University of Mississippi
All it takes is someone to shout, “Are you ready?” and Ole Miss fans emphatically avow their allegiance to their beloved Rebels. Chants of “Hotty Toddy,” tailgating in the Grove, the Walk of Champions and Vaught-Hemmingway stadium. The Pride of the South Marching Band leading the charge with another rousing rendition of “Forward Rebels.” This is game day in Oxford, Mississippi. And there’s nothing quite like it — fans serving up southern delicacies on fine china while dressed to the nines. Pure class, through and through. And Ole Miss fans wouldn’t have it any other way.
Nickname:
Rebels
Top Rivals:
Louisiana State University, Mississippi State University
Style Facts:
In 1893, the University of Mississippi adopted as its official colors the Crimson of Harvard and the Navy Blue of Yale. The university’s nickname, Ole Miss, came three years later when it was selected in a contest to name the school yearbook.