clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Gamecocks and Clemson to ordain new rivalry trophy

New, 10 comments

After 15 years of hungering for the Hardee's Trophy, the two Palmetto State rivals set their sights on creating a trophy equally appetizing.

A long-standing Palmetto State tradition of acknowledging a lower-brow fast food chain seems destined to end.
A long-standing Palmetto State tradition of acknowledging a lower-brow fast food chain seems destined to end.
Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports

It's the greatest tradition in the Palmetto State. The winner of the South Carolina-Clemson game stands tall, above the victor, and goes to claim that most time-honored, sought-after trophy...

The Hardee's Trophy.

In light of the fact that they now play for two much more interesting, if unnecessary, trophies against budding "rivals" Missouri and Texas A&M, the Gamecocks must have felt the Hardee's Trophy lacked a certain panache. Thus,t he two schools announced yesterday they intend to replace the trophy with a new award, to debut at the conclusion of this season's game in Memorial Stadium.

This blog remains firmly supportive of the idea that the two sides each erect a Palmetto tree statute on campus, and that they play for the moon that affixes next to that tree, as a representation of the South Carolina state flag. The idea was fleshed out fully here more than three years ago.

With that said, there are surely other ideas of how to do this, so please share in the comments your favorite idea for how to best award the winner of the game. Don't forget to consider corporate synergy in your answer!