Oxford hosts Rebel homecoming crowd

By Errol Castens/NEMS Daily Journal

OXFORD – Homecoming activities hit full stride today at the University of Mississippi, highlighted by the Rebels’ game against Louisiana-Lafayette.
With a 6 p.m. kickoff for the game, there’s plenty of time for all kinds of other activities on campus and in town.
The Inn at Ole Miss will serve breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m., and the Ole Miss women’s rifle team shoots against Texas-El Paso at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the National Guard Readiness Center next to Oxford Conference Center.
For those fans not tailgating, the Rebel Ride shuttle is a great way to get to and from the game. Park at Central Middle School (Martin Luther King Drive at Washington Avenue) or Oxford Activity Center (Molly Barr Road at Price Street) and ride right up to the stadium for $4 round-trip. Service is every few minutes from three hours before kickoff to two hours after the final down.
At 3:40 p.m., the Rebels will take their traditional “Walk of Champions” through the Grove. At 5:30 in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, alumni award recipients will be introduced, along with Miss Ole Miss and Colonel Rebel.
Kickoff for the game is at 6 p.m. At halftime, Alumni Association President Charles Clark will crown the Homecoming Queen, followed by a performance by the Ole Miss “Pride of the South” marching band.
On Sunday, The Inn at Ole Miss will serve Sunday brunch from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
At 1 p.m., check-in begins on University Circle for the “Out of the Darkness” walk to raise money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Members of the Student Alumni Council and Ole Miss Alumni Association Board of Directors will participate.
“Hysterical Opera: Comedy, Murder and Mayhem” offers a matinee performance at 3 p.m. at Nutt Auditorium for $5.