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K-State, Mississippi State reach ‘Twitter’ agreement for football series

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Friday, July 11, 2014, at 8:03 p.m.

— If Kansas State and Mississippi State meet on the football field in the near future, Friday will be remembered as a first in the world of college scheduling.

K-State athletic director John Currie and Mississippi State athletic director Scott Stricklin reached an informal agreement Friday afternoon to play a football series – on Twitter. If the arrangement becomes reality, Mississippi State will visit Manhattan in 2018 and the Wildcats will travel to Starkville, Miss., in 2019.

No dates were discussed during the Twitter exchange. The home-and-home series won’t become official unless both schools put pen to paper on a contract, but Currie wrote “let’s get the paperwork done” in one of his tweets.

The discussion began with Currie challenging Mississippi State to play at Snyder Family Stadium in a video for the Chillin 4 Charity campaign, a cause in which someone gets cold water dumped on them to raise donations for breast-cancer research.

“We think that Mississippi State ought to come here at Bill Snyder Family Stadium and play a little football sometime,” Currie said.

About three hours later, both athletic directors exchanged tweets and came to an agreement.

Reach Kellis Robinett at krobinett@wichitaeagle.com. Follow him on Twitter: @kellisrobinett.

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