appeal in the case was set to begin Monday. But Mecklenburg County district attorney Andrew Murray told the judge that officials attempted many times to contact the woman, but ...

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Crews hired as UM education development officer

OXFORD — The University of Mississippi has hired former newspaper executive Billy Crews as its new development officer in the School of Education. Ole Miss officials say in a news release that Crews will head fundraising efforts from within the school in collaboration with the UM Foundation. Crews, an Oxford native, is the former publisher of the Northeast Mississippi Daily ...

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Forman Perry signs former Ole Miss QB, Bo Wallace, as client of the firm’s sports representation practice group

Forman Perry Watkins Krutz & Tardy LLP has announced the signing of Bo Wallace, former Ole Miss quarterback, as a client of the firm’s Sports Representation practice group. Wallace leaves Ole Miss as one of the most decorated quarterbacks in school history, tallying three wins over Top-10 teams, leading the Rebels to three bowl games and an AP Poll ranking as high ...

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DAVID DALLAS — Investing in our football future

Before this column goes to print, Mississippi State and Ole Miss will both have played in major bowls – the Orange and the Peach. State and Ole Miss fans are counting on this season’s success leading to greater opportunities in the coming years: SEC Titles, College Football Playoffs and National Championships. In their delirium, the Rebel Nation has already signed ...

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Ole Miss: Freeze to earn $4.3 million next season

Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze earned a big raise after leading the program to a nine-win season and a spot in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl on Dec. 31. The school said on Friday that it’s finalized a contract with Freeze that will pay a base salary of $4.3 million next season — a raise of more than a million from ...

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Florida: Coaching job hasn't been offered to Hugh Freeze, or anyone else

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A week after starting its coaching search to replace Will Muschamp, Florida is already shooting down reports. The Gators released a statement Monday refuting reports that athletic director Jeremy Foley has offered the job to anyone. SB Nation reported Sunday that Mississippi coach Huge Freeze was mulling an offer to become Florida’s next coach. Yahoo.com reported Sunday ...

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UM Chancellor Jones: Lymphoma treatment going well

OXFORD — University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones says his treatment for lymphoma “continues to go as well as possible.” In an email to university employees and alumni, Jones says he is gratified by early good results of his treatment at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. The 65-year-old says he expects to remain hospitalized for several more ...

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