HAMPDEN-SYDENY, VA-The Hampden-Sydney Tigers will wrap up the 2017 regular season with arch-rival Randolph-Macon in the 122nd meeting of the Oldest Small School Rivalry in the South, or otherwise simply known as: The Game.
Hampden-Sydney owns a 60-50-11 advantage in the series that began in 1893.
In recent years, the Game was been even more than a rivalry with ODAC title implications on the line, and this year is no different. The Tigers are playing for a chance to win the ODAC Championship and punch their ticket to the NCAA postseason with a win, while the Jackets could claim a spot at the top of the ODAC standings with a win. Both of these outcomes also depend on Shenandoah's match up at Washington & Lee.
Since 2010, the two teams have also been playing for the Game Ball Trophy, which the winning team gets to keep and display until the following year's meeting. The Tigers will look to bring the trophy back to Everett Stadium while Randolph-Macon will look to keep it for the fourth straight year.