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

Oct 6, 2014, 2:52 AM | Updated: 5:21 am

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.

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