Freeze, staff visit North Mississippi on Rebel Road Trip
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was a strong 400-plus Hotty Toddy crowd at the Crossroads Arena
Wednesday night as they welcomed The University of Mississippi
staff with open arms.
BancorpSouth Rebel Road Trip hosted by the Tri-State Rebel Club
visited Corinth for the fifth year in a row.
no question, when we make out the road trip schedule each year,
Corinth is always on it, said Ole Miss Athletic Director
Ross Bjork. It is without a doubt one of our best, largest
and loudest stops we make each year on the Rebel Road Trip.
night included campus insight from Bjork and an update on womens
basketball from Coach Matt Insell.
football Coach Hugh Freeze then talked about the passion his
team has for continued success on the field.
game plan starts with recruiting -- to accomplish goals, people
must surround themselves with the right people to help make
it happen, said Freeze. I want to surround myself
with people who want to win that big trophy. The Sugar Bowl
is great, but I want to win that SEC championship, so we try
to recruit the the people who want what we want and can help
us get it done.
said after recruitment, he teaches core values to the team,
which includes attitude, mental toughness, faith, integrity
is how we act, Freeze said. At our university, we
dont believe we have to take a back seat to anyone. We
really do believe we can compete with every team we step on
that field with and we act like it.
to Freeze, mental toughness is being able to make decisions
that reflect the core values. Faith, integrity and love are
also important core value components, he said.
have this thought all the time -- what do I need to do to sustain
the success that weve had (the last) four years. It haunts
me pretty much every night, but it also drives me. And makes
me want to get up the next day and do it again and do it better,
added he followed his dad into coaching.
the age of 10, I never saw myself doing anything but coaching,
and I always tell my kids, find out what makes your heart beat
faster than anything else in life and do it for the rest of
your life," said the coach.
fans in attendance were also witness to the gifting of Freezes
Sugar Bowl Championship ring as Balfours Greg Williams
presented the golden, diamond encrusted piece of jewelry to
the head football coach prior to the event.
to all Rebel fans, The Tri-State Rebel Club has no membership
sales and other fundrasiering efforts for the club benefit a
scholarship fund which helps local students attend The University
club has awarded more than $11,000 in scholarships, and on Wednesday
night, they announced their two latest winners.
High School's Andrew Ketchum and Booneville High School's John
Haynes each received a $1,000 scholarship to attend Ole Miss
on behalf of club members and local Rebel fans who support club
to 200 Ole Miss fans were more than set in 2015 when the BancorpSouth
Rebel Road Trip rolled into Crossroads Arena.
Ole Miss head football coach Hugh Freeze, womens basketball
coach Matt Insell and athletic director Ross Bjork were part of
the fourth annual trip presented by the Tri-State Rebel Club.
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
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
The club has awarded over $12,000 in scholarships since forming.
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.
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 thats 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
The 3rd Annual Tri-State Rebel Club
Meeting held Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at Town&County Furniture
in Iuka, Mississippi was a success. Over 300 Rebel fans where
in attendance. Ole Miss Athletic Director
Ross Bjork and Barney Farrar, along with other Ole Miss staff
members where on hand to talk about
the upcoming Rebel football season. All proceeds from the event
went to benefit the Tri-State
Rebel Club Scholarship Fund. Congratulations
to the first Tri-State Rebel Club scholarship
recipient, Alexandra Spencer from Muscle Shoals High School in
Muscle Shoals, AL.
here to view more photos from the event.
Friday, April 27, 2012, the Tri-State Rebel Club presented the
Rebel Road Trip 2012 with special guest head football Coach Hugh
Freeze, Chancellor Jones, AD Ross Bjork and members of the Ole
Miss coaching staff. The special breakfast event took place at
The Dinner Bell Steak & Fish in Corinth, MS. This great meeting
was sold out with over 200 in attendance. All proceeds from this
event went to benefit the Tri-State Rebel Club Scholarship Fund.
Rebel Club meets with Terrence Metcalf
June 9, 2011
June 9, 2011, the Tri-State Rebel Club board of directors met
with former Ole Miss football player and publisher of Gametime
Rebels Magazine, Terrence Metcalf. Pictured from left to right:
Tyler Wilson, Drew Dawson, Landon Caldwell, Cornelia Emmons, Terrence
Metcalf, Rebecca Gray, Charles Carr, John Baker and Kenny Carson.
Check out Gametime at www.rebels247.com.
Annual Tri-State Rebel Club Meeting
August 27, 2010
First Annual Tri-State Rebel Club Meeting was held on Saturday,
August 27, 2010 at 6:00 PM at Town & Country Furniture in
Iuka, Mississippi. Over 350 people were in attendance from Mississippi,
Tennessee and Alabama. Special guests included Ole Miss Spirit
editor Chuck Rounsaville and former Ole Miss basketball player
stand-out Keith Carter. The first annual meeting was a huge success
and was the first event raising money for the club's scholarship
photos from the event on our Flickr