Victory Bell (Cincinnati–Miami)

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This article is about trophy for the Cincinnati-Miami University football game. For other trophies, see Victory Bell (disambiguation).
Victory Bell
111th Battle For The Bell.jpeg
Logo of the 111th Battle of the Bell
Teams Cincinnati Bearcats
Miami Redhawks
Originated 1888
Trophy Series Miami leads, 59-52-7
Longest UC Win Streak 8 (2006-present)
Longest MU Win Streak 5 (1913-1917, 1971-1975)
Current Holder Cincinnati
Victory Bell (Cincinnati–Miami) is located in Ohio
University of Cincinnati
University of Cincinnati
Miami University
Miami University
Locations in Ohio

The Miami–Cincinnati Victory Bell is the trophy awarded to the winner of the American college football rivalry game played by the Cincinnati Bearcats football team of the University of Cincinnati and the Miami RedHawks football team of Miami University. The Victory Bell is the oldest current non-conference college football rivalry in the United States (though the teams were conference rivals for a few years in the late 1940s and early 1950s).

Series history[edit]

The Bearcats and RedHawks (formerly the Redskins) square off each fall for the famed Victory Bell. The first game in the series, played on December 8, 1888 in Oxford, Ohio, was the first college football game played in the state of Ohio. The original bell hung in Miami's Harrison Hall (Old Main) near the site of the first game and was used to ring in Miami victories. The traveling trophy tradition began in the 1890s when some Cincinnati fans "borrowed" the bell. The bell went to the winner of the annual game for the next forty years until it mysteriously disappeared in the 1930s. The original bell reappeared in 1946 and is on display in the lobby of Miami's Murstein Alumni Center. The current trophy is a replica of the original bell and is kept in the possession of the winning team each year. One side of the bell is painted red and black and shows Cincinnati's victories, while the other side is red and white and shows Miami's victories.

The Miami-Cincinnati series ranks fifth on the list of most-played rivalries in college football and is the oldest Division I rivalry west of the Allegheny Mountains. After the 2010–12 NCAA conference realignment led to the end of several historic rivalries, it is now the most-played currently active rivalry involving schools from the same state, and also holds the same distinction among inter-conference rivalries. Of the more than thirty college football rivalries that include at least 89 games, none is older than Miami vs. Cincinnati.

Game results[edit]

