OBReb6 Ole Miss Fan Oxford Member since Jul 2010 27595 posts
A question for you old timers(Posted by OBReb6 on 1/31/13 at 1:15 pm)
I've seen some people on Ole Miss boards mention that after the name "Ole Miss" started being used in the early 1900s that some LSU fans started calling your school "Ole Lou" for a short time period. Has anyone else ever heard of this? And this is a serious question, if there's any chance some of you could take this the wrong way.
Newspapers tried to cute up thier headlines with "Ole Miss wins at Ole Lou" headlines back in the day. Never was in general usage, as was "Ole War School" which was in common usage until coeds came and the move to ". . .a greater university." in the 1920's when the accoutrements of the Ole War Skule began to dissappear-- Cadet Uniforms, regimental housing, code of military conduct, etc. (Press can be wry with headlines, which can mislead posterity into confusing wit with custom. In c.1952, when Ole Miss upset #1 Maryland, Washington Post headlined "Little Ole Miss made a Little Ole Mess of Maryland." Fortunately, today they have survived as the Terps rather than "Ole Mess!)