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Ole Miss, MSU cadets to meet Monday in Calhoun City for game ball exchange

2017 Egg Bowl Run

ROTC cadets from Ole Miss and Mississippi State are prepping for their annual Egg Bowl run.

Posted: Nov 16, 2018 1:38 PM
Updated: Nov 16, 2018 1:38 PM

CALHOUN CITY, Miss. (WTVA) - ROTC cadets from Ole Miss and Mississippi State are prepping for their annual Egg Bowl run.

It’s a relatively new tradition where cadets from both schools meet to exchange the game ball.

This year, MSU’s cadets will start running from Starkville to Calhoun City at approximately 5 a.m. on Monday.

The football will be signed by MSU head football coach Joe Moorhead. Ole Miss head football coach Matt Luke will sign the ball after the cadets return it to Oxford.

Ole Miss’ cadets will arrive by van in Calhoun City to receive the ball, then run back to Oxford. The Rebel cadets will arrive at the Lyceum sometime near 9 p.m.

The exchange takes place sometime near noon on Calhoun City’s town square.

The Egg Bowl Run started in 2013 and has become a fan favorite.

The annual Battle for the Golden Egg takes place on Thanksgiving night at 6:30 p.m. from Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. The game will be televised on ESPN.

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