Carlyle Cup

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
The Carlyle Cup
The Carlyle Cup
Teams Duke Blue Devils
North Carolina Tar Heels
Originated 2000
Trophy Series North Carolina leads 7-3-1
Current Holder North Carolina

Duke logo North Carolina logo
Duke (3)
2000-01 2002-03
North Carolina (7)
2001-02 2004-05
2005-06 2007-08
2008-09 2009-10
Ties (1)

The Carlyle Cup is a trophy contested annually by the Duke Blue Devils and the North Carolina Tar Heels. It is awarded to the school that has the most combined head-to-head wins against the other school in all of the shared varsity sports for that academic year. Duke won the trophy three of the first four years, but the Tar Heels have dominated the competition as of late, winning six of the last seven years, with a tie occurring in 2006-07. The final holder of the trophy was North Carolina, who clinched the 2009-10 competition and held the Carlyle Cup since the end of the 2004-2005 season. At the start of the 2010-11 season, the rivalry series was renamed the Battle of the Blues presented by Continental Tire. North Carolina won the 2010-11 contest by a score of 14-12.


"Battle of the Blues" was the most commonly submitted name, and Anne Brumbaugh won the competition via random drawing, winning $400 and a new set of tires.

Year Winner Result
2000-01 Duke 14½-11½
2001-02 North Carolina 17-9
2002-03 Duke 14-12
2003-04 Duke 14-12
2004-05 North Carolina 15-11
2005-06 North Carolina 14-12
2006-07 Tie (Cup retained by North Carolina) 13-13
2007-08 North Carolina 18-8
2008-09 North Carolina 15½-10½
2009-10 North Carolina 14-12
2010-11 North Carolina 14-12


See also[edit]