Memphis, Ole Miss renew series with 4-year deal

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Memphis and Mississippi have agreed to revive their football rivalry starting with a 4-year series starting in 2014.

The teams began playing in 1921 and played 59 games before the series ended after the 2009 season. Memphis athletic director Tom Bowen and Ole Miss athletic director Ross Bjork announced the new contract Wednesday in a joint statement.

The athletic directors also say they have agreed to start formal talks about continuing the basketball series between the universities along with other sports.

Bowen says the rivalry is a great fit for both teams with both universities so close to each other.

Ole Miss leads the series 47-10-2.

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