College athletic sports trophies/symbols

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  1. robycop3

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    What are some of the icons colleges play for against certain other schools?

    Examples...The Little Brown Jug, kept by the winner in football between Michigan & Minnesota, until they next play.

    The Old Oaken Bucket, kept for the year by the football winner between Indiana & Purdue.

    Please post any such symbol you know of from ANY collegiate rivalry, any sport.
     
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    The Paul Bunyun trophy is awared to the winner of the Michigan State/Michigan game each year.

    I think Nortre Dame and Purdue have a trophy too, but I may be wrong.
     
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    The Golden Boot--Arkansas and LSU, football
     
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    Some of the stories behind these trophies are interesting too, anybody want to share any?
     
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    Yeah...about the Old Oaken Bucket of Indiana-Purdue. In 1925, several faculty members & students from each school decided to make a trophy to be kept by the winner of their annual football game, and decided that an old oaken bucket was about the most "Indianan" object in the state that was practical to serve as a trophy. A search committee found such a bucket on a farm once owned by a Civil war general & repaired it. The first game with the bucket as a prize ended in a 0-0 tie, and a plate with "I-P" on it was attached to the bucket by a small chain, and ever since, a plate with the winner's initial and year of the game has been attached.

    This bucket has been "bucket-napped" several times by students from each school, but has always turned up safe & sound just before the big game.

    The Michigan-Minnesota Little Brown Jug was a Minnesota water container left in the visitor's locker room by the Minnesota team. When they discovered the loss, they requested its return, but the Michigan officials said, "If ya want it back, then beat us at football for it!" The two schools soon decided to make it a trophy for the winner of their annual game.

    BTW, Indiana & Purdue have several other icons & trophies for their contests in other sports!
     
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    In D/FW there's the rivalry between SMU and TCU, which is the battle for the Iron Skillet. The trophy is... an Iron Skillet. Its been played for like 86 years or something, so its a fairly long standing rivalry.
     
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    The Axe, which goes to the winner of the Stanford Cardinals/UC-Berkely Golden Bears football game aka The Big Game.
     

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