Largest Crowd Ever for Meet the Rebels



OXFORD, Miss.  – A record crowd of over 6,000 fans turned out for Meet the Rebels Day presented by Cannon Motors, Saturday at the Manning Center. Fans lined up hours before the doors opened for the opportunity to meet and get autographs from their favorite players and coaches.

Fans mingled with players and coaches from the preseason nationally ranked football team, as well as the soccer, volleyball and rifle teams. Members of the cheerleading and Rebelette squads also visited with fans during the event.

In addition, fans were treated to photo opportunities, children’s games, food, giveaways and merchandise during the two hours.

Various coaches and administrators addressed the crowd, and the voice of the Rebels, David Kellum, walked around and talked to some of the players while they were signing autographs.

Soccer kicked off the athletics season Friday night with a 2-0 exhibition win against Central Arkansas and will host Boise State Aug. 23 at Noon. Volleyball starts its season Aug. 28 with the Magnolia Invitational, but fans are invited to attend the team’s Red/Blue Scrimmage Aug. 24 at 7 p.m., at the Gillom Sports Center. Football kicks off its season Sept. 5 at home against UT-Martin. Rifle begins in October with its first home match Oct. 3.