Petition for Syracuse to put the Schwartzwalder Trophy on the line against WVU in CW Bowl

Petition for Syracuse to put the Schwartzwalder Trophy on the line against WVU in CW Bowl

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J. M. started this petition to Syracuse University Athletic Department

The Big East rivalry match up of WVU & Syracuse is renewed as the two teams will meet in the Camping World Bowl in Orlando, Florida on December 28th @ 5:15pm on ESPN.

- Shortly after the game was announced, Syracuse Athletic Director John Wildhack decided to shelve the Ben Schwartzwalder rivalry trophy, thus keeping the trophy win or lose against the Mountaineers in the sunshine state

While many WVU fans are disappointed with this bowl, and understandably so, with the aspirations going into the Oklahoma State game, a chance to play and avenge an old rival is always fun. This is true especially around the holidays with our rivals (Happy Thanksgiving Pitt); Getting together with family and friends, and beating an ole foe can send this great group of Mountaineer seniors off with pride for our program.

  • That is, if the other side of that rivalry honors those traditions;                                                                                                                      As were for the case in the 2012 Pinstripe Bowl, Syracuse Football is again refusing to put the Ben Schwartzwalder rivalry trophy on the line in a bowl rematch in the 2018 Camping World Bowl.                   -As reported by Syracuse football reporter Nate Mink (@MinkNate on twitter)

In a Big 12 conference which feels like identifying a true rival is still getting settled (Although, Texas, TCU, and Iowa State have quickly gone to the top of the list for many), we do not get the opportunity to play old rivals yearly. While many of the younger generation of students, athletes, and fans do not remember the epic battles between the Mountaineers and the Orange (or Orangemen, or Orange Man...whatever it is)....WVU fans everywhere remember the great victories and bitter defeats to the likes of Boeheim, Carmelo, and McNabb.

  • I would hope that Syracuse University fans have enough respect for themselves, instead of the cowardice of hiding a trophy in your lobby; and want the trophy up for grabs as well.                                  It's a trophy, it's not a family heirloom. It's kind of embarrassing that this was a forth rite & collective decision your program made to begin with.
  • Who even decides this? Is there a Schwartzwalder Trophy regulatory body? How does one side of a rivalry get to decide when and when not to play for a rivalry trophy?

We are starting this petition to Syracuse University and the Orange football program to place the Schwartzwalder Trophy on the line against WVU at the Camping World Bowl in Orlando on December 28th. 

Let's rally Mountaineer nation together in support of our team, our state, and time honored rivalries. Let's get this to the attention of the Syracuse athletic department and its football program to display what they really are: Scared.

And Let's Go Mountaineers

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