Mississippi State, Orange Bowl reach compromise on cowbells
Fans of the Mississippi State Bulldogs were unsure they’d be able to bring their iconic cowbells to Miami for MSU’s first Orange Bowl appearance in 73 years.
Those same fans can now rest easy knowing their cowbells will indeed be permitted inside Sunlife Stadium for the game.
The Jackson Clarion-Ledger reported Tuesday that Mississippi State reached a compromise with the Orange Bowl and Sunlife Stadium regarding the cowbells. The stadium will allow fans to ring their cowbells during the game, but in return fans will not be allowed to ring the bells from the time when the center lines up over the ball until the ensuing play is ruled dead.
“We appreciate the Capital One Orange Bowl allowing our fans to continue a timeless Mississippi State tradition at this year’s game,” MSU athletic director Scott Stricklin told the Clarion-Ledger. “Our fans did a wonderful job this season with cowbell compliance, and I know they’ll exhibit the same as a show of appreciation to the Orange Bowl.”