Saturday, September 25, 2021

Ole Miss Gameday Attire: A Tradition Unlike Others

By Savannah Woods Contributor 

Traditions continue as gameday in the Grove quickly approaches. The Ole Miss Rebels face off against the Southern Illinois Salukis Saturday, Sept. 8 for the first home football game of the year. 

Fans will flock from all over the country to be a part of the best 10-acre tailgating spot in the country. What is so unique about Ole Miss gamedays? Some would argue fancy Grove attire plays a big part in the social aspect and overall experience. 

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Ole Miss fans have always dressed in their finest red and blue to celebrate football Saturday. Taking a quick glance in the Grove, you’ll notice girls wearing high heels and pearls and men in bowties and suits. It’s simply an Ole Miss tradition. 

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However, traditions always evolve. In recent years Ole Miss Athletics has established a “What To Wear” calendar for fans. The calendar tells fans which color they should sport for a specific football game:

  • Sept. 8 NAVY
  • Sept. 15 POWDER BLUE
  • Sept. 22 RED
  • Sept. 29 RED
  • Oct. 6 NAVY
  • Oct. 13 NAVY
  • Oct. 20 RED 
  • Nov. 3 NAVY 
  • Nov. 10 NAVY 
  • Nov. 17 RED 
  • Nov. 22 RED

WEAR NAVY this Saturday!