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.

22 Comments

Please to add a comment.

Newest First
View all
  • RedIrish Nov 18, 8:18 a.m.

    I thought it already had one, well sort of. I've seen multiple places where the loser has to accept the John Edwards albatross for a year.

  • marylloyd Nov 18, 11:11 a.m.

    How about the Wolf Ram Bowl? Being a Wolfpack fan...definitley not the Ram Wolf Bowl! Go Wolfpack!!

  • rexchex Nov 18, 1:46 p.m.

    During the Great Depression, the North Carolina government headed by Governor Oliver Max Gardner, administratively combined the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Women's College at Greensboro, and NC State. This conglomeration became the University of North Carolina in 1971.
    Since these universities were "linked" during the great depression perhaps they could play for "The Soup Bowl"?

  • rollplaya Nov 18, 2:11 p.m.

    Perhaps, Next year you hold a contest to name the rivalry game between UNC/State.! Winner gets tickets to the game and other various prizes.

    Similar to the contest going on now to rename the UNC/Duke rivalry game.

  • jdpope3 Nov 18, 5:47 p.m.

    I believe it should be battle for the bell tower. If you look back in history they have both been a symbol for both universities. I don't know much about chapel hill's but it was built before NCSU's. The one at NCSU is a memorial for all of the WW1 vets who lost their lives except one that didn't but his name is still on the tower. There is a conspiracy theory of why the bells were not completed in the NCSU bell tower. The unc systems president or whoever was in control at that time cut funds out of the blue. It was said he was a strong unc supporter and was scared that the completed bells would make our bell tower outshine the one at chapel hill. Guess no one will ever really know but it is a interesting story and not one that is to unbelievable. That my justification for the "Bell Tower Bowl" or "Battle for the Bell Tower". What do you think?

  • cutclifferules Nov 18, 8:59 p.m.

    From what I've witnessed, only Wolfpack fans want to make this a "trophy" game. UNC already has a trophy game. It comes against their biggest rival, in ALL sports for that matter. And that's Duke University.

    Yes, my Devils have been miserable in football for over a decade, but every program goes through wet and dry spells. NC State knows that better than anyone. It doesn't change the fact that over time, Duke is UNC's biggest football rival. This "it should have a trophy" nonsense is just another example of NC State trying to horn in on the bigger rivalry. Their inferiority complex used to be amusing, but now it is just annoying and sad.

    (I do think the "Edwards Albatross" thing is pretty funny from a UNC perspective, however. Considering they really don't want to lose this game, even though winning it is rarely anything they tend to brag about.)

  • NateACC Nov 19, 4:27 a.m.

    How about the "Triangle" trophy? It could be a pyramid shaped trophy with some secret "freemasonesque style carvings on it of sacred numbers. Like the legendary 41-10 at Kenan? Every year a new score could be carved on it?

  • yurnodiffrent Nov 19, 8:37 a.m.

    If I ever refer to a win over State as "legendary", please kill me.

    Like Cutcliffestinks said, we already have a trophy game. Go ask Wake if they want to be your friend.

  • Ken D. Nov 19, 9:22 a.m.

    What I would rather see is for all 4 ACC schools in NC and ECU to play each other every year (home and home) for the Governor's Cup.

  • Ken D. Nov 19, 10:13 a.m.

    It seems to me that if you have to ask for suggestions for a "trophy", you're trying too hard. It smacks of desperation and jealousy. It screams: We're just as good as Ole Miss and Mississippi State - why can't our game have a name? If you need a trophy to make your game relevant, then it isn't.

    Sure, both sides want to win this game, and sure, bragging rights are involved. That's true for Virginia and UNC as well. It used to be true of State and Wake, and maybe the weakening of that rivalry, which may have started with the move to Winston-Salem, has something to do with State fans' desire to get equal billing with Duke on Carolina's list of rivals.

    So let's not have a contest to give this game a name. That would be pathetic.

More...

