Published on October 6th, 2014 | by Newt Rayburn

Celebration: Football Fans Take Over Oxford Square After Historic Ole Miss Victory

Ole Miss students showed up with a section of a goalpost from Vaught-Hemingway Stadium right around sunset. Here they are parading it in front of The Rib Cage on South Lamar at 7:08 pm. Photograph by Nick Spiller.

Ole Miss students showed up with a section of a goalpost from Vaught-Hemingway Stadium right around sunset. Here they are parading it in front of The Rib Cage on South Lamar at 7:08 pm. Photograph by Nick Spiller.

Thousands of Ole Miss Rebels and Alabama Crimson Tide fans took over the Oxford, Mississippi Square following Ole Miss’ historic victory over top-ranked Alabama on Saturday, October 4, 2014

As students paraded a section of the Vaught-Hemingway goalpost around town, many others partied on in local clubs and the streets.

Even Alabama fans seemed to enjoy themselves.

Our local police were on the scene and in guard of the atmosphere of celebration. 

All photographs by Newt Rayburn – © October 4, 2014 The Local Voice, unless otherwise noted.

Ole Miss Students continued to parade a section of a goalpost from Vaught-Hemingway stadium for nearly two hours. Here they are in front of The Library Sports Bar at 8:45 pm. Photograph by Max McDonaldson. - See more at: http://www.thelocalvoice.net/oxford/?p=16879

Ole Miss Students continued to parade a section of a goalpost from Vaught-Hemingway stadium for nearly two hours. Here they are in front of The Library Sports Bar at 8:45 pm. Photograph by Max McDonaldson.

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Oxford Police had a heavy presence on the Square. The cavalry was in force, but the officers were tolerant of the atmosphere of celebration.

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There were at least three different street food venders on the scene around the Oxford Square, including the usual hot dog cart in front of Freeland and Feeland Law Firm.

Oxford Police Cavalry on the Square.

Oxford Police Cavalry on the Square.

South 11th Street on the Oxford, Mississippi Square, October 4, 2014.

South 11th Street on the Oxford, Mississippi Square, October 4, 2014.

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Jeff Callaway, Nick Spiller, and a guitarist who I don’t know jammed in front of Ajax Diner, playing for tips on the city streets.

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Andre Thompson and Scott Michaels guarded the entrance to Rooster’s roost.

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Jackson Avenue on the Square was closed to vehicle traffic. There was plenty of pedestrian traffic around Boure.

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Hundreds of people strolled by Ajax Diner.

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It was one in, one out at the Round Table.

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A view of Van Buren Avenue in front of The Lyric Theater.

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Customers line up to get some Square Pizza.

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South 11th Street in Oxford, Mississippi, October 4, 2014.

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West Jackson Avenue at the Square was closed off to vehicle traffic by Oxford Police.

Chris Sartin, owner of Soulshine Pizza Factory, sings "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" with The Captain Midnight Band in honor of Stan Sandroni, Ole Miss' radio personality who recently passed away.

Chris Sartin, owner of Soulshine Pizza Factory, sings “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” with The Captain Midnight Band in honor of Stan Sandroni, Ole Miss’ radio personality who recently passed away.

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This Alabama fan still thinks he’s number one.

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South 11th Street was elbow to elbow and customers lined up to get inside The Library Sports Bar.

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Square Pizza and South 11th Street on October 4, 2014, after the Ole Miss Rebels beat the Alabama Crimson Tide.

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Van Buren Avenue on October 4, 2014, after the Ole Miss Rebels beat the Alabama Crimson Tide.

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In front of Ajax Diner on October 4, 2014, after the Ole Miss Rebels beat the Alabama Crimson Tide.

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Oxford native Josh Cooker and his band, The Captain Midnight Band, played to an energetic crowd at Soulshine Pizza Factory.

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Ole Miss and Alabama fans danced the night away with The Captain Midnight Band at Soulshine Pizza Factory.

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“Oxford’s Favorite Comedian” Bruce Butler poses for the camera while garbage lines the streets.

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Captain Midnight works a crowd of Ole Miss and Alabama fans at Soulshine Pizza Factory.

Captain Midnight works a crowd of Ole Miss and Alabama fans at Soulshine Pizza Factory.

 

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Patrons line up around the block to get in City Grocery.

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Ole Miss students showed up with a section of a goalpost from Vaught-Hemingway Stadium right around sunset. Here they are parading it in front of The Rib Cage on South Lamar at 7:08 pm. Photograph by Nick Spiller.

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Ole Miss Students continued to parade a section of a goalpost from Vaught-Hemingway stadium for nearly two hours. Here they are in front of The Library Sports Bar at 8:45 pm. Photograph by Max McDonaldson.

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About the Author

Newt Rayburn founded THE LOCAL VOICE in 2006.

Previously, Newt was Editor of PROFANE EXISTENCE in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Art Director for Ole Miss’ LIVING BLUES magazine. Newt won a National Magazine Award in 1999 for his SOUTHERN MUSIC ISSUE with THE OXFORD AMERICAN.

A seventh-generation Lafayette County, Mississippian, Newt is perhaps best known as the leader of the Mississippi RocknRoll band THE COOTERS, but he also has the Country & Southern Rock group, HAWGWASH.

Newt is a Photographer, Writer, and Civil War Enthusiast.



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