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I-35 Maroon vs Orange Rivalry Series

I-35 rivalry

The trophy idea was developed over 10 years ago (originally dubbed the "I-35 Rivalry") and was created to build the rivalry in athletic competition between Texas State and UTSA while bringing added attention to college sports in Central Texas, especially in the I-35 Corridor. Historically the trophy was only awarded to the winner of the men's basketball series, but starting with the 2007-2008 season the rivalry was expanded to an all sport competition. The series looks to provide a sense of pride from each university's alumni, build school spirit among each institution's student body and increase attendance at sporting events between the two schools.