Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Amid athletic woes, the world sees Ole Miss as a beautiful and gracious place to be

    While we've all been squabbling over athletics, Ole Miss has gotten an awful lot of good press lately. The old saying goes, "We may not win every game, but we've never lost a party." Some of the news stories are of that theme, but in a good way.
    There have been so many stories this year about tailgating in the Grove that it is almost comical. Newsweek magazine has rated Ole Miss the most beautiful campus in America, apparently grading on a combination of both campus grounds and student attractiveness.
    Just a few of the Grove Stories:
Birmingham News, 10-15-11: Greetings from the Grove
The Crimson White, 10-17-11: Grove v. Quad
New York Times Travel Section, 10-14-11: Of Parties, Prose, and Football (Faulkner and Football in Oxford, Mississippi)
The Fresno State Collegian, 9-30-2011: Tailgating the Rebel Way, 10-9-11: Football Fans Never Lose the Party at the 'Holy Grail of Tailgating'
    There's some even better press about Ole Miss having nothing to do with looking pretty or having a nice cocktail party atmosphere. I'll save that for another post.


Galen A. Smith Sr. said...

You made some very good points there, Frank. For sure. Yeah, I've noticed Ole Miss has gotten some great publicity this Fall which is great like always.

Col. Reb Sez said...

Thanks Galen. There's more than just the Grove and tailgating, as I mentioned, but that's a future post.