From The Tribune staff reports
STARKVILLE, Miss. – The ongoing battle between COVID-19 and college football continued on Wednesday, as the Mississippi State Alumni Association announced a cancelation of all alumni tailgating events for the 2020 season.
According to reports, that decision does not include non-alumni tailgating throughout campus.
MSU’s full statement:
“After careful considerations regarding the growing concerns around COVID-19, we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel the Official Alumni Association Tailgate for this fall. This is not a decision we have taken lightly, as this is an incredibly important and exciting event that brings MSU alumni and friends together from near and far. However, our primary concern is always the responsibility we feel toward the health and safety of our Bulldog family. We will continue to explore other ways to engage our loyal alumni community and look forward to resuming our annual in-person event programming once it is safe to do so. Until then, stay safe and Hail State!”
The state of the upcoming season remains in flux. With coronavirus cases on the rise throughout the South and kickoff still nearly two months away, who knows what football looks like in 2020?