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Sep 7, 2019; Starkville, MS, USA; A cowbell sits on a column before the game between the Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Southern Miss Golden Eagles at Davis Wade Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Bush-USA TODAY Sports
The best records have cowbells gradually introduced to the MSU sports scene in the late 1930s and early 1940s, coinciding with the 'golden age' of Mississippi State football success prior to World War II.The most popular legend is that during a home football game between State and arch-rival Mississippi, a jersey cow wandered onto the playing field. Mississippi State soundly whipped the Rebels that Saturday, and State College students immediately adopted the cow as a good luck charm. Students are said to have continued bringing a cow to football games for a while, until the practice was eventually discontinued in favor of bringing just the cow's bell.
In 1974, the SEC adopted a rule against artificial noisemakers that made it illegal to ring a cowbell during games. Despite creative efforts by MSU fans to circumvent the ruling and continue the tradition, the ban was in effect until 2010.
That spring, the 12 schools of the SEC agreed to a compromise on artificial noisemakers, acknowledging the role cowbells play in the history of Mississippi State University by amending the conference by-law. In the fall of 2010, on a one-year trial with specified restrictions, cowbells were permitted in Davis Wade Stadium for the first time in 36 years. And due to MSU fans' notable adherance to the rules outlined by the league, cowbells have been allowed at MSU home football games since with similar restrictions in place.
Mississippi State fans ring their cowbells in the first half of their NCAA college football game against Auburn in Starkville, Miss., Saturday, Oct 11, 2014. No. 3 Mississippi State beat No. 2 Auburn 38-23. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
State's cowbell tradition dates to the 1930s, according to stories published in the Jackson (Miss.) Clarion-Ledger, after the Bulldogs beat rival Ole Miss, a game that featured a jersey cow that wandered onto the playing field.
Mississippi State University's diehard cowbell ringers may endanger their Bulldogs in Thursday night's Southeastern Conference opener against the Tigers of Auburn University. If the beloved Bully Bells that have become a nationally known staple of MSU athletics ring out, State fans will be warned first, then the team will be penalized for subsequent infractions. SEC coordinator of football officials Bobby Gaston and commissioner Mike Slive will be in attendance to monitor the prevention of significant noise.
Gaston was quoted in Monday's Clarion-Ledger: "My concern obviously is the definition of significant noise (enough for a warning or penalty). I would think that could be as few as five or six cowbells."
Associate athletic director Duncan McKenzie said MSU officials will continue the basic search principles that were carried out in last Saturday night's home opener against JSU in which cowbells were permitted. 041b061a72