The annual Liberty Bowl — it’s Rice vs. Mississippi State this year — begins long before the 3 p.m. kickoff. On Monday, there’s a fantastic parade down Beale, starting at 3 p.m., followed by a pep rally at 5 p.m. in Handy Park. Tuesday’s events begin at 11:30 a.m. with a pre-game buffet in the Pipkin and Creative Arts buildings near the stadium. Judging for the 3rd Annual BBQ Bowl is at noon.
For more information and a full schedule, go to autozonelibertybowl.org.