OXFORD, Miss. – The schedule is set and tickets on sale for the 2016 BancorpSouth Rebel Road Trip, Ole Miss’ fifth annual tour of the state and surrounding areas. Visit www.rebelroadtrip.com for tickets and full details of each event.
Headlined by Ole Miss head football coach Hugh Freeze and athletics director Ross Bjork, the BancorpSouth Rebel Road Trip (#RRT16) will feature 12 fan meetings across the region beginning Sunday, April 17 in Atlanta at the College Football Hall of Fame. Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter and other Rebel coaches will also speak at select stops.
This year’s caravan reaches four states and three new destinations including Mobile, Ripley and Cleveland (Miss.). Other stops fromApril 17-22 include Gulfport, Meridian, West Point, Corinth, Tupelo and Oxford. Meetings for Jackson and Memphis will be held in July.
“For our leadership, the BancorpSouth Rebel Road Trip is an opportunity to personally thank Rebel Nation for their passionate support of our university,” said Kyle Campbell, Ole Miss assistant athletics director for media and public relations. “We have enjoyed tremendous crowds through the first four years of this event, and we look forward to continuing that excitement again this year.”
In addition to the speakers, the meetings include autograph lines, photo booths, official merchandise, football posters, an exciting video look at the university and information tables for the Athletics Foundation and the Alumni Association. There will also be photo opportunities with the Egg Bowl, Magnolia Bowl and Sugar Bowl trophies.
In its first four years, the BancorpSouth Rebel Road Trip has visited 32 different markets and more than 15,000 fans. The tour has touched seven states and such major metropolitan cities as Birmingham, Dallas, Houston, Little Rock, Nashville and New Orleans, among others.
2016 BancorpSouth Rebel Road Trip
Sunday, April 17, 5:30-7:15 p.m. (ET) – Atlanta (College Football Hall of Fame)
Monday, April 18, 7:30-9 a.m. – Mobile (Athelstan Club)
Monday, April 18, 5:30-7:15 p.m. – Gulfport (Gulfport Yacht Club)
Tuesday, April 19, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. – Meridian (Central United Methodist Church)
Tuesday, April 19, 5:30-7:15 p.m. – West Point (Ritz Theater & Conference Center)
Wednesday, April 20, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. – Ripley (First Baptist Church Life Center)
Wednesday, April 20, 5:30-7:15 p.m. – Corinth (Crossroads Arena)
Thursday, April 21, 7:30-9 a.m. – Cleveland (Grammy Museum)
Thursday, April 21, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. – Tupelo (BancorpSouth Conference Center)
Friday, April 22, 7:30-9 a.m. – Oxford (Oxford Conference Center)
July 18 & 19 – Memphis & Jackson