The University of Mississippi has been fined for fans storming the field after the football team’s win over LSU on Saturday night.
According to a Monday morning announcement from the Southeastern Conference (SEC), Ole Miss will have to pay a $100,000 fine for violating a league policy that works to ensure the safety of student-athletes, coaches, and other on-field personnel.
If Rebel fans storm the field again this season, the next fine will be $250,000. A third offense would lead to a $500,000 penalty.
Ole Miss upset the Tigers by a score of 55-49 in front of a record-breaking crowd of 66,703 at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium with head coach Lane Kiffin giving credit to the fans after the signature victory.
“For them to show up today after us losing [against Alabama] and set the record for highest attendance in school history for a game – we say, ‘do things better than they’ve ever been done before,’ it’s a motto we have – that’s awesome,” Kiffin said.
The No. 16 Rebels will be back in action this Saturday against Arkansas with kickoff set for 6:30 p.m. CT in Oxford. The game can be watched on the SEC Network or listened to on participating SuperTalk Mississippi stations.