 

 

  • CBB: Duke at St. John's

    Today at 1:30 pm on FOX50

  • NBA: Miami at Chicago

    Today at 1:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • ACC: NC State vs. Notre Dame

    Tonight at 6:30 on WRAL-FM

Scoreboard
Local
Final
ECU 64
TULSA 66
Final
UNC 78
FSU 74
Final
NCCU 79
COPST 77
 
Final
CHA 76
NYK 71
2:00pm Today
STJ
DUKE
 
6:30pm Tonight
NCSU
ND
 
Final
CHA 76
NYK 71
Final
MIL 101
DET 86
Final
MEM 101
PHI 83
Final
UTA 108
BRK 73
Final
POR 103
WAS 96
1:00pm Today
CHI
MIA
 
3:30pm Today
CLE
OKC
 
6:00pm Tonight
NOP
DAL
 
6:00pm Tonight
ORL
IND
 
6:00pm Tonight
PHO
LAC
 
6:00pm Tonight
ATL
MIN
 
7:00pm Tonight
TOR
DET
 
7:00pm Tonight
SAN
MIL
 
8:00pm Tonight
GSW
BOS
 
8:00pm Tonight
DEN
WAS
 
9:30pm Tonight
LAL
HOU
 
Final
SENS 13
SENN 34
Final
DREX 53
COC 51
 
Final
XAV 89
DEP 76
Final
PURD 67
IOWA 63
Final
SCAR 43
KENT 58
Final
KYST 63
OKST 53
Final
PSU 79
RUTG 51
Final
ECU 64
TULSA 66
Final
CLEM 59
WAKE 57
Final
HC 76
NAVY 65
 
Final
FUR 82
ALLN 46
 
Final
BU 77
BUCK 92
 
Final
NKENTUCKY 81
JVU 59
 
Final
IUPUI 65
SD 50
 
Final
TENN 61
TEXAM 67
Final
VMI 85
CITA 75
 
Final
INDST 72
LOYC 61
 
Final
WMICH 69
AKR 71
 
Final
MIZZ 60
ARK 61
Final
AFA 68
BSU 77
Final
YALE 69
BRO 65
 
Final
OHIO 63
BUF 61
 
Final
HARV 61
DART 70
 
Final
NEOM 80
DEN 69
 
Final
GWU 74
DUQ 59
Final
KNST 48
FLGC 54
 
Final
UNC 78
FSU 74
Final
TEX 62
KU 75
Final
BST 52
KSU 63
 
Final
LAF 71
LEH 75
 
Final
COL 59
GHND 58
 
Final
WMARY 78
NE 62
 
Final
USCU 91
STET 67
 
Final
WVU 86
TCU 85
Final
MINN 79
ILL 71
Final
MARQ 85
GEOR 95
Final
UGST 75
LALAF 64
 
Final
MNTER 52
RFLSH 40
 
Final
MSST 66
UGA 72
Final
MARS 78
UTEP 71
Final
WKENT 83
TXSA 74
Final
CHIST 41
CALST 57
 
