Yes, you heard right. Indiana and Michigan State have beaten each other up since 1950 for the right to take home a loogie holder that, as legend has it, has been around since the two institutions were founded in the 1800s.
Iowa State and Missouri battle for a trophy topped by a phone that’s half gold (for Mizzou) and half red (for the Cyclones.) The story goes that coaches from both teams could hear each other on the field phones before the 1959 game. The problem was fixed by game time, but the Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. had a trophy made and legend was born.
Louisville and Cincinnati have battled for the prestigious Keg of Nails since 1929. It’s believed that fraternity chapters on both campuses initiated the exchange, signifying the winning team is “tough as nails.”