South Alabama Jaguars Overview

Fast facts

League: Division I (NCAA)

Head Coach: Richie Riley

Team Mascot: South Paw, Miss Pawla

Year Opened: 1998

Capacity: 10041

City / State: Mobile / Alabama

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

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South Alabama vs Troy

Rival Team: Troy Trojans

South Alabama and Troy battle for the belt on the gridiron, and while there is no rivalry trophy at stake when the two meet on the hardwood there are still plenty of bragging rights up for grabs. South Alabama-Troy games are some of the most intense Sun Belt Conference games of the season, so don’t miss it when these two Alabama-based schools square off.

South Alabama Jaguars Stadium Guide

In Game

You’ll find lots to see when attending a South Alabama basketball game as the Mitchell Center is not just home to the Jaguars basketball team, but several landmarks as well. Outside of the arena, you can stop by and get your picture taken with a giant Jaguar statue and once you step foot inside you’ll be treated to one of the oldest and most famous landmarks in Mobile. The Mitchell Center is home to the Waterman Globe, so stop by and check it out before taking your seat for a fun evening of USA basketball.

Once the game starts, you’ll experience an excellent college hoops game filled with lots of pageantry and tradition. South Alabama features just about anything you could want in a college basketball game experience including loyal fans, a fantastic spirit squad, and an incredible pep band, so sit back and enjoy the show during your trip to Mobile.

Before or after the game, take some time to explore the area near campus as well as downtown Mobile. Around campus, you’ll find a couple of places to eat like Heroes Sports Bar & Grill. However, if you venture downtown, there are more food and drink options as well as several local attractions including Hank Aaron Stadium and Bellingrath Gardens.

A South Alabama basketball game presents an excellent college hoops experience as well as the opportunity to see several Mobile landmarks, so start planning your trip today.

Things to check out

Waterman Globe

During your visit to the Mitchell Center make sure to check out the Waterman Globe. The globe was a major tourist attraction in downtown Mobile from 1948 to 1973 and today can be seen in the Mitchell Center’s north entrance.

Jaguar Statue

Outside the Mitchell Center’s north entrance is a large jaguar statue. The statue is a must-see for anyone visiting the arena and presents an excellent photo op, so stop by and snap a picture with it.

University of South Alabama Sports Hall of Fame

The University of South Alabama Sports Hall of Fame is a can’t miss for anyone attending a USA basketball game. The hall of fame honors all of the best athletes in school history and features tons of memorabilia from over the years, so take it all in before tipoff.

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Jaguar Mascot

Keep your eyes open for the Jaguars mascot when attending a USA basketball game. He does an admirable job of entertaining the crowd throughout the game, so don’t miss during your trip to Mobile.

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USA Pep Band

The USA pep band keeps spirits high throughout the game with their rousing renditions of the school’s fight songs. The band is a big part of what makes attending a USA basketball game such an incredible experience, so enjoy their performance during your visit to Mobile.

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Prowlers Dance Squad

Don’t miss the Prowlers when they take the court. South Alabama’s dance team puts on a fantastic display whenever they take the court making them a can’t miss part of any USA sporting event.

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USA Cheerleaders

The USA cheerleaders rile up the crowd with their cheers and keep everyone engaged with the action on the court. Even when the Jaguars are struggling, the cheerleaders will do their best to keep the crowd in the game.

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Fight Songs

  1. South

    South! Alabama
    We’re the pride of the red, white, blue!
    Loyal, strong and faithful
    To our alma mater true!
    South! Alabama
    We will cheer you to win the day!
    For it’s J-A-G-U-A-R-S
    For U-S-A!

  2. Jaguar Pride

    We’re the mighty Jaguars
    Stand up and cheer,
    In our colors we take pride;
    On to vic’try lead us year after year
    We will stand here side by side.
    Through the years we’ve prov’n
    Our glory and fame.
    Honor be to the victor’s name,
    U-S-A FIGHT!

  3. Alma Mater

    All hail great university,
    Our Alma Mater dear,
    South Alabama, red and blue,
    proud colors we revere.

    Nestled among the hills of pine,
    enduring throughout time,
    Upward and onward may your fame
    continue in its climb.

    It seems that we have just begun;
    too soon we must depart
    In all that life has planned for us,
    you’ll share within our hearts.

    So with thy blessings now send us,
    pray highest be our aim,
    South Alabama may we ever glorify your name!

South Alabama Jaguars Bars & Restaurants

  1. The Garage

    The Garage

    A dive bar in downtown Mobile that's got a really cool vibe, great staff, awesome drinks and superlicious food!

    9 S Washington Ave, Mobile, AL 36602, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  2. Veet’s


    Veet's has been the home for musicians near and far since February '98! A Mom & Pop shop that makes everyone feel at home with the best live music around!

