Let us all bask in … The River Bell Trophy
One of the very best things about college football is all the obscure trophies teams win for topping their rivals.
The trophy handed out to the winner of the Southeastern Louisiana-Nicholls State game isn’t especially special in its own right (it’s a bell strapped to a plank of wood), but its significance for these two schools cannot be understated. I watched the Nicholls players rush the trophy stand to retrieve the trophy over a pretty big upset in 2009, and the video below shows them doing the same thing again the following year.
Don’t tell me this trophy doesn’t mean anything.
Some more history on the rivalry is here.