The University of Mississippi, affectionately known as Ole Miss, is represented in NCAA Division-I football the Ole Miss Rebels football program. The Ole Miss Rebels football team play in the Southeastern Conference along with 11 other member schools. The first football team was fielded for the Ole Miss Rebels in 1890 and was the first football team formed in the state of Mississippi.
Since their start, the Mississippi Rebels have had a very successful football program and are among the Top 40 All-Time Winningest Football Programs in the NCAA. The Ole Miss Rebels overall record is 605-464-35 and the Rebels can claim 3 National Championship Titles, 6 Conference Titles and 1 Divisional Title. The Ole Miss Rebel roster has also included 45 All-American players. The Mississippi Rebels football team has also seen plenty of postseason action appearing in the 2009 Cotton Bowl beating Texas Tech 47-34, the 2004 Cotton Bowl beating Oklahoma State 31-28 and the 2002 Independence Bowl beating Nebraska 27-23.
The Ole Miss Rebels also play in multiple rivalry bowl games every year. The fiercest rivalry is with in-state fellow SEC rival Mississippi State Bulldogs. The two teams meet annually for the Egg Bowl where they battle over the Golden Egg Trophy, which is presented to winning team, this game has been played since 1901 with 2003 marking the 100th game. The Ole Miss Rebels also play in the annual Magnolia Bowl against SEC rival LSU and the newly named Nut Bowl against the Arkansas Razorbacks.
No matter who or when the Rebels football squad is playing, Ole Miss fans are always supportive. The Rebel fan base can almost always be counted on to be decked head to toe in the University of Mississippi school colors: Harvard Crimson and Yale Blue, they are also known for their rowdy cheering including the famous "Hotty, Toddy" cheer. Ole Miss Head Coach Houston Nutt noted that part of the reason he came to Ole Miss was for the rich traditions that run deep at the university.
Buy Ole Miss Rebels football tickets today and watch the Rebels defeat team after team from a front row seat in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, because stadium hot dogs are always better than the ones you try and microwave!