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Egg Bowl

Magnolia State in football heaven

What a time to be a football fan in Mississippi with two of the nation’s four remaining FBS unbeaten teams located in Oxford and Starkville. Publisher Tim Phillips compares the current situation with what many Rebel fans have endured in the past. (October 19, 2014, Page 4A)

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    Giving thanks – that’s what it’s all about

    Thanksgiving means a day off for most, but for many in the service industry – including The Oxford EAGLE – it’s a day that includes work. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the special holiday and the many things we have to be thankful for. (November 27, 2013, Page 4)

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      He’s still Dan: Mullen doesn’t know how to bow to Rebels

      COLUMN: HOOVER, Ala. — It was a minor rebranding effort, but noticeable nonetheless.  (more…) (July 18, 2013, Page 6)

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        ESPN sends Egg Bowl game back to Thanksgiving night

        The Egg Bowl is returning to Thanksgiving Day for the first time since 2003. (more…) (April 11, 2013, Page 4B)

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          Ole Miss pays fine stemming from Egg Bowl

          Ole Miss Athletics Director Ross Bjork confirmed on Rebel Yell Hotline on Monday that Ole Miss has paid a $5,000 fine levied by the Southeastern Conference. The fine stems from Saturday night’s football game against Mississippi State at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium when Ole Miss fans were allowed on to the field following the Rebels’ 41-24 win. (November 27, 2012, Page 7)

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            Sophomore WR eats up Bulldog secondary

            Apparently Donte Moncrief didn’t get his fill on Thanksgiving.

            Saturday, the Ole Miss sophomore receiver gorged himself on Mississippi State’s secondary, hauling in seven receptions for a career-high in yards (173) and touchdowns (three). (November 26, 2012, Page 1B)

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              Rebel fans flood field after victory

              It’s been a long four years for Ole Miss fans.

              From the moment Dan Mullen was hired as head coach at Mississippi State he made a point to poke and prod the Rebels and their fans. Mullen did more than just talk the talk, however, and his teams responded by walking the walk and claiming three straight Egg Bowls. (more…) (November 26, 2012, Page 1B)

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                Freeze gains control of Egg Bowl rivalry without Mullen-esque quips, jabs

                COLUMN: Shortly after Hollingsworth Field was washed over by a boozy wave of Ole Miss students celebrating a 41-24 Egg Bowl victory, the two patriarchs got down to spinning the night’s events forward. They couldn’t have been more different. (more…) (November 26, 2012, Page 4B)

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                  Ole Miss reclaims Egg Bowl Trophy with 41-24 victory

                  VIDEO BLOG: It all comes down to tonight. (more…) (November 24, 2012)

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                    Being thankful for the problems we have

                    With today Thanksgiving and the year winding down, News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look back at some of the big local issues – bike lanes, Ole Miss football and downtown parking – and writes that we, indeed, have lots to be thankful for even if we’re not all that pleased with everything going on. (November 22, 2012, Page 4A)

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