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Members of the Associated Student Body Senate recently formed an External Affairs Committee aimed at better connecting the ASB and The University of Mississippi community with the city of Oxford. Senators Rod Bridges, Madeleine Dear, Lizzy Wicks, Alyssa Wilmoth, Austin Powell, Paul Neubert, Preston Myers, and executive legislative monitor Emilie Street will work with both students and the city to encourage dialogue to solve common problems. The committee met with Mayor Pat Patterson and the Board of Aldermen for the first time Tuesday night to discuss concerns they have heard from their fellow students so far. Specifically, soft-closings of Oxford bars, the closing of Rebel Ride and need to replace the service, improving sidewalk paths in the city and refurbishing Old Taylor Road

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Members of the ASB Senate take a vote in early October.

were brought to the table by ASB senators in attendance. Senator and Vice Chair of the committee Madeleine Dear sees the committee as an

opportunity for the ASB Sen- the mayor and Board of Alate to represent the student dermen in an effort to mainbody’s concerns off campus. tain communication with Ox“Our committee is aiming ford’s leaders and the students to keep constant contact with See ASB, PAGE 5

University police charged a third-year law student with misdemeanor trespassing Nov. 6. According to Director of Public Relations Danny Blanton, the student was suspended earlier this week for making threatening comments to another student, and as part of the terms of suspension, he is not permitted on The University of Mississippi campus. A current student spotted the suspended student during the late morning of Nov. 6 near Guyton Hall. The student alerted UPD, and the suspended student was apprehended and subsequently charged. The suspended student is currently in the custody of UPD, and his reasons for entering campus today are not clear at this time. His name has not been released due to legal privacy disclosure.

Ole Miss Landscape Services wins Grand Award BY LACEY RUSSELL llrusse2@go.olemiss.edu

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The University of Mississippi Landscape Services Department recently earned distinction at the 41st Annual Green Star Awards Banquet by winning a Grand Award, presented by the Professional Grounds Management Society. On Oct. 25, Director of Landscape Services Jeff McManus and four frontline landscape employees traveled to Louisville, Ky., to accept the award. This marks the second time Ole Miss has achieved the coveted distinction since 2002. “It’s a big deal,” McManus said. “It’s a big honor to have it. Not everybody gets a Grand Award. That’s top of the line. You’re being judged by your peers, and you’re being judged by other people in

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the industry.” Ten other universities were honored by the Professional Grounds Management Society, including Baylor, Western Kentucky and Southern Methodist, but Ole Miss was the only school in the University and College Grounds category to receive a prestigious Grand Award. McManus attributes the department’s success to the diligence and passion of its 33 employees. “The employees really love this campus. They know that they’re a part of this campus,” McManus said. “They know that today, they’re going to help create an atmosphere that when a new prospective student comes on campus for the very first time, they’re going to go, ‘Wow! I want to be here.’” A surprise luncheon was See LANDSCAPE, PAGE 5

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November is referred to as No-Fun November among the law school circuits. For law students it’s an entire month of around-the-clock studying. You can’t remember the last time you were on the Square other than to get a triple shot of espresso from High Point because their Jackson Avenue location is already closed for the night. Whether you go home to see loved ones for Thanksgiving is determined by how far you have to travel, how front-loaded your exam T H E D A I LY

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schedule is and whether or not there is a book-on-tape study guide. A well thought-out, nutritious meal is forgone for whatever you can grab or, for the last-minute crammer, a mixture of study-enhancing pharmaceuticals and caffeine. As one of my friends once put it, “scurvy might actually be a concern at this point.” There is, however, one silver lining to November: the beards. Whether a result of streamlining their grooming routine to maximize study time, growing a personal faceblanket in preparation for spending the whole Christmas break in the woods hunting or joining the “Movember” movement, I thoroughly appreciate the efforts of my fellow man in their bearded en-

