The Dam Cup

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The Dam Cup
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Eastern Washington Eagles Portland State Vikings

Sport(s) Men's & Women's Basketball
Football
Women's Soccer
Women's Volleyball
Total meetings 3
Series record Portland State leads 2-1
First meeting 2010-2011
Portland State 9, Eastern Washington 8
Last meeting 2012-2013
Eastern Washington 10, Portland State 7
Next meeting November 8, 2014
Largest win Portland State, 15-2 (2011-2012)
Longest win streak Portland State, 2
Current win streak Eastern Washington, 1 (2012-2013)
Trophy The Dam Trophy

The Dam Cup Is a five-sport rivalry series founded in 2010 between the Portland State Vikings and Eastern Washington Eagles.

Rivalry history[edit]

The Dam Cup celebrates the friendly rivalry between the states of Oregon and Washington within the Big Sky Conference. The so-named rivalry refers to the four dams linking Oregon and Washington that one passes on the 339-mile drive from the Portland State campus to the Eastern Washington campus. Located along the Columbia River, they are Bonneville Dam, The Dalles Dam, the John Day Dam, and the McNary Dam.[1]

Rivalry purpose[edit]

The purpose of The Dam Cup is to create a rivalry between Portland State University and Eastern Washington University and provide a sense of pride between alumni in the Portland and Spokane areas. Other goals include increasing attendance at events between both schools and building school spirit among each institutions' student body.[2] According the PSU's website, winning the Dam Cup is one of the schools' priorities.[3] The winner of the Dam Cup will possess The Dam Trophy acknowledging the achievement for the following year.

Dam Cup scoring procedure[edit]

The Dam Cup is based on a point system. Each game played in the five sports between the two schools has a point value. Points are only rewarded for regular season contests. The annual football game is worth four points, the women’s soccer match is worth one point, each women’s volleyball match is worth two points for a total of four points possible, and each men’s and women’s basketball game is worth two points for a total of four points possible in each sport, The total points possible are 17 which means that to win the cup a school would need to win at least 9 points.

Starting with the 2013-2014 athletic season, fans of each team were given the ability to earn points for their schools through social media, by following the teams on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube while also using their respective hashtags when posting. The winner of the Dam Cup Fan Challenge collects two points to add to their respective team's total for the year, raising the total amount of available points to 19 and the minimum to win the cup to 10.

Overall results[edit]

Year Winning school Losing school
2010-2011 Portland State 9 Eastern Washington 8
2011-2012 Portland State 15 Eastern Washington 2
2012-2013 Eastern Washington 10 Portland State 7
Series total Portland State leads 2-1

Football series results[edit]

Portland State victories are shaded      green. Eastern Washington victories are shaded      red.

# Date Portland State Eastern Washington Location Series
1 Oct. 1, 1968 Portland State 19 Eastern Washington 18 Cheney PSU 1-0
2 Sept. 27, 1969 Portland State 35 Eastern Washington 0 Portland PSU 2-0
3 Nov. 21, 1970 Portland State 34 Eastern Washington 0 Cheney PSU 3-0
4 Nov. 13, 1971 Portland State 13 Eastern Washington 6 Portland PSU 4-0
5 Oct. 21, 1972 Portland State 7 Eastern Washington 14 Portland PSU 4-1
6 Oct. 27, 1973 Portland State 0 Eastern Washington 3 Cheney PSU 4-2
7 Sept. 21, 1974 Portland State 56 Eastern Washington 18 Portland PSU 5-2
8 Sept. 27, 1975 Portland State 51 Eastern Washington 0 Cheney PSU 6-2
9 Oct. 18, 1980 Portland State 54 Eastern Washington 21 Portland PSU 7-2
10 Oct. 9, 1982 Portland State 0 Eastern Washington 36 Cheney PSU 7-3
11 Nov. 19, 1983 Portland State 0 Eastern Washington 6 Portland PSU 7-4
12 Sept. 3, 1988 Portland State 31 Eastern Washington 31 Spokane PSU 7-4-1
13 Oct. 27, 1990 Portland State 13 Eastern Washington 21 Portland PSU 7-5-1
14 Oct. 12, 1991 Portland State 35 Eastern Washington 23 Cheney PSU 8-5-1
15 Sept. 12, 1992 Portland State 24 Eastern Washington 21 Portland PSU 9-5-1
16 Oct. 9, 1993 Portland State 21 Eastern Washington 38 Cheney PSU 9-6-1
17 Oct. 1, 1994 Portland State 31 Eastern Washington 21 Portland PSU 10-6-1
18 Sept. 23, 1995 Portland State 14 Eastern Washington 6 Cheney PSU 11-6-1
19 Sept. 28, 1996 Portland State 7 Eastern Washington 24 Cheney PSU 11-7-1
20 Sept. 20, 1997 Portland State 14 Eastern Washington 31 Portland PSU 11-8-1
21 Sept. 12, 1998 Portland State 30 Eastern Washington 27 Cheney PSU 12-8-1
22 Sept. 16, 1999 Portland State 48 Eastern Washington 39 Portland PSU 13-8-1
23 Nov. 11, 2000 Portland State 24 Eastern Washington 27 Portland PSU 13-9-1
24 Nov. 10, 2001 Portland State 37 Eastern Washington 22 Cheney PSU 14-9-1
25 Oct. 12, 2002 Portland State 34 Eastern Washington 31 Portland PSU 15-9-1
26 Oct. 11, 2003 Portland State 16 Eastern Washington 42 Cheney PSU 15-10-1
27 Oct. 2, 2004 Portland State 21 Eastern Washington 41 Portland PSU 15-11-1
28 Oct. 1, 2005 Portland State 24 Eastern Washington 42 Cheney PSU 15-12-1
29 Oct. 21, 2006 Portland State 34 Eastern Washington 0 Portland PSU 16-12-1
30 Sept. 29, 2007 Portland State 28 Eastern Washington 21 Cheney PSU 17-12-1
31 Oct. 4, 2008 Portland State 47 Eastern Washington 36 Portland PSU 18-12-1
32 Oct. 31, 2009 Portland State 10 Eastern Washington 47 Seattle PSU 18-13-1
33 Oct. 30, 2010 Portland State 17 Eastern Washington 50 Portland PSU 18-14-1
34 Oct. 29, 2011 Portland State 43 Eastern Washington 26 Cheney PSU 19-14-1
35 Nov. 17, 2012 Portland State 34 Eastern Washington 41 Portland PSU 19-15-1
36 Nov. 23, 2013 Portland State 41 Eastern Washington 42 Cheney PSU 19-16-1
Portland State 947 Eastern Washington 872 PSU 19-16-1

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