Ole Miss Football Grove Bowl Games: Fan Primer – Ole Miss Athletics – Hotty Toddy

OXFORD, Miss. – Lane Kiffin and the Ole Miss football team are presenting a new take on their annual spring game with this Saturday’s Grove Bowl Games at 3 p.m. CT at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.
Admission is free for all fans. Gates open at 2 p.m. CT.
Rather than a traditional spring scrimmage, the Grove Bowl Games will feature 7-on-7 football and a variety of on-field competitions, sure to be entertaining for Rebel fans in attendance. Scroll on to see what’s happening on the field, and everything you need to know before heading to the Vaught this weekend.
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Game Info
Kickoff – 3 p.m.
Gates Open – 2 p.m.
Admission – Free
Streaming – SEC Network+
Radio – Ole Miss Radio Network
Free parking will be available west of the stadium throughout the day, including the SJB Pavilion garage, the coliseum lot and portions of the track lot. Reserved baseball lots, which are east of the stadium, will be reserved for fans with baseball parking passes.
Stadium Entry
Fans, excluding students, can enter through any of the gates on the east or west side of the stadium. Students must enter through Gates 1 and 2 in the north end zone.
Student Policies
The north end zone student section will be reserved exclusively for students, creating a dedicated tailgate space, utilizing the same policies as that of right field at Oxford-University Stadium/Swayze Field.
Students are permitted to bring in coolers with food and beverages. Students aged 21 and older are permitted to bring coolers with alcoholic beverages. Maximum cooler size is 20 quarts. Outside food and beverages may not be taken out of the student section. 
Similar to check-in at baseball, student IDs will be checked, and those 21 and older will receive wristbands.
Gates 1 and 2 will be designated for student entry only. All other fans must enter on the east or west sides of the stadium.
The north end zone area will be closed off to all general fans. Restrooms will be available for students, though the north end zone concession stands will not be in operation. 
The Grove Bowl Games
The Grove Bowl Games will feature four quarters of 7-on-7 flag football and four events between each quarter.
The day will begin with a dunk contest, followed by Quarter 1 of 7-on-7. The tug-of-war event will split the first and second quarters. Halftime will feature a hot dog eating contest. Finally, players will take part in an obstacle course relay race between the third and fourth quarters.
A group of veteran players was selected to lead each team—Team Red and Team Blue—and has drafted the remaining rosters. Full rosters will be finalized soon, so check back here for more updates.
Scoring for the Grove Bowl Games will include points for both 7-on-7 action, as well as points for each non-football event. The 7-on-7 game will feature traditional football scoring with touchdowns earning six points, followed by a PAT from the 5-yard (1 pt) or 10-yard line (2 pts).
For the events, dunkers earning a spot in the finals notch seven points for their team, and the winner earns an additional seven. Tug of War will be split into five rounds, with the winning team of each round getting five points. The individual winner of the hot dog eating contest will add 12 points to his team’s total, while second place earns seven points and third place three. Finally, the Grove Bowl Gauntlet will be split into three rounds, with each round’s winner tallying five points.
Special guests will include world champion competitive eater Joey Chestnut, Ole Miss football legends and NFL stars AJ Brown and Elijah Moore, among others.
Ole Miss Authentics Sale
Ole Miss Authentics will sell apparel and other merchandise in the southwest corner of the stadium and will hold a spring clearance sale with as much as 75 percent off.
Postgame Autographs
After the game, Grove Collective and M-Club members will be treated to an autograph session with select Rebels inside the Olivia and Archie Manning Athletics Performance Center.
Join the Grove Collective today to gain access to the exclusive event.
M-Club and Grove Collective members are asked to enter through the main doors to the Manning Center across from the south endzone suite entrance.
Grove Bowl Weekend Schedule
In addition to Saturday afternoon’s Grove Bowl Games, the Ole Miss baseball, softball and women’s tennis teams will also be in action at home throughout the weekend. See below for a full weekend schedule, including run-of-show for the Grove Bowl Games.
Women’s Tennis vs. Missouri – 3 p.m.
Softball vs. Western Kentucky – 6 p.m.
Baseball vs. Mississippi State – 7 p.m.
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Softball vs. Western Kentucky – 2 p.m.
Football Gates Open – 2 p.m.
Football Kickoff – 3 p.m.
Dunk Contest
First Quarter
Tug of War
Second Quarter
Hot Dog Eating Contest
Third Quarter
Obstacle Course
Fourth Quarter
Grove Bowl Game Ends
Baseball vs. Mississippi State – 7:30 p.m. (SOLD OUT)
Softball vs. Western Kentucky – 1 p.m.
Women’s Tennis vs. Arkansas – 1 p.m.
Baseball vs. Mississippi State – 1:30 p.m.
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