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Following big win, Ole Miss fans haul goalposts back to friend's apartment
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Following big win, Ole Miss fans haul goalposts back to friend’s apartment

As is customary following upset victories in college football, Ole Miss fans promptly tore down their stadium’s goalposts following their team’s 23-17 upset victory over No. 3 Alabama in Oxford, Mississippi on Saturday.

What happened afterwards? A large piece of one goalpost was claimed by fifth-year Ole Miss student Buckner Corso and an entourage of friends, who
hauled it back to Corso’s apartment
located a mile away from Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.

Corso then tweeted a photo of him and his friends proudly hoisting their new trophy. The post led to a friendly exchange between Corso and Ole Miss athletic director Ross Bjork, who didn’t seem to mind that his program will have to spend about $4,000 to replace each goalpost.

ESPN reported that Corso and his buddies decided to use a saw to cut the goalpost into about 30 pieces. If anyone decides to sell their piece, there is potential for profit to be had:

In 2002, after Ole Miss beat Florida, the Ole Miss Loyalty Foundation sold 100 six-inch pieces of the goalpost on wood plaques with all the details about the game for $100 each.

But regardless of Corso’s future plans for his piece, he intends to be true to his word to Bjork and Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze.