OXFORD/STARKVILLE, Miss.- The Egg Bowl, the Battle for the Golden Egg, has been played for 111 years now, but talks between the two schools’ athletic departments are leading to the birth of a new tradition. The 111-year history between the two teams has featured a Thanksgiving night match up twenty-one times, with six of those in consecutive years between 98-03.
Ole Miss Athletic Director Ross Bjork says that he has been in talks with Scott Stricklin, the A.D. at Mississippi State.
“I think looking at a multi-year agreement, and trying to really establish some identity, maybe a tradition,” Bjork said yesterday on the Finebaum Show. “Whether that’s Thursday night, whether that’s Friday, or we stick to Saturday and take our chances with T.V. is something that we’re still talking about.”
The last Egg Bowl to be played on Thanksgiving night was in 2013.