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True Maroon Week gets MSU into spirit

November 15, 2013

Ashton Polk, a freshman member of the History and Traditions Committee of the MSU Student Association, tries a cowbell cupcake at the Cowbell Birthday Party Thursday at the Mize Pavilion at Humphrey Coliseum. The celebration was part of MSU's True Maroon Week, which celebrated the history of the cowbell at MSU. (Photo by Steven Nalley, SDN)

Legend has it that one of Mississippi State University’s top sports traditions began with a wayward Jersey cow.

According to MSU’s athletics website, the cow wandered onto the playing field during a rivalry game at MSU against the University of Mississippi, which MSU ended up winning by a major margin. Fans concluded that cattle were good luck charms, the site says, and while students kept bringing cows to football games for some time, by the 1950s, most of them were just bringing cowbells instead.

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