At the University of Mississippi there are ten divisions in which you can receive a degree. These divisions are: the School of Journalism and New Media, the School of Accountancy, the School of Pharmacy, the School of Applied Sciences, the School of Law, the School of Business Administration, the Graduate School, the School of Education, the School of Liberal Arts, and the School of Engineering. All of these schools are in Oxford at the main campus. In Jackson, you will find the Medical Center which has: the School of Dentistry, the School of Graduate Studies in Health Sciences, the School of Health Related Professions, the School of Medicine, and the School of Nursing. At the Medical Center, the first human lung transplant was performed by Ole Miss Surgeons in 1963. The very next year, they also completed the first of an animal to human heart transplant! Also, at Ole Miss there is the only legal marijuana farm in the United States. The growing and production of marijuana has been going on at Mississippi since 1968. The marijuana is used for research by the National institute of Drug Abuse and for any of the medical cannabis patients. Wow!
Student Media groups at the University of Mississippi are part of the S. Gale Deley Student Media Center. There is The Daily Mississippian, which is the newspaper that is student-published which has been printed since 1911. It is published five times a week and has a circulation of 15,000. The radio station, which is called Rebel Radio, can be found on WUMS-FM 92.1. It is operated completely by students. The last is a student-produced newscast which is live each weekday at 5:30pm. The last student media option is The Ole Miss, which was mentioned before, and is the student year book. It is normally around 420 pages and is worked on by students and faculty.
In 1936, the athletic teams at Ole Miss were officially called the Rebels, after one time being known as the Mississippi Flood. Ole Miss started a football program in 1890 and from there the athletic program has grown to eighteen men's and women's sports. There are close to 650 student athletes on campus that participate in football, baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's tennis, volleyball, lacrosse, soccer, track and field, golf, softball, and other sports. Football is played at the Vaught-Hemingway Stadium or Hollingsworth Field. Basketball is played at C.M. "Tad" Smith Coliseum. Baseball is played at the Oxford-University Stadium or Swayze Field. The Ole Miss Rebels
have a few rivals. First of all, the Mississippi State Bulldogs
, the Louisiana State University Tigers, and the Arkansas Razorbacks are the main athletic rivals. At the end of each football season, the last game played is called the Egg Bowl. The Egg Bowl is the gameday between the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University. Ole Miss has won the majority of the meetings. The winner of the Egg Bowl gets to have the Golden Egg Trophy for the year following the game. Archie Manning was one of the many all time great players from Ole Miss. His jersey number, 18, is used as the official speed limit on the signs around campus. The current football coach is Hugh Freeze and he has only been at Ole Miss since December of 2011. He was a coach at Lambuth University and Arkansas State University before taking the job at Ole Miss. Hugh Freeze was depicted in the recent book and blockbuster movie, The Blind Side. He is the 37th coach for the Ole Miss Rebels.