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.
2. Tiger Lane
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.
3. The Den
The 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.
4. Grill Zone
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.
5. Mighty Sound of the South Marching Band
The official marching band of the Memphis Tigers provides fans with 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.
6. Rivalry with Louisville
The Tigers rivalry with Louisville spans several sports with football and basketball taking center stage in the rivalry. 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.
7. Central BBQ
Only a 20-minute walk from Liberty Memorial 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.
8. Electric American Flag
The electronic flag can be is perched on the press box and sitting high above the field at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. This flag gives a very nostalgic feel and enhances the classic Americana feeling that saturates the atmosphere of a Tigers game.
9. Black and Blue Bowl
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 being nicknamed 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.
10. Paint Bucket Bowl
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.