WATCH: The University of Victoria and the University of British Columbia came together in Victoria to announce the launch of the Legends Cup Series, which will highlight the already long-standing rivalry between Vikes and Thunderbirds varsity athletics teams.
The Legends Cup is the name of the new trophy that will be awarded to either university based on a season-long series of competitions between varsity teams.
Historically, UBC and UVic have enjoyed a long tradition of healthy competition dating back to the early portion of the last century. Beginning this season, to reignite the rivalry, for each head-to-head event, a team will be awarded one point for a tie and three points for a win, with the running total being updated after each meeting.
Varsity teams from six sports will be involved in the inaugural Legends Cup Series including Basketball, Rugby 15s, Field Hockey, Soccer, Cross Country and Rowing. The winning school will enjoy the satisfaction of being Legends Cup champions for the year and be presented with the Legends Cup trophy at their annual awards banquet by the Athletic Director of the losing school.
It should prove to be an excellent 2018-19 season as a little more fun and fuel is inserted into the UBC, UVic varsity athletics rivalry with the institutions competing for the inaugural Legends Cup. The first event of the series is the UBC vs UVic women’s soccer game this Saturday, Sept. 1 at 2 p.m. PT in Victoria.