This is something I’ve been pondering for a while, and I’m very glad to see it coming to fruition.
I’ll be launching a new column series called ‘Inside the Environment’ this football season. Say everything goes as planned and COVID-19 does not begrime college football as we know it for a second year in a row, I will be traveling to a home game at six of Mississippi’s Division I schools, one Division II school, one Division III school, and one JUCO.
The goal of this series is to not necessarily write about the X’s and O’s (of course, some of those will be sprinkled in there—naturally) but to highlight the respective gameday environment at each institution.
I look forward to this journey, interacting with the fans, enjoying the tailgate scenes, and then witnessing how loud the games get now that we have full stadiums once again (fingers crossed).
Here’s the official 2021 Inside the Environment schedule:
September 18: Troy @ Southern Miss
September 25: LSU @ Mississippi State
October 2: North Carolina Central @ Mississippi Valley State
October 9: Grambling State @ Alcorn State
October 14: Northwest CC @ Mississippi Gulf Coast CC
October 16: Alabama State @ Jackson State
October 30: Sewanee @ Millsaps
November 6: Liberty @ Ole Miss
November 13: West Georgia @ Delta State
Editor’s Note: The featured graphic contains a typo. The Southern Miss game is on September 18, not September 19. Cheers!