Student Living in Starkville means getting in on all the exciting traditions that MSU has to offer, like this year’s 31st annual spring homecoming Super Bulldog Weekend. It takes place April 15-17th and includes nine athletic competitions featuring five different sports teams, two days of pig cook-offs, and one amazing arts festival.
The weekend kicks off at 8am Friday the 15th with the pig roasting competition in the north parking lot of Howell Building, 823 Collegeview St. The friendly BBQ Cooking contest runs all night, with judging between 9-12 on Saturday. You can take your pick of free samplings from the Mississippi Pork Producers Association before heading out to enjoy all the games.
A.J. Pitts Tennis Centre, 405 Lakeview Dr., hosts the first sporting fun of the weekend, with the 12-4 men’s tennis team taking on Vanderbilt at 5pm on Friday. Or you might choose to head next door to Nusz Park to watch the 19-8 women’s softball team in one of three weekend games against LSU starting at 5:30pm, or the catch the action of the 14-6-1 men’s baseball team as they launch their trio of homecoming games against Texas A&M at 6:30pm at Dudy Noble Field. Admission to the tennis and softball events are free, and men’s baseball tickets can be purchased here for $10/game.
Highlighting homecoming is the Bulldog’s Spring Game: Maroon vs. White on Saturday the 16th at 11am at Davis Wade Stadium. Admission is free to watch Coach Mullen’s team scrimmage, and don’t forget to pick up your complimentary Commemorative Spring Game Posters!
If you want a break from all the sporting action, head over to the Cotton District Arts Festival sponsored by the Starkville Area Arts Council on Saturday the 16th from 8am-5pm. Enjoy the Pet Parade, three stages with live music, 125 different artisan booths, the scrumptious restaurants at Taste of Starkville, and the Writer’s, Children, International, and Celtic Villages.
For a full list of all the spring homecoming fun, check out Hail State’s Super Bulldog Weekend schedule.