STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - Starkville will be bustling this weekend as Mississippi State fans flock to watch the spring football game and the baseball series against rival Ole Miss.
This didn’t happen last year due to the onset of the pandemic.
Davis Wade Stadium at Mississippi State University, Photo Date: April 16, 2021
“Welcome back to some sense of normalcy and a whole lot of excitement,” Deputy Athletics Director Leah Beasley said.
She added everyone is feeling a little extra pep in their step.
The Bulldogs-Ole Miss series begins Friday and ends Sunday.
“It’s huge. The pandemic has really changed my life, my family's life, and we’re ready to get back to normal and enjoy some baseball,” Jim Pounds said.
On Saturday, fans can attend the first spring game of the Mike Leach era.
This will be Leach’s second season as head coach, but the pandemic canceled last year’s spring game.
With crowds expected to be large, the university aims to keep everyone safe.
Masks are required and fans are urged to social distance. Sanitation stations will be located throughout the stadiums.