Opening Night

It’s opening night for the Pavilion at Ole Miss. I’m like Andy Kennedy in the sense that it’s taken a long time for this to register, even since the ground-breaking that seems like years ago.

I haven’t really been bothered a lot by the eccentricity of Tad Smith all these years, mainly because for so many years a new arena was not in the plans. When this basketball season started, however, I could see the Pavilion across the street and began to have less patience for Tad Smith’s charm.

No place is perfect, and the Pavilion won’t be, but it will be a fantastic state-of-the-art experience. I feel confident saying that without having yet seen a game there.

From the Mother Ship, Opening Night at The Pavilion

From John Davis, good Pavilion photos here.

Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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