MSU seeks to break world record at Cowbell Yell Thursday

Staff Writer

STARKVILLE, Miss.— Mississippi State football fans will attempt the Guinness World Records title for most people ringing cowbells simultaneously during the university’s “Cowbell Yell” event on Thursday, Sept. 10. Cowbell Yell, the season’s kick-off pep rally co-sponsored by the MSU Student Association and Athletics, will begin at 9 p.m. in Davis Wade Stadium and will feature the Famous Maroon Band, MSU spirit groups, the new Bully mascot Jak and a surprise guest. The stadium’s northwest Gate F will open at 7:30 p.m., and those with cowbells will be asked to enter specific portals for inclusion in the world record attempt. All fans—students, employees, alumni and the community—are encouraged to attend and help the university continue its record-setting reputation into the 2015 football season. While there is no current record holder in this category, in order to set the record, MSU’s number must beat the current record for largest cowbell ensemble. The Associated Press reported on Aug. 1 that more than 1,000 people rang cowbells at a running race in Royal Oak, Michigan, but this record has yet to be verified. According to Guinness World Records, the current record for largest cowbell ensemble is a gathering of 640 people in Switzerland on Sept. 6, 2009.

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