River Bell Classic

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River Bell Classic
Sport Football
First meeting September 30, 1972
Southeastern Louisiana 31, Nicholls State 9
Latest meeting November 19 2015
Nicholls State 27, Southeastern Louisiana 24
Next meeting 2016
Trophy River Bell Trophy
Statistics
Meetings total 25
All-time series Nicholls State leads 13–12
Largest victory Southeastern Louisiana, 62–3 (2014)
Longest streak Nicholls State, 7 (1981–2006)
Current streak Nicholls State, 1 (2015–present)
River Bell Classic is located in Louisiana
Nicholls State University
Nicholls State University
Southeastern Louisiana University
Southeastern Louisiana 
University
Locations in Louisiana

The River Bell Classic is the annual football game between Nicholls State University and Southeastern Louisiana University with the winner being presented with the River Bell Trophy.[1] The two schools are 94 miles apart and no two football-playing schools in the Southland Conference are as close as Nicholls State and Southeastern Louisiana. The game played between the rivals began in 1972 and was played annually until 1985 when Southeastern Louisiana dropped its football program. It resumed 20 years later in 2005 when football was reinstated by the university.

The River Bell Trophy which was redesigned for the 2012 contest is a wooden trophy which has a ship's bell under an arch which reads "River Bell Classic". On each side of the bell are the teams athletic logos with Nicholls State on the left and Southeastern Louisiana on the right. Underneath the bell is a plaque surrounded by the yearly victors on each side of the plaque. The trophy was conceived by the Phi Chapter Alumni Association of Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity at Southeastern Louisiana.

Game results[edit]

Nicholls State victories
Southeastern Louisiana victories
# Date Location Winner Score Series
NSU SLU
1 September 30, 1972 Hammond, LA Southeastern Louisiana 9 31 SELU 1–0
2 September 29, 1973 Hammond, LA Southeastern Louisiana 0 10 SELU 2–0
3 November 16, 1974 Thibodaux, LA Nicholls State 10 0 SELU 2–1
4 November 15, 1975 New Orleans, LA Nicholls State 14 6 Tied 2–2
5 November 13, 1976 New Orleans, LA Southeastern Louisiana 7 17 SELU 3–2
6 November 12, 1977 Thibodaux, LA Southeastern Louisiana 14 17 SELU 4–2
7 November 11, 1978 New Orleans, LA Southeastern Louisiana 0 10 SELU 5–2
8 November 10, 1979 Hammond, LA Southeastern Louisiana 0 38 SELU 6–2
9 November 15, 1980 Thibodaux, LA Southeastern Louisiana 20 35 SELU 7–2
10 November 14, 1981 Hammond, LA Nicholls State 29 17 SELU 7–3
11 November 20, 1982 Thibodaux, LA Nicholls State 20 14 SELU 7–4
12 November 19, 1983 Hammond, LA Nicholls State 6 0 SELU 7–5
13 November 17, 1984 Thibodaux, LA Nicholls State 36 7 SELU 7–6
14 November 23, 1985 Hammond, LA Nicholls State 21 17 Tied 7–7
15 November 12, 2005 Hammond, LA Nicholls State 38 28 NSU 8–7
16 October 7, 2006 Thibodaux, LA Nicholls State 14 10 NSU 9–7
17 November 17, 2007 Hammond, LA Southeastern Louisiana 13 17 NSU 9–8
18 November 22, 2008 Thibodaux, LA Nicholls State 35 28 NSU 10–8
19 November 19, 2009 Hammond, LA Nicholls State 45 30 NSU 11–8
20 November 18, 2010 Thibodaux, LA Nicholls State 27 25 NSU 12–8
21 November 17, 2011 Hammond, LA Southeastern Louisiana 14 31 NSU 12–9
22 November 15, 2012 Thibodaux, LA Southeastern Louisiana 16 35 NSU 12–10
23 November 21, 2013 Hammond, LA Southeastern Louisiana 27 52 NSU 12–11
24 November 20, 2014 Thibodaux, LA Southeastern Louisiana 3 62 Tied 12–12
25 November 19, 2015 Hammond, LA Nicholls State 27 24 NSU 13–12
Totals 445 561 NSU 13–12

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bragging Rights". myneworleans.com. Archived from the original on July 27, 2015. Retrieved 2015-07-27. 
  2. ^ "Southeastern Louisiana vs Nicholls State - All Time". cfreference.net. Retrieved 2013-01-12. 

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