MAROON MADNESS FESTIVITIES SET FOR OCT. 14
Miss. – With the highly-anticipated start of the 2011-12 basketball
campaign just around the corner, Mississippi State fans can get a
jumpstart on the season with the inaugural Maroon Madness, set for Oct.
Festivities begin at 6 p.m. on Main Street in downtown
Starkville with Pumpkinpalooza, an annual, family-friendly event that
begins with a pep rally for the Bulldogs’ football game against
nationally-ranked South Carolina and MSU athletics director, Scott
Stricklin, serving as one of the featured speakers.
the pep rally, Maroon Madness shifts to campus at 7 p.m., where the MSU
soccer team plays host to South Carolina, and the volleyball squad
battles Kentucky at Humphrey Coliseum. Gates to the Hump will open at 6
p.m., with seating based on a first-come first-served basis.
following the volleyball match, it’s all basketball as both the men’s
and women’s teams take center stage, where fans can see firsthand what
the buzz is all about for the upcoming season. There will be giveaways,
3-point shooting contests, scrimmages and much, much more.