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. ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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. ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... More

Vaught Society Member Dennis Moore Named Silver Em Honoree

Moore Earns Most Prestigious Journalism Honor Given by UM By Brandon Lee It’s not every day that a prestigious journalism honor and a generous donor to athletics go hand-in-hand, but Dennis Moore, a University of Mississippi graduate, has earned one of the biggest awards the University bestows, and also pledged ... More

For Sports and Students – Davis’s Love for University Inspires Major Gift

By Bill Dabney Don and Lynne Davis met in anatomy and physiology lab and realized instantly they had great chemistry. Now married for 53 years, the Davises of Meridian, Mississippi, admit they fell in love at first sight. They are grateful to the University of Mississippi for bringing them together and also for ... More