Ole Miss Releases Rosters, Fan Information for Grove Bowl
OXFORD, Miss. – (Courtesy of Ole Miss Football) Fans can get an early glimpse of the 2021 Ole Miss football team on Saturday, April 24, at the Grove Bowl, presented by Mississippi HomeCare. The finale of Lane Kiffin‘s first, full spring drills with the Rebels headlines a full weekend of athletics events on campus.
Admission is free for the annual intrasquad scrimmage, which will kick off at 4 p.m. CT at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. It will be televised by SEC Network+ (on the ESPN app) with announcers Dave Neal and D.J. Shockley.
The Ole Miss Radio Network will broadcast the game across its full affiliate list. The radio broadcast team features David Kellum (play-by-play), Harry Harrison (analyst) and Richard Cross (sidelines).
The 2021 Grove Bowl will feature an exciting game between the Red and Blue teams, which were drafted by players. Wilson Love will act as head coach for the Red team, while coaching legend Monte Kiffin will lead the Blue team. Check out full rosters at olemisssports.com/grovebowl.
The Grove Bowl format will follow that of a normal football game, with touchdowns counting for six points. Both teams will compete for four 12-minute quarters with a running clock except for TV timeouts, quarter breaks, halftime and the final four minutes of both halves. There will be no kickoffs, instead, the ball will be spotted at the 25-yardline for both teams.
GAMEDAY POLICIES AND FAN INFORMATION
Gates will open one hour prior to kickoff at 3 p.m. Fans are required to wear a face covering upon entry into the facility, while in transit around the concourse and may only remove them when at their seat. Hand sanitizer stations and other safety measures from the fall remain in place, including grab-and-go concessions options. No outside food or drink will be permitted.
Free parking will be available west of the stadium throughout the day, including the Pavilion garage, the coliseum lots and track lot. Reserved baseball lots, which are east of the stadium, will be open to all fans beginning at 2 p.m.
For complete fan information, visit www.olemissgameday.com/springfootball.
PARTY IN THE ‘SIP
The first 1,000 Rebel students in attendance will receive a free “Party in the ‘Sip” t-shirt by showing their student IDs inside gates 4 & 5.
The Ole Miss football staff will also participate in a pre-game baseball contest before the start of the annual Grove Bowl, at approximately 3:35 p.m. CT.
At halftime, two lucky contestants will have the opportunity to make a 15-yard and 25-yard field goal. The winner of the contest will take home a Ole Miss swag pack, as well as being recognized as the Grove Bowl field goal champion.
THE PARTY DOESN’T STOP HERE
Grove Bowl weekend will also include home SEC series for both the Ole Miss baseball and softball teams. The Rebels will host LSU in baseball, while softball will play host to Auburn. Baseball is scheduled for Thursday at 7 p.m., Friday at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday at noon, while softball is slated for Friday at 5 p.m., Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m.
Baseball tickets are available at www.olemisstix.com. Softball admission is free.
Evelyn has covered sports for over two decades, beginning her journalism career as a sports writer for a newspaper in Austin, Texas. She attended Texas A&M and majored in English. Evelyn’s love for Ole Miss began when her daughter Katie attended the university on a volleyball scholarship. Evelyn created the Rebel Walk in 2013 and has served as publisher and managing editor since its inception.