TAHLEQUAH - A gentlemen's wager has transformed this afternoon's football game between Edmond's University of Central Oklahoma and Northeastern State University into more than just a game.
The leaders of Oklahoma's two largest regional universities have initiated a ritual that now includes a special trophy. UCO President Roger Webb and Northeastern President Larry Williams have agreed to award the President's Cup to the winner of each year's contest.
Pep rallies and golf also are part of the schools' pact.
The losing institution's top administrator will treat his counterpart to a round of golf, a dozen golf balls and will pay for the winning team's game-day morning pep rally in either Edmond or Tahlequah.
Today's National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II's Lone Star Conference championship game between UCO's Bronchos and Northeastern's Redmen is the culmination of a great season for both teams and the continuation of a long-standing, friendly rivalry between the two schools, Webb and Williams said in a news release.