April 3, 2012
OXFORD, Miss. - April will be the month of the Rebels, as Ole Miss has festivities set for Grove Bowl Week (April 16-22) and the inaugural Rebel Road Trip, which includes 16 meetings in six days (April 23-28).
Among the events of Grove Bowl Week are the Rebels Choice Awards on Monday, April 16; the Chucky Mullins Courage Award Banquet on Thursday, April 19; a free concert in The Grove with Gavin DeGraw and special guest Craig Morgan on Friday, April 20; a weekend baseball series against Arkansas and the BancorpSouth Grove Bowl intrasquad football scrimmage on Saturday, April 21.
Among the special guests on campus for Grove Bowl Week will be Ole Miss great Eli Manning, who will take part in several events including an NFL Panel Discussion with other former Rebels Saturday morning on the Grove Stage.
As Grove Bowl Week wraps up, Ole Miss head football coach Hugh Freeze and new athletics director Ross Bjork will hit the highways on Monday, April 23 for an extensive tour of the state and surrounding areas with the Rebel Road Trip. The caravan will feature morning, midday and evening fan meetings in cities across the region during the week before culminating Saturday, April 28 in Oxford at the Double Decker Arts Festival.
In addition to Freeze and Bjork, each stop on the Rebel Road Trip will include food, merchandise and an exciting video look at the University, including Rebel Athletics, the UMAA Foundation and the Alumni Association. Visit RebelRoadTrip12.com for tickets and complete details.
Additional events of Grove Bowl Week include a Rebel softball doubleheader with Kentucky on Wednesday, April 18 and the SEC Women's Tennis Tournament April 19-22 at the Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center/Galtney Courts.
OLE MISS APRIL
Grove Bowl Week
April 16 - Rebels Choice Awards (7 p.m.)
April 18 - Softball vs. Kentucky (4 p.m.)
April 19-22 - SEC Women's Tennis Tournament
April 19 - Chucky Mullins Courage Award Banquet (7 p.m.)
April 20 - M-Club Event Honoring Eli Manning
April 20 - Baseball vs. Arkansas (6:30 p.m.)
April 20 - Concert in Grove with Gavin DeGraw and Special Guest Craig Morgan (8:30 p.m.)
April 21 - NFL Panel Discussion in Grove (11 a.m.)
April 21 - BancorpSouth Grove Bowl (1 p.m.)
April 21 - Baseball vs. Arkansas (4 p.m.)
April 22 - Baseball vs. Arkansas (1:30 p.m.)
Rebel Road Trip
April 23 - Meridian (7:30-9 a.m., Holiday Inn), Waynesboro (11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., First Baptist Church Family Center), Gulfport (5:30-7:30 p.m., The Dock)
April 24 - Indianola (7:30-9 a.m., B.B. King Museum), Vicksburg (11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Convention Center), Jackson (5:30-7:30 p.m., The South)
April 25 - West Point (7:30-9 a.m., Old Waverly Golf Club), Birmingham (11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Vulcan Park & Museum), Tupelo (5:30-7:30 p.m., BancorpSouth Conference Center)
April 26 - McComb (7:30-9 a.m., Fernwood Country Club), Clarksdale (11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., The Bank), Southaven (5:30-7:30 p.m., DeSoto Civic Center)
April 27 - Corinth (7:30-9 a.m., The Dinner Bell), Nashville (11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Loews Hotel), Memphis (5:30-7:30 p.m., Botanic Garden)
April 28 - Oxford (3:30 p.m., Double Decker)