Who likes parades and parties and celebrating national championships?
Well, if that sounds like you and you aren’t doing anything Friday evening, get over to Starkville to celebrate Mississippi State winning its first national title.
Mississippi State is commemorating its first championship with a parade and celebration. The parade will wind through downtown Starkville and then make its way over to Dudy Noble Field at Polk-Dement Stadium.
From the official Mississippi State Athletics press release:
“The parade will kick off at 5:30 p.m. CT. The route will begin at The Little Dooey on University Drive and end outside the home plate gate at Dudy Noble Field. The parade will include Diamond Dawg student-athletes and coaches, athletics and campus administrators, as well as other invited guests and honorees.”Brandon Langlois, MSU To Hold Parade And Celebration For National Championship Team
So, let’s run through the details real quick.
- WHO? Anyone and everyone who can make it to downtown Starkville to celebrate Mississippi State’s first national title.
- WHAT? A giant, fun parade and party commemorating Mississippi State crushing Vanderbilt in back-to-back games to win a national championship?
- WHEN? Friday, July 2. The shindig will get started up with a parade that will begin at 5:30 p.m. After the parade, there’ll be a ceremony that should last around 45 minutes.
- WHERE? The parade starts at The Little Dooey which is located on University Drive. MSU wants you to party and tailgate along the parade route. Have some fun. Cheer for national champs! And then the ceremony will be at Dudy Noble Field at Polk-Dement Stadium.
- WHY? Because Mississippi State won a national title. Its first national title ever. Let’s enjoy it.
- HOW TO LIVESTREAM? Look, not everyone can make it to Starkville for this event. That happens and that’s okay. A livestream of the celebration at Dudy Noble field is available if you click here.
According to the news release, the following individuals will speak at the ceremony:
- Mississippi State head coach Chris Lemonis
- Mississippi State University President Mark Keenum
- Mississippi State Director of Athletics John Cohen
- City of Starkville Mayor Lynn Spruill
The news release said student-athletes and other special guests will also speak during the ceremony, but it did not specify who those student-athletes and guests are.
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