Ole Miss Rebels Overview

Fast facts

League: Division I (NCAA)

Head Coach: Chris Beard

Team Mascot: Tony the Landshark

Year Opened: 2016

Capacity: 9500

City / State: Oxford / Mississippi

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Ole Miss vs Mississippi State

Rival Team: Mississippi State Bulldogs

Ole Miss and Mississippi State play annually for the Golden Egg on the gridiron, and that fierce rivalry carries over to the hardwood. Rebels fans and Bulldogs fans look for any opportunity they can to earn bragging rights over each other, so don’t miss it when these two in-state rivals meet at The Sandy and John Black Pavilion at Ole Miss.

Ole Miss Rebels Stadium Guide

In Game

The Rebels men’s and women’s basketball teams moved into state of the art The Sandy and John Black Pavilion at Ole Miss in 2016 and now play in one of the nicest arenas in the country. The Pavilion is home to countless amenities including luxury boxes, a lounge area, and top-notch concessions. The arena also features a variety of tributes to the program’s history all around arena meaning you’ll want to arrive early to take it all in before the game.

The new arena has invigorated the Ole Miss fan base, and you’ll enjoy a full house when attending a game in Oxford. There is also an excellent selection of concessions at The Pavilion compared to other college basketball venues. In addition to the typical stadium fare, you’ll also be able to grab a burger from Steak N’ Shake or some Raising Cane’s as well.

If you’re looking for something to do before or after the game, Oxford is home to some great places to grab a bite to eat. Handy Andy Grocery has some delicious burgers, and Ajax Diner will allow you to experience some down home southern cooking. You can even stop by The Grove, although it won’t be party central like it is on a Saturday in the fall.

The Rebels move to The Pavilion means you’ll experience the best arena in the SEC when attending an Ole Miss basketball game, so don’t hesitate to get a ticket today.

Things to check out

Ole Miss History Display

Make sure to check out the display showcasing Ole Miss’s basketball history on the west concourse. The exhibit shows off all the best moments in Rebels basketball history and is a must-see for any college basketball fan.

Ole Miss Legends

Above the south side stands is a tribute to all of the best players in Ole Miss basketball history. The display honors the best of the best including Kessinger, Graham, Barnes, and more, so don’t take a minute to check it out.

Championship Banners

]Across from the Ole Miss legends you’ll find banners honoring all of Ole Miss’s accomplishments. Enjoy reminiscing about the program’s past greatness as you look forward to the team’s bright future.

Lounge Area

If you’re looking for a place to hang out before the game then head on down to the lounge area on the north concourse. Here you’ll find shops and concession stand as well as places to sit making it the perfect place to meet up with friends.

Rebel Black Bear

Rebel Black Bear was chosen as the new Ole Miss mascot in 2010. This giant anthropomorphic bear can be seen roaming the sidelines and cheering on the Rebels during games. Look for Rebel Black Bear to entertain fans with his in-game antics.

Ole Miss Pep Band

Enjoy the musical stylings of the Ole Miss Pep Band when attending a game at The Pavilion. The Ole Miss Pep band puts on an incredible show performing all of your favorite Ole Miss songs including “Forward Rebels."

Fight Songs

  1. Dixie

    I wish I was in the land of cotton,
    old times there are not forgotten,
    Look away, look away, look away, Dixie Land.
    In Dixie Land where I was born in,
    early on a frosty mornin’,
    Look away, look away, look away, Dixie Land.

    Then I wish I was in Dixie, hooray! hooray!
    In Dixie Land I’ll take my stand to live and die in Dixie,
    Away, away, away down South in Dixie,
    Away, away, away down South in Dixie.

  2. Forward Rebels

    Forward Rebels, march to fame,
    Hit that line and win this game,
    We know that you’ll fight it through,
    For your colors Red and Blue
    Rah, Rah, Rah.

    Rebels you’re the Southland’s pride,
    Take that ball and hit your stride,
    Don’t stop ’till the victory’s won,
    For your Ole Miss. Fight, fight for your Ole Miss.

  3. University of Mississippi Alma Mater

    Way down south in Mississippi,
    There’s a spot that ever calls,
    Where amongst the hills enfolded,
    Stand old Alma Mater’s Halls.

    Where the trees lift high their branches,
    To the whispering Southern breeze,
    There Ole Miss is calling, calling,
    To our hearts fond memories.

  4. Hotty Toddy

    Ole Miss’s famed “Hotty Toddy” chant takes place before tip-off, so make sure to be at your seat before they so you can take part. Don’t miss it as the chant is a great way to show off your Ole Miss pride.

    Heighty! Tighty!

    Gosh A Mighty!

    Who in the hell are we?

    Rim! Ram! Flim! Flam!

    Ole Miss, by Damn

Ole Miss Rebels Bars & Restaurants

  1. The Grove

    The Grove

    A place where football is religion, everybody's pumped up for the game and food is just great!

    1848 University Ave, Oxford, MS 38655, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  2. The Blind Pig Pub

    The Blind Pig Pub

    The Blind Pig Pub and Deli, conveniently located on Oxford Square, is more than a sandwich place. It also is known for its live music featuring local acts.

    105 N Lamar Blvd, Oxford, MS 38655, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  3. Funkys Pizza and Daiquiri Bar

    Funkys Pizza and Daquiri Bar

    Enjoy the best pizzas in town from traditional pepperoni to the tastes of the Delta on your pizzas: BBQ, Crawfish and more.

    1012 Jackson Ave E, Oxford, MS 38655, USA


    Bar website

    pizza - $$

  4. The Library

    The Library beer

    With 12 taps to enjoy draft beer and a menu that will fill your appetite, the Sports Bar is a place for all to have a great time...especially when the Rebels win! 21 to enter.

    120 S 11th St, Oxford, MS 38655, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  5. B’s Bbq

    Bs Bbq

    Amazingly delicious food and great service!

    825 College Hill Rd, Oxford, MS 38655, USA


    Bar website

    bbq - $

  6. Big Bad Breakfast

    Big Bad Breakfast

    Whether it's the house-cured Tabasco/Brown Sugar Bacon or the Anson Mills Steel Cut Oatmeal, you'll be talking about coming back before you've left the table!

    719 N Lamar Blvd, Oxford, MS 38655, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  7. Taylor Grocery & Restaurant

    Taylor Grocery Restaurant

    If you are craving for great Southern food, this is the place to be!

    Depot St, Taylor, MS 38673, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  8. Snackbar


    We've married French Bistro with North Mississippi Cafe resulting in the Bubba Brasserie cuisine.

    721 N Lamar Blvd, Oxford, MS 38655, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$$

  9. Bouré


    Delicious Southern food and has an extensive selection of beer, wine, and cocktails.

    110 Courthouse Square, Oxford, MS 38655, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  10. Handy Andy

    Handy Andy

    Excellent service and their barbeque is to die for!

    800 N Lamar Blvd, Oxford, MS 38655, USA


    Bar website

    bbq - $

  11. City Grocery

    City Grocery

    Exposed brick walls and heart pine plank floor augment the candle light and white linen staging some the most inventive and interesting food in the South.

    152 Courthouse Square, Oxford, MS 38655, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$$

  12. Ajax Diner

    Ajax Diner

    Ajax has been named "Best Downhome Soul Food” by Mississippi Magazine three years in a row, in addition to the magazine's "Best Cornbread" and "Best Plate Lunch" titles.

    118 Courthouse Square, Oxford, MS 38655, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$