Jeff Gravley

Is NC State vs. UNC a trophy game?

Posted November 17, 2010

Football teams from Washington and Washington State have played for the Apple Cup since 1900. The winner of the Michigan/Michigan State game gets to keep the Paul Bunyan trophy for a year. "Let's go win the Golden Egg trophy boys!!" That's the cry before Mississippi and Mississippi State take the field.

Since 1948 the winner of the North Carolina and Duke football game has rung the victory bell.

NC State and Clemson have competed in the annual Textile Bowl since 1981.

Does the NC State and North Carolina football game need a name or should the winner get a symbolic trophy? What would it be?

The floor is open for suggestions and debate.

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  • masons1 Nov 22, 2010

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    There are only a few things sheep are good for Loser!

  • VT1994Hokie Nov 21, 2010

    This topic is dismal at best. Change it. Waste of time and ink.

  • swray001 Nov 21, 2010

    For the State=Carowhinner game not to be a rival game, UNC likes to throw punches when they are getting beat. Must be something in the water.

  • redwolfone Nov 21, 2010

    Lets make the trophy an old bus tire;-). To all the UNC fans that suggest there is no FOOT BALL rivalary, you are right. You program is pathetic. After what Butch pulled yesterday after the game was unprofessional.

  • redwolfone Nov 20, 2010

    We used to say when I attended State that the best thing to come out of UNC, or Chapel Hill, was Highway 54 going to Raleigh. 54 has always had meaning in this rivalry and should be incorporated into any "trophy" that would be presented in a game such as this one.

    Some suggest that State wants recognition and there is no rivalry. Those saying that are either too new to this area to know, or too young to understand the rivalry that has existed for years between these schools. Our fight songs reveal that fact! I would suggest that those making such statements are really trying to diminish or mute what happened today. UNC LOST!

    Regardless, it is one of the best FOOTBALL rivalries in North Carolina. Duke has not been a real power in FOOTBALL in some time. If UNC fans want to base their football rivarly with Duke, fine! We will keep the textil bowl with the Tigers.

  • VT1994Hokie Nov 20, 2010

    Heck. I can't believe that UNC's players thought they had one one in the first half. Way too cocky. They let up, and the coaches didn't call a good game for UNC. I lay this one of both.

  • cjlord Nov 20, 2010

    When I was a State student back in the 70's, it was always the battle of Hwy 54, which of course was then the only route between the schools. This has lost a lot of meaning when they built I-40 through the area. The State-Carolina rivalry has always been there - I remember going to a game at Keenan and seeing the card section (do they still do this?) spell out "Go to HELL State" even when they weren't playing NCSU. And for the record, the OFFICIAL words to the State fight song are "Come over the hill, Carolina" although no one sings those words ;)

    Forget the State-Carolina rivalry - I want to see them bring back the Big Four tournament in basketball - once the biggest ticket in Greensboro.

    Thanks for doing such a great job, Jeff!

  • edorsettii Nov 20, 2010

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    Hey, sounds great to me. Good story. There should be some type of trophy. GT and Georgia have the Good old fashion hate saying for their rivalry. So how about "Down right hate bowl" for the rivarlry between State and UNC.

  • VT1994Hokie Nov 19, 2010

    Jeff. You do a good job on WRAL. You have missed the boat on the last two that you have written. Nothing at all in either of these.

  • ponyjumper07 Nov 19, 2010

    If no rivalry, then why Go To Hell State or whatever the line is in the official version of the fight song?

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