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The History of the Rivalry Part 1
The History of the Rivalry Part 2
The History of the Rivalry Part 3
The rivalry all started back in 1898 when the Tempe Normal School played against UofA for the first Territorial Cup game. The cup was named after the Arizona Territory and was awarded to the winning team. The Tempe Normal's went on to beat an inexperienced UofA team.
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For about 25 years the game was played off and on but not played every year until about the 1950's when Arizona State College needed Prop 200 to pass to change the name to Arizona State University. UofA fans got mad and burned "NO 200" on midfield of the new Sun Devil Stadium before the season opener and this started the heated rivalry and the game was played every years since.
The Territorial Cup Game has since then been played every year with the rivalry getting heated more and more every year by the traditions the schools have. ASU protects "A" Mountain located on the west side of Sun Devil Stadium from any UofA fans that will try to paint the golden A blue. ASU fans aren't allowed to touch or walk near the UofA "A" Mountain because its on federal property. This means ASU has hAte week to hate on anything UofA and its been a tradition that fans
The amount of attention the game gets is huge and it is all over social media which is where most teenagers are on. The game is all spread all over the place
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