Mississippi State fans will be able to bring their tradition to South Florida over the holiday season.
The MSU athletic department announced Tuesday that cowbells will be permitted at the Capital One Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium. The Bulldogs take on Georgia Tech New Year’s Eve.
“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 said in a school release. “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.”
The Southeastern Conference rule is still in effect, as fans will not be permitted to ring cowbells when the opposing center is over the ball until the play is whistled dead.