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Hazing reference at Ole Miss

This one is interesting in an otherwise positive profile of an attorney from Mississippi. It is a much older athletic hazing reference (1960 era) and is interesting for that reason alone to me. Here is excerpt with link to a pretty interesting article.
When [Ron] Peresich got to Ole Miss, a good buddy from the Coast, young A.J. Holloway (the future Biloxi mayor) was already there playing football, and Holloway and Coastian Rodney Mattina “helped me get through the M Club initiation, which was brutal. Back then there was more than just a little hazing.”

Peresich … made the Ole Miss team as a walk-on and won a scholarship. He played on the 1964 SEC championship Ole Miss team and pitched two games in the College World Series.

By Hank Nuwer

Journalist Hank Nuwer is the Alaska author of Hazing: Destroying Young Lives; Broken Pledges: The Deadly Rite of Hazing, High School Hazing, Wrongs of Passage and The Hazing Reader. He has written articles or columns on hazing for the Sunday Times of India, Toronto Globe & Mail, Harper's Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. His current book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press. He is married to Malgorzata Wroblewska Nuwer of Warsaw, Poland and Fairbanks, Alaska. Nuwer is a former columnist for the Greenville (Ohio)Early Bird and former managing editor of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner in Alaska.
Nuwer was named the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists columnist of the year in 2021 for his “After Darke” column in the Early Bird. He also won third place for the column in 2022 from the Indiana chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He and his wife Gosia, recently of Union City, Ind., have owned 20 acres in Alaska for many years. “The move is a sort-of coming home for us,” said Nuwer. As a journalist, he’s written about the Alaskan Iditarod sled-dog race and other Alaska topics. Read his musings in his blog at Real Alaska Daily-- and in his weekly column "Far from Randolph" in the Winchester Star-Gazette of Randolph County, Indiana.

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