Miami RedHawks Overview

Fast facts

League: Division I (NCAA)

Head Coach: Travis Steele

Team Mascot: Swoop

Year Opened: 1968

Capacity: 6400

City / State: Oxford / Ohio

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

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The Battle of the Bricks

Rival Team: Ohio Bobcats

Every varsity sports matchup between the Miami RedHawks and Ohio Bobcats counts towards the annual Battle of the Bricks competition. The winner walks away with bragging rights over their most hated rival, so every contest between these two schools is a can’t miss. If you can only make it to one Miami (OH) basketball game, then make sure to be in attendance when the RedHawks take on the Bobcats.

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Other Ohio-Based MAC Schools

Rival Team: Kent State Golden Flashes, Akron Zips

In addition to the rivalry with Ohio, the RedHawks also have strong rivalries with fellow Ohio-based MAC opponents, most notably Kent State and Akron. The proximity of the schools has fostered the rivalries between these schools, so get your tickets when rivals Kent State and Akron come to Oxford.

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Miami RedHawks vs Wright State Raiders

Rival Team: Wright State Raiders

The RedHawks have a long running rivalry with Wright State as the two out of conference schools play each other every season. The Miami-Wright State rivalry is the RedHawks fiercest non-conference rivalry, so don’t miss it when Miami and Wright State square off.

Miami RedHawks Stadium Guide

In Game

Millett Hall recently underwent a renovation to improve the fan experience, and while the arena still isn’t completely suited for basketball, the renovation has helped make a trip to see a RedHawks basketball game a much more enticing proposition. The renovation has improved the seating and lighting at Millett Hall meaning you’ll have a much better view of the court during your next visit.

In addition to the renovations to Millett Hall, a RedHawks basketball game offers an excellent road trip for fans of nearby Ohio-based MAC schools. There is always a lot on the line when the RedHawks square off with rivals like Ohio, Kent State, and Akron, so you’ll experience some of the best crowds Miami has to offer when these teams are in town.

Before or after the game, take some time to explore the Miami campus and if you’re a football fan make sure to check out Yager Stadium. At Yager Stadium, you’ll find the Cradle of Coaches Plaza, which is dedicated to several famous football coaches who began their career at Miami including Paul Brown, Woody Hayes, Bo Schembechler among others.

Any MAC sports fan will enjoy a trip to Miami where they’ll have the chance to see not only an excellent game of basketball but also where some of the best football coaches in the history of the game began their career.

Things to check out

Championship and Retired Number Banners

Hanging from the catwalk are banners celebrating the RedHawks best players and teams. Among those honored are the school’s four Sweet Sixteen teams as well as Miami standouts such as Ron Harper and Wally Szczerbiak. Check out all of the banners at Millett Hall to get the full RedHawks game day experience.

Concourse Displays

All around the concourse you’ll find displays showcasing Miami’s rich athletics history. There is a fair amount to see, so arrive early and take in all the trophies and RedHawks paraphernalia around the arena.


Swoop the RedHawk is the official mascot of Miami and can be seen all around the arena on game days. He does an excellent job of riling up the fans and entertaining the crowd, so keep your eyes peeled for him when attending a RedHawks game.

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Charlie’s Army and Red Alert

Charlie’s Army is the name of the student section at RedHawks game, and the Red Alert subsection is home to the loudest and most diehard Miami fans out there. Enjoy the atmosphere these wild fans create when attending a RedHawks basketball game.

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RedHawk Pep Band

The RedHawks pep band goes a long way in making attending a Miami basketball game an enjoyable experience. The band plays a variety of traditional school songs and contemporary pop music, so enjoy their musical stylings during your visit.

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The Miami cheerleaders do their all to keep the crowd engaged in the game. No matter what the score, the cheer squad will put on dazzling routines that you won’t want to miss.

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Fight Songs

  1. RedHawks Fight Song

    The fight song is a very upbeat tune and separates itself from many others in the MAC with a very active drumline that makes you want to jump around.

