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Starkville Weekend Preview

Jenn McFadden

A number of events will be taking place in Starkville this weekend.

A wide range of events will take place in Starkville and on Mississippi State University’s campus this weekend, many of which will be part of homecoming weekend. Several events will provide students with the opportunity to expand their academic horizons. A variety of Mississippi State University athletic teams will also be in action this weekend.

Anthropology Lecture 

What: Virgil “Duke” Beasley of the Tennessee Valley Archaeological Research firm will give a lecture entitled “Lemonade: Practicing Anthropology in a CRM Environment.” The lecture is part of the Department of Anthropology and Middle Eastern Cultures’ Afternoon Anthropology Lecture Series.

When: 11 a.m. on Friday in Etheredge Hall room 224. This is a free event.


True Maroon Friday

What: MSU’s Student Association will give away t-shirts, phone wallets, cups and a variety of other MSU merchandise as a part of MSUs 2017 Homecoming Week. Students who attend the event will also have the opportunity to sign the homecoming banners that will hang in the Colvard Student Union

When: Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Drill Field.


Grant Scholars Public Talk 

What: Three leading Grant scholars will be giving a talk and book signing for the recently completed “The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant: The Complete Annotated Edition.” The new edition provides context for Grant’s historic memoirs. Copies of the book can be purchased at the event.

When: Friday at 3 p.m. in Old Main Academic Center room 1200.


Softball Double Header

What: The Mississippi State Bulldogs will be taking on the East Mississippi Community College Lions in a double header. Admission is free to all.

When: Friday at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. in Nusz Park.



What: The Mississippi State University Bulldogs will take on the Kentucky Wildcats with homecoming festivities  taking place at halftime. The game will be a stripeout, so fans should check which section they will sit in to know which color to wear.

When: Saturday at 3 p.m. at Scott Field in Davis Wade Stadium.


Men’s Basketball Exhibition

What: Men’s basketball will play an exhibition game against the University of Nebraska to raise awarness for hurricane victims . Admission is free and two charties will be there taking donations.

When: Sunday at 1 p.m. in Humphrey Colisuem


Soccer vs. The University of Mississippi 

What: The Mississippi State Bulldogs’ soccer will take on their rivals the Ole Miss Rebels. Free t-shirts will be given away at the game.

When: Sunday at 4 p.m. at the MSU Soccer Field.

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