Cincinnati victories
Miami victories
Tie games
Date Site Winning team Losing team Series
December 8, 1888 Oxford, OH Cincinnati 0 Miami 0 Tied 0-0-1
December 14, 1889 Cincinnati, OH Miami 34 Cincinnati 0 MU 1-0-1
October 7, 1893 Oxford, OH Miami 24 Cincinnati 6 MU 2-0-1
November 4, 1893 Cincinnati, OH Miami 6 Cincinnati 0 MU 3-0-1
October 20, 1894 Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati 6 Miami 0 MU 3-1-1
November 16, 1895 Cincinnati, OH Miami 12 Cincinnati 0 MU 4-1-1
October 2, 1896 Cincinnati, OH Miami 6 Cincinnati 4 MU 5-1-1
October 9, 1897 Oxford, OH Cincinnati 6 Miami 0 MU 5-2-1
October 30, 1897 Oxford, OH Cincinnati 10 Miami 0 MU 5-3-1
October 8, 1898 Oxford, OH Cincinnati 22 Miami 0 MU 5-4-1
October 7, 1899 Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati 21 Miami 0 Tied 5-5-1
November 3, 1900 Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati 16 Miami 12 UC 6-5-1
October 17, 1903 Cincinnati, OH Miami 15 Cincinnati 0 Tied 6-6-1
October 15, 1904 Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati 46 Miami 0 UC 7-6-1
October 13, 1906 Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati 0 Miami 0 UC 7-6-2
November 25, 1909 Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati 10 Miami 6 UC 8-6-2
October 29, 1910 Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati 3 Miami 0 UC 9-6-2
November 18, 1911 Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati 11 Miami 0 UC 10-6-2
November 28, 1912 Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati 21 Miami 21 UC 10-6-3
November 27, 1913 Cincinnati, OH Miami 13 Cincinnati 7 UC 10-7-3
November 27, 1914 Cincinnati, OH Miami 20 Cincinnati 13 UC 10-8-3
November 25, 1915 Cincinnati, OH Miami 24 Cincinnati 12 UC 10-9-3
November 30, 1916 Cincinnati, OH Miami 33 Cincinnati 0 Tied 10-10-3
November 29, 1917 Cincinnati, OH Miami 40 Cincinnati 0 MU 11-10-3
November 28, 1918 Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati 0 Miami 0 MU 11-10-4
November 28, 1919 Cincinnati, OH Miami 14 Cincinnati 0 MU 12-10-4
November 25, 1920 Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati 7 Miami 0 MU 12-11-4
November 24, 1921 Cincinnati, OH Miami 15 Cincinnati 7 MU 13-11-4
November 30, 1922 Cincinnati, OH Miami 9 Cincinnati 6 MU 14-11-4
November 23, 1923 Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati 23 Miami 0 MU 14-12-4
November 27, 1924 Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati 8 Miami 7 MU 14-13-4
November 26, 1925 Cincinnati, OH Miami 33 Cincinnati 0 MU 15-13-4
November 25, 1926 Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati 6 Miami 6 MU 15-13-5
November 24, 1927 Cincinnati, OH Miami 17 Cincinnati 14 MU 16-13-5
November 29, 1928 Cincinnati, OH Miami 34 Cincinnati 0 MU 17-13-5
November 28, 1929 Cincinnati, OH Miami 14 Cincinnati 6 MU 18-13-5
November 27, 1930 Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati 6 Miami 0 MU 18-14-5
November 26, 1931 Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati 20 Miami 0 MU 18-15-5
November 24, 1932 Cincinnati, OH Miami 21 Cincinnati 13 MU 19-15-5
November 30, 1933 Cincinnati, OH Miami 6 Cincinnati 2 MU 20-15-5
November 29, 1934 Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati 21 Miami 0 MU 20-16-5
November 28, 1935 Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati 8 Miami 7 MU 20-17-5
November 26, 1936 Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati 0 Miami 0 MU 20-17-6
November 25, 1937 Cincinnati, OH Miami 14 Cincinnati 6 MU 21-17-6
November 24, 1938 Cincinnati, OH Miami 16 Cincinnati 7 MU 22-17-6
November 23, 1939 Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati 13 Miami 0 MU 22-18-6
November 21, 1940 Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati 44 Miami 0 MU 22-19-6
November 20, 1941 Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati 26 Miami 0 MU 22-20-6
November 26, 1942 Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati 21 Miami 12 MU 22-21-6
November 22, 1945 Cincinnati, OH Miami 28 Cincinnati 14 MU 23-21-6
November 28, 1946 Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati 13 Miami 7 MU 23-22-6
November 27, 1947 Cincinnati, OH Miami 38 Cincinnati 7 MU 24-22-6
November 25, 1948 Cincinnati, OH Miami 43 Cincinnati 19 MU 25-22-6
November 24, 1949 Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati 27 Miami 6 MU 25-23-6
November 25, 1950 Cincinnati, OH Miami 28 Cincinnati 0 MU 26-23-6
November 24, 1951 Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati 19 Miami 14 MU 26-24-6
November 27, 1952 Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati 34 Miami 9 MU 26-25-6