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deavors. relatively quiet issue but cerActual “Movember” is tainly not lacking in impormore than just something to tance. Men, on average, live give the ladies to ogle. It’s five years fewer than their also a good cause in the name female counterparts. In the of men’s health. In 2003, a U.S., 50 percent of men will group of men in Australia be diagnosed with cancer in got together and decided to their lifetime, with one in six raise money and awareness being diagnosed with prostate for men’s health by growing cancer. Mental health is also mustaches. In just a decade, an important aspect of overMovember has spread to be- all men’s health, with men become a top 100 NGO char- ing over four times as likely ity. In 2012, the Movember as women to commit suicide. movement raised over $147 Despite these harrowing stamillion for prostate and testic- tistics, you never hear much ular cancer, as well as mental about men’s health, let alone challenges such as depression hear of organizations raising and alcoholism. Many celeb- money for its research and rities such as Nick Offerman, awareness. who is better known as Ron One of the reasons is that Swanson from “Parks and men tend to not go to the Recreation,” have publicly doctor or address their own endorsed the movement. Men’s health has been a See BEARDS, PAGE 3

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‘What it’s like’ BY TIM ABRAM

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In November of 1998, Everlast released a song titled “What It’s Like.” The song tells the story of three individuals and the difficult choices in life that they were forced to make. One character was a beggar who humiliated himself by begging for spare change. Another character was a young girl who got pregnant and had to get an abortion. The final character was a drug dealer. Ultimately, the song challenges the listener to fully consider another person’s circumstance and to “walk a mile in their shoes” before judging them. More importantly, the song implies we should not judge people at all. This summer I had an experience that gave me great insight on “what it’s like” to come out as a homosexual. A good friend of mine came out to me after we, coincidentally, had just finished watching a

movie about the tale of two friends seeking employment with Google. As we left the theater, he began recalling previous events that had taken place. I noticed that his voice began to crack and he grew nervous. Somehow I had this intrinsic feeling about what was about to take place. Somehow I just knew that he was about to “reveal” his sexual orientation. Finally, after many starts and pauses, he came out and said it: “Tim, I’m gay.” His facial expression was filled with uncertainty, fear and utter disarray. I responded like any real friend should respond: “So what? You’re still my guy. Period.” After that we said our goodbyes and drove back to our respective homes. However, during my drive home I deeply pondered what had just happened and the immense courage that my friend had just displayed. You see, as a heterosexual male, I will never have to explain my sexual orientation to someone. I will never have to risk losing friends, family

members or job opportunities because of my sexuality. I will never have to work up the courage to tell my parents or close friends that I am a heterosexual. In fact, it is a privilege that I readily enjoy. Most of us here enjoy this privilege. But, like many other societal privileges, we often dismiss them because, frankly, we are unaware of them. My friend’s coming out taught me about my own privilege of being heterosexual. In addition, he bestowed upon me a new sense of respect for the many individuals who have to come out to their loved ones, while not knowing what the outcome will be. The purpose of this piece is to not condemn homosexuality or support it. Matthew 7:3 says, “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?” I have enough to deal with in my own shortcomings. I simply put forth this perspective to offer insight on “what it’s like” to have a good friend, more like a brother, come out to you. It is an experience that I will

forever cherish. I simply ask that people consider “what it’s like” to come out or be considered a social pariah before spewing hateful language toward individuals of a different sexuality. In fact, I am not even asking anyone to change your position on the issue of homosexuality. Just pause and empathize.

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continued from page 2 health issues. In fact, men are 24 percent less likely to go to a doctor. The genius behind Movember is that it couples something incredibly manly — being able to lord your masculinity over your peers by way of a Burt Reynolds mustache — with something that most men shy away from disTim Abram is a senior public cussing: their health and popolicy leadership major from Horn tential health risks. Lake. So, thank you, Movember movement, for not only providing me with masculine eye candy to brighten my No-Fun November, but also ensuring that the guys in my life will be healthy, happy and around for the long haul. Bring on the beards! Information on how to join the Movember movement and more statistics regarding men’s health can be found at us.movember.com. Anna Rush is a law student from Hattiesburg. She graduated from Mississippi State University in 2011.

