MSU-KSU athletic directors agree to deal

Mississippi State director of athletics Scott Stricklin has agreed for the Bulldogs to play Kansas State in football during the 2018-19 seasons.  (AP Photo/MSU/Russ Houston)

Mississippi State director of athletics Scott Stricklin has agreed for the Bulldogs to play Kansas State in football during the 2018-19 seasons. (AP Photo/MSU/Russ Houston)

Twitter followers of Mississippi State director of athletics Scott Stricklin and his counterpart at Kansas State John Currie saw a home-and-home football deal worked out right before their eyes on social media.

What began as a friendly “Chillin 4 Charity Challenge” between the two led to an agreement for their respective schools to meet on the gridiron during the 2018 and 2019 seasons.

Currie (@John_Currie) proposed that the Bulldogs visit Manhattan in 2018 and Kansas State would make a return trip to Starkville the following season.

Stricklin (@stricklinMSU) responded with a tweet “Let’s do it!” followed by another reading “So, @HailStateFB vs @KState_Football: ‘18 in Manhattan; ’19 in Starkville. Pleasure doing business with you, @John_Currie. #HailState”

Obviously there is still paperwork to complete to make the agreement official and dates have not been announced but the deal appears close to fruition.

The two teams have met twice previously with the series tied at a game apiece. MSU won at home 21-16 in 1974 and also 24-21 in 1977 in Manhattan, a game that was later forfeited.

I have covered Mississippi State in some capacity since 2004 and joined the Daily Journal staff in 2013. I enjoy short walks on the beach, performing concerts in my car and watching professional wrestling.

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