Millsaps Majors

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Millsaps Majors
UniversityMillsaps College
ConferenceSouthern Athletic Association
NCAADivision III
Athletic directorAaron Pelch
LocationJackson, Mississippi
Varsity teams18
Football stadiumHarper Davis Field (football, soccer, and lacrosse)
Basketball arenaThe Hangar Dome (basketball and volleyball)
Baseball stadiumTwenty Field
Other venuesMillsaps Softball stadiom
MascotThe Millsaps Major[1]
Fight song"Purple and White" ("Notre Dame Victory March")
ColorsPurple and White

The Millsaps Majors is the nickname for the sports teams of Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi and their colors are purple and white. They participate in the NCAA's Division III and the Southern Athletic Association.[2]

Men participate in baseball, basketball, cheerleading, football, soccer, tennis, golf, lacrosse, track and field, swimming and diving, and cross country. Women's sports include basketball, softball, soccer, tennis, golf, cross country, lacrosse, track and field, swimming and diving, and volleyball.[2]


Millsaps's all-time record in football is 380 wins, 356 losses and 36 ties (.516). The gridiron Majors have posted two undefeated regular seasons in their history (1980 & 2008), earned three NCAA playoff tournament berths (1975, 2006 & 2008) and claimed six Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference championships (1991, 1996, 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2009).


2009 saw the Majors end the regular season with a 32–8 winning record (15–5 SCAC) and a SCAC West Division championship.[3][4] On April 14, 2009, the Majors were named the No. 1 team in the country by for the first time in the programs history. It was the first time any athletic team has achieved this high of a ranking.[5]

Major League Baseball Draft[edit]

Millsaps has had 3 Major League Baseball Draft selections since the draft began in 1965.[6]

Year Player Round Team
1997 Peter Austin 40 Pirates
2005 Garner Wetzel 10 Rockies
2006 Garner Wetzel 18 Padres


Both men and women began lacrosse teams in 2010.[7]


The Majors had a fierce football and basketball rivalry with Mississippi College in nearby Clinton through the 1950s before competition was suspended after an infamous student brawl at a basketball game. Campus legend says the brawl was sparked by the alleged theft of the body of Millsaps founder Major Millsaps by Mississippi College students. The rivalry was considered by many as the best in Mississippi, featuring a prank by Mississippi College students who painted "TO HELL WITH MILSAPS" (sic) on the Millsaps Observatory. The football rivalry resumed in 2000 as the "Backyard Brawl", with games being held at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium until 2006 when it was played at Robinson-Hale Stadium on the campus of Mississippi College. The rivalry took a one-year hiatus in 2005 but resumed in 2006.

NFL affiliation[edit]

Millsaps was the summer training camp home for the NFL's New Orleans Saints in 2006, 2007 and 2008.


  1. ^ "About Millsaps - Millsaps College".
  2. ^ a b "Millsaps College Athletics". Millsaps College. Archived from the original on 2010-01-05. Retrieved 2012-07-12.
  3. ^ "2009 SCAC Baseball Schedule".
  4. ^ Majors Tame Tigers 14-4, Secure 13th Division Title Archived 2011-07-11 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-03-20. Retrieved 2011-05-18.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "MLB Amateur Draft Picks who came from "Millsaps College (Jackson, MS)"". Retrieved 2014-01-15.
  7. ^ Millsaps to Add Men's and Women's Lacrosse in 2010-11 Archived 2011-07-11 at the Wayback Machine

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