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The J.D. Williams Library will be hosting a panel of female veterans in the Faulkner Room on the third floor this Friday from 11 a.m. to noon. In conjunction with this year’s Common Reading Experience, “The Unforgiving Minute” by Craig Mullaney, the panel members will talk freely about their experiences in the United States military. The panelists will include Amie Irwin, Jessi Hotakeinen and Jennifer Moore, all of whom either work at The University of Mississippi or are current graduate students. Melissa Dennis, a member of the Common Reading Experience Committee, helps coordinate events to support the selected text each fall. “Because of the absence of women in the military in Craig Mullaney’s book, the committee wanted to make sure we had an event where woman veterans could talk about their experiences,” Dennis said. Moore will be discussing over-

all issues females experience and overcome during deployments. She considers military experience from a female perspective as “a very rewarding and challenging experience.” Moore first enlisted in 2004 and deployed with the 1230th Transportation Company in 2007 to Iraq. In 2009, she attended the Alabama Military Academy Officer Candidate School and received her commission as a second lieutenant. She deployed again as part of the 1165th Military Police Company to Kabul, Afghanistan. “For all women, no matter what field you are embarking on, understand we are different than our male counterparts,” she said. “We are more than capable of performing roles, but we do not need to embody the typical male persona.” Hotakainen, current vice president of the Ole Miss Student Veterans of America chapter and an assistant to the university’s Veteran and Military Services, served as an aviation electrician technician in the Navy for four years on active duty while deployed to Iraq during that time. When asked to describe what

it is to truly be a service member, Hotakainen said that conversation would be too long to type in words, but she will elaborate on the issue to the best of her ability on Friday. To women looking at the military for a possible career, Hotakainen would give advice about the “boys’ club” mentality, as well as the ways to simultaneously avoid and embrace the mentality in order to succeed. “I was a sailor, but for me it was a very positive experience and I would do it again,” she said. “I’m considering going back in as an Air Force officer upon graduation.” She urges all females interested in the military to watch “The Invisible War,” available on Netflix, to get another angle on women in the military. As a follow-up to the book “The Unforgiving Minute” and author Craig Mullaney’s speech to the Ole Miss community as well as the Army ROTC program, the women on the panel admire the book’s qualities, yet Moore feels like the woman’s story was missing. “He told a genuine story about himself for no other reason than to tell it,” she said. “He wasn’t selling a military persona.”

First black female Mississippi federal judge confirmed JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed Jackson attorney Debra Brown for a federal judgeship in north Mississippi, and she will become the first black woman to be a U.S. district judge in the state. A swearing-in ceremony has not been set. President Barack Obama nominated Brown in May for a judgeship presiding over court in Greenville, Miss. The post came open when U.S. District Judge W. Allen Pepper Jr. died in 2012. Both of Mississippi’s senators, Republicans Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker, supported Brown in the 90-0 confirmation vote Monday. “I am confident Debra Brown will serve with distinction as a United States district court judge in Mississippi,” Cochran told the Senate before the vote. “Her personal background, educational accomplishments and legal experience should serve her well as she assumes this important position. The Senate vote is recognition of her qualifications to serve as a member of the federal judiciary.” Wicker also expressed his approval and enthusiasm of Brown’s election to represent north Mississippi. “I am thrilled and honored to be part of this historic moment for Mississippi. Ms. Brown is a proven trailblazer. Our country needs judges who have a record of professional excellence, integrity and public service. I am con-

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The Green Grove Initiative was one of the first programs started by the Office of Sustainability to reduce the amount of waste produced on gamedays through recycling. Kendall McDonald, intern and junior public policy leadership major, said the group is working toward recycling the Solo cups used by patrons on gamedays in the Grove. “We are currently working to add Solo cups to our recycling repertoire, alongside plastic bottles and aluminum cans,� McDonald said. “In the past, we haven’t been able to recycle Solo cups because Oxford Recycling hasn’t had the capacity to do so.� According to McDonald, a group called TerraCycle is paying to ship Solo cups to its facilities and will even donate money to a charity of the group’s choice per cup recycled. The initiative is also currently working on opening up online ordering for the “I Tree Grove� shirts due to popular demand. There are currently three other students interning with the Office of Sustainability; Grace Haines, Jillian Cowart and Kay Kay DeRossette. DeRossette, a senior exercise science major, has been involved since the fall of 2011. She said that although it has been extremely time-intensive, she has enjoyed the experience. “Being able to run with ideas and improve something as large as recycling efforts for one of the most popular tailgating experiences in the nation is definitely an opportunity that will lead me in the

