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Kansas State, Mississippi State schedule football series that was hatched on Twitter

The home-and-home football series born from a Twitter exchange between athletic directors last month will be reality.

Kansas State and Mississippi State will face each other in 2018 and 2019, with the Wildcats hosting the Bulldogs on Sept. 8 in the first meeting and traveling to Starkville, Miss. on Sept. 14 the following year.

K-State athletic director John Currie announced the series – how else? – on Twitter. He posted a partial photo of the series’ contract, showing his signature next to the signature of Mississippi State athletic director Scott Stricklin.

Currie’s photo didn’t show dates for the games, but he shared them with The Eagle via text message.

The series was first discussed publicly on Twitter in early July, when Currie challenged Mississippi State to play at Snyder Family Stadium in a video for the Chillin 4 Charity campaign, a cause similar to the ALS ice bucket challenge in which cold water is dumped on partipants to raise donations for breast-cancer research.

About three hours after the video was released online, Stricklin and Currie began exchanging tweets and came to an informal agreement.

It became official on Friday.

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