Final
SDU 77
BYU 74
 
Final
WINT 71
CAMP 63
 
Final
TTU 78
ISU 73
Final
HOF 63
JMU 69
 
Final
COOK 70
MDES 74
 
Final
NWST 93
MCNST 67
 
Final
SYR 62
MIAMI 66
Final
NILL 55
UMO 60
 
Final
NEB 79
MSU 77
Final
WYO 63
NMU 62
Final
CCAR 63
PBY 52
 
Final
Terriers 65
RMU 67
 
Final
BRY 66
SHU 83
 
Final
EVAN 75
SILL 66
 
Final
OREG 82
UCLA 64
Final
EILL 52
PEAY 56
 
Final
NCCU 79
COPST 77
 
Final
CMICH 65
EMICH 51
 
Final
RAD 84
LIB 76
 
Final
FD 76
LIU 80
 
Final
MNTST 64
NARZ 71
 
Final
LIP 66
UNF 75
 
Final
EWASH 102
NDAK 80
 
Final
TROY 55
ARKST 64
 
Final
TXST 58
APP 64
 
Final
CSOU 93
GWEBB 80
 
Final
LAMON 53
GSOUT 57
 
Final
ABCHRIST 61
INCWORD 77
 
Final
JVST 63
MORE 66
 
Final
CARK 61
NICST 71
 
Final
UAB 81
ODU 68
Final
SHSU 68
STEPH 79
 
Final
ALAST 84
ALCOR 60
 
Final
MTST 72
CHAR 69
Final
NCAT 52
DELST 67
 
Final
MISS 72
UF 71
Final
SMU 80
HOU 59
Final
FAM 50
HOW 59
 
Final
GRAM 63
JST 74
 
Final
VANDY 75
LSU 79
Final
SCST 63
NORST 76
 
Final
BAY 69
OKLA 58
Final
MVSU 65
PVU 72
 
Final
ARKLR 68
TXARL 75
 
Final
CHAT 81
UNCG 72
 
Final
ORST 59
USC 55
Final
SAV 68
HAMP 66
 
Final
TOL 71
BGU 67
 
Final
UCSB 68
CSFU 49
 
Final
RIDE 59
CAN 46
 
Final
CLMB 47
CORN 57
 
Final
GMAS 73
DAVID 80
Final
ELON 94
DEL 82
 
Final
WOFF 72
ETST 64
 
Final
YOUNG 77
ILLCH 64
 
Final
FRES 66
NEV 62
Final
MAST 77
NDST 71
 
Final
STJOE 52
PENN 56
Final
DAY 63
RICH 60
Final
TENNM 70
SEMIZ 53
 
Final
HIGH 72
UNCA 51
 
Final
CCST 53
WAGN 50
 
Final
SAMF 78
WCU 72
 
Final
MICH 64
WISC 69
Final
UMKC 75
SEAT 55
 
Final
NO 67
TAMCC 71
 
Final
ALAAM 58
SOUTH 65
 
Final
TXPA 73
GRCN 72
 
Final
HOUB 79
LAM 77
 
Final
RICE 45
LATU 58
Final
TULA 55
MEM 57
Final
BRAD 61
MIZST 59
 
Final
SIUE 54
MURST 60
 
Final
GONZ 91
PAC 60
Final
UNT 71
SMISS 75
Final
ORU 72
SDKST 76
 
Final
UNCW 69
TOWS 65
 
Final
UNLV 79
UTST 77
Final
COL 90
WASU 58
Final
ALA 57
AUB 55
Final
ARKPB 66
TXSOU 62
 
Final
WEBER 71
SACST 78
 
Final
MONT 58
SUTAH 56
 
Final
NMST 69
WLVRN 44
 
Final
IDST 80
PORST 76
 
Final
TENT 83
EKENT 81
 
Final
CSNO 58
LBSU 64
 
Final
USF 69
LMU 70
 
Final
IDAHO 83
NCOL 79
 
Final
COLST 79
SDST 73
Final
PORT 64
GAELS 74
 
Final
CPSL 68
UCR 49
 
Final
CAL 50
ARZ 73
Final
SCU 60
PEPP 57
 
Final
STAN 89
ARST 70
Final
HAW 72
UCI 78
 
12:00pm Today
UCONN
SFLA
 
1:00pm Today
GT
BC
 
1:00pm Today
VT
UVA
 
1:30pm Today
OSU
IND
 
2:00pm Today
UCF
CIN
 
2:00pm Today
WICHS
DRAK
 
2:00pm Today
STJ
DUKE
 
2:00pm Today
MAR
FAIR
 
2:00pm Today
HART
MAINE
 
2:00pm Today
MAN
MON
 
2:00pm Today
PRIN
ROWAN
 
2:00pm Today
SIENA
PETE
 
2:00pm Today
RIU
BONA
 
2:00pm Today
BING
USB
 
2:00pm Today
MLOWELL
VERM
 
3:00pm Today
BUT
SHU
 
3:05pm Today
SALA
YALE
 
4:00pm Today
PITT
LOU
 
4:00pm Today
ILLST
NIOWA
 
4:30pm Today
IONA
NIAG
 
4:30pm Today
GTDNS
UMBC
 
6:30pm Tonight
TENST
BEL
 
6:30pm Tonight
NCSU
ND
 
7:00pm Tonight
VILL
CREI
 
7:30pm Tonight
MD
NW
 
8:30pm Tonight
UTAH
WASH
 
5:00pm Tonight
TEAMFOLI
TEAMTOEWS
 
8:15pm Tonight
CARTER
IRVIN