1. The Battle of the Bricks
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.
2. 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.
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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. Rivalries With Other Ohio-Based MAC Schools
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.
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.
9. Miami (OH)-Wright State Rivalry
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.