Wisconsin-Nebraska to battle for new Freedom Trophy

Wisconsin and Nebraska, Big Ten football rivals, now have a trophy to celebrate their rivalry.

The Freedom Trophy will be on the line for the first time on Saturday, Nov. 15, when the Badgers host the Cornhuskers at Camp Randall Stadium.

“Trophy games are part of the tradition of college football, and I'm thrilled that we're going to be introducing one into our rivalry with Nebraska,” Wisconsin Director of Athletics Barry Alvarez said. “The Freedom Trophy brings recognition to two historic football venues and it honors our nation's veterans. It is something I know the coaches, student-athletes and fans of both programs will embrace for years to come.”

The Freedom Trophy features a bronze football stadium with an American flag extending from the center. One half of the outside of the stadium depicts the North section of Wisconsin's Camp Randall Stadium (built in 1917) and the other half the East side of Nebraska's Memorial Stadium (1923). The two teams are now divisional rivals in the Big Ten West.
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