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The Drill

The Drill is the official kick-off to the school year and is held on the first day of class day of the Fall semester. This is the official welcome for new students to both the academic year and the Fall athletic season.


The Junction

The Junction is the heart of Bulldog tailgating. The Bulldog family gathers here in excitement on game day to watch the team enter the stadium during the Dawg Walk, to hear the Famous Maroon Band warm up, and to fill up on their favorite tasty tailgating treats!


MSU Cheese

MSU Cheese is one of our tastiest traditions! It is manufactured and sold on campus as a part of teaching and research programs. Our famous Edam Cheese, the three-pound cannon ball, was the first, but the store also sells Jalapeno cheese, Cheddar cheese, juices, jams, meats, and so much more!


Super Bulldog Weekend

Super Bulldog Weekend is an MSU sports fan’s paradise. The spring homecoming celebration is full of baseball games, the Maroon and White football scrimmage, Old Main Music Festival, the Cotton Districts Arts Festival, and so much more!



Homecoming is a Southern family reunion wrapped in maroon and white! Alumni and friends travel back to campus each Fall to watch the bulldogs play and celebrate their love of MSU, Starkville, and the Bulldog family.


Hail State Fight Song

Hail State was penned as the Mississippi State fight song in the 1930s and is still chanted proudly in the land of Maroon and White today!


Maroon & White

The Maroon and White tradition dates back over a century to the very first football game ever played by the school's student-athletes on November 15. 1895, and current students still wear their maroon and white with pride! Be sure to listen for the Maroon & White Cheer on game day!



Bully, an English Bulldog, is the official mascot of MSU. He can be found cheering on the Bulldogs all across campus along with his costume-clad counterpart also named Bully!



Cowbell: the ultimate symbol of Mississippi State pride. Legend has it that a wandering jersey cow became a good luck charm after strolling on the field during a victorious home football game. Later, students started bringing the cow’s bell for luck and the tradition continues today!



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