Southern Jaguars Overview

Fast facts

League: NCAA Division I FCS

Head Coach: Eric Dooley

Team Mascot: LaCumba

Year Opened: 1928

Capacity: 29000

City / State: Baton Rouge / Louisiana

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

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Bayou Classic

Rival Team: Grambling State Tigers

The Bayou Classic between Grambling State and Southern is played each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving in New Orleans. The game is one of the biggest games in the SWAC and is a must-see for any Grambling State or Southern fan. The series between these two historically black universities dates back to 1932, and the Tigers hold a 22-21 lead in the all-time series. The football game isn’t the only event at the Bayou Classic as the Battle of the Bands between Grambling’s World Famed Tiger Marching Band and Southern’s Human Jukebox is arguably the bigger draw. Don’t miss the Bayou Classic as it’s one of Southern’s biggest events of the year.

Boombox Classic

Rival Team: Jackson State Tigers

The BoomBox Classic is an annual rivalry game played between the Jackson State Tigers and the Southern Jaguars. The two SWAC rivals first met in 1929, but the rivalry didn’t kick off until 1958. It’s not just the action on the field that is a must-see when Jackson State and Southern square off the battle of the band between the schools is just as big and is where the rivalry gets its name. If you’re attending the BoomBox Classic, make sure to stick around for the 5th Quarter band performances after the game.

Southern Jaguars Tailgate Guide


The party before the game is just as good as the game itself at Southern, so make sure to arrive early and take part in the fun. Fans from all over the area and the country come out to see the Jaguars play creating a festive atmosphere that you won’t want to miss. Everyone at Southern loves to party and have fun before the game meaning you’ll want to get here early so that you don’t miss any of the fun.

The best time to come out and tailgate with Southern fans is homecoming. Homecoming is one of the biggest parties of the season and the best time to come to a game at Ace W. Mumford Stadium. The alumni come out in force for homecoming, and the parade is an excellent way to kick off the pregame festivities.

Tailgating at Southern is a great time for any college football fan, so arrive early and make the most out of your trip to Ace W. Mumford Stadium.


Jaguar Cage

Southern used to have a live Jaguar mascot named Lacumba on campus. However, he died of natural causes in 2004. While Lacumba II was never replaced, you can still see the jaguar cage outside Ace W. Mumford Stadium.

Homecoming Parade

There is no better time to attend a Southern game than homecoming. Alumni from all over the country come back to Southern University to enjoy the homecoming parade making it a must-see for any Jaguars fan. The parade is also the perfect way to kick off game day, so arrive early and enjoy the parade before the homecoming game.

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Where to tailgate

Southern Jaguars Stadium Guide

In Game

The Southern Jaguars have won 19 conference titles and nine black college football national championships helping build an incredible fan base. Southern fans from all over come out to watch the Jaguars on Saturdays in the fall, and as a result, you’ll find a fantastic atmosphere inside Ace W. Mumford Stadium on game days.

You can feel the fans’ passion all throughout the game as no matter what the score you’ll see Jaguars fans up on their feet dancing and cheering. If you’re looking to attend a football game filled with passionate fans, then you’ll struggle to find a better place to take in a game than Southern.

In addition to an excellent crowd, the Southern marching band known as The Human Jukebox is also spectacular. The Human Jukebox put on an incredible show at every game and are worth the price of admission all on their own. Whether you’re a college football fan or just a fan of marching bands, you’ll have a great time taking in a Southern Jaguars game at Ace W. Mumford Stadium.

Things to check out

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Whiteout Game

The atmosphere at a Southern Jaguars football game is always great, but it’s extra special when attending a whiteout game. Southern fans all dress in white for the whiteout creating an intimidating atmosphere that will strike fear into any opponent.

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The Human Jukebox

The Human Jukebox is worth the trip to Ace W. Mumford Stadium all by themselves, so make sure to enjoy the pregame, halftime, and postgame shows. The band is a huge part of every Southern game and has performed at six Super Bowls making them a can’t miss part of any Jaguars game.

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The cheerleaders at Southern do a fantastic job of revving up the crowd and bringing everyone to their feet. Join in the cheers and chants lead by the cheerleaders to get the full gameday experience.

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Dancing Dolls

The Southern University Dancing Dolls will dazzle you with their dance routines. The Dancing Dolls put on quite the show, so don’t miss them when attending a Jaguars game.

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Don’t miss the Southern mascot, Lacumba, at the game. Lacumba is named after Southern’s former live jaguar mascot and is a fun part of any Jaguars game. Make sure to enjoy Lacumba’s antics when taking in a game at Ace W. Mumford Stadium.

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Fight Songs

  1. Southern U. Fight Song

    Southern University,
    Defenders of the gold and blue
    We will always loyal be
    And raise a cheer for you.
    All for one and one for all
    We’ve got the will to win for thee
    And We’ll fight, fight, fight
    Til we win the victory.

  2. Southern U. Alma Mater

    O Southern, Dear Southern, Thy praises we shall sing,
    Until all the heavens and echoes loudly ring.
    The winds and the sky as they pass us by
    Will Adoration bring.
    O Southern, Dear Southern, We owe our all to Thee,
    In downfall or vict’ry, We’ll always loyal be.
    Thy Sons and Daughters as they work,
    Will be inspired by Thee.
    O Southern, Dear Southern, Thy name will ever be,
    As mighty as the rivers that flow on to the sea,
    As pure and true as the Gold and Blue,
    That stand out bold for Thee.

  3. I’m So Glad

    I’m so glad I go to Southern U!
    I’m so glad I go to Southern U!
    I’m so glad I go to Southern U!
    Singing Glory Hallelujah, I’m so glad!

    I’m so glad I go to Southern U!
    I’m so glad I go to Southern U!

  4. Ole Southern Spirit

Southern Jaguars Bars & Restaurants

  1. Daiquiri Cafe


    Cool drinks and great service.

    2742 S Sherwood Forest Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70816, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  2. End Zone Daiquiri & Bar

    Souris Saloon Silhouette Lounge

    Friendly bartenders, awesome drinks, and nice atmosphere.

    6224 Plank Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70805, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  3. Jacks Seafood


    Amazingly delicious seafood at a fair price.

    5467 Plank Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70805, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  4. Bayou Cafe & Catering

    fried chicken

    Food is fantastic, service is flawless and the atmosphere is very warm and welcoming.

    5068 Airline Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA 70805, USA

    Bar website

    cafe - $$

  5. B&T Seafood

    Mister Smiths sandwich

    Great food and fast service.

    4763 Airline Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA 70805, USA

    Bar website

    american - asian - $

  6. Perk’s Soul Food

    southern food

    A family-owned restaurant that serves delicious food and has a friendly service.

    8330 Scenic Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA 70807, USA

    Bar website

    american - $