Liberty Bowl Stadium shares cowbell policy ahead of Mississippi State-Memphis game
When Mississippi State faces Memphis this weekend at the Liberty Bowl, one thing will be missing: cowbells. According to Liberty Bowl Stadium officials via Twitter, when asked by a fan will the cowbells be permitted, the answer was an emphatic “Big Fat No.” accompanied by a #GoTigersGo hashtag.
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium will not allow cowbells for Saturday’s game between Memphis and Miss. State. pic.twitter.com/rdudtbpN07
— Brad Logan (@BradLoganCOTE) September 13, 2021
The story of why Bulldog fans ring cowbells is legendary.
As the story goes, a wandering Jersey cow became a good luck charm in the mid-20th century after having strolled onto the field during which turn into a victorious home football game. Since then, the ringing of the cowbells has been a State tradition.
A tradition, however, that a lot of fans around the SEC and, apparently, Memphis do not like.
Mississippi State and Memphis will face each other Saturday at 3 p.m. The game will air on ESPN2.