Super Bulldog Weekend kicks off Thursday
The 29th annual Super Bulldog Weekend, a Mississippi State spring homecoming tradition featuring four days of athletic events and a pig cooking contest, will take place this week on the Starkville campus. The event is once again being presented by Regions Bank.
Kickoff for the Maroon-White spring football game at Davis Wade Stadium will be at noon on Saturday [April 12]. Admission to the spring football game is free. The Bulldogs, under the direction of sixth-year head coach Dan Mullen, have reached four consecutive bowl games for the first time in school history, and fans will get a glimpse at what promises to be an exciting 2014 squad that returns 18 starters.
Coach John Cohen's Diamond Dogs host rival Ole Miss in a three-game set at Dudy Noble Field with times at 6:30 p.m. Friday [April 11], 3 p.m. Saturday [April 12] and 1:30 p.m. Sunday [April 13]. The MSU softball team welcomes Alabama in a key Southeastern Conference series at 5 p.m. Friday, 6 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday.
MSU’s nationally ranked men’s tennis team hosts Texas A&M at 1 p.m. Sunday [April 13]. The MSU volleyball team will play its annual alumni match at 11 a.m. Saturday [April 12]. Super Bulldog Weekend kicks off Thursday [April 10] when the Bulldog soccer team hosts Alabama in an exhibition at 7 p.m.
The annual pig cooking contest gets underway at 8 a.m. Friday [April 11] and 9 a.m. Saturday [April 12] at McArthur Hall on the corner of Barr and Collegeview Streets. The Cotton District Arts Festival, a showcase of art, music and food in Starkville, will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. More details about the festival are available at www.cdafestival.com.
For complete event times and ticket information, visit the official 2014 Super Bulldog Weekend web page at www.HailState.com/sbw.