MSU rings in a Guinness world record

A Guinness Book of World Records was set with 5,748 cowbells ringing at Davis Wade  Stadium on Thursday. (Mississippi State)

A Guinness Book of World Records was set with 5,748 cowbells ringing at Davis Wade Stadium on Thursday. (Mississippi State)

Surprisingly, Mississippi State did not hold the Guinness Book of World Records benchmark for simultaneous cowbell ringing.

At least not until Thursday night.

A total of 5,748 clanging cowbells were officially recorded at the annual Cowbell Yell pep rally held in Davis Wade Stadium. Participants were required to ring the Bulldogs’ favorite artificial noisemaker for 30-seconds.

The previous record for a cowbell ensemble was set at 640 in Switzerland on Sept. 6, 2009. The Associated Press reported that over 1,000 people rang cowbells at a race in Royal Oak, Mich., last month.

An estimated crowd of over 15,000 turned out for Cowbell Yell which featured university president Mark Keenum, director of athletics Scott Strickland, head coach Dan Mullen, defensive coordinator Manny Diaz and quarterback Dak Prescott as guest speakers. The Famous Maroon Band, MSU cheerleaders and mascots were also on hand along with musical guest Mac McAnally.

I have covered Mississippi State in some capacity since 2004 and joined the Daily Journal staff in 2013. I enjoy short walks on the beach, performing concerts in my car and watching professional wrestling.

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