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Trophy Life

Dec. 01, 2014
Dec. 01, 2014

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Trophy Life

LAST THURSDAY, Twitter accounts for Minnesota's mascot and a parody of Nebraska football coach Bo Pelini had an exchange in which @FauxPelini proposed, "If we win, you give me $5. If you win, I get to smash a wooden chair over your back." @GoldytheGopher responded, "Just as long as we can turn that $5 or bits of broken chair into a trophy for next year's game."

This is an article from the Dec. 1, 2014 issue

Why wait that long? By Saturday, the $5 Broken Bits Chair was a reality, and the Gophers paraded it off the field after their 28--24 win in Lincoln. That trophy fits perfectly with some of the unusual ones below, many of which will be awarded this week.

See if you can match the trophy with the rivalry

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

1 WASHINGTON VS. WASHINGTON STATE

2 ALABAMA VS. AUBURN

3 BYU VS. UTAH STATE

4 COLORADO STATE VS. WYOMING

5 FRESNO STATE VS. SAN DIEGO STATE

6 INDIANA VS. PURDUE

7 USC VS. NOTRE DAME

8 NEVADA VS. UNLV

KEY: A-5, B-4, C-6, D-1, E-3, F-8, G-7, H-2

SIGN OF THE APOCALYPSE

Kentucky coach John Calipari took to Twitter to wish his daughter a happy birthday—on the wrong day.

PHOTOJAKE ROTH/USA TODAY SPORTS (OIL CAN)PHOTODEREK REGENSBURGER/CAL SPORT MEDIA/AP (BRASS BOOT)PHOTOCOURTESY OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS (OAKEN BUCKET)PHOTOJESSE BEALS/ICON SPORTSWIRE (APPLE CUP)PHOTOCOURTESY OF UTAH STATE ATHLETICS (WAGON WHEEL)PHOTOTOM SMEDES/ICON SPORTSWIRE (CANNON)PHOTOCOURTESY OF NOTRE DAME MEDIA RELATIONS (SHILELAGH)PHOTOBUTCH DILL/AP (SPORTSMANSHIP TROPHY)PHOTOANDY LYONS/GETTY IMAGES (CALIPARI)