Super Bulldog Weekend Update

STARKVILLE, Miss. ­ Super Bulldog Weekend began 17 years ago as an opportunity for MSU alumni and fans to return to the campus in the spring and enjoy a day of athletic events and activities. From its inception, Super Bulldog Weekend proved to be an event full of fun for the entire family.

And while the 2002 edition will be no different, additional activities and off-campus facilities will make the fun week-long and statewide. The 17th annual SBW actually begins Tuesday, April 2, and concludes the following Sunday, April 7.

Head coach Ron Polk's baseball team takes center stage Tuesday and Wednesday, April 2-3. The Diamond Dawgs will entertain Tennessee-Martin at Dudy Noble Field/Polk-Dement Stadium on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Then, it's off to Jackson, for the Mayor's Trophy game vs. Mississippi at Smith-Wills Stadium at 6:30 p.m.

State's men's tennis team will hold a make-up match with Middle Tennessee on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Pitts Tennis Centre.

An old regular returns on Friday with the 17th annual pig-cooking contest returning to the MSU campus. This has proven to be one of the fan favorites and this year should be no different. All the festivities will take place just west of Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field, east of the Bost Extension Building. Judging for the competition will take place Saturday morning.

MSU's women's tennis team challenges LSU in an SEC battle at the Pitts Tennis Centre, Friday at 2:30 p.m. A weekend baseball series also begins Friday with a 6:30 p.m. first pitch vs. Georgia.

Returning to its roots of providing a fun-filled complete day of activities on Saturday, SBW might reach its climax on April 6. A flea market joins the fan-fair at Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field on Saturday, with the opportunity for fans to get autographs from their favorite Bulldogs, and play some interactive games. Bully and the cheerleaders will also be available for pictures with MSU fans and friends.

Head football coach Jackie Sherrill will send his team through its final spring football scrimmage at the stadium Saturday at 12:30 p.m. Spectators may avail themselves of an open house in the Club Level section, and fans will have the opportunity to purchase those seats. Bulldog Suite holders will also be able to access their suites.

MSU will try to break its home baseball attendance record of 14,991 fans at the Saturday baseball game against Georgia, a game set to begin at 3 p.m. Interactive games for the younger fans will also be available behind the stadium bleachers.

MSU's volleyball team will host a spring tournament at Newell-Grissom and the soccer team will hold an alumni match on Saturday morning. A Music Makers' concert featuring "Nickelback" will follow the baseball game at The Hump at 8 p.m. Also included in the concert package is the MTV Village, featuring interactive games and product displays, that will be located on the south lawn of the Coliseum from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m.

State's three-game series with Georgia concludes Sunday, April 7, at 1:30 p.m., and the Bulldog men's tennis team will entertain Arkansas at the Pitts Tennis Centre at 1 p.m.

2002 SUPER BULLDOG WEEKEND SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Date Event Time Cost
Friday, April 5 Pig-Cooking Contest All Day Free
Friday, April 5 Women's Tennis vs. LSU 2:30 p.m. Free
Friday, April 5 Baseball vs. Georgia 6:30 p.m. $6.00
Saturday, April 6 Flea Market/Fan Fair @ Scott Field All Morning Free Saturday, April 6 Soccer Alumni Match 10:30 a.m. Free
Saturday, April 6 Football Final Spring Scrimmage 12:30 p.m. $5.00
Saturday, April 6 Baseball vs. Georgia 3 p.m. $6.00
Saturday, April 6 "Nickelback" Concert 8 p.m. $20.00
Sunday, April 7 Men's Tennis vs. Arkansas 1 p.m. Free
Sunday, April 7 Baseball vs. Georgia 1:30 p.m. $6.00

Comprehensive list of events. This list includs university events that are also going on during the week of Super Bulldog Weekend.


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