University Of Mississippi

TRADITIONS

THE GROVE

The grove started out as an informal place to tailgate on campus before big football games. Considering that the main tailgate gatherings were held in fraternity and sorority houses, the grove started out as a very small common gathering place rather than an established tailgate. By the 1950's the grove became the one and only place to tailgate before a big games. In 1998 the University created the "Ole Miss Alumni Association's Grove society" to preserve the 10-acres set for "The Grove". Today the grove is an established place for all students, and fans to tailgate before the University Of Mississippi Rebels football team take the field.
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HOTTY TODDY

University of Mississippi is known for their unique "Hotty Toddy" chant. Although the history of it is still in great question. Nobody knows who officially started this tradition. The "Hotty Toddy" has become the most admirable part of the Rebels crowd participation at every sporting event. Nobody knows what "Hotty Toddy" truly means, but that doesn't stop the crowd from chanting their hearts out in the stands of a football game.


THE HOTTY TODDY CHANT:

"Hotty Toddy, Gosh almighty

Who the hell are we, Hey!

Flim Flam, Bim Bam

Ole Miss by damn"

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WALK OF CHAMPIONS

In 1983 new head coach Billy Brewer was searching for a way to have his team experience the full effect of game days, on and off the field. So he created what was known as "The Walk Of Champions". Two hours before each home game Brewer would lead his team down a different path from Kinard Hall, the athletic dormitory, across campus to Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Brewer found this as a way for his team to see what their fans did before they hit the stadium for kickoff. Ever since then the Walk of Champions has become a tradition for every home game at the University of Mississippi.
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