Many Mississippi State fans have waited for about a month to see the New Dudy Noble renderings, as they were released during the LSU game. However, Mississippi State waited until today to release the schedule and new renderings on the same day, and there are some differences.
The 2018 Baseball Schedule opens up with a rematch of the 2017 Hattiesburg Regional Final, as the Bulldogs return to Hattiesburg to take on Southern Miss in a three game series. After a short midweek stop in Jackson vs Jackson State, the Diamond Dogs will travel to Corpus Christi, Texas to compete in the Kleberg Bank College Classic at Whataburger Field. Mississippi State will take on UC Santa Barbra, Nicholls State, and Texas A&M Corpus Christi. Then the Bulldogs will travel to Texas Rio Grande Valley in Edinburg, Texas to take on the Mavericks and then they will cross state lines for another midweek matchup in Lake Charles, Louisiana to take on McNesse State. However, the headliner in the non-conference slate will occur the weekend of March 2nd-4th as Mississippi State will participate in the Shriner’s College Classic, which is held at Minute-Maid Park, at the home of the Houston Astros. The Diamond Dogs will take on ULL Lafayette, Houston, and Sam Houston State over the course of the weekend. Mississippi State will then have their first home game of the season against New Mexico State. Mississippi State will then host Utah Valley to close the weekend non-conference slate, before hosting Vanderbilt the following weekend. Mississippi State’s SEC home slate is great this season as it features, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt, Florida, Texas A&M, and Arkansas.
New Dude Renderings:
BREAKING | Diamond Dawgs Unveil 2018 Schedule, #NewDude Renderings
— MSU Baseball ⚾ (@HailStateBB) October 19, 2017
Mississippi State released the New Dudy Noble renderings along with a FAQ section in their release posted today: Link. The highlights seem to show some changes to the Left Field Lofts, as their design has been altered slightly. The Left Field Lounge also looked tweaked slightly, and it looks as though more people will be able cram more people there than originally thought. Some of the brick work on the outside of the stadium has also been altered from the original renderings as well. Mississippi State will play with a limited capacity Dudy Noble this year, as it is expected to only hold around 9,000 fans, but sacrifices must be made to have the best ballpark in college baseball, and it’s only right it’s located in Starkville.