February 26, 1997 marked the restart of Mississippi State's softball program and its initial debut at the MSU Softball Field. A sweep against Samford on Opening Day led the Bulldogs to their first back-to-back victories in that facility.
THE GRAND RE-OPENING
Fans gathered at Nusz Park on Feb. 11 for a dedication ceremony prior to Mississippi State's season opener against Georgia Southern. Surrounded by MSU President Mark Keenum, Athletic Director Scott Stricklin and fellow donors, Tommy Nusz cut the ribbon to signify the facility's grand reopening. Nusz threw out the first pitch of the Bulldog's 2016 campaign shortly after.