Few People Know The Real Reason Cowbells Are Rang At Mississippi Football Games
Just like any other state, Mississippi has its fair share of traditions. One of the most popular is ringing cowbells at Mississippi State University football games. The tradition is so widespread that even non-football fans are aware of it. Its origin, on the other hand, isn’t as widely known. In fact, few people are aware of how or when it even started…until now.
To learn more about the history of cowbells, along with MSU’s other traditions, visit the MSU website.
So, did you know about this long-held tradition? Do you have your own cowbell? Know of another state tradition with vague origins? Tell us!
This isn’t the only state tradition with a unique history. Click here to read about the Southern folk tradition of grave houses.
OnlyInYourState may earn compensation through affiliate links in this article.
Address: Mississippi State, MS 39759, USA
Mississippi In Your Inbox
Thank you! You'll receive your first newsletter soon!
Though Daniella was born in New York and has lived in a couple of other states, Mississippi has been her home for the past 25 years. After graduating from the University of Southern Mississippi, Daniella began to hone her writing skills through various internships, working for The Royal Obsession and Anatomie clothing. In the years since, she’s had the privilege of having her articles appear in several publications, such as Parents & Kids Magazine and Girl Meets Strong. She’s also had the honor of interviewing actress Sela Ward for The Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience.