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UK replaces crystal football on 1950 National Championship trophy with Sugar Bowl trophy

Left: The original 1950 National Championship Trophy; Right: The modified trophy with the Sugar Bowl trophy as a topper

Left: The original 1950 National Championship Trophy; Right: The modified trophy with the Sugar Bowl trophy as a topper

Left: The original 1950 National Championship Trophy; Right: The modified trophy with the Sugar Bowl trophy as a topper (Photo @DRieffer)

Something’s a little different today at the UK Football training center, where reporters are currently awaiting Mark Stoops and the defense’s remarks on today’s practice. The much-discussed 1950 National Championship trophy has been modified. The trophy used to feature a crystal football on the top to match the style of the national championship trophy before the College Football Playoff system was put into place; however, today, the crystal football is gone, and the old 1951 Sugar Bowl trophy sits in its place.

Here’s a closeup, via Curtis Burch:

@CurtisBurch

UK received some criticism online for “claiming” the 1950 National Championship (a defense of which you can read here by Freddie Maggard). Perhaps this is their response?

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3 Comments for UK replaces crystal football on 1950 National Championship trophy with Sugar Bowl trophy



  1. Howdy Doody
    2:00 pm August 8, 2016 Permalink

    The laughter from the rest of the SEC was too deafening ?



  2. FinnaGoHAM
    3:28 pm August 8, 2016 Permalink

    Who got custody of the crystal football? It’d look nice on my desk at work.



  3. ksrcontact
    10:17 am August 9, 2016 Permalink

    Amazing. Why not just put the original trophy up with a plaque next to it explaining that many consider UK the best team in the country from that year? That way you honor the team, tell the story, but don’t embarrass yourself by claiming something that never happened.