- Florida Cup
The Florida Cup is the state-sponsored
American footballtrophy given to either the Florida State UniversitySeminoles, the University of FloridaGators, or the University of MiamiHurricanes in return for beating the other two teams in the same season. It was first awarded in 2002.
The trophy was designed to be a unique piece of art as well as representative of the traditional power of Florida's major collegiate football teams, the Florida Cup stands approximately 24" tall and is composed of several elements. The base is crafted from solid cherry with the outline of the State of Florida and the football at the top in gold-plated solid pewter. The football is mounted on three curved, swirling "pillars" made from silver-plated solid brass that represent the state's three powerhouse football programs -- the University of Miami, Florida State University, and the University of Florida.
Although Florida State, for roughly 50 consecutive years, has played both Miami and Florida annually, Miami and Florida have not scheduled each other regularly since
1987when they ended a series dating some 49 consecutive seasons. Thus, the cup is only awarded in years where there is a UM-UF game in the regular season or when the two teams meet in a bowl game. The Cup will be awarded in 2008, as Florida and Miami met on September 6th. Miami has won all three Florida Cups awarded thus far, though the trophy will go to the winner of the Florida/Florida State game in 2008.
Florida victories are shown in ██ blue, Florida State victories in ██ garnet, and Miami victories in ██ green.
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