||Bjork, Stricklin release joint statement following threat
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) — With the Egg Bowl on the horizon, Ole Miss athletics director Ross Bjork and Mississippi State athletics director Scott Stricklin released a joint statement on social media Wednesday.
The statement reads: "As our two programs from this great state of Mississippi get ready to tee the ball up at 2:30 pm Saturday and kick off the 111th meeting, we ask all fans of this storied rivalry to show great sportsmanship and respect for each other.
"It has been a remarkable year for football in this state, and we have much to be thankful for. Both programs and their student-athletes have been on the national stage throughout the year and have represented Mississippi in invaluable ways. We ask that you join us in enjoying the traditions of the Egg Bowl and events surrounding the game in a positive and respectful way."
The FBI is looking into a handwritten note threatening to damage trees and shrubs at The Grove. MSU and Ole Miss play Saturday in Oxford.