Mississippi State's opponents haven't heard the last clang of a cowbell at Scott Field. Southeastern Conference university presidents voted last week to penalize the home team if fans use artificial noisemakers during games. Starting next football season, teams whose fans use noisemakers will be warned by officials first, penalized 5 yards on the second violation and 15 yards on every subsequent violation. The rule is aimed directly at Bulldogs fans and their beloved cowbells, which doesn't sit well with Mississippi State coach Jackie Sherrill. ``Don't just have a rule for Mississippi State,'' he said. Fans are already prohibited from bringing noisemakers into SEC stadiums. The rule, which is printed on game tickets, was put in place in the mid 1970s. Mississippi State does confiscate cowbells from fans as they enter Scott Field, but gate security doesn't thoroughly search each fan so many get through. ``The university is going to come to grips with this and do whatever we can do to abide by the rule,'' athletic department spokesman Mike Nemeth said on Tuesday. ``We don't want to put our teams at a disadvantage.'' Sherrill has vowed to keep the cowbells ringing. He said he wants the university to pipe-in the sound of cowbells through the stadium's sound system, using it the same relentless way Tennessee plays the song ``Rocky Top'' at Neyland Stadium. ``We will take care of the cowbell issue,'' Sherrill said. ``We will have cowbell sounds in the stadium that are louder than ever before.'' SEC rules permit teams to pipe-in music and sound effects during pregame, halftime, timeouts and after scoring plays.