IU wins Governor's Cup over Purdue

IU won the Governor's Cup for the 2018-19 athletic season after both the men's and women's teams finished as runners-up at the track and field Big Ten Championship on Sunday.

The Hoosiers bested the Boilermakers by a final margin of 10.5-9.5.

The Governor’s Cup is a yearly competition that was created in 2001 that measures head-to-head competitions between both schools’ men’s and women’s athletic programs.

After each head-to-head event, the winner will be given one point. If the respective sports play twice in a season, then each victory will be given a half of a point.

This season, IU received points from women’s cross-country, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, men’s tennis, women’s basketball, baseball, softball and men’s and women’s track and field in both indoor and outdoor competition.

Before Jan. 26, IU only had one point from women’s cross-country and trailed Purdue 6-1. IU closed out the season by winning 9.5 points compared to Purdue’s 3.5 to gain bragging rights for this year’s athletic programs.

With the win this year, IU is now 9-7-2 all-time against Purdue in the Governor’s Cup.

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