Go to The Grove where fashion, fun, and football all meet as one.
Southern Weekends in the fall are made for football and tailgates. But Old Miss fans take it up a notch with their food, fun and fashion at the legendary 10 acres they call the Grove.
They’re bringing a whole new definition to tailgating.
But it hasn’t always been this way.
Back in the 1940s and 50s, cars used to drive into the 10 acre park in the center of campus.
Then, after a particularly heavy rainstorm in the 1990s, the university put a new policy in place to keep cars out of the Grove.
Well, one guy came back with a tent, and it’s grown from there.
Everyone else thought that was an amazing idea, and it’s evolved into the party you can see on pretty much any home game.
And some people go all out.
With giant, fully decorated tents, delicious food and mimosa fountains in one case.
Fashion is a huge part of it as well.
The football schedules help the fans figure out what colors to wear, and everyone goes and gets decked out in the perfect outfit.
Another cool feature within the Grove is the Walk of Champions.
It started in the 1980s when the couch would lead the team through the Grove to the stadium.
People started lining up to greet the players and give them high-fives.