No Southern Miss Saturday would be complete without a day of tailgating activities. When it comes to tailgating, our fans know to come early and stay late.
The pre-game sights and sounds begin early...as the tailgaters arrive and claim their turf. Soon the aroma of bar-b-que permiates the area. Laughter and live music soon follow as the tension builds towards kick-off.
This tradition grows more each year. The event is a procession of the ROTC cannon, The Pride of Mississippi Marching Band, Dixie Darlings, Southern Miss Cheerleaders, and our Golden Eagle Football team. The procession starts at the front of the campus, joins the team near the Hub Bookstore, and proceeds through the Eagle Walk "Stadium Drive". The event takes place two hours before kickoff as the team heads to the locker room to make its final preparations for the game.