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.

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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.

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