Korea University–Yonsei University rivalry
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|School||Yonsei University||Korea University|
|Students||37,900 (2013)||37,617 (2013)|
|School Colors||Royal blue||Crimson|
|Nickname||Sinchon Eagles||Anam Tigers|
The Korea–Yonsei rivalry is the college rivalry between two universities located in Seoul, South Korea: Yonsei University and Korea University (Korea University and Yonsei University). Both schools are regarded as the most prestigious private universities in South Korea. Located within the same city, the campuses are only 30 minutes apart.
Each year, various festivals are held before and after the friendship games between the two colleges. Since 1956, this annual Yonsei-Korea (Korea-Yonsei) games has served as the most hotly contested collegiate rivalries in the country. Five sports teams: football, rugby, baseball, basketball, and ice hockey teams compete against each other.
A large number of current students and alumni from both universities attend this event to support their respective sides. The enthusiasm and cheers from the crowd led by the cheerleaders fill the stadium throughout the entire duration of the game. It is truly a unique experience.
A long running gag between the two universities is the order of the two universities; Yonsei University refers to it as the "Yonsei-Korea" rivalry, whereas Korea University refers to it as the "Korea-Yonsei" rivalry.
First meeting of the two schools was the friendly football match in 1923.Official First meeting of the two schools was the tennis match in 1925.
1927 All Joseon Football Championship Semi-final
The match was held in Gyeongseong Stadium. Data From 1927 Through 1942: Yonhi College (now Yonsei University) had 14 wins, and Bosung College (now Korea University) also had 14 wins. All Joseon Football Championship was predecessor of National Football Championship.
1945 Yonhi-BC OB Football Championship
Beginning of the regular scheduled football match between Yonsei and Korea (Korea and Yonsei).
Yonsei University was formally established in 1885 through the union of Yonhi College and Severance Union Medical College. In 1946, Bosung College was renamed Korea University and the match was renamed Yon-Ko (Ko-Yon) games since then.
Football series record
|1965||TIE||1||1||All five events (football, rugby, baseball, basketball, and ice hockey) were held for the first time.|
|1971||-||-||-||Aborted due to Hagwon incident.|
|1972||-||-||-||Aborted due to Hagwon incident.|
|1975||-||-||-||Aborted due to vehicle crash in Jinhae, South Korea.|
|1980||-||-||-||Aborted due to Hagwon incident.|
|1983||-||-||-||Aborted due to Hagwon incident.|
|1996||-||-||-||Aborted due to Hanchongryun (South Korean Federation of University Students Councils) incident.|
There were annual games in ice hockey for Korea vs Yonsei. This year's scores were 1-1
After annual Yonsei-Korea (Korea-Yonsei) games, students from both schools engage in Train Game (Korean 기차놀이). The game is performed in a manner similar to that of making a conga line, forming a line by holding a person in front of another by his/her shoulder. The Trains head to bars, stores, and restaurants to demand food and drinks for free. It is told to both Yonsei and Korea (Korea and Yonsei) students that the tradition originates from the 1980s when pro-democratic student demonstrations were prevalent. The shopkeepers nearby the campuses witnessed the events and sympathized with the cause, thus served food and drinks free of charge to the students.
Both Yonsei University and Korea University (Korea University and Yonsei University) send many athletes to the Olympic Games. 2010 Winter Olympic four-time gold medalist short track speed skater Chun Lee-Kyung is a graduate of Yonsei University, and gold medalist figure skater Kim Yuna is a Korea University graduate.
- SKY (universities) - A grouping of the most prestigious universities in Seoul which includes these two universities along with Seoul National University.
- College rivalry
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-07-25. Retrieved 2010-07-19.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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- "2년만에 부푼 고연전 열풍" (in Korean). Kyunghyang Shinmun. October 5, 1976.