The Egg Bowl Run
In 2013, a new tradition was born when members of the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University Military Science and Leadership organizations participated in a run to bring the Egg Bowl official game ball to Oxford from Starkville. The daunting 80-plus-mile run is no easy task. As the tradition has grown, more members have become eager to participate in the more than 12 legs of the run. This year, on Monday, Nov. 20, Ole Miss members will run the game ball on its first leg from Ole Miss to Calhoun City, where it will be carried around the town's square pavilion. Then, MSU members will run the ball to Starkville, where it will be presented to Head Football Coach Dan Mullen.
The Coveted Golden Egg
The Battle for the Golden Egg is a tradition dating back to 1927. After a brawl broke out between fans and students from Ole Miss and Mississippi State during the 1926 game, both universities' student body associations found a way to turn negative energy into a positive event by introducing a prize to the annual competition. Each year since, the rival football teams have hit the gridiron to win the bragging rights and the thrill of bringing the coveted trophy home, where it can be shared and admired by the student body and alumni alike. Ole Miss leads the series by 20 wins, with the most recent wins being in 2014 and 2015. After the disappointing loss last year, Ole Miss hopes that the Golden Egg will be returned to Oxford after the battle on Nov. 23.
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Your generous support will assist in preparing future leaders for a complex and ever-changing world. It will also directly help soldiers in need as your contributions will enhance the department’s events and initiatives that support our student and local veterans. On behalf of the students, instructors, and supporters of the Department of Military Science and Leadership, we thank you all for your generous contributions. We hope to see you cheering on our runners on Monday, Nov. 20!