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right direction with both graduate school and my future career,� DeRossette said. Prior to the start of the program, there had been some efforts to recycle by various volunteer groups, but Assistant Director of the Office of Sustainability Anne McCauley said the initiative needed more resources to get to the next level. Junior international studies major Grace Haines began interning this fall with the Office of Sustainability and has worked to perfect the Green Grove Initiative, which has received lots of attention since last football season. “After only a few games, we have already surpassed last season’s final total of collected recyclables,� she said. “We have expanded the program by outreaching to different student organizations and making it more visible on social media to attract more attention.� According to McDonald, there are usually around 100 volunteers per game. These volunteers pass out green bags to tents and educate tailgaters about their impact, and then some volunteers choose to come back the following week and sort through recycling. “We have so many volunteer opportunities for students to volunteer with the Green Grove program, from doing outreach directly to fans and tailgaters to actually doing the sorting of the recycling that we collect from game days,� McDonald said. “Both experiences are meaningful, and students are usually impacted by their work. We say that our volunteer sorters are transformed into the best recyclers once they leave. It is meaningful work, and it is work we seriously depend on for the functioning of our program.�

of Ole Miss,� Dear said. City officials have also mentioned upcoming events in which they would like to see student participation, which include helping with the mayor and board’s Thanksgiving food drive as well as a new initiative against texting and driving. The committee is encouraging students to voice their opinions on what issues should be addressed in their meetings with city officials, and committee members are currently in the process of placing suggestion boxes around campus. Students are also encouraged to email committee members with any suggestions. Bridges hopes the new committee will allow for all of Oxford residents’ voices to be heard. “We as a committee are excited and eager to hear what other issues Ole Miss students would like to see discussed,� Bridges said. “This student body constitutes an enormous part of the Oxford community. It is their right to be heard. The Senate can’t wait to see what’s in store.�

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continued from page 1 held at Landscape Services for the frontline landscape employees who were unable to attend the awards banquet on Oct. 31. Guest speakers for the event included Chancellor Dan Jones, Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance Larry Sparks and Athletics Director Ross Bjork. “We just had a time where we let the guys feel appreciated, and we let them know that we appreciate their hard work,� McManus said. “Then we unveiled the four banners of our national championships that we have won over the last 10 years.� Hayden Carpenter, a mechanic on the department’s staff, was among the group of employees who accepted the award in Louisville. He said he has enjoyed his tenure with Landscape Services since beginning work with them as a mechanic at the age of 15. “Success starts with teaching the new student workers how we expect things to be done,� Carpenter said. “Like edging at 90 degrees, stopping your car on the side of the road to pick up a piece of trash and

not ever being satisfied with what’s been done, constantly wanting better for the school.� Landscape Services’ hard work and effort has not gone unnoticed by Ole Miss students. Sophomore accounting major Rachel Wilson is a regular visitor to the Grove and thinks of it as one of the best study spots on campus. Although she was unaware that the department had been honored with a Green Star Award, she was not surprised. “Landscape Services does a great job of keeping up campus,� Wilson said. “I think that our great landscaping is a huge factor in recruiting and attracting prospective students. It’s not just the architecture of our buildings or the way our campus is set up.� As for the future of Landscaping Services, McManus and his employees will continue to strive for excellence. “You never know who’s going to be here for the very first time,� McManus said. “What if we get the next Hannah Gay? What if the next Eli Manning comes? What if the next Patrick Willis comes? We want this campus to pop and to say, ‘We want you here. This is a special place.’�

