20 Results for author: Anne Threlkeld

Athletics Foundation Recaps Another Strong Year

Donor Support and Team Success Highlight 2017-18 Year OXFORD, Miss. – Success was found throughout the 2017-18 Ole Miss Athletics season, and the Ole Miss Athletics Foundation added to another strong year for the Rebels by announcing $33 million in cash donations for the fiscal year. This marks the fourth consecutive year that the foundation exceeded $30 ... More

Wesley Owen Named Associate Athletics Director for Resource Development

Owen Enters 14th Year with Ole Miss Athletics By Adam Kuffner OXFORD, Miss. – Wesley Owen, a member of the Ole Miss Athletics Department since 2005, has been named Associate Athletics Director for Resource Development, Ole Miss Deputy Athletics Director for Development and Resource Acquisition Keith Carter announced Thursday morning. Owen, formerly ... More

Remembering a Legend

New Scholarship Fund Honors Eddie Crawford’s Legacy By Bill Dabney The late Eddie Crawford of Oxford, Mississippi, is being memorialized with a scholarship fund in his name. The legendary Ole Miss player, coach and administrator was touted as one of the University of Mississippi’s greatest ambassadors. “Eddie epitomized everything good ... More

Forbes Family Makes Major Gift to Ole Miss Athletics

By Bill Dabney Avery and Neil Forbes of Madison, Mississippi, attended colleges other than the University of Mississippi, but the couple caught Rebel fever nonetheless. “When I came to Mississippi in 2003 to run a political campaign, I happened to work for a candidate who was a UM grad and his love for Ole Miss was contagious,” said Neil Forbes, a ... More

Facility Gives UM Tennis Competitive Edge

Hester’s Major Gift to Forward Together Campaign Helps Offset Construction Costs By Bill Dabney A major gift to the University of Mississippi from attorney Bill Hester of New Orleans, Louisiana, is helping give the Ole Miss tennis teams a competitive edge. Hester, who started playing tennis at 6 years old and lettered at Ole Miss from 1967 through ... More

Simmons Couple’s Gift Supports Ole Miss Athletics

Rebel fans who’ve enjoyed game day at the University of Mississippi are likely familiar with the arched gateway that begins the Walk of Champions — the football team’s brick-paved passage to the stadium. Lesser known is where the Walk of Champions ends. UM alumni Doug and Jane Simmons, however, know it ends at Gate 4 of Vaught-Hemingway ... More

Holloway Gift Kicks Off Gate Naming Initiative

By Bill Dabney Fans entering the south entrance of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium at the University of Mississippi may have noticed new signage, displaying the names of Diane and J.L. Holloway and serving as a lasting tribute to the Ridgeland, Mississippi, couple’s recent major gift in support of Ole Miss Athletics. The Holloways’ $1 million gift to ... More

Serving an Ace for Ole Miss Tennis

Serving an Ace for Ole Miss Tennis Brandts Make Major Gift to New Indoor Facility   By Tina Hahn Fans of Ole Miss Tennis can leave their winter coats at home come January as the Rebels begin competing in a new $11 million indoor facility, which has received a major boost from longtime tennis enthusiasts. A $300,000 gift from Louis and Lucia ... More

Peaces Create Graduate Scholarship

Gift will help student-athletes who attend professional schools By Tina Hahn University of Mississippi student Rush Peace had it all: a well-rounded college experience that combined rich academic experiences with the thrill of playing baseball on scholarship under legendary Coach Tom Swayze. And then it was on to dentistry school and a rewarding ... More

Bullpen Club Makes Major Gift to Ole Miss Baseball

Ernie LaBarge Bullpen Club Donates $150,000 Towards Stadium Enhancements By Bill Dabney A ritual has emerged within Ole Miss Baseball that compels the Rebels to pump their fists in unison to the beat of the 2007 hit song “Love is Gone.” Now, with a major gift, the sport’s fan base wants to show its players that the love is back. The Ernie ... More