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Crazy for Swayze

The Ole Miss Baseball team is set to kick off their season this Friday, Feb. 18, 2022. They will go head-to-head in a series of three games against the Buccaneers of Charleston Southern on their home field, Swayze. This game marks the first of the season and the beginning of what truly feels like Spring in Oxford. If you have never been to a baseball game, here is a step-by-step guide for everything you need to know.



Schedule


First, you need to pick a game that you would like to attend. You can view the schedule for the 2022 season by clicking here. Baseball is the perfect sport to make a weekend out of. You can watch multiple games in one weekend, shop around and get to know the town more.


Where to Stay


While you certainly do not have to stay the whole weekend, baseball weekends are a good excuse to get away for a few days. Oxford is the perfect place to enjoy great food, shopping and community. If you are wanting to immerse yourself into the Oxford culture, Graduate Hotel in Oxford is the perfect weekend stay for you. Just steps from the square, Graduate Oxford is home to friendly staff, spacious rooms and a rooftop restaurant and bar. The Coop serves a multitude of different meals and drinks. Graduate Oxford is hands down the best place to stay in Oxford. For more information on the Graduate Hotel in Oxford, visit www.graduatehotels.com/oxford/ or call 662-234-3031.


What to Wear



If you know anything about the grove, you are most likely going to stress about baseball. No need to fear, baseball at Ole Miss is much more casual. Some perfect options for the ladies could be jean shorts, jerseys, t-shirts or jeans. For the men, polos, t-shirts and shorts are all perfect options. Overall, there is nothing to fear when it comes to Ole Miss baseball. The most important thing is to be comfortable and have fun! Just in case you are in need of an outfit, the square, just a few steps from campus, has all the shops you need.


“Beer Shower?”


In case you do not know what a beer shower is, you are about to. A beer shower is an Ole Miss baseball tradition. After every home-run, the student section throws their drinks in the air and makes what we call, a “beer shower.” This is a prime example of just one of the things that makes an Ole Miss baseball game a unique place to be.


Have Fun


Most important of all of these tips is to have fun. Enjoy the weekend and perhaps check out some local restaurants or shops. Oxford is truly a special place and home to many great traditions. Leave a photo of your game-day look in the comments. We cannot wait to see you in Swayze!




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