Each year the MSU Rodeo Club sends a team of students to rodeos throughout the Ozark Region of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA). These students will compete in ten rodeos throughout the year in an attempt against other colleges in an attempt to qualify for the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) in June.

NIRA Fall Schedule

Pearl River Community College- 9/14/2017 – 9/16/2017, Hattiesburg, MS

Missouri Valley College- 9/21/2017 – 9/23/2017, Marshall, MO

University of West Alabama- 9/28/2017 – 9/30/2017, Livingston, AL

Murray State University- 10/12/2017 – 10/14/2017, Murray, KY

Southern Arkansas University- 11/2/2017 – 11/4/2017, Magnolia, AR

NIRA Spring Schedule

East Mississippi Community College- 2/22/2018 – 2/24/2018, Meridiam, MS

University of Arkansas- Monticello- 4/5/2018 – 4/7/2018, Monticello, AR

University of Tennessee-Martin- 4/12/2018 – 4/14/2018, Martin, TN

Northwest Mississippi Community College- 4/19/2018 – 4/21/2018, Senatobia, MS


The schedule can also be found at this link by clicking on the Ozark region

You can visit the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association Website at

If you are interested in joining the MSU NIRA team or becoming an associate member, contact Denise Fullhart at or call 517-712-9197.