STARKVILLE, Miss. – 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 April 10-13 on the MSU 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 CT on Saturday, April 12. Admission to the spring football game is free. Gates will open at 10 a.m. Parking details will be announced next week.
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 much-anticipated three-game set at Dudy Noble Field with times at 6:30 p.m. Friday, 3 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 p.m. Sunday. 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 Noon Sunday. The MSU volleyball team will play its annual alumni match at 11 a.m. Saturday. 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 and 9 a.m. Saturday 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 on the festival are available at www.cdafestival.com.For complete event times and ticket information, visit the official 2014 Super Bulldog Weekend web page, which can also be reached by visiting www.HailState.com/sbw.