McNeese Rodeo set for Friday

Published 7:53 am Thursday, October 27, 2016

Special to The Leader

The McNeese State University Rodeo Team is holding its 62nd annual rodeo Friday, Oct. 28, and Saturday, Oct. 29, in the Burton Complex Outdoor Arena.

On Friday, the slack starts at noon and the rodeo begins at 7 p.m., while on Saturday, the slack begins at 10 a.m. and the rodeo at 7 p.m.

Louisiana Express will perform in concert prior to each night’s rodeo.

On Thursday, Oct. 27, a costume rodeo is scheduled at 7 p.m. All contestants will be in costume and the event is free.

Over 400 rodeo athletes representing 12 collegiate rodeo teams from the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association’s Southern Region will compete in both men’s and women’s divisions.

Tickets are $10 and admission is free for children ages 5 and under. McNeese students get in free with a valid ID. Tickets can be purchased at the gate. For more information, call 475-5690.

Persons needing accommodations as provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the ADA Coordinator at 337-475-5428, voice; 337-475-5960, fax; 337-562-4227, TDD/TTY, hearing impaired; or by email at