Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Ole Miss Baseball Attendance Nationally Ranked (Print Version)

The Ole Miss baseball team is nationally ranked second for attendance to games thus far in the season only behind SEC rival LSU. The rebels have placed in the top five the past four years.

Wichita State media relations coordinator, Jim Sutton, posted the full-length rankings online and the website link was then retweeted on Twitter by an SEC update page that many Ole Miss students follow. Several students commented on it and linked it to friends’ walls, as well as talked about it around campus. It did not come as a surprise by a lot of their reactions considering baseball is such a big thing in the SEC and especially Mississippi. Ole Miss has always been known to have great attendance in good and bad seasons for the rebels. There is something about Swayze Field that keeps students coming back for more and bringing others to enjoy the game as well. Most visiting teams also look forward to playing in such an upbeat atmosphere and well-made stadium.

Two Ole Miss students in particular dProxy-Connection: keep-alive
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cussed why they felt people loved going to the games.

“It’s a really fun, relaxing thing to do on the weekend with your friends. You can bring your own drinks, if you’re of age, and drink in the stadium. This usually draws a crowd because drinking normally goes along with most sporting events,” stated Alexa a freshman business major.

“The cost is very reasonable. To get in to the stadium it costs seven dollars but to just go in the student section is only three. Some students have sports passes which include those games on their I.D. card,” stated Leslie Anne a freshman elementary education major.

“There’s really nice seating outside of the stadium and you still get a really good view of the game. You can just go and bring your lawn chairs, lay out with your friends and have a good time,” Alexa explained.

These students along with most of the population at Ole Miss enjoy baseball season simply because its outdoors, laid back, and a great thing to enjoy with friends and family. The rebels will most likely continue to have great success in attendance whether or not they are at the top of the SEC.

-Campbell Hunt

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