State returns six starting position players and 15 other lettermen from last season's 35-24 edition that notched MSU's eighth NCAA postseason appearance in the past nine years.
Members of MSU's Dugout Club will dine with the Diamond Dogs in the group's annual 'meet the team' fall dinner at Dudy Noble Field immediately following Friday's game.
The Bulldogs conclude their six-week fall practice Oct. 12-20 at Dudy Noble Field with the annual Banana Split Series.
Also on tap at Dudy Noble Field this fall is the 11th Mississippi State Alumni Baseball Weekend Oct. 16-17. Nearly 100 former MSU baseball players spanning seven decades of Bulldog Baseball are expected to gathering for a weekend of golf, a banquet and the popular alumni baseball game, set for a 1:30 p.m. first pitch Sunday, October 17.
HOMECOMING WEEKEND SPORTS SCHEDULE
Friday, October 8
4:15 p.m. - Maroon/White Fall Baseball Game (Dudy Noble Field)
7 p.m. - MSU Volleyball vs. Tennessee (Newell-Grissom Bldg)
Saturday, October 9
1:30 p.m. - MSU-UAB football game (Davis Wade Stadium)
Sunday, October 10
2 p.m. - MSU Volleyball vs. South Carolina (Newell-Grissom Bldg)
No charge for admission to MSU volleyball & baseball events