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Bjork is hopeful of more neutral site football games

Ole Miss will receive a $2 million payout plus a $50,000 contribution to the general scholarship fund for participating in the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Game against Boise State. Ticket sales have been a little less on campus than anticipated, but athletics

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Bjork expects new contract for Bianco to be finalized soon

Ole Miss athletics director Ross Bjork expects a new contract for baseball coach Mike Bianco to be in place soon. Bianco, in his 14th season, led the Rebels to their first College World Series appearance since 1972. Ole Miss finished

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Bjork expresses concern for football off-season, confidence in future

When Ole Miss football brothers Denzel and Robert Nkemdiche were named in a $2 million civil lawsuit in February, athletics director Ross Bjork and Rebels coach Hugh Freeze were quick to support them. The suit was filed on Feb. 14

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Bjork: Extension for Kennedy in the works

Ole Miss athletics director Ross Bjork says he’s met with basketball coach Andy Kennedy and with Kennedy’s representation, and plans are under way to extend Kennedy’s contract to the four-year maximum allowed by state law. Bjork did not offer specifics

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Bjork: More to keeping coaches than salary

From the Mother Ship, our story on Ross Bjork’s plan to deal with schools who might want to lure away football coach Hugh Freeze. LINK

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A new gateway to the stadium

Ole Miss AD Ross Bjork talks more about Vaught-Hemingway’s North End Zone project in Sunday’s Daily Journal. One of the things about the project that has intrigued me is the proposed entry point from the Grove to the stadium. That

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Bjork’s plan for keeping Freeze

I spoke with Ole Miss AD Ross Bjork earlier today. If the Ole Miss season continues along its current path you can expect Hugh Freeze’s name to be mentioned with job openings. There’s a lot of football still to be

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Henderson’s holding pattern

Vacation II is complete. I can’t remember more Ole Miss news breaking while I was on vacation than has happened this July. And it’s not finished. There’s been the Park Stevens tragedy, the Carlos Davis eligibility issue and Marshall Henderson.

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Bjork’s message, Holloway’s workout

From the Mother Ship this morning, Ole Miss athletics director Ross Bjork didn’t give his baseball coach, Mike Bianco, a “mandate” that he host a regional nex season, but the importance Bjork places on playing NCAA tournament baseball games at

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Managing Expectations

More from the Rebel Road Trip stop in Tupelo. One of the themes for Ross Bjork and Hugh Freeze has been to manage expectations for all of athletics but primarily football. Not their own expectations but fan expectations. The Rebels

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Tupelo stop on Rebel Road Trip

Some notes from Hugh Freeze and Ross Bjork from today’s Tupelo stop on the Rebel Road Trip. The group was in Philadelphia before Tupelo, and weather conditions had them late in arriving. It was roughly noon when the RV pulled

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Wednesday Morning Update

A few thoughts on an 11-1 win for Ole Miss baseball at Arkansas State last night. … It’s the most runs the Rebels have scored since getting 11 in an 11-9 win at Florida International on March 1. Auston Bousfield,

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Kennedy’s new contact

Earlier today Ole Miss athletics director Ross Bjork told us he was close to an agreement with basketball coach Andy Kennedy. Just minutes ago the school made it official. The new deal raises Kennedy’s salary half a million to $1.8

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