Headlined by Ole Miss head football coach Hugh Freeze and athletics director Ross Bjork, the BancorpSouth Rebel Road Trip (#RRT17) will feature 11 fan meetings across the region beginning Sunday, April 23 in Nashville. Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter and other Rebel coaches will also speak at select stops.
This year’s caravan reaches three states and two new destinations with Laurel and Olive Branch. Other stops from April 23-28 include Greenville, Corinth, Pascagoula, Tupelo and Oxford. Meetings for Jackson and Memphis will be held in July.
“Last year’s BancorpSouth Rebel Road Trip attracted the largest crowds in its history, and our leadership is looking forward to another opportunity to personally thank the fans for their support,” said Kyle Campbell, Ole Miss associate athletics director for communications. “The athletics department is grateful for this partnership with the Alumni Association and the hard work of the local clubs that has made this tour such a great success.”
In addition to the speakers, the meetings include autograph opportunities, photo booths, official merchandise, football posters, an exciting video look at the university and information tables for the Athletics Foundation and the Alumni Association.
In its first five years, the BancorpSouth Rebel Road Trip has visited 35 markets and more than 19,000 fans. The tour has touched seven states and such major metropolitan cities as Atlanta, Birmingham, Houston, Little Rock and New Orleans, among others.