1. 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.
2. 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.
3. Bayou Classic
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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. Boombox Classic
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.
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 game day experience.
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.