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Tonight at 6 in the Lyric, Thacker Mountain Radio will be producing its weekly performance with special literary guest Jimbeau Hinson, author Jack Sacco and musical guests Bluegrass Appeal and the Harmonious Harmoneers. “We’ve got reading about Faulkner, discussion of country music and breaking down the traditional stereotypes there,

bluegrass music with an Appalachian taste and a local gospel group,” producer Kathryn McGaw said. “Thacker Mountain is familyfriendly and reliably eclectic, so I imagine anyone who loves live performance will find this a treat.” Jimbeau Hinson is a singer, songwriter and author. Hinson wrote the 1981 hit “Fancy Free” for the Oak Ridge Boys and now writes and performs his own songs as well. His new album,

“Strong Medicine,” is an autobiographical journey through his life about love, relationships and being HIV positive. “Songs have always been my release valve,” Hinson said. “Once I’ve lived through a feeling, written it down and stood before people and let it all out, healing often takes place.” Jimbeau plans on speaking about his past and playing three songs. “I intend to let them know who I am and where I come from and

touch upon how that happened,” Hinson said. Hinson also mentioned he plans on using this chance to touch upon a growing problem in America. “I feel pressed to talk about what nobody is talking about anymore: the rising infection rate of HIV in America and how completely avoidable it is,” he said. Hinson said he is honored to take his place in such an esteemed local tradition.

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“The chance to connect, reach out, open myself up and see what happens is what I am truly most excited about,” he said. Author Jack Sacco writes a very different type of story. In his book “Above the Treetops,” Sacco paints a picture of the relationship between author William Faulkner and his young neighbor Bobby Little. Looking at history from a new point of view, Sacco will discuss his book and the information he uncovered while writing it. “Students at Ole Miss are smart, interested people. This show, specifically, showcases lots of different pieces of the South,” McGaw said. Bluegrass Appeal, a group from Jackson, promises to leave a memorable tune in the heads of the audience. Their CD, “From Dublin to the Delta,” was released in 2011, and the band plans on playing songs from the album. A more local group, the Harmonious Harmoneers is a gospel group from right here in Oxford. They have been performing their a cappella style of music for over 30 years and plan on giving an animated performance. “Like every show,” McGaw said, “I’m most excited about the opportunity to showcase amazing talent in a forum that is open to everyone.” After the show, the Lyric will host a free screening of “Beautiful Jim,” a profile on Jimbeau. “I hope folks will come out to enjoy the radio show and stay to enjoy the free screening of “Beautiful Jim,” McGaw said. “And, while they’re out, take in the ways that our community works together to create a totally welcoming environment for everyone from students to visitors to locals to artists on the show.”

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Ole Miss and her alcoholic reputation BY MARA JOFFE

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After years of research and student-geared programs, The University of Mississippi continues to combat college drinking and alcohol misuse. “Alcohol is a difficult drug because it’s legal,” said adjunct professor Catherine Woodyard, who recently received her doctorate in health and kinesiology with an emphasis in health behavior and health promotion from Ole Miss. While a student at the university, Woodyard performed extensive research on the drinking culture and misperceptions among students. Her 2008-09 research delved into the misperceptions students have about drinking, such as the percentage of students who drank alcohol during home football games or the percentage of students who participated in heavy/binge drinking. Woodyard and fellow researchers Jeffrey Hallam and John Bentley found that college students tend to overestimate just how much their peers really drink. For instance, while Woodyard’s results showed only about 29 percent of students got drunk at least once during home football games, the “perceived norm,” which was determined by asking respondents to “state what percentage of students at their university they thought engaged in the stated behavior,” was just over 60 percent. However, even Woodyard said the study was harder to conduct because “during college, it’s always a party.” After completing her study, Woodyard and the Office of

Health Promotion at Ole Miss worked to educate students at the university about the dangers and long-term consequences of alcohol misuse. “You can have fun without getting out of control,” Woodyard said. Erin Murphy-Cromeans, assistant director of student health for health promotion, said the Office of Health Promotion has big goals for students’ drinking habits at Ole Miss. “Our purpose is to decrease high-risk drinking and its negative consequences among all students,” she said. “We also want to build healthier attitudes and practices regarding alcohol use and provide leadership in adopting and developing practices in prevention.” Jessica Goodson, coordinator of intramural sports and sports clubs for the Department of Campus Recreation, said the organization’s alcohol-free activities such as intramural sports and Ole Miss Outdoors weekend trips are a “big deterrent” to student drinking. Although these programs, along with others such as the alcohol-free residence hall policy for students of all ages and residence hall programming like the Hotty Toddy Potty Times, encourage students to avoid alcohol misuse and abuse, Woodyard said the drinking problem hasn’t completely disappeared. “I don’t see AlcoholEdu as the best way to go about teaching students,” she said. “People write it off and do it just because they have to do it.” Goodson added that Thursday evenings in particular pose a challenge for intramural sports and other programming because Thursday is known for being the “big party night.”