November 26, 1953 Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati 14 Miami 0 Tied 26-26-6
November 25, 1954 Cincinnati, OH Miami 21 Cincinnati 9 MU 27-26-6
November 24, 1955 Cincinnati, OH Miami 14 Cincinnati 0 MU 28-26-6
November 22, 1956 Cincinnati, OH Miami 27 Cincinnati 13 MU 29-26-6
November 28, 1957 Cincinnati, OH Miami 20 Cincinnati 14 MU 30-26-6
November 27, 1958 Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati 18 Miami 7 MU 30-27-6
November 26, 1959 Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati 14 Miami 7 MU 30-28-6
November 19, 1960 Cincinnati, OH Miami 10 Cincinnati 6 MU 31-28-6
November 18, 1961 Cincinnati, OH Miami 7 Cincinnati 3 MU 32-28-6
November 17, 1962 Cincinnati, OH Miami 38 Cincinnati 16 MU 33-28-6
November 28, 1963 Cincinnati, OH Miami 21 Cincinnati 19 MU 34-28-6
November 21, 1964 Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati 28 Miami 14 MU 34-29-6
November 20, 1965 Cincinnati, OH Miami 37 Cincinnati 7 MU 35-29-6
November 26, 1966 Cincinnati, OH Miami 28 Cincinnati 8 MU 36-29-6
November 18, 1967 Cincinnati, OH Miami 27 Cincinnati 14 MU 37-29-6
November 23, 1968 Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati 23 Miami 21 MU 37-30-6
November 22, 1969 Cincinnati, OH Miami 36 Cincinnati 20 MU 38-30-6
November 21, 1970 Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati 33 Miami 0 MU 38-31-6
November 20, 1971 Oxford, OH Miami 36 Cincinnati 20 MU 39-31-6
November 18, 1972 Cincinnati, OH Miami 36 Cincinnati 20 MU 40-31-6
November 17, 1973 Oxford, OH Miami 36 Cincinnati 20 MU 41-31-6
November 16, 1974 Cincinnati, OH Miami 36 Cincinnati 20 MU 42-31-6
November 22, 1975 Oxford, OH Miami 21 Cincinnati 13 MU 43-31-6
September 25, 1976 Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati 17 Miami 0 MU 43-32-6
November 24, 1977 Cincinnati, OH Miami 12 Cincinnati 7 MU 44-32-6
November 18, 1978 Oxford, OH Miami 28 Cincinnati 24 MU 45-32-6
November 17, 1979 Oxford, OH Miami 27 Cincinnati 14 MU 46-32-6
November 22, 1980 Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati 23 Miami 13 MU 46-33-6
November 21, 1981 Oxford, OH Miami 7 Cincinnati 3 MU 47-33-6
November 18, 1982 Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati 20 Miami 10 MU 47-34-6
November 19, 1983 Oxford, OH Miami 14 Cincinnati 10 MU 48-34-6
November 22, 1984 Cincinnati, OH Miami 31 Cincinnati 26 MU 49-34-6
November 23, 1985 Oxford, OH Miami 16 Cincinnati 10 MU 50-34-6
September 13, 1986 Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati 45 Miami 38 MU 50-35-6
September 26, 1987 Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati 31 Miami 26 MU 50-36-6
September 24, 1988 Oxford, OH Cincinnati 34 Miami 18 MU 50-37-6
September 23, 1989 Oxford, OH Cincinnati 30 Miami 14 MU 50-38-6
September 22, 1990 Cincinnati, OH Miami 16 Cincinnati 12 MU 51-38-6
September 28, 1991 Cincinnati, OH Miami 22 Cincinnati 9 MU 52-38-6
September 19, 1992 Oxford, OH Miami 17 Cincinnati 14 MU 53-38-6
September 18, 1993 Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati 30 Miami 23 MU 53-39-6
September 17, 1994 Oxford, OH Cincinnati 17 Miami 17 MU 53-39-7
September 23, 1995 Oxford, OH Miami 23 Cincinnati 16 MU 54-39-7
September 28, 1996 Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati 30 Miami 23 MU 54-40-7
October 25, 1997 Oxford, OH Cincinnati 34 Miami 31 MU 54-41-7
October 24, 1998 Cincinnati, OH Miami 41 Cincinnati 0 MU 55-41-7
October 30, 1999 Oxford, OH Cincinnati 52 Miami 42 MU 55-42-7
October 28, 2000 Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati 45 Miami 15 MU 55-43-7
September 22, 2001 Oxford, OH Miami 21 Cincinnati 14 MU 56-43-7
October 5, 2002 Cincinnati, OH Miami 31 Cincinnati 26 MU 57-43-7
September 27, 2003 Oxford, OH Miami 42 Cincinnati 37 MU 58-43-7
September 11, 2004 Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati 45 Miami 26 MU 58-44-7
September 28, 2005 Oxford, OH Miami 44 Cincinnati 16 MU 59-44-7
September 30, 2006 Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati 24 Miami 10 MU 59-45-7
September 15, 2007 Oxford, OH Cincinnati 47 Miami 10 MU 59-46-7
September 20, 2008 Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati 45 Miami 20 MU 59-47-7
October 3, 2009 Oxford, OH #10 Cincinnati 37 Miami 13 MU 59-48-7
October 9, 2010 Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati 45 Miami 3 MU 59-49-7
October 1, 2011 Oxford, OH Cincinnati 27 Miami 0 MU 59-50-7
October 6, 2012 Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati 52 Miami 14 MU 59-51-7
September 21, 2013 Oxford, OH Cincinnati 14 Miami 0 MU 59-52-7

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