So the SEC announces its grand compromise with Mississippi State on the cowbell front.
“(The modification is) recognizing the tradition at Mississippi State,” SEC commissioner Mike Slive said. “We’ll provide the opportunity of the use of cowbells at Mississippi State so long as they’re used at the appropriate times.”
Those appropriate times will be pregame, halftime, between quarters, timeouts, after scores and during possession changes — basically, whenever music can be played over the speakers. The rule is specific to schools with traditional artificial noisemakers and will only be in place at that school’s home venue — essentially, Mississippi State only.
Failure to comply could expose the school to fines from the conference. Judging from the comment thread to the linked article, that increase in SEC revenue is going to come in handy.