Memphis-Southern Miss games have produced some of the most fiercely competitive contests in the history of these two programs, which has led to this rivalry having the nickname, the Black and Blue Bowl. The rivalry between these two southern schools dates back to 1935 when the Golden Eagles shutout the Tigers 12-0. Today Southern Miss holds a 40-22-1 lead in the all-time series. However, Memphis will look to narrow the gap when these teams meet next.
The Tigers rivalry with Louisville spans several sports with football and basketball taking center stage in the competition. Memphis and Louisville first met on the gridiron in 1948 when the Tigers took down the Cardinals 13-7. The rivalry has been back and forth over the years. However, the Cardinals hold a slim 24-19 lead in the all-time series. The Tigers will look to close the gap when these two longstanding rivals meet on the gridiron.
The Memphis Tigers have a fierce rivalry with the Arkansas State Red Wolves, which dates back to 1914 when ASU beat Memphis 18-6. The name of the rivalry is derived from the fact that the winner is awarded a trophy made out of a paint bucket and brushes. The winner also gets to smear a designated part of the rival’s campus with paint. Memphis leads the all-time series 30-23-5 and will look to extend their lead when these rivals meet next.
The rivalry between the Tigers and Rebels dates back to 1921 when these two schools met in Oxford. The Rebels have gotten the best of the Tigers over the years having won 48 of the 62 meetings between these teams, However, the Tigers are on a one game winning streak that they’ll look to extend next season.
Tigers Tailgate Guide
Barbecue is king at Memphis, as Tigers fans pride themselves on offering some of the best barbecue in the nation. When tailgating at Memphis come hungry, as you’ll find yourself leaving the game feeling full.
It’s not just the fact that Memphis offers some of the best barbecue in the nation that makes attending a Memphis tailgate a great experience. The university has put a lot of work in creating an awesome tailgating location that could go head to head with anywhere in the American Athletic Conference. The recent creation of Tiger Lane has played a huge part in igniting a strong tailgating culture at Memphis. It also is one of the premier tailgating spots in Tennessee, so make sure to stop by and check it out.
Tiger Lane also serves as home to a wide variety of Memphis pregame and tailgating events. One of the most prominent is the Tiger Walk, which allows Tigers fans the opportunity to greet the team as they enter the stadium. If you want to get into the Tigers gameday spirit, then make sure to be a part of the Tiger Walk.
You’ll also be able to take in the the Mighty Sound of the South’s tailgate concert and pep rally on Tiger Lane as well, so head on down to Tiger Lane to get into the Memphis gameday spirit and party with fellow Tigers fans.
Only a 20-minute walk from Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium, Central BBQ is home to quite possibly the best ribs in all of Tennessee. Central BBQ offers some of the best barbecue in the country, so make sure and stop by if you want to get the full Memphis experience.
The primary spot for Tigers tailgating both before and after the game. Tiger Lane is located right outside of the stadium and provides plenty of room for those interested in enjoying the Memphis tailgate scene.
One of the coolest things about tailgating at Memphis is that you’ll find the university and Highland Hundred offer grills that can be used free of charge. Located on Tiger Lane near Paul “Bear” Bryant Ave., this is the perfect spot for fans coming from out of town who don’t feel like bringing their grill.
Where to tailgate
Tiger LaneThe primary spot for Tigers tailgating both before and after the game. Tiger Lane is located right outside of the stadium and provides plenty of room for those interested in enjoying the Memphis tailgate scene.
Central BBQOnly a 20-minute walk from Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium, Central BBQ is home to quite possibly the best ribs in all of Tennessee. Central BBQ offers some of the best barbecue in the country, so make sure and stop by if you want to get the full Memphis experience.
The DenThe Den is the official Memphis student tailgate. Located in the Tan lot, at The Den, you’ll find an array of activities including inflatables, a DJ, and free food. If you’re a Memphis student then this is a great spot to tailgate, so make sure to stop by The Den before heading into the game.
Grill ZoneOne of the coolest things about tailgating at Memphis is that you’ll find the university and Highland Hundred offer grills that can be used free of charge. Located on Tiger Lane near Paul “Bear” Bryant Ave., this is the perfect spot for fans coming from out of town who don’t feel like bringing their grill.
Tigers Stadium Guide
Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium provides an excellent game day experience that combines the modern feel of a big time college football game with the nostalgic experience of attending a game at the historic Liberty Bowl. The Liberty Bowl has been the home of Memphis football since it opened in 1965 and has been home to many of the greatest players, coaches, and moments in Memphis Tigers history.
Inside Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium you’ll find everything you’re looking for in a college game day experience. The Mighty Sound of the South provides a great halftime show as well as excellent music throughout the game. You’ll also be able to see the cheer squad and Pouncer do their thing as well. The band and pep squad at Memphis put on a superb show that adds to the Tigers gameday experience.
The fans also aid in making a trip to Memphis one to remember. The crowd at a Tigers game is around 30,000, which is pretty typical for members of the American Athletic Conference. However, it’s not the size of the fan base but the passion of the fan base that creates a great atmosphere at Memphis. The fans here love to get loud and also know when they need to get loud, which creates an excellent crowd that never misses a beat.
The historic atmosphere of Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium and diehard Tigers fans make attending a game at Memphis a can’t miss for all you college football fans out there.
The electronic flag is found perched on the press box and sitting high above the field at Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium. This flag gives a very nostalgic feel and enhances the classic Americana feeling that saturates the atmosphere of a Tigers game.
Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium has a huge video board that stands at 106 feet by 58 feet in the south end zone. This gigantic video board offers great replays meaning you’ll never miss a second of a Tigers game.
TOM is the live Bengal tiger mascot that represents Memphis at every home game. He is taken care of by the Tiger Guard and can be seen roaming the sidelines at every Memphis game, so keep your eyes peeled for this majestic creature.
The official marching band of the Memphis Tigers provides fans with great entertainment during halftime performances as well as during stoppages in play. The Mighty Sound of the South gives the experience of attending a Memphis game an authentic college feel and make the trip to Memphis well worth your time.
Go Tigers Go, Go On To Victory, Be A Winner Thru And Thru; Fight Tigers, Fight Cause We’re Going All The Way — Fight, Fight For The Blue And Gray And Say. — Let’s Go Tigers Go, Go On To Victory. See Our Colors Bright And True; It’s Fight Now Without A Fear, Fight Now Let’s Shout A Cheer, Shout For Dear Memphis U. (Yell) Go Tigers Go Go Tigers Go Yea — Tiger Go!
Stand Firm, O Alma Mater
Through All The Years To Come;
In Days Of Youth And Beauty
Thy Halls Have Been Our Home.
In Time Of Preparation
Great Lessons Didst Thou Teach
Till Now O Alma Mater,
The Stars We’ll Strive To Reach.
Lead On, O Alma Mater
They Sons To Highways,
Give Light And Truth Unto Them
For All Their Coming Days.
To Thee We’ll Give All Honor,
Our Hopes Abide In Thee,
For Thou, O Alma Mater,
Hast Made Us Ever Free.
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