Winter storms have taken over most of the Midwest and Southeast, dumping snow and ice all over everything. School has been canceled, work has been postponed (for some), and roads are damn near undriveable for most.
Snow Globe Town.— olemisspix (@OleMissPix) February 15, 2021
Oxford, MS. Valentine’s Day, 2021
: Matt Nichols pic.twitter.com/DllURYeQOY
But, that didn’t stop the Ole Miss students from getting out and enjoying the day yesterday.
Over 3,000 people were invited to a large-scale snowball fight in the Grove, and several hundred of them made their way to the Oxford campus this afternoon. It is still unclear why students left the Grove and stormed Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. pic.twitter.com/wa3rPRprVK— The Daily Mississippian (@thedm_news) February 15, 2021
Word got out that there was going to be a massive snowball fight in The Grove on Monday and the students did not disappoint, showing up in droves for some fun in the snow. There was apparently a concert on the stage, Oklahoma drills, and the classic battle with spheres of frozen precipitation.
Low man wins typically, but if all else fails, just suplex them.
Not quite sure what the thought process was here.
“If I had my YETI, I would’ve plowed right through it, no problem, fam.”
Ah, fuck it, y’all get weird!
The engineering school at the University of Mississippi is no slouch, y’all.
Folks are out here working smart not hard when it comes to safe transportation.
Ellis got Ally on the sledding slopes in the neighborhood! #2 Fairway maybe the very best spot in The SIP’ ❄️❄️❄️ pic.twitter.com/TRaM2EMOY9— Kermit Davis (@OleMissKermit) February 16, 2021
Pro-tip: Golf courses make great sled hills.
It’s always something to do in the country! Snow don’t stop nothing! pic.twitter.com/Ri6VaG7Mp3— AJ Brown (@1kalwaysopen_) February 15, 2021
Even the alumni are getting in on the action.
And running backs coach Kevin Smith and the kiddos are getting involved, too.
JERRION PLEASE STAY IN THE TRUCK
Fresh pow-pow on Van Buren, dudes.
This was always going to end poorly.
My man out there vibing, though.
Speaking of vibing.
Is there anything prettier than a snowy football stadium?
I mean, c’mon.
Hundreds of students stormed Vaught-Hemingway Stadium today after a GroupMe invited thousands to a snowball fight in the Grove. pic.twitter.com/Dd5JyzUVAg— The Daily Mississippian (@thedm_news) February 15, 2021
Not long after the festivities in The Grove, students made their way to Vaught-Hemingway Stadium for some fun on the gridiron.
But, UPD got word of what was going on and the fun was halted. Some elite scattering here, though.
But, before everyone had to bolt, some of the football players got a nice shot. Frame that one, fellas. Blow it up and hang it over the daggum mantle.
Thank you to our crews out working hard this morning! pic.twitter.com/ulOg5Gud4A— Oxford Police Dept (@OxfordPolice) February 16, 2021
Alas, Oxford’s finest is out this morning working to get things serviceable for everyone to be able to return to a safe and navigable Oxford.
Stay safe and be smart out there folks.