The Department of Campus Recreation works alongside the Office of Health Promotion to provide students with alcohol free activities. MARA JOFFE| The Daily Mississippian

Some of the solutions Woodyard suggests include higher admission requirements, reminders about the availability of cabs in Oxford and more administrative support for research. “I think too many parents and administration alike don’t talk honestly and openly about the issue of alcohol, so students don’t understand the severity of it,” she said. “There’s just got to be a better way to reach the student body, especially the freshmen that are quote, unquote ‘on their own.’” Despite Woodyard’s worries, Murphy-Cromeans cited upcoming and anticipated programs the Office of Health Promotion looks to offer Ole

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Lady hoops kick off season Friday

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Kenyotta Jenkins goes up for a shot against Christian Brothers this past Sunday

BY BROWNING STUBBS bbstubbs@go.olemiss.edu

On Friday, the Ole Miss women’s basketball team will kick off its season under new head coach Matt Insell against the Jacksonville State Gamecocks at 5 p.m. This game should be viewed as a tune-up for the Lady Rebels, as Jacksonville State went an atrocious 1-27 last season out of the Ohio Valley Conference. Like Ole Miss, Jacksonville State also has a new head coach in Rick Pietri, who was formerly the head coach at South Alabama. In the exhibition against Christian Brothers, the Rebels struggled

to keep the Buccaneers away from the free-throw line as CBU shot 40 free throws. Look for the Rebels to focus this game on the defensive side of the ball to eliminate some of those sloppy fouls. Impact Players Ole Miss: Senior point guard Valencia McFarland was named to the preseason All-SEC second team for the second year in a row by the 14 SEC coaches. McFarland enters her senior season ranking second among active SEC players in assists (420) and fifth in points (1,107). Look for McFarland to set the tone early in this game to get her teammates involved. Jacksonville State: Center Mi-

randa Cantrell is the top returning scorer for the Gamecocks from a season ago. Expect the Rebels to get an early test inside the paint, which is what the Rebels will see a lot of once SEC play kicks in. Lady Rebs host Central Arkansas Sunday On Sunday, the Rebels will take on Central Arkansas at 2 p.m. Central Arkansas, which finished 15-15 last year and is picked to finish sixth in the Southland Conference preseason polls, imposes a bigger threat this weekend to Ole Miss than Jacksonville State. After the preseason game against CBU, Ole Miss coach Matt Insell said he wanted the tempo to be faster than what it was. With a tougher opponent in store, watch for the Lady Rebels to get their offense at the right pace before the Rebels fly out to Hawaii for the Rainbow Wahine Classic beginning Nov. 15. Impact Players Ole Miss: The Rebels return their top returning scorer from a season ago in junior forward Tia Faleru. In order to get the win, Faleru will be tested in the paint by a good rebounding Central Arkansas team. Faleru can make a huge statement this weekend with a double-double against a big Central Arkansas frontline. Central Arkansas: Courtney Duever, a 6-foot-1 center, was named to the Southland Conference preseason all-conference first team. Duever returns as the leading rebounder in the conference from a season ago with 8.8 rebounds per game. Last season, Central Arkansas ranked 18th in the nation in rebounding and ranked first in the Southland Conference in offensive rebounds. With the help of Duever, expect Central Arkansas to be competitive on the glass this game.

