BGSU-Kent to compete for Centennial Cup


Bowling Green State University and Kent State University have decided to commemorate 100 years of
competition by going head-to-head in a friendly rivalry called the Centennial Cup Challenge.
?We are excited about the Centennial Cup Challenge,? Bowling Green athletics director Greg Christopher
said. ?It?s an opportunity to further the connection between two great institutions with proud
traditions. I know that our student-athletes, coaches and fans will rally around the challenge when the
Falcons and Golden Flashes face each other. The Centennial Cup will add to a strong rivalry and we hope
it?s something that will continue long-term.?
Beginning with the football and volleyball contests slated for Oct. 10 as part of KSU?s Homecoming, the
competition will run through the remainder of the 2009-10 academic year before concluding with the 2010
football game at Bowling Green. Two points will be awarded for the head-to-head competitions in
football, men?s and women?s basketball, softball and volleyball and three in baseball. The other eight
sports will be worth one point each.
Points are awarded in a winner-take-all fashion, with the school winning each head-to-head meeting or
earning the higher Mid-American Conference championship finish receiving all points for the given
contest. Should the teams tie a regular season contest or achieve the same placing in a MAC
championship, the point will be split. Potential postseason (tournament) play will be considered when
determining the final total, with a point being awarded for each head-to-head meeting in MAC tournament
action. A minimum of 21 points is at stake in the rivalry series.
The winning school will be presented with the Centennial Cup at that school?s home men?s basketball game
against the Cup runner-up in the early part of 2011.

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