Victory Bell

The Victory Bell is the prize awarded to the winner of the UNC-Duke football game each year. Cheerleaders from UNC and Duke came up with the idea in 1948, most likely inspired by the tradition of traveling trophies exchanged by other college rivals. The large bell was obtained from an old railroad engine and mounted on a wheeled platform. In the 2000s, the players began spray-painting the platform in the school color of the winning team. The spray-painting ended in 2016, when the schools agreed to a professional paint job for the platform that featured the logos of both teams.