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Published April 4, 2013
REBEL YELL: Ole Miss AD Ross Bjork said that the school's Forward Together fundraising campaign stands at $81M in "pledges and cash." That number a year ago was $62M. Bjork said, "We've gained some momentum. We've got a lot of good gifts that have come in. Just in the past couple of weeks we had two $250,000 gifts." He said there are significant discussions in "the pipeline" for more gifts. Bjork: "Seven-figure type gifts. Now it's our job to close on those gifts." In Memphis, Kyle Veazey noted a new basketball arena is "part of the fundraising campaign," but it is "yet unclear what the arena will cost." Meanwhile, Bjork said that football season-ticket sales are "well above last year's pace" (COMMERCIALAPPEAL.com, 4/3).