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Ole Miss honors student wears blackface, prompts warning

Oct. 14, 2019 10:20 AM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A University of Mississippi honors student has reported himself to the college for posting a photo online of him wearing blackface, prompting the school to issue a warning about costumes. Citing a school email, news outlets report the student told the college he acknowledged "the...

Ole Miss faculty seek info from trustees on leader's hiring

Oct. 9, 2019 9:40 AM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — University of Mississippi professors want trustees to explain how they ended up selecting Glenn Boyce as the university's new leader. The Ole Miss faculty senate called on the trustees who govern Mississippi's eight public universities to make "a complete accounting" of how they...

Plumlee helps lead revitalized Ole Miss rushing attack

Oct. 8, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is beginning to settle into a run-oriented offensive identity led by true freshman quarterback John Rhys Plumlee. Plumlee rushed for 165 yards to lead a 413-yard rushing attack last week in a 31-6 rout of Vanderbilt. With Plumlee filling in for starter Matt Corral, who has...

Ole Miss runs away from Vanderbilt in 2nd half, wins 31-6

Oct. 6, 2019 12:17 AM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The temptation to look to the future is understandable for Mississippi coach Matt Luke. After all, the most productive skill position players are freshmen, and a rebuilt defensive unit is filled with first-year starters and newcomers filling key roles. But he refuses to ignore the...

Ole Miss names chancellor despite protest ending ceremony

Oct. 4, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

Mississippi's former higher education commissioner was named the next chancellor of the University of Mississippi on Friday in a choice that was made public via a news release after an announcement ceremony was thwarted by student protesters' cries of "Shame! Shame! Shame!" Glenn Boyce's appointment was supposed...

Vanderbilt defense faces stiff test against 2 Ole Miss QBs

Oct. 4, 2019 8:01 AM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Derek Mason believes Vanderbilt is starting to come together on defense, and the Commodores coach will get to see just how much improvement his squad as made in their first Southeastern Conference road trip of the season. “We still have to learn how to play a 60-minute...

AP source: Former higher ed commissioner to lead Ole Miss

Oct. 3, 2019 10:25 PM EDT

An official with firsthand knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press late Thursday that former state Higher Education Commissioner Glenn Boyce will be the next chancellor of the University of Mississippi. The source spoke on condition of anonymity because although trustees voted to approve...

Ex-officer pleads not guilty to killing woman as she slept

Oct. 1, 2019 12:38 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A former Mississippi police officer has pleaded not guilty to killing a woman with whom he had been romantically involved. News outlets report that former Oxford police officer Matthew Kinne entered his plea on Monday in Lafayette County Court. A grand jury indicted Kinne last month on...

Ole Miss student pleads not guilty in death of slain student

Oct. 1, 2019 8:28 AM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A University of Mississippi student has pleaded not guilty in the slaying of a fellow student found dead miles from the Oxford campus. News outlets report Brandon Theesfeld of Fort Worth, Texas, entered the plea Monday to a charge of kidnapping and capital murder in the death of...

Rebels coach says QB Plumlee has earned more playing time

Sep. 30, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi coach Matt Luke believes freshman quarterback John Rhys Plumlee has earned playing time going forward with his performance last week. But he isn't ready to say who will take the first snap — Plumlee or usual starter Matt Corral — when the Rebels (2-3, 1-1 SEC)...