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frame just 20 minutes into the period, but were turned away by deflected balls and even the post a couple of times. Despite several good shots down the stretch, the Rebels were unable to find the back of the net a third time as Kentucky managed to thwart the Ole Miss attack. The defense held, however, as the Rebels turned back the Wildcats the rest of the way to preserve the shutout. McCormick posted five saves on the night, four on shots off the foot of All-SEC performer Gilliland for the Wildcats to give the Rebels the clean sheet.

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Ole Miss tops rival Mississippi State on road

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Ole Miss volleyball players react during a game against Arkansas earlier this season.

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Playing against its intrastate, conference rival on national TV, the Ole Miss volleyball team shined. Paced by careerhighs from sophomore Nakeyta Clair and junior Cara Fisher, and a double-double from freshman Aubrey Edie, Ole Miss defeated Mississippi State 3-1 (25-20, 20-25, 2515, 25-20) Wednesday evening in Starkville. The win was Ole Miss’ sixth in its past seven matches against Mississippi State, and its second on national TV against the Bulldogs dating back to 2010. “It was a great, collegiate atmosphere here, and a great

rivalry match,” Ole Miss head coach Joe Getzin said. “Our team really stepped up on the defensive side of things tonight. “Both teams sided out very well. We talked to our team a lot about pushing for one point, and if we get one it turns into two.” Clair, who had a team-high 11 kills at Mississippi State last season, had a career-high 19 kills Wednesday on a .536 hitting percentage. Fisher, the Rebels’ libero, provided a strong defensive presence, recording a career-high 17 digs. Edie facilitated the offense beautifully en route to recording her team-high fifth

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Rebel golf finishes play at Princeton Warrior Classic

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Blake Morris reads the green during practice.

KAUAI, Hawaii — Junior Blake Morris fired a 5-under par 67 to lead the Ole Miss men’s golf team in the final round of the Princeton Warrior Classic at the Makai Golf Club at Princeville Wednesday. Morris, a native of Waterbury, Conn., tied for 11th overall, carding a three-round total of 208 on the strength of six birdies in the final round. Freshman Noah West, who

tied for 20th, shot a 2-under 70 in round three, en route to his second top-20 finish of the season. His three-round total of 211 is a career-low tournament score. “I am proud of the way our team fought and stayed patient,” head coach Ernest Ross said. “We didn’t get off to a great start. With about six holes to go, we were only 1-under par. Blake especially finished well,

shooting birdies on four of his last five holes. He had a great 67, even though he made a double bogey on his first hole. I am seeing good improvement.” After starting the day in ninth place, the Rebels finished the tournament tied for sixth. Ole Miss fired a season-low team score of 19-under par 845 over the three days. Junior Joe Lewis had his best finish of the season, carding a 3-under 69 in round three. The Savannah, Ga., native tied for 28th place with a three-round total of 212, tying his career-low tournament score. Sophomore Forrest Gamble finished the tournament with a 47th-place finish, shooting an even par 216. Freshman Ben Wolcott, who tied for 68th, carded a three-round total of 5-over 221. The Princeton Warrior Classic marked the Rebels’ final tournament of the fall. Ole Miss will tee off in the spring at the Mobile Bay Intercollegiate on Feb. 17.

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continued from page 12 the time Nkemdiche has been out, he has had to make sure that his conditioning was still up to par. “Conditioning was a big concern,” Kiffin said. “I really pushed him yesterday and today. He was gassed at times. I told him yesterday and today was his opportunity, and now starting tomorrow, it’s really game time, and we have to start winding down. I’ll be watching him in the game closely, but he’s always been a guy where conditioning was not a huge factor.”

Nkemdiche started his career at defensive end, but now, Kiffin plans to move the 6-foot-5, 294-pounder inside to defensive tackle. “We are keeping (junior) Bryon (Bennett) outside and moving Robert inside,” Kiffin said. “That’s the plan with who we’ve got right now. With (junior defensive end) C.J. (Johnson) being out for the year and Bryon doing a good job out there, maybe that’s Rob’s future. So that’s where we’re at right now.” For continuing coverage of Ole Miss football, follow @SigNewton_2 and @thedm_sports on Twitter.

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Mark Dodson outruns an Idaho defender during the last Ole Miss football game.

