Our Mascot: Rebel


Rebel is the official mascot of Ole Miss Athletics. He makes his appearance at nearly all home sporting events and some away games. Whether men’s or women’s athletics, you are sure to find Rebel busy doing what he does best: interacting with the fans, making people laugh, and maintaining a good face for the university. When Rebel isn’t busy cheering on his fellow Rebels, he is around the community at various charity and promotional events, weddings, school events, and birthday parties.

Rebel Facts

Birthday: April 4, 2011

Height: 6’2

Favorite Meal: Honey nut cheerios, peanut butter and honey sandwich with an ice cold sweet tea

Favorite Candy: Gummy Bears

Favorite Movie: The Blind Side

Favorite Hobby: Fishing

Favorite Ole Miss Player: All Rebel Athletes



4th Place UCA College Spirit Camp

Mascot Leadership Award


4th Place UCA College Spirit Camp


Rebel has a team of individuals that assist him with his busy schedule. It is important to have Rebel present at every possible athletic event promoting school spirit. We are looking for well-rounded, dedicated individuals who are outgoing and can assist with this programs growth.

All candidates must be accepted or currently enrolled students to the University of Mississippi prior to tryouts.

Tryout are usually in early May and a date will be official set in February.  Please contact Arikka Fears, Cheer/Rebel Coordinator at 662-816-6583 or adfears1@olemiss.edu for more information about tryouts.

2015 Rebel Tryout Packet can be found by clicking here.


Sample Tryout Schedule

Informational Meeting/Application packet due

This meeting will discuss the tryout process for Rebel. In it, we will discuss all aspects of the tryout process including: skits, interview and more. In addition, you will learn the requirements and commitments needed to become part of the Rebel team.

Rebel Workshop

The Rebel workshop is a brief tutorial on Rebel’s character, walk, and emotions. It will also cover skit creation, development, and more. Please bring comfortable clothes you can move in, Tennis Shoes, Towel, Snack, etc.

Lunch Break             LUNCH NOT PROVIDED

Skit Performance/Improvisation Scenarios         

Each candidate must present a 90 second skit as Rebel as well as perform 3-5 improvisational scenarios. Candidates will be evaluated on creativity, theme, prop usage, character development, and overall impression.

Skit rules:

  • Maximum number of 10 props to be used and no larger than 5x5x5
  • No throwing of items/props into the audience
  • The use of pyrotechnics, fire extinguishers, extension cords, and motors will be prohibited
  • Please bring a CD, MP3 Player, or IPod type device for music


Candidates will sit down with the judges and have a one on one talk.

Rebel Selection

The team will be announced following the interviews. If selected you must stay to have a quick meeting with the cheer coordinator.


Program Benefits


o   Home football and away games

o   Football Bowl Game

o   Men and Women home basketball games

o   Men and Women’s SEC basketball tournament

o   Community Service and Special Events

o   Compete at college nationals



o  $2000 ($1000/semester) scholarship

o   Over $500 in Nike gear

o   Academic Support

o   Priority Registration

o   Team Strength Coach

o   Team Athletic trainer

o   Nutritionist and Counseling Support

o   Team locker room at football stadium and basketball arena

o   Per Diem and travel reimbursement to select games/events during school holidays

Join the Club!

The Rebel Kids Club has lots of benefits

Rebel Kids Club is the exclusive club for Ole Miss fans who are in the eighth grade and younger. Join today and look at some of the fun things you’ll receive:

  • FREE admission to all home women’s basketball games
  • FREE admission to all non-conference home men’s basketball games
  • FREE admission to all Tuesday and Wednesday home baseball games
  • Rebel temporary tattoos
  • Picture autographed by Rebel
  • Pom-poms
  • A birthday card from Rebel himself on your birthday
  • An official Kid’s Club t-shirt
  • Multiple opportunities to participate in sports clinics hosted throughout the year
  • And more!

Click the following link for more information: Rebel Kids Club

Need a unique Valentine gift this year?

Rebel will be making personal valentine deliveries to your special someone on Friday, February 12, 2016 between the hours of 7:00 AM-5:00 PM.

All orders must be placed by February 5, 2016 @ 12:00 PM

Due to time and delivery constraints, Ole Miss Athletics will only deliver within a 35-mile radius of the University.

To schedule your appointment please call Arikka Harakal @ 662-816-6583.


Please choose from the packages below:

Beary Sweet: $40

  • Card with personal message
  • Box of chocolates
  • Half dozen roses

Slam Dunk: $80

  • Beary Sweet Package
  • 2 tickets to Ole Miss Men’s Basketball vs. Arkansas, Saturday, February 13 @ 1:00 PM