OXFORD — As preseason camp nears for the University of Mississippi’s fall sports, fans should make their plans for the University of Mississippi Athletic Association “Meet The Rebels Day”, presented By Baptist North Mississippi, on Aug. 18.
Festivities begin with the football team scrimmage at 9:30 a.m. at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Fans then will be able to make their way to the Indoor Practice Facility, which opens its doors at 11:30 a.m.
As the IPF opens, the Rebel soccer and volleyball teams will greet fans and signing autographs. Chick-fil-A and Papa John’s will provide concessions, and official team apparel, media guides, and other merchandise will be on sale.
There will be a raffle for prizes, including game experiences and exclusive memorabilia, and a kids zone will be set up with inflatables and other games. In addition, representatives from Baptist Memorial Hospital North Mississippi will be on hand giving away merchandise and informational packets.
SuperTalk Mississippi, which will air locally on 93.7 and 105.5 FM, will broadcast live from the stage beginning at noon with an on-air team led by the “Voice of the Rebels” David Kellum.
Several Ole Miss coaches and administrators will be interviewed, beginning with football Hugh Freeze at 12:15 p.m. Other guests include Athletics Director Ross Bjork, women’s soccer coach Matt Mott, volleyball coach Joe Getzin, and others.
Football coaches and players will be signing autographs and visiting with fans from 12:30 until 2:30 p.m., when the event comes to a close. Fans tweeting about their “Meet The Rebels Day” experience should use the hashtag #MTR12.
The “Meet The Rebels Day” scrimmage will be one of four open practices of the Rebel football team’s preseason. All Saturday practices will be open, including the workout on August 4 at 9:45 a.m. on the practice fields. Times and locations for other Saturday practices will be announced at a later date, and all other practices are closed to the public.
Just one day after the team reports to camp, Rebel Football Media Day will be Friday. OleMissSports.com will have exclusive coverage of the activities. RebelVision will stream Freeze’s press conference live at 2 p.m.
Once again this year, OleMissSports.com will be on hand for every minute of the Rebels’ preseason drills with daily practice reports and RebelVision’s video highlights.