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As Ole Miss inches closer to Saturday’s Southeastern Conference showdown with Arkansas, the Rebels (5-3, 2-3 SEC) are figuring out their rotations at several positions after many key players have returned to the field after being sidelined with various injuries. Depth was a huge question mark heading into this season for Ole Miss, and many have argued that the recent injuries have improved the Rebels’ depth because it required guys who don’t typically see a lot of playing time step into bigger roles. Those guys responded and led Ole Miss to back-to-back wins over thenNo. 6 LSU and Idaho. However, the depth at one position in particular took a

big step forward in the depth department, and that was at running back. The Rebels never had the depth issues of that many positions had with senior Jeff Scott leading a deep and talented backfield. With Scott sidelined the past few weeks, sophomores Jaylen Walton and I’Tavius Mathers have shown they are capable of handling the load on the ground, and in the win over Idaho, freshman Mark Dodson began to make a name for himself and could see more carries coming his way. “I like the way they are going about their business,” head coach Hugh Freeze said. “They’ve taken the chances they have been given and made the most of it. All four have looked good in some things this week. We’re not afraid to use any of the four.” The Rebels may have to

rely on Walton, Mathers and Dodson even more now with Scott potentially missing another week due to a nagging injury. “With Jeff, we will have to make that call tomorrow,” Freeze said. “It was more than they first diagnosed it as. It ended up being a bone spur on the nerve. Now, they’ve deadened that nerve, and if he is going to play, he should be able to go tomorrow.” Mathers and Walton have been consistent all year but now could be sharing some time with Dodson. “I think he has had a lot more excitement and enthusiasm about practice,” running backs coach Derrick Nix said of Dodson. “Not that he hasn’t all year, you can see a little bit more of a bounce in his step. It felt like he has a real shot that he can help us

out on Saturdays.” Nkemdiche Returns Freshmen defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche returned to practice this week after missing the past two games with a pulled hamstring. Defensive line coach Chris Kiffin said Nkemdiche appears to be close to returning to old form. “He looks really good,” Kiffin said. “He looks quick, light on his feet. We just have to make sure he is 100 percent. He’s still feeling it a little bit out here; he’s down 15 pounds. I don’t know if that’s a good thing or bad thing, but he looks really quick.” Nkemdiche has recorded 15 tackles so far this season, after coming out of high school as the top-ranked player in the country. Kiffin said that after See WOUNDED, PAGE 11

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ORANGE BEACH, Ala. – The Rebels opened play at the Southeastern Conference Tournament on Wednesday and notched a pair of goals from two of the top players in the program’s history as No. 22 Ole Miss (15-4-2) defeated Kentucky (13-6-1) by a score of 2-0. With the win, the Rebels will advance to the semifinals of the annual tournament and face the top-seeded Florida Gators at 4:00 p.m. on Friday. The shutout was the ninth of the season for the Rebels and gave junior goalkeeper Kelly McCormick her 33rd career win, giving her the most wins in a career of any goalkeeper in program history. Rafaelle Souza also tied for the career record in goals, putting in her 41st goal of her career to extend the Rebel lead in the second half. “I’m really proud of the team tonight and the effort against a very good Kentucky team,” said Ole Miss head coach Matt Mott. “We played a complete game tonight and got some very good performances all-around in a total team win. Mandy (McCalla) and Rafa (Souza) both continued to just do what they do for us, and that’s put the ball in the net. Now we have to rest and get ready to face a very good Florida team on Friday.” After trading feints early in the match, the Rebels became the first team to convert an attack into a successful score when Bethany Bunker and Mandy McCalla connected for the game’s first goal. McCalla put the Rebels on the board in the 22nd minute when she took the ball at the top corner of the box on the far side of the field off a pass from Bunker. McCalla faked to her right and then turned left with the ball, firing the ball into the goal past the near post to take the 1-0 lead on the Wildcats. The Rebels outshot the Wildcats 7-to-4 in the first half, but only found the back of the net on the one goal despite several terrific opportunities to extend the lead. McCormick kept the Rebels in the lead as she and the back line turned away several KenSee SOCCER, PAGE 9

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