1. The Grove
Legendary is probably the best word to describe this college football tailgate location. With Ole Miss Rebels’ fans dressed to the 9’s and the food and beverage flowing, you couldn’t ask for a better environment to prepare for the big game.
2. Hotty Toddy
A staple piece in Ole Miss history for over 100 years, this fight song became an instant classic. Beginning with the biggest question a Rebels fan could ask on game day, “Are you READY?”, any Rebels fan within earshot knows what comes next.
3. Walk of Champions
In 1998, the Walk of Champions arch was built on the east side of the Grove to give fame to the football team. Billy Brewer, a previous Rebels coach, used to take the team on a walk through campus before every game. This became known as the Walk of Champions.
4. Locking the Vaught
At the beginning of each game, students and fans lock arms to signify the locking of the opponent into the stadium. It causes quite the stir and intimidates the opponent before they enter the stadium and again at the beginning of the third quarter.
5. Egg Bowl
Every year the Rebels play their archrivals Mississippi State for the Golden Egg. This rivalry began when Mississippi State had to protect their goal posts with wooden chairs from Ole Miss fans. These two teams clash every year for the grand prize of being the coveted Egg Bowl victor. Ole Miss holds the edge in the all-time series 62-43-6 and will look to extend their lead when these two teams meet next.
6. The Pride of the South
The Pride of the South Band at Ole Miss puts on a great game day performance that will make you not want to leave your seat during halftime. This 300+ member band gets the crowd pumped up at the most important parts of the game, so you’ll feel their presence when attending a game at Ole Miss.
7. The Walk of Champions Arch
This arch at the Walk of Champions in The Grove is the entrance to one of the most famous tailgate destinations in all of America. Make sure and stop by this famous landmark and get a picture to commemorate your time at Ole Miss.
8. Manning Indoor Practice Facility
If you want to see where things happen behind the scenes of Ole Miss football then try and find a way to get a tour of the Manning Indoor Practice Facility. This state of the art facility features an underground tunnel that links it to Vaught-Hemingway Stadium and is also home to all the football team’s operations including meeting facilities, training facilities, and locker rooms.
9. Magnolia Bowl
The traditional SEC rivalry between Louisiana State University and Ole Miss is referred to as the Magnolia Bowl and is most often the second to last regular season game for both schools. Throughout the fifties and sixties, each matchup seemed to hold a conference or even national title implications, and the rivalry is still going strong between these two programs.
10. Rebel Black Bear
Rebel Black Bear was chosen as the new Ole Miss mascot in 2010. This giant anthropomorphic bear can be seen roaming the sidelines and cheering on the Rebels during games. Look for Rebel Black Bear to entertain fans with his in-game antics.