    66 S Royal St, Mobile, AL 36602, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  3. Blind Mule

    Blind Mule

    A cozy place to hang with great burgers and superb drinks!

    57 N Claiborne St, Mobile, AL 36602, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  4. Alchemy Tavern

    Alchemy Tavern

    Makes you want to stay till last call, as it offers a cozy downstairs bar with a great selection of top shelf liquors and craft beers on tap.

    7 S Joachim St, Mobile, AL 36602, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  5. Loda Bier Garten

    Loda Bier Garten

    Award-winning eats and drinks, stellar service, and so much more!

    251 Dauphin St, Mobile, AL 36602, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  6. Hayley’s


    When it comes to dives, drinks, beer, pool tables and the crowd, this is the place to be!

    278 Dauphin St, Mobile, AL 36602, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  7. Saddle Up Saloon

    Saddle Up Saloon

    A country music night club featuring a music vibe of high energy new country with a splattering of classic country hits.

    9 N Jackson St, Mobile, AL 36602, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  8. Heroes Sports Bar and Grill

    Heroes Sports Bar and Grill

    Great Burgers and beer list. The place for college and NFL football.

    273 Dauphin St, Mobile, AL 36602, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  9. O’Daly’s


    Whether you are in the mood for a traditional Irish pub, a draft-beer sports bar, a live music daiquiri bar, they will offer it, which will surely exceed your expectations.

    564 Dauphin St, Mobile, AL 36602, USA


    Bar website

    european - $

  10. Haberdasher


    The Haberdasher is downtown Mobile's go-to bar for craft cocktails and an ever-rotating selection of craft beer, and the city's best spirits list.

    113 Dauphin St, Mobile, AL 36602, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  11. Butch Cassidy

    Butch Cassidy

    For almost 24 YEARS we’ve said “It's what’s between the buns that counts,” in reference to our ‘ soon to be NOW famous’ Butch Burger.

    60 N Florida St, Mobile, AL 36607, USA


    Bar website

    american - cafe - $$

  12. Callaghan’s


    Bringing folks together since 1946 with great music, food, and drink. Callaghan's celebrates the traditional Irish community pub atmosphere that has gained national recognition.

    916 Charleston St, Mobile, AL 36604, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  13. The Royal Scam

    The Royal Scam

    The Royal Scam is the epitome of casual fine dining- the choice for Certified Angus Beef, seafood, sandwiches and fresh cut salads.

    72 S Royal St, Mobile, AL 36602, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  14. Bob’s Downtown Restaurant

    Bobs Downtown

    Good Old Americana Cooking, Located in the Entertainment District of Downtown Mobile, Alabama. Made from Scratch Daily!

    263 St Francis St, Mobile, AL 36602, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  15. Foosackly’s


    Foosackly's uses top-notch chicken tenderloins. Then we dip them in hand-made batter made from scratch using real milk and eggs and the best spices.

    310 S University Blvd, Mobile, AL 36609, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  16. Ruth’s Chris Steak House

    Ruths Chris Steak House

    Ruth’s Chris Steak House specializes in serving aged USDA Prime steaks, broiled in a trademark 1800-degree oven and served on a plate heated to 500 degrees.

    2058 Airport Blvd, Mobile, AL 36606, USA


    Bar website

    steakhouse - $$$$

  17. Moe’s Original Bar B Que

    Moes Original Bar B Que

    Moe’s Original BBQ is a Southern soul food revival where great food is served in an atmosphere that is relaxed, spontaneous, yet civilized….well, sometimes.

    701 Spring Hill Ave, Mobile, AL 36602, USA

    877-405-RIBS (7427)

    Bar website

    bbq - $$

  18. Saucy Q BBQ

    Saucy Q BBQ

    Saucy Q’s recipe is SMOKE, FIRE and LOVE. We cook with smoke and fire, but most of all we love what we are doing!

    1111 Government St, Mobile, AL 36604, USA


    Bar website

    bbq - $$

  19. Wintzell’s Oyster House

    Wintzells Oyster House

    While oysters headline the iconic brand, Wintzell's menu comprises fresh Gulf seafood dishes as well as regional favorites.

    6700 Airport Blvd, Mobile, AL 36608, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  20. The Brick Pit

    The Brick Pit

    Stop by for some scrumptious barbeque!

    5456 Old Shell Rd, Mobile, AL 36608, USA


    Bar website

    bbq - $$

  21. Drew Drop

    Drew Drop

    Mobile's oldest restaurant, home of the World Famous Hot Dogs.

    1808 Old Shell Rd, Mobile, AL 36607, USA


    Bar website

    american - $