RJ Young President Supports Ole Miss Athletics with Major Gift

By Bill Dabney Chip Crunk is no stranger to the University of Mississippi campus. “I’m up here at least once a month trying to give back, trying to do the right things and help young people better themselves,” said Crunk, president and CEO of the RJ Young Company of Nashville, Tennessee. The 1987 UM ... More

Knight Gift Names Gate 38

By Bill Dabney Their recent $250,000 gift to the University of Mississippi gives Amy and Alex Knight of Germantown, Tennessee, a lasting family tribute while honoring a beloved fallen Rebel. The Knights’ name adorns Gate 38 of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, representing in perpetuity the family’s desire to help ... More

Team success leads to landmark season for Ole Miss Athletics in 2018-19

By Kyle Campbell The continued support of Rebel Nation led to yet another landmark season on the field for Ole Miss Athletics. The Rebel men’s cross country and women’s golf teams each secured the first Southeastern Conference titles in their history, giving Ole Miss four team SEC titles over the past three seasons. ... More

Band of Brothers

By Bill Dabney Hankins Gift Supports Ole Miss Athletics and Gate Naming Initiative The Hankins name is stamped on every piece of lumber that leaves the family’s Ripley, Mississippi, mill. “It’s because we want people down the line to know who made it, and it represents that our family believes in the quality of the ... More

Andy Prefontaine Pays it Forward with Planned Gift

By Bill Dabney Andy Prefontaine built bridges in the summertime to pay his way through college. “At that time, the interstate was being built in Connecticut, and my oldest brother was a foreman,” recalls Prefontaine of Indianapolis, Indiana. “I worked as a rod buster, reinforcing concrete with steel. It was a ... More

Frious’ Gift Supports the Forward Together Campaign

By Bill Dabney and Tina H. Hahn New signage at Gate 14 of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium will serve as a lasting tribute to University of Mississippi alumnus Roger Friou and his wife, Susie, who recently made a major gift in support of Ole Miss Athletics. “When Billy Brewer was coach here, I was a real insider. I ... More

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 ... 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 ... 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. ... 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