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Tri-State Rebel Club hosts BancorpSouth Rebel Road Trip
by Steve Beavers | Daily Corinthian

Are you ready?
Close to 200 Ole Miss fans were more than set early Tuesday when the BancorpSouth Rebel Road Trip rolled into Crossroads Arena.
Ole Miss head football coach Hugh Freeze, women’s basketball coach Matt Insell and athletic director Ross Bjork were part of the fourth annual trip presented by the Tri-State Rebel Club.
“This is a great way for Ole Miss fans to get together and hear plans about the future,” said Ole Miss fan Billy Taylor. “It says a lot about the coaches to take time out of their busy schedule … it shows they care about us.”
In addition to the speakers, the meeting included photo and autograph opportunities, a four-minute video spotlighting Rebel Athletics, a merchandise booth featuring the latest Rebel products and opportunities to talk with members of the Athletics Foundation and the Alumni Association.
The Egg Bowl trophy and College World Series trophy were also a popular photo location.
The event was held to help raise funds for three scholarships to Ole Miss. The Tri-State Rebel Club provides the scholarships each year to students from one of the eight counties the club covers.
“We love having the coaches here, but it’s all about the scholarships,” said Tri-State Rebel Club President Kenny Carson.
The club has awarded over $12,000 in scholarships since forming.
Ole Miss alumni Danny Timmons was among the Rebel faithful on hand Tuesday.
“The event is good for the community,” said Timmons. “They care about the fans in this area and want us to come to Oxford.”
Tuesday’s stop was one of 13 fan meetings across the state during the month.
“People love this university,” said Bjork. “You guys are the classic example in what we should do.”
Bjork urged the fans to get involved with the good things going on in Oxford.
“Ole Miss sports is better today,” he said. “We can look in the mirror and say we are better than we were yesterday and the day before that.”
The athletic director told those in attendance that there is still work to be done.
“We aren’t finished yet,” he said. “There is still higher ground to reach … we have the best people and projects to carry us into the future.”
Freeze closed the visit by telling fans the days of looking at Ole Miss on the schedule and counting it as a win are over.
“We are not going to operate out of fear,” said the coach. “The right kind of people finish and that’s what we do at Ole Miss.”
The Rebel mentor also talked about decisions faced by athletes.
“Our decisions effect the person next to us,” he said. “Our goal in recruiting is to find the right fit for Ole Miss.”
The Tri-State Rebel Club offers free membership to not just alumni, but also friends and fans of Ole Miss who live in Alcorn, Prentiss and Tishomingo counties in Mississippi, McNairy and Hardin counties in Tennessee and Colbert, Lauderdale and Franklin counties in Alabama.


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