    Love and honor to Miami
    Our college old and grand,
    Proudly we shall ever hail thee,
    Over all the land

    Alma mater now we praise thee,
    Sing joyfully this lay,
    Love and honor to Miami,
    Forever and a day.

  2. Alma Mater

    Old Miami from thy hillcrest,
    Thou hast watched the decades roll;
    Generations questing from thee,
    Sturdy hearted, pure of soul.

    Old Miami! New Miami!
    Days of old and days to be;
    Weave the story of thy glory,
    Our Miami, here’s to thee!

    Our Miami, you were founded
    In our nation’s early days;
    Now we join with generations
    In this song of love and praise.

    Old Miami! New Miami!
    Days of old and days to be;
    Weave the story of thy glory,
    Our Miami, here’s to thee!


    Let’s go RedHawks!

    Let’s go RedHawks!

    Let’s go RedHawks!

Miami RedHawks Bars & Restaurants

  1. Quarter Barrel Brewery & Pub

    Quarter Barrel Brewery and Pub

    Now serving craft beer, a diverse selection of wines, and an eclectic menu in a warm and inviting atmosphere.

    107 E Church St, Oxford, OH 45056, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  2. Fiesta Charra

    Fiesta Charra

    We have a huge menu with many dishes, drinks, and desserts. We have a bar with drink specials.

    25 W High St, Oxford, OH 45056, USA


    Bar website

    mexican - $$

  3. Bruno’s Pizza

    Brunos Pizza

    We specialize in crafting mouth-watering meals and providing superb customer service.

    31 E High St, Oxford, OH 45056, USA


    Bar website

    pizza - $

  4. Bagel & Deli

    Bagel and Deli

    A treat for carnivores and vegetarians alike, Bagel & Deli will fill your belly and put a smile on your face!

    119 E High St, Oxford, OH 45056, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  5. Skyline Chili

    Skyline Chilli

    One of the most famous hotdogs in whole of Cincinnati!

    254 E 4th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  6. Woody’s One Up Bar

    Woodys One Up Bar

    A cool bar with great selection of drinks and good food!

    11 S Main St, Oxford, OH 45056, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  7. Skipper’s Pub

    Skippers Pub

    Since 1984, we've been proud to offer American pub food, drinks, and fun times to the Oxford community!

    121 E High St, Oxford, OH 45056, USA

    513- 523-0066

    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $

  8. Brick Street Bar

    Brick Street Bar

    Whether it's Karaoke Night, Game Day or Beat the Clock, Brick Street is the place to be.

    36 E High St, Oxford, OH 45056, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $

  9. Left Field Tavern

    Left Field Tavern

    A bar that has such delicious food and a great selection of drinks!

    12 W Park Pl, Oxford, OH 45056, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  10. O’Pub

    O Pub bar

    Very chill vibe, good music, nice decor, and excellent food and drinks!

    10 W Park Pl, Oxford, OH 45056, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  11. Steinkeller

    Steinkeller Bavarian Bier Hall

    Steinkeller was founded in the year 2000 with the purpose of bringing an authentic Bavarian beerhall to Southwestern Ohio.

    15 E High St, Oxford, OH 45056, USA


    Bar website

    american - european - $$

  12. Graeter’s


    The Graeter's family has been creating small batch, artisanal ice cream for over a century and has become a foodie favorite through the years.

    29 W High St, Oxford, OH 45056, USA


    Bar website

    cafe - $$

  13. La Bodega Delicatessen

    La Bodega Delicatessen

    Local deli and sandwich shop that focuses on home-made, high-quality food.

    11 W High St, Oxford, OH 45056, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  14. Paesano’s Pasta House

    Paesanos Pasta House

    Paesano’s is a cozy 50 seat casual restaurant but our cuisine is world class. Our menu features many Italian favorite dishes as well as some creative delights!

    308 S Campus Ave, Oxford, OH 45056, USA


    Bar website

    italian - $$

  15. Mac & Joe’s

    Mac and Joes

    Mac & Joes is a great place to meet up with family & friends, to have a drink, eat a meal and watch the game on one of our many flat screen tv’s.

    21 E High St, Oxford, OH 45056, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$