For more than a century, Purdue and Indiana have squared off in intercollegiate athletic competition. As the rivalry flourished and the stakes outgrew mere bragging rights, traveling trophies emerged. The Old Oaken Bucket is at stake each fall on the gridiron. In women's basketball, the Barn Burner Trophy is on the line. In volleyball, the Monon Spike is in play. And in women's soccer, it's the Golden Boot.
Since 2001-02, the two schools have conducted an all-sports competition. It originally was known as the Titan Series until the fall of 2004, when it was renamed the Crimson & Gold Cup. It became the Governor's Cup in the fall of 2013.
Points are awarded to the winning team in each of the schools' 20 shared sports. If the two teams do not meet during the regular season, the higher finisher at the Big Ten Championships is the point winner. In the case of ties, both teams get half a point.
In 15 years of competition, Indiana has captured the title seven times and Purdue six times. Two years have ended in a tie. Purdue won the 2013-14 Governor's Cup by a 12-8 margin for its first title since 2006-07, made it back-to-back titles with a 10-9 decision in 2014-15 and made it three in a row with a 12.5-7.5 verdict in 2015-16. The Boilermakers' 12.5 points are tied for the most ever by either school (also Indiana in 2008-09).
|2016-17 GOVERNOR'S CUP SCHEDULE, RESULTS|
|VB (0.5)||9/29||West Lafayette|
|WSOC (1)||10/22||West Lafayette|
|MXC (1)||10/30||Big Ten Championships|
|WXC (1)||10/30||Big Ten Championships|
|MGOLF (1)||April 28-30||Big Ten Championships|
|WGOLF (1)||April 21-23||Big Ten Championships|
|MOT&F (1)||May 12-14||Big Ten Championships|
|WOT&F (1)||May 12-14||Big Ten Championships|
|2015-16||Purdue 12.5, Indiana 7.5|
|2014-15||Purdue 10, Indiana 9|
|2013-14||Purdue 12, Indiana 8|
|2012-13||Indiana 12, Purdue 7|
|2011-12||Indiana 11.5, Purdue 7.5|
|2010-11||Indiana 11, Purdue 9|
|2009-10||Purdue 10, Indiana 10|
|2008-09||Indiana 12.5, Purdue 7.5|
|2007-08||Purdue 10, Indiana 10|
|2006-07||Purdue 10.5, Indiana 9.5|
|2005-06||Indiana 11.5, Purdue 8.5|
|2004-05||Indiana 12, Purdue 8|
|2003-04||Purdue 11, Indiana 9|
|2002-03||Purdue 10.5, Indiana 9.5|
|2001-02||Indiana 10, Purdue 9|