Ole Miss first began playing football around 1890. The Rebels achieved their first great success under head coach John Vaught. Vaught would win 6 Southeastern Conference (SEC) Championships and 3 national titles and coach 26 All-Americans including legendary quarterback Archie Manning. Tommy Tuberville would help bring the Rebels out of a slump and back to prominence in the 1990’s, but left the program at the height of its success to coach at rival Auburn. Some of the great players to wear the crimson and blue include Archie Manning, Ely Manning, Frank Kinnard, and Deuce McAllister. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Ole Miss Rebels football tickets.
2016 Rebels Season Preview
The Ole Miss Rebels had one of their best seasons in recent memory last year. The Rebels started the season 7-0, including an upset victory over then #3 Alabama. Despite the hot start, the Rebels struggled down the stretch, losing 42-3 in the Peach Bowl. The success of last season has Oxford chomping at the bit for the 2015 season. Gone are stars Bo Wallace, and Vince Sanders. Sophomore quarterback Ryan Buchanan is expected to step into the starting role, and will benefit from a returning Laquon Treadwell. Treadwell enters the 2015 season as one of the nation’s top receivers and should be the player to watch for the Rebels this season. Ole Miss’s offensive line will start 4 seniors, and senior running back Jaylen Walton returns to help keep the Rebels high powered offense moving. Ole Miss will also have a dangerous defense in 2015 headlined by junior defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche. While the departure of Bo Wallace puts some questions around the Rebels chances in 2015, the supporting cast should be good enough to carry any early struggles by Ryan Buchanan. In a very tough SEC West division, Ole Miss should be in contention for a title once again. Key games on the 2015 Ole Miss Rebels schedule are at Alabama, and against Texas A&M, Arkansas, and LSU in Oxford.
Check out our Ole Miss Rebels Season Preview History page for previews of previous Rebels seasons.
Ole Miss Rebels Football at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium Address: All-American Dr & Hill Dr, University, Mississippi, 38677
The Ole Miss Rebels play their home games at the 60,000 capacity Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Mississippi. Visitors to Vaught-Hemingway will find themselves at the center of an exciting football game in the always-competitive SEC conference. Those lucky enough to see Ole Miss take on either LSU or Mississippi State here will be floored by the fan support and crowd noise generated within the stadium. The Ole Miss Rebels home bench is on the Vaught-Hemingway Stadium sideline with sections A-J. Vaught-Hemingway Stadium parking information is covered in our Rebels event guide.
Vaught-Hemingway Stadium Experience
The 10th longest uninterrupted team rivalry in the U.S. is the battle for the golden egg. The “Egg Bowl” as it is known, was first played in 1901. It is still the game that determines supremacy in college football, well at least supremacy in the state of Mississippi.
Over the years this SEC rivalry has had conference title as well as national title implications, and the Magnolia Bowl continues to be a big one on the schedule for both schools. Between the ’59 Halloween Night Run and the 2009 inexplicable clock management issues, there’s enough history in this matchup to write a book about.
Ole Miss vs. Arkansas
They’ve played against each other twice in the Sugar Bowl and played in a record 7-overtime game in 2001, and that’s just part of the great rivalry between the Razorback and the Rebels. While Arkansas has the upper hand all-time and at one point they stole Ole Miss’s head coach, the Rebels are looking to get back at the state to the north very soon.
Ole Miss Rebels in the College Football Playoff, Bowl Games, and SEC Championship
The Rebels have been very successful in bowl games in recent history, winning their last five and nine of their last 10, but they have not won a conference title since 1963 and fans are anxious for the blue and crimson to return to a SEC Conference Championship Game. Ticketcity offers tickets to all college football bowl games and the SEC Championship Game.
Ole Miss Rebels Event Guide
Is the Grove the best place to tailgate in college football?
The Grove is the legendary tailgate area at Ole Miss Rebels home games. Located just steps from Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, the ten acre area fills up on gameday with huge crowds that take tailgating to another level. Red and blue tents stretch as far as the eye can see and everyone is sipping on their favorite drink. Tailgates with white table clothes, silverware and southern fried chicken are the norm. Ole Miss fans will do their “hotty toddy” chant throughout the afternoon until kickoff.
Where are the best places to eat in Oxford on Ole Miss game weekends?
Besides the Grove for tailgating, check out the Square in downtown Oxford. Home to an assortment of bars and restaurants, it is the entertainment district on Friday night before a Rebels home game. City Grocery is the top spot to eat in Oxford and the Library is the favorite local bar.