hen Herman Boone, the high school football coach played by Denzel Washington in â€śRemember the Titans,â€ť came to Mississippi State Universityâ€™s Colvard Student Union Ballroom Wednesday night, dozens of people were gathering outside hoping to get seats.
Using sliding panels, the ballroom can be subdivided into three smaller rooms labeled â€śM,â€ť â€śSâ€ť and â€śU,â€ť and the â€śUâ€ť room had been set aside for Boone and his audience. Then, 10 minutes before Boone was scheduled to speak, staff began moving putting the subdividing panels on the left side of the room away, and the many waiting outside began streaming into the â€śSâ€ť room. When seats ran out, many began sitting on the floor. One of them was Bobby Gordon, a redshirt freshman slated to begin playing football at MSU this spring.
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