Today marks the beginning of what was always one of my favorite times when I was at Mississippi State, Super Bulldog Weekend. The weekend always has numerous activities to enjoy, but since there are some things that overlap, you have to make some difficult choices about what to attend. It’s the 30th year the Bulldogs have had a Spring Homecoming like event, and it never disappoints.
And as much as I loved the weekend, it got me asking myself what was my favorite part of the weekend? If you only attended one or two events, you might not be aware of what all took place. So let’s run the weekend down.
Maroon-White Spring Football Game
For most people, this is the premiere attraction at Super Bulldog Weekend. Living in the heart of SEC country, we always have an eye to the Fall and when the football team takes center stage. I’ve never been into them myself simply because there isn’t an enemy on the field. But I know I am in the minority. It starts at 11:00 this Saturday at Davis Wade Stadium.
Every year during Super Bulldog Weekend, the baseball team has a 3 game series. This year’s opponent is the Florida Gators. The Gators will come to Starkville with 28-9 record and 9-6 mark in SEC play. The Gators are in the top 10 in most baseball polls, so the Bulldogs will have their hands full this weekend. Friday’s game starts at 6:30 and will be on SEC Network+, Saturday’s game starts at 2:00 and will be on the television version of the SEC Network, and Sunday will be on ESPNU at 2:00.
The Softball series is always one of the most underrated part of the weekend. The Bulldogs got a boost in their RPI this past week and want to capitalize by playing well this weekend against Tennessee. Both teams have similar record overall and in the SEC. The Bulldogs enter with a record of 31-12 and 9-9 in the SEC. Tennessee has a 30-11 mark and is 8-7 in the SEC. Friday’s game starts at 5:30, Saturday’s game begins at 6:30, and Sunday’s game will start at 1:00. Friday’s and Saturday’s game will be aired on SEC Network+.
Pig Cooking Contest
If you think you have the smoking skills, then maybe the annual Pig Cooking Contest is for you. Judging for the event will begin at 9:00 on Saturday morning.
Cotton District Arts Festival
If you’re looking for something non sports related, then you should check out the Cotton District Arts Festival. Plenty of artwork to see, music to listen to, and food to eat.
So what are you looking forward to the most this weekend? Vote in our poll and tell us why in the comments.